Google Chrome to Expand Ad Blocking Worldwide on July 9th

Google | January 10, 2019

Google Chrome is expanding its ad blocking efforts worldwide on July 9, which will affect sites that repeatedly show disruptive ads. In February 2018, Google rolled out an update to Chrome designed to block abusive ad experiences. The initial update only affected sites in North America and Europe. As of July 9, the same ad blocking practices will affect sites in all countries. Google follows the ‘Better Ads Standards’ when determining which websites to filter ads on in Chrome, which was developed by the Coalition for Better Ads. The Better Ads Standards consists of 12 ad experiences that research found to be particularly annoying to users.

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Consumers downloaded 197 billion apps in 2017. That number is projected to grow to more than 350 billion by 2021.1 Clearly, consumers’ use of app-rich mobile devices to access content and connect with friends and family is skyrocketing. Furthermore, the share of online users who stream ad-supported content on a smartphone or tablet has trended upward over the past three years, while PC viewership is trending slightly downward.2 But have advertisers followed their customers and prospects into these app environments?

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Consumers downloaded 197 billion apps in 2017. That number is projected to grow to more than 350 billion by 2021.1 Clearly, consumers’ use of app-rich mobile devices to access content and connect with friends and family is skyrocketing. Furthermore, the share of online users who stream ad-supported content on a smartphone or tablet has trended upward over the past three years, while PC viewership is trending slightly downward.2 But have advertisers followed their customers and prospects into these app environments?

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TapNation integrates Adverty's in-game ad technology

Adverty | July 07, 2021

Adverty AB (publ), a leading in-game advertising specialist, announced a partnership with TapNation, as the French hypercasual publisher incorporates Adverty's seamless in-game ad formats into several current and upcoming titles - the result of a successful Q1 trial with clear positive uplift on all key metrics. TapNation, a Paris-based producer of hyper-casual games, has incorporated Adverty's seamless In-Play advertising technology into many of its products and plans to utilize Adverty's unique formats in future releases. "We've been interested in in-game advertising for a while, so we began our initial testing with Adverty in our game Cornhole League in Q1. We thoroughly examined the impact of in-game advertising and discovered that it had a clear net positive uplift on all of our key KPIs "says Vincent Férvier, TapNation's VP of Monetisation. "Given the encouraging results so far, we have chosen to include seamless in-game advertising into more of our games, beginning with Web Master 3D and Rock Crawling. In the future, we will continue to include in-game advertising in any and all titles as appropriate." Adverty CEO Tobias Knutsson adds: "We are thrilled to welcome TapNation to the rapidly expanding field of in-game advertising. We've had the pleasure of participating in company-wide Cornhole League events in recent months, and we can attest to the quality of the games. TapNation is also one of our largest publishers to date, providing our advertisers with a new level of reach." TapNation has had phenomenal growth, with over 230 million downloads of its game releases since 2020. Every day, millions of people across the globe play its titles. Adverty has also recently partnered with InMobi and Verizon on the demand side, in addition to current successful partnerships with PubMatic and Smaato, allowing a wide range of partners and advertisers to access its inventory, with supply-side interest growing exponentially as more people understand the power of in-game executions to maximize brand exposure and p With interest in in-game advertising rising, not to mention Adverty's recent partnership with Moat by Oracle Advertising for third-party verification and its recent US patents granted for its work on viewability, the collaboration comes at an exciting time. Adverty is presently looking to expand its workforce and is actively recruiting for various positions across all aspects of the business. About Adverty Adverty, the leading in-game advertising platform, uses innovative and patented technology designed for games to offer seamless In-Play and In-Menu advertisements that connect brands and people. The platform provides real in-game ad inventory at scale and enables content creators to monetize the whole experience through unobtrusive, easy-to-integrate, immersive advertising. Adverty, which was founded in 2016, has offices in Stockholm, London, New York, Madrid, Helsinki, St Petersburg, and Lviv and works with advertisers, agencies, and developers to unlock audiences and revenue streams in gaming.

