BE Exclusive: Airtel dials top creative agencies for advertising pitch

Airtel | May 21, 2019

Telecom giant-Bharti Airtel has called for a creative pitch to handle its below-the-line (BTL) and regional communications business, according to sources close to the development. Wunderman Thompon (earlier J. Walter Thompson) is currently the agency- on-record for Airtel. The agency has been handling the business for the past 12 years. When contacted, Airtel declined to comment. As per sources, the account size is pegged to be around Rs 5crore - Rs 6 crore. As per the said sources, the incumbent agency Wunderman Thompson is among the agencies in fray. It should be noted Airtel is one of the largest advertisers in the country, with an annual ad spend that ranges between Rs 400 crore - Rs 500 crore. The other big spender in telecom includes Vodafone Idea and Reliance Jio.

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From its relatively humble beginnings — with a choice of perhaps six broadcast channels — to the hundreds of cable and satellite offerings available today, there is no denying television’s dramatic evolution. Throughout its development, TV has been an important advertising medium — and it will remain so, despite major industry disruptions such as On Demand, Start Over, video recording devices, personal video recorders (PVRs), interactivity, and Internet-to-television.

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From its relatively humble beginnings — with a choice of perhaps six broadcast channels — to the hundreds of cable and satellite offerings available today, there is no denying television’s dramatic evolution. Throughout its development, TV has been an important advertising medium — and it will remain so, despite major industry disruptions such as On Demand, Start Over, video recording devices, personal video recorders (PVRs), interactivity, and Internet-to-television.

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IRI and InfoSum Partner to Enable Seamless Data Collaboration for Advertisers With an Emphasis on Customer Privacy

IRI, InfoSum | August 29, 2022

IRI®, which recently merged with The NPD Group to create a leading global technology, analytics and data provider, today announced a new partnership with InfoSum, the world’s leading data collaboration platform. InfoSum’s Secure Data Clean Room technology will enable IRI’s clients to enrich their first-party data with IRI’s purchase-based deterministic information in an environment designed with privacy in mind. IRI will offer both transaction data from 45 million households and IRI ProScores® — one of the industry’s highest-quality, purchase-based datasets — within InfoSum’s platform. This integration will allow advertisers to collaborate and enhance their first-party data with IRI’s industry-leading consumer packaged goods purchase data and other second- and third-party data available on InfoSum’s platform to improve planning, targeting, activation and measurement with speed, all with privacy and compliance in mind. IRI’s transaction data provides advertisers and their agencies access to purchase time, product and brand name, quantity, price and basket total, as well as primary and secondary category information derived from more than 16 different retailers. IRI ProScores provide the highest-propensity-to-buy households that capture as much of the addressable United States as desired, descending from most valuable to least valuable, using a proven purchase-derived methodology. InfoSum’s interoperable data clean room technology will enable premium data matching for customers. “Together with InfoSum, we are helping CPG marketers connect with the highest-quality purchase data in the industry and seamlessly infusing it into each phase of the marketing process, amplifying end-to-end collaboration,” said Jennifer Pelino, executive vice president, Global Media Solutions, IRI. “Together with InfoSum, we are helping CPG marketers connect with the highest-quality purchase data in the industry and seamlessly infusing it into each phase of the marketing process, amplifying end-to-end collaboration,” said Jennifer Pelino, executive vice president, Global Media Solutions, IRI. “Our partnership enables more efficient data connections in an environment built with security and privacy in mind to augment clients’ first-party data. Because we capture purchase behavior across online and offline activities, clients leverage IRI data as a foundation for omnichannel activation, and with InfoSum’s architecture, we can move with the speed and agility that advertisers desire.” InfoSum’s platform empowers companies to unlock the total value from their first-party data, with complete control and transparency. Its data clean room infrastructure provides organizations with the freedom to match across multiple partners without having to share sensitive data with anyone. InfoSum applies best-in-class privacy controls and differential privacy techniques and utilizes its “non-movement of data” approach to prioritize customer privacy at every stage, allowing each data owner to retain complete control of their data. “This partnership with IRI will bring first-party data and premium data matching to the forefront for InfoSum customers,” said Marc Cestaro, vice president for InfoSum. “IRI is the industry leader and bellwether for CPG first-party data, and our new partnership will enable brands to drive better business outcomes through our fast and frictionless data matching, while prioritizing privacy and compliance. We’re eager to offer advertisers and agencies the largest CPG data assets globally for improved targeting and actionable measurement.” About InfoSum InfoSum is the world’s leading data collaboration platform and the only secure data clean room, empowering companies to deliver better customer experiences while prioritizing customer privacy. InfoSum enables safe connections between multiple parties to unlock the full potential of their customer data without risk of exposure or misuse. InfoSum not only prioritizes consumer privacy, but also enhances it with patented non-movement of data technology to create the most protected, most connected and most accessible data collaboration network. InfoSum was founded in 2016 with a vision to connect the world’s data without ever sharing it. The company has multiple patents, protecting its invention of the “non-movement of data.” InfoSum is based in the U.S., U.K., and CE, with offices across Europe and North America. The company is poised for continued growth following a Series B investment in August 2021 and a rapidly expanding client base. Read more at www.infosum.com. About IRI IRI unifies technology, analytics and data to reinvent how people and companies make decisions, take action and optimize performance. With the largest repository of purchase, media, social, causal and loyalty data, all integrated into an on-demand, cloud-based technology platform, IRI helps to guide its more than 5,000 clients around the world in their quests to capture market share, connect with consumers, collaborate with key constituents and deliver market-leading growth. For more information, visit www.iriworldwide.com.

