ExchangeWire | June 29, 2023
Adform, the global programmatic platform, today announces the results of a PwC-tested campaign that increased unique impressions by 275% in Safari and Firefox (versus Chrome and other browsers where third-party cookies still play a key role), demonstrating great potential for Utiq’s identity solution.
Utiq, the new European privacy-led digital Authentic Consent Service, was tested along with an independent advertising agency pilot, and achieved stronger addressability and frequency capping in a fraud-free environment via Adform’s DSP and ID Fusion.
The campaign which ran in Germany is evidence that the partnership between Utiq and Adform will positively impact campaign performance. The results are:
25% improved frequency compared to other first-party ID solutions
3.75x increase in unique impressions in Safari and Firefox compared to browsers including third-party cookies (eg. Chrome)
100% of traffic was found to be fraud-free
Having launched on 1st June, Utiq is a joint venture between four of Europe’s largest telecom operators; Deutsche Telekom, Orange, Telefonica, and Vodafone, to provide a digital advertising platform as an alternative to third-party cookies. Adform’s ID Fusion, the award-winning agnostic first-party ID solution that began in March 2020, is the exclusive Utiq DSP partner at launch.
The report from PwC follows a longstanding relationship with Adform to validate and analyse real-world performance in line with the company's ethos of leading with transparency. PwC has previously validated the ID Fusion product and reviewed Adform FLOW, demonstrating Adform’s commitment to transparency and efficiency in the advertising supply chain.
Jochen Schlosser, chief technology officer, Adform, comments: “As the exclusive DSP to Utiq at launch, we’re delighted to see the success of the first campaign results. We’ve been on board with Utiq’s vision from the start which aligns with our vision for a scaled ID solution to lift programmatic into the cookieless world. Our joint work with PwC suggests that Utiq and ID Fusion have a very promising future in the post-cookie world. Adform is proud to be a part of it.”
William Harmer, chief product officer, Utiq, adds: “We’re a European company that brings scale to the industry thanks to our telco partners, something which has traditionally been very difficult. It’s important to us that we focus on connectivity, security and privacy as a priority so we can build a solution that addresses the challenges of the future of advertising. These results are just the start of what we can expect, to make advertising better for everyone.”
Sam Tomlinson, UK media & entertainment leader, PwC UK, says: “While this is an early stage pilot, the results of the testing so far have suggested that the Utiq ID is powerful in identifying and accurately targeting audiences in a world without third-party cookies. The results of our testing have also shown that these audiences are fraud-free. This combination will be particularly valuable after the deprecation of third-party cookies in Chrome and other browsers.”
Oliver Dragic, executive manager, at pilot comments: “It's not long before third-party cookies are removed from Chrome. Using Adform´s DSP and ID Fusion with Utiq, we've now tested a new innovative approach to this cookie-free era - and the results speak for themselves. We are impressed with what we have achieved so far and look forward to continuing our partnership to achieve even better results.”
Adform is the only global, independent and fully integrated advertising platform built for modern marketing. Its unique enterprise technology – Adform FLOW – harnesses superior user experience and a scalable, modular and open architecture, to enable seamless management of the whole campaign lifecycle. It provides clients with enhanced control and transparency across their advertising operations, including ownership of all data from their campaigns. Since 2002, Adform has developed technology to enhance human/machine collaboration and deliver augmented intelligence, thereby amplifying business results for its clients around the world.
Business Wire | July 28, 2023
LG Ad Solutions, a global leader in connected TV and cross-screen advertising, today released the findings of a new study that found that 84% of Canadian viewers like enhanced ads, and more than half (52%) will engage with them. Enhanced ads are Connected TV ads that include dynamic QR codes, change messaging based on time of day, are location specific or use weather to trigger relevant creative.
The majority of Canadian consumers (69%) are likely to engage with enhanced ads that show real-time sports scores or a countdown to games/events and team match-ups. In fact, enhanced ads with sports-related dynamic content are the most likely to improve brand favorability and purchase intent, with one in three viewers reporting a positive impact.
LG Ad Solutions surveyed more than 650 Canadian consumers who owned a connected TV in February 2023 to understand the value of enhanced ads and viewer preferences and attitudes towards them. The study, titled “Enhanced Ads: The Actionable Format,” also found:
One in two viewers are likely to engage with weather-triggered enhanced ads, and 69% like the idea of ads that factor in weather.
More than three-quarters (78%) of viewers like the idea of ads that provide closest store locations. Further, one in three viewers is likely to be favorable towards local extension enhanced ads.
Enhanced ads with QR codes had the lowest level of engagement at 43%, noting that QR codes lacking a clear call-to-action suffer in engagement. However, when done effectively, one in three viewers are likely to be favorable towards QR-enhanced ads and one in three are likely to purchase brands that use QR-enhanced ads.
