Creative agency spends $10,000 on blank ads

creativebloq | December 18, 2019

As much as the holidays are a time for family, you can't ignore the endless ads in the run up to Christmas. So Wunder, an independent Canadian creative agency, decided to buy up $10,000 worth of advertising space and fill its with absolutely nothing but plain white space. The self-promo campaign, called White Christmas, is across various mediums – including print, digital and radio – and offers respite from a deluge of in-your-face holiday advertising for the locals of Halifax, Nova Scotia. (For some ads that aren't just plain white, see our great examples of traffic-stopping billboard advertising). What's particularly interesting about this idea is that it comes from an agency that creates adverts for other people, so it's definitely a new approach to self-promo.

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Social media has revolutionized the methods, motives, and metrics of marketing. As a result, it keeps challenging the advertising industry to keep up with the latest technological innovations, tactics, and consumer expectations. Today, social media is how audiences are spending their time and where marketers are spending their money. As a result, online opportunities have taken top priority in the media mix.

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The Arena Group Deepens Investment in Advertising Data Infrastructure, Hires New VP to Lead Strategy

The Arena Group | October 27, 2022

The Arena Group, (NYSE American: AREN) (the “Company” or “The Arena Group”) a tech-powered media company home to more than 240 brands, including Sports Illustrated, TheStreet, Inc. (“TheStreet”), Parade Media (“Parade”), and HubPages, Inc. operating on a single technology platform, today announced further investment in its data infrastructure for advertising partners to optimize audience reach. As the first step in this process, the company hired Stephanie Mazzamaro, who will serve as VP, Data Strategy and Operations, Advertising, Partnerships, and Revenue. Mazzamaro joins The Arena Group after four years at Trusted Media Brands where she served as VP, Data Product & Operations. She helped the media brand transition from third-party cookies by conducting a data management platform change, amplifying their capabilities, completing a taxonomy overhaul, targeting video and display to a contextually relevant suite of content, and diversifying their portfolio. Prior to her time at Trusted Media Brands, Mazzamaro was Senior Director, Data Solutions and Programmatic Revenue at Univision and spent six years at Forbes in various roles in data and analytics. “We are committed to helping our advertising partners leverage the right mix of content, context, audience, and performance attributes to reach qualified consumers in the most effective way possible,” said Jeremy Fass, SVP, Digital Ad Revenue at The Arena Group. “We are committed to helping our advertising partners leverage the right mix of content, context, audience, and performance attributes to reach qualified consumers in the most effective way possible,” said Jeremy Fass, SVP, Digital Ad Revenue at The Arena Group. “We are excited to welcome Stephanie, an industry veteran with a proven track record of success, to lead the data strategy effort across our properties. Her hiring is the first step in a series of significant investments to continue our growth with new products, services, and insights, while also future-proofing our business.” “I’m excited to have this incredible opportunity to lead The Arena Group’s major data initiatives,” said Stephanie. “Between the movements across identity and the coming demise of the third-party cookie, this is a time of unprecedented change in advertising. l am looking forward to continuing the company’s already stellar partnerships with our advertising affiliates — and I hope to build and maintain close relationships with the qualified consumers they are looking for.” The Arena Group recently reported a strong second-quarter earnings report, including a record 87% revenue growth, driven largely by advertising and third-party revenue generation. With an 82% year-over-year rise in monthly average pageviews compared to 2021, the company is positioned strongly in front of its targeted customer groups, driving increased digital advertising revenue. For more information on The Arena Group, visit thearenagroup.net. About The Arena Group The Arena Group creates robust digital destinations that delight consumers with powerful journalism and news about the things they love – their favorite sports teams, advice on investing, the inside scoop on personal finance, and the latest on lifestyle essentials. With powerful technology, editorial expertise, data management, and marketing savvy, the transformative company enables brands like Sports Illustrated, TheStreet and Parade to deliver highly relevant content and experiences that consumers love. To learn more, visit www.thearenagroup.net.

