Google Updates Financial Services Advertising Guidelines: Just The Facts

digitalmediasolutions | November 27, 2019

Google continues to update and evolve their advertising, most recently revising their financial products and services policy. The new policy will ban certain types of debt and credit repair services from advertising on Google. According to the Google Blog, beginning in November, Google restricted “advertisement of debt settlement, debt management services and credit repair services.” Some services will be banned outright, including credit repair services. Debt settlement and debt management services that want to advertise on Google will have to be certified by Google, and in order to be certified will have to be “registered, licensed or approved by the relevant regulatory authorities or recognized professional bodies in the country or countries they are targeting.” The new financial products and services policy will apply globally, but at this time not all countries are eligible for Google certifications.

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IAB Europe Announces Results of its Annual Attitudes to Programmatic Research

IAB Europe | October 03, 2022

IAB Europe, the leading European-level industry association for the digital marketing and advertising ecosystem, today announced the results of its annual ‘Attitudes to Programmatic Advertising Study’. Now in its eighth year, this study has become an industry benchmark and helpful insight to show how programmatic advertising attitudes, adoption and strategies are evolving. This year the study tripled in responses with over 1000 industry professionals taking part across 29 markets in Europe. The respondents represent four stakeholder groups – advertisers, agencies, publishers, and ad tech vendors – to ascertain the views and directions from the entire ecosystem. More than half of the respondents across advertisers, agencies and publishers manage annual advertising budgets of €1m or above. Nick Welch, Head of EMEA Programmatic Sales at IAS and Programmatic Trading Committee Chair at IAB Europe said: The “Attitudes to Programmatic Advertising 2022 Study’ serves as an important annual benchmark towards programmatic strategies in digital advertising. The widening of the research shows its focus across various players in the industry from multiple markets. We’re grateful for all the respondents to the study and helping set the agenda for the coming 12 months. Even amongst the backdrop of tightening budgets and further media scrutiny, it’s encouraging to see that investment in programmatic is likely to increase. Alongside this, we’re witnessing tremendous appetite across growing environments such as CTV and audio. However, marketers must play a crucial role in these areas, ensuring that balance is found between optimising media spend, data transparency and delivering a targeted and enjoyable consumer experience.” Positive Outlook Driven by Connected TV All stakeholders (74% of advertisers, 80% of agencies and 68% of publishers) are expecting their programmatic investment to increase over the next 12 months. There seems to be consensus around connected TV as a key growth area; more than 50% of all stakeholder groups cite this as a key to programmatic growth over the next 12 months. Voice, almost non-existent as key to growth in previous years – makes a strong appearance this year with 32% of advertisers and 28% of agencies citing this as a key growth area. Commenting further on the investment trends, James Collins, SVP, Media Network, Rakuten Advertising said “The annual Attitudes to Programmatic Report from IAB Europe is an important indicator for the industry on the opportunities and challenges for programmatic advertising. It’s positive to see that CTV remains the largest growth area for programmatic, with key learnings in this report hopefully the industry can take a step closer to capitalising on this opportunity.” Media Cost Efficiencies Are Key to Investment More than a quarter of advertisers and agencies ranked cost efficiencies as the most important driver for programmatic investment. This is closely followed by granularity of controls and transparency of reporting. Advertisers also cite costs as a barrier to investment; 22% ranked it as the number 1 barrier. Quality of media is also a concern (38% ranked this as the first or second barrier to investment). For agencies, hiring and training staff is a key barrier to programmatic investment. Advertisers Shift from In-Housing to a More Dynamic Approach In 2021 50% of advertisers said they had an in-house model. This seems to have dropped significantly to 16% in 2022. There seems to be a more hybrid or dynamic approach with advertisers tapping into a range of methods such as outsourcing to a DSP, independent trading desk etc. This is perhaps being driven by the struggle to source the correct talent, paving the way for consultancies to play a more vital role in the process. Interaction and Quality Metrics Are Key to Measurement When asked which metrics are important to evaluate display campaigns that are traded programmatically, the majority of advertisers cited social interactions as the most important, as opposed to sales which was the top metric in 2021 (59% vs 37%). For agencies and publishers, it is in delivering quality metrics (60% and 53% respectively) that is most important. Shift in the Type of Data Used for Audience Targeting The study shows a decrease in the use of first-party data alongside an increase in second-party data. Whilst 2021 showed first-party data was the priority for advertisers, agencies, and publishers in 2021, this is now ranked third behind second-party data (the most popular priority averaging 57% with agencies leading at 60%) and third-party at 49%. The report, written by industry experts from IAB Europe’s membership, and forms part of a comprehensive programme of pan-European educational and guidance outputs published by the IAB Europe Programmatic Trading Committee. The full report with accompanying graphs can be downloaded from IAB Europe’s website HERE. About IAB Europe IAB Europe is the European-level association for the digital marketing and advertising ecosystem. Through its membership of media, technology and marketing companies and national IABs, its mission is to lead political representation and promote industry collaboration to deliver frameworks, standards and industry programmes that enable business to thrive in the European market.

