AD TECH AND MARTECH
PR Newswire | April 27, 2023
Quadrant Knowledge Solutions announced today that it has named Mediaocean as a 2023 Leader in the SPARK Matrix analysis of the global AdTech Platform market.
Quadrant Knowledge Solutions' AdTech Platform market research includes detailed global market analysis, competitive landscape, functional capabilities, and market trends. It aims to provide strategic information for technology vendors to enhance their understanding of the market and support their growth strategies by evaluating different vendors' capabilities, competitive differentiation, and market position.
According to Prakhar Bansal, Analyst, Quadrant Knowledge Solutions, "Mediaocean's AdTech platform offers an omnichannel advertising solution that enables advertisers to coordinate and manage various ad serving across multiple channels, formats, and devices. The platform offers comprehensive AdTech functionality through Flashtalking along with ad infrastructure solutions including Prisma, Lumina, Ignitia, Aura, and Spectra. The company's AdTech platform continues to deliver value to its customers through its key technology differentiators including integration with connected media channels, advanced analytical tools, identity resolution, and other features to drive improvements in campaign performance". Prakhar added: "With its support for a broad range of use cases, ease of deployment and customer service excellence, Mediaocean has retained its leadership position in the global AdTech market."
Ben Kartzman, Chief Operating Officer at Mediaocean said, "We are honored to be named a leader in the AdTech platform category by Quadrant Knowledge Solutions. This recognition is a testament to the hard work of our teams and partnership with our clients. We continue to invest in Flashtalking by Mediaocean to provide the leading global independent primary ad server and personalization technology. Our aim is to support clients at the crossroads where data, personalized creative and unbiased measurement intersect with expertise, service and a deep partner ecosystem to drive successful digital marketing." Ben added: "As the omnichannel imperative for advertisers and agencies continues to take hold, we have expanded our dynamic creative optimization and activation capabilities within Flashtalking to incorporate social platforms. We are also strengthening the integrations between Flashtalking and Mediaocean's scaled ad infrastructure products to enable AI and automation that meets the moment for our industry."
Quadrant Knowledge Solutions defines advertising technology (AdTech) Platforms as a "set of software tools and technologies for planning, executing, automating, and managing digital advertisements across digital channels, including search, social, display, OTT, mobile, video, and others to optimize ad campaign performance. Ad Tech often includes a variety of analytics tools that enable publishers to increase their advertising revenue and advertisers to optimize ROI through effective campaigns towards reaching the target audience and gathering customer insights. An ad tech platform combines the entire advertising ecosystem that involves buying, selling, tracking, analyzing, and optimizing digital ads and campaign performance. The platform consists of several tools and technologies, including supply-side platforms, demand-side platforms, ad networks, and ad servers."
Mediaocean is powering the future of the advertising ecosystem through technology solutions that empower brands and agencies to deliver impactful omnichannel marketing experiences. With over $200 billion in annualized spend managed through its software, Mediaocean uses AI and machine learning to control media investments, optimize creative assets, and improve business outcomes, The company's advertising infrastructure and ad tech tools are used by more than 100,000 people globally for everything from planning, buying, ad serving, and creative personalization to campaign analysis, optimization, invoices, and payments. Visit www.mediaocean.com for more information.
About Quadrant Knowledge Solutions
Quadrant Knowledge Solutions is a global advisory and consulting firm focused on helping clients in achieving business transformation goals with Strategic Business and Growth advisory services. At Quadrant Knowledge Solutions, our vision is to become an integral part of our client's business as a strategic knowledge partner. Our research and consulting deliverables are designed to provide comprehensive information and strategic insights for helping clients formulate growth strategies to survive and thrive in ever-changing business environments.
AD TECH AND MARTECH
ExchangeWire | April 13, 2023
Adlook, a brand growth platform for consumer marketers, is proud to partner with Adelaide, the leader in attention-based media quality measurement, to build a deep learning-powered AU-CPM buying model.
By infusing this new pricing model with placement-level media quality scores generated by Adelaide’s AU metric, marketers can optimise toward their attention goals and boost campaign performance at any cost per mille (CPM) level. This partnership makes Adlook the first demand-side platform (DSP) to offer guaranteed media quality using attention metrics, empowering marketers to get more from their campaigns, and reduce advertising waste.
This partnership will help resolve a major pain point for consumer marketers: quantifying media quality and its impact on business outcomes. Reliance on static, imprecise media metrics has led to an oversaturation of highly-viewable but low-quality placements in the market. Unable to discern true media value, advertisers are incentivised to prioritise inexpensive reach over quality media that offers the greatest opportunity for attention and impact.
Adlook’s new AU-CPM buying model solves this challenge by enabling marketers to guarantee media quality using Adelaide’s outcome-based attention metric, AU. Combined with Adlook’s deep learning, brands can now improve targeting without inflating CPM to maximise performance.
Adelaide’s AU is an omni-channel media quality metric representing a placement’s probability of attention and subsequent impact. It is generated by a machine learning algorithm trained to proxy full-funnel outcomes from awareness to sales. This past year, Adelaide conducted an analysis of nearly 40 case studies demonstrating how AU has helped advertisers achieve an average of 31% upper-funnel and 56% lower-funnel lift compared to traditional metrics.
