Programmatic Advertising, Ad Tech and Martech
Magnite | July 06, 2023
Magnite (Nasdaq: MGNI), the world’s largest independent omni-channel sell side advertising company, has been chosen by Foxtel Media to enable programmatic advertising on BINGE’s ad-supported tier BINGE Basic. As the initial exclusive programmatic launch partner, Magnite will provide advertisers with access to BINGE Basic’s premium inventory across connected TV (CTV) and over-the-top (OTT) platforms.
Advertising on BINGE launched in March 2023 with the introduction of ads onto the existing BINGE Basic tier, meaning there was a scaled audience for advertisers from launch. Working with Magnite will allow Foxtel Media to build on this momentum and offer advertisers enhanced targeting capabilities along with programmatic efficiency, helping them to optimise their campaigns and maximise their return on investment.
As the streaming industry continues to evolve at an unprecedented pace, the need for effective audience targeting and improved engagement is vital. With streaming platforms gaining significant traction among viewers, this partnership provides a unique opportunity for advertisers to tap into BINGE’s premium audience and deliver tailored messaging, while prioritising the best experience for users.
"We are excited to be leading the way in the Australian streaming landscape by working with Magnite to unlock programmatic demand across BINGE’s Basic tier," said Chris Oxley, National Head of Digital Sales at Foxtel Group. "This collaboration allows us to further enhance our ad offerings and provide advertisers with access to BINGE’s premium audience at scale by providing advanced and effective targeting capabilities."
Juliette Stead, SVP Head of JAPAC at Magnite said, "We are thrilled to be working with Foxtel Media and be a part of this great new offering. By integrating our programmatic advertising capabilities with BINGE Basic tier, we are empowering advertisers to effectively reach their target audiences with greater efficiency. Together, we are shaping the future of programmatic advertising across the streaming landscape, and we look forward to delivering exceptional results for Foxtel Media and their valued advertisers."
We’re Magnite (NASDAQ: MGNI), the world’s largest independent sell-side advertising company. Publishers use our technology to monetise their content across all screens and formats including CTV, online video, display, and audio. The world’s leading agencies and brands trust our platform to access brand-safe, high-quality ad inventory and execute billions of advertising transactions each month. Anchored in bustling New York City, sunny Los Angeles, mile high Denver, historic London, colorful Singapore, and down under in Sydney, Magnite has offices across North America, EMEA, LATAM, and APAC.
Display Advertising, Ad Tech and Martech
PR Newswire | July 25, 2023
Simpli.fi, the Advertising Success Platform that provides programmatic advertising and workflow solutions to agencies, brands, and media companies, today announced ZTV, an addition to its comprehensive suite of CTV advertising solutions. ZTV is an advanced offering that delivers targeted CTV advertising at CPMs in the low teens, which is approximately half the $23 average CPM for CTV advertising, according to Guideline, owner of Standard Media Index. ZTV provides competitive pricing while delivering CTV advertising on high-quality inventory with precise audience targeting, granular reach, and frequency measurement at the household level.
With ZTV, advertisers are able to target campaigns using Simpli.fi's proprietary weighted ZIP code ranking system, based on U.S. Census demographic information and Automatic Content Recognition (ACR) TV viewing data, to identify and target the most relevant ZIP codes out of 41,000+ throughout the U.S. Campaign performance is improved by optimizing campaigns to the ZIP codes that index most highly to their desired audiences, based on demographic, viewing habits, conversion activity, and other factors.
With granular digital reporting and attribution capabilities, ZTV adds toSimpli.fi's robust CTV advertising solutions suite, including:
Household Addressable Targeting using both first-party data and custom audiences based on 3,000+ data variables.
Geo-fencing of locations visited by targeted audiences.
Behavioral Targeting leveragingSimpli.fi's unique unstructured search and contextual data, as well as third-party data segments.
Inventory targeting with Private Marketplaces (PMP) deals and allow lists.
Retargeting of audiences who have visited an advertiser's website or physical store.
ZTV brings significant benefits to multiple advertising use cases, including:
Local advertisers wanting to focus delivery of TV ads on the ZIP codes in their service areas at a lower CPM than typically required for cable zone targeting.
Performance advertisers looking to minimize CPA and/or maximizeROAS measures.
Multi-location businesses such as retail,QSR, franchises, and dealerships that operate in specific trade zones and/or zips. ZTV provides more granular targeting than DMA and Cable Zone buys, while also providing enhanced attribution and reporting insights.
National advertisers wanting to compensate for under-delivery of linear TV by targeting specific ZIP codes that have a relatively higher usage ofCTV streaming compared to linear TV viewing.
Media companies offering audience extension services that bundleSimpli.fi's CTV solutions with their owned and operated linear and CTV solutions.
"As the industry prepares for a cookieless future and more consumers continue to cut the cord, this capability will help advertisers reach their target audience while adding CTV into their media mix with a future-proof solution," saidPaul Harrison, co-founder and CTO of Simpli.fi. "We're excited to offer this CTV targeting application to further campaign success for our clients and bring the added benefits of digital to TV advertisers."
