Facebook enables disinformation with advertising policy

effinghamdailynews | January 13, 2020

The tech giant recently announced it would not ban false political advertising, or disallow ad targeting that could fuel discrimination or racism and generally create even bigger divides in the American electorate. Facebook is shirking it social responsibility as a company with great power to influence the next election and American democracy. Google has agreed to prohibit ads making false claims and so called “deep-fake” videos that mislead through doctoring images or using a real image attached to a completely different story. The company will also prohibit “demonstrably false” political claims that could influence voter trust in an election. The company will also limit targeting of ads to broad categories like state, gender or zip code. It won’t allow advertisers to target, for example, people who voted a certain way. Twitter has completely banned all political advertising. Hurrah for them. We continue to believe 90 percent of political advertising on social media is either false, grossly misleading or, at a minimum, ignores significant facts.

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The Twitter Audience Platform allows advertisers to take ads that are already running on Twitter and push them to a larger mobile audience through Twitter’s extensive publisher network, which is comprised of thousands of apps.When it launched in 2014, Twitter’s Advertising Platform initially only offered app install and re-engagement ads for off-Twitter advertising. However, those offerings have expanded, and advertisers can now use the Twitter Audience Platform to also drive Tweet engagement and video views.

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The Twitter Audience Platform allows advertisers to take ads that are already running on Twitter and push them to a larger mobile audience through Twitter’s extensive publisher network, which is comprised of thousands of apps.When it launched in 2014, Twitter’s Advertising Platform initially only offered app install and re-engagement ads for off-Twitter advertising. However, those offerings have expanded, and advertisers can now use the Twitter Audience Platform to also drive Tweet engagement and video views.

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Camelot Selects OneView by Roku to Help Small-And-Medium Businesses Expand into TV Streaming Advertising

Camelot, Roku, Inc. | September 12, 2022

Camelot Strategic Marketing & Media and Roku (Nasdaq: ROKU) announced today that Camelot is the first agency to join a new certified partner program to use OneView to help small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) accelerate investment in TV streaming advertising. As an early adopter and first certified partner, Camelot will use the data, tech, and tools from America’s #1 TV streaming platform* to make it easy for SMBs to grow their businesses and achieve their marketing goals. SMBs are looking for fresh marketing channels as cookies and mobile IDs become less available. Today, 47% of SMBs say they intend to increase spend in TV streaming in the next 12 months**. TV streaming advertising offers the personalization, optimization, and performance to help SMBs succeed. On Roku, 53 percent of users say that they prefer shopping at local, independent stores***. OneView is the ad platform built for TV streaming. Brands use OneView to set up, optimize, and measure their ad campaigns. In a world where all TV ads will be automated, OneView offers software with data, machine learning, and measurement to reach more streamers wherever they are – Roku, other TV streaming platforms, desktop, mobile, and more. Marketers choose OneView because it is the only ad buying platform with Roku data and with new ad experiences that go beyond the traditional TV spot. With more than 63 million active accounts globally as of Q2, 2022, Roku has the scale and accuracy to help businesses move products off the shelf efficiently. “We’re thrilled to enhance our longstanding partnership with Roku to bring SMBs the benefits of TV streaming,” said Sam Bloom, CEO of Camelot Strategic Marketing & Media. “We’re thrilled to enhance our longstanding partnership with Roku to bring SMBs the benefits of TV streaming,” said Sam Bloom, CEO of Camelot Strategic Marketing & Media. “Camelot prides itself on building fact-based, insights-driven programs for our clients, which is why we chose OneView to deliver the best TV ad experience.” “For the past six years, Camelot has been a key strategic partner with Roku and demonstrated operational excellence in OneView,” said Tommy Burk, Senior Director, OneView. “We’re excited to entrust Camelot to help a broader set of advertisers accelerate the shift to TV streaming.” Camelot was the first agency to certify its traders on OneView for its Fortune 500 clients. The agency was also a launch partner with Roku’s clean room, a privacy-first data collaboration environment that allows advertisers and agencies to use their encrypted first-party data for their advertising. To get started with Camelot today, visit https://go.roku.com/hQaMuxcQ1 About Camelot Trailblazing through 40 years in the media and marketing industry, Camelot Strategic Marketing & Media is a Dallas-based independent agency with 150 employees in cities across the U.S. – including New York, Los Angeles and Baltimore. We partner with intellectually curious, want-to-get smarter leaders from the world’s biggest brands – from TurboTax to Whole Foods to Michaels – to provide media-agnostic, transparent, insight-driven media and marketing strategy and execution that drives stellar results. www.camelotsmm.com About Roku, Inc. Roku pioneered streaming to the TV. We connect users to the streaming content they love, enable content publishers to build and monetize large audiences, and provide advertisers with unique capabilities to engage consumers. Roku streaming players and TV-related audio devices are available in the U.S. and in select countries through direct retail sales and licensing arrangements with service operators. Roku TV™ models are available in the U.S. and in select countries through licensing arrangements with TV OEM brands. Roku is headquartered in San Jose, Calif. U.S.A. This press release contains “forward-looking” statements that are based on our beliefs and assumptions and on information currently available to us on the date of this press release. Forward-looking statements may involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause our actual results, performance or achievements to be materially different from those expressed or implied by the forward-looking statements. These statements include but are not limited to the benefits, features and functionality of the OneView platform; trends in TV streaming and advertising spend; and the features, benefits, growth and reach of The Roku Channel and the Roku platform. Except as required by law, we assume no obligation to update these forward-looking statements publicly, or to update the reasons actual results could differ materially from those anticipated in the forward-looking statements, even if new information becomes available in the future. Important factors that could cause our actual results to differ materially are detailed from time to time in the reports Roku, Inc. files with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2021 and our Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended June 30, 2022. Copies of reports filed with the SEC are posted on Roku’s website and are available from Roku without charge.