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Teads APAC & IMPACT+ Partner in Measuring the Carbon Footprint of Online Advertising

Teads, IMPACT+ | September 29, 2022

Teads, the global media platform, announces a partnership with IMPACT+, with the purpose of measuring the greenhouse gas emissions of online advertising campaigns run through its platform. This announcement follows a series of tests with brands such as Renault, LaPoste, and Hello bank! at the French Ministry of Justice in France testing the carbon footprint of their advertising campaigns. The solution has now been introduced across APAC and ANZ exclusively to OMG group and its clients. The goal of this initiative is to create a standard of carbon footprint measurement across Teads’ campaigns, to better support brands and agencies in their CSR approach. Currently, Teads globally has over 50+ brands that have begun the use of IMPACT+ to measure their campaigns’ carbon footprint. This measurement capability has also gone live with OMG’s top 10 clients in APAC. Measuring the carbon footprint, a strategic challenge The environmental impact of online advertising is a young, and complicated topic. IMPACT+ is the leading third-party measurement provider, who can estimate the carbon footprint of digital communications and bring concrete recommendations on how to set up an environmental KPI. Teads’ new partnership with IMPACT+ allows advertisers to evaluate the greenhouse gas emissions of their Teads’ campaigns. Leveraging this measurement, brands will now have the ability to minimise the power consumption of each impression served as well as reduce the electricity impact of each media objective, with Teads’ continued investment toward minimising the amount of impressions required to reach the same objective. IMPACT+ currently provides a calculation to report on GHG emissions at the campaign level, which includes creative delivery electricity consumption and the associated greenhouse gas emissions depending on where the delivery took place, as well as the end-user device lifecycle GHG emissions. Concretely, the considered perimeter implies the necessary electrical consumption to the campaign delivery and the greenhouse gas emissions induced by this consumption. This first step allows then to analyse the campaign parameters impact from the point of view of the equipment’s usage (data centre, network, and devices) that are necessary to the delivery and to recommend optimisation levers. The actual calculation is based on the required energy for hosting advertising creatives, transporting on the network, and using the user’s device displaying these ads. This approach is part of Teads’ continued ambitions to evolve its platform and maintain its position as a sustainable business. The series of tests will open doors to new thoughts aiming to use this carbon metrics along with traditional media KPIs. Teads’ ambition in this space is to standardise carbon footprint measurement within the platform and therefore lead the digital marketing industry where reducing the carbon footprint of a campaign, without reducing its effectiveness, is the ultimate goal. The methods in place are new and keen to evolve to consider a larger perimeter, integrating other elements involved in the delivery like use or data, programmatic or third-party integrations for example or also other environmental impacts, beyond carbon emissions. For this reason, the ongoing procedures for the formalisation of an industrywide reference framework are welcome to collectively progress in the subject. The goal is to understand ultimately how to minimise the carbon footprint without compromising media performances and avoid a bounce back effect. Paul Shepherd, chief investment officer and president of Annalect at OMG APAC says “As brands increasingly focus on reducing their scope 3 emissions, our industry needs to supply solutions that our clients can orchestrate towards their sustainability efforts." Paul Shepherd, chief investment officer and president of Annalect at OMG APAC says “As brands increasingly focus on reducing their scope 3 emissions, our industry needs to supply solutions that our clients can orchestrate towards their sustainability efforts. At OMG, we collaborate with partners to develop systems and processes to make sustainability accessible for our teams. This supports our drive in ensuring planning and optimising media campaigns for reduced carbon emissions becomes market practice.” Emmanuel Fischmeister, VP business development at Teads says “We are extremely excited to launch this firsts-of-its-kind partnership with OMG. Having a better understanding of the emissions is only the beginning of the journey, beyond measurement: our goal is to reduce and optimise these emissions. As a sustainable media platform, we are looking to do our part for future proofing the media industry” About Teads Teads operates a leading, cloud-based, end-to-end technology platform that enables programmatic digital advertising across a global ecosystem of quality digital media. As an end-to-end solution, Teads’ modular platform allows partners to leverage buy-side, sell-side, creative, data and AI optimization technologies. For advertisers and their agencies, Teads offers a single access point to buy the inventory of many of the world’s best publishers. Through exclusive global media partnerships, Teads enables advertisers and agencies to reach 1.9 billion unique monthly users* in brand safe, responsible advertising environments, while improving the effectiveness and efficiency of digital ad transactions.

