Google Brings Virtual Makeup Try-on to YouTube Masthead Ads

searchenginejournal | October 16, 2019

Google Ads is launching AR Beauty Try-on, which allows beauty brands to display ads where users can try virtual makeup. AR Beauty Try-on will be available to brands globally in a beta with YouTube Masthead and TrueView video discovery ads. With this feature, Google says beauty brands will be able to offer “realistic, virtual product samples that work on a full range of skin tones, to YouTube’s 2 billion monthly active users.” Ads with the new AR Beauty Try-on feature will be delivered via the YouTube Masthead or TrueView Video Discovery video ads across IOS and Android. Both ad types are displayed prominently in the YouTube home feed.

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Measurability and accountability. They have been every advertiser’s Holy Grail since the late 19th century when US department store merchant John Wannamaker famously quipped: “Half of the money I spend on advertising is wasted; the problem is I don’t know which half.” For the past few years, marketing attribution tools and techniques have brought us closer to fulfilling the quest but we haven’t quite reached it just yet.

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Measurability and accountability. They have been every advertiser’s Holy Grail since the late 19th century when US department store merchant John Wannamaker famously quipped: “Half of the money I spend on advertising is wasted; the problem is I don’t know which half.” For the past few years, marketing attribution tools and techniques have brought us closer to fulfilling the quest but we haven’t quite reached it just yet.

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Comcast Technology Solutions and PremiumMedia360 Integration Enables Advertisers to Automate TV Data Management in Media Lifecycle

Comcast Technology Solutions, PremiumMedia360 | May 26, 2021

Comcast Technology Solutions (CTS), a Comcast Cable division that delivers media and entertainment technology to advertisers, agencies, and content providers, and PremiumMedia360, the market leader in TV advertising data automation, announced a new strategic partnership today. The CTS Ad Management Platform integration allows TV advertising buyers and sellers to automatically synchronize and solve reconciliation inconsistencies throughout the ad buy lifecycle. These new capabilities have the potential to avoid revenue loss caused by dropped spots as a result of order execution errors and invoicing delays. The integration can save work hours that otherwise would have been spent on solving data inconsistencies between buyer and seller systems. "TV media has always been a science of managing and accessing information for more accurate buys and more effective media operations," said Richard Nunn, Vice President and General Manager of Comcast Technology Solutions' Advertising Suite. "At the same time, between multiple systems, manual inputs, and a lack of standardization, accessing that data quickly and accurately has been an ongoing challenge—made even more difficult by the ever-increasing screens and video outlets to manage." Our mutual clients will now have access to the Ad Management Platform's quick insights and actionable data as a result of our integration. This enables them to optimize and execute swiftly across the media landscape. CTS and PremiumMedia360 are collaborating to fill the gap between workflow and opportunity." "PremiumMedia360 is a company built on automating and streamlining data exchange – and amplifying value – between TV buyers and sellers," said Cordie DePascale, PM360's Chief Strategy Officer. "That's an even more pressing need in light of recent changes in the tv landscape. With increasing emphasis on efficiency and insight, as well as cross-screen advertising and digitization, there is much more data to handle—and faster data is a must-have. To address these issues, the integration of CTS and PM360 will offer our joint clients instant access to important information to analyze, evaluate, execute, and report back to stakeholders—even in the middle of a project—saving them countless hours they currently spend on those tasks. That rapid insight is a true win for both of our companies' clients at a critical juncture in the evolution of TV media." About Comcast Technology Solutions Comcast Technology Solutions provides the industry with the technology, size, and expertise to expand and navigate the fast-changing media and entertainment technology landscape through its CTSuite portfolio of technology solutions. We create technology that solves industry issues, reimagines what is possible, and transforms businesses in an ever-changing world. Comcast Technology Solutions provides more than 20 years of dependable real-world broadcast and digital experience, based on Comcast's know-how, proven facilities, scalable platforms, and infrastructure. We work with customers to redefine expectations and deliver the future to global audiences. About PremiumMedia360 PremiumMedia360 helps media agencies and sellers to buy, sell, and partner more effectively by empowering them to control the data that fuels their interactions. Its reporting and collaboration tools significantly reduce the time and resources required to understand the status of campaigns—from order to invoice. As a result, airings records stop being bottlenecks and start to act as the source of business insight that they should be.

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Lumenad Announces the Release of Advertising Intelligence Software for Digital Marketers

Lumenad | April 15, 2021

Lumenad, a leading provider of advertisement data organization, standardization, and simulation tools, today announced the release of its flagship Advertising Intelligence software. Marketers who are frustrated by the heavily manual, do-it-yourself nature of advertisement data can use tools that significantly reduce the persistent challenges of ad data variety, volume, and velocity. "We invented Advertisement Intelligence software primarily to help marketers handle their promotional data holistically," said Lumenad CEO Ryan Hansen. "There are numerous products on the market that assist marketers in managing their received and owned media, but absolutely none rely solely on managing paid-media data. Our Brand Intelligence platform has been pressure tested against thousands of campaigns and more than $100 million in media spend, and it has been purpose-built to meet the basic demands of handling new cross-channel advertising." More than 70 advertisement metrics are standardized by the app in compliance with agreed ad industry guidelines. For the first time, Advertising Intelligence tech provides cross-channel ad data in a full uniform and impartial way. With newfound transparency in campaign performance, marketers will take the appropriate action for each channel based on the data. About Lumenad Lumenad built Advertising Intelligence software to assist marketers in being more flexible, proactive, and open in their marketing spend strategy. It's an industry-validated method for streamlining data organization, standardization, and insights. As a result, advertisers will gain insight into and truly comprehend past, present, and future perspectives on ad campaigns. They will optimize the return on every ad dollar.

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Crystalead Announces Short-Term Campaigning Programs, Tailored for Holiday Season

Crystalead | January 04, 2021

In anticipation of the 2020 holiday season, digital marketing firm Crystalead has reported it is putting an accentuation on shorter-term campaigning plans, intended for more quick income. This is an aftereffect of a rising interest for this sort of movement among new clients, just as an agreement that this holiday season will be not the same as others. At the base of lead generation lies the agreement that in the present reality, online advertisements are adequately not to bring a deal to a close. Publicists need to consider new ideas to sell and to expand the quantity of bring clients back. That is the reason they should zero in on drawing in with likely purchasers to pick up contact subtleties from them. At that stage, 'offline' marketers come into play and do their magic via phone calls or direct meetings. In Crystalead's foundation and with an underlying spending plan, online campaigners can make and distribute crusades utilizing a basic, 3-step funnel. The outcomes comes as commissions for each lead created and submitted to the publicizing industry. Presently campaigners can design their missions in a way which can assist them with performing help cover uses having to do with the Christmas season, for example, gift shopping, vacation planning and so on.

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