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BidMind Partners with CatapultX to Enhance Contextual Advertising in a Cookie-Free Future

BidMind, CatapultX | March 14, 2022

BidMind, an omnichannel programmatic advertising platform, has announced a partnership with CatapultX, the creator of the first and only AI-powered On-Stream™ video advertising and monetisation platform.

BidMind will use CatapultX’s technological solutions to further improve its programmatic advertising services. Through cooperation, BidMind will receive access to CatapultX’s inventory enhanced by contextual AI, which optimises the relevance of ad placements and subsequently boosts the advertising’s impact. This will broaden BidMind’s existing contextual targeting and provide their clients with the opportunity to win customers.

The importance of contextual targeting in advertising increases following the demise of third-party cookie support. Through big data and AI, marketers are aiming to boost precision and personalisation by utilising automatic content recognition technology, which enables devices to collect and analyse digital fingerprints by comparing displayed content with existing datasets to adjust ads according to context. For advertisers, it means that, with AI-based contextual targeting, they are much more likely to advertise not only to the right people, but also to do that in the best moment possible, to grab the attention of consumers and stimulate decision making.

“With contextual targeting tools, aligning messages with certain users and making ads less intrusive will become simpler by a considerable margin,” says Reid Mitnick, director of sales at BidMind. “The partnership with CatapultX will enhance BidMind’s semantic advertising offerings. This is an important step to help our advertisers reach their audiences when Google finalises the end of third-party cookies next year.”

“We are delighted to partner with BidMind and offer their clients CatapultX’s premium inventory and contextual algorithms for greater advertising opportunities,” says James Altschuler, co-founder and COO of CatapultX.

“We are delighted to partner with BidMind and offer their clients CatapultX’s premium inventory and contextual algorithms for greater advertising opportunities,” says James Altschuler, co-founder and COO of CatapultX. “This partnership will bring advantageous and rewarding results for us and BidMind’s clients.”

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Smart AdServer Ranks First in the "Most Secure Ad Platforms" Category for 2020

Confiant, Smart | April 06, 2021

Smart AdServer was found to have the lowest security violation rate for sell-side platforms in 2020, according to advertising security leader Confiant. Confiant determined that Smart AdServer ranked first among the best performers in the entire data set for the year, based on its 2020 Demand Quality Report data, which covers more than 100 channels and 650 million impressions tracked. Smart, a leading independent end-to-end ad tech platform, revealed today that it has a 99.9% success rate in identifying and removing fraudulent advertising before it hit the publisher's website. Smart's mission is to link media buyers and sellers in the most transparent way possible, ensuring consistency and accountability. The collaboration with Confiant is part of a larger initiative to improve ad traffic and efficiency, which is at the core of Smart's operations. Confiant's CEO and Co-Founder Louis David Mangin said, "Security is our bread and butter." "We're happy to be a part of Smart's success story, but we're also happier to know that our products helped our client achieve 99% effectiveness in countering malicious advertising while still securing their sales." According to Smart, the process of eradicating malvertising on their website has been aided by Confiant's platform, as well as strengthened internal processes and practices across Smart's departments and new efforts that included a hardline approach on quality to promote behavioral improvement with partners and customers. Smart has seen a decrease in customer complaints and a rise in returns as a result of this. "We often hear that fraud is a "cost of doing business," but we strongly disagree and think it is something that needs to be addressed and systematically and collectively eradicated," said Jean-Christophe Peube, Vice President, Analytics & Quality. About Confiant, Inc. Confiant's goal is to make the internet a secure place for all. They defend publishers and ad platforms by assisting them in gaining back control of the ad experience and maintaining the safety of their customers. By offering real-time authentication of digital ads, their approach preserves credibility, revenue, and resources. Confiant's technology effectively detects and eliminates malicious activity as well as low-quality advertisements. Confiant empowers premium ad platforms and publishers with actionable data to ensure the digital ad environment is clean and stable for all by offering industry-leading protection against malvertising, disruptive advertising, and privacy threats. For their customers, which include CBSinteractive, Magnite, Gannett, and Politico, they track and secure billions of ad impressions each month. About Smart Smart is a leading independent ad tech platform that caters to both buyer's and publishers' needs. With Smart's fully transparent platform and shared-interest marketing strategy, advertisers and premium publishers can get their fair share of ad value at any time, on their terms. Publishers can act with confidence and have the flexibility they need to provide the right blend of transaction models, channels, formats, and audience data to provide true value path optimization to brands by providing the right blend of transaction models, channels, formats, and audience data. Smart works closely with hundreds of buyers and over 1,000 publishers around the world to deliver display, video, native, and rich-media advertising to over 50,000 sites and apps, including Groupe Marie Claire, TracFone, Le Figaro, Leboncoin, Altice Media Publicité, and IMGUR. Smart is a member of the Deloitte Technology Fast 500 EMEA and the FT 1000: Europe's Fastest-Growing Companies lists. The company has 12 offices around the world and is at the forefront of creating a transparent, high-quality ecosystem.

