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Smartly.io | March 17, 2023
Smartly.io, one of the world’s largest SaaS digital advertising platforms, today announces significant company advancements, stemming from months of strategic moves—including two acquisitions, a new platform release and strategic hires to senior leadership—under the guidance and vision of industry veteran Laura Desmond. The company, which holds certified partnerships with media leaders Meta, TikTok and Google, among others, brings dynamic integrations to the digital and social space, successfully “redefining social and creativity,” according to Nikhil Lai, Senior Analyst at Forrester.
Desmond, the former Global CEO of Starcom Mediavest Group and senior executive of Publicis Groupe, has a seasoned track record for creating symbiotic relationships between advertising and technology—influencing opportunities that reshape entire industry categories. As was the case in 2021, where Desmond, a member of DoubleVerify’s Board of Directors and operating partner at Providence Equity, played an integral role in leading its IPO—one of the most successful in the media and technology sector that year.
“When Providence acquired Smartly in 2019 and I became Chair of The Board, the company’s potential was clear from the start. Smartly is uniquely solving real problems that brands and marketers need to have solved: agile creative and media management at the same time; rapid intelligence around performance—what's working and what's not; the ability to execute personalization at scale. The steady updates we’ve been making are unlocking a depth and breadth to the technology that’s affording brands the ability to move across channels as fluidly as the consumers they aim to engage do,” commented Desmond. “Coupled with the additions of Brett Wein as Chief Sales Officer, and Oli Marlow-Thomas as Chief Innovation Officer, I am confident that our vision for Smartly.io will effectively redefine the future of digital advertising for brands and marketers alike.”
Smartly.io’s continuous releases to Workspaces has created a unique full-funnel, multi-channel approach to social advertising, integrating creative, media buying and intelligence at scale, in one platform. Specifically, the company’s creative-focused adtech enables marketers to:
Reach Smartly: Automate campaign workflows across all major platforms, reaching audiences quickly, easily and cost effectively.
Engage Smartly: Create beautiful, cohesive, and effective creative across the funnel that drives action.
Learn Smartly: Extract consolidated actionable insights to respond to audience behaviors in real-time to maximize return on investment (ROI).
"The depth of knowledge [Smartly.io] brings across verticals is really impressive,” said Merry Morud, Lead, Global Creative Optimization for Consumer Products at Uber. “On top of that, they have a fantastic creative team, which is very mobile-first, which is what we, as digital marketers, in a mobile space and mobile-first world look for.” Uber, a longtime client of Smartly.io, has used the company’s platform to execute iterative creative approaches at scale as part of their global media buying practice.
Smartly.io, now managing upwards of $5B in media spend, is unlocking the ability for true multi-platform brand building that exceeds both customer expectations and drives engagement across platforms, at scale. As a result, platform partners like Meta have leveraged Smartly’s Advantage+ Shopping solution to deliver upwards of 150 creative variations across all creative placements, expanding consistent brand reach and personalization in a privacy-safe way.
“Reinvention tends not to come from large scale companies, so we are using our nimble size and strong influence to create real movement in the industry,” said Oli Marlow-Thomas, Chief Innovation Officer, Smartly.io.
ABOUT YOU, one of Europe’s fastest growing fashion platforms, leverages Smartly’s TikTok Shopping Ads across markets. Since implementation, it's seen a near 30% uplift in ROAS for catalog sales, compared to the business-as-usual catalog sales campaigns, and greater than 100% uplift for "add to cart” actions compared to TikTok’s data.
“The Smartly Digital Advertising Platform is the result of years of collaborations, acquisitions and continuous innovation that’s allowing us the ability to really push the limits of what’s been possible, up until now that is. We’re working on some exciting new builds with partners that will hit the market in the coming months, that will take dynamic creative and media optimization to new heights,” continued Marlow-Thomas.
To learn more about the Smartly Digital Advertising Platform and how it’s revolutionizing the industry, please go to https://www.smartly.io.
Smartly.io is one of the world’s largest SaaS digital advertising platforms, managing nearly $5B in ad spend with 700+ brands worldwide. Our leading end-to-end technology and outstanding customer service help brands such as Walmart, FanDuel, L’Oreal, Warner Bros. Discovery, Nestle, and Disney/ESPN to better reach audiences, engage creatives and learn what performs best—consistently driving scale for brand and performance across the largest media platforms, including Facebook, Instagram, Snap, Pinterest, TikTok, and Google. Visit Smartly.io to learn more.
