Ad Networks, Ad Tech and Martech
Business Wire | July 26, 2023
LoopMe, a leading technology company that uses artificial intelligence (AI) to improve brand advertising performance, today announced that it has joined Ad Net Zero, the climate action programme to help advertising tackle the climate emergency by decarbonizing ad operations and accurately promote sustainable products and services. LoopMe will be a “Supporter” alongside a diverse range of companies, including tech giants such as Amazon, Google and Meta; agencies such as dentsu, Publicis Groupe, and Omnicom Group; adtech companies like PubMatic; and industry associations, such as ANA and IAB; and more.
“We are delighted to have LoopMe amongst our supporters, especially given their recent stated contributions to advertising sustainability, both within their own business operations by achieving carbon neutrality and by enabling more sustainable practices industry-wide with their marketplace that reduces carbon emissions for partners,” said John Osborn, Ad Net Zero US Director. “LoopMe embodies the Ad Net Zero mission of modeling and empowering advertising sustainability practices through decarbonisation.”
By joining Ad Net Zero, LoopMe is committing to following the group’s five-step plan:
Reduce emissions from advertising business operations
Reduce emissions from advertising production
Reduce emissions from media planning and buying
Reduce advertising emissions through awards and from events
Harness advertising’s power to support behavior change
“We have worked arduously to prioritize sustainability as a tenet of our business and to offer more sustainable technology options to our advertising industry partners,” said Stephen Upstone, CEO and founder of LoopMe. “We are thrilled to have achieved significant momentum with our advertising sustainability initiatives, and are looking forward to leveraging Ad Net Zero’s guidance to further elevate our impact as an evangelist for doing right by our planet.”
LoopMe’s dedication to Ad Net Zero comes on the heels of another sustainability milestone announced in May 2023 in which the company achieved carbon neutrality seven years ahead of schedule. This was accomplished through a combination of internal carbon footprint reduction efforts, such as maximizing cloud efficiencies through migration of data centers to renewable-powered sites, including Google Cloud; reducing electricity consumption; establishing environmentally-geared HR policies; and investing in high-quality carbon removal projects.
LoopMe also recently launched its sustainable Intelligent Marketplace, delivering a fully certified, green-by-design supply path for its global partners. The sustainable marketplace personalizes demand-side traffic shaping, thereby dynamically filtering out 98% of supply that won’t receive a bid. This creates a 40x increase in DSP buying efficiency and dramatically reduces carbon emissions for partners.
As the business community prepares for the rollout of global business sustainability disclosure standards in 2024, LoopMe will continue to enable the advertising ecosystem to meet objectives through a sustainable lens with additional sustainability initiatives to be announced throughout 2023. For more information, please visit https://loopme.com/sustainability/.
LoopMe is a technology company that uses artificial intelligence (AI) to improve brand advertising performance and outcomes. LoopMe was the first to apply AI to brand advertising and its Intelligent Marketplace, finding solutions to industry challenges that haven’t previously been solved. With consumer insights and AI at its core, LoopMe makes brand advertising better, outperforming industry benchmarks for leading global brands. Our vision is to change advertising for the better, by building technology that will redefine brand advertising. LoopMe was founded in 2012 and is headquartered in London with global offices across New York, Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Denver, Detroit, Dnipro, Hong Kong, Kansas City, Krakow, Los Angeles, Nashville, Manchester, Miami, Minneapolis, San Francisco, Singapore, Sydney, Tokyo, and Toronto. For more information, please visit www.loopme.com.
About Ad Net Zero
Ad Net Zero is a climate action programme to help the advertising industry tackle the climate emergency by decarbonizing ad operations and supporting every industry to accurately promote sustainable products and services. Originally founded by the UK Advertising Association in partnership with the IPA and ISBA, Ad Net Zero launched its 5-point action plan in the UK in November 2020 and has since gained over 100 UK supporters. The action plan aims to achieve net zero emissions in ad development, production, and media placement, as well as use advertising’s positive influence to help shift consumers towards more sustainable behavior. Its first non-UK territory launched in Ireland in June 2022, followed by a global roll-out at Cannes LIONS 2022. In February 2023, Ad Net Zero launched in the US, supported by the 4A’s, ANA and IAB, where it now counts over 70 supporters. Ad Net Zero has widespread backing from across the industry and proudly counts support from the world’s six biggest agency holding groups, media owners, tech companies, advertisers, and independent creative and production agencies. For more information, please visit www.adnetzero.com.
