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David Bell, Former Interpublic CEO, Joins the Ad.net Board of Directors

Ad.net | August 08, 2022 | Read time : 04:00 min

David Bell
Ad.net, the ad technology leader in engaging users at their moment of maximum intent, today announced the appointment of David Bell to the company’s board of directors. Bell brings his expertise in technology, media, marketing, and publishing, having spent his career advising the world’s largest advertisers and technology companies as they’ve scaled their businesses.

Bell has over 40 years of advertising industry experience, having led as CEO for the renowned Bozell Worldwide, True North Communications, and The Interpublic Group. He is Founder Chairman of Gyro, the largest independent global creative agency dedicated exclusively to business-to-business marketing, as an independent director of Madison Logic, the leader in account-based marketing, on the boards of dstillery, Creative Realities, and Kin and Carta plc. Notably, he served as senior advisor to AOL during its IPO, sale to Verizon and acquisition of Yahoo. Mr. Bell was inducted into the Advertising Hall of Fame in 2007.

“Our industry-leading advertising and ecommerce technology provides advertisers with a platform to exceed their customer acquisition goals while providing extraordinary value to our publishing partners,” said Ad.net CEO, Jon Waterman.

“Our industry-leading advertising and ecommerce technology provides advertisers with a platform to exceed their customer acquisition goals while providing extraordinary value to our publishing partners,” said Ad.net CEO, Jon Waterman. “With David’s leadership and guidance, we are supremely positioned to develop strategies to help advertisers hit their return on ad spend goals at scale, and publishers’ incremental monetization performance.”

“Ad.net operates at the intersection of intent and audience, an area that is becoming increasingly important to advertisers looking to build diversified customer acquisition strategies,” said Bell. “Ad.net is fulfilling an important need in the ad tech industry. I’m excited to be helping it scale.”

About Ad.net
Ad.net is the intent marketplace outside of Google and Bing where brands acquire new customers online. Ad.net provides a performance-driven approach to reaching the right customers throughout their purchase journeys. Founder led since 2001, the company is headquartered in Los Angeles, California.

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Advertisers continue to demand transparency, greater control, access to quality environments and inventory and are developing in-house strategies to achieve these. According to the research, in-house is now the favored advertiser model with nearly 40% executing their programmatic trading via in-house operations. It also remains the primary model for publishers (50% now have an in-house model) and agencies (62% now have an in-house trading desk). The amount of display, mobile and video inventory that agencies and publishers trade programmatically has continued to increase whilst the level of investment from advertisers has seen weaker growth.

Spotlight

Advertisers continue to demand transparency, greater control, access to quality environments and inventory and are developing in-house strategies to achieve these. According to the research, in-house is now the favored advertiser model with nearly 40% executing their programmatic trading via in-house operations. It also remains the primary model for publishers (50% now have an in-house model) and agencies (62% now have an in-house trading desk). The amount of display, mobile and video inventory that agencies and publishers trade programmatically has continued to increase whilst the level of investment from advertisers has seen weaker growth.

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Triton Digital Unveils Podcast Advertising Effectiveness Study for India