Interactive ads are popular with viewers, as 62% prefer interactive ads to static or regular video ads. Contextual ads were also popular with viewers, as 77% liked ads that take into consideration the context in which the ad is being viewed.
"The results of this study reinforce the desire among consumers to have a more personalized advertising experience, receiving information that is timely and relevant to them,” said Jason Randall, Country Manager, Vice President of Sales, Canada, LG Ad Solutions. “Unlike traditional television, Connected TV provides brands a way to give viewers the experience they’re looking for and help drive better brand engagement through more interactive and compelling advertising content.”
For more information on LG Ad Solutions and to download the full study, please visit https://lgads.tv/resource/canada-enhanced-ads-study/
About LG Ad Solutions
LG Ad Solutions is a global leader in connected TV and cross-screen advertising, helping brands find hard-to-get unduplicated reach at optimal frequency across the fragmented streaming TV landscape. We bring together LG’s years of experience in delivering world-class smart TVs to consumers worldwide with big TV audience data and Video AI designed to connect brands with audiences across all screens.
Acast | July 27, 2023
Veritonic, the industry’s comprehensive audio analytics and research platform, partnered with Acast, the world’s largest independent podcast company, to bring new data to market around the commonalities - and divergence - of audio creative on podcast ads served programmatically. In addition to identifying these global overlaps and points of difference, the goal of the research was also to help media buyers identify strong tactics and best practices in programmatic podcast advertising across three key media markets: the US, Australia and New Zealand, and EMEA.
Together, the companies sourced and analyzed podcast ads transacted programmatically with Acast and spanning various industry verticals including: automotive, tourism, retail, healthcare, entertainment, and more. They then identified the common threads and differences in the creative executions by region by examining themes like ad length, number of voiceovers, gender of voiceover, use of sound effects, call to action placements, and more.
“As an industry there is still a lot of myth-busting to do around programmatic ad buying. At Acast, we firmly believe that programmatic advertising should not be a rigid experience for the media buyer, podcast host, and certainly not the listener,” said Elli Dimitroulakos, Global Head of Ad Innovation at Acast. “Podcast advertising is effective because it’s a seamless part of the listening experience and that shouldn’t change based on how a transaction occurs. Programmatic ads can – and should – have creative elements that enhance the listener experience and brand relationship.”
According to the research, across all markets the majority of ads were a minimum of 30 seconds in length. This was most predominant in the US and EMEA regions which resulted in 80% and 73% of the examined ads, respectively. The Australia and New Zealand market trailed slightly behind with 56% of programmatic ads running at least 30 seconds long. The remaining 44% in the market were 15 seconds in length.
All three markets also reflected similarities in the use of single voices for the voiceover content. The US led the way with 86% of programmatic ads in the study using a single voice for the voiceover. EMEA and Australia and New Zealand were most similar with 66% and 68% of programmatic ads using a single voice for the voiceover, respectively.
However, when it came to gender detection in voiceover content, dissimilarities across the markets presented themselves. In the US, half of ads analyzed featured a female voiceover, 47% of ads featured a male voiceover, and the remaining 3% featuring both male and female voiceovers. Looking at ads that ran in Australia and New Zealand, 53% of the creatives featured a female voice over, but just 27% a male voice, and 20% contained both a female and a male voiceover.
In near equal numbers, the three regions all used sound effects in slightly less than the majority of programmatic ads, indicating that this may be a newly emerging trend in the space. According to the study, sound effects including birds chirping, phones ringing, engines revving, and more were used in 40% of programmatic ads from the US, 38% from Australia and New Zealand, and 33% in EMEA.
“Hope is not a strategy; it’s no longer enough for a brand to create an audio asset and simply hope it’ll move the needle,” said Scott Simonelli, CEO of Veritonic. “Having confidence that your marketing efforts and investments will pay off is crucial, especially in today’s economy. With audio reaching more than 214M adults in the U.S. monthly and having a 36% higher impact on memory than video, marketers need to be leveraging creative testing solutions like the Veritonic platform to ensure they are putting their best audio creative forward, regardless of how the ad itself is purchased or served.”
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World-renowned brands, agencies, publishers, and platforms rely on Veritonic’s comprehensive audio research and analytics platform to research, test, and measure the ROI of their audio assets and campaigns pre-market, in-market, and post-campaign. The resulting insight enables clients to gain confidence in their audio investment, mitigate risk through optimization, and increase their return as they engage consumers with compelling audio experiences. For more information, visit https://www.veritonic.com.
Since 2014, Acast has been creating the world’s most valuable podcast marketplace, building the technology which connects podcast creators, advertisers and listeners. Its marketplace spans 92,000 podcasts, 2,300 advertisers and 430 million monthly listens. Crucially, those listens are monetized wherever they happen — across any podcasting app or other listening platform. The company operates worldwide and is headquartered in Stockholm, Sweden. Acast is listed on Nasdaq First North Premier Growth Market (ACAST.ST).