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ZeroSum Launches Auto-Stream: World's First High-Performance OTT/CTV AI-Driven Advertising Platform for Auto Dealers & Marketers

ZeroSum | November 11, 2021

ZeroSum, an industry leading provider of software, data and marketing automation services to the automotive industry, has launched Auto-Stream, a first-of-its-kind platform that utilizes real-time data to assist auto dealers and marketers with the transition from traditional TV to over-the-top (OTT) and connected TV (CTV) advertising to drive faster auto sales and lower advertising costs. For many auto dealers looking to make the switch to OTT and CTV, barriers such as OEM brand standards, lengthy turnaround times and costly production make it difficult to do so efficiently. Auto-Stream, fueled by ZeroSum's extensive inventory database, with a proprietary audience of active shoppers and vehicle identification number (VIN)-level attribution, eliminates these barriers, all with the push of a button. The platform allows users to activate new campaigns in less than 24 hours by integrating a dealer's live vehicle inventory to create, target and deliver VIN-specific ads. The proprietary technology eliminates the high cost of production by using artificial intelligence (AI) to build individual commercials with integrated automaker brand standards for each VIN in inventory. Auto-Stream targets active car buyers who are in the market to purchase vehicles that are already on dealer lots. In the past year alone, there has been an 81% increase in TV streaming, with 76% of homes in the US having a connected TV according to Nielsen data. With millions of prospective car buyers using streaming services every month, marketers are eager to explore more targeted and efficient OTT and CTV advertising options. We created Auto-Stream to help them make that happen effectively by offering what no other platform can: VIN-level attribution for video." Andy Lobred, President, ZeroSum. For auto dealers, Auto-Stream results in engagement with in-market shoppers while maximizing reach without the cost of traditional TV ad production. The platform helps dealers reduce and realign their budget spend based on current buyer shopping behavior in their specific market, allowing them to fill their sales funnel with qualified buyers more quickly and at a lower cost. Dealers will now be able to directly connect the media dollars with actual units moved, resulting in better traceability and utilization of marketing spend. For agency and auto group partners, the platform is a high-gross profit product that provides real-time reporting while giving access to unique automotive audiences and premium OTT/CTV inventory without the need for ad operations, video production, or demand-side platform (DSP) minimum, as the technology can be run on any budget. "We feel what Auto-Stream provides is truly a game changer," said Nick Dionne, Vice President of Product and Marketing, ZeroSum. "The ability to have intelligent, customizable, inventory-fueled creative options, done quickly with none of the hassle, will allow our customers to modernize their marketing in ways never before possible." "No other technology can dynamically and automatically adjust creative and spend distribution based on real-time data like ZeroSum's can," said Dionne. "Dealers using MarketAI are seeing inventory turns moving as much as 40% faster while acquisitions costs are reduced by 70%." The Auto-Stream debut follows ZeroSum's launch of MarketAI, the industry's first AI-driven marketing platform, earlier this year. Now used by thousands of dealers nationwide, the MarketAI platform houses an inventory of hundreds of millions of VINs and related data, allowing dealerships to leverage the cross-platform advertising system to specifically target active shoppers. The MarketAI platform can be paired with social media, digital display, search, and Auto-Stream to increase performance. About ZeroSum ZeroSum is a leader in software, marketing and data. Powered by its SaaS platform, MarketAI, ZeroSum is simplifying and modernizing automotive marketing by leveraging artificial intelligence, data and scaling ability to acquire new customers. ZeroSum is the first and only company that matches consumer demand with automotive data in real time.

