FACEBOOK REACHES DEAL WITH ADVERTISERS OVER BAD VIDEO METRICS

FACEBOOK | June 14, 2019

The social network has agreed to a class-wide settlement over erroneous audience measurements used in ad-buying decisions. Facebook is ready to settle with the advertisers that sued the social network over its video-metrics malfunction, which was in many ways the start of an era of mistrust surrounding the company. In federal court in California this week, Facebook agreed to a deal with a group of marketers that had claimed the metrics errors led them to buy ads on the site based on bad information. In 2016, Facebook disclosed to top advertising partners that it had mistakenly inflated the average time people spent watching videos, due to the way the social network was crunching the numbers. The discrepancy did not affect paid ads, only videos that brands and publishers had posted to their Facebook pages. The plaintiffs in the lawsuit argued that they were making decisions to invest in Facebook, based on the erroneous reports.

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In the US in 2015, 63% of display ads were bought programmatically; in the UK, the proportion was 70%. Growth is beginning to plateau at a high level in these countries, but in Germany and Switzerland, it has only just started. In Germany in 2015, approximately 25% of display ads were bought programmatically; however, only vague estimates exist for Switzerland. Nonetheless, it’s clear that an increasing number of Swiss digital campaigns are planned and implemented in this way – including our campaign for SBB.

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In the US in 2015, 63% of display ads were bought programmatically; in the UK, the proportion was 70%. Growth is beginning to plateau at a high level in these countries, but in Germany and Switzerland, it has only just started. In Germany in 2015, approximately 25% of display ads were bought programmatically; however, only vague estimates exist for Switzerland. Nonetheless, it’s clear that an increasing number of Swiss digital campaigns are planned and implemented in this way – including our campaign for SBB.

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Kohl’s Expands Advertising Opportunities with Kohl’s Media Network

Kohl’s | July 22, 2022

Kohl’s (NYSE: KSS) today announced the expansion of Kohl’s Media Network (KMN), the company’s in-house retail media agency, to further the company’s advertising opportunities and provide brands, vendors and partners an extensive portfolio of omnichannel media services. The retail media network harnesses Kohl’s omnichannel presence, knowledge of its customer base, and 60-year history in retail to connect brands with their intended audiences and provide valuable business insights that demonstrate measurable results. “Our goal through Kohl’s Media Network is to leverage our vast omnichannel consumer data and insights to create innovative retail media solutions for our partners that connect them directly with personalized audiences,” said Christie Raymond, Kohl’s interim chief marketing officer. “Our goal through Kohl’s Media Network is to leverage our vast omnichannel consumer data and insights to create innovative retail media solutions for our partners that connect them directly with personalized audiences,” said Christie Raymond, Kohl’s interim chief marketing officer. “We look forward to continuing to grow our offerings with KMN to provide industry-leading services that drive business growth for Kohl’s, our partners and ultimately inspire discovery among our customers.” Kohl’s has spent more than six decades connecting with and learning about its customers and today, boasts a loyal and engaged customer base of more than 65 million. Kohl’s shoppers visit the website over 1.7 billion times annually and engage across email, the Kohl’s App and in the company’s more than 1,100 stores, offering extensive reach across channels. Kohl’s strong customer relationships create unparalleled opportunities for increased inspiration and discovery of relevant products through non-intrusive advertising while driving new revenue streams for the company. Kohl’s Media Network provides a platform for the company to leverage its data assets, loyalty program, media buys and sales channels into revenue and strong results for advertising partners. Reaching Loyal Shoppers Throughout Their Journey With nearly two billion site visits per year and millions of active, engaged customers and loyalty members, Kohl’s channels are strong advertising platforms with the data to serve relevant content to targeted custom audiences. Kohl’s has built deep relationships with its customers, and advertisers can work with Kohl’s Media Network to create awareness, influence, engagement, and ultimately drive conversion with the Kohl’s customer through the full digital media suite. KMN enables brands to share their own story and advertise on Kohl’s digital platforms and through off-site digital advertising. On-site channels include sponsored product ads, brand pages, email ads, and Kohl’s App push notifications. Off-site channels include paid social and influencer ads, off-site display ads, video, and streaming audio. Expanding KMN to Drive Growth Kohl’s Media Network continues to evolve through strategic partnerships that enable innovation, new capabilities and insights. To drive further results, KMN has continued to expand with new enhancements including cross-targeting, industry-leading omnichannel data integration and closed-loop reporting. The company continues to make progress and develop best-in-class product offerings that create more ways for advertisers to engage with their audiences. Kohl’s Media Network has already seen great success with key partners such as adidas, Bali, Carter’s and Levi’s, and expects continued growth in the coming years. To learn more about Kohl’s Media Network, visit Advertising.Kohls.com. About Kohl’s Kohl’s (NYSE: KSS) is a leading omnichannel retailer. With more than 1,100 stores in 49 states and the online convenience of Kohls.com and the Kohl's App, Kohl's offers amazing national and exclusive brands at incredible savings for families nationwide. Kohl’s is uniquely positioned to deliver against its strategy and its vision to be the most trusted retailer of choice for the active and casual lifestyle. Kohl’s is committed to progress in its diversity and inclusion pledges, and the company's environmental, social and corporate governance (ESG) stewardship. For a list of store locations or to shop online, visit Kohls.com. For more information about Kohl’s impact in the community or how to join our winning team, visit Corporate.Kohls.com or follow @KohlsNews on Twitter.

