Advertising Management Platform Startup LumenAd Closes Angel Funding Round Led by Next Frontier Capital

globenewswire | March 05, 2020

LumenAd, provider of a leading advertising management platform that organizes data from across the digital advertising ecosystem, today announced the close of a $2 million seed funding round led by Next Frontier Capital, a venture fund focused on partnering with mission-driven entrepreneurs to build Montana-based technology companies of impact. Other investors participating in the round included Alan Frazier (Founder and Chairman of Frazier Healthcare Partners), David Given (Partner at Blue Point Capital Partners), Taylor Barada (former Head of Corporate Development and Strategic Partnerships at Adobe) and John T Lowell (EVP, Chief Intelligence Officer of Leo Burnett).

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Let’s start right at the very beginning. Why should you use
Facebook advertising for your business?The numbers speak for themselves; considering that a huge amount of the UK population is active on Facebook, it is the ideal place to reach and connect with your target market.

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Mobiquity Technologies, Inc. Expands its Service Offerings on its MobiExchange SaaS Platform

Mobiquity Technologies | December 24, 2021

Mobiquity Technologies, Inc.(NASDAQ: MOBQ) (the “Company”), a leading provider of next-generation advertising, today announced new service offerings for MobiExchange (www.mobiexchange.com), the Company’s SaaS platform for digital advertising and data services. MobiExchange is one of the fastest, easiest, and most affordable ways for small and medium size brands and advertising agencies to enhance and manage a digital media campaign. MobiExchange is a SaaS platform for digital advertising and data services, specifically designed for non-technical personnel to assist them in reaching their target audiences. MobiExchange allows advertisers to turn their offline data in actionable data within minutes and does it without incurring the burden of an expensive in-house tech team. MobiExchange has recently added political audiences to its already existing consumer and automotive audiences, which means political advertisers can now onboard their offline data to MobiExchange and create targetable audiences and look-a-like audiences to be used with their programmatic media buying campaigns. These targetable audiences can then be instantly used directly on the Company’s Advangelists Platform or can be exported and used on a variety of 3rd party platforms, creating a true one-stop seamless service. Glenn Davis, Managing Partner, BW Strategy Group (“BWSG”), said, “BWSG embraces technology to help campaigns and businesses tell their story to the right audience. Mobiquity's platform has given us the ability to micro-target custom audiences with ease and has increased our ad placement efficiency by aggregating OTT, CTV, and digital web placements all inside one platform.” We have worked closely with a number of clients that utilize our solutions to help political campaigns better target their voters. With the recent addition of political audiences to our MobiExchange capabilities, we look forward to engage with more agencies like BWSG that are seeking better tools to help campaigns micro-target voter groups with the right message.” Dean Julia, CEO of Mobiquity Technologies About Mobiquity Technologies Mobiquity Technologies, Inc. is a next generation, Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) company for data and advertising. The Company maintains one of the largest audience databases available to advertisers and marketers through its data services division. Mobiquity Technologies’ Advangelists subsidiary provides programmatic advertising technologies and insights on consumer behavior.

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Google Ads Allows Stock Photos For Image Extensions

Google Ads | December 16, 2021

Google Ads is relaxing its policy on the use of stock photos in image extensions, meaning you’re no longer required to source your own visuals. This update is part of a series of changes to image extensions, which also includes the ability to display them in desktop ads. Here’s an overview of all the updates to image extensions and how they can help your business. Google is making it easier to utilize image extensions by offering a searchable library of stock photos that are free to use in ads. This change is rolling out in response to feedback that sourcing unique visuals is a challenge for many people who wish to enhance their ads with image extensions.

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Smartly.io Bolsters its Creative Insights Capabilities, Embracing Next Wave of Advertising Engagement

Smartly.io | September 01, 2021

Smartly.io, the leading social advertising automation platform for creative and performance marketers, announced Ad Ranking, a new capability within its insights offering. Already unifying creative, media, and data to break down silos across creative and performance teams, Smartly.io, the leading social advertising automation platform for creative and performance marketers, today announced Ad Ranking, a new capability within its insights offering. Already unifying creative, media, and data to break down silos across creative and performance teams, Ad Ranking now allows advertisers to quickly identify both top and bottom-performing ads with a visual analysis that can better inform future creative direction and optimize performance in the next wave of advertising engagement. As audiences become more opaque and more difficult to target, brands need to rely more on relevant and personalized creative delivered in the right place at the right time – instead of focusing solely on the best-performing target audience. This new Ad Ranking feature enables advertisers to test creative variations and quickly identify what's working (and what's not). Advertisers can then pivot quickly and put those insights into action with Smartly.io's all-in-one reporting view. "Smartly.io's new Ad Ranking feature has cut the time it takes to glean insights about our ad performance," said Freya Gordon, Senior Performance Marketing Executive at Huel. "The visual representation of performance has been especially useful to our creative team, which sometimes struggles to cut through the numbers." "Data privacy continues to play an increasingly important role in digital advertising, and creative is quickly emerging as the answer to an evolving industry where personalization and privacy must intersect," said Kristo Ovaska, CEO and co-founder, Smartly.io. "Advertisers need to bridge the gap between creative, media, and data to test what's resonating across all buyer journey touchpoints. This is critical for optimizing both in-flight and future ad campaigns in a seamless, agile, and automated way – freeing up marketing teams for more creativity and ideation to build trusted connections with their consumers." In addition to the Ad Ranking solution, Smartly.io's full insights offering allows advertisers to: Leverage visual insights to inform data-driven creative planning with Ad Ranking charts. Ad Ranking Views allow users to visualize top-performing ads quickly. They can choose a ranking metric and any additional filters (bid goal, creative type, etc.) to surface which ads contribute to business goals as a means of helping creative teams inform their planning. Build and measure cross-platform customer business KPIs. Build custom metrics and measure against specific metrics or attribution windows across social platforms. Users can leverage a central location to quickly manage and update these customer expressions, preventing errors when deployed across multiple users and/or reports. Users can also quickly and easily reuse custom metrics to reduce time and friction when building new reports. Integrate first- and third-party data sources to optimize against important metrics. Advertisers can pull data from a range of sources – social platforms to Google Analytics to Search Ads 360 to Adobe Analytics and more – providing in-the-moment analytics to inform strategies around budgets, bids, and ads. Measure incremental revenue with statistical significance built-in. Ad Studies allow users to test the performance of almost any property of Facebook marketing scientifically by running Split, Lift, and Multi-Cell Lift Tests. Statistical Significance estimates how much test budget is needed to get meaningful results and then compare performance with any KPI. About Smartly.io Powering beautifully effective ads, Smartly.io automates every step of social advertising to unlock greater performance and creativity.

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