Amazon Building Big Ad Business From What You Buy

Newsmax | January 23, 2019

Online-retailing titan Amazon.com Inc. reportedly is building a profitable advertising business essentially by cashing in on consumers’ online buying habits. Ads sold by Amazon (AMZN), once a limited offering at the company, can now be considered a third major pillar of its business, along with e-commerce and cloud computing, the New York Times explained. “Amazon’s advertising business is worth about $125 billion, more than Nike or IBM, Morgan Stanley estimates. At its core are ads placed on Amazon.com by makers of toilet paper or soap that want to appear near product search results on the site,” the Times explained. “But many ad agencies are particularly excited by another area of advertising that is less obvious to many consumers. The company has been steadily expanding its business of selling video or display ads the square and rectangular ads on sites across the web and gaining ground on the industry leaders, Google and Facebook,” the Times said.

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In this episode of Web Profits TV Alex talks candidly about how to advertise on social media. KEY TAKEAWAYS 1. Create content that educates or entertains 2. If you give away content that people would pay money for, for free, you establish trust and differentiate yourself from your competition 3. Post your content on Facebook because it's the biggest social media platform and create an ad campaign promoting that content to your target market (note: the same applies to any other social media platform as well).

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In this episode of Web Profits TV Alex talks candidly about how to advertise on social media. KEY TAKEAWAYS 1. Create content that educates or entertains 2. If you give away content that people would pay money for, for free, you establish trust and differentiate yourself from your competition 3. Post your content on Facebook because it's the biggest social media platform and create an ad campaign promoting that content to your target market (note: the same applies to any other social media platform as well).

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Targetspot and Gadsme Join Forces to Launch In-Game Audio Ads to the World

Targetspot, Gadsme | September 16, 2022

Targetplay, a new division of Targetspot (Paris:ALTGS) (Brussels:ALTGS) dedicated to gaming, today announces a new representation partnership with Gadsme, a global premium in-game monetisation platform adopted by major studios including Voodoo, Ubisoft, Tilting Point, TapNation and Lion Studios. Global demand partners from the Targetplay network across the USA, Europe, LATAM and APAC will be able to access Gadsme’s supply side network of mobile games studios at scale. Guillaume Monteaux, CEO of Gadsme, declared: “We are focused on delivering best in class non-intrusive monetization solutions to our gaming community and our elegant and unique audio format - jointly developed with Targetplay - is designed to maximise audio KPI’s and minimise user disruption.” Guillaume Monteaux, CEO of Gadsme, declared: “We are focused on delivering best in class non-intrusive monetization solutions to our gaming community and our elegant and unique audio format - jointly developed with Targetplay - is designed to maximise audio KPI’s and minimise user disruption.” The most premium inventory in the market Adam Pattison, Global Head of Targetplay, said : “Our advertising partners have been experimenting with in-game audio, and our partnership with Gadsme gives them access to some of the most premium inventory in the market today.” “Targetspot was always a pioneer in the audio industry and with this division we maintain our vision of opening new possibilities in the audio advertising industry. Mobile gaming advertising spending is forecasted to reach 130 billion dollars worldwide in 2025*, a great opportunity for audio ads who are preferred by 75% of mobile users over video ads** because they allow the gamer to keep playing”, stated Mario Cabanas, General Manager at Targetspot. *Source: Source: Juniper Research; ID 1240471 I Survey period: 2020, worldwide ** Source: Audiomob study About Gadsme Gadsme is a premium In-Game Ad monetisation solution, specialising in non-intrusive Ad formats. Recently backed by UbiSoft and Galazy Interactive and working with some of the largest gaming and advertisers worldwide. Their unique product offers stability and premium inventory, with a suite of options, including clickable performance based In-Game ads, to serve the entire advertising world with measurable KPIs and maximise revenue for game studios. About Targetspot Targetspot, an AdTech group company listed on the Brussels and Paris stock exchanges, has been a leader and pioneer in digital audio since 2007. Targetspot connects brands to their target audiences via an inventory of leading publishers across all areas of digital audio. Through its proprietary technologies, Targetspot provides end-to-end integration between advertisers and publishers, for contextually targeted, cookie-free campaigns involving both direct and programmatic buying. Targetspot is also a leader in audio streaming, its Shoutcast brand enabling over 85,000 radio stations to be streamed online. Targetspot is operational in 9 countries and employs around 100 people worldwide.

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IMA Launches Global Ad Campaign Highlighting the Need for Skilled CMAs in Businesses

