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.
Mediaocean, Flashtalking | July 19, 2021
Mediaocean will buy independent global ad server Flashtalking to establish a "neutral tech platform" with a combined annual media spend of $200 billion.
According to The Wall Street Journal, it will pay $500 million for the New York-based company, which has annual revenue of between $100 and $150 million.
Mediaocean provides advertising workflow software that drives $70 billion in television advertising in the United States, but it is also actively pursuing programmatic opportunities. The deal with Flashtalking comes exactly a year after it paid $200 million for programmatic buying platform 4C. 4C has integrations with Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, Amazon, and other platforms, placing Mediaocean squarely in the programmatic arena.
The acquisition will combine Flashtalking's ad serving, creative, identity, and verification capabilities with Mediaocean's media planning and buying capabilities across desktop, mobile web, in-app, and CTV/OTT. It is expected to close in the third quarter of this year. Integrating Flashtalking's dynamic creative optimization with the 4C solution, in particular, will enable marketers to utilize dynamic creative in both open and walled gardens. In addition, the merged platform will have over a trillion monthly ad impressions.
In 2018, Mediaocean and Flashtalking partnered to connect ad serving data with media buying.
As CTV adopts some of the features of new media's walled gardens, the companies emphasized the independence of their integrated tech platform as an alternative to Big Tech providers such as Google's ad server.
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SpringServe | March 03, 2022
SpringServe, the leading ad serving platform for connected TV (CTV), today announced a strategic collaboration with SXSW, to power inventory on their video on demand content, both online and on the SXSW TV apps.
SpringServe’s advanced ad serving and inventory management technology helps publishers streamline their monetization to capture the full value of their inventory, all while ensuring high quality ad experiences. SXSW will leverage SpringServe to ensure high-quality in-app video advertising experiences for attendees.
"We created SXSW TV to provide our audience with a premium viewing experience wherever they are. SpringServe’s industry-leading technology has allowed us to effortlessly connect our sponsors to our audience in new and exciting ways," said Justin Bankston, CTO, SXSW.
With their online schedule and connected TV apps, SXSW is able to bring its amazing content directly to attendees, whether they are in the audience in Austin or on the other side of the world. The chronological and geographic barriers have all come down, for both the creators who make the event, and the audience eager to learn from them. In the same way the physical event provides value by connecting sponsors to attendees, they will also benefit from visibility on SXSW TV and the online schedule.
“SpringServe’s platform can be used across any video environment. As the industry is gathering together, we’re thrilled to be a part of such a large-scaled event like SXSW, helping presenters reach consumers on the go. With SpringServe, SXSW will deliver a superior consumer and advertiser experience, ensuring high-quality video engagement,”
Joe Hirsch, General Manager, SpringServe.
SpringServe, now part of Magnite, is the leading independent ad serving platform, purpose-built for OTT, CTV and video advertising. Its software offers a full stack of ad serving, optimization and automation solutions that make video ad serving smarter across devices. Trusted by leading publishers & advanced TV distributors, its platform delivers control, transparency, and analytics to increase ad performance and revenue from media sales.
SXSW dedicates itself to helping creative people achieve their goals. Founded in 1987 in Austin, Texas, SXSW is best known for its conference and festivals that celebrate the convergence of the interactive, film, and music industries. An essential destination for global professionals, the event features sessions, showcases, screenings, exhibitions, and a variety of networking opportunities. SXSW proves that the most unexpected discoveries happen when diverse topics and people come together.