AD NETWORKS, ADVERTISER PLATFORMS
Moloco | February 24, 2023
On February 23, 2023, Moloco, a performance advertising and operational machine learning (ML) company, launched a monetization solution for streaming media and OTT providers with ML support, assisting content owners with increased revenue.
Through a combination of machine learning and unique first-party data, this solution would support content owners in building individual ad businesses for higher revenue from increased customer reach than the traditional linear TV business ads. The rise in demand for video streaming gave media owners and distributors business opportunities, but they need help in building digital businesses on a large scale. They require an advanced solution than business practices that only work on linear TV. For successful digital advertising, streaming platforms want advertisers with different goals, simplifying the advertising processes and accelerating ROI for ad budgets.
Media companies must fulfill consumer expectations for engaging content and user experience, needing an access to the technology for business digital advertising. As a result, they invest mainly in machine learning for building big companies through a combination of first-party data and ML. Moloco is one of those technology platforms, providing a complete programmatic solution for content publishers.
Head of Moloco Enterprise, Herman Yang, said, “Our media partners have created rich consumer offerings with content, audiences, and digital experiences that are unique to their business.” He added, “Our goal is to help platforms build a scalable and profitable ad business with Moloco’s machine learning technology by creating unique experiences for users and opportunities for their advertisers.”
(Source – Business Wire)
Founder and CEO of Moloco, Ikkjin Ahn, said, “Helping media businesses grow by leveraging the power of machine learning is core to Moloco’s founding vision.” He added, “We’re democratizing those capabilities by making operational machine learning accessible to all businesses.”
(Source – Business Wire)
Headquartered in Redwood City, California, Moloco, an advertising company, has provided services for programmatic advertising, machine learning, BigQuery and Google AdX since 2013. It offers performance solutions for the ROI of digital strategies, accelerating business growth. With its machine learning engine, it leverages a performance marketing platform and optimizes mobile advertising. Its first-party database, Moloco Cloud DSP, enhances return on ad spend (ROAS) goals for application and game publishers. In addition, its Moloco Retail Media Platform supports online marketplaces and retailers for their merchants’ performance, sales growth, and contextual recommendations for revenue generation and advertising.
ADVERTISER CAMPAIGN MANAGEMENT
Hello Sunshine | March 21, 2023
Hello Sunshine, a part of Candle Media, announced today the launch of Solar, an in-house social agency helping brands connect with women through story-driven advertising. Overseen by Maureen Polo (Hello Sunshine’s Head of Direct to Consumer), Solar is being led by agency veteran Jennifer Wiener (SVP, Solar) in close collaboration with new creative leadership, Teneille Craig (VP, Creative, Solar).
Hello Sunshine has a rich history of partnering with advertisers to shape female-focused commercial messaging that truly resonates. With Solar, brands will now have the opportunity to partner more deeply with Hello Sunshine and to drive story-led marketing that shapes culture, drives impact, and ultimately makes the world a better place for women and diverse audiences. Solar empowers brands to tell more inclusive and representative storytelling that ultimately brings more underrepresented voices into modern media offerings. The agency also serves as the internal marketing engine that fuels Hello Sunshine’s content, commerce, and community model.
“Hello Sunshine has proven time and time again that we know women – what inspires them, connects them, and drives them to action. We're thrilled to formally launch Solar, an innovative in-house social agency that leverages Hello Sunshine's creative expertise to help brands authentically communicate with women,” said Maureen Polo, Head of Direct to Consumer at Hello Sunshine. “Our incredible team of marketers, creatives, strategists, and producers will work seamlessly with partners to drive story-led marketing that moves the needle.”
“Solar presents a more formal offering that operationalizes Hello Sunshine’s trust, influence, and deep expertise with female consumers,” added Sarah Harden, CEO of Hello Sunshine. “Leveraging our heritage in premium storytelling that centers women, we’re partnering with brands with full-service capabilities across the modern media landscape.”
More than a traditional agency, Solar teams up with mission-aligned brands to go beyond their standard strategy and creative needs. The agency’s collaborative model provides deep insight, intelligence, and credibility among women consumers. Solar’s work with brand partners includes extensive brand partnerships through Hello Sunshine IP and DTC brands, social marketing services, influencer marketing, licensing, product development, co-marketing, and women-centered consumer insights. The agency has already been working with a range of renowned brands, including Oui by Yoplait, P&G, Diageo, Pure Leaf, Stacy’s Pita Chips, Buick, Biossance, Lavazza, Anheuser Busch, Epson, Norwegian Cruise Line, and Fidelity.
