Advertiser Campaign Management
Business Wire | September 11, 2023
LG Ad Solutions, a global leader in connected TV (CTV) and cross-screen advertising, today announced the appointment of Michael Hudes as its new President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO). Hudes will also serve as a member of the company's board of directors.
Hudes is a visionary leader with a distinguished career spanning multiple companies in the digital and CTV advertising ecosystem, bringing to LG Ad Solutions an unparalleled breadth and depth of industry expertise across all digital screens.
Prior to joining LG Ad Solutions, Hudes was a co-founder and Chief Commercial Officer at Zenapse. He has also held prominent roles in several leading organizations including Lyft, YuMe/RhythmOne, Clear Channel, and Organic, marking a significant impact in the digital and advertising landscape during the course of his career.
“Michael's rich experience and proven track record in the digital and CTV advertising sphere makes him an invaluable addition to the LG Ad Solutions leadership team,” said LG Ad Solutions Board Chairman Matthew Durgin, Vice President at LG Electronics USA. “We've witnessed the strides the company has been making under the existing executive leadership team and we expect to accelerate this momentum even further with Michael at the helm.”
Hudes’s appointment comes at a crucial juncture for LG Ad Solutions as the company continues to solidify its position as a CTV industry leader.
“I am both thrilled and honored to join LG Ad Solutions during such a transformative period for our industry,” said Hudes. “The opportunities ahead for LG Ad Solutions are vast, and I am deeply committed to steering the company into its next chapter of scale, innovation and industry leadership. Working alongside the talented team here, I am confident we can architect a future that defines success in the CTV and cross-screen advertising domain.”
Prior to Hudes taking this CEO appointment in a permanent capacity, Adam Sexton was Acting CEO and COO.
For more information on LG Ad Solutions, please visit https://lgads.tv/
About LG Ad Solutions
LG Ad Solutions is a global leader in connected TV and cross-screen advertising, helping brands find hard-to-get unduplicated reach at optimal frequency across the fragmented streaming TV landscape. We bring together LG’s years of experience in delivering world-class smart TVs to consumers worldwide with big TV audience data and Video AI designed to connect brands with audiences across all screens.
businesswire | August 03, 2023
As the battle for customer loyalty and engagement rages, Valuedynamx, a leading global provider of curated, data-driven omnichannel purchase rewards, has announced its new “Pay with Points” solution that enables enterprises with points- or miles-based loyalty programs (such as airlines, banks or credit card issuers) to offer more robust reward options via Valuedynamx’s massive, ever-growing global network of merchant partners. The Pay with Points program offers loyalty program participants more choice to redeem their points for aspirational or everyday purchases from brands they love, and opportunities to use their points more often for smaller-dollar options.
Pay with Points empowers loyalty program members to redeem their points for currency (e.g., eGift cards) from hundreds of carefully curated, popular merchant and restaurant brands (e.g., fashion, technology, food and beverage, travel and experiences)—even if those brands are not the ones through which they have earned points. It also drives more frequent loyalty program participation and brand engagement along the way. The fully digital program delivers reward currency in real time for frictionless redemption and spending experiences in-store or online.
“Our new Pay with Points solution is a more robust redemption option for the loyalty industry, and delivers optimal value for consumers, our clients and our partners. Research continues to show that shoppers are actively seeking out deals—particularly loyalty points offers—to help offset inflation and other economic challenges, so this solution could not be more timely,” said Kelli Hobbs, VP, Head of US Business Development at Valuedynamx. “People value flexibility and choice in their rewards, and appreciate being able to use their rewards the way they want. Pay with Points optimizes loyalty program participation for consumers, and will help businesses capture and captivate their target audiences as brand loyalty wanes.”
Pay with Points solves for common pain points consumers often associate with reward programs because it enables loyalty program members to select their own rewards based on their personal preferences. The exchange and redemption process is quick and simple, and it includes lower redemption thresholds so members have more opportunities to earn and spend. For instance, it may take a long time for a consumer to earn enough points through an airline loyalty program for a free flight. But having the option to redeem those airline loyalty points for lower-cost options from other brands provides greater choice and delights customers.