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Entravision and Meta Partner in Ghana

Entravision, Meta | October 14, 2022

Entravision (NYSE: EVC) a leading global advertising solutions, media and technology company, announced today that its Africa-based digital business unit, Entravision 365 Digital in Ghana, has become the Authorized Sales Partner of Meta, the company that owns Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp. Entravision 365 Digital will provide support, training, lines of credit and local billing to advertisers in the Ghanaian market, thereby enabling them to meet their business objectives. “This partnership reinforces our commitment to advertisers to connect brands to consumers through local strategic support, creative expertise and relevant in-market training,” said Julian Jordaan, Chief Executive Officer of Entravision 365 Digital. “This partnership reinforces our commitment to advertisers to connect brands to consumers through local strategic support, creative expertise and relevant in-market training,” said Julian Jordaan, Chief Executive Officer of Entravision 365 Digital. “As we continue to expand our presence throughout the continent of Africa, we are thrilled to partner with Meta as their Authorized Sales Partner in Ghana to equip and empower local businesses with our top-notch advertising expertise.” Jordaan continued, “We are also pleased to welcome Stephen Sawyerr as Country Manager to spearhead our partnership with Meta in Ghana. With over 10 years of management, digital marketing and brand building expertise, Stephen is very well equipped to build a world-class team to support Entravision’s growth in West Africa.” Entravision 365 Digital, as an Authorized Sales Partner, will deploy dedicated local expert teams in Ghana to provide businesses with each of the tools crucial to sales growth, while also assisting these same customers in deploying their advertising investments more efficiently across the Meta family of products. "Ghana is an important country for Meta, and it is a priority for us to invest in the market and to be closer to the people and businesses here,” said Enitan Denloye, Regional Director, Meta Africa. “As such, we are happy to bring in Entravision 365 Digital as Meta’s Authorized Sales Partner in Ghana and believe that with their robust local market insights and expertise, we can provide better support for businesses and agencies locally, helping them unlock their potential growth.” About Entravision Entravision is a leading global advertising, media and ad-tech solutions company connecting brands to consumers by representing top platforms and publishers. Our dynamic portfolio includes digital, television and audio offerings. Digital, our largest revenue segment, is comprised of four business units: our digital sales representation business; Smadex, our programmatic ad purchasing platform; our branding and mobile performance solutions business; and our digital audio business. Through our digital sales representation business, we connect global media companies such as Meta, Twitter, TikTok and Spotify with advertisers in primarily emerging growth markets worldwide. Smadex is our mobile-first demand side platform, enabling advertisers to execute performance campaigns using machine learning. We also offer a branding and mobile performance solutions business, which provides managed services to advertisers looking to connect with global consumers, primarily on mobile devices, and our digital audio business provides digital audio advertising solutions for advertisers in the Americas. In addition to digital, Entravision has 49 television stations and is the largest affiliate group of the Univision and UniMás television networks. Entravision also manages 45 primarily Spanish-language radio stations that feature nationally recognized, Emmy award-winning talent. Shares of Entravision Class A Common Stock trade on the NYSE under ticker: EVC. Learn more about our offerings at entravision.com or connect with us on LinkedIn and Facebook. About Entravision 365 Digital Entravision 365 Digital is an African online media and ad-technology business with a rich heritage in the African advertising industry. For 23 years the business has represented the largest publishers and platforms in Africa and have helped global brands reach connected consumers and drive business impact. With a mission to connect publishers to brands, and brands to consumers, Entravision 365 Digital helps brands reach audiences at scale through its exclusive partnership with leading platforms like TikTok, Anzu, Triton Digital and many more. Entravision 365 Digital is a business unit of Entravision, a leading global advertising, media and ad-tech solutions company connecting brands to consumers by representing top platforms and publishers. 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AdKaora and Adgage Strike Exclusive Multi-Platform Partnership with Anzu to Bring Intrinsic In-Game Ads