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Viamedia Promotes Madeline Kissel to Vice President of Affiliate Relations and Business Development

Viamedia | July 14, 2022

Viamedia, the leading fully-integrated independent cross-media local advertising company, today announced Madeline Kissel has been promoted to vice president of affiliate relations and business development. In her new role, Kissel is responsible for managing the process of identifying, pitching, negotiating and executing sales representation agreements with linear, digital and managed services partners within the cable and digital ad sales industries. “Madeline impressed us as soon as she started working at Viamedia and has grown into a trusted leader, insightful manager, and proven sales and business executive. Her skill and experience are perfectly suited to lead Viamedia’s expanding network of affiliate partnerships,” said David Solomon, CEO of Viamedia. “Madeline impressed us as soon as she started working at Viamedia and has grown into a trusted leader, insightful manager, and proven sales and business executive. Her skill and experience are perfectly suited to lead Viamedia’s expanding network of affiliate partnerships,” said David Solomon, CEO of Viamedia. “There is no doubt she will bring value and innovation to even more distributors in this expanded role that recognizes her many successes.” Kissel joined Viamedia in 2012 as a marketing and research intern, where she contributed to the company’s marketing team, focusing on sales support, internal communication, promotions, and event planning. In 2018, she moved into Business Development division and oversaw Viamedia’s partnerships with multichannel video programming distributors, managing over 60 sales partnerships across over 70 cities. Kissel will continue to collaborate with every Viamedia department to analyze new partnerships and provide world-class support to current affiliate partners. Kissel is based in Viamedia’s Lexington, Kentucky operational headquarters and reports directly to the company’s President and CEO, David Solomon. Kissel was named to Cablefax’s “Overachievers Under 30” in 2015 and has a BA in Integrated Strategic Communications from the University of Kentucky. About Viamedia Viamedia places over 1MM ads a day in more than 130 zones in 28 states across 60+ markets nationwide, aggregating all forms of TV audiences and providing a single point of sale to more than 6,000 local, regional, and national advertisers. It provides a comprehensive portfolio of audience and impression-based local video cross-media advertising solutions that bridge the gap between linear TV and digital programmatic advertising. Viamedia’s patented, cloud based QTTTM platform utilizes a proprietary technology stack and is designed to enable ad campaigns to be more efficient and easier to execute, by utilizing rich data to deliver targeted, dynamic ads to consumers via linear television. Viamedia also offers a complimentary suite of impression-based digital products for streaming, mobile, display, email, search, social and more. Headquartered in Lexington, Kentucky, the company’s success is built on its people, processes and proprietary software.

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Teads Evolves Into Omnichannel With The Expansion Of Connected TV Media In The U.S.

Teads | September 26, 2022

Teads, the global end-to-end platform, today announces the next step in its evolution, adding connected TV to its suite of media to expand audience reach and better deliver business outcomes for brands. Known for its inRead video and display formats, Teads’ addition of CTV gives advertisers and their agencies the ability to seamlessly buy a new array of high-attention, quality media to deliver and quantify better business outcomes. After running a successful one year beta program, Teads is adding CTV as the latest channel in Teads’ mission to future proof partner success by enabling quality at scale and building an optimal ad experience for brands and consumers. With new access to high quality environments across every screen, Teads’ CTV expansion aligns closely with the platform’s legacy of creating ad experiences that are high-value for brands and publishers while respecting the end consumer. Unique to Teads’ new CTV offering, brands will have access to creative optimization, driving action with the use of interactivity, omnichannel frequency capping and remarketing, as well as omnichannel attention measurement. The CTV offering mirrors Teads’ current solutions, guaranteeing a curated marketplace of premium content for brands to advertise within, and ensuring immersive ad experiences that are relevant for consumers. By adding TV inventory to the mix, brands are now able to buy across TV, mobile and desktop through the Teads platform, fully leveraging access to nearly 2 billion monthly unique users. Teads tapped into their existing premium publisher relationships, like Scripps, to unlock access to cross-screen audiences for brands. Tom Sly, vice president of programmatic revenue for The E.W. Scripps Company said: “We have found great value in our collaboration with Teads on its expanded omnichannel offering to provide advertisers with unique reach for Scripps’ premium CTV audiences. Our Teads CTV relationship has resulted in impressive revenue growth, and we’re enthused about what the future of this partnership offers.” This access to premium, brand safe media allows brands to reach consumers throughout the customer journey at different moments of the day for more contextualized targeting, as well as strengthening advertisers’ capabilities at the top of the marketing funnel through the Teads platform. Teads is initially launching its CTV solution in the US with additional territories to begin rolling out later this year. Mediahub US CEO, Sean Corcoran said: “We’re thrilled to partner with Teads on an expanded cross-screen campaign that leverages the importance and value of CTV. We saw positive results in a recent campaign leveraging Teads’ new omnichannel offering yielding high attention and a favorable lift in viewership for a leading entertainment client.” During its beta run, Teads successfully partnered with brands across every major category and saw positive outcomes across the funnel, from garnering high attention to brand awareness, purchase intent and tune-in conversion. Mediahub US CEO, Sean Corcoran said: “We’re thrilled to partner with Teads on an expanded cross-screen campaign that leverages the importance and value of CTV. We saw positive results in a recent campaign leveraging Teads’ new omnichannel offering yielding high attention and a favorable lift in viewership for a leading entertainment client.” Teads’ CTV offering debuts on the heels of its recently launched Teads Attention Program, which advances omnichannel attention measurement for brands, and also complements Teads Studio, its creative arm to help brands resonate with ideal audiences. Teads Studio’s team of designers and creative strategists are able to enhance and reimagine existing assets in order to drive better outcomes across all of Teads’ high-attention, premium inventory – now across digital and TV. Jeremy Arditi, co-CEO, Teads, said: “For Teads, CTV was a natural extension of our media suite as we look to innovate and continue to offer new advertising solutions for our clients that are focused on quality, immersive experiences that drive attention, and ultimately business outcomes. We are really excited to work with a new host of publisher partners and connect them with our outstanding, existing base of advertisers and their agencies.”

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