Backtracks, Inc. | September 15, 2021
Backtracks, the technology infrastructure platform for end-to-end podcast management, advertising and data analytics, announces the release of Backtracks Traffic Surge technology. The AI-based insights for podcast and audio publishers notifies content creators when new or back catalog content is surging in popularity outside of what is expected performance for that particular content. Through these content data trends, publishers are able to analyze and repeat their most viral content.
“Backtracks’ goal is to provide a superior experience for both publishers and audiences,” said Jonathan Gill, CEO of Backtracks. “The use of AI and ML for data analysis, predictive modeling, and self-learning systems ensures that computers can help humans create better podcasts and content. Backtracks Traffic Surge informs creators of what’s working and detecting patterns in the data at a scale and speed that humans cannot. Better data, better content, and a better experience are at the core of Backtracks.”
Backtracks Traffic Surge technology allows publishers to pinpoint highly trafficked podcast episodes and segments, identifying high interest content that will allow for repeated success. Backtracks Traffic Surge technology picks up outsized levels of engagement and notifies publishers of data trends. The alerts and data are tailored to individual publisher’s content, creating a seamless process for creators to be able to break down trends within each series and episode and help publish more content that drives a high volume of traffic. Backtracks Traffic Surge is a notable step in the continued use of AI and ML in Backtracks’ podcast and advertising analytics technology.
2021 has been a year of innovation and milestones in the product landscape for the Backtracks platform to deliver unprecedented value to podcast publishers and advertisers. The company has made advancements in technologies like Backtracks Podcast Analytics, Backtracks SDKs, Backtracks Player, interactive audio and head-nod detection. Most recently, Backtracks announced its IAB podcast measurement certification for podcast analytics and advertising metrics and a collaboration with Google Cloud to allow publishers and advertisers to view their podcast advertising and analytics data within Google Data Studio. Backtracks continues to invest heavily in further development of existing and new product offerings and its infrastructure platform, to help podcasters and audio partners around the world measure, monetize, and advertise in audio and podcasting.
Backtracks is the leading technology infrastructure platform for end-to-end podcast management, advertising and data analytics. Through a product suite of turnkey tools and data analytics solutions, the company provides the technology for publishers, brands and advertisers to gain greater insights for engaging, reaching and understanding their target audiences while delivering a superior listening experience to their listeners. Founded in 2016 by engineers Jonathan Gill and Kevin Wright, Backtracks is on a mission to modernize the podcast medium by providing podcasters and advertisers with the tools to measure, discover and monetize their content and data. The company empowers thousands of podcasts and audio partners, including Wondery, McKinsey & Company, Stratfor, Samsung, Mediahuis, OECD, The Memphis Grizzlies, and NASA.
Simpli.fi | February 02, 2022
Simpli.fi, the advertising automation platform for agencies, brands, and media companies, today announced a partnership with Social Display advertising pioneer, Spaceback. The new offering allows advertisers to automatically convert social media content into programmatic display ads.
Simpli.fi's strategic partnership with Spaceback empowers any Simpli.fi client with a social media presence to translate social media posts instantly into production-ready creative assets that are pre-configured for immediate activation on the Simpli.fi platform. The new offering automatically generates authentic recreations of a brand's social media posts into the six most popular banner ad sizes, including in-banner video, giving the appearance of native social posts.
"We are excited to partner with Spaceback to provide our clients an automated solution for developing display creative from high impact social assets," said Ryan Horn, SVP of Marketing at Simpli.fi. "Driving performance and efficiencies are key areas of focus for Simpli.fi and this partnership will expand our capabilities in both areas."
Additionally, Social Display with Spaceback supports all major social media platforms including Facebook, Instagram, TikTok, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Pinterest. Reactions such as likes and comments on the original post update in real-time on the corresponding display ads. The fully automated process will track advanced engagement metrics and enable Simpli.fi's clients to boost performance and efficiency.
By combining Spaceback's Social Display creative solution with Simpli.fi's audience-first display solutions, brands can efficiently leverage the power of social media experiences across the open web. The result is a display experience consumers love that is always up-to-date with authentic social content that drives real ROI for marketers."
Mark Dinets, Partnerships Director at Spaceback.
Simpli.fi is a leading provider of workflow software and programmatic advertising solutions, serving over 1,500 agencies, advertisers, and media buying organizations. Our solutions enable our customers to perform more effectively and efficiently, and maximize ROI on their advertising spend across CTV, mobile, display, and other media types. Our platform delivers performance on budgets of all sizes, executing over 100,000 campaigns for 25,000 advertisers in a typical month. Simpli.fi's investors include leading private equity firms Blackstone and GTCR.
