AD TECH AND MARTECH
GumGum | March 20, 2023
GumGum, a contextual first, global advertising platform, announced that starting immediately, all impressions running on GumGum’s ad exchange will now have enhanced brand safety protection through Verity™, GumGum’s proprietary and accredited contextual intelligence platform.
Verity is already integrated and applied across GumGum’s PMPs and media business. With this upgrade, GumGum becomes the first 100% brand-safe exchange and is the only direct marketplace that incorporates brand safety on every impression.
Advertisers typically add brand safety layers on their own through a pre-bid solution or their own safety filters. However, GumGum believes it is their responsibility to ensure supply-side safety by integrating an additional layer of protection in its exchange with Verity. Verity is the first independent ad tech platform to have been granted content-level accreditation by the Media Rating Council (MRC) for contextual analysis, brand safety, and suitability across the web and CTV. This accreditation was granted due to Verity’s sophistication and ability to analyse all content signals within a digital environment, including text, images, videos, and audio, to ensure ads are not served against extreme and unsafe content.
“We want brands and agencies to know that when they buy from GumGum’s ad exchange, they can always rely on brand safety and suitability protection, whether that’s through our exchange or PMP activity. Buyers can be assured that every ad we serve has been verified by Verity, creating a safe ad environment against extreme content,” said Adam Schenkel, EVP of global platform strategy & operations at GumGum. “Further, we want publishers to feel confident that we are an additional layer of support in ensuring their content is driving the greatest monetisation from our platform while protecting against brand safety violations.”
In addition to standard display and video placements from top publishers, GumGum’s ad exchange quickly unlocks exclusive inventory using standard formats that are cost-efficient and can be easily scaled through GumGum’s DSP partners, such as The Trade Desk, Xandr, and Google Display & Video 360. Any media buyer has the ability to access unique, high-performing inventory that is exclusive to GumGum through a DSP without a managed deal or campaign by GumGum account teams. The exchange is one of the industry's highest concentrations of direct-to-publisher integrations, enabling the company to provide the most direct route to premium, high-quality inventory for media buyers.
“Every brand has its own suitability thresholds but safety is more black and white. If we have the capability to remove unsafe inventory that advertisers don’t want to advertise against from the onset, why wouldn’t we do that?” said Phil Schraeder, CEO of GumGum. “We see a tremendous growth opportunity with our ad exchange and adding Verity to every ad impression is just one of many exciting things we will be doing with the exchange this year.”
This solution offers higher-quality ads and increased scale across thousands of premium publisher sites that are third-party verified. To ensure quality inventory at scale and an efficient supply chain, GumGum has integrated MediaGuard by HUMAN into the exchange to remove nonhuman and fraud traffic. In addition, GumGum is integrated with NewsGuard who deploy real journalists to fact-check news publications to ensure content accuracy, reliability, and access to high-performing inventory. With a focus on inclusivity, the exchange will also allow advertisers to maximise their KPIs by targeting audiences through customised segments such as multicultural and sustainability with standard and nonstandard ad formats.
GumGum will continue to develop partnerships to grow the scale of the exchange in 2023 and beyond. With a new team dedicated to the innovation and growth of the exchange, GumGum continues to commit to evolving the marketplace to suit the needs of the digital advertising industry.
GumGum’s exchange is available now and accessible to agencies, advertisers and publishers across the globe interested in brand-safe and premium ad inventory.
GumGum is a contextual-first global digital advertising platform that captures people’s attention, without the use of personal data. We believe that a digital advertising ecosystem based on understanding a consumer’s active frame of mind rather than behaviour builds a more equitable and safer future for consumers, publishers and advertisers alike. Founded in 2008, GumGum is headquartered in Santa Monica, California and operates in 19 markets worldwide.
