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AdTech Startup Tomi Secures Seed Funding to Make Real Estate Ads Perform as well as E-Commerce

Tomi.ai | June 24, 2021

Real estate, automobile, and financial services all have lengthy and offline sales cycles, and digital advertising does not work well in these industries. Because the real-world assets remain offline, the temptation for advertisers is to buy leads and clicks, which may increase customer acquisition costs. People browse, but they mainly purchase offline.

Tomi, a new startup, intends to solve this problem by analyzing a user's activity on a company's website (through a tracking pixel combined with ad APIs and CRMs) to assist businesses in reaching customers more effectively in the manner of an e-commerce business.

It has already raised a $1 million initial round from Begin Capital and the Phystech Leadership Fund.

Tomi was founded by Konstantin Bayandin, a former senior director of digital marketing and technology at Compass and chief marketing officer at Ozon, called "Russia's Amazon." It competes with comparable AdTech firms such as Anytrack, Sociaro, Meetotis, Alytics, and Postclick.

The difference, according to Bayandin, is that Tomi "focuses on offline conversions and works with various ad channels, including Facebook, Instagram, and Google."

"Real-estate firms would love to use internet advertising to sell their inventory, but it turns out to be too costly and difficult," says Bayandin. In addition, people like browsing but rarely convert, and the majority of these transactions take place offline. As a result, real-estate clients are unsure of how to optimize for their real buyers. Tomi uses machine learning to examine how real buyers navigate the website and improve ad campaigns for conversions."

The context for all of this is that, with Apple discontinuing IDFA, Google intending to delete third-party cookies from its Chrome browser, and the newest iOS 14.5 update enabling users to opt-out of "personalized ads," the whole advertising industry is in flux, necessitating the development of new technologies. Tomi, according to Bayandin, is a member of this new wave of AdTech.

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Good-Loop Launches Purpose-Powered CTV Ad Format That Rewards Viewers' Attention With Donations To Charity

Good-Loop | October 28, 2022

Purpose-led ad platform Good-Loop today launched a new CTV ad format that rewards viewers' attention and time with a free donation to charity. Advertisers can buy the new watch-to-donate format across various CTV channels using Good-Loop's purpose-powered ad wrapper. Once the ad has been played, it generates a free donation to a charity, funded by the brand. Formats include pre, mid and post-roll. The new CTV ad unit also includes a QR code, which viewers can scan to drive through to the Good-Loop's Impact Hub, where they can find out more details about the campaign and the charity partner. They can also see how much has been raised in real-time and understand the real world impact of the funding. Participating charities include the Eden Reforestation Project, Love The Oceans and Black Minds Matter. CTV viewership is booming. eMarketer forecasts there will be 109.3 million households with a CTV by the end of 2022, which equates to 83.6% of U.S. households, while 40% of adults watch videos using CTV devices every day (source: Leichtman Research Group). Good-Loop's new CTV format gives advertisers access to this rapidly growing, highly-engaged audience in a way that drives brand purpose and delivers significantly better ad performance and ROI. Good-Loop's purpose-powered ad formats - which drive brand engagement by converting people's attention to ads into funding for good causes around the world - on average drive a 33% higher engagement rate, 50% higher completion rate and 4.5X higher ad recall than the rest of the industry - as well as building significant brand love, trust and affinity. Ryan Cochrane, COO, Good-Loop, said: "CTV viewership is exploding right now. However, increased competition means brands are finding it increasingly hard to get noticed by this rapidly expanding global audience. TV ads don't normally reward viewers for their time and attention. Good-Loop's new CTV ad format does. It enables TV viewers to make a donation to a good cause simply by watching an ad. "For consumers, rather than passive viewers, it means their precious time and attention is truly rewarded and helps to fund a good cause. For brands it's a way to do good at scale, while also standing out among the ever-growing crowd of brands tussling for CTV viewers' well-earned attention." "For consumers, rather than passive viewers, it means their precious time and attention is truly rewarded and helps to fund a good cause. For brands it's a way to do good at scale, while also standing out among the ever-growing crowd of brands tussling for CTV viewers' well-earned attention." The new watch-to-donate unit - bought on a Cost Per Completed View (CPCV) or CPM basis - is the latest ad format from Good-Loop that harnesses the value of consumer attention to do good at scale. Good-Loop, a Certified B Corporation, is on a mission to make the connection between brands and consumers more meaningful by delivering respectful ads that deliver real social impact, while also driving significant business and brand uplifts for advertisers. The advertiser receives more meaningful brand engagement, while the consumer gets to do good for free. The charity receives 50% of the ad revenue. The company has already raised £5M for charities around the world. To find out more about Good-Loop's new CTV format, click here. About Good-Loop Good-Loop is a purpose-led advertising platform that's on a mission to make advertising better for consumers, brands and the planet. The B Corps-certified company builds turnkey products for advertisers to do good at scale. Good-Loop's carbon-neutral advertising formats drive engagement by converting people's attention into donations for good causes around the world. The company's proprietary Green Media Technology also enables advertisers to measure and reduce the carbon footprint of their digital advertising. The company, which has offices in London and Edinburgh, is on a mission to make the connection between brands and consumers more meaningful by delivering respectful ads that bring real social and environmental impact, while also driving significant business and brand uplifts for advertisers. The company has raised more than $6M for charities such as Save the Children, WaterAid, Make-A-Wish, the NSPCC and WWF. Clients include L'Oreal, Nike, Unilever, Levi's, Adidas, Volvo and Mondelez. In February 2022, the company closed a Series A funding round of $6.1M, led by New York-based investment fund, Quaestus Capital Management (QCM), with additional backing from Scottish Enterprise, impact investor SIS Ventures and European ad tech fund First Party Capital, bringing total investment into the ad tech for good platform to $8.2M (£6m) since it was formed in 2016.

