MOBILE ADVERTISING, AD NETWORKS, ADVERTISER CAMPAIGN MANAGEMENT
FreeWheel | January 04, 2023
Ad-tech company Blockboard has announced a partnership with Comcast-owned FreeWheel, a global technology platform for television advertising. As a result of the collaboration, FreeWheel's premium CTV (connected TV) inventory will be made available to all of Blockboard's advertising clients. The collaboration is expected to open up unprecedented opportunities for advertisers, allowing them to access the most sought-after CTV inventory on FreeWheel’s platform.
“The partnership comes as interest and spending in the CTV ad sector are projected to grow significantly, with the IAB forecasting YOY growth of 14.4% in 2023.”
CTV has become more appealing to brands and marketers who want to reach a large number of viewers in a cost-effective way because they can target specific audiences.
Through the integration with FreeWheel, Blockboard has gained access to the most optimized supply path for high-quality CTV inventory, providing more premium advertising opportunities for its demand-side clients. Blockboard, an independent programmatic demand-side platform (DSP) for over-the-top (OTT) and connected television (CTV), and FreeWheel, Comcast's leading video monetization technology platform, have announced that they will work together.
The partnership aims to connect buyers and sellers across the TV ecosystem, simplifying and enhancing the overall ad-buying experience. With the partnership, advertisers are now able to access a larger inventory of high-quality CTV advertising opportunities, allowing them to target their desired audience with ease.
FreeWheel is a technology platform for television advertising that aims to provide solutions for all segments of the TV industry. The company offers technology, data enablement, and convergent marketplaces to facilitate transactions between buyers and sellers across all screens, data types, and sales channels. FreeWheel is based in multiple locations worldwide, including New York, San Francisco, Chicago, London, Paris, and Beijing. As a Comcast company, FreeWheel also advocates for the premium video industry through the FreeWheel Council.
MAGNA | January 23, 2023
MAGNA Media Trials, the industry-leading proprietary research offering of MAGNA, and Roku have just announced a new study in cooperation with the Roku Brand Studio, which reveals that new video ad formats in streaming TV are twice as appealing to consumers as traditional TV advertising.
Currently, marketers strive to stand out in the transition to streaming. However, traditional TV ads alone miss an opportunity to surprise and excite viewers throughout streamers' journey outside the traditional ad break. Beyond the: 30 on streaming TV investigates how marketers can create more engaging and powerful ad experiences on the platform.
There were tests of three new "Beyond the: 30" video ad formats:
Roku Original Vignette: A 30-second ad in which a brand references the Roku Original program being streamed.
Thematic Tagged Vignette: A 30-second animated commercial in which a brand celebrates streaming.
Watch Alongs: During commercial breaks, the brand sponsors discuss the television show or movie being streamed.
All three "Beyond the: 30" ads outperformed traditional TV ads in terms of top-of-mind brand recall (+57% "Beyond the: 30" vs. +43%), brand favorability (+8% vs. +3%), and intent to search (+16% vs. +9%). These findings demonstrate the great potential of "Beyond the: 30" advertisements, which include increasing brand awareness and boosting sales.
Multiple brands from many verticals participated in the study, including T-Mobile and Subaru. A home-based panel of 1,316 viewers was randomly split between exposed and control groups, who saw their preferred content intermingled with streaming-specific and traditional ads. Following the content viewing experience, viewers were questioned to evaluate the effect on brand key performance indicators (KPIs) and to get a deeper understanding of consumers' perspectives.
MAGNA is the worldwide leader in media investment and intelligence. Its reliable data, innovative trial offerings, industry-leading negotiation skills, and exceptional consultancy solutions provide clients and subscribers with a compelling market edge. It is a team of specialists motivated by results, honesty, and curiosity. It helps customers and cross-functional teams through five core competencies: collaboration, education, accountability, connectivity, and enablement.
About Roku, Inc.
Roku introduced streaming to the TV. The firm connects people to their favorite streaming content, enables content publishers to grow and monetize massive audiences, and provides marketers with unique opportunities to interact with consumers. Roku streaming players and TV-related audio devices are available in the United States and other markets through direct retail sales and licensing agreements with TV OEM companies.
AD TECH AND MARTECH
AiAdvertising | March 10, 2023
On March 9, 2023, AiAdvertising, Inc. announced that it has achieved Google Premier Partner status. The company specializes in AdTech and employs artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) to meet the needs of today's marketing leaders. By partnering with Google, AiAdvertising affirms its commitment to combining the strengths of human marketers and machines to revolutionize traditional advertising.
AiAdvertising has the advantage of being a Google Premier Partner, which allows them to utilize Google's cutting-edge technologies and tools to benefit their clients. Through this partnership, AiAdvertising can integrate its Campaign Performance Platform with Google's machine learning technologies, including automated bidding and audience targeting, to enhance the effectiveness of ads and achieve higher returns on investment.
The Campaign Performance Platform developed by AiAdvertising is a comprehensive solution to manage personalized campaigns across various channels such as display, search, and video ads. By seamlessly integrating with Google's advertising platforms, marketers can enhance their workflow and obtain more profound insights into the performance of their advertisements.
AiAdvertising has recently incorporated ChatGPT, a large language model developed by OpenAI, to automate the creation of persona-driven content. By combining their expertise with Google and utilizing this integration, the company can efficiently expand persona-specific campaigns and deliver even more value to their clients.
The collaboration between AiAdvertising and Google as a Premier Partner marks a significant advancement in the fusion of marketer and machine and AiAdvertising's unwavering commitment to driving traditional advertising into the future. By integrating AiAdvertising's Campaign Performance Platform with Google's machine learning technologies, clients can now attain unparalleled performance, productivity, and efficiency levels. In addition, this partnership reinforces AiAdvertising's mission to deliver holistic solutions that assist clients in achieving their advertising objectives.
AiAdvertising is a company that specializes in providing businesses with AI-powered advertising solutions. It uses advanced algorithms and machine learning technologies to optimize ad campaigns across various platforms, including Google, Facebook, Instagram, and more. The company's solutions are designed to help businesses increase online visibility, reach the target audience more effectively, and drive more conversions and revenue. AiAdvertising offers various services, including ad campaign management, audience targeting, ad creatives, and performance analytics. The company's team comprises experienced digital marketers, data scientists, and AI experts who work together to deliver high-quality solutions to clients across different industries.