David Abraham Urges Walls Between TV & Advertising To Fall As Wonderhood Studios Scores First Commission

Deadline | March 11, 2019

Wonderhood Studios, the production company-meets-advertising agency set up by former C4 and TLC boss David Abraham, has scored its first commission and is working with Netflix on an advertising campaign. Abraham, who set up the company last year, said that the “walls” between advertising and original content “need to come down” to fix “stretched storytelling” and the problem of “too much content. Speaking at INTV, he said, “Over the last few years there’s been too much content created and too much of it is not really content that will attract the audience, but the challenge for brands is not just to create videos but create ideas that can draw the audience, our challenge is to come together to see if this cross-disciplinary approach to get to better ideas, it’s all about the ideas.

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MTarget chooses iBASIS to deliver CPaaS mobile marketing campaigns via APIs

MTarget | May 10, 2022

MTarget, a France-based direct B2B marketing firm specializing in mobile marketing, has selected iBASIS as their provider for programmable voice campaign management services in the banking, finance and retail sectors. iBASIS is a Massachusetts-based communications solutions provider. The unique Bring Your Own Carrier (BYOC) model from iBASIS provides out-of-the-box, ready-to-go solutions that can be white-labeled to generate instant revenue from existing infrastructure and resource expenditures. Nowadays, one of the fastest-growing communication industries is CPaaS (Communication Platforms as a Service). CPaaS allows for the simple integration of real-time, cloud-based, bespoke communication services such as video chat or two-factor authentication into an existing application. The predicted market size for CPaaS in 2021 was 4-8 billion USD, with a CAGR of 35-57 percent. Along with messaging, IDC estimated that programmable voice communications, which includes voice and telephony services, was one of the major segments in 2021, with a market value of 3.2 billion USD. With the CPaaS offering of iBASIS, the Businesses will get flexible and cost-efficient voice services for their marketing campaigns and security via multi-factor authentication, notifications and customer services. The quick and straightforward customization of defined voice messages using APIs will allow businesses to reach a targeted group of people in a short time. The cloud-based, ready-to-deploy voice CPaaS solution is a very cost-effective channel to market, requiring no upfront CapEx or obligations. The consumption-based pricing structure allows service providers to be more adaptable and develop their business models. “The iBASIS Network and their cloud-based portfolio is a perfect fit for us as they combine global coverage, scale, and technology innovation. Our direct marketing campaigns require high quality and capacity (up to 10,000 simultaneous calls) and iBASIS demonstrated and delivered both. By integrating their carrier channel reach, we are unlocking the potential for a new range of direct marketing campaigns in regions of the world where voice remains the most efficient communication tool,” Stéphane Faugeras, President, MTarget iBASIS has a carrier-grade network and connections with mobile operators worldwide. Hence with iBasis’s capabilities, the marketing campaigns can be quickly customized as per capacity and coverage. Enterprise customers may benefit from end-to-end insight while monitoring their mobile campaigns with full call tracking analytics. In addition, businesses may track the performance of their sales and marketing efforts, brand message, and advertising while maintaining control over their customer engagement process. “We are delighted to work with MTarget and their operations teams who are extremely focused on quality of services, customer engagement, and innovation. As a result, MTarget offers a very high performing CPaaS solution for businesses that want to launch cost-effective promotional or communication campaigns to their end users via programmable voice,” said Guillaume Klein, VP, Product Management at iBASIS.

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AcuityAds Named to The Globe and Mail's Third-Annual Ranking of Canada's Top Growing Companies