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Smartly.io Appoints Oli Marlow Thomas as Chief Innovation Officer

Smartly.io | October 19, 2022

Smartly.io, the leading social advertising automation platform for creative and performance marketers, today announced the appointment of Oli Marlow Thomas as Chief Innovation Officer. Marlow Thomas was previously the Founder and CEO of Ad-Lib.io, a next-generation creative optimization platform and a leading Google Certified Creative partner that Smartly.io acquired in Q1 of this year. The acquisition advanced Smartly.io’s cross-channel reach from social to include dynamic creative optimization across programmatic, CTV, and the entire Google ecosystem. Now, ten months later, the two companies, along with Viralspace.ai, have formally integrated to offer Smartly.io customers an advancement in creative optimization capabilities with AI and machine learning for digital advertising. With this integration, Marlow Thomas will join Smartly.io’s executive team to further guide the company as the Leading Digital Advertising Platform. “Smartly.io and Ad-Lib.io were a natural partner from the beginning and I’m thrilled to be joining the executive team as we make this integration official,” said Oli Marlow Thomas, Chief Innovation Officer, Smartly.io. “Smartly.io and Ad-Lib.io were a natural partner from the beginning and I’m thrilled to be joining the executive team as we make this integration official,” said Oli Marlow Thomas, Chief Innovation Officer, Smartly.io. "Together, we can offer customers a one stop shop that will maximize creative effectiveness, media buying and creative intelligence." Previously the Creative Lead at DoubleClick/Google for five years, Marlow Thomas founded creative personalization service Ad-Lib.io in 2017. He is an industry expert and has received recognition as “One To Watch” in Campaign Tech Awards. As Co-Founder and CEO of Ad-Lib.io, Marlow Thomas oversaw the growth and eventually acquisition of the company. Now, as Chief Innovation Officer at Smartly.io, he will bring his forward-thinking industry vision and expertise to identify, harness, and bring to fruition new ideas that will continue to move Smartly.io forward to offer customers the best in multi-platform strategy with game-changing creative tools. “Smartly.io’s customers are at the forefront of everything we do. With this integration, and by bringing Oli onboard, we are able to offer our customers the best capabilities and technology in navigating the changed ecosystem of digital advertising and conquering walled gardens effectively,” said Laura Desmond, CEO, Smartly.io. “Oli’s industry expertise and vision will be extremely valuable as we continue to combine creative, media and intelligence to generate unparalleled results for our customers.”

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Quantcast Names Deb Stambaugh as Chief Marketing Officer

Quantcast | September 13, 2022

Quantcast, a global advertising technology company, today announced Deb Stambaugh as its chief marketing officer. Stambaugh joins Quantcast at a pivotal moment of transformation. Reporting to Quantcast CEO Konrad Feldman, Stambaugh will draw on her experience in adtech, enterprise technology and marketing leadership to grow the Quantcast brand and deliver innovative solutions to enhance customer value. “Deb is a proven marketing leader with the creativity and discipline to drive business results,” said Konrad Feldman, CEO of Quantcast. “Deb is a proven marketing leader with the creativity and discipline to drive business results,” said Konrad Feldman, CEO of Quantcast. “She comes to Quantcast with a strong record of driving growth in adtech, as well as a passion for data, technology, and offering innovative customer solutions. These attributes are exactly where Quantcast is leading with our customers, and we are excited for Deb to help us offer even more value to the industry.” Stambaugh brings to Quantcast more than two decades of B2B technology marketing experience with a proven track record for driving brand awareness and customer demand, while leading global teams at world-class organizations. She joins Quantcast from Samsung Ads, where during a time of tremendous growth, she led marketing for the Americas, inclusive of integrated go-to-market strategy, brand positioning, demand-gen, public relations and media. Under Stambaugh’s leadership Samsung Ads launched first-to-market products and solutions and led the industry in thought leadership and customer insights. Prior to Samsung Ads, she held leadership roles at Fortune 500 companies including IBM and SAP, as well as at startups. Stambaugh holds a Bachelor of Arts from The George Washington University in Washington, DC, and an MBA from Emory University, Goizueta Business School. She is a member of Chief and She Runs It. “Adtech today is incredibly complex. Quantcast has invested hundreds of millions to make it easier and more effective for advertisers,” said Deb Stambaugh, Chief Marketing Officer at Quantcast. “From planning to execution, Quantcast brings unrivaled technology, data and insights to deliver unparalleled results. I’m looking forward to helping more marketers get back to big ideas and creative execution while leaving the complexity of today’s ecosystem to Quantcast.” Quantcast has entered an exciting era of growth in 2022 with its cutting-edge cookieless solution and the launch of brand advertising solutions for the Quantcast Platform. Learn more at quantcast.com. About Quantcast Quantcast is an advertising technology company and the creator of an award-winning intelligent audience platform that empowers brands, agencies and publishers to know and grow their audiences online. The Quantcast Platform, powered by Ara™, a patented AI and machine learning engine, delivers automated insights, marketing performance, and results at scale to drive business growth. Our solutions are leveling the playing field for our customers when it comes to effectively reaching audiences online and helping them power a thriving free and open internet for everyone. Headquartered in San Francisco, Quantcast has been serving customers around the world since 2006. Learn more at https://www.quantcast.com/ and follow us on LinkedIn, Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook.

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