SeaChange International | January 05, 2023
SeaChange International, Inc., a leading provider of streaming platforms, video delivery, advertising, and emerging free ad-supported streaming TV services (FAST) development, has introduced the SeaChange XstreamTM platform, a cloud-based content monetization platform that helps content owners and OEMs maximize advertising revenue on connected TVs (CTVs). SeaChange will launch the Xstream platform formally on January 6th and begin onboarding customers in the first quarter of the new fiscal year.
With consumer preferences rapidly shifting away from pay TV to streaming and from subscription services to advertising-funded TV and content offerings, consumers' demand for comprehensive content aggregation and discovery services on CTVs keeps growing. In response to this trend and to provide content access independently, CTVs are rapidly becoming the primary entertainment gateway for households instead of a cable subscription or set-top box.
“We are thrilled to launch the Xstream platform, a comprehensive service that capitalizes on the rapid consumer shift to the FAST and CTV markets. As a leading technology vendor, SeaChange combines the deep expertise needed to provide premium user experiences on connected devices, a DNA to deliver end-to-end streaming solutions, and an unmatched product suite for smart ad insertion management."
Chris Klimmer, President of SeaChange.
To fully maximize on this demand, SeaChange is launching the Xstream platform, which provides the complete set of capabilities to monetize CTV ad inventory for OEMs, content owners, and operating system providers, ranging from streaming enablement via content aggregation to targeted insertion of advertisements from multiple demand sources.
About SeaChange International, Inc.
SeaChange International is a reputable provider of streaming video services, cable TV broadcast platforms, and cutting-edge advertising insertion technologies. The company collaborates with operators, broadcasters, and content owners across the globe to assist them in providing consumers with the highest-quality video experience. Its StreamVid premium streaming platform enables operators and content owners to launch and grow a direct-to-consumer service to manage, curate, and monetize their content and form a direct relationship with their subscribers. In contrast, its Advanced Advertising Platform helps broadcast and OTT businesses protect and generate new video advertising revenues.
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GumGum | March 20, 2023
GumGum, a contextual first, global advertising platform, announced that starting immediately, all impressions running on GumGum’s ad exchange will now have enhanced brand safety protection through Verity™, GumGum’s proprietary and accredited contextual intelligence platform.
Verity is already integrated and applied across GumGum’s PMPs and media business. With this upgrade, GumGum becomes the first 100% brand-safe exchange and is the only direct marketplace that incorporates brand safety on every impression.
Advertisers typically add brand safety layers on their own through a pre-bid solution or their own safety filters. However, GumGum believes it is their responsibility to ensure supply-side safety by integrating an additional layer of protection in its exchange with Verity. Verity is the first independent ad tech platform to have been granted content-level accreditation by the Media Rating Council (MRC) for contextual analysis, brand safety, and suitability across the web and CTV. This accreditation was granted due to Verity’s sophistication and ability to analyse all content signals within a digital environment, including text, images, videos, and audio, to ensure ads are not served against extreme and unsafe content.
“We want brands and agencies to know that when they buy from GumGum’s ad exchange, they can always rely on brand safety and suitability protection, whether that’s through our exchange or PMP activity. Buyers can be assured that every ad we serve has been verified by Verity, creating a safe ad environment against extreme content,” said Adam Schenkel, EVP of global platform strategy & operations at GumGum. “Further, we want publishers to feel confident that we are an additional layer of support in ensuring their content is driving the greatest monetisation from our platform while protecting against brand safety violations.”
In addition to standard display and video placements from top publishers, GumGum’s ad exchange quickly unlocks exclusive inventory using standard formats that are cost-efficient and can be easily scaled through GumGum’s DSP partners, such as The Trade Desk, Xandr, and Google Display & Video 360. Any media buyer has the ability to access unique, high-performing inventory that is exclusive to GumGum through a DSP without a managed deal or campaign by GumGum account teams. The exchange is one of the industry's highest concentrations of direct-to-publisher integrations, enabling the company to provide the most direct route to premium, high-quality inventory for media buyers.