Veritone | March 03, 2023
On March 2, 2023, Veritone, a company that develops AI software and services through its aiWARE™ platform, has revealed that Audacy, a prominent multi-platform audio content and entertainment firm, is now utilizing Veritone Attribute to advance its data and analytics reporting for advertising clients. In addition, Audacy, already a user of Veritone's AI applications, has expanded its usage by incorporating Veritone Attribute.
By incorporating Veritone Attribute, Audacy aims to enhance its capability to demonstrate the effectiveness of its broadcast ad campaigns. It plans to achieve this by providing advertisers with valuable directional insights regarding the performance of their campaigns across a wide range of Audacy radio brands. With this enhanced data, advertisers can make more informed decisions about their campaigns and compare their performance on Audacy stations to other advertising mediums. In addition, research has shown that attribution reporting helps increase advertiser spending and reduces the frequency of canceled ad campaigns, making it a valuable tool for evaluating campaign performance.
Veritone Attribute is a tool that enables advertisers to analyze the relationship between their broadcast ad exposure and website traffic. By providing insights on creative, daypart, day of the week, and station, the tool helps advertisers optimize their campaigns to achieve better results. In conjunction with other Veritone aiWARE applications, Veritone Attribute also allows Audacy to measure post-exposure actions taken by listeners, including those resulting from sponsorships, billboards, live mentions, promotional commercials, and other in-content integrations.
Veritone is a prominent provider of enterprise artificial intelligence (AI) solutions that serve organizations operating in regulated and commercial sectors. Its software, services, and industry applications streamline data management, empowering some of the most renowned brands globally to function more efficiently, expedite decision-making and boost profitability. Its aiWARE™ is a market-leading enterprise AI platform that seamlessly integrates machine learning models to convert audio, video, and other data sources into practical intelligence. In addition to its extensive partner ecosystem, Veritone's professional and managed services help to develop and construct AI solutions that resolve current and future problems.
Roku Inc. | March 13, 2023
Roku Inc., a TV streaming platform, and Best Buy have recently announced the multi-faceted first-to-market relationship across their advertising and retail businesses. This partnership includes exclusive in-store availability of Roku-branded TVs, advertising sales and in-person SXSW activation.
Best Buy is a consumer technology retailer based in the U.S. and is partnering with Roku to provide its first-party data for targeting and closed-loop measurement. It will also offer shoppers exclusive access to Roku-branded TVs. Together, they are transforming the TV experience for consumers and compelling marketers to spend more on TV streaming. The benefits for their mutual customers and partners are as follows:
Exclusive availability of Roku Select and Plus Series TVs at Best Buy
Pairing of Roku Advertising and Best Buy Ads for more relevant and performance-driven advertising
Best Buy Home Theater Experience with in-person interactive SXSW activation
They aim to accelerate conversions in TV streaming and retail media through the relationship. According to the report of eMarketer, in 2022, about 82% of U.S. advertisers planned to increase spending in retail media networks like Best Buy Ads. The most spending is from consumer electronics brands in this growth. The pairing of Roku’s active account holders with Best Buy’s customers will allow advertisers to enhance their marketing outcomes.
Co-Head of U.S. Brand Sales for Roku Media, Julian Mintz said, “Our goal is to create a better TV experience for everyone.” He added, “We’re bringing together our entire business to build the future of entertainment and advertising — making the TV experience simpler, offering the right marketing, data, tech, and scale to drive real results, and helping win the entire streamer’s journey together with Best Buy.”
(Source – Business Wire)
About Roku Inc.
Headquartered in San Jose, California, Roku Inc., a technology, information and media company, offers solutions for licensing, audio, an operating system for TV, streaming players and smart TVs, smart home, content distribution, OTT advertising, home entertainment, streaming media, and original programming. It has been transforming the advertising and streaming processes since 2002. It is a well-known TV streaming platform in the U.S., Canada and Mexico. Its streaming players, TV models, audio equipment, and purpose-built operating system provide an outstanding streaming experience. In addition, it seamlessly integrates with hardware and software. The Roku Channel is a free channel that reaches about 80 million households in the U.S. and Mexico.