Legislators seek truth in political advertising rules

The CT Mirror | April 02, 2019

The legislative committee that oversees election laws in Connecticut finished its work Monday night, sending to the state House and Senate a broad array of bills aimed at easing voting and sharpening rules for truth in political advertising and transparency in campaign finances. In meetings Friday and Monday, the Government Administration and Elections Committee approved dozens of bills, including a measure drafted in response to President Trump’s refusal to release his tax returns in 2016.

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Entravision Announces Promotion of Karina Cerda to Executive Vice President of Global Marketing

Entravision | August 03, 2022

Entravision (NYSE: EVC), a leading global advertising solutions, media and technology company, today announced the promotion of Karina Cerda to Executive Vice President of Global Marketing. In this newly created position, Ms. Cerda will spearhead a company-wide effort to bring Entravision’s collective global marketing strategies together under a single unified umbrella. “We are very excited to announce Karina’s appointment to this important, new role,” said Walter Ulloa, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. “We are very excited to announce Karina’s appointment to this important, new role,” said Walter Ulloa, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. “Karina is a natural leader and has been a great asset to Entravision for more than eight years. Karina’s appointment is part of our Company’s long-term growth strategy as we continue to expand our operations and marketing footprint. Today, Entravision serves more than 7,000 clients in over 35 countries worldwide. Karina will be an important part of our expansion effort, working closely with each of our global businesses on branding, messaging, sales and training to promote efforts that will ultimately benefit all of Entravision’s stakeholders.” Ms. Cerda has a nearly three-decade track record in the media marketing industry spanning both Agency and Broadcast Ad Sales. She began her career in 1991 at Dailey & Associates, followed by several account management positions at Noble & Asociados, Casanova Pendrill (now Casanova//McCann), and Publicis Sanchez & Levitan, all full-service advertising agencies with diverse portfolios of national clients and that specialize in reaching Hispanic consumers. After Publicis, Ms. Cerda honed her broadcast sales experience at Univision Communications and Radio Centro, where she was General Sales Manager of Exitos. Ms. Cerda ultimately joined Entravision in 2014 and has since held the roles of Vice President of Marketing & Sales Development, Senior Vice President of Marketing & Sales Development and, most recently, Executive Vice President of Marketing & Sales Development for U.S. Media. “I am thrilled to have the opportunity to take on this newly expanded role at Entravision,” said Ms. Cerda. “We are experiencing exciting growth here at Entravision, and I am proud to be part of the team that is so diligently working to expand our global image, digital footprint and leadership position within our target markets. I look forward to building upon our stellar and passionate global marketing organization by further connecting our unique portfolio of brands to our customers, not just locally, but also to each of our new international divisions. Together we will take our brand, marketing and client services to even greater heights.” About Entravision Entravision is a leading global advertising solutions, media and technology company connecting brands to consumers. Our dynamic portfolio includes digital, television and audio offerings. Digital, our largest revenue segment, is comprised of four business units: our digital sales representation business; Smadex, our programmatic ad purchasing platform; our branding and mobile performance solutions business; and our digital audio business. Through our digital sales representation business, we connect global media companies such as Meta, Twitter, TikTok and Spotify with advertisers in primarily emerging growth markets worldwide. Smadex is our mobile-first demand side platform, enabling advertisers to execute performance campaigns using machine learning. We also offer a branding and mobile performance solutions business, which provides managed services to advertisers looking to connect with global consumers, primarily on mobile devices, and our digital audio business provides digital audio advertising solutions for advertisers in the Americas. In addition to digital, Entravision has 49 television stations and is the largest affiliate group of the Univision and UniMás television networks. Entravision also manages 46 primarily Spanish-language radio stations that feature nationally recognized, Emmy award-winning talent. Shares of Entravision Class A Common Stock trade on The New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol: EVC. Learn more about all of our media, marketing and technology offerings at entravision.com or connect with us on LinkedIn and Facebook.

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Adform & PwC Study Shows Marketers can Achieve Value Today with First-Party IDs