“Combining AU with our existing deep learning technology is a game changer for consumer advertisers,” explained Luca Filardo, global head of solutions management. “We can now help advertisers optimise against user attention while routing advertiser budgets to high-attention placements, driving brand growth, and improving exposure. This will help marketers connect with the right audiences, and consumers find products they’ll love. It’s a win-win. In the end, marketers will only pay for targeted levels of attention to ensure their budgets yield maximum exposure and brand recognition.”
“This partnership with Adlook advances our mission to establish a more fair and transparent market where publishers are rewarded for high-quality media, and advertisers can ensure they’re driving predictable business outcomes,” said Marc Guldimann, CEO of Adelaide. “Using outcome-based metrics like AU as the basis for media quality in contracts realigns buyer and seller interests around media quality rather than quantity or cost. We’re thrilled to partner with Adlook to make a positive impact and look forward to continued innovation.”
Adelaide is a leader in the rapidly growing field of evidence-based media quality measurement. Adelaide’s attention-based metric, AU, helps advertisers make better media investment decisions. AU is an omnichannel metric that evaluates thousands of signals to predict a placement's propensity to capture attention and contribute to more efficient outcomes. Since 2019, Adelaide has enabled the world’s top brands to understand media quality across their entire media spend and uncover valuable optimization opportunities to reduce waste and drive better results. Named after the global epicenter of evidence-based marketing in southern Australia, Adelaide is headquartered in New York City.
Business Wire | May 02, 2023
DoubleVerify (“DV”) (NYSE: DV), a leading software platform for digital media measurement, data and analytics, today released findings from its “Post-Cookie Questions: The Evolution of Advertising Strategies and Sentiments.” This second report in DV’s ‘Post-Cookie Questions’ research examines the evolution of cookie deprecation strategies, the shift towards user privacy and its impact on digital advertising. The first report, which was released in early 2022, evaluated the impact of industry changes in their business models and forward-looking strategies.
Conducted in February 2023, across four global markets (U.S., LATAM, APAC & EMEA), the latest report polled over 800 respondents with a wide breadth of industry backgrounds – from media buyers and ad operations to senior decision-makers on both sides of the industry.
Key findings of the report include:
Cookie Depreciation Concerns Remain High, But Lessen Year-Over-Year
Overall publisher concern about the impact of cookie deprecation on their business remains consistent year-over-year, with 60% of publisher respondents indicating they were either “very concerned” or “moderately concerned.” However, those who stated “very concerned” decreased year-over-year by one-quarter (25%). Advertisers indicated that “multiple browsers phasing out third-party cookies” was their primary concern amidst recent privacy changes. Only 24% of the surveyed publishers stated they currently had a post-cookie solution in place. The remaining respondents were either still testing or hadn’t yet begun the process.
Publisher Revenue Expectations and Audience Reach Are Top of Mind
With third-party cookie deprecation and other privacy-related changes, 48% of publisher respondents in 2023 anticipate cookie deprecation having a positive impact on their company’s revenue. This is a decrease from the 64% of respondents who answered the same in 2022.
On the advertising side, 31% of advertisers indicated that their ability to target audiences effectively was among their greatest concerns in a cookieless future. Meanwhile, nearly 50% of publishers believed that making data accessible in open-market environments will be one of the biggest challenges with relying on first-party and contextual data.
When it comes to first-party data offering and strategies, both publishers and brands vie for supremacy. Nearly half of all advertisers surveyed cited their own first-party data activation as the cookie-independent solution that holds the most promise. Meanwhile, nearly half of all publishers stated the same for their own first-party data activation, highlighting the misalignment.
Publishers and Advertisers Agree that Contextual and Attention Measurement Are Top Priorities
As publishers and advertisers try to balance delivery and scale, contextual solutions and capabilities are top priorities. 96% of publishers surveyed say that contextual advertising capabilities will be important for their businesses in 2023, and 76% of them considered the quality of their contextual capabilities as “good” or “very good.”
For the advertisers, 94% of respondents stated they were planning to rely on contextual advertising for at least some of their buys in their 2023 media strategies, and 78% of them went on to state that the contextual advertising capabilities they’ve seen from publishers as “good” or “very good.”
“While interest in both contextual and attention-based advertising is on the rise, publishers must always consider what works best for their clients. Attention and contextual solutions represent new opportunities to measure performance in privacy-friendly ways,” said Steven Woolway, EVP of Business Development at DoubleVerify. “Our survey findings indicate that in a post-cookie future, both of these will play a role. In that pursuit, trusted third-party metrics can allow publishers and brands to speak a common language on these topics in the marketplace.”
Publishers and Brands Look to Align on Attention in 2023
Both brands and publishers pointed to attention’s potential as an advertising currency. Publishers have already started adapting, as 94% of publisher respondents have described attention-based capabilities as important to their business this year. On the buy side, advertisers also plan to rely on attention-based metrics (96%) in either most or some of their ad buys in 2023.
“The imminent deprecation of third-party tracking has publishers and advertisers looking for viable solutions and it seems that both sides are in agreement with contextual, attention and first-party data strategies,” added Woolway. “Opportunities are abundant for publishers and advertisers to align in new and impactful ways, and now is the time to cultivate direct partnerships and develop or refine capabilities.”
To learn more about DV’s efforts to equip both sides of the industry with tools and services to build trust and alignment between buyers and sellers, visit https://doubleverify.com/publishers/.
DoubleVerify 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.