African e-commerce startup Jumia files for IPO on NYSE

TechCrunch | March 12, 2019

Pan-African e-commerce company Jumia filed for an IPO on the New York Stock Exchange today, per SEC documents and confirmation from CEO Sacha Poignonnec to TechCrunch.The valuation, share price and timeline for public stock sales will be determined over the coming weeks for the Nigeria-headquartered company.With a smooth filing process, Jumia will become the first African tech startup to list on a major global exchange.Poignonnec would not pinpoint a date for the actual IPO, but noted the minimum SEC timeline for beginning sales activities (such as road shows) is 15 days after submitting first documents. Lead adviser on the listing is Morgan Stanley

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In less than a decade, we have seen social media steadily transform from a fascination among students into a proven business and marketing tool. From Facebook and Twitter to Pinterest and Snapchat, social media blurs the lines between our personal and professional lives. In fact, nearly one-third of the world’s population1 and nine out of ten American companies2 use social media.

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In less than a decade, we have seen social media steadily transform from a fascination among students into a proven business and marketing tool. From Facebook and Twitter to Pinterest and Snapchat, social media blurs the lines between our personal and professional lives. In fact, nearly one-third of the world’s population1 and nine out of ten American companies2 use social media.

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IAS Research Reveals Ads Placed Alongside Pro-Sustainability Contexts Increase Brand

Integral Ad Science | November 02, 2022

Integral Ad Science (IAS), a global leader in digital media quality, has released the results of its online survey among Australian online users to understand consumer attitudes towards environmental causes and sustainability. Jessica Miles, country manager ANZ at IAS, said, “Our study shows that sustainability needs to play an important role in a brand’s advertising strategy. Consumers not only expect businesses to play a leading role but are more likely to favour a brand that advocates for environmental causes." Jessica Miles, country manager ANZ at IAS, said, “Our study shows that sustainability needs to play an important role in a brand’s advertising strategy. Consumers not only expect businesses to play a leading role but are more likely to favour a brand that advocates for environmental causes. Given this heightened consumer awareness, contextual alignment is critical. Marketers can increase consumer favourability by aligning a positive advocacy message with positive content. Conversely, marketers must be mindful of misinformation or negative sentiment to ensure their reputation is not tarnished. Marketers now have the opportunity to make an impact by actively leveraging their position as storytellers with a strong and credible message and deliver ads in the most relevant environments.” Key highlights: 92% of Australian consumers plan to do more to support environmental causes and help mitigate climate change. People are more engaged with the climate crisis than ever before; consequently, most Australians plan to pursue a more sustainable lifestyle. Avoiding single-use plastics is the most common way consumers demonstrate their commitment to sustainability, with 67% saying they would limit usage. Reducing energy and water consumption to limit carbon footprint (53%) is the next biggest area of focus. 49% of shoppers seek out sustainable products, and 44% say they plan to purchase from brands/companies that support environmental causes. In comparison, 41% begin to reconsider spending on physical items and plan to reduce the number of goods they purchase. Australian consumers place a high priority on environmental causes. The study found that sustainability and climate change remain top of mind and are one of the biggest social issues Australian consumers are concerned about right now after the cost of living crisis. For the world to change, most Australian consumers (90%) recognise that brands and advertisers must actively advocate for environmental causes, sustainability and ways to combat climate change. Almost three-quarters (70%) of consumers have a more favourable view of brands that advocate for environmental causes. Brands benefit most from supporting environmental content. For the study, IAS tested consumer reaction to ads alongside content that was neutral on environmental causes and compared that with reaction to ads alongside content that advocated for environmental causes. Ads with messaging that matches or is related to the content headline show higher favourability for positive/neutral sentiment content. It revealed that a standard ad placed alongside a positively-laden headline advocating for environmental causes benefited from a +90% boost in favourability than the ad would have had alongside a neutral headline. About Integral Ad Science Integral Ad Science (IAS) is a global leader in digital media quality. IAS makes every impression count, ensuring that ads are viewable by real people, in safe and suitable environments, activating contextual targeting, and driving supply path optimization. Our mission is to be the global benchmark for trust and transparency in digital media quality for the world’s leading brands, publishers, and platforms. We do this through data-driven technologies with actionable real-time signals and insight. Founded in 2009 and headquartered in New York, IAS works with thousands of top advertisers and premium publishers worldwide. For more information, visit integralads.com.

