AD NETWORKS, ADVERTISER PLATFORMS
Moloco | February 24, 2023
On February 23, 2023, Moloco, a performance advertising and operational machine learning (ML) company, launched a monetization solution for streaming media and OTT providers with ML support, assisting content owners with increased revenue.
Through a combination of machine learning and unique first-party data, this solution would support content owners in building individual ad businesses for higher revenue from increased customer reach than the traditional linear TV business ads. The rise in demand for video streaming gave media owners and distributors business opportunities, but they need help in building digital businesses on a large scale. They require an advanced solution than business practices that only work on linear TV. For successful digital advertising, streaming platforms want advertisers with different goals, simplifying the advertising processes and accelerating ROI for ad budgets.
Media companies must fulfill consumer expectations for engaging content and user experience, needing an access to the technology for business digital advertising. As a result, they invest mainly in machine learning for building big companies through a combination of first-party data and ML. Moloco is one of those technology platforms, providing a complete programmatic solution for content publishers.
Head of Moloco Enterprise, Herman Yang, said, “Our media partners have created rich consumer offerings with content, audiences, and digital experiences that are unique to their business.” He added, “Our goal is to help platforms build a scalable and profitable ad business with Moloco’s machine learning technology by creating unique experiences for users and opportunities for their advertisers.”
(Source – Business Wire)
Founder and CEO of Moloco, Ikkjin Ahn, said, “Helping media businesses grow by leveraging the power of machine learning is core to Moloco’s founding vision.” He added, “We’re democratizing those capabilities by making operational machine learning accessible to all businesses.”
(Source – Business Wire)
Headquartered in Redwood City, California, Moloco, an advertising company, has provided services for programmatic advertising, machine learning, BigQuery and Google AdX since 2013. It offers performance solutions for the ROI of digital strategies, accelerating business growth. With its machine learning engine, it leverages a performance marketing platform and optimizes mobile advertising. Its first-party database, Moloco Cloud DSP, enhances return on ad spend (ROAS) goals for application and game publishers. In addition, its Moloco Retail Media Platform supports online marketplaces and retailers for their merchants’ performance, sales growth, and contextual recommendations for revenue generation and advertising.
DISPLAY ADVERTISING, RETARGETING
Captivate | January 19, 2023
Captivate, a leading digital-out-of-home video network, and WeWork, one of the global leaders in flexible space providers, announced a strategic partnership to display the Captivate on-screen content experience on existing digital screens in WeWork lobbies, elevator banks, and collaborative workplaces. "WeWork Powered by Captivate" will give marketers access to modern, high-value professionals who make business and personal purchase decisions.
Captivate will act as a complete communication solution for WeWork locations, offering an engaging viewer experience that educates and entertains WeWork members and visitors while displaying relevant advertisements during their workdays. In addition, the partnership expands Captivate's network by 175+ locations in major North American metropolitan regions, increasing the number of Captivate office and residential building displays to over 14,500 screens.
CEO of Captivate, Marc Kidd, said, "We are excited to offer advertisers and WeWork members the benefits of our video network." He also stated, "Our partnership means advertisers can more easily reach coveted B2B decision-makers and B2C consumers with spending power at multiple daily touch points throughout the day. And Captivate's skilled editorial team brings value to WeWork members and guests with an interesting combination of news and entertainment, plus high-utility content such as traffic and weather updates."
(Source – Cision PR Newswire)
Captivate provides a rich content experience to complement WeWork's creative workplaces with a programming mix customized for modern professionals. It also provides contextually relevant environments with custom-branded solutions, such as content alignment and branded integrations, to activate campaigns for agencies and brands.
Captivate is the industry-leading digital media network, including over 13,200 screens in prime areas where modern professionals work and live. Through innovative, research-driven, and Nielsen-measured advertising and marketing campaigns, it links advertisers with over 13 million unique monthly viewers by providing its audience with relevant news and practical advice. In addition, through live editorial content, the company offers advertisers a highly desirable and difficult-to-reach audience of affluent and influential business professionals. The company, which was founded in 1997, is owned by Generation Partners and TEGNA.
Kochava | February 15, 2023
On February 14, 2023, Kochava, a real-time data solutions provider, announced its acquisition of Machine Advertising, joining brands with app marketers and enhancing its measurement solutions and presence in the EMEA region.
Kochava and Machine Advertising collaborated throughout the 2022 year for its incremental lift analyses with Machine's Always-on Incremental Measurement (AIM) product. This collaboration resulted in a productized approach to always-on incremental measurement services, according to Kochava Advertisers. In addition, this AIM product can work with other measurement toolsets and Kochava, the opposite of any mobile measurement partner (MMP) solution.
AIM, a marketing mix modeling tool, provides real-time incremental insights and enhances advertisers' drives. It also makes it easy for advertisers to learn the impact of factors like seasonality and channel saturation on the advertisement. It also suggests artificial intelligence (AI) recommendations optimize budget allocation. As a result, it is a critical tool for CFOs forecasting around a recession environment, increasing return on ad spend (ROAS) even in economic uncertainty.
Founder and CEO of Kochava, Charles Manning, said, "Machine's product focus to deliver always-on incrementality measurement aligns perfectly with our own objectives to add instant value to our clients. As a company built on customer-driven innovation, we are always looking for new best-in-class solutions to add to our solutions suite."
(Source – Business Wire)
CEO of Machine Advertising, Gary Danks, said, "We are thrilled to join forces with Kochava, a company that shares our commitment to innovation and customer-centric values." He added, "Our products integrate seamlessly into Kochava's already impressive portfolio, delivering unparalleled mobile measurement products and driving even greater success for our clients. Our team will support Kochava's EMEA expansion plans and being part of a larger organization allows us to take our vision to the next level and have a greater impact on the industry."
(Source – Business Wire)
Kochava, an attribution and measurement solutions provider for data-driven marketers, has been empowering publishers and advertisers with its Marketers Operating SystemTM (m/OS) for growth, integration, and management of customer identity, data controls and measurement since 2011. It unifies data and channel solutions with the operating system, simplifying data aggregation and reporting. Its platform also provides unlimited publisher and advertiser tools like building third-party solutions in the platform. In addition, it enhances data access and value action success through return on investment (ROI) increment. Headquartered in Sandpoint, Idaho, it provides customer-driven innovation, data security and growth worldwide.