DISPLAY ADVERTISING, RETARGETING
Zoomd | January 27, 2023
With creative ad optimization subjected to user biases such as preferences for strong headlines, graphics, colors, etc., Albert AI technology, owned by Zoomd, provides genuine creative optimization based on real-time creative performance across goods, advertising, campaigns, and market segments.
Even with the recent development of technologies like Chat GPT-4, ad production is likely to be the last aspect of marketing to gain from AI-powered technology. Due to the subjectivity used by individuals while optimizing commercials, the optimization of ad creatives is now well suited for AI technology.
An e-commerce business hired Albert AI intending to improve return on ad spend (ROAS) by 500%, a goal Albert's team thought was achievable. Instead, Albert's ROAS increased by 800% a few months after the onboarding process was completed. In subsequent years, the same e-commerce business, now in its fourth year of working with Albert, is still achieving gains in ROAS between 10 and 20%.
Albert optimized the ad creative for this e-commerce firm by developing the best-performing advertisements for each target category and ad platform/channel. In addition, its technology makes the most excellent ad possible by picking the finest photos, colors, fonts, and texts to provide the most cost-effective results for the target demographic. Finally, Albert's system was able to decide when to refresh and then modify ads to maximize ROAS.
The technology employs AI to generate advertisements that improve campaign performance, including keyword, platform, audience, and device selection and bidding, as well as creative optimization spanning search, display, social, and cross-channel.
Zoomd, founded in 2012, provides publishers with a site search engine and marketers with a mobile app user-acquisition platform integrated with the vast majority of global digital media. The software integrates over 600 media sources into a single interface. In addition, it provides marketers with a user acquisition control center to manage all new customer acquisition efforts on a single platform. By merging numerous media sources into a single platform, marketers save considerable resources that would otherwise be spent integrating data sources, boosting data collection and insights while limiting the resources used on the task. Zoomd is also a performance-based platform, allowing advertisers to reach the right target audiences by using an algorithm based on the goals and objectives of the advertisers.
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.
MOBILE ADVERTISING, PROGRAMMATIC ADVERTISING
Start.io and Pixalate | January 10, 2023
Start.io, a leading mobile marketing and audience platform, has implemented Pixalate's Analytics and MRT (Measurement Rating Council) solutions to prevent digital ad fraud specifically in mobile app environments.
Start.io already provides multiple layers of protection against ad fraud, and it is seeking to expand its fraud detection capabilities by partnering with Pixalate, an MRC accredited vendor. Pixalate will help Start.io by auditing served and viewable in-app ad impressions across display and video, and also by providing sophisticated invalid traffic detection and filtration.
This partnership aims to ensure that all inventory on the Start.io platform is legitimate. Start.io's CRO states that their top priority is protecting their clients against ad fraud and that this partnership is another step toward 100% accountability.
"Fraud is one of the biggest challenges facing the ad industry going into 2023," said Ronnie Mellow, Vice President of Operations at Pixalate. "Pixalate is one of the leading accredited platforms that offers a white box IVT analytics dashboard to our partners surfacing detailed metrics and dimensions to hone in on IVT sources, giving our clients industry-leading risk management and dispute resolution insights. We commend Start.io for its dedication to fighting ad fraud."
Pixalate's VP of Operations states that fraud is one of the biggest challenges facing the ad industry going into 2023, and that Pixalate is a leading accredited platform that offers insights on IVT (invalid traffic) sources, giving the clients industry-leading risk management and dispute resolution insights.
Start.io is a mobile marketing and audience platform that is reinventing mobile marketing through the largest independent app distribution network. The direct integration of Start.io with over 500K monthly active apps provides unprecedented access to global first-party data, which can be used to understand and predict behaviors, identify new opportunities, and fuel growth.
Pixalate is the market-leading fraud protection, privacy, and compliance analytics platform for connected television (CTV) and mobile advertising. Pixalate works around the clock to protect your reputation and increase your media value by providing the only system of coordinated solutions across display, app, video, and CTV for better ad fraud detection and elimination. 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.