Advertising industry group hits back in row over junk food ad bans

City A.M | March 07, 2019

In a report published today the Advertising Association (AA) states children’s exposure to adverts for products with high fat, salt or sugar (HFSS) contents has declined in recent years, yet there has been no measurable impact on obesity levels. The average child sees roughly 11.5 seconds of HFSS advertising on TV and online per day, amounting to just 0.01 per cent of each child’s day, according to the report.The AA argues that the supposed link between advertising and obesity is a misplaced belief and ad bans impact “large swathes” of economic activity in the industry.Instead, the trade body states a decline in physical activity is behind the problem and insists advertising can play a role in promoting a healthy lifestyle.AA chief executive Stephen Woodford said: “Further restrictions on advertising are not the silver bullet for rising childhood obesity. A continuing focus on the failed strategy of further advertising restriction is founded on the misplaced belief that children are ‘bombarded’ by HFSS advertising.To the contrary, the rise in obesity has occurred during a decade of declining exposure to HFSS advertising, and declining calorie intake.

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Marin Software Named a Strong Performer in B2B Advertising Solutions by Independent Research Firm

Marin Software | August 16, 2022

Marin Software Incorporated (NASDAQ: MRIN), a leading provider of digital marketing software for performance-driven advertisers and agencies, announced today that it has been recognized as a Strong Performer in the Forrester Research, Inc. August 2022 report, The Forrester Wave™ B2B Advertising Solutions, Q3 2022. The report evaluated 14 B2B Advertising Solutions providers based on 28 criteria across their current offerings, strategies, and market presence. Marin Software received the top score in the B2B performance reporting criterion and also received the highest possible score in the execution roadmap and market approach criteria. According to the report, “Marin Software’s execution roadmap and market approach are superior and include the innovative use of audience data to enable a variety of B2B advertising use cases from e-commerce to ABM… Ad-level, performance-level, and ROI-level reporting are also superior.” “We are proud to be named as a Strong Performer in The Forrester Wave™ B2B Advertising Solutions report,” said Chris Lien, CEO, Marin Software. “We are proud to be named as a Strong Performer in The Forrester Wave™ B2B Advertising Solutions report,” said Chris Lien, CEO, Marin Software. “We are committed to delivering B2B advertisers with the best solutions for analyzing, automating, and optimizing their marketing campaigns and we are thrilled to be recognized in the report.” The self-serve MarinOne platform unifies industry leading optimization tools with flexible reporting to help advertisers maximize the impact and reach of their digital marketing investment across paid search, social, and ecommerce channels. Marin has been helping advertisers advance their digital advertising campaigns for over 15 years and has managed over $40 billion in advertising spend for some of the world’s top brands. 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. For more information about Marin Software, please visit www.marinsoftware.com.

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Entravision Enters into Strategic Partnership with LATV Networks

Entravision, LATV Networks | August 30, 2022

Entravision (NYSE: EVC), a leading global advertising solutions, media and technology company, today announced a strategic partnership with LATV Networks, a minority-owned and operated media company serving the Latino community as a content hub, talent incubator and cultural advocate. “Entravision is very excited to partner with LATV Networks,” said Juan Saldivar, Chief Digital and Strategy Officer of Entravision. “Our Company has extensive digital marketing expertise when it comes to reaching growing Latino audiences. This new partnership will provide LATV Networks with avenues to expand the distribution of their younger-skewing bilingual content at scale by leveraging our advanced technology infrastructure. At the same time, it further strengthens Entravision’s marketing portfolio of digital and content platforms.” Through shared resources, content collaborations, and customized executions, Entravision and LATV Networks will deliver creative and engagement-driven solutions that will allow access to the growing influential power of Latinos. LATV Networks will be able to further advance their unique value proposition to bring to market a more comprehensive offering supercharged by Entravision. Entravision will help accelerate LATV Networks’ digital growth by providing advanced data technology and multi-channel distribution for LATV Networks’ original content. The partnership will bring to market a unique connected television (CTV) offering with over 5,000 hours of content and innovative premium digital video content designed to expand the video marketplace across LATV Networks’ core content pillars: Latino Culture, Latinas, LGBTQ+ and Afro-Latinos. “By accelerating the growth of our CTV and digital platforms uniquely emphasizing Latino culture beyond language, this partnership addresses many of the challenges of marketing to our diverse and nuanced culture. Together, Entravision and LATV Networks will deliver unprecedented value to advertisers looking for innovative and flexible ways to reach Hispanic consumers of all ages, language choices, and media consumption preferences,” said Andres Palencia, CEO of LATV Networks. “By accelerating the growth of our CTV and digital platforms uniquely emphasizing Latino culture beyond language, this partnership addresses many of the challenges of marketing to our diverse and nuanced culture. Together, Entravision and LATV Networks will deliver unprecedented value to advertisers looking for innovative and flexible ways to reach Hispanic consumers of all ages, language choices, and media consumption preferences,” said Andres Palencia, CEO of LATV Networks. Adding to Mr. Palencia’s statement, Bruno Seros-Ulloa, President of LATV Networks stated, “This collaboration addresses the increasing demand for our groundbreaking, authentic Latino content that can now be even further amplified with Entravision’s support. From arts and entertainment to food, fashion, music and lifestyle, LATV Networks truly immerses itself in all things Latino.” “The union of Entravision, a proven leader in the Hispanic media market, and LATV Networks, a unique content hub for the Latino community, offers brands even more opportunities to share robust and creative campaigns with their target audiences,” said Chris Munoz, EVP of National Sales for Entravision. “Marketers are more aggressive now than ever before when it comes to engaging with consumers. As a result, they recognize the importance of delivering their message in precisely the right environment. Our vast portfolio of combined assets will provide our new mutual clients with a variety of innovative solutions that meet their evolving marketing needs.” Through LATV Networks’ high volume production capabilities, this partnership addresses the increasing demand for authentic Latino content. Entravision will assist and support LATV Networks with the expansion of their content on streaming platforms such as Pluto TV, STIR, VIX and Peacock, among others. Further, Entravision and LATV Networks will approach new sales initiatives with customized incentives to provide first-to-market omni-channel offerings as well as open cross-promotion sales and distribution opportunities to advertisers. For more information on programming and how to watch LATV Networks, please visit latv.com/schedule. About Entravision Entravision is a leading global advertising solutions, media and technology company connecting brands to consumers. Our dynamic portfolio includes digital, television and audio offerings. Digital, our largest revenue segment, is comprised of four business units: our digital sales representation business; Smadex, our programmatic ad purchasing platform; our branding and mobile performance solutions business; and our digital audio business. Through our digital sales representation business, we connect global media companies such as Meta, Twitter, TikTok and Spotify with advertisers in primarily emerging growth markets worldwide. Smadex is our mobile-first demand side platform, enabling advertisers to execute performance campaigns using machine learning. We also offer a branding and mobile performance solutions business, which provides managed services to advertisers looking to connect with global consumers, primarily on mobile devices, and our digital audio business provides digital audio advertising solutions for advertisers in the Americas. In addition to digital, Entravision has 49 television stations and is the largest affiliate group of the Univision and UniMás television networks. Entravision also manages 46 primarily Spanish-language radio stations that feature nationally recognized, Emmy award-winning talent. Shares of Entravision Class A Common Stock trade on The New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol: EVC. Learn more about all of our media, marketing and technology offerings at entravision.com or connect with us on LinkedIn and Facebook. About LATV Networks Latino Alternative TV (LATV) is a pioneering bilingual media company elevating the Latino voices redefining culture. LATV is a certified minority-owned company amplifying authentic bilingual content through cable TV, digital publishing, social media, and streaming. LATV content emphasizes Latino culture and Latina empowerment, as well as LGBTQ+ and Afro-Latino pride. For more information visit latv.com.

