AD NETWORKS, ADVERTISER PLATFORMS
Moloco | February 24, 2023
On February 23, 2023, Moloco, a performance advertising and operational machine learning (ML) company, launched a monetization solution for streaming media and OTT providers with ML support, assisting content owners with increased revenue.
Through a combination of machine learning and unique first-party data, this solution would support content owners in building individual ad businesses for higher revenue from increased customer reach than the traditional linear TV business ads. The rise in demand for video streaming gave media owners and distributors business opportunities, but they need help in building digital businesses on a large scale. They require an advanced solution than business practices that only work on linear TV. For successful digital advertising, streaming platforms want advertisers with different goals, simplifying the advertising processes and accelerating ROI for ad budgets.
Media companies must fulfill consumer expectations for engaging content and user experience, needing an access to the technology for business digital advertising. As a result, they invest mainly in machine learning for building big companies through a combination of first-party data and ML. Moloco is one of those technology platforms, providing a complete programmatic solution for content publishers.
Head of Moloco Enterprise, Herman Yang, said, “Our media partners have created rich consumer offerings with content, audiences, and digital experiences that are unique to their business.” He added, “Our goal is to help platforms build a scalable and profitable ad business with Moloco’s machine learning technology by creating unique experiences for users and opportunities for their advertisers.”
(Source – Business Wire)
Founder and CEO of Moloco, Ikkjin Ahn, said, “Helping media businesses grow by leveraging the power of machine learning is core to Moloco’s founding vision.” He added, “We’re democratizing those capabilities by making operational machine learning accessible to all businesses.”
(Source – Business Wire)
Headquartered in Redwood City, California, Moloco, an advertising company, has provided services for programmatic advertising, machine learning, BigQuery and Google AdX since 2013. It offers performance solutions for the ROI of digital strategies, accelerating business growth. With its machine learning engine, it leverages a performance marketing platform and optimizes mobile advertising. Its first-party database, Moloco Cloud DSP, enhances return on ad spend (ROAS) goals for application and game publishers. In addition, its Moloco Retail Media Platform supports online marketplaces and retailers for their merchants’ performance, sales growth, and contextual recommendations for revenue generation and advertising.
Hivestack | March 16, 2023
Hivestack, a company that makes programmatic digital out-of-home (DOOH) advertising technology, has teamed up with Focus Media Hong Kong to give local and international buyers access to Focus Media's network of digital panels and billboards.
The network has Causeway Bay, Tsim Sha Tsui, Mongkok, and Kwun Tong, as well as Hong Kong's first digital screen that can be turned on programmatically with 3D creative executions. It is the first and only one in Hong Kong. With the help of Hivestack's programmatic DOOH advertising technology, advertisers will be able to reach a wider audience and send more targeted and personalized ads. It also marks a significant step towards the digital transformation of Hong Kong's out-of-home advertising industry.
Troy Yang, MD of North Asia at Hivestack, said, "Focus Media Hong Kong helps to expand the variety of DOOH screens for media buyers." He also said, “The whole team at Hivestack is thrilled to partner with Focus Media in Hong Kong, which will now exclusively use the Hivestack SSP to drive incremental revenue from our global network of advertisers." He further said, "This partnership provides countless opportunities for brands, agencies, and omni-channel DSPs both locally and globally to activate programmatic DOOH campaigns across some of the most strategic locations in Hong Kong."
(Source - Exchangewire)
The goal of the partnership is to bring in more money from global advertisers and take the process of buying programmatic DOOH ads to the next level. In Hong Kong, digital advertising that is based on data was expected to bring in 62% of all advertising revenue by 2022.
Hivestack is a full stack adtech company that specializes in programmatic digital out of home (DOOH) advertising. Their platform offers a complete suite of tools and services to enable buyers and sellers of DOOH advertising to activate campaigns and attract programmatic revenue. On the buy side, marketers can use the Demand Side Platform (DSP) to create measurable campaigns that activate DOOH screens in real-time based on consumer behavior and audience movement patterns. On the sell side, DOOH media owners can use Hivestack's Supply Side Platform (SSP) & Ad Exchange. Additionally, the Ad Server can power impression-based, directly sold campaigns. Attribution enables buyers and sellers to measure business outcomes at all stages of the consumer sales funnel, providing a more complete picture of the effectiveness of their campaigns.
MOBILE ADVERTISING, AD NETWORKS
Pixalate | January 17, 2023
Pixalate, which is an analytics platform for fraud protection, privacy, and compliance for connected TV (CTV) and mobile advertising, has released a compliance toolkit for CTV to find and evaluate child-directed apps in the Roku and Amazon Fire TV app stores. The toolkit is designed to enable Pixalate's customers to identify, review, and assess child-directed apps that run on Roku and Amazon Fire TV in order to ensure compliance with relevant laws such as the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA).
The Pixalate Trust and Safety Advisory Board, which is made up of qualified educators and led by a former FTC enforcer, looks at apps through the lens of the COPPA Rule to see if they are aimed at children. Pixalate's new toolkit gives brands, ad networks, and agencies the ability to accurately find and label apps that are made for kids.
Allison Lefrak, Pixalate's senior vice president of public policy, advertising privacy, and COPPA compliance, said, "As advertisers are focusing more on programmatic Connected TV inventory, it is important for them to keep in mind that COPPA also applies in the CTV space." She further added, "Identifying which apps are child-directed and whether they are potentially risky from a COPPA compliance standpoint is crucial in avoiding hefty penalties."
These manual reviews are blended with AI to assign a COPPA violation risk to over 50,000 Roku and Amazon Fire CTV apps. If a publisher or advertiser knows that a CTV app is aimed at children, they must follow COPPA, which includes getting permission from the child's parents before collecting and/or sharing personal information.
Pixalate is the market-leading platform for fraud protection, privacy, and compliance analytics for connected TV (CTV) and mobile advertising. We work around the clock to protect your reputation and increase your media value. Pixalate is the only company that offers coordinated solutions for detecting and getting rid of ad fraud across display, app, video, and CTV. Pixalate's marketing compliance solutions include the industry's first COPPA compliance technology, which is designed to identify potential child-directed apps and online privacy compliance risks. Pixalate is an MRC-accredited service that detects and filters sophisticated invalid traffic (SIVT) on desktop and mobile web, mobile in-app, and CTV advertising.