Retargeting, Ad Tech and Martech
ExchangeWire | July 07, 2023
As advertisers increasingly move away from traditional demographic and people-based targeting tactics, they are looking for new solutions to meet this demand. This is in part is down to the decline of cookies – with Google Chrome confirming it is sunsetting cookies in Q1 2024 - but also because of consumer behaviour. Nano’s research shows that 70% of consumers are masking their identity online on a weekly basis or even more often.
Intent Personas offers accurate audience segments delivered via machine learning and verified by always up-to-date panel data. These are robust, trustworthy personas ready for targeting without the guesswork and stereotypes of the past, combining billions of data signals with verification from ‘real world’ consumer panel data to accurately target demographics such as parents, homeowners, pet owners, and baby boomers. This includes an extensive suite of ready-to-use personas in the Nano Intent Library.
Kantar research has shown in the past that 99% of laundry product ads and 70% of food and toiletry products were targeted at women, while actual decision-maker status is equally shared among both genders in most UK households. Even looking beyond the obvious problems of gender stereotyping which occur in traditional audience-based approaches, the same study found resulting negative impacts also upon not just the campaigns themselves, but brands as a whole that make such assumptions.
Nano’s approach makes context the proxy for intent, removing such assumptions, also verifying those targeting choices against the actual groups they are targeting. Another result of this is more accurate targeting than the traditional audience-based approach using cookies – in fact, testing has shown that Nano’s ID-free demographic segments are around 44% more accurate than the current cookie-based targeting model.
Carl White, CEO Nano Interactive said “Every time we go online, we express our intent in countless ways. From the content we read, what we search for, the type of device we access it on and the time of day. By making sense of these signals and verifying them with feedback from real people, we’re giving advertisers a new way to reach demographics without relying upon any kind of personal data. Not only does this provide advertisers with a much-needed new tactic in the face of cookie deprecation, it is also quite simply more accurate than ID-based methods.”
Nano and The Old Vic theatre, in partnership with AKA UK, recently targeted parents using Intent Personas in their latest campaign for the summer children’s show, Mog the Forgetful Cat. Again, by using intent signals verified by panel data, the campaign delivered a 35% increase in purchase consideration and a 71% uplift in clickthrough rate (CTR) versus industry benchmarks – all without personal data.
Alex Orchard, media account director, AKA UK, said “Nano’s innovative and alternative approach to demographic targeting aligned extremely well with our client’s needs. With the increasing challenges around ID-dependent targeting, having a long-term solution that doesn’t rely on any form of personal data, and that is proving to be fully scalable and effective, positions Nano as a key partner to future-proof our plans.”
About Nano Interactive
Nano Interactive are leaders in targeting without the use of personal identifiers. Since launch Nano has delivered over 2000 campaigns for leading brands across mobile, video and display and continues to powerfully connect brands with relevant audiences. Its AI driven targeting platform utilises multiple forms of live intent signals (such as live search queries) combined with next generation contextual targeting to enhance advertising performance in a 100% privacy friendly way.
Programmatic Advertising, Ad Tech and Martech
Magnite | July 06, 2023
Magnite (Nasdaq: MGNI), the world’s largest independent omni-channel sell side advertising company, has been chosen by Foxtel Media to enable programmatic advertising on BINGE’s ad-supported tier BINGE Basic. As the initial exclusive programmatic launch partner, Magnite will provide advertisers with access to BINGE Basic’s premium inventory across connected TV (CTV) and over-the-top (OTT) platforms.
Advertising on BINGE launched in March 2023 with the introduction of ads onto the existing BINGE Basic tier, meaning there was a scaled audience for advertisers from launch. Working with Magnite will allow Foxtel Media to build on this momentum and offer advertisers enhanced targeting capabilities along with programmatic efficiency, helping them to optimise their campaigns and maximise their return on investment.
As the streaming industry continues to evolve at an unprecedented pace, the need for effective audience targeting and improved engagement is vital. With streaming platforms gaining significant traction among viewers, this partnership provides a unique opportunity for advertisers to tap into BINGE’s premium audience and deliver tailored messaging, while prioritising the best experience for users.
"We are excited to be leading the way in the Australian streaming landscape by working with Magnite to unlock programmatic demand across BINGE’s Basic tier," said Chris Oxley, National Head of Digital Sales at Foxtel Group. "This collaboration allows us to further enhance our ad offerings and provide advertisers with access to BINGE’s premium audience at scale by providing advanced and effective targeting capabilities."
Juliette Stead, SVP Head of JAPAC at Magnite said, "We are thrilled to be working with Foxtel Media and be a part of this great new offering. By integrating our programmatic advertising capabilities with BINGE Basic tier, we are empowering advertisers to effectively reach their target audiences with greater efficiency. Together, we are shaping the future of programmatic advertising across the streaming landscape, and we look forward to delivering exceptional results for Foxtel Media and their valued advertisers."
We’re Magnite (NASDAQ: MGNI), the world’s largest independent sell-side advertising company. Publishers use our technology to monetise their content across all screens and formats including CTV, online video, display, and audio. The world’s leading agencies and brands trust our platform to access brand-safe, high-quality ad inventory and execute billions of advertising transactions each month. Anchored in bustling New York City, sunny Los Angeles, mile high Denver, historic London, colorful Singapore, and down under in Sydney, Magnite has offices across North America, EMEA, LATAM, and APAC.
Ad Networks, Ad Tech and Martech
Integral Ad Science | July 13, 2023
Anzu, the most advanced intrinsic in-game advertising solution, and Integral Ad Science (IAS), a leading global media measurement and optimisation platform, have announced the launch of the industry’s first solution that measures viewability and invalid traffic (IVT) across 2D and 3D gaming environments and tracks them within the IAS signal platform.
Gamers play two or more hours of video games every single day, so the need to monitor media quality has never been more important. This next step in intrinsic in-game ad measurement provides advertisers with additional trust and confidence when investing in-game. Last July, Anzu and IAS launched an in-game measurement solution for mobile environments. This new solution builds on its previous offering, working across programmatic and direct buys for display and video ads, and spans mobile, PC, and console gaming platforms.
Last year marked a considerable step forward in establishing intrinsic in-game advertising as a recognised ad format with the release of the updated intrinsic in-game advertising guidelines from the IAB and MRC. IAS and Anzu’s new offering was created with these guidelines/standards in mind.
“When founding Anzu, we knew that for in-game to succeed, advertisers would need a robust and transparent way to measure their success and be able to compare it to other mediums, which is why this area has been a core focus for us as a business from day one,” said Ben Fenster, co-founder and CPO, at Anzu. “It’s been great to work together with IAS on this first-to-market solution which marks a significant step forward in how measurement is done within the in-game advertising space.”
“We know that gaming is one of the most compelling environments for advertisers because consumers bring passion, focus, and dedication when they are playing,” said Yannis Dosios, chief commercial officer at IAS. “Our expanded partnership with Anzu brings IAS’s powerful viewability and invalid traffic measurement products to in-game 3D settings for the first time, demonstrating our leadership in the gaming space while providing marketers with even greater levels of transparency and actionable data to deliver results for their campaigns.”
In addition to this launch, earlier this year, Anzu was granted a patent by the United States Patent and Trademark Office for its innovative ad-tracking technology, compliant with new in-game advertising standards and third-party brand safety solutions. Anzu was also recently awarded Best Use Of Emerging Media at the Digiday Media Buying and Planning Awards for an in-game campaign with the iconic fashion brand Levi’s.
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 and headquartered in New York, IAS works with thousands of top advertisers and premium publishers worldwide. For more information, visit integralads.com.