AdQuick raises $6M to conquer an advertising market Google and Facebook won’t

techcrunch | February 13, 2020

With Google and Facebook yielding massive control over the online ad market, leaving only scraps for other ad platforms, perhaps it was only natural that tech startups would take a step back and start to look for opportunities in selling billboards. AdQuick,  a marketplace for out of home (OOH) advertising, tells TechCrunch that it has closed a $6 million Series A led by Initialized Capital with participation from WndrCo, Shrug Capital, The Todd & Rahul Angel Fund and rapper Nas. The startup has now raised $9.4 million to date. AdQuick isn’t in the business of renting out advertising space they own. Like traditional channels, they connect the ad space owner with a buyer and take a commission on the purchase. Unlike some other channels, they’ve tried to inject the ad analytics of the web into the process so that buyers understand what they’re paying for impressions and can point brands to higher ROI locations where they might not have been looking.

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Programmatic is the best combination of targeting, reach, frequency, and performance to succeed in reaching your best prospects to deliver measurable results and ROI. Programmatic includes many channels such as display and native advertising, audio or video, and out-of-home. Programmatic reaches all screens, e.g. Smartphones, tablets, laptops, and PCs.

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Marin Software Announces its Amazon Ads Advanced Partner Status

Marin Software | December 12, 2022

Marin Software, one of the leading providers of digital marketing software for performance-driven advertisers and agencies, today announced it achieved Amazon Ads advanced partner status. MarinOne’s integration with the Amazon Ads API allows brands to easily manage, measure, and optimize their Amazon Ads campaigns - including Sponsored Products, Sponsored Brands, Sponsored Display, and Amazon DSP. The new partner recognition program from Amazon Ads gives partners the advanced partner status based on the growth they deliver for their advertising clients and their level of engagement and expertise with Amazon Ads products like sponsored ads and Amazon DSP. “Our longstanding relationship with Amazon Ads and our expertise in the online retail space have helped us drive maximum performance for many Retail brands, We are thrilled to be recognized as an advanced partner and look forward to helping our clients further their selling and advertising efforts with Amazon Ads and deliver more return on their ad spend.” Chris Lien, CEO of Marin Software. Marin has helped advertisers manage and optimize over $40 billion in digital advertising spend since 2007 across search, social, and online retail for some of the world's biggest brands. MarinOne provides customers a single platform for paid search and social advertising as well as retail media, marketplace, and shopping campaigns, delivering a cross-channel view of performance. MarinOne customers have a comprehensive suite of reporting, automation, and bidding tools to activate and help amplify their entire Amazon Ads campaign portfolio, both in and outside of Amazon’s stores. Advertisers can also leverage Amazon Attribution to connect their non-Amazon upper funnel ad spend across search and social channels with purchases in Amazon’s stores to measure every conversion. About Marin Software Marin Software Incorporated’s (NASDAQ: MRIN) mission is to give advertisers the power to drive higher efficiency and transparency in their paid marketing programs that run on the world’s largest publishers. Marin Software offers a unified SaaS advertising management platform for search, social, and eCommerce advertising. The Company helps digital marketers convert precise audiences, improve financial performance, and make better decisions. Headquartered in San Francisco with offices worldwide, Marin Software’s technology powers marketing campaigns around the globe

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PureCars Introduces an Exclusive Advertising Program on Spotify for Dealers

