MOBILE ADVERTISING, AD NETWORKS, ADVERTISER CAMPAIGN MANAGEMENT
FreeWheel | January 04, 2023
Ad-tech company Blockboard has announced a partnership with Comcast-owned FreeWheel, a global technology platform for television advertising. As a result of the collaboration, FreeWheel's premium CTV (connected TV) inventory will be made available to all of Blockboard's advertising clients. The collaboration is expected to open up unprecedented opportunities for advertisers, allowing them to access the most sought-after CTV inventory on FreeWheel’s platform.
“The partnership comes as interest and spending in the CTV ad sector are projected to grow significantly, with the IAB forecasting YOY growth of 14.4% in 2023.”
CTV has become more appealing to brands and marketers who want to reach a large number of viewers in a cost-effective way because they can target specific audiences.
Through the integration with FreeWheel, Blockboard has gained access to the most optimized supply path for high-quality CTV inventory, providing more premium advertising opportunities for its demand-side clients. Blockboard, an independent programmatic demand-side platform (DSP) for over-the-top (OTT) and connected television (CTV), and FreeWheel, Comcast's leading video monetization technology platform, have announced that they will work together.
The partnership aims to connect buyers and sellers across the TV ecosystem, simplifying and enhancing the overall ad-buying experience. With the partnership, advertisers are now able to access a larger inventory of high-quality CTV advertising opportunities, allowing them to target their desired audience with ease.
FreeWheel is a technology platform for television advertising that aims to provide solutions for all segments of the TV industry. The company offers technology, data enablement, and convergent marketplaces to facilitate transactions between buyers and sellers across all screens, data types, and sales channels. FreeWheel is based in multiple locations worldwide, including New York, San Francisco, Chicago, London, Paris, and Beijing. As a Comcast company, FreeWheel also advocates for the premium video industry through the FreeWheel Council.
AD TECH AND MARTECH
ExchangeWire | March 23, 2023
Equativ, the leading independent ad tech platform, and Seedtag, the leader in contextual advertising, announce today (March 21st, 2023) the extension of their global strategic partnership into Equativ’s curation offering. Seedtag has selected Equativ’s curation platform to enrich its contextual targeting solution with the power of Equativ’s targeting capabilities and premium ecosystem. The common goal of this partnership is to empower buyers to engage with relevant audiences across brand-suitable premium content with full respect to their data privacy.
Building on Equativ’s curation offering, advertisers will benefit from Seedtag’s contextual AI solution LIZ© that leverages the power of machine learning to provide a human-like understanding of content to deliver precise targeting in a cookieless environment. This is an important advantage as third-party cookies and identifiers are set to disappear. Through this integration into Equativ’s curation platform, Seedtag will be able to create a 100% cookieless contextual marketplace enabling advertisers to drive campaign performance and brand recognition through brand-suitable ad placement across high-quality cross-publisher inventory. This partnership also allows buyers to run private marketplace (PMP), programmatic guaranteed (PG), and direct deals via Equativ with access to Seedtag’s exclusive inventory to deliver ads in the right place.
In addition, Seedtag is renewing its existing partnership with Equativ as its primary SSP after a successful four-year collaboration spanning several European markets specifically in Spain which saw a more than 100% revenue increase in Q1 2022 compared to Q1 2021.
Ingrid Couasnon, EVP EMEA at Equativ, comments: “We are pleased to extend our global strategic partnership with Seedtag. The integration of their unique contextual AI capabilities into our curation platform will support the creation of closer relationships between buyers and sellers. In the face of the end of third-party cookies, it is critical that we offer privacy-first, transparent, and effective solutions to media buyers everywhere."
Grego Martínez, VP of product at Seedtag, states: "Over the past few months, we have been working on developing a tool that would allow us to connect our contextual capabilities with Equativ's curation platform. As a result, we have established a solid partnership and have made our contextual signals, created by Seedtag's contextual AI LIZ©, available in a 100% cookieless contextual marketplace. We are excited about this partnership and will continue to work to deliver a scalable, efficient, and privacy-first solution that enables advertisers and publishers to expand their business"
Equativ is the new single name for Smart Adserver, DynAdmic, and LiquidM — three proven innovators in advertising technology. The vertically integrated company provides brand and privacy-safe solutions that empower its clients to achieve maximum impact while respecting the rights of consumers. The union combines client expertise and engineering excellence to serve the interests of both the supply-side and demand-side with equal professionalism and technical sophistication. Headquartered in Paris and New York, Equativ operates globally. Equativ offers the market its own independent ad server, SSP, buyer tools, and media services to fulfill the promise of advertising technology.
MOBILE ADVERTISING, AD NETWORKS
Gamut | January 06, 2023
Gamut and Waymark have announced a partnership to expand next-generation local advertising services on a national scale. Gamut offers advertisers brand-safe access to premium connected TV (CTV) video ad inventory, while Waymark is an artificial intelligence start-up that automates video production. By combining Gamut's access to high-quality CTV video ad inventory with Waymark's AI-powered capabilities, this partnership will provide a cost-effective way for brands to produce and deliver engaging video ads tailored to their target audience.
The two companies aim to remove barriers to local advertising through their combination of local CTV inventory and creative AI, which makes professional video ads easy, fast, and affordable to produce. With Gamut and Waymark's partnership, local businesses will now be able to quickly and affordably produce and distribute professional-quality video ads across a wide range of CTV platforms.
“Together, Gamut and Waymark give content providers and advertisers everything they need to accomplish their mutual goals. Gamut has access to the inventory - and then taps into Waymark to offer that additional layer of video production at scale for local and regional ad partners with our AI-powered creative tools.”
Alex Persky-Stern, CEO of Waymark
The partnership aims to bring advanced, comprehensive support to local advertisers and meet the increasing demand for localized advertising in the TV industry, particularly in CTV. It will offer prospective small and medium-sized business advertisers the ability to buy local CTV ads, quickly produce creative ad messages, and measure impact in one place. Gamut and Waymark are hoping that their partnership will make local advertising easier and more affordable for businesses of all sizes, allowing them to reach a larger audience with their message.
Gamut, a multi-award-winning leader in local CTV, assists brands in connecting with interested streaming audiences. By utilizing its direct access to premium, brand-safe OTT inventory and cutting-edge advertising tools, marketers can use highly engaging and tailored ads to reach targeted local audiences on a national level. Gamut is dedicated to providing the highest level of service and expertise to ensure the best results for its clients and partners. Gamut has more than 20 years of experience in digital media. Gamut partners with CoxReps, an industry leader and sister company, to offer advertisers a comprehensive strategy for interacting with target markets.