Advertiser Campaign Management
businesswire | August 29, 2023
Moloco, a leader in operational machine learning (ML) and performance advertising, today announced the addition of Moloco Retail Media Platform (RMP) to Google Cloud Marketplace. The availability of Moloco RMP on Google Cloud Marketplace brings an enhanced level of convenience and accessibility, enabling retailers and e-commerce marketplaces to build and grow an ads business powered by machine learning.
Moloco RMP is an enterprise software solution powered by ML that delivers relevant ads, enables measurable advertiser ROI, and streamlines ad operations. Moloco’s advanced ML engine processes first-party user events such as search, browse, shopping cart, and purchase activity, in order to serve the most relevant ads at the right bid price by predicting a user’s likelihood to buy. Moloco’s platform enhances the overall user buying experience with personalized ads that can deliver high margin revenue to the overall business.
“Moloco has enabled retailers and e-commerce marketplaces to activate over 10,000 advertisers in a single day due to our automated advertiser onboarding systems and powerful machine learning models,” said Bill Michels, General Manager, Retail Media Platform, Moloco. “Thanks to Google Cloud, building and scaling an ads business is an even more accessible path to profitability for many companies.”
Retailers and e-commerce marketplaces who are Google Cloud customers can now manage procurement, purchasing, and fulfillment more quickly and easily thanks to the convenience and accessibility of Google Cloud Marketplace. This makes it even easier for Google Cloud customers to integrate with Moloco’s advanced machine learning technology.
“Many merchants and e-commerce marketplaces are seeking solutions that help them better support consumers along their purchasing journey," said Dai Vu, Managing Director, Cloud Marketplace & ISV GTM Programs, Google Cloud. “With its Retail Media Platform now available on Google Cloud Marketplace, Moloco is enabling companies to create better user experiences through personalized ads, drive performance, and generate increased sales."
Moloco RMP can provide modular options for the largest global e-commerce platforms within their existing software stack or can equip customers with the convenience of an end-to-end solution. By providing advertisers with self-serve tools to increase sales, customers can use proven ML models that improve performance and sales, while also improving the user experience. Retailers and e-commerce platforms can use Moloco’s self-serve interface to empower advertisers at scale, drive personalization, and access multiple ad formats to suit unique advertiser needs. Moloco RMP is powered by ML, which leverages first-party user data to deliver personalized ads, maximizing both advertiser goals and the platform's ads revenue.
Moloco’s mission is to empower businesses of all sizes to grow through operational machine learning. With Moloco’s machine learning platform for growth and performance, every app publisher and e-commerce marketplace can now unlock the value of their unique, first-party data. Moloco Cloud DSP enables performance marketers to quickly scale user acquisition and achieve greater lifetime value through market-validated prediction models. Moloco Retail Media Platform enables commerce platforms to establish their own performance ads business. Moloco Monetization for Streaming and OTT enables streaming media companies to build a scalable and profitable ad business that delivers results for advertisers. Moloco was founded in 2013 by a team of machine learning engineers and has offices throughout the US, the UK, Germany, Korea, China, India, Japan, and Singapore.
prnewswire | August 09, 2023
Skai, an omnichannel platform for performance marketing, published its Q2 2023 Digital Marketing Quarterly Trends Report, an in-depth analysis of the digital marketing trends that defined the second quarter of this year, along with an interactive infographic detailing key analysis. While the pattern of more ads at lower prices mostly continued to affect year-over-year (YoY) trends, comparing Q2 2023 to the previous quarter suggests an improving economy on numerous fronts.
Retail media growth accelerates while other channels hold
Year-over-year (YoY) spending grew 35% for retail media, up from 30% last quarter, while paid search and paid social only varied slightly from last quarter's trend. Paid search spending increased 3% YoY while paid social spending declined by 4%, both down one percentage point from Q1 YoY levels.
Virtuous cycle drives retail media, paid search
Retail media and paid search cost-per-click (CPC) both grew 11% quarter-over-quarter (QoQ) while conversion rate (CVR) was up 8% in retail media and 10% in search. Higher conversion rates translate to fewer clicks leading to a purchase, which then offset the higher click costs without negatively affecting return on ad spend (ROAS). Higher CPC then also allows for higher-quality placements on search results or product description pages.
Bright spots in paid social
While overall social spending was down, several segments saw YoY growth over Q2 2022. Video ads grew 12% and both Instagram ads and Awareness & Engagement campaign objectives were up 5% over last year.
Expansion of formats and placements for commerce ads
In each channel, commerce ads that are taking new forms and reaching new audiences showed robust QoQ growth. Amazon DSP spending increased 56% from Q1 to Q2, while Google Performance Max campaigns and Meta Advantage Shopping Campaigns+ grew 34% and 38%, respectively.