Triton Digital, Vtion Digital Analytics | September 06, 2022

Triton Digital®, the global technology and services provider to the digital audio and podcast industry, today released the results of their Podcast Advertising Effectiveness Study commissioned with VTION Digital Analytics, a leading digital consumer behavior intelligence platform. VTION provides Android smartphone based real time behavioural data from a representative panel of consumers, using patented technology. The survey results highlight strong growth of podcast listening in India and the effectiveness of podcast advertising to drive brand and product recall. According to the study, on average audio content consumers in India listen to podcasts three to four times per week. In metro cities this rate is even greater, with 70% of respondents listening to podcasts weekly and 30% listening daily. “As a rapidly growing medium in India, podcasts continue to gain significant attention in the Indian market,” said Aditya Summanwar, Director of Market Development, Triton Digital. “Our study further demonstrates a high brand recall in the region and willingness to receive additional advertisements, setting the medium up for a long future of success.” Additional key findings include: Podcast Listeners are Willing to Listen to Ads. In fact, of the respondents who have reported ever hearing a podcast ad, 42% had no issues with hearing ads in the middle of podcasts that are free. Advertisements Often Lead to Purchases. Eighty percent of listeners who have heard of a product are interested in learning more about it, with 29% claiming to have bought the product they heard advertised. Podcast Ads Grab Attention. Forty percent of listeners state that ads in between podcasts ‘always’ or ‘often’ capture their attention, with 40% of these listeners saying they trust these advertisements. “We are grateful to be commissioned by Triton Digital to study the state of podcast listening in India and measure the effectiveness of podcast advertising in the region,” said Manoj Dawane, Chief Executive Officer, VTION Digital Analytics. “Podcasts are clearly becoming a popular medium in India. It is great to see listeners respond positively to podcast advertisements as well.” “We are grateful to be commissioned by Triton Digital to study the state of podcast listening in India and measure the effectiveness of podcast advertising in the region,” said Manoj Dawane, Chief Executive Officer, VTION Digital Analytics. The report surveyed 354 VTION panelists who defined themselves as podcast listeners between August 1 and August 7, 2022. Triton Digital will be sharing these results at Radiodays Asia, September 6 and 7 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. To download the full report, please visit: https://info.tritondigital.com/podcast-advertising-effectiveness-survey About Triton Digital Triton Digital® is the global technology and services leader to the digital audio and podcast industry. Operating in more than 80 countries, Triton provides innovative technology that enables broadcasters, podcasters, and online music services to build their audience, maximize their revenue, and streamline their day-to-day operations. In addition, Triton powers the global online audio industry with Webcast Metrics®, the leading online audio measurement service and Podcast Metrics, one of the first IAB certified podcast measurement services in the industry. With unparalleled integrity, excellence, teamwork, and accountability, Triton remains committed to connecting audio, audience, and advertisers to continuously fuel the growth of the global online industry. For more information, visit www.TritonDigital.com. About Vtion Digital Analytics VTION’s data-driven culture, strong technology leadership and scalable architecture has made the company a strong player within the fast-growing SaaS based digital analytics/digital advertising sector. With a 40,000+ strong consumer panel, statistically representing over 224 million Android smartphone users in 17 states of India, VTION platform generates more than 20 million unique events every day and is used by marquee brands for sharper segmentation and efficient campaign activation. VTION’s app measures usage, content consumption, ads exposed on social media & online video and selected ecommerce clickstreams of panelists on all digital platforms in the Android ecosystem. With more than 200,000 downloads of their app from the Google Play Store so far, VTION is on a strong path to become an intelligent MarTech company in the cookie-less world of tomorrow. VTION has a patented tech framework that captures events from a smart device and sends out to a back end for analysis in real time. The USP of VTION lies in the fact that it is privacy-safe, has complete opt-in from the consumer; the behavioural data provided is significantly accurate and is completely scalable across geographies and Android devices. For more information visit: www.vtion.in

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ArtsAI Named Fastest Growing Ad Technology Company in America

ArtsAI | August 24, 2022

ArtsAI announced today their debut on the INC 5000 list at #56, with a 6,285% 3-year revenue growth rate. The Inc. 5000 list is considered the definitive measure of the most successful independent companies in America. “The accomplishment of building one of the fastest-growing companies in the U.S., in light of recent economic roadblocks, cannot be overstated,” says Scott Omelianuk, editor-in-chief of Inc. “Inc. is thrilled to honor the companies that have established themselves through innovation, hard work, and rising to the challenges of today.” Special projects editor Eric Hagerman noted, “A strength runs through America's small businesses that defies the forces twisting our economy into such weird knots.” “It’s a tremendous honor for ArtsAI to be listed as the fastest growing Ad Tech company on the INC 5000 list,” said Erik Lundberg, ArtsAI CRO. “We’d like to congratulate Neato (Ecommerce solutions), as well as The Snow Agency, Franchise Ramp, and Movers + Shakers (agencies) who placed ahead of us in the Advertising & Marketing category where ArtsAI was ranked 5th in the U.S. We could not have accomplished this without our amazing customers and partners.” Yuri Khidekel, ArtsAI’s CEO, said, “Benchmarking has shown ArtsAI’s Predictive Personalization technology increases marketer Return on Ad Spend (ROAS) an average of 53%." Yuri Khidekel, ArtsAI’s CEO, said, “Benchmarking has shown ArtsAI’s Predictive Personalization technology increases marketer Return on Ad Spend (ROAS) an average of 53%. And our audio ad attribution measurement with AI Boost optimization for podcasts, streaming audio, and coming soon for broadcast radio, enables audio ads to work even harder, further boosting ROAS. I’d like to thank our outstanding team for enabling us to debut so high up on the Inc. 5000 list. It was a tremendous surprise.” The complete Inc. 5000 list, with company profiles and an database that can be sorted by industry, region, and other criteria, can be found at www.inc.com/inc5000. The top 500 companies are featured in the September issue of Inc. magazine, on-sale August 23. How the Inc. 5000 is determined Companies on the 2022 Inc. 5000 are ranked according to percentage revenue growth from 2018 to 2021. To qualify, companies must have been founded and generating revenue by March 31, 2018. They must be U.S.-based, privately held, for-profit, and independent--not subsidiaries or divisions of other companies--as of December 31, 2021. (Since then, some on the list may have gone public or been acquired.) The minimum revenue required for 2018 is $100,000; the minimum for 2021 is $2 million. As always, Inc. reserves the right to decline applicants for subjective reasons. Growth rates used to determine company rankings were calculated to four decimal places. About ArtsAI ArtsAI provides trusted, AI-driven independent audio solutions for modern marketers, agencies, and media companies across podcasts, streaming audio, and coming soon, broadcast. Our machine learning probabilistic attribution measures marketer Web site and mobile app conversions. AI Boost provides insights, analytics, and optimizations to boost return on ad spend (ROAS). Our AI-driven Predictive Personalization customizes ad creative elements for each user cohort using advanced machine learning algorithms, increasing ROAS an average of 53%. The company’s focus is audio, but our solutions also run effectively across display, digital video, and OTT/CTV. ArtsAI guarantees marketers who employ our AI Personalization a 30% ROAS lift within 60 days. See ArtsAI.com for details.