Additionally, Pay with Points eliminates friction for reward program managers looking to drive engagement and program ROI within well-established or emerging programs that reach a broad customer base. The range of reward options fit a wide breadth of member preferences, and members can access their balance regularly from just about anywhere—cultivating relationships and reducing the risk of participation dormancy. The frequent engagement opportunities help drive brand affinity and customer lifetime value, broadening brand reach, driving incremental spend and opening up cross- and up-sell engagement opportunities.
Thanks to its extensive global network of retail and card provider partners, Valuedynamx offers real-time program functionality seamlessly delivered locally, regionally, nationally or internationally.
Valuedynamx is a leading global provider of curated, data-driven omnichannel purchase rewards. Part of Collinson, a group acknowledged for delivering the world's most valued travel ecosystem, Valuedynamx combines its expertise across payments, card-linking, affiliate marketing, earning and redemption into a single entity that delivers relevant and engaging solutions for its clients. Valuedynamx enhances customer loyalty and drives transactional engagement for some of the world’s largest airlines, banks, financial institutions and hotel groups. Valuedynamx supports over 400 million consumers, maintains 50,000 retail and travel partners and provides more than 400,000 rewards in more than 180 countries.
Collinson has more than 30 years loyalty and customer engagement experience, and more than 10 years focused on delivering loyalty commerce solutions. The organization has been at the forefront of loyalty innovation, continually evolving and building capability to meet the changing needs of clients and their customers.
Display Advertising, Ad Tech and Martech
Business Wire | June 30, 2023
Creative intelligence company RAD Technologies Inc., widely recognized as RAD AI, and user-generated gaming platform Overplay have joined forces in a strategic partnership to launch innovative engagement tools for the creator community.
This collaboration marks a new era in interactive content, social gaming, and digital marketing by marrying artificial intelligence with video and game creation. Now, RAD AI’s brand partners and its vibrant creator community have premier access to Overplay's powerful platform to turn their intelligence-driven video content into highly engaging games at the click of a button.
“Overplay brilliantly merges the personal connection of social media with the addictive fun of hyper-casual games in a way that drives new levels of engagement like we’ve never seen,” said Jeremy Barnett, CEO and co-founder of RAD AI. “Our creators and brand partners love Overplay because the unique format stands out in a busy feed and invites interaction, consistently driving ROI.”
Overplay’s team is utilizing the powerful precision of RAD AI’s data-driven creative intelligence to identify the most trending topics across social and to inform decisions about target audiences, creator selection, and content strategy.
“RAD AI enables us to rapidly identify and activate the most influential communities at scale,” said Caroline Strzalka, COO and co-founder of Overplay. “Furthermore, their creator-first mentality and proven data-informed approach align perfectly with our ethos. This partnership will undoubtedly open exciting new opportunities for all stakeholders - content creators, influencers, marketers, and consumers alike.”
For more information on how RAD AI automates ROI-based creative decisions and content strategy at scale, visit https://www.radintel.ai/.
For more information about Overplay and to invest in the future of gaming and interactive content, visit wefunder.com/overplay.
Overplay is a user-generated gaming platform that empowers creators to build their own games from short videos and share them with the world. Founded by seasoned interactive media executives Dan Projansky and Caroline Strzalka, Overplay aims to democratize game development and make it accessible to everyone. The platform has generated over 1 million games played and 150,000 alpha app downloads, and has a waitlist of over 7,000 creators eager to use its beta version game maker. Overplay is backed by Village Global, Gaingels, Sound Media Ventures, Plus Eight Equity Partners, Gaingels, Red & Blue Ventures, Band of Angels, Stampede Ventures, and Outlander Capital as well as angels from Warner Brothers and Riot Games. For more information, please visit overplay.com.
About RAD Technologies, Inc
RAD AI (Remove All Doubt) is an artificial intelligence that automates ROI-based creative decisions and content strategy at scale. The company uses its proprietary AI through 600+ API connections to deliver unbiased creative intelligence that informs campaign concepts, content production and influencer selection. This results in better ROI across the entire marketing mix, hundreds of hours saved on creating content, and a measurable reduction in content costs. The company is based in Los Angeles and was founded in 2018. For more information about RAD Intelligence, please visit us at https://www.radintel.ai.