Facebook Ads Creates New WhatsApp Placement Options for Ads

Facebook | January 08, 2019

One of the benefits of using Facebook Ads is the ability to have ads shown on other websites and apps besides Facebook itself. This includes serving ads to users on WhatsApp. Marketers who are looking for new ways to connect to their target audience in 2019 should consider using Facebook's new WhatsApp ad targeting options. WhatsApp is one of the most popular mobile apps on the planet. According to the company, more than 1 billion people in over 180 countries use WhatsApp. It's estimated that there are more than 450 million messages are sent each day on the platform. With such a diverse range of people using the platform often, WhatsApp is an ideal place to target specific audiences.

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Triton Digital Unveils Podcast Advertising Effectiveness Study for India

Triton Digital, Vtion Digital Analytics | September 06, 2022

Triton Digital®, the global technology and services provider to the digital audio and podcast industry, today released the results of their Podcast Advertising Effectiveness Study commissioned with VTION Digital Analytics, a leading digital consumer behavior intelligence platform. VTION provides Android smartphone based real time behavioural data from a representative panel of consumers, using patented technology. The survey results highlight strong growth of podcast listening in India and the effectiveness of podcast advertising to drive brand and product recall. According to the study, on average audio content consumers in India listen to podcasts three to four times per week. In metro cities this rate is even greater, with 70% of respondents listening to podcasts weekly and 30% listening daily. “As a rapidly growing medium in India, podcasts continue to gain significant attention in the Indian market,” said Aditya Summanwar, Director of Market Development, Triton Digital. “Our study further demonstrates a high brand recall in the region and willingness to receive additional advertisements, setting the medium up for a long future of success.” Additional key findings include: Podcast Listeners are Willing to Listen to Ads. In fact, of the respondents who have reported ever hearing a podcast ad, 42% had no issues with hearing ads in the middle of podcasts that are free. Advertisements Often Lead to Purchases. Eighty percent of listeners who have heard of a product are interested in learning more about it, with 29% claiming to have bought the product they heard advertised. Podcast Ads Grab Attention. Forty percent of listeners state that ads in between podcasts ‘always’ or ‘often’ capture their attention, with 40% of these listeners saying they trust these advertisements. “We are grateful to be commissioned by Triton Digital to study the state of podcast listening in India and measure the effectiveness of podcast advertising in the region,” said Manoj Dawane, Chief Executive Officer, VTION Digital Analytics. “Podcasts are clearly becoming a popular medium in India. It is great to see listeners respond positively to podcast advertisements as well.” “We are grateful to be commissioned by Triton Digital to study the state of podcast listening in India and measure the effectiveness of podcast advertising in the region,” said Manoj Dawane, Chief Executive Officer, VTION Digital Analytics. The report surveyed 354 VTION panelists who defined themselves as podcast listeners between August 1 and August 7, 2022. Triton Digital will be sharing these results at Radiodays Asia, September 6 and 7 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. To download the full report, please visit: https://info.tritondigital.com/podcast-advertising-effectiveness-survey About Triton Digital Triton Digital® is the global technology and services leader to the digital audio and podcast industry. Operating in more than 80 countries, Triton provides innovative technology that enables broadcasters, podcasters, and online music services to build their audience, maximize their revenue, and streamline their day-to-day operations. In addition, Triton powers the global online audio industry with Webcast Metrics®, the leading online audio measurement service and Podcast Metrics, one of the first IAB certified podcast measurement services in the industry. With unparalleled integrity, excellence, teamwork, and accountability, Triton remains committed to connecting audio, audience, and advertisers to continuously fuel the growth of the global online industry. For more information, visit www.TritonDigital.com. About Vtion Digital Analytics VTION’s data-driven culture, strong technology leadership and scalable architecture has made the company a strong player within the fast-growing SaaS based digital analytics/digital advertising sector. With a 40,000+ strong consumer panel, statistically representing over 224 million Android smartphone users in 17 states of India, VTION platform generates more than 20 million unique events every day and is used by marquee brands for sharper segmentation and efficient campaign activation. VTION’s app measures usage, content consumption, ads exposed on social media & online video and selected ecommerce clickstreams of panelists on all digital platforms in the Android ecosystem. With more than 200,000 downloads of their app from the Google Play Store so far, VTION is on a strong path to become an intelligent MarTech company in the cookie-less world of tomorrow. VTION has a patented tech framework that captures events from a smart device and sends out to a back end for analysis in real time. The USP of VTION lies in the fact that it is privacy-safe, has complete opt-in from the consumer; the behavioural data provided is significantly accurate and is completely scalable across geographies and Android devices. For more information visit: www.vtion.in

