AD TECH AND MARTECH
Business Wire | April 19, 2023
Vecima Networks Inc. (TSX: VCM) and Cadent, the largest independent platform for advanced TV advertising, today announced the integration of Vecima’s MediaScaleTM Streaming solution with Cadent Aperture Platform to power the next generation of multichannel video programming distributor (MVPD) and vMVPD advertising services.
Leveraging the integration of Vecima’s MediaScaleTM Streaming solution and the Aperture Platform, service providers will now be able to protect existing linear ad revenue as they migrate to new IPTV platforms, as well as create new opportunities for incremental revenue from previously unmonetized premium inventory.
The integrated solution allows the current linear ad schedule to be mirrored on IP-based linear streams. Together, MediaScale and Aperture support ad insertion and dynamic decisioning for linear TV, time-shifted video services, as well as ad replacement for video on demand (VOD) and Cloud DVR content.
Additionally, Aperture Viewer Graph, Cadent’s patented cookieless technology that maps IP address to household viewing targets, allows service providers to seamlessly activate data for themselves and their affiliate partners. Highly accurate targeting using a service provider’s first-party data, in a secure, data-safe workflow, combined with a wide range of third-party audience segments make addressable TV campaigns even more accurate with advanced reporting and attribution. This allows service providers to optimize the viewing experience for consumers by making campaigns more relevant and less intrusive.
With the millions of subscribers already served by operators using Vecima and Cadent solutions, customers will be able to quickly implement addressable advertising across their IP video networks and deliver targeted messages in the moments people are most immersed in content, regardless of viewing channel, and realize revenue benefits with incremental spend.
"As OTT and Connected TV viewership continues to grow, TV and video service providers need to find ways to future-proof their advertising business and maximize the return from their ad inventory and data assets,” said Paul Ranger, Senior Vice President, Platform Sales, Cadent. “By leveraging Aperture Platform and its addressable advertising solutions in conjunction with Vecima’s MediaScale platform, we can enable service providers to dynamically and efficiently deliver cross-platform campaigns.”
“Vecima continues to lead the industry with an end-to-end solution that enables rich video entertainment experiences for viewers and integrated, highly-targeted advertising solutions for our customers,” said Kyle Goodwin, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Content Delivery & Storage Segment at Vecima. “With Cadent’s broad reach across programmer and TV networks, Vecima leverages pre-integrated features to bring cable advertising into the internet age. We’re providing a complete ecosystem with an innovative approach to ad insertion that’s cloud-deployable for low upfront investment and dynamic demand, while providing incremental revenue for operators.”
Cadent powers the evolution of TV brand advertising. We provide marketers, agencies, operators, and media owners with data-driven solutions for buying and selling TV advertising. By connecting brands with opportunities across national inventory sources—cable, broadcast, and OTT—our technology improves efficiencies and boosts the results of linear, addressable, and cross-screen campaigns. For more information, visit cadent.tv or follow @CadentTV.
About Vecima Networks
Vecima Networks Inc. (TSX: VCM) is leading the global evolution to the multi-gigabit, content-rich networks of the future. Our talented people deliver future-ready software, services, and integrated platforms that power broadband and video streaming networks, monitor and manage transportation, and transform experiences in homes, businesses, and everywhere people connect. We help our customers evolve their networks with cloud-based solutions that deliver ground-breaking speed, superior video quality, and exciting new services to their subscribers. Learn more at vecima.com.
PR Newswire | May 17, 2023
Dotdash Meredith (DDM), the largest publisher in America, today launched D/Cipher, a groundbreaking ad targeting tool that makes intent-based targeting at scale a reality, without cookies. D/Cipher connects advertisers to consumers in key moments of intent – as they make decisions, take action, and pursue their passions across DDM's more than 40 iconic brands, on all devices and platforms. Critically, D/Cipher unlocks Apple (iOS) audiences that have been unreachable by advertising cookies for the past two years, estimated at more than 50% of U.S. digital users.
Developed and built by a world-class data science team based on billions of proprietary consumer interactions and content signals, D/Cipher identifies and harnesses consumer intent associated with every piece of DDM's expert-created, actionable, and brand-safe content. D/Cipher allows marketers to connect directly with consumers across all trusted DDM brands, like Allrecipes, PEOPLE, BHG, Byrdie, InStyle, Verywell, FOOD & WINE, Travel & Leisure, Southern Living, Verywell, The Spruce, and Investopedia. DDM brands help 30 million people each day, and D/Cipher gets smarter with each interaction.
"At DDM, our billions of historical consumer signals offer a unique window into how people make decisions and the intent behind their actions," said Joetta Gobell, PhD, SVP, Data Strategy and Insights at DDM. "D/Cipher uniquely translates user intent into targetable marketing segments so advertisers can reach the right person at the right time with the right message, at scale," she said.
