Australia TV networks to stream political advertising online during election blackout

The Drum | May 13, 2019

Australia’s free-to-air networks will shirk the election advertising blackout period by screening paid political ads through online streaming platforms. The advertising blackout is a legally-enforced period which aims to limit political parties from making un-tested claims and limit voters from making last-minute decisions based on advertising. The blackout takes effect from 12am on Thursday 16 May and ends when polling booths close at 6pm Saturday 18 May. The blackout rules apply to commercial and community television and radio broadcasters but do not include online services and print media. The networks will use this loophole to run political advertising on their digital platforms, with Seven West Media's 7plus, Nine Entertainment Co's 9Now and Network Ten's 10play all accepting advertising up until the polls close. The three main TV networks are expecting to attract spend from all the major parties.

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AWS | December 02, 2022

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Improving Scale, Inventory, and Effectiveness for Advertisers and Agencies Yahoo Ad Tech reaches more than 540 million people worldwide through its advertising software platform that gives advertising publishers, brands, and agencies the ability to upload creative and automate media-buying across an inventory of mobile, web, and TV channels. The Yahoo Ad Tech platform uses Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) compute-optimized instances, powered by AWS-designed processors, to provide publishers, advertising agencies, and brand customers with insights on real-time advertising performance. This reduces the time it takes to deliver the insights advertisers need to reach the right audiences at the right times and in the right formats. Increasing Advertising Performance and Revenues for Publishers In addition to giving brands a platform to reach audiences, the Yahoo Ad Tech platform offers media owners and publishers an ad-decisioning engine to help attract advertisers and manage their ad business. AWS’s proven global infrastructure and extensive portfolio of cloud capabilities—including analytics, compute, machine learning (ML), serverless, and storage—will enable Yahoo to rapidly innovate new features for its ad tech platform. Yahoo will help its publisher partners add measurement capabilities, optimize real-time ad-bidding, and hone ad inventory and effectiveness to determine the best mix of advertising while also attracting new brands. As part of its migration to the cloud, Yahoo Ad Tech is moving its central data platform to AWS to improve advertising effectiveness, personalization, and engagement for its advertiser and publishing customers. Using Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3), Yahoo Ad Tech will construct a centralized data lake to store hundreds of petabytes of data. The data lake will enable Yahoo Ad Tech to break down data silos and tap into AWS analytics services, including Amazon EMR (AWS’s industry-leading cloud big data service for processing vast amounts of data using open-source tools) and Amazon Athena (an interactive query service that makes it easy to analyze data). This will support rapid analysis of data from a variety of sources to understand advertising trends, target audiences, and deliver ad performance insights across its operations. Yahoo Ad Tech plans to use Amazon SageMaker (AWS’s service for building, training, and deploying ML models in the cloud and at the edge) to streamline its ML pipeline, which today contains thousands of models, and deepen the company’s ability to predict advertising spends, ad inventory, and the effectiveness of ad formats. Toexpedite cloud adoption for Yahoo Ad Tech and develop new advertising solutions, Yahoo is providing employees with cloud skills training using the AWS Designated Virtual Trainer (DVT) program. Yahoo is on track to conduct more than 50 instructor-led classes in 2022 with a goal of providing 2,000 IT employees with foundational cloud training over the next two years. These classes will help employees develop skills in application development, data management, and security to support Yahoo’s migration goals and drive innovation at scale. “By harnessing the power of AWS, we’ll be able to move faster and give our customers what they value most—advertising solutions that provide the right combination of performance, audiences, and revenue growth,” said Aaron Lake, senior vice president of Platforms Engineering and chief information officer at Yahoo. “By harnessing the power of AWS, we’ll be able to move faster and give our customers what they value most—advertising solutions that provide the right combination of performance, audiences, and revenue growth,” said Aaron Lake, senior vice president of Platforms Engineering and chief information officer at Yahoo. “Running all of Yahoo Ad Tech on AWS provides us with a broad portfolio of world-class services that will allow us to help advertisers achieve the returns they want by providing them with precise audience targeting, while our ad publisher customers are able to scale and monetize their ad space.” “Yahoo is a digital pioneer and a trusted partner for the world’s biggest brands,” said Matt Garman, senior vice president of Sales, Marketing, and Global Services at AWS. “The world’s leading media and digital advertising companies rely on AWS as their cloud provider because we help them deliver performance and drive real growth. We’re excited to help Yahoo accelerate its migration to the cloud and bring innovative solutions that help advertisers serve customers all over the world.” About Amazon Web Services For over 15 years, Amazon Web Services has been the world’s most comprehensive and broadly adopted cloud offering. AWS has been continually expanding its services to support virtually any cloud workload, and it now has more than 200 fully featured services for compute, storage, databases, networking, analytics, machine learning and artificial intelligence (AI), Internet of Things (IoT), mobile, security, hybrid, virtual and augmented reality (VR and AR), media, and application development, deployment, and management from 96 Availability Zones within 30 geographic regions, with announced plans for 15 more Availability Zones and five more AWS Regions in Australia, Canada, Israel, New Zealand, and Thailand. Millions of customers—including the fastest-growing startups, largest enterprises, and leading government agencies—trust AWS to power their infrastructure, become more agile, and lower costs. To learn more about AWS, visit aws.amazon.com. About Amazon Amazon is guided by four principles: customer obsession rather than competitor focus, passion for invention, commitment to operational excellence, and long-term thinking. Amazon strives to be Earth’s Most Customer-Centric Company, Earth’s Best Employer, and Earth’s Safest Place to Work. Customer reviews, 1-Click shopping, personalized recommendations, Prime, Fulfillment by Amazon, AWS, Kindle Direct Publishing, Kindle, Career Choice, Fire tablets, Fire TV, Amazon Echo, Alexa, Just Walk Out technology, Amazon Studios, and The Climate Pledge are some of the things pioneered by Amazon. For more information, visit amazon.com/about and follow @AmazonNews. About Yahoo Yahoo reaches nearly 900 million people around the world, bringing them closer to finance, sports, shopping, gaming and news—with the trusted products, content and tech that fuel their day. For partners, Yahoo provides a full-stack platform for businesses to amplify growth and drive more meaningful connections across advertising, search and media. To learn more, please visit yahooinc.com.