AcuityAds Inc. | September 28, 2021

AcuityAds Holdings Inc., a digital advertising technology leader that provides targeted media solutions enabling advertisers to connect intelligently with audiences across advertising channels, is pleased to announce its inclusion in the 2021 Report on Business ranking of Canada's Top Growing Companies. Canada's Top Growing Companies ranks Canadian companies on three-year revenue growth. AcuityAds earned its spot with three-year growth of 79%. AcuityAds was selected as one of Globe and Mail's Canada's Top Growing Companies due to the success of its groundbreaking journey automation technology, illumin™. illumin is the only advertising automation technology that offers planning, buying, and omnichannel intelligence from a single platform. Today, brands like The Home Depot, Purina, New York Life, Mercedes Benz, Dell, Sparkling Ice, and Purple Mattress are turning to illumin. "We are honored to be recognized on The Globe and Mail's 2021 Report on Business ranking of Canada's Top Growing Companies list for two consecutive years, to be included as a top company in Canada is a testament to the success of our illumin and further demonstrates a need to help brands across the U.S. and Canada understand the consumer journey." said Tal Hayek, Co-Founder, and CEO of AcuityAds. Launched in 2019, Canada's Top Growing Companies editorial ranking aims to celebrate entrepreneurial achievement in Canada by identifying and amplifying the success of growth-minded, independent businesses in Canada. It is a voluntary program; companies had to complete an in-depth application process in order to qualify. In total, 448 companies earned a spot on this year's ranking. The complete list of 2021 winners and accompanying editorial coverage is published in the October issue of Report on Business magazine—out now—and online. "As we look toward the future, Canada's Top Growing Companies offer both inspiration and practical insights for other firms facing similar challenges," says James Cowan, Editor of Report on Business magazine. "The entrepreneurs behind these companies are smart, tenacious, and unwavering in their commitment to their goals." "Any business leader seeking inspiration should look no further than the 448 businesses on this year's Report on Business ranking of Canada's Top Growing Companies, Their growth helps to make Canada a better place, and we are proud to bring their stories to our readers." says Phillip Crawley, Publisher, and CEO of The Globe and Mail. About The Globe and Mail The Globe and Mail is Canada's foremost news media company, leading the national discussion and causing policy change through brave and independent journalism since 1844. With award-winning coverage of business, politics, and national affairs, The Globe and Mail newspaper reaches 6.4 million readers every week in print or digital formats, and Report on Business magazine reaches 2 million readers in print and digital every issue. The Globe and Mail's investment in innovative data science means that as the world continues to change, so does The Globe. The Globe and Mail is owned by Woodbridge, the investment arm of the Thomson family. About AcuityAds AcuityAds is a leading technology company that provides marketers a one-stop solution for omnichannel digital advertising with best-of-category return on advertising spend. Its journey automation technology, illumin™, offers planning, buying, and real-time intelligence from one platform. With proprietary Artificial Intelligence, illumin™ brings unique digital advertising capabilities to close the gap between planning and execution. The company brings an integrated ecosystem of privacy-protected data, inventory, brand safety, and fraud prevention partners, offering trusted solutions with proven, above-benchmark outcomes for the most demanding marketers. AcuityAds is headquartered in Toronto with offices throughout Canada, the U.S., Europe and Latin America

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DoubleVerify & MoPub Announces Expanded Partnership, Bringing DV’s Fraud Protection Capabilities to MoPub Marketplace

DoubleVerify, MoPub | August 20, 2021

DoubleVerify, a leading software platform for digital media measurement, data and analytics, today announced an expanded partnership with MoPub, a Twitter company, which provides monetisation solutions for leading mobile app publishers around the globe and enables advertisers, agencies, and demand-side platforms to programmatically reach their target audiences in-mobile apps. With the partnership, DV will provide full fraud protection, detection, and reporting for mobile app campaigns across MoPub’s programmatic exchange, MoPub Marketplace. MoPub Marketplace currently connects advertisers with more than 2 trillion ad requests from over 1.5 billion addressable users around the world. “For advertising to perform, it must be seen by real people,” said Matt McLaughlin, COO of DoubleVerify. “Unfortunately, fraud follows the money- and as ad investments have shifted to mobile, bad actors are working hard to take advantage. For that reason, it’s imperative that brands have clarity into the quality of in-app inventory they buy. We’re excited to expand our partnership with MoPub to promote transparency, support mobile ad quality and performance, and empower marketers to reach their consumers wherever they are”. DV and MoPub initially launched a partnership in 2019 where DV was the sole provider of fraud and IVT post-bid measurement for the MoPub Marketplace. This expanded partnership, which includes DV’s pre-bid avoidance segments, post-bid monitoring, and blocking, further extends quality coverage for global advertisers and publishers across one of the world’s premiere mobile app programmatic exchanges. With DV’s technology, MoPub can continuously refine the quality of mobile inventory available through MoPub Marketplace. “Ad fraud is an industry-wide challenge, impacting publishers, advertisers, and SSPs. To ensure our inventory is top quality, MoPub continuously invests in keeping our Marketplace fraud-free, and having the right partnership in place is paramount for this effort,” said Michal Jacobsberg-Reiss, head of ecosystem partnerships of MoPub. “DV has been a strong partner for combatting new and emerging types of ad fraud. This expanded partnership supports our comprehensive, multi-step approach to ensure MoPub Marketplace is thoroughly vetted and monitored to uphold our already stringent, high standards of traffic quality”. As part of its industry-leading mobile in-app fraud solution, DV identifies and screens the most significant types of in-app fraud, including background ad activity, hidden ads, app misrepresentation (spoofing), and measurement manipulation. Since March 2017, DV has been granted continued accreditation by the independent Media Rating Council (MRC), with the MRC certifying DV’s technology to detect and block sophisticated invalid traffic (SIVT) for mobile in-app display and video advertising.

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