PureCars | January 30, 2023

PureCars, the leading supplier of digital marketing technology and services for automobile dealers, announced the official introduction of streaming audio advertising services through Spotify. As a result of this strategic partnership, Spotify advertising is now part of PureCars' product portfolio, making it easier for its North American customers to access Spotify's engaged, young audience. CEO at PureCars, Stephane Ferri, said, "Our collaboration with Spotify adds premier streaming audio advertising to our product suite." He added, "Based on the success of our pilot program, we're thrilled to expand the offering so dealers can leverage this highly effective channel in their advertising strategy. With 2023 set to bring a radical market shift versus the previous few years, we want to give dealers every advantage available in the market." (Source – PR Newswire) Streaming audio platforms such as Spotify have become an increasingly attractive advertising medium due to their vast reach. For example, Spotify has over 456 million users in more than 180 global markets. This amount of exposure and participation is a crucial reason why dealers should explore digital audio advertisements. In addition, a recent Sonic Science study from Spotify concluded that Spotify and digital audio are more engaging and immersive than digital video, social media, television, and radio due to digital audio's inherent personalization and interactivity. This is beneficial for listeners, marketers, designers, and publishers. Streaming audio advertising with Spotify provides a compelling new approach to reaching prospective automobile purchasers, including those in the deliberation stage. Those who hear auto commercials on Spotify are 52% more likely to buy the advertised vehicle. About PureCars PureCars is a premier automotive software and managed services company serving dealerships, OEMs, and advertising associations across the retail automotive market in North America. Its unique mix of customer data management, innovative advertising solutions, digital merchandising, and market analytics offers dealers and partners best-in-class efficiency- and profitability-enhancing solutions. The company is a registered digital supplier for 16 U.S. original equipment manufacturers and one in Canada, which is compatible with over 40 brands and serves 65 of the top 100 dealer groups in North America

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IAS Partners with Gadsme to Provide Greater Transparency for In-Game Advertising Performance

Integral Ad Science | December 16, 2022

Integral Ad Science, a global leader in digital media quality, today announced a first-to-market partnership with Gadsme, a premium in-game advertising platform. The partnership will enable IAS to verify Gadsme ad inventory globally and provide marketers with third-party viewability and invalid traffic measurement (IVT) through the IAS Signal platform. "As the global in-game advertising market continues to grow, we are excited to partner with Gadsme to further develop campaign measurability and performance in gaming environments," said Tom Sharma, Chief Product Officer of IAS. "This partnership creates a new level of transparency for marketers and will ensure confidence that they are engaging real users and driving outcomes." In-game environments have posed various challenges for verification measurement, including multiple device types and platforms, which make it difficult to use a single tech suite for verification coverage. IAS's solution combats this issue by enabling marketers to validate that impressions are fraud-free, verify their campaigns reach real people, and equip them with critical campaign insights. All media quality measurements for in-game ads are reported through the IAS Signal platform and include mobile and web browsing campaigns. "This announcement further solidifies Gadsme as a transformative tech leader for the gaming ad industry specifically in 3D environments. Gadsme's non-intrusive video, display, and audio ad formats enable publishers to monetize their games without interrupting a player's experience. This is hugely advantageous to global brands and helps advertisers reach their target audience in a safe and ideal environment. Gadsme is proud to partner with IAS to deliver greater transparency for our inventory, and to help drive in-game advertising forward," Simon Spaull, Chief Revenue Officer & Co-Founder at Gadsme. IAS is expanding integrations with gaming partners to provide greater transparency into advertising performance. IAS will continue to address verification measurement across the broader in-game advertising landscape to provide advertisers coverage where it counts. About Integral Ad Science Integral Ad Science (IAS) is a global leader in digital media quality. IAS makes every impression count, ensuring that ads are viewable by real people, in safe and suitable environments, activating contextual targeting, and driving supply path optimization. Our mission is to be the global benchmark for trust and transparency in digital media quality for the world's leading brands, publishers, and platforms. We do this through data-driven technologies with actionable real-time signals and insight. Founded in 2009, IAS works with thousands of top advertisers and premium publishers worldwide. About Gadsme Gadsme is the world's most advanced premium in-game ad monetisation platform, specializing in all non-intrusive ad formats, including video, display and audio. Gadsme was recently backed by UbiSoft and Galaxy Interactive, and works with the largest gaming and advertisers worldwide. Gadsme's unique product offers stability and premium inventory, with a suite of unique options, including clickable performance based in-game ads and recently launched audio ads, to serve the entire advertising world with measurable KPIs and maximize revenue for game studios.

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