ARF LAUNCHES QUALITY SEAL FOR ADVERTISING RESEARCH

ARF | June 27, 2019

The Advertising Research Foundation (ARF) has developed a quality certification programme to improve the transparency of marketing and advertising research studies. Established to address what the ARF terms as a ‘widening industry trust gap’, the programme will allow ARF members to have their research projects reviewed to ensure that they meet scientific standards regarding study purpose, design, methods and data analysis.

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Mirriad wins AdExchanger award for 'Most Innovative TV Advertising Technology'

Mirriad Advertising | October 21, 2022

Mirriad, the leading in-content advertising company, has won 'Most Innovative TV Advertising Technology' at the 2022 AdExchanger Awards. Announced at the Programmatic I/O awards gala on 17 October 2022, the award from this industry-leading title signals further recognition of in-content advertising as a revolutionary format and Mirriad as a leader of the category. Mirriad's technology and platform create virtual insertions within popular video content, enabling the biggest global brands, across all industry categories, to easily develop and deliver large-scale campaigns in content to connect more effectively with their target audiences. Recent Kantar research shows that audiences prefer in-content advertising 7x more than TV spots, and that combining the two types of advertising creates overall performance lift including ad awareness (+10 ppt), favourability (+5 ppt), and consideration (+5 ppt) when compared to Kantar norms. Stephan Beringer, CEO of Mirriad, said: "In-content advertising is establishing itself as game-changing segment that solves many of the fundamental challenges facing the advertising industry." Stephan Beringer, CEO of Mirriad, said: "In-content advertising is establishing itself as game-changing segment that solves many of the fundamental challenges facing the advertising industry. Mirriad's unique, AI-powered platform gives brands what they need to reach more people, in a more engaging way and with better results. The AdExchanger award is another vote of confidence in our patented technology and platform, which is bringing a new set of ground-breaking opportunities to advertisers, agencies and content owners alike.

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Roku Names Three Executives to New Roles as Presidents of Media, Devices, and Consumer Experience

Roku, Inc. | September 23, 2022

Today, Roku, Inc. (Nasdaq: ROKU) announced that three senior executives have been named as presidents of the company’s media, devices, and consumer experience business areas. Media industry veteran Charlie Collier will be joining Roku as President, Roku Media, effective in late October, based in New York. Under Collier’s leadership, Roku Media will reinforce Roku’s commitment to serving advertisers, content partners, and consumers across Roku’s market-leading streaming platform. In addition, Mustafa Ozgen and Gidon Katz are being elevated from their current senior vice president roles at Roku. Ozgen will now serve as President, Devices, and Katz will now serve as President, Consumer Experience. Collier, Ozgen, and Katz will report to Anthony Wood, Roku Founder and CEO. “As Roku grows internationally, these positions will help bring more focus to key areas of our business as the global shift to streaming continues,” said Anthony Wood, Founder and CEO, Roku. “As Roku grows internationally, these positions will help bring more focus to key areas of our business as the global shift to streaming continues,” said Anthony Wood, Founder and CEO, Roku. “Charlie, Mustafa, and Gidon bring extensive industry knowledge and leadership experience to Roku. I look forward to working with them and their teams as we continue to innovate and build our position as the #1 TV streaming platform in the U.S., Canada, and Mexico* and our overall global footprint.” In his new role, Collier will oversee the growth and evolution of Roku Media globally, which includes ad sales and Roku’s ad platform business as well as content for Roku’s owned and operated channels, including The Roku Channel. Collier brings over 25 years of experience in media business leadership and transformation. He currently serves as the CEO of FOX Entertainment Group, where he is responsible for driving the overall vision and business at FOX Entertainment. He oversees the FOX network, FOX Alternative Entertainment, and FOX Entertainment Studios. He helped position the company as a leading content creator with a leadership position in ad-supported direct-to-consumer streaming. He contributed to growing Tubi, raising its profile and increasing the AVOD services original content offering. He also has helped lead several other business transformation initiatives, including TMZ, the founding of Studio Ramsay Global, the launch of Blockchain Creative Labs, and the acquisitions of Bento Box Entertainment, the animation company behind “Bob’s Burgers,” and indie studio MarVista Entertainment. Previously, he held senior roles at AMC Network, Court TV, Oxygen, and A&E Networks. During his tenure at FOX and AMC, both networks experienced increases in key business metrics, including ad revenue and ratings, Emmy Award-winning programming, and expansion of their digital platforms. Alison Levin, Vice President, Ad Revenue and Marketing Solutions; Louqman Parampath, Vice President, Ad Product; Mirjam Laux, Vice President, International Advertising and Content; and Rob Holmes, Vice President, Programming will report to Collier. Collier will also collaborate on commercial strategy with Tedd Cittadine, Vice President, Content Partnerships, who continues to lead Roku’s relationships with third-party apps and streaming services, and Gil Fuchsberg, Senior Vice President, Corporate Development & Strategic Partnerships, to whom Cittadine will continue to report. “There is a tremendous opportunity to further accelerate and evolve Roku’s business as the streaming platform built for advertising, and Charlie is the ideal person to help us capitalize on the moment,” said Wood. “He is a proven leader who brings vast experience, a history of evolving businesses, strong creative instincts, talent relationships, and a track record of driving revenue and growth. He will play an integral role in helping us achieve even greater success as a next-generation media company.” “Roku is a pioneer in streaming television and has achieved scale and significant relationships with our partners that will continue to be unique and valuable at this pivotal time in the industry,” said Collier. “As a partner of Roku, I’ve seen firsthand the power and potential the platform provides advertisers, partners, content creators, and consumers. I’m eager to work with Roku’s talented team to continue to innovate, grow, and bring the company and its partners to the next level.” Prior to joining FOX, Collier was President and General Manager of AMC, SundanceTV, and AMC Studios, overseeing the creative and business operations of all three divisions. While he was at AMC, the network and business transformed, growing all key metrics and scoring creatively with hits including the Emmy Award-winning "Mad Men," "Breaking Bad," and "The Walking Dead." Collier also held business and sales roles at Oxygen Media, A+E Networks, and TeleRep. Since 2019, Collier has been named to The Hollywood Reporter 100, the publication’s list of the most powerful people in entertainment. He is regularly featured in Variety’s edition of Variety500, an index of the 500 most influential business leaders shaping the global media industry. Gidon Katz, President, Consumer Experience, who joined Roku in 2022 as senior vice president of Consumer, leads Roku’s Consumer Experience team, overseeing product, customer journeys, editorial, customer marketing, payments, and merchandising. Prior to joining Roku, he was President of Direct to Consumer for NBCU, launching Peacock in the U.S. Before moving to the U.S., Gidon led Sky’s streaming service Now for six years, having previously launched Virgin Media’s VOD service. Mustafa Ozgen, President, Devices, joined Roku in February 2019 as senior vice president and general manager of account acquisition, overseeing key programs like Roku TV, Roku Players, Roku Ready Soundbars, and more. Ozgen joined Roku from SmartKem, a producer of semiconductors used in flexible displays, where he served as CEO. Previously, he served as CEO of QD Vision, a nanotechnology materials company, which was acquired by Samsung. Earlier in his career, Ozgen held senior management and engineering roles at Sigma Designs, CSR, Zoran, Oak Technology, TeraLogic, and WindRiver Systems. He also served for seven years as an officer in the Turkish Navy. About Roku, Inc. Roku pioneered streaming to the TV. We connect users to the streaming content they love, enable content publishers to build and monetize large audiences, and provide advertisers with unique capabilities to engage consumers. Roku streaming players and TV-related audio devices are available in the U.S. and in select countries through direct retail sales and licensing arrangements with service operators. Roku TV™ models are available in the U.S. and in select countries through licensing arrangements with TV OEM brands. Roku is headquartered in San Jose, Calif. U.S.A.