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Camelot Selects OneView by Roku to Help Small-And-Medium Businesses Expand into TV Streaming Advertising

Camelot, Roku, Inc. | September 12, 2022

Camelot Strategic Marketing & Media and Roku (Nasdaq: ROKU) announced today that Camelot is the first agency to join a new certified partner program to use OneView to help small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) accelerate investment in TV streaming advertising. As an early adopter and first certified partner, Camelot will use the data, tech, and tools from America’s #1 TV streaming platform* to make it easy for SMBs to grow their businesses and achieve their marketing goals. SMBs are looking for fresh marketing channels as cookies and mobile IDs become less available. Today, 47% of SMBs say they intend to increase spend in TV streaming in the next 12 months**. TV streaming advertising offers the personalization, optimization, and performance to help SMBs succeed. On Roku, 53 percent of users say that they prefer shopping at local, independent stores***. OneView is the ad platform built for TV streaming. Brands use OneView to set up, optimize, and measure their ad campaigns. In a world where all TV ads will be automated, OneView offers software with data, machine learning, and measurement to reach more streamers wherever they are – Roku, other TV streaming platforms, desktop, mobile, and more. Marketers choose OneView because it is the only ad buying platform with Roku data and with new ad experiences that go beyond the traditional TV spot. With more than 63 million active accounts globally as of Q2, 2022, Roku has the scale and accuracy to help businesses move products off the shelf efficiently. “We’re thrilled to enhance our longstanding partnership with Roku to bring SMBs the benefits of TV streaming,” said Sam Bloom, CEO of Camelot Strategic Marketing & Media. “We’re thrilled to enhance our longstanding partnership with Roku to bring SMBs the benefits of TV streaming,” said Sam Bloom, CEO of Camelot Strategic Marketing & Media. “Camelot prides itself on building fact-based, insights-driven programs for our clients, which is why we chose OneView to deliver the best TV ad experience.” “For the past six years, Camelot has been a key strategic partner with Roku and demonstrated operational excellence in OneView,” said Tommy Burk, Senior Director, OneView. “We’re excited to entrust Camelot to help a broader set of advertisers accelerate the shift to TV streaming.” Camelot was the first agency to certify its traders on OneView for its Fortune 500 clients. The agency was also a launch partner with Roku’s clean room, a privacy-first data collaboration environment that allows advertisers and agencies to use their encrypted first-party data for their advertising. To get started with Camelot today, visit https://go.roku.com/hQaMuxcQ1 About Camelot Trailblazing through 40 years in the media and marketing industry, Camelot Strategic Marketing & Media is a Dallas-based independent agency with 150 employees in cities across the U.S. – including New York, Los Angeles and Baltimore. We partner with intellectually curious, want-to-get smarter leaders from the world’s biggest brands – from TurboTax to Whole Foods to Michaels – to provide media-agnostic, transparent, insight-driven media and marketing strategy and execution that drives stellar results. www.camelotsmm.com About Roku, Inc. Roku pioneered streaming to the TV. 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