Amazon will survive the HQ2 fiasco. Its bigger problem is winning over reluctant advertisers

Amazon | February 22, 2019

What a week it's been for Amazon. The company accustomed to being slobbered over by local municipalities got a cold welcome when it tried to expand to New York City, and ended up pulling out. It was another sign that the public's goodwill toward big tech is fading.

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Managing digital advertising campaigns can be empowering, exciting, and…overwhelming. Which campaign KPIs should you be monitoring daily, and which can you filter out?In this episode of The Playbook, Nanigans Senior Product Specialist Erik Mansur discusses the advertising metrics that most deserve your focus.

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Managing digital advertising campaigns can be empowering, exciting, and…overwhelming. Which campaign KPIs should you be monitoring daily, and which can you filter out?In this episode of The Playbook, Nanigans Senior Product Specialist Erik Mansur discusses the advertising metrics that most deserve your focus.

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Zeta Announces Support for AWS for Advertising & Marketing Initiative

Zeta | December 06, 2022

Zeta Global (NYSE:ZETA), a cloud-based marketing technology company that empowers enterprises to acquire, grow, and retain customers more efficiently, today announced support for the AWS for Advertising & Marketing initiative from Amazon Web Services (AWS) to help accelerate advertising and marketing transformation. AWS for Advertising & Marketing is an initiative featuring services and solutions purpose-built to meet the needs of marketers, advertising agencies, publishers, technology providers, and analytics service providers. The initiative helps enterprises deliver personalized experiences to consumers, optimize performance and cost, and innovate on audience segmentation and attribution, while also simplifying the process to select the right tools and partners to help accelerate their growth. Zeta understands that today’s macro-economic environment paired with an always-changing digital landscape is challenging marketers to acquire new customers, maintain loyalty, and grow purchase size and frequency in order to deliver higher return on investment. Additionally, marketers must meet the needs of consumers who continue to demand highly personalized and relevant experiences. The Zeta Marketing Platform, which is available in AWS Marketplace, is built for marketers’ needs in the evolving industry by making real growth easier by unifying identity, intelligence, and activation to deliver better experiences for consumers and better results for brands. “We support AWS as they continue to help innovate marketing technology services and solutions purpose-built to meet the needs of our customers, which include Fortune 500 and middle market marketers, publishers, and solution providers,” said David A. Steinberg, Co-Founder, Chairman, and CEO of Zeta. “We support AWS as they continue to help innovate marketing technology services and solutions purpose-built to meet the needs of our customers, which include Fortune 500 and middle market marketers, publishers, and solution providers,” said David A. Steinberg, Co-Founder, Chairman, and CEO of Zeta. “We expect that this initiative will help Zeta make advancements that support today’s CMO in delivering individualized experiences for consumers and accelerating real growth opportunities for their businesses.” AWS empowers advertisers and marketers to reinvent workloads with solutions to improve audience and customer data management, privacy-enhanced data collaboration, advertising platforms, marketing measurement and ad intelligence, and personalized digital customer experiences. For customers looking for prescriptive, solution-specific support, AWS for Advertising & Marketing identifies leading industry partners, such as Zeta Global, in each sector. Zeta is a member of the AWS Partner Network (APN) and participates in the AWS Independent Software Vendor (ISV) Accelerate Program, a co-sell program that provides software solutions that run on or integrate with AWS. Zeta Marketing Platform is available in AWS Marketplace here. About Zeta Zeta Global Holdings Corp. (NYSE:ZETA) is a leading data-driven, cloud-based marketing technology company that empowers enterprises to acquire, grow and retain customers. The Company’s Zeta Marketing Platform (the “ZMP”) is the largest omnichannel marketing platform with identity data at its core. The ZMP analyzes billions of structured and unstructured data points to predict consumer intent by leveraging sophisticated artificial intelligence to personalize experiences at scale. Founded in 2007 by David A. Steinberg and John Sculley, the Company is headquartered in New York City. For more information, please go to www.zetaglobal.com.

