'Advertising today isn’t just about reach': why Pinterest is not selling ads in APAC yet

thedrum | July 10, 2019

Pinterest sees the Asia Pacific region as an opportunity to grow its user base, as well as to partner with brands, publishers and creators by helping them increase engagement with their audiences through content and execution of their ideas. In addition, Ayumi Nakajima, the country manager for South East Asia and India at Pinterest tells The Drum that the platform wants to help brands to tell their story, engage with consumers across the entire customer journey and drive key business results including awareness, customer acquisition and retention.

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Digital advertising is a relatively inexpensive and measurable way to directly target your audience. Yet as the call for a free, clutterless and more accessible Internet begins to grow stronger, does this mean that digital advertising will lose its edge over traditional advertising?

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Digital advertising is a relatively inexpensive and measurable way to directly target your audience. Yet as the call for a free, clutterless and more accessible Internet begins to grow stronger, does this mean that digital advertising will lose its edge over traditional advertising?

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Neustar Partners with InfoSum to Pave the Way for the Privacy-First Advertising Future

TransUnion, Neustar, InfoSum | August 26, 2022

Neustar, Inc., a TransUnion company, today announced the availability of Neustar Unified Identity - its leading suite of identity resolution and data capabilities – in the InfoSum Data Clean Room. This multi-party identity management and data collaboration solution makes privacy-enhanced audience creation and data enrichment a reality for partners across the brand, agency, and publisher world. Clients can now connect and share their offline and online customer data - in a secure, easy-to-use clean room - to scale their audience segmentation and omnichannel targeting initiatives. The InfoSum Data Clean Room leverages secure multi-party computing to compare and analyze overlapping datasets without commingling or moving data. The solution greatly reduces client and partner risk of consumer data exposure or misuse across their advertising initiatives. Additionally, every InfoSum client will have access to the world-class identity resolution and data enrichment capabilities of Neustar. Marketing and data analytics users can now securely match, enrich, and analyze their identity data directly within their data clean room. This partnership enables seamless analysis and prediction of shared demographics, behavioral attributes, and consumer psychographics across first-party datasets from multiple advertising partners including brands, agencies, publishers, and data providers. Using identity resolution improves the value of clean room analysis by increasing the scale and fidelity of the combined data set. “The combination of our privacy-first data clean room capabilities and Neustar’s world class identity resolution and data enrichment capabilities paves the way for data-driven advertising in a privacy-first, increasingly data-deprived advertising world,” said Lauren Wetzel, InfoSum COO. “The combination of our privacy-first data clean room capabilities and Neustar’s world class identity resolution and data enrichment capabilities paves the way for data-driven advertising in a privacy-first, increasingly data-deprived advertising world,” said Lauren Wetzel, InfoSum COO. “This partnership will help brand, agency, and publisher partners realize their advertising and revenue goals despite the unprecedented challenges of data deprecation.” InfoSum data collaboration technology centers around non-movement of data, with holistic data governance and granular permission controls creating a safe means to share customer information. InfoSum’s non-movement of data approach to clean rooms enables marketers to understand the true overlap across multiple data sets for intelligent analysis, activation, and measurement. “With InfoSum, we’re helping prepare the marketing world for the transformative changes happening in customer data and B2C marketing,” said Michael Schoen, EVP, Marketing Solutions at Neustar, a TransUnion company. “This partnership reflects our strategic focus on consumer trust and the privacy-enhanced technologies and identity resolution capabilities that make delivering relevant and valuable customer experiences possible.” Neustar Unified Identity is the only end-to-end identity management solution that enables resolution of offline to online identifiers by responsibly connecting people, location, and device data. The solution - powered by Neustar’s unrivaled identity graph platform OneID™ - transforms data management to enable better data-driven decision making and outcomes for brands by supporting data onboarding, linking, enrichment, and validation. About TransUnion (NYSE: TRU) TransUnion is a global information and insights company that makes trust possible in the modern economy. We do this by providing an actionable picture of each person so they can be reliably represented in the marketplace. As a result, businesses and consumers can transact with confidence and achieve great things. We call this Information for Good®. A leading presence in more than 30 countries across five continents, TransUnion provides solutions that help create economic opportunity, great experiences, and personal empowerment for hundreds of millions of people. https://www.transunion.com About Neustar Neustar, Inc., a TransUnion company, is a leader in identity resolution providing the data and technology that enable trusted connections between companies and people at the moments that matter most. Neustar offers industry-leading solutions in marketing, risk and communications that responsibly connect data on people, devices and locations, continuously corroborated through billions of transactions. Learn how your company can benefit from the power of trusted connections. home.neustar About InfoSum InfoSum is the world’s leading data collaboration platform and the only secure data clean room, empowering companies to deliver better customer experiences while prioritizing customer privacy. InfoSum enables safe connections between multiple parties to unlock the full potential of their customer data without risk of exposure or misuse. InfoSum not only prioritizes consumer privacy, but enhances it with patented, non-movement of data technology to create the most protected, most connected, and most accessible data collaboration network. InfoSum was founded in 2016 with a vision to connect the world’s data without ever sharing it. The company has multiple patents, protecting its invention of the ‘non-movement of data.’ InfoSum is based in the US, UK, Europe and Australia and New Zealand. The company is poised for continued growth following a Series B investment in August 2021, and a rapidly expanding client base.