"Retail media is already showing signs of accelerating spending growth, while both paid search and paid social look like they are hitting the end of recent deceleration trends. This all bodes well for a strong H2 for digital marketing spend as economic conditions improve," said Chris Costello, Senior Director of Marketing Research at Skai. "Meanwhile, digital publishers are consolidating disparate elements of campaign management and then expanding those campaigns to new audiences and properties to reinforce their value to advertisers."
For more information and to view the infographic, visit skai.io/digital-marketing-trends/.
Analysis is drawn from a population of approximately $9 billion in advertising spend over five quarters, comprising more than 3,000 advertiser and agency accounts across 40 vertical industries and more than 150 countries running on the Skai™ platform on Google, Microsoft, Baidu, Yandex, Yahoo! Japan, Verizon Media, Amazon, Walmart, Instacart, Criteo, Kroger, Apple Search Ads, Pinterest, Snapchat, Facebook, and Instagram. Except where noted, only advertisers with 15 consecutive months of performance data are included. Some additional outliers have been excluded. Ad spending and pricing have been translated to USD at the time the spending was incurred, where applicable.
Skai (formerly Kenshoo) is a leading omnichannel marketing platform that uniquely connects data and media for informed decisions, high efficiencies, and optimal returns. Its partners include Google, Meta, Amazon Ads, TikTok, Snap, Walmart Connect, Instacart, Roundel, Criteo, CitrusAd, Pinterest, Microsoft, Apple Search Ads, and more. For over 15 years Skai has been trusted by an impressive roster of brands including Pepsico, Michaels, Reckitt, Daimler, LG, and Vodafone. The company is headquartered out of Tel Aviv, with seven international locations, and is backed by Sequoia Capital, Arts Alliance, Tenaya Capital, Bain Capital Ventures, Pitango, and Qumra Capital.
Retargeting, Ad Tech and Martech
ExchangeWire | July 07, 2023
As advertisers increasingly move away from traditional demographic and people-based targeting tactics, they are looking for new solutions to meet this demand. This is in part is down to the decline of cookies – with Google Chrome confirming it is sunsetting cookies in Q1 2024 - but also because of consumer behaviour. Nano’s research shows that 70% of consumers are masking their identity online on a weekly basis or even more often.
Intent Personas offers accurate audience segments delivered via machine learning and verified by always up-to-date panel data. These are robust, trustworthy personas ready for targeting without the guesswork and stereotypes of the past, combining billions of data signals with verification from ‘real world’ consumer panel data to accurately target demographics such as parents, homeowners, pet owners, and baby boomers. This includes an extensive suite of ready-to-use personas in the Nano Intent Library.
Kantar research has shown in the past that 99% of laundry product ads and 70% of food and toiletry products were targeted at women, while actual decision-maker status is equally shared among both genders in most UK households. Even looking beyond the obvious problems of gender stereotyping which occur in traditional audience-based approaches, the same study found resulting negative impacts also upon not just the campaigns themselves, but brands as a whole that make such assumptions.
Nano’s approach makes context the proxy for intent, removing such assumptions, also verifying those targeting choices against the actual groups they are targeting. Another result of this is more accurate targeting than the traditional audience-based approach using cookies – in fact, testing has shown that Nano’s ID-free demographic segments are around 44% more accurate than the current cookie-based targeting model.
Carl White, CEO Nano Interactive said “Every time we go online, we express our intent in countless ways. From the content we read, what we search for, the type of device we access it on and the time of day. By making sense of these signals and verifying them with feedback from real people, we’re giving advertisers a new way to reach demographics without relying upon any kind of personal data. Not only does this provide advertisers with a much-needed new tactic in the face of cookie deprecation, it is also quite simply more accurate than ID-based methods.”
Nano and The Old Vic theatre, in partnership with AKA UK, recently targeted parents using Intent Personas in their latest campaign for the summer children’s show, Mog the Forgetful Cat. Again, by using intent signals verified by panel data, the campaign delivered a 35% increase in purchase consideration and a 71% uplift in clickthrough rate (CTR) versus industry benchmarks – all without personal data.
Alex Orchard, media account director, AKA UK, said “Nano’s innovative and alternative approach to demographic targeting aligned extremely well with our client’s needs. With the increasing challenges around ID-dependent targeting, having a long-term solution that doesn’t rely on any form of personal data, and that is proving to be fully scalable and effective, positions Nano as a key partner to future-proof our plans.”
About Nano Interactive
Nano Interactive are leaders in targeting without the use of personal identifiers. Since launch Nano has delivered over 2000 campaigns for leading brands across mobile, video and display and continues to powerfully connect brands with relevant audiences. Its AI driven targeting platform utilises multiple forms of live intent signals (such as live search queries) combined with next generation contextual targeting to enhance advertising performance in a 100% privacy friendly way.