Apple’s ad agency has layoffs as the company beefs up its in-house ads group

cnbc | November 05, 2019

Media Arts Lab, a unit within Omnicom Group agency TBWA that’s dedicated to Apple advertising, laid off several staffers Monday. The company wouldn’t say how many were laid off, but a report from Bloomberg, which first broke the news, placed the number at 50. “Yesterday was a difficult day, as we had to part with some of our talented colleagues,” a TBWA/Media Arts Lab spokeswoman said in a statement to CNBC Tuesday. “Our relationship with Apple has never been stronger, but as the needs of our client continue to evolve, we must adapt and continue to evolve the composition of our teams. Decisions like this are never easy, nor are they taken lightly, but unfortunately it is the nature of the advertising business. We are incredibly grateful for the many contributions of those who are leaving us and the impact they have made at MAL and on the work.”

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Magnite | January 13, 2023

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Start.io and Nimbus Help Integrate Bidding with Programmatic Advertising

Start.io | December 28, 2022

For efficient and effective mobile application ad targeting, the purchase and placement of ad space are automated using software for programmatic media buying. Deriving the maximum monetization benefits from programmatic media buying optimizes ad revenues and helps generate a higher return on investment (ROI) for advertisers. For this, Start.io, a popular software development kit (SDK) and monetization software, is partnering with Nimbus, a header bidding platform for programmatic media buying. Start.io's SDK is used by over half a million apps each month. The partnership will allow mobile publishers and developers to access first-price auction bidders through Nimbus in order to maximize revenue and provide polished ad experiences. Avoiding advertisers from paying for ads that are not seen by users and only paying for the ads that are seen by users helps optimize the advertising ROI. Nimbus’ header bidding platform for programmatic media buying aims to benefit both the advertisers and the publishers with its innovative collaboration. Start.io and Nimbus together will provide some of the most comprehensive reporting with their edges in monetization and ad auctions, respectively. Nimbus is a new, agnostic ad platform that combines a competitive programmatic auction with comprehensive reporting. Start.io is a mobile marketing and audience platform that uses direct integration with over 500,000 monthly active apps to provide access to global first-party data for predicting behaviors and identifying growth opportunities. The partnership between the two companies will make more inventory available and combine the audience-based demand from Start.io with the demand from Nimbus. Real-time bidding (RTB) during ads allows advertisers to bid on ad inventory in real time through an auction process. On the other hand, programmatic direct will let advertisers buy ad space from publishers in real time, so they won't have to go through an auction. This will make ads look better. This creates an advertising ecosystem that works better for both publishers and advertisers. "Partnering with Nimbus allows us to offer additional integration methods with publishers through the Nimbus in-app bidding solution. I'm excited to see the results this partnership will bring to both Start.io and Nimbus." - Ravit Ross, Start.io CRO We are excited to partner with Start.io to offer publishers another premium and diverse demand partner. Start.io has a rich history within the app ecosystem, and we look forward to them bringing that experience to the Nimbus umbrella of demand partners." - Adam Gray, Sr. Director of Programmatic Growth, Nimbus About Start.io Start.io is a mobile marketing and audience platform that uses AI for more efficient, effective, and precise mobile marketing and audience targeting. Our mission is to empower marketers and developers by reinventing mobile marketing and providing easy marketing solutions. Start.io's direct integration with 500,000 mobile apps that are used at least once a month gives it access to a level of global first-party data that has never been seen before. This data can be used to understand and predict behavior, find new opportunities, and fuel growth.

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Integral Ad Science | November 23, 2022

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