Adjust Launches Pioneering Automation Technology to Fundamentally Simplify Mobile Advertising Processes and Foster Creativity

Adjust | February 18, 2020

Adjust, the industry leader in mobile measurement, fraud prevention and cybersecurity, today announced the launch of its pioneering new product, Control Center, which will be part of the Adjust Automate suite. With its release, Adjust aims to dramatically simplify the process of mobile advertising management for today's marketers.
Mobile has become the new undisputed king of digital, and eMarketer predicts marketers are poised to invest a record-breaking $286 billion in mobile ad spend in 2020. But as the industry grows, the process behind ad management has become increasingly complex.

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Mindshare's Chief Digital Officer Norm Johnston discusses addressable advertising and how it enables Mindshare to "use their clients' budgets in the most efficient way" in an interview with Beet.TV at the 2013 Beet.TV Video Ad Strategy Summit.

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Mindshare's Chief Digital Officer Norm Johnston discusses addressable advertising and how it enables Mindshare to "use their clients' budgets in the most efficient way" in an interview with Beet.TV at the 2013 Beet.TV Video Ad Strategy Summit.

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Picnic | November 18, 2022

Picnic, the user-first ad marketplace, has proven that its ad solutions not only drive results but also generate substantially lower carbon emissions than the current digital advertising average. A leader in sustainable media, Picnic is also the first company to measure and compensate carbon emissions across 100% of measurable activity as standard, powered by Scope3. Picnic has today (November 16th, 2022) announced that a single ad impression delivered across their marketplace generates just 0.49g of CO2e on average as measured by Scope3, 50% lower than a current industry estimate. This is a result of Picnic’s unique inventory which must pass a user experience algorithm based on Google Core Web Vital data - ensuring page stability and fast load speeds due to reduced supply chain complexity. Further to this finding, Picnic is the first company to exclusively offer green media products, powered by Scope3. This means that all emissions generated from activity across Picnic’s marketplace are measured and fully compensated for via high-quality carbon removal projects as standard. Since partnering with Scope3 in June this year, Picnic has helped more than 60 advertisers on their paths to achieving net zero advertising. So far the activity has compensated the carbon equivalent of keeping 33.2 million smartphones charged for an entire year. This step by Picnic comes at a time when the impact of digital advertising is more apparent than ever. With the internet accounting for 2% of global carbon emissions — the equivalent of aviation’s impact — advertisers are increasingly eager to media plan with sustainability as a priority. Agencies such as Dentsu International are committed to reducing the emissions associated with media by 46% by 2030. Sadie Stuart, display manager at Dentsu says “Sustainability is now a key priority in media planning. Running campaigns with ad tech vendors such as Picnic takes us one step closer to achieving our net zero goals. What’s more - Picnic’s detailed post-campaign emission insights help us to keep brands informed on their impact.” Over the coming months, Picnic will be rolling out exciting new initiatives to help advertisers on their paths to net zero advertising; from product initiatives such as low emission targeting segments to supply path optimisations ensuring active investment in publisher partners that meet the required carbon thresholds. Alexander Taylor, head of partnerships at Picnic says “This is an exciting time for Picnic and the media industry in general as we move towards innovative sustainability solutions. We have an abundance of new initiatives we’ll be rolling out over the coming months to ensure that Picnic can support advertisers in their net zero missions.” Alexander Taylor, head of partnerships at Picnic says “This is an exciting time for Picnic and the media industry in general as we move towards innovative sustainability solutions. We have an abundance of new initiatives we’ll be rolling out over the coming months to ensure that Picnic can support advertisers in their net zero missions.” About Picnic Picnic Media is a leading premium mobile ad formats company, delivering high-impact, social-style ad formats on a unique marketplace of the highest quality mobile inventory. Their intuitively engaging advertising campaigns allow advertisers to increase brand awareness amongst their most valuable mobile customers. Working with leading global publishers, Picnic delivers increased revenue for their AMP pages, delivering impact and building brand equity by telling a brands’ story in an intuitive, mobile-first and user friendly format. For more information, go to https://www.picnic-media.com/

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Emodo launches Adapt as a First-to-Market Innovation to Reimagine Native Advertising for Brands and Publishers