Spaceback's automated creative platform connects the power of social media to the billions of daily advertising opportunities outside of the walled-gardens. Digital Marketers use Spaceback to authentically recreate social media experiences across the open web. Social Display ads leverage the power of social media to engage audiences and generate superior performance compared to standard banner ads.
The Trade Desk | October 23, 2021
Global advertising technology leader, The Trade Desk today announced a first-of-its-kind global partnership with Xiaomi, the world’s second-largest smartphone maker, that allows advertisers to access Xiaomi’s global audience through its mobile ad offerings directly via The Trade Desk platform. The Trade Desk’s direct integration with Xiaomi makes this an industry-leading development for brands that want to unleash the potential of the open internet.
Through this global partnership, marketers can now reach 454 million monthly active users globally outside of China, and engage with these audiences programmatically across Xiaomi’s proprietary mobile ecosystem. The announcement comes at a time when marketers are increasingly looking to measure and compare the performance of advertising campaigns across digital channels such as connected TV (CTV), over-the-top (OTT), audio streaming, web and mobile apps. Marketers can now measure their campaigns’ performance within the family of MIUI apps and use that data to compare performance with other channels on the open internet for more holistic campaign management.
There are so many untapped opportunities for us in digital advertising, which is why we have chosen to work with The Trade Desk to help us unleash the power of programmatic advertising across our products and the MI world. We are at the beginning of a very exciting partnership with The Trade Desk as we continue to work together to create opportunities for brands to connect with their consumers. We believe this partnership will help us build better experiences for everyone through innovative technology.”
Chan Liu, General Manager of Global Internet Service at Xiaomi.
“As advertisers look for ways to connect with the smartphone-first consumer, our partnership with Xiaomi makes reaching this audience easier,” said JoAnna Foyle, SVP, Inventory Partnerships, The Trade Desk. “With more marketers accelerating their spend in digital advertising, we are helping brands engage meaningfully with their target audience on the MIUI mobile ecosystem, and along the consumer’s entire digital journey, which includes fast-growing channels on the open internet such as CTV, OTT platforms and mobile apps.”
The partnership marks a significant first for The Trade Desk in the burgeoning smartphone segment, reinforcing the company’s leadership as the world’s largest independent media-buying platform. Considered one of the world’s leading consumer electronics, Xiaomi smartphones have entered over 100 markets worldwide, including Indonesia, where it is the top-selling smartphone brand, according to a Canalys Q2 2021 report. As the largest internet economy in the Southeast Asian region, Indonesia represents an opportunity for global marketers who want to reach the mobile-first consumers within the country, where mobile ad spend is projected to grow to $858 million by 2025, according to eMarketer.
Xiaomi Corporation was founded in April 2010 and listed on the Main Board of the Hong Kong Stock Exchange on July 9, 2018 (1810.HK). Xiaomi is a consumer electronics and smart manufacturing company with smartphones and smart hardware connected by an IoT platform at its core.
Embracing our vision of “Make friends with users and be the coolest company in the users’ hearts”, Xiaomi continuously pursues innovations, high-quality user experience and operational efficiency. The company relentlessly builds amazing products with honest prices to let everyone in the world enjoy a better life through innovative technology.
Xiaomi is one of the world's leading smartphone companies. The company’s market share in terms of smartphone shipments ranked no. 2 globally in the second quarter of 2021. The company has also established the world’s leading consumer AIoT (AI+IoT) platform, with 374.5 million smart devices connected to its platform (excluding smartphones and laptops) as of 31 March 31, 2021, excluding smartphones and laptops. Xiaomi products are present in more than 100 countries and regions around the world. In August 2021, the company made the Fortune Global 500 list for the third time, ranking 338nd, up 84 places compared to 2020.
Xiaomi is a constituent of the Hang Seng Index, Hang Seng China Enterprises Index, Hang Seng TECH Index and Hang Seng China 50 Index.
About The Trade Desk
The Trade Desk™ is a technology company that empowers buyers of advertising. Through its self-service, cloud-based platform, ad buyers can create, manage, and optimize more expressive data-driven digital advertising campaigns across ad formats, including display, video, audio, native and, social, on a multitude of devices, such as computers, mobile devices, and connected TV. Integrations with major data, inventory, and publisher partners ensure maximum reach and decisioning capabilities, and enterprise APIs enable custom development on top of the platform. Headquartered in Ventura, CA, The Trade Desk has offices across North America, Europe, and Asia.