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Appsumer Launches Free Package to Enable Cross-Channel Insights for Scaling App Advertisers

Appsumer, InMobi | September 21, 2022

Appsumer by InMobi, a leading performance insights platform for mobile app advertisers, has launched Appsumer Starter, a complimentary automated cross-channel dashboard and reporting solution. The globally-available solution automates performance insights for app advertisers who are scaling across the channels they most commonly use—including Meta, Google, Apple Search Ads, TikTok and Snap as well as InMobi—delivering actionable high-level dashboards and granular reports through a centralized platform. A recent Appsumer benchmark report found that scaling advertisers have struggled to diversify across channels compared to the largest advertisers since Apple’s App Tracking Transparency (ATT) was released. Scaling app advertisers' lack of internal data science and engineering resources puts them at a disadvantage when it comes to cross-channel insights, impacting their ability to exponentially scale. “When you look at the massive changes app marketers have had to address—the impact of ATT, SKAdNetwork attribution and looking ahead towards Android Privacy Sandbox, ad measurement became much more complex, especially for smaller apps who bore the brunt,” says Shumel Lais, General Manager for Appsumer by InMobi. “When you look at the massive changes app marketers have had to address—the impact of ATT, SKAdNetwork attribution and looking ahead towards Android Privacy Sandbox, ad measurement became much more complex, especially for smaller apps who bore the brunt,” says Shumel Lais, General Manager for Appsumer by InMobi. “Our recent acquisition by InMobi gave us the opportunity to build a solution to help those players on the rise with the tools they need to grow.” Appsumer Starter leverages the core reporting infrastructure, designed for the scale of the biggest mobile app advertisers, combined with InMobi’s knowledge of diversifying the channel mix to deliver a solution enables app advertisers to reach for scale. Free entry for these first six channels is quick and easy to set up with Appsumer Starter providing smaller advertisers and independent app developers the tools to expand advertising channels quickly and effectively. Appsumer Starter delivers a view of high-level and granular insights across performance advertising channels. The free plan packs the following capabilities: Automated data ingestion: Cross-channel cost data from Facebook, Google, Apple Search Ads, TikTok, Snap and InMobi unified with conversion data from mobile measurement partners including Adjust, Appsflyer, Branch and Kochava. Easy-to-use dashboards and reports: Self-service dashboards and reports deliver high-level glanceable views of key KPIs and granular performance views to identify optimization opportunities for growth. Easy set-up and no fee: Free access to the most used channels and set-up that removes time spent reporting in a matter of days. Scaling app advertisers can leave behind their manual reporting processes in a matter of days by claiming their free account here. About Appsumer Appsumer by InMobi, is a leading performance insights platform built for performance marketing teams at consumer mobile apps who want to accelerate user acquisition more effectively. Appsumer aggregates and normalizes cross-channel cost, attribution, revenue, and predictive data and visualizes it in an easy-to-use business intelligence (BI) tool for user acquisition (UA) teams. This gives marketers a single tool to help them make more effective optimization decisions and potentially improve performance. Appsumer, part of InMobi, supports user acquisition teams at top-grossing consumer mobile apps worldwide including Lovoo, Miniclip, Trainline, and Picsart. For more information, visit www.appsumer.io About InMobi InMobi is a leading provider of content, monetization, and marketing technologies that help fuel growth for industries around the world. The company’s end-to-end advertising software platform, connected content and commerce experiences activate audiences, drive real connections, and diversify revenue for businesses globally. With deep expertise and unique reach in mobile, InMobi is a trusted and transparent technology partner for marketers, content creators and businesses of all kinds. Incorporated in Singapore, InMobi maintains a large presence in San Francisco, London, and Bangalore and has operations in New York, Chicago, Kansas City, Los Angeles, Delhi, Mumbai, Beijing, Shanghai, Jakarta, Manila, Kuala Lumpur, Sydney, Melbourne, Seoul, Tokyo, and Dubai. To learn more, visit inmobi.com.

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Imaginuity Acquires Beacon Advertising

Imaginuity, Beacon Advertising | November 09, 2022

Imaginuity® announced the acquisition of Beacon Advertising, a deal that includes Evan Meeks, co-founder of Beacon, becoming Executive Director of Client Partnerships at Imaginuity. Already one of the largest independent marketing services providers in the Southwest, the combined operation will do business under the Imaginuity brand. Beacon Advertising was founded in 2015, and serves clients across the restaurant, retail, and B2B space, building brands with creative solutions in broadcast, digital, social, print, POP, and packaging. The Beacon team and its leadership will further strengthen Imaginuity’s business and their support of over 3,300 client locations across North America. “This acquisition is accretive to our integrated service offering by adding more marketing talent and multi-location clients to our growing agency,” said Taylor Calise, CEO of Imaginuity. “This acquisition is accretive to our integrated service offering by adding more marketing talent and multi-location clients to our growing agency,” said Taylor Calise, CEO of Imaginuity. “We’re especially excited to welcome Evan and his extensive brand management and media agency experience to our executive team.” Imaginuity provides integrated marketing services complemented by its proprietary AdScience® customer data platform that collects and analyzes data along the customer journey. “Blending our team into Imaginuity means we can provide our clients broader marketing services along their customer journey from traditional media to online media, all the way to conversion on any device,” added Meeks. The combined operations will employ nearly 120 team members and will report 2022 capitalized billings of approximately $200 million. Imaginuity is headquartered in downtown Dallas. About Imaginuity Imaginuity is the integrated agency that is reimagining marketing for the connected age. The agency’s proprietary AdScience® customer data platform collects, manages, analyzes and activates data to drive more efficient conversions throughout the customer journey. Headquartered in Dallas, Imaginuity provides integrated marketing services, including brand experience, advertising, traditional and digital media buying, paid and organic search, social media, web development, UX, AI, data analytics and database marketing services. More information is available at www.imaginuity.com.

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