Google Reports Review of AI Search Changes

Google | October 16, 2020

Google announced profound changes that will impact what sites Google ranks in the search results. Some changes impact 10% of searches, some impact 7%. The change to how BERT is used impacts nearly 100% of searches whereas last year it only impacted 10%. Some of the updates are coming by the end of the year. Others are already live in the search results. Many of the algorithm improvements announced will likely create more diversity in the search results, which in my opinion is going to make it several degrees harder for SEO. Keep reading for why this is so. In a recent PubCon keynote, Google’s John Mueller was straightforward in his prediction that SEO will become more difficult in the near future. Google BERT Now is Nearly 100%. One of the biggest reveals is that Google is employing BERT in virtually every search query. BERT is a technique for natural language processing pre-training that helps Google understand words within the context of the surrounding words. Google has said that BERT helps Google Search better understand the intent of a search query.

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The Arena Group Deepens Investment in Advertising Data Infrastructure, Hires New VP to Lead Strategy

The Arena Group | October 27, 2022

The Arena Group, (NYSE American: AREN) (the “Company” or “The Arena Group”) a tech-powered media company home to more than 240 brands, including Sports Illustrated, TheStreet, Inc. (“TheStreet”), Parade Media (“Parade”), and HubPages, Inc. operating on a single technology platform, today announced further investment in its data infrastructure for advertising partners to optimize audience reach. As the first step in this process, the company hired Stephanie Mazzamaro, who will serve as VP, Data Strategy and Operations, Advertising, Partnerships, and Revenue. Mazzamaro joins The Arena Group after four years at Trusted Media Brands where she served as VP, Data Product & Operations. She helped the media brand transition from third-party cookies by conducting a data management platform change, amplifying their capabilities, completing a taxonomy overhaul, targeting video and display to a contextually relevant suite of content, and diversifying their portfolio. Prior to her time at Trusted Media Brands, Mazzamaro was Senior Director, Data Solutions and Programmatic Revenue at Univision and spent six years at Forbes in various roles in data and analytics. “We are committed to helping our advertising partners leverage the right mix of content, context, audience, and performance attributes to reach qualified consumers in the most effective way possible,” said Jeremy Fass, SVP, Digital Ad Revenue at The Arena Group. “We are committed to helping our advertising partners leverage the right mix of content, context, audience, and performance attributes to reach qualified consumers in the most effective way possible,” said Jeremy Fass, SVP, Digital Ad Revenue at The Arena Group. “We are excited to welcome Stephanie, an industry veteran with a proven track record of success, to lead the data strategy effort across our properties. Her hiring is the first step in a series of significant investments to continue our growth with new products, services, and insights, while also future-proofing our business.” “I’m excited to have this incredible opportunity to lead The Arena Group’s major data initiatives,” said Stephanie. “Between the movements across identity and the coming demise of the third-party cookie, this is a time of unprecedented change in advertising. l am looking forward to continuing the company’s already stellar partnerships with our advertising affiliates — and I hope to build and maintain close relationships with the qualified consumers they are looking for.” The Arena Group recently reported a strong second-quarter earnings report, including a record 87% revenue growth, driven largely by advertising and third-party revenue generation. With an 82% year-over-year rise in monthly average pageviews compared to 2021, the company is positioned strongly in front of its targeted customer groups, driving increased digital advertising revenue. For more information on The Arena Group, visit thearenagroup.net. About The Arena Group The Arena Group creates robust digital destinations that delight consumers with powerful journalism and news about the things they love – their favorite sports teams, advice on investing, the inside scoop on personal finance, and the latest on lifestyle essentials. With powerful technology, editorial expertise, data management, and marketing savvy, the transformative company enables brands like Sports Illustrated, TheStreet and Parade to deliver highly relevant content and experiences that consumers love. To learn more, visit www.thearenagroup.net.