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Teikametrics’ Marketplace Optimization Platform, Flywheel 2.0, Adds AI-Powered Automation to Maximize Advertising Performance Across Marketplaces

Teikametrics | August 05, 2022

Teikametrics, the leading optimization platform for sellers on Amazon and Walmart, today announced that its flagship product, Flywheel 2.0, now automatically optimizes keyword targets across multiple marketplaces. The top online marketplaces in the world sold $3.23 trillion in goods in 2021, and the competition to get on the coveted first page of results in those marketplaces is increasing. Brands can run ads across multiple marketplaces (Amazon, Walmart, Target and more) to gain a competitive advantage, but managing effective keywords and bids simultaneously can quickly become overwhelming. Flywheel 2.0 delivers the only AI targeting algorithm that automatically harvests top-performing keywords across a seller’s marketplaces then applies them everywhere the seller’s products appear. The automation solution dramatically increases the volume of performing keyword targets, which is especially important when launching a new marketplace, and continues to optimize performance holistically across sellers’ marketplaces dynamically. “Sellers are looking to diversify across multiple marketplaces, but optimizing advertising on more than one marketplace at the same time adds complexity,” said Alasdair McLean-Foreman, CEO and founder of Teikametrics. “Sellers are looking to diversify across multiple marketplaces, but optimizing advertising on more than one marketplace at the same time adds complexity,” said Alasdair McLean-Foreman, CEO and founder of Teikametrics. “Our new AI-powered algorithm in Flywheel 2.0 solves for this by dynamically using the sellers’ best-performing keywords across multiple marketplaces. As a result, we’re giving multi-channel sellers a big competitive advantage, especially for those launching on new channels like Walmart.” Flywheel 2.0 is available to try risk-free via a free trial (no credit card required). Sellers with less than $10,000 per month in sales can use Flywheel 2.0 completely free. Multi-Channel Marketplace Acceleration via Walmart With Flywheel 2.0 Teikametrics is the leading AI-optimization platform for Walmart, the fastest-growing marketplace in North America. Thousands of Amazon sellers have diversified by adding their products to Walmart, and Flywheel 2.0 helps accelerate their business on this new channel. Leading organic foods brand BetterBody Foods worked with Teikametrics and improved total sales on Walmart.com by 38x by increasing advertising by 5x while increasing return on ad spend (ROAS) by 6x. Along with cross-marketplace insights, Flywheel 2.0 offers detailed metrics, including product-level sales, advertising, and profitability, allowing sellers to visualize data that can diagnose inefficiencies and uncover growth opportunities. To learn more about how Flywheel 2.0 saves sellers time and removes complexity by completely automating product-first, full-funnel advertising, visit teikametrics.com/flywheel. About Teikametrics Teikametrics’ AI-powered Marketplace Optimization Platform helps sellers and brand owners maximize their potential on the world’s most valuable marketplaces. Founded in 2015, Teikametrics uses proprietary AI technology to maximize profitability in a simple SaaS interface. Teikametrics optimizes more than $8 billion in GMV across thousands of sellers around the world, with brands including Munchkin, mDesign, Clarks, Nutribullet, Conair, Nutrafol, and Solo Stove trusting Teikametrics to unlock the full potential of their selling and advertising on Amazon, Walmart, and other marketplaces.