As part of the launch, DDM is also announcing the new Dotdash Meredith Performance Guarantee. For marketers using D/Cipher Intent Targeting, DDM will guarantee a performance lift vs. cookie-based or other based audience-based targeting.
"The biggest problem with online advertising today is that cookies don't work and are going away," said Neil Vogel, CEO at DDM. "We are the only publisher able to combine iconic brands, scale, and intent-driven data to solve this. We can now target based on user needs and intent in a way that is markedly superior to cookie or audience-based targeting. And we guarantee it."
For more on D/Cipher, visit dotdashmeredith.com/advertising.
About Dotdash Meredith
Dotdash Meredith is the largest print and digital publisher in America. Nearly 200 million people trust us each month to help them make decisions, take action, and find inspiration. Dotdash Meredith's over 40 iconic brands include PEOPLE, Better Homes & Gardens, Verywell, FOOD & WINE, The Spruce, Allrecipes, Byrdie, REAL SIMPLE, Investopedia, and Southern Living. Dotdash Meredith is based in New York City and is an operating business of IAC (NASDAQ: IAC).
GlobeNewswire | April 17, 2023
Magnite, the world’s largest independent sell-side advertising company, today announced the launch of ClearLine, a self-service solution that provides agencies direct access to buy premium video inventory on the company’s platforms. Built on Magnite’s proven technologies in deal-driven video, ClearLine significantly increases spend going towards working media, makes it easier for sellers and agencies to securely share data, and helps Magnite publishers generate more revenue and develop new sources of unique demand. Initial launch partners include Camelot, GroupM, and MiQ.
“While DSPs will remain the primary method for agencies to access premium video inventory on our platforms, we’ve heard agencies’ requests for a more direct connection in certain scenarios,” said Sean Buckley, Chief Revenue Officer at Magnite. “ClearLine delivers agencies that additional path into our ecosystem while also benefiting media owners. In the end, both agencies and sellers want options that put more media dollars to work and offer greater flexibility around data enablement and sharing. We're excited to launch with Camelot, GroupM, and MiQ as initial partners, and to get such positive feedback from media owners, who see this as another valuable avenue for driving revenue.”
ClearLine is based on technology Magnite publishers have used for years to manage their traditional direct sold demand through the ad server, extend the monetization of their first-party audiences, and manage inventory sharing through carriage deals with other media owners. Though ClearLine adapts this functionality for agencies, it benefits sellers by providing another way to generate revenue and capture unique demand. Serving sellers remains Magnite’s primary mission.
Magnite is pleased to launch ClearLine with the support of agencies and sellers:
“GroupM has long been a driver of supply path optimization, to maximize the working media and reduce supply chain costs,” said Andrew Meaden, Global Head of Investment at GroupM. “We partnered closely with Magnite to launch our GroupM Premium Marketplace (GPM) and now, with ClearLine we can activate GPM’s capabilities faster and further, allowing our clients to spend more on media and messaging and less on fees and technology costs. This is the next step to accessing guaranteed quality video supply at scale without the need for a DSP across certain kinds of inventory transactions or unnecessary hops between the buyer and publisher.”
“Getting closer to the supply side is a major component of Camelot's Advanced TV strategy and the benefits from ClearLine have been immediate,” said Mike Treon, Programmatic Strategy Lead at Camelot Strategic Marketing & Media. “Buying directly from our publisher partners within their tech stack has been extremely effective in augmenting and scaling our content-focused strategy while also creating large tech tax efficiencies. We are impressed with ClearLine’s UI, speed to insights, scale, and the granularity of buying data available to our teams.”
“Magnite is consistently at the forefront of innovation for the supply side. At LG Ad Solutions we welcome the debut of ClearLine to market as a way to bring publishers even closer to advertisers, particularly with the use of LG Ad Solutions' unique ACR data,” said Serge Matta, Head of Commercial at LG Ad Solutions. “ClearLine shines new light on the ways we can reduce complexity and improve advertising outcomes in the connected video world.”
“We see incredible value in being closer to the demand within the Magnite ecosystem, and ClearLine allows us to provide unique opportunities and measurable outcomes for advertisers, but it also helps us drive better consumer experiences,” said Travis Hockersmith, Group Vice President, Platform+ at VIZIO.
We’re Magnite (NASDAQ: MGNI), the world’s largest independent sell-side advertising company. Publishers use our technology to monetize their content across all screens and formats including CTV, online video, display, and audio. The world's leading agencies and brands trust our platform to access brand-safe, high-quality ad inventory and execute billions of advertising transactions each month. Anchored in bustling New York City, sunny Los Angeles, mile high Denver, historic London, colorful Singapore, and down under in Sydney, Magnite has offices across North America, EMEA, LATAM, and APAC.