Viant | September 19, 2022
Viant Technology Inc. (NASDAQ: DSP), a leading people-based advertising software company, today named Ritesh Patel as its Chief Legal Officer, reporting directly to Viant’s CEO, Tim Vanderhook. The company also named Arish Gajjar as its new SVP, Deputy General Counsel, reporting to Ritesh Patel, CLO.
“As Viant continues to position itself as the omnichannel advertising software of choice, we’re excited to make the strategic hires that support our business growth,” said Tim Vanderhook, Co-Founder and CEO, Viant.
“As Viant continues to position itself as the omnichannel advertising software of choice, we’re excited to make the strategic hires that support our business growth,” said Tim Vanderhook, Co-Founder and CEO, Viant. “Bringing on key leadership with a proven track record and experience in the ad tech space supports our immediate and long-term business goals and we’re thrilled to welcome Ritesh and Arish to the team.”
Ritesh Patel – Chief Legal Officer, Viant
In this role, Patel will lead the company’s legal department and be responsible for all aspects of its legal affairs and serve on the Executive Committee. He brings almost two decades of legal experience, advising public and private technology companies spanning a variety of industries including advertising technology, network monitoring and security, digital storage and more. Most recently Patel served as the Head of Legal for Apeel Sciences where he led its legal team on global initiatives. Before Apeel Sciences, Patel was Vice President, Assistant General Counsel at The Trade Desk, where he served as lead attorney on key revenue deals and public company reporting obligations. There he also managed the legal operations team and helped shape and scale the legal department. Prior to that, he served in leadership roles at global organizations including Western Digital Corporation, where he led a team responsible for advising the go-to-market function of divisions that generated $10B in annual global revenue. Patel earned a J.D. from the UCLA School of Law, a B.A. in Business Economics from UCLA, and is a Certified Public Accountant (inactive).
Arish Gajjar – SVP, Deputy General Cousnel, Viant
In this role, Gajjar will work closely with the CLO and business stakeholders at all levels of the company to define and drive strategic and operational initiatives. He brings over a dozen years of experience in technology, media and telecommunications. Gajjar joins Viant from The Trade Desk where he was Lead Director and Associate General Counsel, leading a team that contributed to the rapid growth of the company’s core business by negotiating transactions with agency and brand advertiser clients, infrastructure vendors, inventory suppliers and other partners. Prior to that, he was an Associate Counsel at Time Warner Cable, where he focused on a wide range of commercial transactions. Gajjar earned a JD and MBA from American University and a B.A. in Economics and Political Science from Syracuse University.
Viant® (NASDAQ: DSP) is a leading advertising software company that enables marketers to plan, execute and measure omnichannel ad campaigns through a cloud-based platform. Viant’s self-service Demand Side Platform, Adelphic®, powers programmatic advertising across Connected TV, Linear TV, mobile, desktop, audio, gaming and digital out-of-home channels. In 2022, Viant was recognized as a Leader in the DSP category, earned Great Place to Work® certification and Co-Founders Tim and Chris Vanderhook were named EY Entrepreneurs of the Year. To learn more, please visit viantinc.com.
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.”
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.
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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SAP, GumGum | September 07, 2022
GumGum, a contextual-first global digital advertising platform, has announced that multinational software company, SAP, has become the first brand in EMEA to leverage both GumGum’s high impact desktop skin advertising unit, and its cookieless contextual targeting solution, VerityTM, to significantly boost brand awareness.
Led by OMD Hamburg, a leading media agency, the campaign successfully improved brand perception of SAP as a trusted business by +7ppts, and as a company that offers the best business software and solutions by +5ppts.
Measurement was provided by research experts On Device Research (ODR) and Lumen Research Ltd. ODR measured the campaign’s impact on the SAP brand by comparing the results of two tests. The first test comprised a control sample of people who had not been exposed to the ad creative, and the second test was aimed at the target audience, with consumers shown the campaign’s ad creative. Lumen provided eye tracking technology to both measure the attention the contextual campaigns received, and help understand the broader implications of attention as a metric for the digital advertising industry.
Using VerityTM, GumGum served the desktop skin unit across its premium roster of publishers, on contextually relevant articles, targeting key business decision makers. VerityTM is able to scan everything from copy and imagery, to audio and video, for accurate and safe ad placement, without the need for cookies or any personally identifiable information (PII).
The research was a huge success in proving that GumGum’s high impact ad units – and Verity’sTM cookieless contextual intelligence technology – positively impact both brand awareness and brand consideration. 61% of the audience exposed to the campaign took some form of action. One in three felt the ad campaign was informative, while a positive shift was also seen among the target audience (+5ppts).
Peter Wallace, general manager of EMEA at GumGum, says: “There were so many aspects about this piece of research that got us excited."
Peter Wallace, general manager of EMEA at GumGum, says: “There were so many aspects about this piece of research that got us excited. The chance to work with one of the world’s leading software companies is an obvious one, but the opportunity to test VerityTM in the German market for the first time was hugely rewarding. The future of digital advertising in this cookieless, privacy-first era is all about contextual, and tapping into the consumer’s mindset at the right moment to engage and influence their imagination and behaviour. We’re delighted to have helped SAP to do that.”
Moritz Fisecker, integrated media manager EMEA at SAP & Timo Steyer, deputy director digital strategy at OMD Hamburg, say: “We were looking to increase brand and product awareness – and ideally consideration – when we partnered with GumGum to help boost our advertising campaign performance. Our friends at Lumen and ODR concluded that those that saw the ads had a spiked interest in learning more, ultimately increasing brand consideration, and we’re delighted to declare our media campaign and the research results with GumGum and OMD Hamburg a success. The campaign clearly demonstrated the potential of a cookieless approach for driving improved outcomes for digital advertising.”
GumGum is a contextual-first global digital advertising platform that captures people’s attention, without the use of personal data. We believe that a digital advertising ecosystem based on understanding a consumer’s active frame of mind rather than behaviour builds a more equitable and safer future for consumers, publishers and advertisers alike. Founded in 2008, GumGum is headquartered in Santa Monica, California and operates in 19 markets worldwide. For more information, please reach out to email@example.com