IMA®, The Gate | September 14, 2022

Today, IMA® (Institute of Management Accountants), the association of accountants and financial professionals in business, launched a new global, integrated advertising campaign in support of the CMA® (Certified Management Accountant) certification program. The multi-channel campaign was developed in partnership with The Gate, an international advertising agency and marketing services company, for the seventh consecutive year. The ads look to empower accounting and finance professionals to take control and explore how the CMA certification can help advance their careers. The videos and digital executions take an empathetic look at feeling invisible and being stuck in executing routine, daily tasks. They serve to inspire real, behavioral change among individuals to get to the next level, where they can drive strategic decisions, make an impact on their business, and step up to a leadership role. The message remains that accounting and finance professionals with a CMA will always be in demand and this year's campaign emphasizes that the certification will make professionals visible to their colleagues, managers, and organizations. "Our campaign taps into the insight that many accountants feel invisible at work and stuck in a slow-moving career. But if they step up and get their CMA, they'll have the skills they need to feel seen and appreciated," said David Bernstein, Chief Creative Officer, The Gate. "Our campaign taps into the insight that many accountants feel invisible at work and stuck in a slow-moving career. But if they step up and get their CMA, they'll have the skills they need to feel seen and appreciated," said David Bernstein, Chief Creative Officer, The Gate. The ads are accessible here: "Take control of your career as a CMA" "You'll go places with the CMA" "At a time when companies are facing new challenges, rising costs, resource constraints, and looking at completely new ways of doing business, the skills of CMAs are more valuable than ever," said Ellen Gurevich, CAE, CMO and senior vice president of marketing at IMA. "Employers need to have finance and accounting leaders who can step up to create insights and strategies to keep up with the pace of change and break through. CMAs are equipped to analyze and deliver results in ways that others cannot. They have the skills necessary to serve as strategic advisors in their organizations, and in turn, advance their careers." The CMA verifies mastery of the 12 most critical practice areas in management accounting, including planning and analysis, performance management, and risk management. Earning the CMA enables finance and accounting professionals to contribute actively to organizational strategy as business partners and to make the leap from more traditional and junior-level finance roles into more strategic leadership positions. This means that CMAs are well-positioned to make the leap from more traditional and junior-level finance roles into strategic leadership positions. The campaign utilizes connected television, programmatic display, social media, streaming audio, search engine marketing, industry specific newsletters, and has global extensions in IMA's key regions. There will also be a concurrent public relations campaign, and promotions on IMA's website and social channels. About IMA® (Institute of Management Accountants) IMA® is one of the largest and most respected associations focused exclusively on advancing the management accounting profession. Globally, IMA supports the profession through research, the CMA® (Certified Management Accountant) and CSCA® (Certified in Strategy and Competitive Analysis) programs, continuing education, networking, and advocacy of the highest ethical business practices. Twice named Professional Body of the Year by The Accountant/International Accounting Bulletin, IMA has a global network of about 140,000 members in 150 countries and 350 professional and student chapters. Headquartered in Montvale, N.J., USA, IMA provides localized services through its four global regions: The Americas, Asia/Pacific, Europe and Middle East/India. For more information about IMA, please visit www.imanet.org. About The Gate The Gate, New York is a full-service advertising agency. We take bigger leaps with fewer steps by blending strategy, creative, media and technology to make sure nothing gets in the way. So, when you find The Gate, you can walk through walls. This approach has led to successful communication programs for clients in finance, consumer goods, luxury, insurance, energy, and more. The Gate manages over $250 million in client advertising and has a network of offices in New York, San Francisco, London, Edinburgh, and Shanghai. For more information, visit us.thegateworldwide.com.

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Adform UK Continues its Growth With Four New Appointments

Adform | September 27, 2022

Adform, the only global, independent, and fully integrated advertising platform built for modern marketing, announce a significant expansion of its UK team with the appointment of four new team members: Julien Sneeuwjagt – enterprise sales director; Allan Sheriff – global account director; David Lionel – sales account development manager; and Milica Lukic – account director. Adform’s London office has grown to a team of 30 since it was established nearly 10 years ago and mirrors the growth the company is experiencing globally. Established in Denmark in 2002, Adform now has offices in Europe, Africa, North America, Asia, and Australia, and a team of more than 650 employees, serving more than 2,000 clients and supporting over 25,000 accounts. Adform’s solutions include the full spectrum of ad tech capabilities: demand side platform, supply side platform, ad server and data management platform for advertisers and publishers, and a world-leading, award-winning identity solution. Its Adform Flow platform enables seamless management of the whole advertising campaign lifecycle across all digital channels, enabling frictionless cross-media activation and giving clients unprecedented control. A leader in the identity space, its ID Fusion solution enables marketers to deploy campaigns based on first-party IDs alongside third-party cookies, enabling marketers to unlock scale with a cookie-less, ID-agnostic approach. Adform helps both advertisers and publishers thrive and evolve towards an advertising ecosystem that is transparent, open and privacy-centric. In the United Kingdom, Adform works with key global, and independent, advertising agencies as well as direct accounts, serving over 100 clients / accounts in sectors ranging from telecom, financial services, automotive, and retail to FMCG, sports or entertainment. Julien Sneeuwjagt joins as enterprise sales director and will lead Adform’s UK conversations with new clients in retail and e-commerce, food and beverage, and financial services, as well as independent agencies. He has a 20-year career in sales and marketing, primarily in financial services and ad tech. Global account director Allan Sheriff will be responsible for Adform’s largest accounts and brings eleven years of programmatic experience with independent trading desks, agency, and client-side. David Lionel, joining as sales account development manager, will nurture new business and new clients, supporting agencies and advertisers, and helping them engage confidently with Adform’s full stack of ad tech solutions. Milica Lukic joins as an account director, responsible for Adform’s existing clients, focusing on helping them grow their businesses by leveraging Adform’s platform and products. Phil Acton, country manager of Adform in the United Kingdom, said, “I’m delighted to welcome our new recruits to Adform. Our growth is being dictated by our clients’ needs, and strengthening our UK team means we are even better placed to deliver seamless ad tech solutions to advertisers and publishers, as the industry experiences major transformation to a more open, fair, and privacy-centric internet.” Phil Acton, country manager of Adform in the United Kingdom, said, “I’m delighted to welcome our new recruits to Adform. Our growth is being dictated by our clients’ needs, and strengthening our UK team means we are even better placed to deliver seamless ad tech solutions to advertisers and publishers, as the industry experiences major transformation to a more open, fair, and privacy-centric internet.” About Adform Adform is the only global, independent and fully integrated advertising platform built for modern marketing. Its unique enterprise technology – Adform FLOW – harnesses superior user experience and a scalable, modular and open architecture, to enable seamless management of the whole campaign lifecycle. It provides clients with enhanced control and transparency across their advertising operations, including ownership of all data from their campaigns. Since 2002, Adform has developed technology to enhance human/machine collaboration and deliver augmented intelligence, thereby amplifying business results for its clients around the world.

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