eBay Sets Sights On $1B In Revenue From Advertising

eBay | April 24, 2019

eBay has been shifting its advertising efforts away from non-strategic third-party ad placements toward the company’s first-party Promoted Listings product, and it seems to be paying off. The marketplace on Tuesday reported $2.6 billion in revenue and adjusted earnings of 67 cents per share, beating analysts' expectations of $2.58 billion and earnings of 63 cents a share. Devin Wenig, president and CEO of eBay, during the earnings call said the company’s initiatives to create a next-generation payment and advertising experience for the marketplace are on track. It will contribute to the $1 billion in revenue from advertising, he estimates. “We delivered a solid first quarter, driven by healthy buyer growth, strong advertising performance and disciplined cost control,” he said, as if to prove the company is on track to make a comeback against rival like Amazon.

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Suppose you’re a cable company planning for an upcoming major sporting event. Because of the popularity of the game, corporate leaders identify this as an opportunity to sell premium cable packages to consumers. The company needs to get a message in front of customers quickly. The marketing/advertising campaign has to be planned, developed and launched in a matter of days. At many companies, this near real-time deployment can involve multiple hurdles. A typical marketing organization would need to halt many current activities, assign people, get a concept approved and line up resources to do the work. Start-up and infrastructure costs have to be considered. In short, by the time the campaign is ready, the moment of opportunity may have passed.

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Suppose you’re a cable company planning for an upcoming major sporting event. Because of the popularity of the game, corporate leaders identify this as an opportunity to sell premium cable packages to consumers. The company needs to get a message in front of customers quickly. The marketing/advertising campaign has to be planned, developed and launched in a matter of days. At many companies, this near real-time deployment can involve multiple hurdles. A typical marketing organization would need to halt many current activities, assign people, get a concept approved and line up resources to do the work. Start-up and infrastructure costs have to be considered. In short, by the time the campaign is ready, the moment of opportunity may have passed.

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Yieldmo and IRIS.TV Announce Smart Data Partnership to Drive Superior Advertising Outcomes

Yieldmo, IRIS.TV | November 10, 2022

Yieldmo, the smart advertising exchange that differentiates and enhances the value of ad inventory for buyers and sellers, today announced an agreement to collaborate with IRIS.TV, the only data platform built for video, increasing publisher and buyer adoption of contextually enriched CTV. This partnership offering includes omnichannel contextual curation to buyers across CTV, OLV, and display advertising from leading independent data companies. “This partnership is an important next step in demonstrating the way contextual and brand safety tools can overlap to enhance the media buying experience on CTV,” commented Jeremy Steinberg, Chief Revenue Officer & GM, Exchange, Yieldmo. “For years, Yieldmo has been building its ability to use combinations of smart signals and behaviors to predict an outcome, and then optimize the campaign toward the inventory that meets those outcomes. We’re excited to bring these same smart capabilities to new environments like CTV and beyond.” This partnership – due to launch early next year – will introduce Yieldmo’s Smart Signals and Smart Data Curation to CTV and omnichannel video efficient and effective deal-based packaging. The partnership will also support curation via IRIS.TV data partners, such as Oracle Advertising, Kerv, Pixability, and more, enabling contextual and brand safety targeting options from leading independent CTV data companies. By combining these options with Yieldmo’s unique data and format capabilities, advertisers will be able to drive better outcomes from their campaigns. “Yieldmo’s AI capabilities and contextual data reveal high-value and high-performing inventory to advertisers. IRIS.TV ingests and normalizes video-level content data by assigning each video with an anonymized IRIS_ID, which acts as a content identifier for videos that supports various planning, targeting, verification, and measurement use cases,“ said Field Garthwaite, CEO and Co-Founder, IRIS.TV. “Yieldmo’s AI capabilities and contextual data reveal high-value and high-performing inventory to advertisers. IRIS.TV ingests and normalizes video-level content data by assigning each video with an anonymized IRIS_ID, which acts as a content identifier for videos that supports various planning, targeting, verification, and measurement use cases,“ said Field Garthwaite, CEO and Co-Founder, IRIS.TV. “We are excited to partner with Yieldmo to integrate our technology in their smart exchange.” About Yieldmo Yieldmo is an advertising technology company that operates a smart exchange that differentiates and enhances the value of ad inventory for buyers and sellers. As a leader in contextual analytics, real time technology, and digital formats, we create, measure, model, and optimize campaigns for unmatched scale and performance. By understanding how each unique impression behaves and looking for patterns and performance in real time, we can drive real performance gains without relying on audience data. Visit www.yieldmo.com to learn more. About IRIS.TV IRIS.TV is the only data platform built for video. We provide video data connectivity to enable better viewing experiences and advertising outcomes. For CTV and online video, we structure, connect, and activate the world’s video-level data. Since 2013, we’ve enabled our partners to build scalable solutions on top of our platform for video-level contextual and brand-safe ad targeting, verification, planning, measurement, and video recommendations. For more information, visit www.iris.tv.

