globenewswire | August 17, 2023
AUDIENCEX, the AI-enabled digital advertising partner built to optimize real-time campaign performance for brands and agencies, today announced a strategic partnership with Yobi, an AI-focused predictive data platform offering customized solutions for businesses to maximize marketing performance and shopper intelligence.
The partnership between AUDIENCEX and Yobi brings deeper predictive capabilities to AUDIENCEX Intelligence (AXi), a suite of AI-powered, privacy-safe data science tools that empower businesses to propel revenue growth while prioritizing customer experience and privacy. Utilizing Yobi's data, which captures critical behavioral signals without compromising personal information, independent agencies and challenger brands now have the ability to gain unrivaled performance from predictive audience modeling without prohibitive barriers to entry.
This strategic partnership combines AUDIENCEX’s digital marketing expertise and omnichannel media access with Yobi’s predictive modeling and fully consented data to enable businesses to uniquely optimize campaign performance, maximize return on ad spend (ROAS) and customer lifetime value, and gain a competitive advantage. In-market campaign results with several mid-market brands have demonstrated outstanding results when utilizing these capabilities through AXi. On average, these campaigns have seen significant reductions in CPA, with a decrease of approximately 65%. Simultaneously, CTRs have seen an impressive surge, with an increase of over 1460%. These enhancements translate into a substantial increase in ROI for AUDIENCEX clients and a more cost-effective allocation of their advertising budget.
"This partnership with Yobi will unlock the potential of AI-enabled predictive modeling for independent agencies and challenger brands," said Garrett MacDonald, CCO of AUDIENCEX. "We are excited to be working with Yobi in creating a powerful new solution that will help companies take customer experience and performance to the next level. This new approach will enable companies to utilize privacy-preserving predictive signals to enhance engagement and ensure relevance with their audiences. This groundbreaking collaboration will further empower our clients to stay ahead of the curve, power their campaigns with data-driven insights, understand their target audiences better, and achieve higher campaign effectiveness in today's fiercely competitive environment.”
“By activating ML generated predictive insights and optimizations, companies can unlock unprecedented demand generation and growth at a fraction of the cost,” noted Max Snow, CEO of Yobi, “We are proud to collaborate with AUDIENCEX to help businesses harness the power of predictive data science with complete consumer privacy.”
AUDIENCEX is an AI-enabled, performance-first programmatic advertising partner built to deliver results for challenger brands and independent agencies. Their expert teams deploy holistic strategies throughout the digital ecosystem, engaging the right audiences with predictive analytics, custom algorithms and automated optimization to drive scalable performance throughout the purchase funnel, across channels and devices. Named one of the fastest-growing companies in America by Deloitte, Inc., The Financial Times and the Los Angeles Business Journal, AUDIENCEX is headquartered in Los Angeles and operates remotely throughout North America, including New York and Dallas.
Yobi is a predictive ML company that has established the largest, consented US dataset to democratize the data capabilities of Big Tech. With a privacy-centric approach, Yobi's technology generates actionable shopper predictions without compromising personal information. Yobi helps enterprises maximize marketing effectiveness and machine learning model performance. The company was founded in 2019 by Max Snow, Bill Wise (CEO, Mediaocean), and Tom Griffiths (Director of the Computational Cognitive Science Lab at Princeton University).
Ad Networks, Ad Tech and Martech
Business Wire | July 19, 2023
AdAdapted, an advertising technology solution that gets brands onto shopping lists and into carts, today announced that TPN, a creative commerce agency specializing in CPG and shopper marketing, has selected the adtech solution provider to drive conversions for its CPG clients in the food and household cleaning categories.
TPN, which works with consumer goods brands such as Hershey, Sara Lee and Espolon Tequila, chose AdAdapted to improve how its clients reach consumers during the pre-shop planning phase. The AdAdapted platform delivers uniquely targeted ads and shoppable content on shopping apps and digital touchpoints that drive products onto consumer shopping lists and into carts. AdAdapted’s AI-powered platform targets shoppers based on previous purchase history, retargeted keywords found on shopping lists and additional data points.
Through AdAdapted’s technology, TPN clients can effectively reach and engage shoppers with personalized and targeted ads. AdAdapted uses over a petabyte of individual and aggregated list-building data to precisely target shoppers based on their specific needs and preferences. AdAdapted ensures that brands deliver personalized advertising messages at the right moment in the customer journey.
TPN validates campaign outcomes through third-party solutions and AdAdapted supports this with results that consistently outperform industry benchmarks. AdAdapted's patented technology includes its innovative Add-It™ solution that streamlines the consumer journey by shortening the path to conversion. The frictionless shoppable ads generate a near 2% click-through rate for brands, which is 11 times higher than the industry standard.
"Consumers are fickle today,” said Molly McFarland, co-founder and CRO, AdAdapted, “We are excited to collaborate with TPN and its CPG clients to deliver relevant and timely content directly to consumers to grow engagement and sales. We help brands achieve their marketing objectives and deliver a superior shopping experience by retargeting keywords found on shopping lists and providing a frictionless path to conversion."
AdAdapted enables shoppers to add products directly from ads and shoppable content by seamlessly integrating with retailer-owned carts and shopping lists, reducing click-friction, and enhancing the overall shopping experience.
“Working with AdAdapted gives our clients direct access to meaningful pre-shop engagement that drives additional revenue and profit,” said Joe Scartz, chief digital officer, TPN. “In the age of omnichannel, reaching consumers before they shop with personalized, unique content that builds brand awareness and, ultimately, online shopping cart conversions is paramount. The technology perfectly aligns with the goals of our clients and comes with measurable results to match.”