Ad Tech and Martech
PR Newswire | September 21, 2023
Publica, a leading Connected TV (CTV) ad server owned by Integral Ad Science (IAS), today formally announced their renewed global partnership with Samsung Ads, powered by proprietary ACR data, a leading provider of advanced TV advertising solutions to some of the world's biggest brands. This collaboration enables Samsung Ads to enhance its streamed content with a traditional TV-like viewing experience, while maximizing CTV advertising revenue via the introduction of a programmatic unified auction for the premium ad slots within their streamed ad breaks.
CTV advertising is escalating rapidly and poised to grow in 2023 to $25.9 billion, according to GroupM's mid-year forecast.
Advertisers have programmatic access to Samsung Ads Connected TV (CTV) inventory on Samsung's free ad-supported streaming service, Samsung TV Plus.
As a demand agnostic CTV Ad Server, Publica helps global publishers and TV manufacturers deliver a seamless ad experience via the introduction of Server-Side Ad Insertion (SSAI), while also helping publishers maximize revenue by running a unified-auction between multiple SSPs and ad exchanges.
Through this relationship with Publica, Samsung Ads is providing advertisers with enhanced buying techniques similar to those of linear TV. This includes competitive separation, frequency management and the ability to purchase the first slot within ad pods – much like standard TV commercial breaks.
Key Publica technology products that Samsung Ads has implemented include:
Advanced Ad Serving — Samsung Ads has the ability to deliver advanced CTV ad breaks with the granular controls required by advertisers to target, and with the ability to optimize each slot by revenue per second within the pod.
Advanced Ad Pod Decisioning — Gives Samsung Ads the ability to guarantee an advertiser first pod placement, and own a pod by brand category, helping with competitive separation and buy side frequency management.
Unified Auction — Enables Samsung Ads to run a controlled, unified auction of all demand sources to extract the highest yielding ad per slot in each streaming ad pod. Samsung Ads is also using the Publica 'Live Logs' feature to enable real time transparency into each of the programmatic auctions within which the company's inventory is cleared; this permits Samsung Ads to optimize yield and data strategies in real time to ensure they do not lose demand to supply path optimization (SPO).
Publica by IAS has been instrumental recently in helping the IAB Tech Lab to build out the new protocols that bring increased security and targeting to streaming ad breaks via the introduction ofOpenRTB 2.6, and alsoads.cert 2.0 that secures the practice of SSAI. In implementing Publica CTV ad decisioning technology, Samsung Ads can ensure its CTV inventory is being targeted and served in the most secure way possible, providing its advertisers with the controls and transparency they require.
"We're excited to renew our partnership with Samsung Ads and provide them with the ad decisioning technology to grow their global advertising revenues and empower Samsung Ads with the ad serving capabilities to improve their streamers' viewing experiences on CTV," said Sean Galligan, CRO, Publica by IAS.
"As consumer viewing behaviors continue to rapidly evolve and shift towards streaming, it's critical that our ad serving technology is equally evolved and sophisticated," said Craig Chinn, Vice President, Programmatic, Samsung Ads. "By expanding our successful partnership with Publica, we ensure a high-quality experience for viewers while also delivering advertisers the control and transparency needed to effectively reach CTV audiences."
About Samsung Ads
Samsung Ads is Samsung Electronics' advertising ecosystem, spanning hundreds of millions of smart devices across TV, mobile, desktop, and beyond. Our deep understanding of consumers and unmatched position at the intersection of hardware, software and advertising delivers quantifiable results for brands on a massive scale.
