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Azerion and Anzu Collaborate to Make Blended in-Game Advertising Programmatically Available to Advertisers Worldwide

Anzu.io, Azerion | June 08, 2021

Anzu.io, the world's most advanced in-game advertising platform, has announced a new collaboration with Azerion, a leading pan-European digital gaming and monetization platform that provides casual and social games and videos, as well as digital marketing services for both publishers and advertisers. Azerion will now provide Anzu's market-leading blended in-game advertising solution throughout the world via its proprietary programmatic platform, Improve Digital, which generates over 1.6 trillion transactions every month.

Azerion's advertisers will programmatically display IAB-recognized in-game video and banner advertisements at scale across mobile, PC, and console platforms due to the integration with Anzu's in-game advertising platform. Anzu's innovative SDK technology, GDPR, COPPA, and CCPA compliant, is integrated into games and offers high-quality direct traffic with complete control over ad placements and first-party data.

In collaboration with advertising giant WPP, Anzu has introduced existing digital marketing standards into the game to enhance advertiser confidence in gaming as a media channel and prove its worth. Anzu collaborates with renowned AdTech providers such as Moat, Comscore, Nielsen, and Kantar to ensure fraud-free and brand-safe environments and track ad viewability, brand lift, and audience verification. A recent pilot with Cheq showed that using Anzu instead of typical 2D digital advertising increased ad viewability by 23%. Clients include top global brands such as American Eagle, 7-Eleven, Samsung, Vodafone, and gaming studio behemoths such as Ubisoft, Virtuverse, Lion Castle, and Vivid Games.

Azerion already has a substantial presence in the gaming sector, with a collection of over 16.000 game titles attracting over 1.5 billion content views each month. Around its owned inventory, the company provides secure and lucrative ad placement (display advertisements, video, rich media, mobile web, and in-app). Azerion expands its services by collaborating with Anzu to provide a scalable solution for advertisers to seamlessly mix their ads into gaming environments, addressing the vast and diverse gaming audiences in a new way.

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Since back in 2017 when LinkedIn launched native video marketing, LinkedIn has proven that it’s more than just a platform for long-form B2B content.

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Integral Ad Science | December 16, 2022

Integral Ad Science, a global leader in digital media quality, today announced a first-to-market partnership with Gadsme, a premium in-game advertising platform. The partnership will enable IAS to verify Gadsme ad inventory globally and provide marketers with third-party viewability and invalid traffic measurement (IVT) through the IAS Signal platform. "As the global in-game advertising market continues to grow, we are excited to partner with Gadsme to further develop campaign measurability and performance in gaming environments," said Tom Sharma, Chief Product Officer of IAS. "This partnership creates a new level of transparency for marketers and will ensure confidence that they are engaging real users and driving outcomes." In-game environments have posed various challenges for verification measurement, including multiple device types and platforms, which make it difficult to use a single tech suite for verification coverage. IAS's solution combats this issue by enabling marketers to validate that impressions are fraud-free, verify their campaigns reach real people, and equip them with critical campaign insights. All media quality measurements for in-game ads are reported through the IAS Signal platform and include mobile and web browsing campaigns. "This announcement further solidifies Gadsme as a transformative tech leader for the gaming ad industry specifically in 3D environments. Gadsme's non-intrusive video, display, and audio ad formats enable publishers to monetize their games without interrupting a player's experience. This is hugely advantageous to global brands and helps advertisers reach their target audience in a safe and ideal environment. Gadsme is proud to partner with IAS to deliver greater transparency for our inventory, and to help drive in-game advertising forward," Simon Spaull, Chief Revenue Officer & Co-Founder at Gadsme. IAS is expanding integrations with gaming partners to provide greater transparency into advertising performance. IAS will continue to address verification measurement across the broader in-game advertising landscape to provide advertisers coverage where it counts. About Integral Ad Science Integral Ad Science (IAS) is a global leader in digital media quality. IAS makes every impression count, ensuring that ads are viewable by real people, in safe and suitable environments, activating contextual targeting, and driving supply path optimization. Our mission is to be the global benchmark for trust and transparency in digital media quality for the world's leading brands, publishers, and platforms. We do this through data-driven technologies with actionable real-time signals and insight. Founded in 2009, IAS works with thousands of top advertisers and premium publishers worldwide. About Gadsme Gadsme is the world's most advanced premium in-game ad monetisation platform, specializing in all non-intrusive ad formats, including video, display and audio. Gadsme was recently backed by UbiSoft and Galaxy Interactive, and works with the largest gaming and advertisers worldwide. Gadsme's unique product offers stability and premium inventory, with a suite of unique options, including clickable performance based in-game ads and recently launched audio ads, to serve the entire advertising world with measurable KPIs and maximize revenue for game studios.