As the two companies continue to grow their partnership, AdAdapted and TPN will look to expand beyond the food and household cleaning categories to discover new ways for brands to connect with shoppers during the pre-shop phase.
AdAdapted is an advertising technology solution that increases purchase intent of shoppers by reaching the right consumers at the right time to get brands onto shopping lists and into carts. The company’s offerings for CPG brands, agencies and retailers range from managed-service to self-service and SaaS solutions, shopping list to eCommerce, video to display. With more than 110 million U.S. shoppers using mobile devices for their grocery lists, AdAdapted has built a distinct audience and ad offering that uses intent-based targeting, providing the easiest, most efficient way to reach active verified shoppers — exactly when they decide what to buy.
TPN is the creative commerce agency that exists to Make the Buy Happen for some of the most iconic retailer, technology and CPG brands in the world. We specialize in all things commerce — leveraging the agency's core practice areas of Digital Commerce, Brand, Retailer and Shopper — to create connected experiences that drive sales and build brand commitment. TPN is a part of Omnicom. The agency has nine offices across the U.S. and in the U.K. and is celebrating more than three decades of delivering creativity and results.
Ad Tech and Martech
prnewswire | August 21, 2023
Today, Direct Digital Holdings, Inc. a leading advertising and marketing technology platform operating through its companies Colossus Media, LLC ("Colossus SSP"), Huddled Masses LLC ("Huddled Masses") and Orange142, LLC ("Orange142"), announced that it has partnered with Beeswax, a FreeWheel-owned programmatic buying platform.
The ad tech group, which is the ninth Black-owned company on the NASDAQ U.S. stock exchange, will collaborate with Beeswax to expand access to, as well as simplify the path for, buying multicultural – alongside general market – connected TV ad inventory.
The integration works like this: Colossus SSP, a Direct Digital Holdings-owned supply-side platform, works with both multicultural and general market publishers, giving its users access to a more diverse range of CTV ad inventory. As such, marketers and agencies that use FreeWheel's Beeswax to buy CTV ads can now reach a wider array of viewers.
This partnership and its accompanying capabilities are noteworthy as they provide a much needed and timely solve for many of the issues that marketers and agencies are facing today, including a dynamic, complex and fragmented TV ad ecosystem and a consumer landscape that is becoming increasingly more multicultural and diverse.
On a more technical note, this partnership includes integrations on both the buy and sell sides of CTV ad buying. On the buy side, Direct Digital Holdings' two digital marketing companies, Orange142 and Huddled Masses, will work with Beeswax to serve CTV ad placements for marketers. On the sell side, as outlined above, Direct Digital Holdings will work with Beeswax on simplifying and expanding access to both multicultural and general market CTV ad inventory via the group's supply-side platform, Colossus SSP.
"The media and marketing landscape today is very nuanced – from fast-changing innovations to constant industry fragmentation to audiences that are becoming increasingly more diverse and harder to reach, across multiple screens," said Mark Walker, CEO, Direct Digital Holdings. "Taking that into account, we sought a partner who brought a real-time, holistic understanding of the ecosystem, as well as a track record of creating simple and much needed, innovative solutions that remove friction and address and resolve the needs of marketers today. FreeWheel, through its work with Beeswax, exemplifies and understands these key traits and we're excited to be working with them."
"We are humbled and thrilled to team up with a partner who not only understands this space, but also is minority owned," said Tess O'Brien, VP, Head of Revenue, Beeswax. "We look forward to working with Direct Digital Holdings to drive innovation and growth in CTV, while helping to provide Beeswax's clients with an easier pathway to access multicultural content within the programmatic ecosystem."
About Direct Digital Holdings
Direct Digital Holdings (Nasdaq: DRCT), owner of operating companies Colossus SSP, Huddled Masses, and Orange 142, brings state-of-the-art sell- and buy-side advertising platforms together under one umbrella company. Direct Digital Holdings' sell-side platform, Colossus SSP, offers advertisers of all sizes extensive reach within general market and multicultural media properties. The company's subsidiaries Huddled Masses and Orange142 deliver significant ROI for middle market advertisers by providing data-optimized programmatic solutions at scale for businesses in sectors that range from energy to healthcare to travel to financial services. Direct Digital Holdings' sell- and buy-side solutions manage approximately 136,000 clients monthly, generating over 250 billion impressions per month across display, CTV, in-app and other media channels.
FreeWheel empowers all segments of The New TV Ecosystem. We are structured to provide the full breadth of solutions the advertising industry needs to achieve their goals. We provide the technology, data enablement and convergent marketplaces required to ensure buyers and sellers can transact across all screens, across all data types, and all sales channels, in order to ensure the ultimate goal – results for marketers. With offices in New York, San Francisco, Chicago, London, Paris, Beijing, and across the globe, FreeWheel, A Comcast Company, stands to advocate for the entire industry through the FreeWheel Council for Premium Video.
Founded in 2014 by a team of former Google executives, Beeswax is the programmatic buying platform that gives media buyers ownership and total control. Its Bidder-as-a-Service™ platform gives brands, media companies, and advertising technology firms greater control, flexibility, and transparency over their programmatic advertising. Beeswax customers include Uber, DraftKings and Nexstar. Beeswax is headquartered in New York City and has raised $28 million in funding from leading investors including Foundry Group, RRE, You & Mr. Jones, and Amasia.vc.