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IAS Selected to Provide Transparency to Netflix’s Advertising Platform

Integral Ad Science, Netflix | October 17, 2022

Integral Ad Science (Nasdaq: IAS), a global leader in digital media quality, today announced it has been selected by Netflix (Nasdaq: NFLX) as a partner to provide transparency into advertising performance on the upcoming Netflix ad supported tier. Using IAS’s Viewability and Invalid Traffic (IVT) verification, brands and agencies will gain insights on campaign reach and engagement to drive outcomes and shape marketing strategies. “We are excited to partner with Netflix as they introduce their much-anticipated ad-supported tier that will dramatically increase the global supply of CTV advertising inventory,” said Lisa Utzschneider, CEO, IAS. “We are excited to partner with Netflix as they introduce their much-anticipated ad-supported tier that will dramatically increase the global supply of CTV advertising inventory,” said Lisa Utzschneider, CEO, IAS. “IAS provides marketers with the tools necessary to monitor the quality of their media buys as they expand their CTV inventory. We look forward to offering essential coverage to brands and the ability to purchase ads on the Netflix platform with confidence.” IAS verification on Netflix will enable advertisers to maximize engagement through insights and make every impression count. The offering provides: Independent, third-party Viewability and Invalid Traffic reporting for Netflix inventory. Trend identification to understand campaign performance and optimize for peak engagement. Consistent verification across media buys to understand performance. “IAS will be one of our verification partners for the Basic with Ads plan – our new ad-supported tier,” said Jeremi Gorman, President of Worldwide Advertising at Netflix. “We’re excited to bring IAS’ industry leading verification suite of tools that will give advertisers the confidence in the performance and placement of their ads.” IAS Netflix verification will be available Q1 2023. About Integral Ad Science Integral Ad Science (IAS) is a global leader in digital media quality. IAS makes every impression count, ensuring that ads are viewable by real people, in safe and suitable environments, activating contextual targeting, and driving supply path optimization. Our mission is to be the global benchmark for trust and transparency in digital media quality for the world’s leading brands, publishers, and platforms. We do this through data-driven technologies with actionable real-time signals and insight. Founded in 2009 and headquartered in New York, IAS works with thousands of top advertisers and premium publishers worldwide. For more information, visit integralads.com. About Netflix Netflix is the world’s leading streaming entertainment service with 221 million paid memberships in over 190 countries enjoying TV series, documentaries, feature films and mobile games across a wide variety of genres and languages. Members can watch as much as they want, anytime, anywhere, on any Internet-connected screen. Members can play, pause and resume watching, all without commercials or commitments.

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IAB Partners With Deakin University To Launch Digital Advertising Microcredential Courses

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Gai Le Roy, CEO of IAB Australia said: “It is no secret that the digital advertising industry has a current talent shortage as well as an ongoing need to train people for a market that is experiencing rapid growth and constantly evolving." Gai Le Roy, CEO of IAB Australia said: “It is no secret that the digital advertising industry has a current talent shortage as well as an ongoing need to train people for a market that is experiencing rapid growth and constantly evolving. Having university level courses that provide a strong understanding of the principles of digital advertising and marketing together with the latest industry skills will ensure that our talent pool grows and deepens its capabilities. We see these qualifications as becoming embedded in the hiring and promotion processes of media and ad tech organisations.” Following a wide market review, IAB selected Deakin University as its partner in this new initiative due its extensive experience and strength in online learning. 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