Adsquare | September 20, 2021
Adsquare, the global audience and location intelligence company, will collaborate with Unified ID 2.0 to offer precision and measurement solutions for programmatic media buyers and publishers.
Unified ID 2.0 is a new common currency and connective tissue across digital media for the open internet. The ID represents an upgrade to legacy identity solutions. Initially developed by The Trade Desk, Unified ID 2.0 is a soon-to-be open source, industry-wide initiative spanning hundreds of collaborative partners that operate across the open internet.
The ID solution is based on hashed email addresses and phone numbers for use as an identifier for precise ad buying and measurement. Once fully integrated, marketers will be able to activate Adsquare’s audience segments and measure the effectiveness of campaigns connected to Unified ID 2.0 on any collaborating buying platform. Unified ID 2.0 is first rolled out in the United States where it’s currently in beta.
Tom Laband, CEO and co-founder of Adsquare, says: “Our technology allows us to enrich any identifier that is passed along by the supply side as part of a bid request with meaningful data for best campaign results. Therefore, we’re pleased to be part of Unified ID 2.0 and shape the privacy-friendly future of the ad tech ecosystem.“
David Danziger, VP of data partnerships at The Trade Desk comments: “Unified ID 2.0 represents a new, more effective path to connect across digital mediums on the open internet to preserve the quid pro quo of media, which is free content in exchange for relevant advertising. We welcome Adsquare to the growing stable of companies who are joining this important initiative.”
Adsquare is the global audience & location intelligence company helping marketers to understand consumers by connecting their digital and physical worlds. We do this by leveraging audience and location data to reveal consumer behaviour. These insights enable companies to better target and engage with their audiences and to measure marketing effectiveness.
Advertising the currency that makes most digital media possible wasn’t working. Marketers didn’t have access to the data they needed to plan, forecast, and place media effectively. Content creators and publishers had a hard time monetizing their platforms. So our founders set out to create something different an independent media-buying platform focused solely on the buy side. One that puts the success of our clients first, empowering advertisers with data, transparency, and precision to reach the right audience anywhere. And in turn, helps power the content that fuels the free and open internet.
Outbrain | December 10, 2021
Outbrain Inc. (Nasdaq: OB), a leading recommendation platform for the open web, today announced the global roll out for a new Native Advertising Header Bidding solution designed to help media partners boost their monetisation strategy by enabling Outbrain to serve ads on any ad placement.
Native Header Bidding allows the Outbrain advertising engine to programmatically bid into display and video ad units to serve Outbrain Native Ads. This strategic move is designed to help Outbrain media partners maximize revenue from traditional ad units while creating more opportunities for Outbrain advertisers to show their ads and engage customers with Outbrain Native Ads.
We are committed to innovate and help media partners in the open web fund content creation. With Native Header Bidding our goal is to help our partners maximize revenues while delivering a better advertising experience to consumers through Outbrain Native Ads. Native Header Bidding unlocks new revenue potential by creating more advertising opportunities for Outbrain while increasing yield on traditional display and video ad placements.”
Eytan Galai, Chief Revenue Officer of Outbrain
Outbrain enters the Header Bidding space by leveraging its deep integration with media partners which provides unique visibility into contextual performance and behavioral interest signals, enabling bidding efficiency. The result is a more personalized and relevant ad experience for the consumer and maximum performance for marketers.
“Up until now, Outbrain ads were only shown in our recommendation feed but with Native Header Bidding, we now show ads also on display and video ad placements.” said Ayal Steiner, Outbrain VP of Advertising. “The expected result is that users will experience more relevant ads served through native ad experiences that are much more user friendly, and Outbrain advertisers will benefit from more ad inventory which creates new opportunities to engage potential customers on the open web.”
Outbrain’s Native Header Bidding leverages open web header bidding standards with Outbrain remaining an active member and contributor to prebid.org. Outbrain now begins a global roll out of Native Header Bidding with strategic media partners.
Outbrain (Nasdaq: OB) is a leading recommendation platform for the open web. Our technology enables 10 billion daily recommendations to consumers across more than 7,000 online properties and connects advertisers to these audiences to grow their business. Founded in 2006, Outbrain is headquartered in New York with offices in 18 cities worldwide.
MediaRadar | April 08, 2022
MediaRadar recently published a report that sheds light on top brands' overall expenditure on retail media, such as Amazon, Target, and Walmart.
Retail media has always been the area of interest for the consumer packaging goods industry. The plethora of brands worldwide does not shy away from spending big money on the platforms like Google and Facebook. According to MediaRadar's report, retail sales in the US have touched $4.5 Mn in 2021 alone. And this figure stands to be lucrative for the retail media networks. Moreover, this report states retail media has gained $3Bn+ through more than 35 thousand brands since May 2021.
The report by MediaRadar explains the causes behind this phenomenal spending in retail media. The acquired addressable audiences provide hundreds of millions of data points to the companies like Amazon. This massive amount of data points includes the purchase level data of millions of people. (e.g., hundreds of millions of Prime subscribers)
The retail industry does not depend on third-party data. Third-party cookies are seeing a downfall as companies like Apple and Chrome implement ways to eliminate them together. Instead, the retailers use first-party, shopper-level data to deliver timely and relevant ads. Moreover, the regulations and data privacy concerns through GDPR and CCPA have made collecting and using consumer data more complex than ever. However, retailers get precious consumer data from the consumers themselves.
Consumer electronics companies, telecom service providers, software tracking technology companies and security technology companies have made the tech sector a top spender in retail media, which is followed by the food and retail categories, respectively.
Within MediaRadar's tracking period (May 2021-Jan 2022), Amazon spent more than $1.36 Bn on ads, of which 45% was spent on retail media. Collectively Amazon, Walmart and Target have spent $2.3Bn on the advertisement. Since May, CPG brands have bought over $500 million on ads, accounting for around 17% of all buys (across 22 sites).
Big CPG players like Mondelez, Hormel, Unilever and Kellogg took advantage, spending over $20 million and as much as $46 million to promote their brands.
The CPG giants Mondelez, Hormel, Unilever and Kellogg are top players in the race of ad expenditure, pointing towards their improvised approach in media strategies due to the constantly rising e-commerce market.
Although, given this trend, retail media may appear crowded; however, the brand interest in this media category remains prominent and sustaining.