AdKaora, AdGage, Anzu | September 22, 2022

AdKaora, a digital agency specializing in user-centric mobile advertising and proximity marketing, Adgage, a Spanish company specializing in mobile advertising and partially acquired by Mondadori at the end of 2021, and Anzu.io, the world’s most advanced in-game advertising platform, have signed an exclusive partnership in the Italian, Spanish, and Portuguese markets to enhance the Mondadori Group's offering with intrinsic in-game advertising. AdKaora and AdGage have joined forces with Anzu to help more advertisers seize the unique opportunity to reach a vast target audience of gamers and gaming fans. This gives these companies the edge by anticipating the new communication opportunities that have emerged with the explosion of gaming and metaverse. Now post-pandemic, the gaming phenomenon has exploded: the global gaming audience has expanded to 3.24 billion people, covering all age groups and nationalities. Accessing such a lean-forward target audience, with very little ‘second-screening’ or distractions from other media, is one of the main incentives that increasingly drives brands to allocate more of their budgets to in-game advertising strategies. Anzu boasts the world's most advanced in-game advertising solution available across mobile, PC, consoles, and gaming metaverses, with IAB-recognized, highly immersive formats and an expansive gaming inventory, including exclusive AAA titles from the world’s leading game studios like Ubisoft, Razor Edge Games, and Saber Interactive. The company has also been named Best Ad Tech Platform at the Digiday Media Awards Europe 2022 and Best Tech Partner at 2022’s Drum Awards. Anzu’s patented 3D ad tracking engine and a full suite of integrations with third-party vendors, including Oracle Moat and IAS, provide first-to-market viewability measurement for in-game ads for direct and programmatic campaigns across platforms. Playing a large part in establishing the new Intrinsic In-Game Measurement Guidelines with IAB and MRC, Anzu’s efforts mean that advertisers have never had more confidence to invest in the in-game advertising medium. Anzu also provides a gateway for many brands to activate advertising campaigns through gaming metaverses, presenting brands with a unique opportunity to reach a very young, fast-growing audience through multiple unique experiences. “There’s never been a more exciting time for brands to enter gaming as an advertising space. With over 50 million gamers in Italy, Spain, and Portugal collectively, the audience is there, and advertisers have the opportunity to reach them right now. We’re delighted to partner with AdKaora and AdGage to broaden the horizons of brands and refresh their campaigns with the possibility of intrinsic, brand-safe, and attention-grabbing in-game ad campaigns." - Stephanie Lublinski, Head of Partnerships (Emerging Markets), Anzu AdKaora and Adgage have already been launching in-game ad projects with Anzu that have helped to strengthen brand awareness, visibility, and key KPIs while running in an environment with high brand safety guarantees. Data from HUMAN recently showed that out of 579M events, Anzu’s IVT averaged out at 0.36% on mobile and 0.11% on PC, reaffirming that its in-game ad formats have much lower fraud rates than other forms of digital advertising. "Video games today generate twice the revenue, in economic terms, of the film and music industries combined, making it a fast-growing form of entertainment with 15 million players in Italy."- Davide Tran, CEO, AdKaora "Video games today generate twice the revenue, in economic terms, of the film and music industries combined, making it a fast-growing form of entertainment with 15 million players in Italy. Because of this, the demand for communicating within the gaming world is increasingly high. For AdKaora to decisively enter a market is to do so with the best possible proposition, and with Anzu it was "game, set and match" at the first sight. We are happy to work with them, and in parallel with los hermanos of AdGage, to develop multi-country projects given the exclusive Italy, Spain and Portugal and develop innovative projects for brands, creating an ecosystem suitable for this type of advertising. Spoiler alert: the integration of Dakar, one of the most played driving simulation games in the world, with Anzu on consoles as well." — Davide Tran, CEO, AdKaora

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