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Yieldmo and IRIS.TV Announce Smart Data Partnership to Drive Superior Advertising Outcomes

Yieldmo, IRIS.TV | November 10, 2022

Yieldmo, the smart advertising exchange that differentiates and enhances the value of ad inventory for buyers and sellers, today announced an agreement to collaborate with IRIS.TV, the only data platform built for video, increasing publisher and buyer adoption of contextually enriched CTV. This partnership offering includes omnichannel contextual curation to buyers across CTV, OLV, and display advertising from leading independent data companies. “This partnership is an important next step in demonstrating the way contextual and brand safety tools can overlap to enhance the media buying experience on CTV,” commented Jeremy Steinberg, Chief Revenue Officer & GM, Exchange, Yieldmo. “For years, Yieldmo has been building its ability to use combinations of smart signals and behaviors to predict an outcome, and then optimize the campaign toward the inventory that meets those outcomes. We’re excited to bring these same smart capabilities to new environments like CTV and beyond.” This partnership – due to launch early next year – will introduce Yieldmo’s Smart Signals and Smart Data Curation to CTV and omnichannel video efficient and effective deal-based packaging. The partnership will also support curation via IRIS.TV data partners, such as Oracle Advertising, Kerv, Pixability, and more, enabling contextual and brand safety targeting options from leading independent CTV data companies. By combining these options with Yieldmo’s unique data and format capabilities, advertisers will be able to drive better outcomes from their campaigns. “Yieldmo’s AI capabilities and contextual data reveal high-value and high-performing inventory to advertisers. IRIS.TV ingests and normalizes video-level content data by assigning each video with an anonymized IRIS_ID, which acts as a content identifier for videos that supports various planning, targeting, verification, and measurement use cases,“ said Field Garthwaite, CEO and Co-Founder, IRIS.TV. “Yieldmo’s AI capabilities and contextual data reveal high-value and high-performing inventory to advertisers. IRIS.TV ingests and normalizes video-level content data by assigning each video with an anonymized IRIS_ID, which acts as a content identifier for videos that supports various planning, targeting, verification, and measurement use cases,“ said Field Garthwaite, CEO and Co-Founder, IRIS.TV. “We are excited to partner with Yieldmo to integrate our technology in their smart exchange.” About Yieldmo Yieldmo is an advertising technology company that operates a smart exchange that differentiates and enhances the value of ad inventory for buyers and sellers. As a leader in contextual analytics, real time technology, and digital formats, we create, measure, model, and optimize campaigns for unmatched scale and performance. By understanding how each unique impression behaves and looking for patterns and performance in real time, we can drive real performance gains without relying on audience data. Visit www.yieldmo.com to learn more. About IRIS.TV IRIS.TV is the only data platform built for video. We provide video data connectivity to enable better viewing experiences and advertising outcomes. For CTV and online video, we structure, connect, and activate the world’s video-level data. Since 2013, we’ve enabled our partners to build scalable solutions on top of our platform for video-level contextual and brand-safe ad targeting, verification, planning, measurement, and video recommendations. For more information, visit www.iris.tv.

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LG Ads Solutions Adds Key Executives As Connected TV Media Investments Surge

LG Ads Solutions | September 09, 2022

LG Ads Solutions, the connected TV and cross-screen advertising service, today announced three new executive appointments. Joining the team are Tony Marlow as Global Chief Marketing Officer, Barbie Brewer as Global Head of Human Resources, and Edward Wale, as Vice President, Europe. The new appointments will help fuel continued business momentum amidst strong growth in the connected TV (CTV) advertising industry globally. Advertisers have increased CTV media investments as viewership on streaming platforms becomes the majority of television viewing in the U.S., and as streaming services proliferate around the world. Media investment company GroupM reported that global CTV ad spend is expected to increase 36% from $21.1 billion in 2022 to $32.8 billion in 2025. Providers of exclusive CTV ad inventory and first-party TV audience data, such as LG Ads Solutions, help brands optimize spend across all platforms and services, and are increasingly important to CTV media planning and buying. “Since launching LG Ads Solutions last year, our team has doubled in size, reflecting the rapid growth in CTV advertising globally. These key hires help accelerate our existing momentum even further. With one of the world’s largest footprints in TV audience data and premium CTV media, our opportunity is massive. Scaling our services, partnerships, and team to better service customers everywhere is a top priority,” said Chief Executive Officer, Raghu Kodige. “Since launching LG Ads Solutions last year, our team has doubled in size, reflecting the rapid growth in CTV advertising globally. These key hires help accelerate our existing momentum even further. With one of the world’s largest footprints in TV audience data and premium CTV media, our opportunity is massive. Scaling our services, partnerships, and team to better service customers everywhere is a top priority,” said Chief Executive Officer, Raghu Kodige. Tony Marlow joins from Integral Ad Science (IAS), where he served as CMO, helping to transform the brand into a recognized and trusted partner globally. At IAS he was part of the executive team which took the company public through IPO in 2021. Prior to IAS he was CMO at big data company Data Axle, and Global Head of B2B Marketing at Yahoo. In his new role, he will lead all aspects of marketing, product marketing and communications worldwide. Barbie Brewer has over 20 years of experience in People and Culture leadership, with particular emphasis in growing large-scale engineering, product, DevOps, and data analytics workforces. Most recently she served as Chief People Officer for mParticle, the customer data platform (CDP) company. She has held senior HR and/or culture roles at global enterprise and consumer technology companies, including Gitlab, Netflix, and Cisco Systems. Barbie will play a critical role in the company’s hiring and culture as it expands across all major markets around the world. Ed Wale joins from Magnite, where he served as Managing Director, CTV, EMEA. He also previously served as Managing Director, EMEA, for SpotX. In this new role, based in London, he will lead expansion in EMEA for the LG Ads Solutions service, scaling the company’s media and measurement operations to meet increasing demand as streaming continues to gain more traction throughout the major European markets. About LG Ads Solutions LG Ads Solutions is a leader in convergent TV and cross-screen advertising, helping brands find hard-to-get unduplicated reach at optimal frequency across the fragmented TV landscape, and maximize return on ad spend. The company brings together LG’s years of experience in delivering premium, home entertainment products to consumers worldwide, with big TV audience data and Video AI designed to connect brands with audiences across all screens and understand resulting business outcomes. We are growing fast globally, and we are hiring! Contact us at info@lgads.tv.

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