DanAds, McClatchy | February 27, 2023
DanAds, an advertising technology platform, has recently partnered with McClatchy for email and programmatic offerings on the McClatchy Ad Manager platform. Advertisers can avail of the offerings and purchase email and programmatic inventory from McClatchy’s marketplace.
McClatchy offers access to double opt-in email lists for advertisers with these new products. They can make a group of users and ensure that the chosen users receive marketing notifications, increasing user engagement and target data accuracy. In addition, these emails remain in the user’s inbox until deletion, availing more chances for user engagement with the advertisement. It also provides space for a creative copy of any digital advertising solution by giving the client complete control of the email-based content, improving advertising capabilities for small and medium-sized businesses.
Co-Founder and Executive Vice President of Sales at DanAds, Peo Persson said, “The speed with which we have scaled up the technical capabilities of McClatchy Ad Manager is a testament to our team’s deep expertise in self-serve advertising. McClatchy’s portfolio of premium news titles is perfectly suited to the new generation of contextual, brand-driven audience targeting. We’re very excited to see how advertisers engage with these new game-changing features.”
(Source – Exchange Wire)
Senior Vice President of Advertising at McClatchy, Jane Howard said, “With these new additions, the early feedback from our customers has been positive and I’m extremely proud of our team’s commitment to the platform and the pace of ongoing innovation surrounding this project in partnership with our counterparts at DanAds.”
(Source – Exchange Wire)
Established in New York City, DanAds, an advertising solutions provider, has connected advertisers and content publishers for accelerated engagement, revenue, and future scope since 2013. It offers solutions for self-serving advertisement, media technology, ad technology, SMB advertising, publisher marketing and advertising automation. It works with publishers and advertising brands like Expedia Group and Philips, Roku, Disney, Klarna, SoundCloud, Hulu, TripAdvisor, and Bloomberg worldwide. It is a fully customizable and measurable self-serve advertising technology infrastructure, giving complete control to the publishers for secured future scalability.
Headquartered in Sacramento, California, McClatchy, a periodical, and book publishing platform, has provided solutions for video storytelling, community service, mobile, digital publishing, quality journalism and advertising services since 1857. It strives for community engagement and social justice by addressing their needs and raising awareness, providing advanced news coverage. It utilizes digital tools and technology for a more targeted user experience than traditional news coverage. Its dedication to local journalism fosters community connection, understanding, and informed engagements. In addition, it connects marketers with new advertising opportunities and valuable customers in the community.
ADVERTISER CAMPAIGN MANAGEMENT
Marin Software | February 06, 2023
Marin Software has recently announced its integration with Yahoo's platform to enhance its ad campaign optimization and purchase for advertisers, offering Yahoo DSP campaigns inside its MarinOne platform.
This integration will make it easier for advertisers to measure, manage, and optimize channel campaigns in one place. Yahoo's demand-side platform (DSP) offers access to premium inventory from the industry's top publishers, ad exchanges, supply-side platforms (SSP), and Yahoo's SSP authorizing advertisers for programmatic advertising. So, brands can learn what customers want and reach them on their preferred device and medium, such as mobile, desktop, digital platforms, out-of-home, connected TV, video, and immersive experiences.
CEO of Marin Software, Chris Lien, said, "We are excited to renew our partnership with Yahoo and continue providing our customers with best-in-class advertising solutions that enable them to reach their target audiences more efficiently and effectively than ever before." He added, "Our goal is always to provide brands and their agencies with industry-leading technology to manage and optimize their digital marketing programmes on a single platform and give them a competitive edge in today's digital marketplace. Working closely with Yahoo, we will be able to jointly develop even more innovative products that deliver on this goal."
(Source – Business Wire)
About Marin Software
Marine Software, one of the leading software development companies, is focused on authorizing digital agencies and advertisers for optimization, enhanced efficiency, and transparency of paid marketing programs. MarinOne is a unified software as a service (SaaS) advertising management platform of Marin Software that offers advertising optimization for search, social, and eCommerce programs to convert audiences into valued customers, enhance finances, and help digital marketers make better decisions. Its MarineOne Budget Optimizer maximizes the return on investment from advertising. In addition, it automates key workflows to save time and relieve the team's workload, allowing them to focus more on advertising strategies.