“Every brand has its own suitability thresholds but safety is more black and white. If we have the capability to remove unsafe inventory that advertisers don’t want to advertise against from the onset, why wouldn’t we do that?” said Phil Schraeder, CEO of GumGum. “We see a tremendous growth opportunity with our ad exchange and adding Verity to every ad impression is just one of many exciting things we will be doing with the exchange this year.”
This solution offers higher-quality ads and increased scale across thousands of premium publisher sites that are third-party verified. To ensure quality inventory at scale and an efficient supply chain, GumGum has integrated MediaGuard by HUMAN into the exchange to remove nonhuman and fraud traffic. In addition, GumGum is integrated with NewsGuard who deploy real journalists to fact-check news publications to ensure content accuracy, reliability, and access to high-performing inventory. With a focus on inclusivity, the exchange will also allow advertisers to maximise their KPIs by targeting audiences through customised segments such as multicultural and sustainability with standard and nonstandard ad formats.
GumGum will continue to develop partnerships to grow the scale of the exchange in 2023 and beyond. With a new team dedicated to the innovation and growth of the exchange, GumGum continues to commit to evolving the marketplace to suit the needs of the digital advertising industry.
GumGum’s exchange is available now and accessible to agencies, advertisers and publishers across the globe interested in brand-safe and premium ad inventory.
GumGum is a contextual-first global digital advertising platform that captures people’s attention, without the use of personal data. We believe that a digital advertising ecosystem based on understanding a consumer’s active frame of mind rather than behaviour builds a more equitable and safer future for consumers, publishers and advertisers alike. Founded in 2008, GumGum is headquartered in Santa Monica, California and operates in 19 markets worldwide.
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AiAdvertising | February 16, 2023
AiAdvertising, an AdTech company, announced being the first to uncover ChatGPT's commercial applications in the AdTech industry, focusing on artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) utilization for the marketing industry. The automated ChatGPT solution is making signals and insights of AiAdvertising's PersonalAI more informative and targeted.
The signals and insights of PersonalAI provide detailed information about behavioral information, psychographics, demographics, and triggers for the consumer adaptive curve. With its solutions and insights, ChatGPT is enhancing the diversity, scalability, and persona-driven content of AiAdvertising's PersonalAI. Through this leverage, AiAdvertising is making clients' paid advertising campaigns and landing pages more engaging at the psychographic level and customizing them as per the personas' needs based on user experiences, needs, behaviors and goals.
ChatGPT's commercial applications have the potential to automate and enhance complex communications like email sales campaigns, computer code, and customer support. It can generate personalized automated responses to customer inquiries, content for social media marketing campaigns and assistance throughout the customer cycle.
CEO of AiAdvertising, Jerry Hug, said, "What is remarkable is that all of this is done without any type of unconscious bias. Even as marketers, we insert our own opinions into the words and language we use to think about a brand or product. ChatGPT allows us to remove that predisposition and focus on a more customer-based solution leveraging data and science rather than opinions and assumptions." He added, "We are now taking our PersonaAI ChatGPT approach to market with our clients and are already generating buzz about the anticipated increased performance of personalized campaigns."
(Source – CSM Wire)
AiAdvertising, an advertising technology-based solutions provider, has been using artificial intelligence and machine learning and building software for marketing companies since 1998. Headquartered in San Antonio, Texas, it provides services based on digital marketing, data analytics, creativity, content strategy, digital media, e-commerce, and big data, worldwide. It eliminates digital waste and increases the return on digital ad spend. Its flagship product, the Campaign Performance Platform, offers a subscription-based end-to-end Ad Management solution, utilizing artificial intelligence to improve the advertisements' performance, efficiency, and productivity. It assists advertising agencies and brands in measuring, scaling, creating, predicting, and targeting personalized campaigns.