Emodo | October 13, 2022

Emodo, the intelligent exchange creating more memorable connections through personal, relevant and rewarding advertising experiences, today announced the launch of Adapt, a rich and dynamically-optimized native ad offering that drives increased engagement and higher impact for brands and advertisers. This ad offering is transforming the next era of programmatic advertising by enabling personalized storytelling and sustainable KPIs. “With its one size-fits-all approach, standard native advertising is no longer enough for advertisers and brands,” said Tom Anderson, Chief Marketplace Development Officer at Emodo. “Our innovative advanced native offering brings a richer and smarter approach to advertising, presenting brands with a dynamic, attention-grabbing ad format to drive engagement and performance, and publishers with a new revenue opportunity through an exclusive, differentiated ad format, as well as a better user experience that aligns with their website’s context and aesthetic.” Adapt native ads are built via Emodo’s creative rendering engine, which has the ability to layer on various effects including loading, image, text, call-to-actions, layouts and styling to create limitless permutations of an ad unit. Emodo then leverages its artificial intelligence-powered dynamic optimizer to understand the most optimal features and generate captivating designs for publishers and their audiences. This cutting edge technology unlocks new capabilities for creative testing and performance at scale that are not available in traditional native formats. In support of its Adapt launch, today, Emodo has also released brand-new survey data on consumer affinity for native advertisements. The survey included standard display, standard native and Adapt native ads across three different publishers’ pages, and used eye-tracking to understand engagement with the various different ad formats. Findings include: Across three campaigns tested, whenever viewable, the Adapt unit drove statistically significantly more Attention as compared to any other unit tested, at the 95% confidence interval, holding campaign, publisher, unit size, audience, and everything else constant. For an automotive campaign, Adapt drove 13% higher Message Association as compared to either a standard Display or a standard Native unit Adapt drove an 71% higher lift in Message Association as compared to Static Native for a Discount Clothing Retailer. For a CPG campaign, Emodo’s unit drove 17% higher attention (time spent via eye-tracking) as compared to standard Display, and 11% higher attention as compared to standard Native. “Social platforms like Facebook, Instagram and Snap have proven that highly optimized native executions are impactful but have, until now, only been available behind their walls,” continued Anderson. “By bringing our future-proof innovations to the market, we are elevating the opportunities for advertisers beyond the walled gardens and staying ahead of the curve.” In an effort to double down on more impactful advertising, Emodo has also refreshed its brand mission and focus: to build more memorable connections through its global exchange, making advertising more impactful for brands and profitable for publishers. Emodo leverages rich, dynamic creative experiences, such as Adapt, augmented reality, and shoppable ads, to help advertisers capture attention and build brand love. 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Neeva Launches in Europe to Rival Google Search With Tracking Free, Ad Free Search

Neeva | October 07, 2022

Search engine Neeva has today launched in Europe to rival Google, by giving web users honest search results, no tracking, and with absolutely no advertisements or affiliate links. Neeva puts users first and gives consumers control to customise their web search experiences. By eschewing ads and advertisers, Neeva eliminates corporate bias that has plagued the traditional search experience. Instead, Neeva's sole goal is to create a search engine that delivers the best results as quickly as possible. Neeva delivers honest results and empowers users to select their information sources such as news outlets, shopping, software engineering sites, travel and others based on personal preference and relevance, rather than what advertisers suggest, all while respecting users’ privacy by blocking third party tracking and never profiting off of user data. Neeva’s European expansion follows a successful 2021 $40mm Series B funding round. Founded by Sridhar Ramaswamy (ex-SVP of Ads at Google) and Vivek Raghunathan (ex-VP of Monetization at YouTube), Neeva is reinventing web search for good, challenging Google’s web-search dominance. Commenting on Neeva’s launch, CEO, Sridhar Ramaswamy said: “Neeva is a user-first platform focused on private, transparent searches versus a search engine serving advertisers." Commenting on Neeva’s launch, CEO, Sridhar Ramaswamy said: “Neeva is a user-first platform focused on private, transparent searches versus a search engine serving advertisers. The internet should be your private corner of the web instead of a barrage of ads, SEO spam and irrelevant information. We’re reinventing search by giving users control over sources; providing accurate and transparent results as well as private and customised experiences without the influence of corporate bias, tracked around the web.” Neeva offers a freemium model and will first launch its private, ad-free free basic service in Europe, later introducing its premium subscription model with additional features such as a VPN and password manager. Neeva operates its own independent search stack, returning lightning fast results with high levels of accuracy, drawing from an index of billions of web pages. In addition, Neeva enables users to connect personal applications like email, Dropbox, Slack, Figma and others making it easy to search across the most important personal documents while maintaining strict privacy controls. “Google has dominated the search engine market, maintaining over 90 percent market share. Neeva will challenge this supremacy by creating a better search and browse experience that delights users,” says Mr Ramaswamy. He added: “Users should be in control of their search and web experience rather than accepting one company deciding the information they see. The ad-supported internet, has created vastly misaligned incentives that have made Big Technology monopolies and advertisers richer while exploiting the privacy and personal data of users. It’s time for a new approach to search that puts people first.” To date, search alternatives to Big Tech have mostly offered stronger privacy but at the expense of diminished search quality. Neeva is unique in building its own independent search stack (crawling, indexing and serving at scale) and without ads, freeing it to design user-first features with the sole focus of providing the best results in the most efficient way possible all with the strong privacy one should expect and demand from today’s internet experience. Neeva is growing fast, gaining more than 600,000 monthly users since launching in the USA in 2021. Investors include Sequoia Capital, Greylock Ventures, Inovia Capital, and Neythri Futures Fund. The company has raised over $80m from its investors. About Neeva Neeva is the world’s first user-first private search engine. Neeva takes search back to its roots by focusing entirely on the user, delivering high quality results without any ads, giving users control over their sources, and protecting user privacy by blocking trackers. Neeva’s independent search stack offers rich visual experiences, integrates community forum content, and search over personal applications. Learn more and start searching today at neeva.com.

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