Business Wire | May 29, 2023
MGID, the global advertising platform, today announced a partnership with Playmaker, the digital sports media company that delivers authentic content experiences through its portfolio of sports media brands. The partnership will see the direct integration of MGID’s native ads across Playmaker’s web properties to maximize user experience and engagement and increase traffic and monetization.
MGID’s network of advertisers across the US, Canada, Brazil, and Mexico will benefit from access to Playmaker’s 101 million monthly web users that engage with a portfolio of sports media brands, including Futbol Sites, Yardbarker Media, and The Nation Network. MGID’s high-quality native advertising offering will enable Playmaker’s media brands to monetize their traffic through non-intrusive and contextually-relevant native ads while also increasing pageviews. MGID’s native ad formats are targeted to the most relevant sections of a user’s content journey to ensure maximum engagement.
“This is a great opportunity for leading advertisers to access Playmaker’s expansive audience of sports fans. Without essential revenue streams, sports media brands cannot serve great content to their fans. At the same time, fans need to see content and ads that enhance their overall experience.” Said Sergio Vives, Global Head of Publisher Acquisition at MGID. “This is great step in our journey to grow our offering and innovate at the edge of digital media advertising. We look forward to connecting Playmaker’s scale of audience to MGID’s relevant, high-quality content.”
“In a changing digital landscape, where effective targeting and attribution is becoming increasingly complex, teaming up with MGID will provide essential alignment between consumer and marketer needs through our trusted brands.” Added Michael Bellom, Head of Revenue Operations at Playmaker. “The integration of native ads and exclusive content recommendations will help users find the right content and ensure marketers reach the right audiences.”
MGID is a global advertising platform helping brands reach unique local audiences at scale. It uses privacy-first, AI-based technology to serve high-quality, relevant ads in brand-safe environments. The company offers a variety of ad formats, including native, display and video to deliver a positive user experience. This enables advertisers to drive performance and awareness, and publishers to retain and monetize their audiences.
Playmaker (TSX-V: PMKR; OTC: PMKRF) is a digital sports media company that acquires and integrates premier fan-centric media brands, curated to deliver highly engaged audiences of sports fans to tier one advertisers, online sports betting operators, and sports federations and leagues. Leveraging its in-house technology stack, Bench, and with a 360-degree view of sports fans, Playmaker delivers authentic digital content experiences for sports fans and best-in-class results for its partners across the Americas.
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PR Newswire | May 10, 2023
Studio71, a global media company, has launched a Vertical Video sales offering that streamlines advertising for brands and agencies, targeting growing mobile audiences watching short-form vertical videos. This product uses consumption data across platforms to enable one-stop targeting and buying against audiences watching short-form vertical videos. It offers insights into user behavior on TikTok, Snapchat, YouTube, and Instagram Reels, helping advertisers reach key audiences despite different platform algorithms.
Studio71 optimizes vertical video ads through its proprietary tool, ARROW, which uses data on audience behavior, interests, and platform algorithms to target unique users across major social platforms within one campaign view. The tool allows the company to serve ads between content, optimizing for the platform and categories most relevant to the target audience. Additionally, Studio71 collaborates with creators to develop custom-branded content tailored to each platform's audience and categories, ensuring optimal performance for brands.
"Brands and agencies are purchasing each of these platforms individually, which can be time-consuming, inefficient, and biased," says Matt Crowley, Co-CEO of Studio71. "That's why we developed our Vertical Video sales product, which provides a mobile-first video solution that enables brands to reach consumers efficiently in targeting the right audiences wherever they are, regardless of the platform, while also optimizing for the most effective delivery based on that brand's KPIs."
Through its partnership with Oracle Moat, Studio71 provides a unified video view of ad performance, enabling brands to track their campaigns and make informed decisions about their marketing strategies. This new product allows brands and agency partners to target desired audiences through Studio71's premium talent network more efficiently and effectively, providing them with a streamlined advertising process that yields measurable results.
"Our platform-agnostic premium talent relationships make Studio71 uniquely positioned to solve the challenge of targeting across multiple platforms in one integrated social campaign. Our partnership with MOAT provides a unified video view of ad engagement and enhances social efficiency for brands and agencies," says Kristin Mason, CRO at Studio71.
With over 15 years of experience fueling the creator economy, Studio71 is an expert at helping brands reach their target audiences through its premium talent creator network. Studio71's new Vertical Video sales product arrives at a time when short-form video content is on the rise and data-driven advertising is increasingly essential. The product provides a comprehensive solution to the challenges of multi-platform advertising and is tailored to meet the needs of today's mobile-first audiences.
Studio71 is a global media company that produces and distributes premium, brand-safe content across all video platforms. The S71 content division produces thousands of original videos for Studio71′s owned and operated channels, podcasts, and apps, and publishes over 1,800 partnered creator channels that generate over 13 billion monthly views across YouTube, Connected TVs, and social media platforms. The S71 sales division connects advertisers with Studio71′s top digital creators for targeted media campaigns and custom branded content. Studio71 is headquartered in Los Angeles with offices in Berlin, New York, Toronto, and London.
PR Newswire | May 17, 2023
Dotdash Meredith (DDM), the largest publisher in America, today launched D/Cipher, a groundbreaking ad targeting tool that makes intent-based targeting at scale a reality, without cookies. D/Cipher connects advertisers to consumers in key moments of intent – as they make decisions, take action, and pursue their passions across DDM's more than 40 iconic brands, on all devices and platforms. Critically, D/Cipher unlocks Apple (iOS) audiences that have been unreachable by advertising cookies for the past two years, estimated at more than 50% of U.S. digital users.
Developed and built by a world-class data science team based on billions of proprietary consumer interactions and content signals, D/Cipher identifies and harnesses consumer intent associated with every piece of DDM's expert-created, actionable, and brand-safe content. D/Cipher allows marketers to connect directly with consumers across all trusted DDM brands, like Allrecipes, PEOPLE, BHG, Byrdie, InStyle, Verywell, FOOD & WINE, Travel & Leisure, Southern Living, Verywell, The Spruce, and Investopedia. DDM brands help 30 million people each day, and D/Cipher gets smarter with each interaction.
"At DDM, our billions of historical consumer signals offer a unique window into how people make decisions and the intent behind their actions," said Joetta Gobell, PhD, SVP, Data Strategy and Insights at DDM. "D/Cipher uniquely translates user intent into targetable marketing segments so advertisers can reach the right person at the right time with the right message, at scale," she said.
As part of the launch, DDM is also announcing the new Dotdash Meredith Performance Guarantee. For marketers using D/Cipher Intent Targeting, DDM will guarantee a performance lift vs. cookie-based or other based audience-based targeting.
"The biggest problem with online advertising today is that cookies don't work and are going away," said Neil Vogel, CEO at DDM. "We are the only publisher able to combine iconic brands, scale, and intent-driven data to solve this. We can now target based on user needs and intent in a way that is markedly superior to cookie or audience-based targeting. And we guarantee it."
For more on D/Cipher, visit dotdashmeredith.com/advertising.
About Dotdash Meredith
Dotdash Meredith is the largest print and digital publisher in America. Nearly 200 million people trust us each month to help them make decisions, take action, and find inspiration. Dotdash Meredith's over 40 iconic brands include PEOPLE, Better Homes & Gardens, Verywell, FOOD & WINE, The Spruce, Allrecipes, Byrdie, REAL SIMPLE, Investopedia, and Southern Living. Dotdash Meredith is based in New York City and is an operating business of IAC (NASDAQ: IAC).