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DeepIntent | January 12, 2023

DeepIntent, the leading healthcare advertising technology firm designed to influence improved patient health and business results, accomplished a key milestone, attaining growth for the fifth straight year and a triple-digit growth rate across CTV campaigns. The firm added more than 100 employees in 2022, outpacing the expansion of the healthcare advertising industry as a whole, as pharmaceutical marketers increasingly embraced digital advertising, notably on CTV. In 2022, CTV spending on DeepIntent's demand-side platform grew by a factor of three, making it one of the fastest-growing channels for most pharmaceutical companies using the DeepIntent Healthcare Advertising Platform. In the last year, DeepIntent has released several innovations that blend data and technology to increase the efficacy of campaigns. For example, using the patented technology of DeepIntent OutcomesTM, DeepIntent became the first demand-side platform to provide a patient reach guarantee in May of last year. Founder and CEO of DeepIntent, Chris Paquette, said, "As we enter our seventh year as a company, DeepIntent has become more than the DSP of choice for healthcare marketers. Building upon our capabilities for campaign planning, activation, measurement, and optimization, we've made a number of strategic investments to keep that momentum going as we continue to lead pharma into the future." (Source: Cision PR Newswire) Additional achievements of DeepIntent in 2022 include the following: Employing its first Chief Operating Officer, Amit Chaturvedi, who expanded revenues by more than tenfold at WarnerMedia, to integrate and grow DeepIntent's sales, client success, campaign management, and business development teams Hosting a first-of-its-kind summit, "Innovating with Intent," on the future of CTV for healthcare marketers Integration with LG Ads Solutions' real-time ACR data store covers over 30 million LG smart TVs in the US. Winning multiple awards from PM360, which named Chris Paquette CEO of the Year and DeepIntent's Audience Marketplace one of the most innovative products of 2022. About DeepIntent DeepIntent leads the healthcare advertising business with data-driven, future-proof solutions. DeepIntent's technology, designed specifically for healthcare marketers, is proven to increase audience quality and script performance. Marketers can plan, monitor, activate, and optimize campaigns from a single platform. The company, conceived by former Memorial Sloan Kettering data scientists, enables nine of the top ten pharmaceutical companies and primary healthcare advertising agencies to enhance patient outcomes via the innovative use of advertising, data science, and real-world health data.

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AppLovin | February 03, 2023

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