“We approached Hello Sunshine because of their like-minded audience with Oui yogurt,” said Susan Pitt, Brand Experience Director for Cereal and Yogurt brands at General Mills. “We really wanted to reach women who are passionate about saying yes to making time for themselves. Hello Sunshine built out a strategic multi-channel program that has helped catapult our shared creative purpose messaging and ultimately help drive double digit increase in sales velocity.”
Along with Maureen Polo, Hello Sunshine’s Head of Direct to Consumer, Solar is led by SVP Jennifer Wiener. Wiener previously worked at Fullscreen, where she led sales and integrated marketing teams and re-positioned Fullscreen with Fortune 500 clients as trusted, insight-led marketing solutions and social services experts. Prior to Fullscreen, she worked at Dentsu Aegis, where she and her team led award winning branded content efforts for Microsoft and focused on business development for the agency. Before joining Hello Sunshine, Wiener ran the Entertainment Marketing Solutions team at WarnerMedia, leading all brand marketing, brand positioning, creative, brand partnerships and go to market storytelling for HBO Max, Adult Swim, Cartoon Network, DC Comics and Theatrical.
Along with a cross-disciplinary agency team, Polo and Wiener are joined by VP, Creative, Teneille Craig, an award-winning creative with over 15 years of experience in publishing, advertising, digital media, and fashion. Prior to joining Hello Sunshine, Teneille has made an impact in senior creative roles at ESSENCE Magazine, Dentsu McGarrybowen for American Express, and TikTok.
Hello Sunshine will continue to focus on long-form branded entertainment with Zoe Fairborn, Head of Brand Business Development and Branded Entertainment, continuing to lead those efforts.
About Hello Sunshine
Founded by Reese Witherspoon, Hello Sunshine puts women at the center of every story it creates, celebrates and discovers. Hello Sunshine tells stories across all platforms – from scripted and unscripted television, feature films, podcasts, audio storytelling, and digital series – all shining a light on where women are now and helping them chart a new path forward. Hello Sunshine is also home to Reese’s Book Club. Fast growing in reach and influence, this community is propelled by meaningful connections with stories, authors and fellow members.
Hello Sunshine is part of Candle Media, an independent, creator-friendly home for cutting-edge, high-quality, category-defining brands and franchises. By bringing together elite talent operating at the intersection of content, community, and commerce, it helps to position leading entertainment businesses for accelerated, sustainable growth in the current market and beyond. Candle is run by its Co-Chairmen and Co-CEOs, leading entertainment executives Kevin Mayer and Tom Staggs, and backed by investment capital from funds managed by Blackstone’s flagship private equity business.
DISPLAY ADVERTISING, MOBILE ADVERTISING
Magnite | January 13, 2023
Brightcove Inc., the world's most reliable streaming technology business, announced a strategic partnership with Magnite, the world's most prominent independent sell-side advertising platform. Magnite will enable advertising for all Brightcove clients, growing fill and delivery to accelerate customer revenue. Brightcove will also combine the SpringServe ad server to provide publishers with more visibility, transparency, and control over the available ad supply.
Brightcove has thousands of clients worldwide and has always supported standards-based interfaces with ad servers and supply-side platforms (SSPs). After inspecting data from billions of ad-supported play requests on its industry-leading server-side ad insertion technology, Brightcove identified a significant potential to assist clients in monetizing their unsold ad inventory.
Available directly across Brightcove, Magnite's SSP capabilities will allow Brightcove to generate income for these clients. In addition, integrating with the SpringServe ad server will give these clients a clear picture of available ad inventory and a strategic chance to monetize their video content more effectively.
CEO of Brightcove, Marc DeBevoise, said, "The needs of our large, global customer base are constantly evolving, and we are committed to evolving our solutions for them, including supporting our customers' efforts to monetize their video content."
Sean Buckley, CRO of Magnite, stated, "We're looking forward to working with the Brightcove team to bring turnkey monetization to its high-quality video streaming customers."
Magnite is the biggest independent sell-side advertising platform in the world. Using its technology, publishers monetize their content across all devices and media, including online video, CTV, display, and audio. The world's top agencies and brands rely on the platform to access brand-safe, high-quality ad inventory and conduct billions of advertising transactions each month. Anchored in bustling New York City, Los Angeles, mile-high Denver, and historic London, it also has offices across North America, LATAM, EMEA, and APAC.