DISPLAY ADVERTISING, RETARGETING
Clear Channel Airports | January 18, 2023
Clear Channel Airports (CCA), the U.S.-based airports business of Clear Channel Outdoor Holdings, Inc., launched yet another cutting-edge digital media program for the highly anticipated grand opening of Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR) Terminal A. The digital media makeover, created in collaboration with the PANYNJ, includes almost 6,000 square feet of the most cutting-edge premium advertising media.
Global businesses headquartered in New Jersey, such as Rutgers University, Audible, and Atlantic Health System, are the first advertisers to access this new airport media area, where they will reach millions of airport consumers using the most advanced digital and printed display technology.
Clear Channel Airports, the nation's premier airport media supplier, included this advertising space in the terminal's $2.7 billion refurbishment. The nearly one million square foot terminal offers advertising, brand collaborations, sponsorship, and experiential marketing options for brands and enterprises seeking to reach millions of flyers in the larger metro region.
This current redevelopment at EWR coincides with CCA's 12-year contract with the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey to renovate its prestigious airports, including LaGuardia (LGA), John F. Kennedy International (JFK), and Stewart International (SWF). The partnership, announced in October 2020, is the biggest airport sponsorship and advertising campaign in the United States.
CCA's new digital media program involves over 70 high-impact and innovative displays throughout the 33-gate terminal, including an iconic 24-foot seamless digital "umbrella" — a suspended, first-of-its-kind airport advertising screen hanging above the terminal's most enormous concourse, where not only can you view the massive installation head-on in both directions, but you can also see the advertising as you walk beneath it.
Moreover, a network of 54 ultra-high-definition LCD panels, two distinctive 42-foot curved LED soffits, and 16 dynamic digital columns illuminate the new ultramodern interior of Terminal A, providing an impactful, audience-focused advertising environment. In addition, CCA said that a 75-foot-long external head-on digital welcome display would be added to the new consolidated car rental facility (CONRAC).
About Clear Channel Airports
Clear Channel Airports is the foremost airport advertising, sponsorship expert, and pioneer in the United States, having devoted over 45 years to airport advertising. Clear Channel Airports (CCA), the Americas-based airports business of Clear Channel Outdoor Holdings, Inc., is one of the world's largest outdoor advertising companies. Clear Channel Airports operates over 260 airport media programs worldwide and has a presence in 28 of the top 50 U.S. markets with major airports.
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.
AD TECH AND MARTECH
Smartly.io | March 17, 2023
Smartly.io, one of the world’s largest SaaS digital advertising platforms, today announces significant company advancements, stemming from months of strategic moves—including two acquisitions, a new platform release and strategic hires to senior leadership—under the guidance and vision of industry veteran Laura Desmond. The company, which holds certified partnerships with media leaders Meta, TikTok and Google, among others, brings dynamic integrations to the digital and social space, successfully “redefining social and creativity,” according to Nikhil Lai, Senior Analyst at Forrester.
Desmond, the former Global CEO of Starcom Mediavest Group and senior executive of Publicis Groupe, has a seasoned track record for creating symbiotic relationships between advertising and technology—influencing opportunities that reshape entire industry categories. As was the case in 2021, where Desmond, a member of DoubleVerify’s Board of Directors and operating partner at Providence Equity, played an integral role in leading its IPO—one of the most successful in the media and technology sector that year.
“When Providence acquired Smartly in 2019 and I became Chair of The Board, the company’s potential was clear from the start. Smartly is uniquely solving real problems that brands and marketers need to have solved: agile creative and media management at the same time; rapid intelligence around performance—what's working and what's not; the ability to execute personalization at scale. The steady updates we’ve been making are unlocking a depth and breadth to the technology that’s affording brands the ability to move across channels as fluidly as the consumers they aim to engage do,” commented Desmond. “Coupled with the additions of Brett Wein as Chief Sales Officer, and Oli Marlow-Thomas as Chief Innovation Officer, I am confident that our vision for Smartly.io will effectively redefine the future of digital advertising for brands and marketers alike.”
Smartly.io’s continuous releases to Workspaces has created a unique full-funnel, multi-channel approach to social advertising, integrating creative, media buying and intelligence at scale, in one platform. Specifically, the company’s creative-focused adtech enables marketers to:
Reach Smartly: Automate campaign workflows across all major platforms, reaching audiences quickly, easily and cost effectively.
Engage Smartly: Create beautiful, cohesive, and effective creative across the funnel that drives action.
Learn Smartly: Extract consolidated actionable insights to respond to audience behaviors in real-time to maximize return on investment (ROI).
"The depth of knowledge [Smartly.io] brings across verticals is really impressive,” said Merry Morud, Lead, Global Creative Optimization for Consumer Products at Uber. “On top of that, they have a fantastic creative team, which is very mobile-first, which is what we, as digital marketers, in a mobile space and mobile-first world look for.” Uber, a longtime client of Smartly.io, has used the company’s platform to execute iterative creative approaches at scale as part of their global media buying practice.
Smartly.io, now managing upwards of $5B in media spend, is unlocking the ability for true multi-platform brand building that exceeds both customer expectations and drives engagement across platforms, at scale. As a result, platform partners like Meta have leveraged Smartly’s Advantage+ Shopping solution to deliver upwards of 150 creative variations across all creative placements, expanding consistent brand reach and personalization in a privacy-safe way.
“Reinvention tends not to come from large scale companies, so we are using our nimble size and strong influence to create real movement in the industry,” said Oli Marlow-Thomas, Chief Innovation Officer, Smartly.io.
ABOUT YOU, one of Europe’s fastest growing fashion platforms, leverages Smartly’s TikTok Shopping Ads across markets. Since implementation, it's seen a near 30% uplift in ROAS for catalog sales, compared to the business-as-usual catalog sales campaigns, and greater than 100% uplift for "add to cart” actions compared to TikTok’s data.
“The Smartly Digital Advertising Platform is the result of years of collaborations, acquisitions and continuous innovation that’s allowing us the ability to really push the limits of what’s been possible, up until now that is. We’re working on some exciting new builds with partners that will hit the market in the coming months, that will take dynamic creative and media optimization to new heights,” continued Marlow-Thomas.
To learn more about the Smartly Digital Advertising Platform and how it’s revolutionizing the industry, please go to https://www.smartly.io.
Smartly.io is one of the world’s largest SaaS digital advertising platforms, managing nearly $5B in ad spend with 700+ brands worldwide. Our leading end-to-end technology and outstanding customer service help brands such as Walmart, FanDuel, L’Oreal, Warner Bros. Discovery, Nestle, and Disney/ESPN to better reach audiences, engage creatives and learn what performs best—consistently driving scale for brand and performance across the largest media platforms, including Facebook, Instagram, Snap, Pinterest, TikTok, and Google. Visit Smartly.io to learn more.