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VideoAmp Partners with HyphaMetrics, Integrates Panel Insights into Their Data Measurement Solutions

VideoAmp, HyphaMetrics | October 14, 2021

Software and data platform, VideoAmp, announced a partnership with HyphaMetrics, the only independent cross-screen and cross-walled-garden panel, to provide cross-screen audience measurement solutions for VideoAmp clients. The partnership will integrate HyphaMetrics’ omni-channel cross-device panel measurement with VideoAmp’s commingled TV viewership data to facilitate cutting edge audience insights. “At VideoAmp we see panels as an important part of our overall solution set as the industry searches for a new holistic media measurement currency. We’ve been especially impressed with HyphaMetrics’ innovative, patented measurement tech stack and we look forward to working together to develop new measurement solutions for buyers and sellers of cross-screen advertising.” stated, Josh Chasin, VideoAmp’s Chief Measurability Officer Specific measurement applications of this partnership include “personification” of VideoAmp household viewing to create persons ratings, as well as the development of a truth set for training Virtual IDs (VIDs), the identity construct recommended by the World Federation of Advertising (WFA) for creating cross-platform unduplicated reach. VideoAmp’s early adoption of HyphaMetrics’ unique panel-based dataset is aligned with the WFA’s blueprint for Cross-Media Measurement, which outlines the merging of census data with panel data to facilitate the most comprehensive understanding of consumer media behavior. VideoAmp is a charter member of HyphaMetrics Content Metrics panel trial. The trial, which commenced in July of 2021, will run through the first quarter of 2022 to encompass major viewing events like the Super Bowl and Winter Olympics. “Panels play an integral role in providing a definitive understanding of how consumers interact with content and advertising across all of their devices and channels, We are excited for VideoAmp to incorporate this granular behavioral layer of data, covering all aspects of today's unique viewing environment such as video gaming, secondary device usage and walled gardens.” said Joanna Drews, CEO and Cofounder of HyphaMetrics. The partnership will build off of VideoAmp’s proprietary commingled dataset, which is considered the most trusted and highest quality in the marketplace due to its scale and proprietary methodology used for combining various data sources. The dataset commingles ACR and Set-Top Box TV viewership data and integrates into multiple OTT and digital data sources using first-to-market, privacy-preserving offerings like cleanrooms. VideoAmp’s data, combined with a comprehensive toolset for planning, measurement and optimization, are all housed within the VideoAmp platform and provide a deduplicated view of media performance across traditional TV, streaming video and digital. The suite of tools and data enables advertisers and media owners to redefine the way media is valued, bought and sold. About VideoAmp VideoAmp is a software and data company creating a more sophisticated data-driven advertising ecosystem that redefines how media is valued, bought and sold. The VideoAmp platform provides measurement and optimization tools that unify audiences across the disparate systems of traditional TV, streaming video and digital media. Unlocking new value for those currently operating within a siloed view of their audiences, VideoAmp creates efficiencies for the entire industry. VideoAmp is transforming a 100-year-old industry by powering a more effective three-way value exchange that results in advertisers increasing their return on investment, publishers increasing their revenues and improving the viewing experience for consumers. About HyphaMetrics HyphaMetrics is an independent quality data supplier offering an all-encompassing view of what the world is watching. HyphaMetrics’ single-source, cross platform data pipeline, known as Zero Party Data, serves as the connective tissue through which the media ecosystem can communicate, and provides the precise, individual-level metrics needed for trading, optimization, and analytics in today’s unique media environment. Customers leverage Hypha’s cutting edge technology and industry-accepted research methodologies to humanize the media experience for consumers in a privacy-compliant manner.

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YouTube is Running Ads on Non-Monetized Channels

YouTube | November 24, 2020

YouTube creators are fuming over a change to the site's terms of service stating ads will be shown on channels that haven’t opted into monetization It's not simply the advertising that isn't agreeing with makers, it's YouTube's decision not to pay non-monetized channels for serving ads. Customarily, creators would need to join the YouTube Partner Program to permit ads to be served on their channel. The principle advantage of selecting in to serving ads is revenue sharing. Numerous creators publish on YouTube to earn a side income, while others make entire living on the site. Non-monetized channels won't have the opportunity to earn any amount of money when YouTube begins displaying ads on their channel.

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