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Facebook’s entry into VR advertising isn’t going too well

techcrunch | June 22, 2021

Facebook’s efforts to bring advertising to the Oculus virtual reality platform it has spent billions of dollars building out doesn’t seem to be off to a great start.

The company announced last week that they were planning to roll out their first in-game ads inside the title “Blaston” from the prolific VR game developer Resolution Games, and just days later the game studio has shared that after hearing an earful from users they’ve decided to abandon the ad rollout.

“After listening to player feedback, we realize that Blaston isn’t the best fit for this type of advertising test,” a tweet from the Blaston account read. “Therefore, we no longer plan to implement the test. We look forward to seeing you in the arena and hope you try the Crackdown Update that went live today!”

This potential ad rollout had been particularly noteworthy because the ads were being tested inside a title from a third-party developer. Facebook has purchased a handful of VR studios in recent months and owns a number of the most popular Quest titles inside its marketplace, so the opportunity to roll out advertising with a third-party partner gave Facebook a chance to frame the advertising rollout as a way for other developers to open up their monetization channels, rather than for Facebook to do so.

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Havas Media Group Acquires Google Partner Social Laboratory

Havas Media Group, Social Laboratory | April 07, 2022

On Wednesday, New York-based Havas Media Group announced its latest acquisition of Search Laboratory. In this deal, the digital agency and google Marketing Platform Partner Search Laboratory will be integrated into HMG while retaining its 150 staff and management members. Search Laboratory will be accommodated in Havas Media, Havas Leisure and Havas Market. Search Laboratory has offices in London, Leeds and New York, which benefits HMG to expand its operations and expertise further. The services offered by Search Laboratory encompass digital advertising strategy and web optimization. It is a Google advertising platform gross sales partner, one of only a few in the United Kingdom. As a Google Partner, the organization provides implementation, training, and support for Google's suite of tools. Google Analytics 360, Search Ads 360, Show & Video 360, and Optimise 360 are all included. Additionally, its 150-strong workforce has worked on ads for UiPath, Appian, and Burton Snowboards. Chris Attewell, the current chief government, and Ian Harris, the current government chairman, will continue to lead the staff. Attewell said, “We feel like we have found a natural new home with Havas Media Group. Our visions and ethos are very much aligned, and service offerings complement each other well. This is the next phase in our growth story, and we can’t wait to work together and open up mutual opportunities for our staff and clients alike.” While expressing his enthusiasm regarding this partnership, Attewell said,“We feel like we have found a natural new home with Havas Media Group. Our visions and ethos are very much aligned, and service offerings complement each other well. This is the next phase in our growth story, and we can’t wait to work together and open up mutual opportunities for our staff and clients alike.” Havas Media Group UK and Ireland CEO Patrick Affleck believes the acquisition would strengthen the company's digital and analytics offerings for clients. He stated,"We are thrilled that Search Laboratory will be joining Havas Media Group, further boosting our digital and data capabilities for our clients. They are market leaders in data driven digital and performance marketing, and as the industry prepares for a new, cookieless future, their advanced data and analytics services will enable our clients to better activate and extract strategic value from their first party data. With a highly experienced senior team and a diverse client base spanning several verticals, Search Laboratory represents an exciting growth opportunity for Havas Media Group in the UK and internationally." Whereas Yannick Bolloré, Chair & CEO of Havas, is optimistic about this deal and expects much-improved delivery of data-led media experience. He said,"The acquisition of Search Laboratory comes at a time where HMG is experiencing an impressive period of growth and momentum. Continuing to invest in HMG is part of a global transformation plan to deliver more data-led media experiences for both local and global clients. Search Laboratory's sophisticated expertise in data and analytics perfectly complements our own to create an enhanced offering." Havas recently, on 29th March, announced its acquisition of China-based digital marketing agency Front Networks and plans to integrate it into Havas Creative Network.

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Ogury Announces Unique Fraud Prevention Capabilities to Ensure Fraud Free In-App Ad Campaigns

Ogury | September 17, 2020

Ogury, the global leader in mobile advertising driven by user choice, announced today the addition of proprietary App Spoofing Prevention and a partnership with DoubleVerify - a leading software platform for digital media measurement, data and analytics - to strengthen its commitment to fight fraud in advertising. Available today to new and current advertisers, these enhancements add two layers of fraud prevention to ensure ads are delivered to real humans in the intended environment. The ad tech ecosystem has recognized issues with fraud, toxic data and unsavory content. According to a report from Juniper Research, invalid traffic and fraud schemes were estimated to siphon $42 billion from advertisers across the globe last year by misrepresenting impressions, clicks, conversion or data events to generate revenue. A particular vulnerability in the mobile in-app space is app spoofing, which is when a fake, low volume, or brand unsafe apps disguise themselves as a more premium app to garner higher CPMs.

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AcuityAds to Launch Company's New Highly Anticipated Advertising Automation Platform

AcuityAds | September 16, 2020

AcuityAds Holdings Inc. (TSX: AT) (OTCQX: ACUIF) ("AcuityAds" or "Company"), a technology leader that provides targeted digital media solutions enabling advertisers to connect intelligently with audiences across digital advertising campaigns, today provided an update on the launch date for the Company's new highly anticipated advertising automation platform. The invite-only digital event will be held at 11:00 AM ET / 8:00 AM PT on October 1, 2020. "We are proud to be presenting our new advertising automation platform, a disruptive development within the industry that will democratize programmatic advertising, making it accessible to all marketers," said Tal Hayek, Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer of AcuityAds. "With this new technology, we will bring the consumer journey to life by closing the gap between the way advertising is planned and the way it is executed." The new advertising automation platform has been in beta with six highly established brands including a Fortune 50 home renovation retailer, one of the largest U.S. insurance groups, and a large direct-to-consumer mattress company. The beta program enabled participants to test the new technology and its ability to dramatically simplify the campaign creation process while delivering unique journey-based insights and improved ROI on marketing investment.

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