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The Trade Desk Introduces Galileo to Activate Advertiser Data

The Trade Desk | January 09, 2023

The Trade Desk, a global pioneer in advertising technology, has introduced Galileo, a new approach for advertiser first-party data activation. Advertisers are seeking to activate their valuable customer data as securely as possible in order to optimize media buys across all digital media while precisely evaluating performance and business outcomes. Multiple major organizations invest years cultivating deep connections with their most loyal clients, gaining unique and essential insights about their target audiences. Galileo enables marketers to unlock this data in a privacy-conscious manner to discover new clients with comparable characteristics. In addition, Galileo is compatible with modern cross-channel identity solutions, such as Unified ID 2.0 (UID2), which have been adopted by the bulk of The Trade Desk's data and publishing partners. “We are at a tipping point for the open internet, The infrastructure of the internet is embracing new identity solutions built for today’s digital media consumption across different devices and apps, such as Unified ID 2.0. In doing so, they are creating the richest identity ecosystem we’ve ever experienced, and one that aims to put consumer privacy at the forefront. With Galileo, we will help the world’s major advertisers take advantage of this by unleashing the value of their most valuable customer data.” Samantha Jacobson, Chief Strategy Officer, The Trade Desk Galileo enables advertisers to enroll and activate their first-party data instantly. It encompasses: Seamless and direct onboarding interfaces with all major customer data platforms (CDPs), customer relationship management (CRM), and other data and clean room providers, enabling marketers to begin matching audiences with UID2 instantly Audience matching across all publishers, devices, platforms, and channels, including CTV, resulting in an actual omnichannel identity environment Objective measurement and reporting of advertising performance and identity matching About The Trade Desk The Trade Desk™ is a technological firm that entitles ad buyers. Ad buyers may manage, create, and optimize digital advertising campaigns across ad formats and devices using its self-service, cloud-based platform. Integrations with major data, inventory, and publisher partners offer maximum reach and decision-making capabilities, while enterprise APIs allow for customized development on top of the platform.

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Mediacom Hong Kong selects Hivestack to deliver the first programmatic DOOH campaign for Uber Taxi in Hong Kong

Hivestack | November 03, 2022

Hivestack, the world’s leading, independent programmatic digital out of home (DOOH) ad tech company today announced the successful delivery of the first programmatic DOOH campaign for Uber Taxi in Hong Kong through their agency Mediacom Hong Kong, via a Private Marketplace (PMP) deal through the Hivestack DSP. Uber Taxi “Go your way, Live your way” campaign ran from July to September 2022 on multiple channels including bus shelters and large format digital billboards. To drive precision and scale in DOOH, Mediacom Hong Kong selected Hivestack to deliver against Uber Taxi core proposition to empower target audiences to be in-control of the way they travel around the city. Uber leveraged the Hivestack DSP to programmatically target a custom audience group, to raise brand awareness and consideration of Uber Taxi whenever they needed to commute within the city. Demonstrating the power of this channel, July and August were wetter than usual with the accumulated heavy rainfall recorded. Utilising the advanced weather trigger and Moment Targeting capabilities available in the Hivestack platform, Uber were able to activate contextual ads during changing situations such as rainy days, at peak hours etc. and serve different types of creative in real-time under different scenarios. Troy Yang - Managing Director, North Asia, Hivestack commented - "We were incredibly happy to offer Uber Taxi an innovative way to activate programmatic DOOH in the heart of Hong Kong, powered by the Hivestack DSP." Troy Yang - Managing Director, North Asia, Hivestack commented - "We were incredibly happy to offer Uber Taxi an innovative way to activate programmatic DOOH in the heart of Hong Kong, powered by the Hivestack DSP. By utilizing the agility of the platform, the brand was able to more effectively alter campaign parameters in-flight, plan dayparts, adjust ad spend and evaluate the campaign effectiveness by understanding the audience concentration rate, performance breakdown by screens / locations and more actionable campaign insights. The campaign ensured Uber Taxi was able to resonate stronger with their target audiences at the right location, with the right ad, at the right time." Kenny Ip, Head of Investment, GroupM said - “We were excited to partner with Hivestack to deliver our omnichannel marketing campaign via programmatic DOOH for the first time. As the pioneer of programmatic DOOH, we trusted Hivestack to raise our brand positioning in the market and drive consideration for Uber Taxi. We were delighted with the ease of trading DOOH in this way, in comparison with traditional planning and Hivestack were able to provide the full scope of services for campaign setup, optimization strategy, weather / moment targeting and post-campaign reporting just like what we are seeing possible on other programmatic media channels. Through programmatic DOOH, we were able to deliver more scale and precision than ever before in this channel.” In 2021, 84% marketers in Hong Kong claimed to have bought programmatic DOOH media and expressed their inclination towards incorporating this channel more extensively in their future marketing strategies. Hivestack’s audience centric approach to programmatic DOOH offers brands all over the world the opportunity to drive precision and scale in over 25+ markets globally, while integrating seamlessly with wider omnichannel marketing strategies. In turn, media owners can benefit from both domestic and international revenue from brands, agencies and omnichannel DSPs.

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