Blockgraph Braces for Data Wave About to Hit TV Advertising

Blockgraph | May 30, 2019

Using data to fuel advertising planning and ad targeting has been a staple of the digital world for years and is now poised to make a significant impact on the TV ad ecosystem. However, that shift is also happening amid some major concerns about how to properly protect that data as well as the privacy of the consumers that are being targeted. To offer some important assistance in this area and bring a proper layer of trust to the table as TV advertising becomes more data-driven and targeted via traditional set-top boxes and a broad mix of Internet-powered mobile and TV-connected devices, an initiative that employs some blockchain techniques called Blockgraph was recently established. It originated out of Comcast and was incubated at FreeWheel, the ad-tech company that Comcast acquired in 2014. At CES in January, Blockgraph began to discuss its platform in more detail, noting that it is using blockchain techniques and protocols to decentralize the peer-to-peer TV data ecosystem and network.It is also using blockchain to enable partners to run common software and build a shared identity layer between components of the advertising ecosystem without exposing sensitive competitor or consumer-specific information.

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Every portal, website or app owner wants to control which goods and services will be advertised on their platform and at what price. This is a perfectly normal and understandable desire. Supply-side programmatic platforms have obvious advantages like algorithmic selling, the ability to sell advertising spots to premium customers in private auctions, and monetization tools. However, many media owners strive to create their own, independent solutions.

Creating an independent platform requires considerable time, financial and human resources, but this step is understandable, because an in-house platform allows maximum control over the monetization of a digital marketplace. However, before making such a decision, it is important to understand if it is really necessary, or if it is enough to reconsider the settings of monetization tools or switch the platform to monetize.

Spotlight

Every portal, website or app owner wants to control which goods and services will be advertised on their platform and at what price. This is a perfectly normal and understandable desire. Supply-side programmatic platforms have obvious advantages like algorithmic selling, the ability to sell advertising spots to premium customers in private auctions, and monetization tools. However, many media owners strive to create their own, independent solutions.

Creating an independent platform requires considerable time, financial and human resources, but this step is understandable, because an in-house platform allows maximum control over the monetization of a digital marketplace. However, before making such a decision, it is important to understand if it is really necessary, or if it is enough to reconsider the settings of monetization tools or switch the platform to monetize.

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DoubleVerify Expands Collaboration with LinkedIn to Reinforce Brand Safety Protections and Contextual Alignment

DoubleVerify | November 16, 2022

DoubleVerify (“DV”) (NYSE: DV), a leading software platform for digital media measurement, data, and analytics, today announced the launch of DV Authentic Brand Suitability and DV Custom Contextual solutions on the LinkedIn Audience Network. These two products empower advertisers to ensure their campaign impressions are delivered on inventory that aligns with their brand safety, suitability and contextual needs. DV Authentic Brand Suitability goes beyond standard categories and keyword blocklist – offering customized protection that helps advertisers avoid unsafe and unsuitable content before placing a bid. DV Custom Contextual provides advertisers a scalable solution to reach the right audiences, at the right time – driving outcomes for brands. DV’s Semantic Science, a proprietary contextual classification system, powers both DV Authentic Brand Suitability and DV Custom Contextual technology. DV’s Semantic Science team is responsible for developing one of the world’s most comprehensive ontology solutions — identifying over 200,000 language-independent concepts, using more than eleven million rules to determine the correct meaning of a word. The result is more accurate content classification and better protection and alignment, which enables stronger campaign performance for brands using solutions, like the LinkedIn Audience Network, for their marketing. “Our work with LinkedIn underscores DV’s continued leadership position in optimizing media quality and performance holistically across the digital media landscape providing our advertisers the confidence to invest across channels and environments,” said Steven Woolway, EVP, Business Development at DoubleVerify. “LinkedIn is a leading platform for B2B digital advertising, and we are thrilled to collaborate to support brand suitability and contextual targeting.” Today, advertisers can reach and engage a professional community of more than 875 million members on LinkedIn, helping them to drive actions that are relevant to their business. With the LinkedIn Audience Network, B2B advertisers can reach millions of targeted professionals who are active on trusted third-party publishers to boost performance across their advertising objectives, achieve better return on ad spend, and scale their message with multiple touchpoints. “Through our work with DoubleVerify, we’re continuing to empower our customers to scale their marketing across our network of publishers to reach and engage a professional audience,” said Abhishek Shrivastava, VP of Product, LinkedIn. “Through our work with DoubleVerify, we’re continuing to empower our customers to scale their marketing across our network of publishers to reach and engage a professional audience,” said Abhishek Shrivastava, VP of Product, LinkedIn. “The evolution of our collaboration reinforces our goal to foster a safe and trusted ecosystem with added controls to help customers drive better value from their campaigns.” DV Authentic Brand Suitability and DV Custom Contextual are now available for all mutual LinkedIn and DV customers. This release builds on the company’s previous work with LinkedIn to help power its custom, network-wide brand safety floor and invalid traffic (“IVT”) protection that helps ensure advertisers are protected from universally unsafe content and IVT on the LinkedIn Audience Network. For more information about DoubleVerify, visit http://www.doubleverify.com. About DoubleVerify DoubleVerify (“DV”) (NYSE: DV) is a leading software platform for digital media measurement and analytics. Our mission is to make the digital advertising ecosystem stronger, safer and more secure, thereby preserving the fair value exchange between buyers and sellers of digital media. Hundreds of Fortune 500 advertisers employ our unbiased data and analytics to drive campaign quality and effectiveness, and to maximize return on their digital advertising investments – globally. Learn more at www.doubleverify.com.