With the largest single source of TV data in the market, reaching 3 in 4 U.S. households, Samsung Ads unlocks unmatched opportunities to engage consumers during connected moments that matter. Today, Samsung Ads serves over 25 countries around the globe.
About Integral Ad Science
Integral Ad Science (IAS) is a leading global media measurement and optimization platform that delivers the industry's most actionable data to drive superior results for the world's largest advertisers, publishers, and media platforms. IAS's software provides comprehensive and enriched data that ensures ads are seen by real people in safe and suitable environments, while improving return on ad spend for advertisers and yield for publishers. Publica by IAS is a leading Connected TV (CTV) ad platform that works with many of the world's biggest broadcasters, TV manufacturers, and OTT apps, providing solutions to maximize their revenue across their CTV inventory. For more information on Publica by IAS, visit getpublica.com
Ad Networks, Ad Tech and Martech
Business Wire | July 24, 2023
Scibids, the global leader in artificial intelligence (AI) for customizable bidding solutions, announces an expansion to its long-standing partnership with Google Display & Video 360 (DV360) as the first Custom Bidding partner. Custom Bidding, a groundbreaking product in Display & Video 360, empowers advertisers to customize the bidding algorithm so that it aligns more closely with the desired business outcome. This solution provides customers with more precise control over ad decisioning and price valuation of each impression opportunity. Custom Bidding has evolved into a pivotal feature that showcases Display & Video 360's resolute commitment to openness and customization for its power users.
With this first-of-its-kind partnership, advertisers and their agencies will gain streamlined access to Scibids’ customizable AI for their bidding strategies when utilizing Display & Video 360 Custom Bidding. Scibids AI is specialized in full-funnel campaign optimization, ranging from upper funnel CTV interactions to lower funnel direct response display ads and everything in between. Custom Bidding can deliver increased return on ad spend (ROAS) for both direct response marketers selling online and consumers that care about offline sales such as consumer packaged goods (CPGs). The integration also streamlines operations by making terms and conditions for advertisers directly acceptable in Display & Video 360, along with in-platform billing and clearing.
The Custom Bidding functionality enables advertisers to create algorithms tailored to their specific campaign goals, resulting in an AI-powered informed bidding model that aligns with their unique business outcomes. Through the seamless collaboration between Scibids and Display & Video 360, advertisers and their agencies can now leverage this bidding strategy customization to achieve unparalleled success with efficiencies at scale.
"For over seven years, Scibids has been dedicated to providing cutting-edge AI solutions that enhance outcomes for advertisers, and we’re pleased to work with a powerhouse partner like Google Display & Video 360 that embraces development on their open infrastructure," said Remi Lemonnier, Co-founder & CEO at Scibids. "As their first fully integrated Custom Bidding partner, we are committed to working together to revolutionize advertising strategies through AI and enable our shared customers to achieve their campaign objectives effectively."
Lemonnier added, "With Custom Bidding, advertisers can unlock the full potential of their campaigns and achieve exceptional results by tailoring their bidding strategies to their unique needs and data assets. While we have been delivering the benefits of AI-powered Custom Bidding to Display & Video 360 users for some time, we’re thrilled to have worked with Google and become their first fully integrated Custom Bidding partner. "
Scibids is the global leader in AI-powered digital advertising decisioning. Founded in Paris in 2016, our mission is to grow and scale the performance of digital marketing by helping brands achieve desired business outcomes through privacy-respecting practices. Scibids AI is designed for advertisers, agencies, and all media buyers who want to improve the effectiveness and scale of their advertising campaigns. Scibids’ customizable AI auto-generates algorithms that fuel performance without relying on user tracking or profiling. Our AI is enabled within leading Demand Side Platforms (DSPs), unifies the ad stack by making planning and measurement data actionable within programmatic buys, and delivers measurable ROI for a long-lasting competitive advantage. Thousands of brands and their media agencies worldwide embrace Scibids AI for the unparalleled performance, customization and automation it provides. Learn more at www.scibids.com and download "AI, Privacy and the Future of Digital Marketing," a marketer's guide to growth in the post-cookie digital ecosystem.