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DoubleVerify | March 01, 2023
On February 28, 2023, DoubleVerify, announced a partnership with Samsung Ads Europe to offer a range of solutions to advertisers. The collaboration will enable advertisers to ensure the effectiveness of their video and CTV campaigns through DV Video Complete. This offering will be available to advertisers across Samsung's 50 million Smart TVs throughout Europe.
DV Video Complete is a comprehensive solution that enables advertisers to monitor and optimize their video campaigns. The solution offers a range of measurement and protection tools that help advertisers ensure that their ads are being seen by real people in a brand-appropriate environment, within the targeted geography, and across all platforms, including CTV. In addition, this solution empowers advertisers to measure their campaigns' effectiveness and make adjustments as needed.
Samsung Ads Europe advertisers can access the most comprehensive and scalable CTV verification solution through DV Video Complete. The solution is facilitated by the DV Video OmniTag, which enables Samsung Ads advertisers to use a single VAST tag across all environments for those who use inventory from Samsung Ads Europe. This approach streamlines the verification process and ensures a consistent user experience across all platforms.
Managing Director, EMEA at DoubleVerify, Nick Reid, said, "We're extremely proud to be partnering with Samsung Ads Europe, one of the largest video and CTV platforms in Europe. As a global leader in CTV verification, we recognise that authenticating media quality and strengthening brand protection is essential to maintaining advertiser trust. With our market-leading suite of tools, advertisers will be able to maximise the value of their CTV inventory and improve their return on investment."
(Source – ExchangeWire)
DoubleVerify is a leading digital media measurement, data and analytics software platform. The company provides solutions for digital advertisers, publishers, and ad tech vendors to ensure their digital advertising campaigns are effective, brand-safe, and fraud-free.
The Firm was founded in 2008 and is headquartered in NYC, with offices in London, Tel Aviv, and other locations worldwide. Its solutions include ad verification, fraud detection, brand safety, and viewability measurement. DoubleVerify's clients include major brands, publishers, and advertising platforms across the automotive, financial services, retail, and technology industries. The company is recognized for its innovative solutions and has won numerous awards for its technology and customer service.
Roku Inc. | March 13, 2023
Roku Inc., a TV streaming platform, and Best Buy have recently announced the multi-faceted first-to-market relationship across their advertising and retail businesses. This partnership includes exclusive in-store availability of Roku-branded TVs, advertising sales and in-person SXSW activation.
Best Buy is a consumer technology retailer based in the U.S. and is partnering with Roku to provide its first-party data for targeting and closed-loop measurement. It will also offer shoppers exclusive access to Roku-branded TVs. Together, they are transforming the TV experience for consumers and compelling marketers to spend more on TV streaming. The benefits for their mutual customers and partners are as follows:
Exclusive availability of Roku Select and Plus Series TVs at Best Buy
Pairing of Roku Advertising and Best Buy Ads for more relevant and performance-driven advertising
Best Buy Home Theater Experience with in-person interactive SXSW activation
They aim to accelerate conversions in TV streaming and retail media through the relationship. According to the report of eMarketer, in 2022, about 82% of U.S. advertisers planned to increase spending in retail media networks like Best Buy Ads. The most spending is from consumer electronics brands in this growth. The pairing of Roku’s active account holders with Best Buy’s customers will allow advertisers to enhance their marketing outcomes.
Co-Head of U.S. Brand Sales for Roku Media, Julian Mintz said, “Our goal is to create a better TV experience for everyone.” He added, “We’re bringing together our entire business to build the future of entertainment and advertising — making the TV experience simpler, offering the right marketing, data, tech, and scale to drive real results, and helping win the entire streamer’s journey together with Best Buy.”
(Source – Business Wire)
About Roku Inc.
Headquartered in San Jose, California, Roku Inc., a technology, information and media company, offers solutions for licensing, audio, an operating system for TV, streaming players and smart TVs, smart home, content distribution, OTT advertising, home entertainment, streaming media, and original programming. It has been transforming the advertising and streaming processes since 2002. It is a well-known TV streaming platform in the U.S., Canada and Mexico. Its streaming players, TV models, audio equipment, and purpose-built operating system provide an outstanding streaming experience. In addition, it seamlessly integrates with hardware and software. The Roku Channel is a free channel that reaches about 80 million households in the U.S. and Mexico.
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Pixalate | January 17, 2023
Pixalate, which is an analytics platform for fraud protection, privacy, and compliance for connected TV (CTV) and mobile advertising, has released a compliance toolkit for CTV to find and evaluate child-directed apps in the Roku and Amazon Fire TV app stores. The toolkit is designed to enable Pixalate's customers to identify, review, and assess child-directed apps that run on Roku and Amazon Fire TV in order to ensure compliance with relevant laws such as the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA).
The Pixalate Trust and Safety Advisory Board, which is made up of qualified educators and led by a former FTC enforcer, looks at apps through the lens of the COPPA Rule to see if they are aimed at children. Pixalate's new toolkit gives brands, ad networks, and agencies the ability to accurately find and label apps that are made for kids.
Allison Lefrak, Pixalate's senior vice president of public policy, advertising privacy, and COPPA compliance, said, "As advertisers are focusing more on programmatic Connected TV inventory, it is important for them to keep in mind that COPPA also applies in the CTV space." She further added, "Identifying which apps are child-directed and whether they are potentially risky from a COPPA compliance standpoint is crucial in avoiding hefty penalties."
These manual reviews are blended with AI to assign a COPPA violation risk to over 50,000 Roku and Amazon Fire CTV apps. If a publisher or advertiser knows that a CTV app is aimed at children, they must follow COPPA, which includes getting permission from the child's parents before collecting and/or sharing personal information.
Pixalate is the market-leading platform for fraud protection, privacy, and compliance analytics for connected TV (CTV) and mobile advertising. We work around the clock to protect your reputation and increase your media value. Pixalate is the only company that offers coordinated solutions for detecting and getting rid of ad fraud across display, app, video, and CTV. Pixalate's marketing compliance solutions include the industry's first COPPA compliance technology, which is designed to identify potential child-directed apps and online privacy compliance risks. Pixalate is an MRC-accredited service that detects and filters sophisticated invalid traffic (SIVT) on desktop and mobile web, mobile in-app, and CTV advertising.