SOCIAL MEDIA ADVERTISING
Smartly.io | October 19, 2022
Smartly.io, the leading social advertising automation platform for creative and performance marketers, today announced the appointment of Oli Marlow Thomas as Chief Innovation Officer. Marlow Thomas was previously the Founder and CEO of Ad-Lib.io, a next-generation creative optimization platform and a leading Google Certified Creative partner that Smartly.io acquired in Q1 of this year.
The acquisition advanced Smartly.io’s cross-channel reach from social to include dynamic creative optimization across programmatic, CTV, and the entire Google ecosystem. Now, ten months later, the two companies, along with Viralspace.ai, have formally integrated to offer Smartly.io customers an advancement in creative optimization capabilities with AI and machine learning for digital advertising. With this integration, Marlow Thomas will join Smartly.io’s executive team to further guide the company as the Leading Digital Advertising Platform.
“Smartly.io and Ad-Lib.io were a natural partner from the beginning and I’m thrilled to be joining the executive team as we make this integration official,” said Oli Marlow Thomas, Chief Innovation Officer, Smartly.io.
“Smartly.io and Ad-Lib.io were a natural partner from the beginning and I’m thrilled to be joining the executive team as we make this integration official,” said Oli Marlow Thomas, Chief Innovation Officer, Smartly.io. "Together, we can offer customers a one stop shop that will maximize creative effectiveness, media buying and creative intelligence."
Previously the Creative Lead at DoubleClick/Google for five years, Marlow Thomas founded creative personalization service Ad-Lib.io in 2017. He is an industry expert and has received recognition as “One To Watch” in Campaign Tech Awards. As Co-Founder and CEO of Ad-Lib.io, Marlow Thomas oversaw the growth and eventually acquisition of the company. Now, as Chief Innovation Officer at Smartly.io, he will bring his forward-thinking industry vision and expertise to identify, harness, and bring to fruition new ideas that will continue to move Smartly.io forward to offer customers the best in multi-platform strategy with game-changing creative tools.
“Smartly.io’s customers are at the forefront of everything we do. With this integration, and by bringing Oli onboard, we are able to offer our customers the best capabilities and technology in navigating the changed ecosystem of digital advertising and conquering walled gardens effectively,” said Laura Desmond, CEO, Smartly.io. “Oli’s industry expertise and vision will be extremely valuable as we continue to combine creative, media and intelligence to generate unparalleled results for our customers.”
AD TECH AND MARTECH
MonetizeMore | November 14, 2022
Google has just announced the winner of its 2022 Innovation Awards in the Google Certified Publisher Partner Summit.
MonetizeMore has done it again by hitting another significant milestone in ad tech innovation by winning the 2022 Google Innovation Award for Ad Setup Policy Violations. This prestigious award is given to ad tech companies with the most innovative solutions for publishers, and we’re happy to be recognized alongside other top companies in the field.
We are thrilled to announce that MonetizeMore was chosen from multiple ad tech companies for Traffic Cop, our industry-standard IVT detection and blocking solution that helps publishers prevent and fix ad setup policy violations (ASPV). ASPV is the total number of policy violations found on your website.
This is not an easy market to break into, but with our vision of the future of the adtech industry and our dedication to providing real solutions that are easy to implement and deliver promised results, we made it happen.
We are proud to be the first adtech company to win the Google Innovation award not once but twice, a very impressive feat in such a competitive year. MonetizeMore initially won Google’s Most Innovative Technology Award back in 2020 for the #1 ad fraud solution.
Traffic Cop is the industry’s leading Invalid Traffic Detection & Blocking solution that leverages advanced AI with fingerprinting algorithms to identify and block invalid traffic, preventing both your site’s revenue loss and your users’ frustration with slow load times and frequent ad interruptions. Traffic Cop also provides granular insights to help publishers fix their ad setup policy violations, dig deeper into their site’s incoming traffic, detect IVT by device, UTM source, sessions, and much more. Our reports have helped hundreds of publishers fix and block invalid traffic on their ad inventory keeping them safe from getting blacklisted by advertisers.
As a result, your ad inventory steers clear from revenue clawbacks, policy violations, and potential AdSense bans.
Thanks to Google for really showing how important it is to keep on track for policy violations. This is specifically under the realm of invalid traffic. What a lot of publishers and Google Certified Publisher Partners don’t understand is that invalid traffic isn’t just traffic quality, it’s an ad setup policy violation.
This comes under ad stacking, hidden ad units, aggressive refreshes, and click spam. These come all under the portion of invalid traffic and we have created tools under Traffic Cop that creates notifications and provides granular reports so that publishers can actually detect these ad setup policy violations and go through them step by step to fix them so that their policy violations can be prevented, fixed and ultimately their businesses are safer from revenue clawbacks.
We’ve been able to decrease publishers’ revenue clawbacks by over 10X. We’re now able to offer Traffic Cop not only to publishers but also GCPPs via API and our reporting setup. To ultimately help the ecosystem and get rid of invalid traffic and ad setup policy violations!- Kean Graham, CEO of MonetizeMore.