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VideoAmp Partners with HyphaMetrics, Integrates Panel Insights into Their Data Measurement Solutions

VideoAmp, HyphaMetrics | October 14, 2021

Software and data platform, VideoAmp, announced a partnership with HyphaMetrics, the only independent cross-screen and cross-walled-garden panel, to provide cross-screen audience measurement solutions for VideoAmp clients. The partnership will integrate HyphaMetrics’ omni-channel cross-device panel measurement with VideoAmp’s commingled TV viewership data to facilitate cutting edge audience insights. “At VideoAmp we see panels as an important part of our overall solution set as the industry searches for a new holistic media measurement currency. We’ve been especially impressed with HyphaMetrics’ innovative, patented measurement tech stack and we look forward to working together to develop new measurement solutions for buyers and sellers of cross-screen advertising.” stated, Josh Chasin, VideoAmp’s Chief Measurability Officer Specific measurement applications of this partnership include “personification” of VideoAmp household viewing to create persons ratings, as well as the development of a truth set for training Virtual IDs (VIDs), the identity construct recommended by the World Federation of Advertising (WFA) for creating cross-platform unduplicated reach. VideoAmp’s early adoption of HyphaMetrics’ unique panel-based dataset is aligned with the WFA’s blueprint for Cross-Media Measurement, which outlines the merging of census data with panel data to facilitate the most comprehensive understanding of consumer media behavior. VideoAmp is a charter member of HyphaMetrics Content Metrics panel trial. The trial, which commenced in July of 2021, will run through the first quarter of 2022 to encompass major viewing events like the Super Bowl and Winter Olympics. “Panels play an integral role in providing a definitive understanding of how consumers interact with content and advertising across all of their devices and channels, We are excited for VideoAmp to incorporate this granular behavioral layer of data, covering all aspects of today's unique viewing environment such as video gaming, secondary device usage and walled gardens.” said Joanna Drews, CEO and Cofounder of HyphaMetrics. The partnership will build off of VideoAmp’s proprietary commingled dataset, which is considered the most trusted and highest quality in the marketplace due to its scale and proprietary methodology used for combining various data sources. The dataset commingles ACR and Set-Top Box TV viewership data and integrates into multiple OTT and digital data sources using first-to-market, privacy-preserving offerings like cleanrooms. VideoAmp’s data, combined with a comprehensive toolset for planning, measurement and optimization, are all housed within the VideoAmp platform and provide a deduplicated view of media performance across traditional TV, streaming video and digital. The suite of tools and data enables advertisers and media owners to redefine the way media is valued, bought and sold. About VideoAmp VideoAmp is a software and data company creating a more sophisticated data-driven advertising ecosystem that redefines how media is valued, bought and sold. The VideoAmp platform provides measurement and optimization tools that unify audiences across the disparate systems of traditional TV, streaming video and digital media. Unlocking new value for those currently operating within a siloed view of their audiences, VideoAmp creates efficiencies for the entire industry. VideoAmp is transforming a 100-year-old industry by powering a more effective three-way value exchange that results in advertisers increasing their return on investment, publishers increasing their revenues and improving the viewing experience for consumers. About HyphaMetrics HyphaMetrics is an independent quality data supplier offering an all-encompassing view of what the world is watching. HyphaMetrics’ single-source, cross platform data pipeline, known as Zero Party Data, serves as the connective tissue through which the media ecosystem can communicate, and provides the precise, individual-level metrics needed for trading, optimization, and analytics in today’s unique media environment. Customers leverage Hypha’s cutting edge technology and industry-accepted research methodologies to humanize the media experience for consumers in a privacy-compliant manner.

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