Adform, PwC | July 28, 2022

Adform, the only global, independent, and fully integrated advertising platform built for modern marketing has unveiled an independent report with PwC showing that first-party IDs deliver significant uplift and scale on programmatic ad campaigns run with its ID Fusion solution. With third-party cookies to be discontinued in 2023, advertisers and publishers are struggling to reach their audiences online in a consistent, transparent, and privacy-compliant way. Many publishers are adopting first-party IDs as an alternative to traditional cookies, which has created a jungle of fragmented ID solutions. Adform has built ID Fusion, an agnostic solution combining publishers’ first-party IDs with advertisers’ customer data to make sense of online users' identities. Adform’s ID Fusion solution uses first-party IDs instead of third-party cookies to unlock scale for common use-cases such as frequency capping, audience targeting, and reporting. Adform commissioned PwC to work with OMD Norway and Renault to develop and run a real-world campaign using Adform’s ID Fusion technology. As part of their testing and review, PwC also verified data from a previous campaign and Adform case study. These tests took place between February and May 2022. 669% increase in reach and 161% uplift in performance through first-party IDs and ID Fusion Funnelling ad traffic with identifiers through the ID Fusion solution drove a significant 669% increase in the addressable audience, as well as a 161% increase in click-through rates, resulting in higher viewability and superior eCPM, and ultimately lowering CPC by 65%. By using first-party IDs and ID Fusion, the test campaign was able to reach incremental users that could not be engaged using previous targeting methods, on non-cookie environments such as Safari, and Firefox, as well as a growing number of Chrome users. Significant uplift in performance using first-party IDs Additionally, using first-party IDs delivered higher ad viewability, with 80% versus 75% for third-party cookie traffic. Only ad traffic with first-party IDs was able to meet daily spend targets across the campaign period and deliver in full. Identify and address previously “hidden” audiences on Safari and Firefox In addition to the study of the live OMD Norway and Renault campaign using Adform's ID Fusion solution, PwC also ran a detailed analysis of Adform historical data, reviewing the performance of campaigns run across environments that support first-party IDs, but not third-party cookies - Safari and Firefox. Lotte Gundersen, digital marketing manager at Renault Norway, said: "ID Fusion has allowed us to reach otherwise un-addressable audiences in cookieless environments. As an advertiser, it is reassuring to know that addressable marketing will continue to be a tool that we can rely on in the future also in cookieless environments and that we can continue to reach our customers and optimise our advertising efforts in a manner better aligned with the modern consumers' expectations around privacy." Carl-Adam Sjölander, digital director at OMD Norway, added: “Our experience with ID Fusion so far has shown great promise for the future, and we look forward to working with Adform and our publisher partners to bring our clients powerful media activations after we’ve said a final goodbye to the third-party cookie. ID Fusion promises to be a valuable solution going forward as a flexible and agnostic platform, that encourages even closer cooperation with premium publishers to tap into their data in a transparent and privacy-compliant way.” Adam Edelshain, the director, of PwC, said: “PwC’s marketing and media team firmly believes that trust and transparency are crucial to the healthy future of the digital advertising ecosystem. By subjecting their ID Fusion solution to independent testing, Adform has continued to demonstrate their commitment to this." Adam Edelshain, the director, of PwC, said: “PwC’s marketing and media team firmly believes that trust and transparency are crucial to the healthy future of the digital advertising ecosystem. By subjecting their ID Fusion solution to independent testing, Adform has continued to demonstrate their commitment to this."

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Emerald Acquires Advertising Week Global Event Platform

Emerald | June 29, 2022

On June 28, Emerald Holding, Inc. announced that it had acquired all of the assets comprising the business known as Advertising Week from Stillwell Partners. Emerald's 365-customer engagement strategy, which aims to deliver connected, best-in-class experiences by seamlessly integrating in-person events, content, and commerce, has advanced with the acquisition of AW. With the help of this acquisition, Emerald will further solidify its position as a B2B marketing industry leader. Addtionally, through its Demand Gen Report media platform and B2B Marketing Exchange live event series, Emerald successfully serves the marketing technology community. Acquisition Highlights: Advertising Week, the leading B2B event and content platform in the advertising, marketing, media and technology sectors with its flagship edition of Advertising Week in New York, as well as Advertising Week Europe in London, Advertising Week Asia in Tokyo, Advertising Week LATAM in Mexico City, Advertising Week APAC in Sydney and expansion plans for Advertising Week Africa in Johannesburg. Advertising Week has more than 100,000 annual attendees at its hybrid events; over 3,000 speakers per year; produces more than 1,000 video content hours and generates more than 25 billion event PR impressions. Advertising Week has resiliently served the advertising, marketing, media and technology communities throughout the pandemic while diversifying its event offerings into virtual and hybrid editions. In addition, Advertising Week has continued to build its offerings both globally and year-round via development of new original content franchises and digital education under the AWLearn platform. Following the acquisition, all Advertising Week employees will join Emerald, including Co-Founder and Advertising Week Chairman Matt Scheckner, Co-Founder and Advertising Week CEO Lance Pillersdorf and Advertising Week’s Global President Ruth Mortimer, who will continue to lead the day-to-day operations of the business, utilizing their exceptional knowledge and experience in the event and content platforms. “This exciting potential to join forces with Advertising Week represents an important next step in the implementation of our strategic initiatives and underscores our commitment to evolve and grow our customers’ businesses 365 days a year combining creativity and innovation with the Emerald platform.” -Hervé Sedky, Emerald’s President and CEO Since the reopening of most municipalities in June 2021 through Q2 2022 to date, Emerald, under Sedky’s leadership, has successfully staged 117 in-person trade shows, conferences and other events, serving approximately 328,000 attendees and 17,000 exhibiting companies. Emerald CFO David Doft, who has led the conversations for Emerald, added, We have long admired Advertising Week’s best-in-class reputation for being ahead of the curve serving the influential advertising, marketing, media and technology sectors which I have experienced personally as both an attendee and sponsor over the course of my career. Its signature blend of thought leadership on the business of the business with highly curated experiential events will diversify our collective product offerings, enhance our growth profile and enable us to deliver even greater value to our clients and customers over the long term. Matt Scheckner, Stillwell Partners Co-Founder and Advertising Week Chairman, said: Fueling growth is at the heart of this partnership with Emerald as we seek to unlock the future opportunities put in place to date. Moving beyond organic growth by integrating with a larger organization with additional resources is the right next step in our evolution as a business for today, and for tomorrow. We chose Emerald because it clearly values the unique aspects of our brand, have committed to our leadership team led by Lance and Ruth, bring an intuitive knowledge of our industry, and are passionate about supporting growth. Lance Pillersdorf, Stillwell Partners Co-Founder and Advertising Week CEO, added: After completing our first phase of global expansion pre-pandemic, we are now focused on our next phase of growth. The momentum of change in the global marketing industry through the impact of rapid cultural and technological evolution has provided us with multiple growth opportunities. Accelerating these growth opportunities around content, education, further global expansion and our proprietary technology is at the heart of this partnership with Emerald. Herve, David and the Emerald team are the perfect growth partners to help us realize these plans.

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