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Lay's Achieves a 92.5% VCR with 6-Second Snackable In-Game Video Ads from Anzu & Eskimi

Lay's, Anzu, Eskimi | November 01, 2022

One of the world’s largest and best-known snack companies, Lay’s, partnered with Eskimi, a full-stack programmatic data platform, and Anzu.io, the world’s most advanced in-game advertising company, to launch an intrinsic in-game video ad campaign to promote its potato chips among the mobile gaming audience in Latvia. Lay’s wanted to leverage gaming to help it reach its target audience of 18-34s and worked with Anzu and Eskimi to get in front of Latvian gamers in the most engaging and non-disruptive way. Lay's in-game video ad campaign featured in titles such as Gravity Rider Zero. The 6-second videos, which were to the point and showcased Lay’s products in a quick and effective manner, worked extremely well in the fast-paced gaming environment and achieved a 92.5% video completion rate, a 98% viewability rate measured by Anzu’s patented 3D ad tracking engine, and cyber security platform HUMAN reported a 0% invalid traffic score for the campaign, reinforcing the low fraud rates associated with gaming environments. “We are very satisfied with the campaign. It allowed us to reach players who are fully focused on their game and won’t tolerate any intrusive advertising. With such high engagement, it’s no wonder we were able to achieve such high completion rates. Only a few ad platforms provide such high-quality placements.”- Kristaps Osis, Key Digital Transformation Specialist, Omnicom Media Group Latvia “The huge success Lay’s has seen from this programmatic campaign demonstrates the power that short-form video ads have in gaming environments if you get them right. By using the 6-second format, keeping the videos to the point, and effectively showcasing their products throughout, Lay’s were able to spread awareness and engage thousands of gamers in a way that was complimentary to the gameplay.” - Chaim Berko, Senior Programmatic Account Manager EMEA, Anzu “The huge success Lay’s has seen from this programmatic campaign demonstrates the power that short-form video ads have in gaming environments if you get them right. By using the 6-second format, keeping the videos to the point, and effectively showcasing their products throughout, Lay’s were able to spread awareness and engage thousands of gamers in a way that was complimentary to the gameplay.” -Chaim Berko, Senior Programmatic Account Manager EMEA, Anzu “In-game is dominating the Baltics! There’s no better way to showcase the intrinsic in-game opportunity than with a globally established brand like Lay’s. We continuously encourage brands to think about the unique gaming environment. Lay’s video perfectly blends into the game as it is short, includes distinctive images and the brand’s logo. We hope to see more FMCG brands dipping into in-game advertising. Let’s not forget that 80% of gamers drink or eat while gaming. These results scream FMCG!” -Gabriele Vileikyte, Product Manager, Eskimi

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Seachange Launches the Xstream™, a Content Monetization Platform

SeaChange International | January 05, 2023

SeaChange International, Inc., a leading provider of streaming platforms, video delivery, advertising, and emerging free ad-supported streaming TV services (FAST) development, has introduced the SeaChange XstreamTM platform, a cloud-based content monetization platform that helps content owners and OEMs maximize advertising revenue on connected TVs (CTVs). SeaChange will launch the Xstream platform formally on January 6th and begin onboarding customers in the first quarter of the new fiscal year. With consumer preferences rapidly shifting away from pay TV to streaming and from subscription services to advertising-funded TV and content offerings, consumers' demand for comprehensive content aggregation and discovery services on CTVs keeps growing. In response to this trend and to provide content access independently, CTVs are rapidly becoming the primary entertainment gateway for households instead of a cable subscription or set-top box. “We are thrilled to launch the Xstream platform, a comprehensive service that capitalizes on the rapid consumer shift to the FAST and CTV markets. As a leading technology vendor, SeaChange combines the deep expertise needed to provide premium user experiences on connected devices, a DNA to deliver end-to-end streaming solutions, and an unmatched product suite for smart ad insertion management." Chris Klimmer, President of SeaChange. To fully maximize on this demand, SeaChange is launching the Xstream platform, which provides the complete set of capabilities to monetize CTV ad inventory for OEMs, content owners, and operating system providers, ranging from streaming enablement via content aggregation to targeted insertion of advertisements from multiple demand sources. About SeaChange International, Inc. SeaChange International is a reputable provider of streaming video services, cable TV broadcast platforms, and cutting-edge advertising insertion technologies. The company collaborates with operators, broadcasters, and content owners across the globe to assist them in providing consumers with the highest-quality video experience. Its StreamVid premium streaming platform enables operators and content owners to launch and grow a direct-to-consumer service to manage, curate, and monetize their content and form a direct relationship with their subscribers. In contrast, its Advanced Advertising Platform helps broadcast and OTT businesses protect and generate new video advertising revenues.

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