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Comcast Advertising Reveals How Free Ad-Supported Streaming TV (F.A.S.T.) is Changing the TV Advertising Landscape

Comcast Advertising | July 25, 2022

Today, Comcast Advertising released a new report entitled “Free Ad-Supported Streaming TV: Why More Advertisers (and Consumers) Are Going F.A.S.T.” The report highlights the rise of free ad-supported streaming TV (F.A.S.T.) and its value to advertisers today as a complement to traditional TV and streaming advertising plans. As one of the newest forms of over-the-top (OTT), F.A.S.T. provides consumers with streaming services that also feature linear-style channels, encouraging a lean-back experience and content discovery that mimics traditional TV viewing. According to the report, F.A.S.T. penetration among households has more than doubled year-over-year. Today, six out of 10 households who have connected TVs are using F.A.S.T. services exclusively or in addition to other services – getting a TV-like viewing experience without the costs or logins required for linear TV or paid streaming. “F.A.S.T. is a rapidly growing ad-supported medium for consumers to watch and discover premium streaming content in an environment that mimics linear TV,” said James Rooke, President, Comcast Advertising. “F.A.S.T. is a rapidly growing ad-supported medium for consumers to watch and discover premium streaming content in an environment that mimics linear TV,” said James Rooke, President, Comcast Advertising. “As advertisers look to efficiently maximize their reach in an increasingly fragmented viewing landscape, F.A.S.T services are a valuable complement to traditional TV and other AVOD streaming options as part of a holistic multi-screen media plan.” The report looks at new trends from F.A.S.T. provider XUMO and reveals that the average XUMO user spends about 104 minutes within the platform once they have entered. Many consumers may be landing on F.A.S.T. channels without even realizing it, as many are programmed directly into the channel guide by TV manufacturers. Not surprisingly, 70 percent of XUMO users are cord cutters, relying on XUMO as a complement to subscription video-on-demand (SVOD) services. According to the report, advertisers and programmers alike are seeing the value of F.A.S.T services today. According to Horizon Media, “the F.A.S.T. industry has grown exponentially and overlaps quite a bit now with what traditional TV has to offer in terms of both content and audience. Advertising on F.A.S.T. allows us to reach our targeted audience and is a valuable complement to our TV budget.” Amanda Garcia, Senior Director of Partnerships at Paramount+, adds, “As customers find more ways to watch the content they love across a mix of services, F.A.S.T. channels have become a key part of our media mix for acquisition and awareness, as well as targeted campaigns to super-serve key audiences.” About Comcast Advertising Comcast Advertising is the advertising division of Comcast Cable. As a global leader in media, technology and advertising, Comcast Advertising fosters powerful connections between brands and their audiences as well as among publishers, distributors, MVPDs, agencies and other industry players. Effectv, its advertising sales division, helps local, regional and national advertisers connect with their audiences on every screen by using advanced data to drive targeting and measurement of their campaigns. FreeWheel, its media and technology arm, provides the technology, data enablement and convergent marketplaces required to ensure buyers and sellers can transact across all screens, across all data types and all sales channels, in order to ensure the ultimate goals – results for marketers. Comcast Cable, along with NBCUniversal and Sky, is part of the Comcast Corporation (NASDAQ: CMCSA). Visit http://comcastadvertising.com/ to learn more.

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