AcuityAds to Launch Company's New Highly Anticipated Advertising Automation Platform

AcuityAds | September 16, 2020

AcuityAds Holdings Inc. (TSX: AT) (OTCQX: ACUIF) ("AcuityAds" or "Company"), a technology leader that provides targeted digital media solutions enabling advertisers to connect intelligently with audiences across digital advertising campaigns, today provided an update on the launch date for the Company's new highly anticipated advertising automation platform. The invite-only digital event will be held at 11:00 AM ET / 8:00 AM PT on October 1, 2020. "We are proud to be presenting our new advertising automation platform, a disruptive development within the industry that will democratize programmatic advertising, making it accessible to all marketers," said Tal Hayek, Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer of AcuityAds. "With this new technology, we will bring the consumer journey to life by closing the gap between the way advertising is planned and the way it is executed." The new advertising automation platform has been in beta with six highly established brands including a Fortune 50 home renovation retailer, one of the largest U.S. insurance groups, and a large direct-to-consumer mattress company. The beta program enabled participants to test the new technology and its ability to dramatically simplify the campaign creation process while delivering unique journey-based insights and improved ROI on marketing investment.

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America knows how to market itself, its products, and its ideas. For better or for worse, for richer or poorer, American marketing creativity, power, and prestige influence consumers the world over. Philip Kotler, best known for the marketing principle of the four Ps product, price, promotion, and place takes us on a guided tour of American marketing, including its origins and trends, its relationship to economics, and its criticisms. His talk will include examples of exemplary marketing. Kotler is professor of marketing at Northwestern University's Kellogg School of Management, and his textbooks serve as the basis for graduate business programs worldwide.

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Marin Software | January 07, 2022

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Xandr, GumGum | May 05, 2022

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