This offering is a strong addition to Simpli.fi's Advertising Success Platform, which is focused on enabling advertisers and agencies to perform more effectively and efficiently, and maximize ROI on their advertising spend.
For more information about Simpli.fi's industry-leading CTV advertising solutions, please visit ourwebsite.
Simpli.fiis the leading Advertising Success Platform, providing programmatic advertising solutions and workflow software to over 2,000 media teams, agencies, and brands. Simpli.fi empowers advertisers to maximize relevance, in what they do, in the connections made, and in the results delivered across CTV, mobile, display, and other media types. Our platform delivers performance on budgets of all sizes, executing over 140,000 campaigns for 30,000 advertisers in a typical month. Simpli.fi's investors include leading private equity firms Blackstone and GTCR.
Ad Tech and Martech
prnewswire | August 21, 2023
Today, Direct Digital Holdings, Inc. a leading advertising and marketing technology platform operating through its companies Colossus Media, LLC ("Colossus SSP"), Huddled Masses LLC ("Huddled Masses") and Orange142, LLC ("Orange142"), announced that it has partnered with Beeswax, a FreeWheel-owned programmatic buying platform.
The ad tech group, which is the ninth Black-owned company on the NASDAQ U.S. stock exchange, will collaborate with Beeswax to expand access to, as well as simplify the path for, buying multicultural – alongside general market – connected TV ad inventory.
The integration works like this: Colossus SSP, a Direct Digital Holdings-owned supply-side platform, works with both multicultural and general market publishers, giving its users access to a more diverse range of CTV ad inventory. As such, marketers and agencies that use FreeWheel's Beeswax to buy CTV ads can now reach a wider array of viewers.
This partnership and its accompanying capabilities are noteworthy as they provide a much needed and timely solve for many of the issues that marketers and agencies are facing today, including a dynamic, complex and fragmented TV ad ecosystem and a consumer landscape that is becoming increasingly more multicultural and diverse.
On a more technical note, this partnership includes integrations on both the buy and sell sides of CTV ad buying. On the buy side, Direct Digital Holdings' two digital marketing companies, Orange142 and Huddled Masses, will work with Beeswax to serve CTV ad placements for marketers. On the sell side, as outlined above, Direct Digital Holdings will work with Beeswax on simplifying and expanding access to both multicultural and general market CTV ad inventory via the group's supply-side platform, Colossus SSP.
"The media and marketing landscape today is very nuanced – from fast-changing innovations to constant industry fragmentation to audiences that are becoming increasingly more diverse and harder to reach, across multiple screens," said Mark Walker, CEO, Direct Digital Holdings. "Taking that into account, we sought a partner who brought a real-time, holistic understanding of the ecosystem, as well as a track record of creating simple and much needed, innovative solutions that remove friction and address and resolve the needs of marketers today. FreeWheel, through its work with Beeswax, exemplifies and understands these key traits and we're excited to be working with them."
"We are humbled and thrilled to team up with a partner who not only understands this space, but also is minority owned," said Tess O'Brien, VP, Head of Revenue, Beeswax. "We look forward to working with Direct Digital Holdings to drive innovation and growth in CTV, while helping to provide Beeswax's clients with an easier pathway to access multicultural content within the programmatic ecosystem."
About Direct Digital Holdings
Direct Digital Holdings (Nasdaq: DRCT), owner of operating companies Colossus SSP, Huddled Masses, and Orange 142, brings state-of-the-art sell- and buy-side advertising platforms together under one umbrella company. Direct Digital Holdings' sell-side platform, Colossus SSP, offers advertisers of all sizes extensive reach within general market and multicultural media properties. The company's subsidiaries Huddled Masses and Orange142 deliver significant ROI for middle market advertisers by providing data-optimized programmatic solutions at scale for businesses in sectors that range from energy to healthcare to travel to financial services. Direct Digital Holdings' sell- and buy-side solutions manage approximately 136,000 clients monthly, generating over 250 billion impressions per month across display, CTV, in-app and other media channels.
FreeWheel empowers all segments of The New TV Ecosystem. We are structured to provide the full breadth of solutions the advertising industry needs to achieve their goals. We provide the technology, data enablement and convergent marketplaces required to ensure buyers and sellers can transact across all screens, across all data types, and all sales channels, in order to ensure the ultimate goal – results for marketers. With offices in New York, San Francisco, Chicago, London, Paris, Beijing, and across the globe, FreeWheel, A Comcast Company, stands to advocate for the entire industry through the FreeWheel Council for Premium Video.
Founded in 2014 by a team of former Google executives, Beeswax is the programmatic buying platform that gives media buyers ownership and total control. Its Bidder-as-a-Service™ platform gives brands, media companies, and advertising technology firms greater control, flexibility, and transparency over their programmatic advertising. Beeswax customers include Uber, DraftKings and Nexstar. Beeswax is headquartered in New York City and has raised $28 million in funding from leading investors including Foundry Group, RRE, You & Mr. Jones, and Amasia.vc.