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Comcast Advertising Appoints Pooja Midha to Lead Effectv

Comcast Advertising | September 15, 2022

Comcast Advertising today announced that it has appointed Pooja Midha as Executive Vice President and General Manager for Effectv, the advertising sales division of Comcast Cable. She replaces James Rooke, who recently took on the role of president, Comcast Advertising. In this position, Midha will oversee a national team spanning sales and sales development, operations, technology, product, data innovation and insights, and customer experience. She will continue to foster the company’s efforts to bring more widespread use of data to TV strategies, including the focus on multi-screen, audience-based advertising, as well as driving the growth of addressable advertising and programmatic capabilities across the company. Midha will report to Comcast Advertising President James Rooke. She will be based in New York. “Pooja is the right leader for Effectv at this time, especially as the company continues its transformation within the rapidly changing television landscape,” said Rooke. “Pooja is the right leader for Effectv at this time, especially as the company continues its transformation within the rapidly changing television landscape,” said Rooke. “Through her recent work at Comcast Advertising, as well as her work within the industry as a pioneer and catalyst in driving innovation across both sales and software for premium premium video advertising, I am confident that she will lead the Effectv team to the next level of success.” Midha has over 20 years of experience in the media and advertising sector, with a track record of transforming businesses, creating new models, developing brands and partnerships, and exceeding revenue goals. She has extensive knowledge of digital, video and television advertising, from pioneering digital and cross-screen strategies for major media companies and cable networks, to shepherding new technologies focused on consumer engagement and measurement for premium video. In her role as Comcast Advertising’s first-ever chief growth officer, Midha oversaw global marketing across Comcast Advertising, FreeWheel and Effectv, including the launch of Effectv’s sales development organization. In addition to strengthening each unit’s brand and differentiated value, she worked with the leadership team to enhance the company’s products and solutions within a shifting, multi-screen landscape, emphasizing data and customer value. “I’m excited, humbled and very much looking forward to leading Effectv in my new role,” Midha said. “In the last two years, Effectv has made significant progress in its mission to become the world’s smartest audience delivery company. I can’t wait to start working with the leadership team and network of talented employees to accelerate industry innovation and drive business results for our clients by combining the power of TV with the best of digital to connect their brands with multi-screen audiences.” Prior to joining Comcast Advertising, Midha served as president of the advertising technology company true[X]. Before true[X], Midha was senior vice president, digital ad sales and operations for the ABC Television Network. Earlier in her career, Midha held a variety of senior sales and marketing roles at Viacom (now Paramount), including positions at MTV Networks, MTV Networks International and Nickelodeon. She started her career in advertising sales at Dow Jones & Company. Midha is a frequent industry spokesperson and thought leader and has won numerous industry awards, including being named a 2016 Adweek Young Influential and a 2021 Multichannel News Wonder Woman. She holds a bachelor’s degree from Lehigh University and an MBA from Columbia Business School. Midha lives with her husband and two young daughters in New York City. About Comcast Advertising Comcast Advertising is the advertising division of Comcast Cable. As a global leader in media, technology and advertising, Comcast Advertising fosters powerful connections between brands and their audiences as well as among publishers, distributors, MVPDs, agencies and other industry players. Effectv, its advertising sales division, helps local, regional and national advertisers connect with their audiences on every screen by using advanced data to drive targeting and measurement of their campaigns. FreeWheel, its media and technology arm, provides the technology, data enablement and convergent marketplaces required to ensure buyers and sellers can transact across all screens, across all data types and all sales channels, in order to ensure the ultimate goal – results for marketers. Comcast Cable, along with NBCUniversal and Sky, is part of the Comcast Corporation (NASDAQ: CMCSA). Visit http://comcastadvertising.com/ to learn more.

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