Zynga | August 10, 2021
Zynga Inc., a global leader in interactive entertainment, and Chartboost, a leading mobile programmatic advertising and monetization platform, announced today that the companies have closed the transaction under which Zynga acquired 100% of Chartboost for a total purchase price of approximately $250 million in cash. The close of this acquisition is effective as of August 4, 2021.
Chartboost is a unified advertising platform that includes a Demand Side Platform (DSP) as well as Supply Side Platform (SSP) and mediation capabilities delivered through an SDK solution. By leveraging advanced machine learning and data science capabilities, Chartboost brings together premium inventory, global scale and audience-based targeting to optimize programmatic advertising and yields.
Together, Zynga and Chartboost possess all the elements of a complete, next generation platform for mobile advertising leadership: high-quality content, direct player relationships, massive reach and full-stack advertising technology that can be applied across Zynga’s game portfolio and Chartboost’s advertising partners.
Zynga is a global leader in interactive entertainment with a mission to connect the world through games. With massive global reach in more than 175 countries and regions, Zynga has a diverse portfolio of popular game franchises that have been downloaded more than four billion times on mobile, including CSR RacingTM, Empires & PuzzlesTM, Hair ChallengeTM, Harry Potter: Puzzles & SpellsTM, High Heels!TM, Merge Dragons!TM, Merge Magic!™, Queen BeeTM, Toon Blast™, Toy Blast™, Words With FriendsTM and Zynga PokerTM. With Chartboost, a leading mobile advertising and monetization platform, Zynga is an industry-leading next-generation platform with the ability to optimize programmatic advertising and yields at scale. Founded in 2007, Zynga is headquartered in California with locations in North America, Europe and Asia.
Chartboost is a leading mobile programmatic advertising and monetization platform, which empowers developers to earn high CPMs while connecting marketers to highly engaged audiences through immersive ad experiences. Chartboost has over 100 employees and offices in San Francisco, Beijing, Barcelona and Amsterdam.
Mediaocean, Flashtalking | July 19, 2021
Mediaocean will buy independent global ad server Flashtalking to establish a "neutral tech platform" with a combined annual media spend of $200 billion.
According to The Wall Street Journal, it will pay $500 million for the New York-based company, which has annual revenue of between $100 and $150 million.
Mediaocean provides advertising workflow software that drives $70 billion in television advertising in the United States, but it is also actively pursuing programmatic opportunities. The deal with Flashtalking comes exactly a year after it paid $200 million for programmatic buying platform 4C. 4C has integrations with Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, Amazon, and other platforms, placing Mediaocean squarely in the programmatic arena.
The acquisition will combine Flashtalking's ad serving, creative, identity, and verification capabilities with Mediaocean's media planning and buying capabilities across desktop, mobile web, in-app, and CTV/OTT. It is expected to close in the third quarter of this year. Integrating Flashtalking's dynamic creative optimization with the 4C solution, in particular, will enable marketers to utilize dynamic creative in both open and walled gardens. In addition, the merged platform will have over a trillion monthly ad impressions.
In 2018, Mediaocean and Flashtalking partnered to connect ad serving data with media buying.
As CTV adopts some of the features of new media's walled gardens, the companies emphasized the independence of their integrated tech platform as an alternative to Big Tech providers such as Google's ad server.
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Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate LLC | December 01, 2020
Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate LLC, the leading real estate lifestyle brand, reported today its Season of Sharing campaign for buyers looking for innovative approaches to celebrate the special seasons ahead. This new campaign highlights significant and ideal way of life thoughts curated by Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate and Meredith Corporation, which delivers the Better Homes and Gardens brand, for Thanksgiving, Kwanza, Hanukkah, Christmas and New Year's Eve exercises, including socially far off gathering thoughts, stylistic theme, plans and then some.
In addition to thoughts on the best way to celebrate the holidays at home, the Season of Sharing campaign additionally includes "Ways to Give Back". The segment includes proposals for offering back this season, for example, investigating nearby volunteer chances, participating in a blood drive, fostering a pet or dropping off baked goods to someone in need of neighborly support. The page likewise showcases the holiday-related philanthropic endeavors of BHGRE® affiliates across the country over to give extra motivation.