It is crucial to us since Google is such an influential player in the adtech industry, which makes them a good litmus test for how we’re doing overall. It’s gratifying to know that our hard work is being recognized and we hope it will continue in the years to come.
This year, we have helped over 373 publishers with their ad setup policy violations and saved them hundreds of thousands of dollars in revenue clawbacks through Traffic Cop to optimize their overall ad setup and eliminate IVT.
We are honored to use this annual award to motivate us to continue providing cutting-edge technology solutions that help publishers save time and money.
Teads, IMPACT+ | September 29, 2022
Teads, the global media platform, announces a partnership with IMPACT+, with the purpose of measuring the greenhouse gas emissions of online advertising campaigns run through its platform. This announcement follows a series of tests with brands such as Renault, LaPoste, and Hello bank! at the French Ministry of Justice in France testing the carbon footprint of their advertising campaigns.
The solution has now been introduced across APAC and ANZ exclusively to OMG group and its clients. The goal of this initiative is to create a standard of carbon footprint measurement across Teads’ campaigns, to better support brands and agencies in their CSR approach.
Currently, Teads globally has over 50+ brands that have begun the use of IMPACT+ to measure their campaigns’ carbon footprint. This measurement capability has also gone live with OMG’s top 10 clients in APAC.
Measuring the carbon footprint, a strategic challenge
The environmental impact of online advertising is a young, and complicated topic.
IMPACT+ is the leading third-party measurement provider, who can estimate the carbon footprint of digital communications and bring concrete recommendations on how to set up an environmental KPI. Teads’ new partnership with IMPACT+ allows advertisers to evaluate the greenhouse gas emissions of their Teads’ campaigns.
Leveraging this measurement, brands will now have the ability to minimise the power consumption of each impression served as well as reduce the electricity impact of each media objective, with Teads’ continued investment toward minimising the amount of impressions required to reach the same objective. IMPACT+ currently provides a calculation to report on GHG emissions at the campaign level, which includes creative delivery electricity consumption and the associated greenhouse gas emissions depending on where the delivery took place, as well as the end-user device lifecycle GHG emissions.
Concretely, the considered perimeter implies the necessary electrical consumption to the campaign delivery and the greenhouse gas emissions induced by this consumption. This first step allows then to analyse the campaign parameters impact from the point of view of the equipment’s usage (data centre, network, and devices) that are necessary to the delivery and to recommend optimisation levers. The actual calculation is based on the required energy for hosting advertising creatives, transporting on the network, and using the user’s device displaying these ads.
This approach is part of Teads’ continued ambitions to evolve its platform and maintain its position as a sustainable business. The series of tests will open doors to new thoughts aiming to use this carbon metrics along with traditional media KPIs.
Teads’ ambition in this space is to standardise carbon footprint measurement within the platform and therefore lead the digital marketing industry where reducing the carbon footprint of a campaign, without reducing its effectiveness, is the ultimate goal. The methods in place are new and keen to evolve to consider a larger perimeter, integrating other elements involved in the delivery like use or data, programmatic or third-party integrations for example or also other environmental impacts, beyond carbon emissions. For this reason, the ongoing procedures for the formalisation of an industrywide reference framework are welcome to collectively progress in the subject. The goal is to understand ultimately how to minimise the carbon footprint without compromising media performances and avoid a bounce back effect.
Paul Shepherd, chief investment officer and president of Annalect at OMG APAC says “As brands increasingly focus on reducing their scope 3 emissions, our industry needs to supply solutions that our clients can orchestrate towards their sustainability efforts."
Paul Shepherd, chief investment officer and president of Annalect at OMG APAC says “As brands increasingly focus on reducing their scope 3 emissions, our industry needs to supply solutions that our clients can orchestrate towards their sustainability efforts. At OMG, we collaborate with partners to develop systems and processes to make sustainability accessible for our teams. This supports our drive in ensuring planning and optimising media campaigns for reduced carbon emissions becomes market practice.”
Emmanuel Fischmeister, VP business development at Teads says “We are extremely excited to launch this firsts-of-its-kind partnership with OMG. Having a better understanding of the emissions is only the beginning of the journey, beyond measurement: our goal is to reduce and optimise these emissions. As a sustainable media platform, we are looking to do our part for future proofing the media industry”
Teads operates a leading, cloud-based, end-to-end technology platform that enables programmatic digital advertising across a global ecosystem of quality digital media. As an end-to-end solution, Teads’ modular platform allows partners to leverage buy-side, sell-side, creative, data and AI optimization technologies. For advertisers and their agencies, Teads offers a single access point to buy the inventory of many of the world’s best publishers. Through exclusive global media partnerships, Teads enables advertisers and agencies to reach 1.9 billion unique monthly users* in brand safe, responsible advertising environments, while improving the effectiveness and efficiency of digital ad transactions.