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Pontiac Intelligence Launches A Connected TV Bidder

Pontiac Intelligence | November 08, 2022

Pontiac Intelligence, a modern and transparent programmatic advertising platform, announced the launch of a proprietary Connected TV (CTV) Bidder at the inaugural Pontiac Summit. Pontiac unveiled the newest ad buying technology product that enables advertisers of all sizes and budgets to purchase OTT and CTV across the connected TV landscape via Pontiac’s direct pipes. Pontiac is empowering users to buy commercials on ad supported streaming services such as Discovery, Xumo, FuboTV, TubiTV, SlingTV, and others. “The major DSPs have built battleships to handle the amount of traffic which comes from display, native, etc. CTV doesn’t need a battleship. It needs a speedboat, and our proprietary bidder is a speedboat that will be both more efficient and cost effective,” says Pontiac CEO, Keith Gooberman. “The major DSPs have built battleships to handle the amount of traffic which comes from display, native, etc. CTV doesn’t need a battleship. It needs a speedboat, and our proprietary bidder is a speedboat that will be both more efficient and cost effective,” says Pontiac CEO, Keith Gooberman. The CTV Bidder is part of Pontiac’s response to the cookie-less future and meeting the needs of advertisers. The CTV Bidder is focused on CTV Deals via a growing list of integrations, such as Magnite, Xandr, GlewedTV and more. The CTV Bidder is available on a Bidder-as-a-Service model or a percentage of media model. Advertisers can manage campaigns on their own or with an account management team through a managed service offering. The CTV Bidder can be accessed via Pontiac’s transparent media buying platform at Pontiac.media. About Pontiac Intelligence Pontiac Intelligence is a privately held Demand Side Platform that gives advertisers the ability to buy ad space across the open web. Pontiac has custom integrations and partnerships with leading inventory providers to access billions of global impressions across CTV, Digital Out of Home, Display, Native, Video, and Audio. A wholly owned subsidiary of Programmatic Mechanics, the company’s mission is to bring full transparency into programmatic pricing and data. For more information, visit https://pontiac.media.

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Adform UK Continues its Growth With Four New Appointments

Adform | September 27, 2022

Adform, the only global, independent, and fully integrated advertising platform built for modern marketing, announce a significant expansion of its UK team with the appointment of four new team members: Julien Sneeuwjagt – enterprise sales director; Allan Sheriff – global account director; David Lionel – sales account development manager; and Milica Lukic – account director. Adform’s London office has grown to a team of 30 since it was established nearly 10 years ago and mirrors the growth the company is experiencing globally. Established in Denmark in 2002, Adform now has offices in Europe, Africa, North America, Asia, and Australia, and a team of more than 650 employees, serving more than 2,000 clients and supporting over 25,000 accounts. Adform’s solutions include the full spectrum of ad tech capabilities: demand side platform, supply side platform, ad server and data management platform for advertisers and publishers, and a world-leading, award-winning identity solution. Its Adform Flow platform enables seamless management of the whole advertising campaign lifecycle across all digital channels, enabling frictionless cross-media activation and giving clients unprecedented control. A leader in the identity space, its ID Fusion solution enables marketers to deploy campaigns based on first-party IDs alongside third-party cookies, enabling marketers to unlock scale with a cookie-less, ID-agnostic approach. Adform helps both advertisers and publishers thrive and evolve towards an advertising ecosystem that is transparent, open and privacy-centric. In the United Kingdom, Adform works with key global, and independent, advertising agencies as well as direct accounts, serving over 100 clients / accounts in sectors ranging from telecom, financial services, automotive, and retail to FMCG, sports or entertainment. Julien Sneeuwjagt joins as enterprise sales director and will lead Adform’s UK conversations with new clients in retail and e-commerce, food and beverage, and financial services, as well as independent agencies. He has a 20-year career in sales and marketing, primarily in financial services and ad tech. Global account director Allan Sheriff will be responsible for Adform’s largest accounts and brings eleven years of programmatic experience with independent trading desks, agency, and client-side. David Lionel, joining as sales account development manager, will nurture new business and new clients, supporting agencies and advertisers, and helping them engage confidently with Adform’s full stack of ad tech solutions. Milica Lukic joins as an account director, responsible for Adform’s existing clients, focusing on helping them grow their businesses by leveraging Adform’s platform and products. Phil Acton, country manager of Adform in the United Kingdom, said, “I’m delighted to welcome our new recruits to Adform. Our growth is being dictated by our clients’ needs, and strengthening our UK team means we are even better placed to deliver seamless ad tech solutions to advertisers and publishers, as the industry experiences major transformation to a more open, fair, and privacy-centric internet.” Phil Acton, country manager of Adform in the United Kingdom, said, “I’m delighted to welcome our new recruits to Adform. Our growth is being dictated by our clients’ needs, and strengthening our UK team means we are even better placed to deliver seamless ad tech solutions to advertisers and publishers, as the industry experiences major transformation to a more open, fair, and privacy-centric internet.” About Adform 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.

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