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Viant Bolsters Legal Team With Key Appointments

Viant | September 19, 2022

Viant Technology Inc. (NASDAQ: DSP), a leading people-based advertising software company, today named Ritesh Patel as its Chief Legal Officer, reporting directly to Viant’s CEO, Tim Vanderhook. The company also named Arish Gajjar as its new SVP, Deputy General Counsel, reporting to Ritesh Patel, CLO. “As Viant continues to position itself as the omnichannel advertising software of choice, we’re excited to make the strategic hires that support our business growth,” said Tim Vanderhook, Co-Founder and CEO, Viant. “As Viant continues to position itself as the omnichannel advertising software of choice, we’re excited to make the strategic hires that support our business growth,” said Tim Vanderhook, Co-Founder and CEO, Viant. “Bringing on key leadership with a proven track record and experience in the ad tech space supports our immediate and long-term business goals and we’re thrilled to welcome Ritesh and Arish to the team.” Ritesh Patel – Chief Legal Officer, Viant In this role, Patel will lead the company’s legal department and be responsible for all aspects of its legal affairs and serve on the Executive Committee. He brings almost two decades of legal experience, advising public and private technology companies spanning a variety of industries including advertising technology, network monitoring and security, digital storage and more. Most recently Patel served as the Head of Legal for Apeel Sciences where he led its legal team on global initiatives. Before Apeel Sciences, Patel was Vice President, Assistant General Counsel at The Trade Desk, where he served as lead attorney on key revenue deals and public company reporting obligations. There he also managed the legal operations team and helped shape and scale the legal department. Prior to that, he served in leadership roles at global organizations including Western Digital Corporation, where he led a team responsible for advising the go-to-market function of divisions that generated $10B in annual global revenue. Patel earned a J.D. from the UCLA School of Law, a B.A. in Business Economics from UCLA, and is a Certified Public Accountant (inactive). Arish Gajjar – SVP, Deputy General Cousnel, Viant In this role, Gajjar will work closely with the CLO and business stakeholders at all levels of the company to define and drive strategic and operational initiatives. He brings over a dozen years of experience in technology, media and telecommunications. Gajjar joins Viant from The Trade Desk where he was Lead Director and Associate General Counsel, leading a team that contributed to the rapid growth of the company’s core business by negotiating transactions with agency and brand advertiser clients, infrastructure vendors, inventory suppliers and other partners. Prior to that, he was an Associate Counsel at Time Warner Cable, where he focused on a wide range of commercial transactions. Gajjar earned a JD and MBA from American University and a B.A. in Economics and Political Science from Syracuse University. About Viant Viant® (NASDAQ: DSP) is a leading advertising software company that enables marketers to plan, execute and measure omnichannel ad campaigns through a cloud-based platform. Viant’s self-service Demand Side Platform, Adelphic®, powers programmatic advertising across Connected TV, Linear TV, mobile, desktop, audio, gaming and digital out-of-home channels. In 2022, Viant was recognized as a Leader in the DSP category, earned Great Place to Work® certification and Co-Founders Tim and Chris Vanderhook were named EY Entrepreneurs of the Year. To learn more, please visit viantinc.com.