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Quantcast Names Deb Stambaugh as Chief Marketing Officer

Quantcast | September 13, 2022

Quantcast, a global advertising technology company, today announced Deb Stambaugh as its chief marketing officer. Stambaugh joins Quantcast at a pivotal moment of transformation. Reporting to Quantcast CEO Konrad Feldman, Stambaugh will draw on her experience in adtech, enterprise technology and marketing leadership to grow the Quantcast brand and deliver innovative solutions to enhance customer value. “Deb is a proven marketing leader with the creativity and discipline to drive business results,” said Konrad Feldman, CEO of Quantcast. “Deb is a proven marketing leader with the creativity and discipline to drive business results,” said Konrad Feldman, CEO of Quantcast. “She comes to Quantcast with a strong record of driving growth in adtech, as well as a passion for data, technology, and offering innovative customer solutions. These attributes are exactly where Quantcast is leading with our customers, and we are excited for Deb to help us offer even more value to the industry.” Stambaugh brings to Quantcast more than two decades of B2B technology marketing experience with a proven track record for driving brand awareness and customer demand, while leading global teams at world-class organizations. She joins Quantcast from Samsung Ads, where during a time of tremendous growth, she led marketing for the Americas, inclusive of integrated go-to-market strategy, brand positioning, demand-gen, public relations and media. Under Stambaugh’s leadership Samsung Ads launched first-to-market products and solutions and led the industry in thought leadership and customer insights. Prior to Samsung Ads, she held leadership roles at Fortune 500 companies including IBM and SAP, as well as at startups. Stambaugh holds a Bachelor of Arts from The George Washington University in Washington, DC, and an MBA from Emory University, Goizueta Business School. She is a member of Chief and She Runs It. “Adtech today is incredibly complex. Quantcast has invested hundreds of millions to make it easier and more effective for advertisers,” said Deb Stambaugh, Chief Marketing Officer at Quantcast. “From planning to execution, Quantcast brings unrivaled technology, data and insights to deliver unparalleled results. I’m looking forward to helping more marketers get back to big ideas and creative execution while leaving the complexity of today’s ecosystem to Quantcast.” Quantcast has entered an exciting era of growth in 2022 with its cutting-edge cookieless solution and the launch of brand advertising solutions for the Quantcast Platform. Learn more at quantcast.com. About Quantcast Quantcast is an advertising technology company and the creator of an award-winning intelligent audience platform that empowers brands, agencies and publishers to know and grow their audiences online. The Quantcast Platform, powered by Ara™, a patented AI and machine learning engine, delivers automated insights, marketing performance, and results at scale to drive business growth. Our solutions are leveling the playing field for our customers when it comes to effectively reaching audiences online and helping them power a thriving free and open internet for everyone. Headquartered in San Francisco, Quantcast has been serving customers around the world since 2006. Learn more at https://www.quantcast.com/ and follow us on LinkedIn, Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook.

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