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MGID Bolsters Global Leadership Team to Accelerate Growth Into New Territories

MGID | September 17, 2022

MGID, the global advertising platform, has today announced the appointment of Sara Buluggiu as VP of Publisher Business Development, and Sergio Vives as Global Head of Publisher Acquisition, to drive the company’s European expansion. Buluggiu brings a wealth of international digital media experience, with previous roles including Digital Director at Starcom, and VP, Regional Director Italy, Spain and MENA at Magnite, where she launched its Middle East offering and successfully grew operations in Dubai and Israel. At MGID, she will be responsible for developing the company’s publisher-focused global strategy in Europe, North America, LatAm and APAC regions. An accomplished sales and business development leader, Vives brings more than 15 years experience in revenue management, publisher acquisition and monetization strategies. Previously VP Sales at Marfeel, the global content intelligence platform, and Global Sales Director at Softonic, he will oversee MGID’s global publisher acquisition strategies. Sergii Denysenko, CEO at MGID, commented, “With increasing recessionary pressures and tighter privacy regulations, publishers are seeking alternative revenue streams that won’t compromise user experience." Sergii Denysenko, CEO at MGID, commented, “With increasing recessionary pressures and tighter privacy regulations, publishers are seeking alternative revenue streams that won’t compromise user experience. We want to ensure those creating great content on the open web and amassing valuable audiences don’t miss out on their fair share of ad spend. “As we extend our support of publishers in developing audiences and generating revenue into new global territories, bringing both Sara and Sergio on board is a significant step towards helping us to achieve this.” About MGID MGID is a global advertising platform helping brands reach unique local audiences at scale. It uses privacy-first, AI-based technology to serve high-quality, relevant ads in brand-safe environments. The company offers a variety of ad formats, including native, display and video to deliver a positive user experience. This enables advertisers to drive performance and awareness, and publishers to retain and monetize their audiences. Every month, MGID reaches 900 million unique readers, with 200 billion ad impressions, across 25 thousand trusted publishers. For more information, please visit: www.mgid.com.

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Smartly.io Appoints Oli Marlow Thomas as Chief Innovation Officer

Smartly.io | October 19, 2022

Smartly.io, the leading social advertising automation platform for creative and performance marketers, today announced the appointment of Oli Marlow Thomas as Chief Innovation Officer. Marlow Thomas was previously the Founder and CEO of Ad-Lib.io, a next-generation creative optimization platform and a leading Google Certified Creative partner that Smartly.io acquired in Q1 of this year. The acquisition advanced Smartly.io’s cross-channel reach from social to include dynamic creative optimization across programmatic, CTV, and the entire Google ecosystem. Now, ten months later, the two companies, along with Viralspace.ai, have formally integrated to offer Smartly.io customers an advancement in creative optimization capabilities with AI and machine learning for digital advertising. With this integration, Marlow Thomas will join Smartly.io’s executive team to further guide the company as the Leading Digital Advertising Platform. “Smartly.io and Ad-Lib.io were a natural partner from the beginning and I’m thrilled to be joining the executive team as we make this integration official,” said Oli Marlow Thomas, Chief Innovation Officer, Smartly.io. “Smartly.io and Ad-Lib.io were a natural partner from the beginning and I’m thrilled to be joining the executive team as we make this integration official,” said Oli Marlow Thomas, Chief Innovation Officer, Smartly.io. "Together, we can offer customers a one stop shop that will maximize creative effectiveness, media buying and creative intelligence." Previously the Creative Lead at DoubleClick/Google for five years, Marlow Thomas founded creative personalization service Ad-Lib.io in 2017. He is an industry expert and has received recognition as “One To Watch” in Campaign Tech Awards. As Co-Founder and CEO of Ad-Lib.io, Marlow Thomas oversaw the growth and eventually acquisition of the company. Now, as Chief Innovation Officer at Smartly.io, he will bring his forward-thinking industry vision and expertise to identify, harness, and bring to fruition new ideas that will continue to move Smartly.io forward to offer customers the best in multi-platform strategy with game-changing creative tools. “Smartly.io’s customers are at the forefront of everything we do. With this integration, and by bringing Oli onboard, we are able to offer our customers the best capabilities and technology in navigating the changed ecosystem of digital advertising and conquering walled gardens effectively,” said Laura Desmond, CEO, Smartly.io. “Oli’s industry expertise and vision will be extremely valuable as we continue to combine creative, media and intelligence to generate unparalleled results for our customers.”

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