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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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Braze Announces Support for AWS for Advertising & Marketing Initiative

Braze | November 30, 2022

Braze(Nasdaq: BRZE), the comprehensive customer engagement platform that powers interactions between consumers and the brands they love, today announced support for the AWS for Advertising & Marketing initiative from Amazon Web Services (AWS) to help accelerate advertising and marketing transformation. AWS for Advertising & Marketing is an initiative featuring services and solutions purpose-built to meet the needs of advertising agencies, marketers, publishers, ad technology providers, and analytics service providers. The initiative helps customers deliver personalized ad experiences, optimize ad serving performance and cost, and innovate on audience segmentation and attribution. It simplifies the process for industry customers to select the right tools and partners helping accelerate their production launches and see faster time to value. Braze gives marketers the power to convert creative ideas into well-orchestrated, personalized conversations delivered at optimal times through relevant channels. Braze supports AWS products and services such as Amazon Simplified Storage Service (Amazon S3), Amazon Personalize, and Amazon EventBridge to create a foundation for personalization. Through AWS, Braze collects and processes more than half a trillion pieces of consumer behavior data per month to build audience profiles and improve personalized messaging. This empowers brands to build strong relationships with their customers, which can support the brand’s sustainable long-term revenue growth. Braze also breaks down the silos between product and marketing teams, helping growth teams experiment and make data-driven decisions to optimize growth across the customer lifecycle. AWS empowers advertisers and marketers to reinvent workloads with solutions designed to improve audience and customer data management, privacy-enhanced data collaboration, advertising platforms, marketing measurement and ad intelligence, and personalized digital customer experiences. For customers looking for prescriptive, solution-specific support, AWS for Advertising & Marketing can identify leading industry partners in each area. One benefit of migrating or building advertising and marketing workloads on the most widely adopted cloud is the number of integrations and distribution channels connecting shared data with flexibility and interoperability. Whether you are seeking third party data or tools for better managing first party data, there are both AWS and third-party solutions offered in the AWS Data Exchange, AWS Marketplace, along with the largest community of AWS Partner Network (APN) members, including Braze. “The importance of speed at scale cannot be overestimated as consumers’ expectations for on-demand, hyper-personalized communications continue to increase,” said Matt McRoberts, SVP of Global Alliances at Braze. “The importance of speed at scale cannot be overestimated as consumers’ expectations for on-demand, hyper-personalized communications continue to increase,” said Matt McRoberts, SVP of Global Alliances at Braze. “Delivering real-time brand experiences to customers at scale is not easy. It requires a dedicated team, innovative approach, and most importantly technology and services made up of built for purpose tools that are designed to seamlessly work together. The AWS infrastructure allows Braze to offer brands incredible speed, scale, and agility to build stronger, meaningful relationships with customers. We’re proud of how our work has continued to grow over the years, to now support the AWS Advertising & Marketing initiative.” About Braze Braze is a leading comprehensive customer engagement platform that powers interactions between consumers and brands they love. With Braze, global brands can ingest and process customer data in real time, orchestrate and optimize contextually relevant, cross-channel marketing campaigns and continuously evolve their customer engagement strategies. Braze has been recognized as one of Fortune’s 2022 Best US and UK Workplaces in Technology, Fortune’s 2022 Best US Workplaces for Women, 2022 UK Best Workplaces for Women by Great Place to Work, and Fortune's 2022 Best US Workplace for Millennials. The company is headquartered in New York with offices in Austin, Berlin, Chicago, London, San Francisco, Singapore, and Tokyo. Learn more at braze.com.

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