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FuboTV Reports Successful Results for Advertisers Adopting Unified ID 2.0 After Becoming First Connected TV Partner

FuboTV | October 04, 2022

FuboTV Inc. (NYSE: FUBO), the leading sports-first live TV streaming platform, announced today a significant improvement on advertising campaigns transacted using Unified ID 2.0 (UID 2.0) through The Trade Desk’s platform. The first connected TV (CTV) partner to adopt the open-source, interoperable identity initiative, FuboTV has since seen a spend growth rate 112.8% faster than the increase in available impressions. This means advertisers were able to more precisely serve ads, while FuboTV was able to maximize yield and efficiencies for its available inventory, which is entirely addressable, premium video content. A success for both the buy side and sell side, advertiser spend increased by 61.5% year-over-year, ad impressions increased by 25% year-over-year in addition to an increase in CPMs year-over-year for campaigns transacted through FuboTV using the identity solution. Advertisers leveraging UID 2.0 can seamlessly tap into first-party data across devices including CTV to achieve reach and scale. In fact, an e-commerce retailer with a large first-party CRM data set that was using UID 2.0 saw better than average performance on campaigns transacted through FuboTV’s ad inventory. Cost per action (CPA) was reduced by 9%, conversion rate was 25% stronger and return on ad spend (ROAS) improved by 14% when compared to overall average campaign performance. Unified ID 2.0 is a new industry-wide approach to internet identity that aims to preserve the value of relevant advertising while prioritizing consumer privacy and transparency. The solution also decreases the industry’s reliance on third-party cookies, which only account for browser-based environments. “As the first CTV partner to adopt Unified ID 2.0, FuboTV is constantly innovating to remain at the forefront of advertising technology for streaming,” said Chris Flatley, VP, advertising sales, FuboTV. “As the first CTV partner to adopt Unified ID 2.0, FuboTV is constantly innovating to remain at the forefront of advertising technology for streaming,” said Chris Flatley, VP, advertising sales, FuboTV. “The results we’ve achieved since partnering with The Trade Desk on Unified ID 2.0 are a testament to the power of identity-based solutions. We’re just getting started with UID 2.0 and are looking forward to bringing the benefit to even more advertisers across FuboTV’s premium CTV inventory.” “CTV is a proving ground for new approaches to identity with ID solutions such as Unified ID 2.0, which are aiming to create a more consistent advertising experience across digital media,” said Ash Gangwar, general manager of TV partnerships, The Trade Desk. “As a leader in the CTV space, FuboTV understands the growing importance and benefits of an alternative – identity solution for advertisers, publishers and the consumer." An increasing number of publishers, supply-side platforms and data and measurement partners are collaborating around Unified ID 2.0 with the goal of achieving a better approach to identity across the open internet. For more information about Unified ID 2.0, please visit the Unified ID solution site. About FuboTV With a mission to build the world’s leading global live TV streaming platform with the greatest breadth of premium content and interactivity, FuboTV Inc. (NYSE: FUBO) aims to transcend the industry’s current TV model. FuboTV Inc. operates in the U.S., Canada, France and Spain. Leveraging its proprietary data and technology platform optimized for live TV and sports viewership, FuboTV Inc. aims to turn passive viewers into active participants and define a new category of interactive sports and entertainment television. The company's sports-first cable TV replacement product, FuboTV, offers U.S. subscribers more than 125 live sports, news and entertainment networks in its base package and is the only live TV streaming platform with every Nielsen-rated sports channel (source: Nielsen Total Viewers, 2021). Subscribers can interact with FuboTV’s live streaming experience through Fubo Sportsbook (in markets where available), free games and pick’ems, which are integrated into select sports content.

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