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SGG Media Launches Crowd Funding Round on StartEngine.com

SGG Media, StartEngine.com | September 02, 2022

SGG Media - A Division of Sports Gambling Guides, Inc., the up-and-coming sports advertising agency, is continuing its plans to turn the advertising world on its head by opening up a $5 million round of private funding on leading US investment platform, StartEngine.com via the SGG Media portal: https://www.startengine.com/sports-gambling-guides Like so many things the company has done during its short but meteoric rise to prominence over the past few years, turning to one of America’s largest crowd funding sites to generate further investment in SGG Media is something of an industry first. It will give private investors the unique opportunity to buy into a sports gambling-related business from just $250 while helping SGG Media continue to grow. With StartEngine.com having already helped other start-up businesses raise $50 million in private funding, SGG Media is confident of launching their $5 million offering on the platform – with this amount further complimenting the $3.25 million the group has already funded in the past 15 months. The fact that SGG Media has ripped up the traditional funding playbook and made investment in the company possible for private individuals online should perhaps not come as a huge surprise to anyone in the sports marketing industry – after all, this is a young company that has always done things differently. Having recognized the cost-prohibitive and largely unquantifiable nature of conventional TV, print and radio advertising, SGG Media set out on a mission to disrupt the sports affiliate marketing space by instead harnessing the power of social media to reach a whole new audience of modern sports fans. From this simple but pioneering starting position, SGG Media has gone on to amass a vast network of over 1,300 “micro-sports influencers” – knowledgeable and engaged content creators who can deliver laser-focused messaging and promotions to a combined audience of 25 million avid sports fans. The group has since partnered with some of the largest companies in the sports betting and daily fantasy sports industries, with these organizations all recognizing the importance of connecting with a new breed of fan that’s consuming sports info via Twitter, Instagram, and other forms of social media. Troy Paul, Co-Founder and President of SGG Media, said: “We’re very excited to be taking investment in SGG Media online on the hugely successful crowdfunding platform, StartEngine.com. It’s perhaps the first opportunity for private investors to show support for a sports gambling-related company. Troy Paul, Co-Founder and President of SGG Media, said: “We’re very excited to be taking investment in SGG Media online on the hugely successful crowdfunding platform, StartEngine.com. It’s perhaps the first opportunity for private investors to show support for a sports gambling-related company. “To put it plainly, if you believe in the future of online sports gambling and the future of social media advertising, this is a great opportunity to get involved with our company from as little as $250. We strongly believe the crowdfunding round will prove to be another major success for SGG Media and will enable the group to continue its trailblazing work at the cross section of sports and social media.”

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