AD TECH AND MARTECH
Mediavine | November 16, 2021
Mediavine, the largest exclusive full-service ad management firm in the U.S., has partnered with Colossus SSP to increase diversity in programmatic ad spend across Mediavine's minority-owned inventory from its network of 8,300+ independent publishers. Colossus SSP is operating on the Mediavine Exchange, the company's proprietary server-to-server (S2S) technology. Since onboarding in July, Colossus SSP has quickly jumped into the top ten Mediavine monetization partners, and ranks the highest-performing partner tested in the last 18 months overall.
Colossus SSP is a custom supply side platform that delivers a diverse marketplace, enabling brands of all sizes to connect with multicultural and general market audiences at scale. The SSP is minority-owned, with an inclusive market approach and a track record of working with independent publishers that have strong niche audiences.
"By partnering with Colossus SSP, the largest multicultural media marketplace in the industry, we're strengthening our commitment to diversity and providing long-overdue representation of diverse publishers and audiences in the advertising ecosystem," said Mediavine Co-Founder and CEO Eric Hochberger. "We've only scratched the surface of capabilities between Mediavine and Colossus SSP, and we look forward to driving pivotal results ahead."
"Mediavine's diverse publisher portfolio and server-to-server technology have made them an ideal partner – and the traction we've achieved has been significant," said Colossus SSP CEO Lashawnda Goffin. "Our success points to a growing commitment among buyers to intentionally invest programmatically in multicultural audiences and minority-owned properties. We were able to rapidly tap into the demand and provide value for both marketers and independent publishers."
About Colossus SSP
Part of Direct Digital Holdings, Colossus SSP is a proprietary supply side platform that delivers a diverse marketplace, enabling brands of all sizes to connect with multicultural and general market audiences at scale. In addition, the company's consulting arm provides brand marketers with meaningful insights and actionable guidance for connecting with a variety of curated audiences—Black, Hispanic, Asian, LGBTQ, and more.
Mediavine is the largest exclusive full-service ad management company in the United States, representing and monetizing 8,300+ publisher partner websites in addition to its owned and operated properties. Mediavine proudly ranks as a Comscore top five lifestyle property with 130 million unique monthly visitors and 17 billion monthly ad impressions.
IRIS.TV, Reticle | October 05, 2021
Reticle, the leading Emotional AI for digital advertising, announced its integration with IRIS.TV, the leading video data platform. Marketers will now be able to use Reticle’s emotional data signals to contextually target relevant, brand-safe inventory across thousands of IRIS-enabled™ premium publishers on connected TV and video worldwide.
Reticle’s Emotional AI has a taxonomy of 19+ positive emotional signals, enabling advertisers to match the emotional tone of their ad with prospective advertising placements to enhance ad viewing experiences. With this partnership, Reticle’s leadership position in emotional targeting will now be applied to online video and CTV inventory through IRIS.TV’s video data platform.
“Supply transparency, brand safety, and genre targeting should be table stakes. Through our partnership with IRIS.TV, brands can now leverage Brand Optimal, video-level contextual data to ensure every dollar spent on premium OLV and CTV effectively activates against brand communications strategies, reinforces creative messaging, increases ad relevance, and maximizes media effectiveness,”
said Jonah Cait, VP of Product.
IRIS.TV simplifies the complexity and fragmentation of the video ecosystem across CTV and premium digital video, providing access, for the first time, to video-level data. Before IRIS.TV, contextual and brand-safety data for videos was only available by analyzing the text on a web page, and was an impossibility for CTV. Now, marketers can put every video in context to confidently buy CTV and premium video inventory based on video-level contextual and brand-safety analysis and according to the specific topical nature of every video, in concert with Reticle.
“We’re excited to welcome Reticle to our video data ecosystem, Reticle is the industry leader in emotional AI and offers an extremely unique solution for marketers seeking to align their brand with consumers at the right moment. Reticle customers can now unlock these capabilities across all IRIS-enabled online video and CTV inventory, which is a huge win for brands, publishers, and viewers...”
said Field Garthwaite, Co-Founder and CEO, IRIS.TV.
IRIS.TV unites thousands of potential integrations into a single ecosystem, bringing together publishers, data partners, ad servers, and SSPs into a platform that allows publishers’ video content to be analyzed and categorized into industry-accepted brand-safe and contextual segments that can be purchased by marketers through any DSP via direct, private marketplace, and open auction buying.
With a focus on behavioral science and human emotion, Reticle is an artificial intelligence system specializing in emotional comprehension and expression, capable of classifying advertising inventory into emotional categories. By matching the emotional intent of an ad with the placements where audiences are most receptive to that emotion, advertisers are able to maximize brand-building impact and make their media dollars work harder
IRIS.TV is engineering the most open video data ecosystem in the world to power meaningful connections between brands and consumers. Our video data platform provides publishers, media brands and connected tv apps with secure onboarding and activation of their video data and marketers with video-level transparency. Since 2013, we’ve enabled our partners to build scalable solutions on top of our platform including video-level contextual and brand-safe ad targeting, third-party verification, personalized video recommendations, and measurement & analytics solutions
ADVERTISER CAMPAIGN MANAGEMENT
Simple Mills | August 05, 2021
Today, Simple Mills, the better-for-you snack company, debuts their first ever national advertising campaign, Live Full. Simple Mills’ nutritious snacks promise to never slow you down – giving you the energy you need to hit your stride and Live Full.
The Live Full mindset is brought to life in the brand’s new – and first-ever – advertising campaign that launches today across video, social, digital and audio. The campaign, from agency FIG, embodies a relatable, human approach. It highlights moments in our everyday lives when we’re in a “flow state,” getting things done and in a groove.
Thanks to Simple Mills’ nutritious snacks that span the #1 baking mix, #1 cracker, #3 cookie brand and top ten snack bar in the natural channel,1 you never have to feel weighed down. Simple Mills products are made with only purposeful ingredients – and nothing artificial ever – to give you the energy and lightness you need to lead a full life.
“At Simple Mills we believe that food impacts how you feel, which is why we create delicious, nutritious products from purposeful ingredients that work hard for your body and allow you to feel your very best, so you can live a full life,” said Michelle Lorge, Chief Marketing Officer at Simple Mills. “We are thrilled to see our mission come to life in our very first advertising campaign and raise consumers’ expectations of how their snacks can make them feel.”
"The 'Live Full' campaign is not just another marketing story,” said Frederick Stallings, Partner, Data & Media Systems at FIG. “Much like Simple Mills' mission to deliver nourishment for the long term, our campaign is setting the groundwork for performance through high-impact addressable channels, full-funnel data integration techniques and an attention-based measurement approach optimized for growth. As Simple Mills grows so will its ability to create a passionate and cohesive Brand Story for the future."
About Simple Mills
Founded in 2012, Simple Mills is a leading provider of better-for-you crackers, cookies, snack bars and baking mixes made with clean, nutrient-dense ingredients and nothing artificial, ever. In just nine years, the company has disrupted center-aisle grocery categories to become the #1 baking mix, #1 cracker and #3 cookie brand in the natural channel1 with distribution in over 25,000 stores nationwide. Simple Mills’ mission is to advance the holistic health of the planet and its people by positively impacting the way food is made. For more information, visit www.simplemills.com.