ADVERTISER CAMPAIGN MANAGEMENT,BRAND MARKETING
Fiverr | July 06, 2022
Togetherr™, a new platform for building world-class creative teams and connecting them with leading global brands and agencies, launches today. The platform, designed and built by Fiverr (NYSE: FVRR), and backed by industry-leading visionaries, uses proprietary technology, the Creative Genome, to construct award-winning teams, from an exclusive group of creative talent. These teams will be curated and matched to support brands and agencies on specific projects and campaigns.
The advertising world has gone through massive changes in the last few decades. The emergence of new digital platforms, the fragmentation of media, the rise of tech giants, e-commerce, and science-based marketing, all dramatically influenced the relationships between brands and agencies. It has also now influenced the way creatives feel working for agencies which ultimately impacts the outcomes of marketing and advertising campaigns. Clients, creatives and agencies are now looking for better ways of working.
“Long before the pandemic, our industry was stuck in a rut, slowly choking the creative energy and ambition that once defined our industry, The agency-of-record (AOR) model, based on hefty retainers, bloated head-counts, overheads, and complex processes, is not meeting today’s client needs. Clients need a lot more for less, and faster. Trying to meet these needs without changing our industry's complex system resulted in broken spirits, lack of bravery, lack of excitement, and short-termism. We lost our creative icons, our magicians, our storytellers. Creatives were driven out of our industry, and clients are now looking for them elsewhere. The last two years taught our clients that they can find creativity elsewhere, and produce campaigns better and faster.”
-Amir Guy, Togetherr’s General Manager.
With new and important marketing channels continuing to impact the industry, brands are re-thinking how to maximize creative output in the simplest way, said Micha Kaufman, CEO of Fiverr. Togetherr is a platform that aims to enable and accelerate new ways of working in the creative industry. When you allow yourself to look beyond the old system and challenge the way things have been done forever, you realize that talent can be found everywhere, on a global scale. You also find that diversity, which is so essential for creativity, becomes truly possible when you go beyond old constructs. Leading brands today often build their own creative capabilities in-house, and they need easy ways to augment them with outside independent talent and micro agencies on a project-by-project basis.
Togetherr builds on Fiverr’s long-founded mission of revolutionizing how the world works together. This groundbreaking new platform puts talent and creativity at its core and uses technology powered by a cutting-edge AI engine to help leading brands engage with and manage teams of top-tier independent creatives to meet their project goals.
The Creative Genome
Talent on Togetherr is vetted manually and through the Creative Genome’s powerful technology - ensuring clients have access to the best and brightest in the industry. Creatives on the platform have won awards, worked on campaigns for some of the world’s top brands such as Nike, Coca-Cola, HBO, Apple, and Netflix, as well as agencies, and have won accolades from their peers, clients, and colleagues alike. All of these data points are collected by the Creative Genome in order to assemble top-notch teams to ensure that brands work with the most optimized teams possible, something no agency in the world can offer.
Togetherr is flipping the agency model on its head. Brands will no longer be bound by bureaucracy, agencies-of-record, and long RFP processes to bring campaigns to life. With Togetherr, the platform obtains the brief from the client, and the powerful AI engine will build a team specifically curated for that particular project. They get access to world class talent at the click of a button - to enhance the capabilities of their in-house creative teams - a space we see a lot of brands building out - or to build an entire freelance creative team to deliver new ideas or test new approaches.
Togetherr has been built alongside an advisory board of industry-leading visionaries including Per Pedersen, Mark Tutssel, Eva Santos Bouzos, Greg Hahn, Karin Onsager-Birch, Nellie Kim, David Sable, Mariam Banikarim, Craig Brommers, Amy Fuller, Shelley Diamond and more.
In my mind, size and scale are not the keys to success, but rather talent, perseverance, and passion are the ultimate keys to unlocking creative success, said Greg Hahn, Co-founder and COO of Mischief and Togetherr Advisor. I’ve worked with big agencies and small agencies and founded a boutique small agency that does things differently. There’s no right or wrong way to unlock creativity, however, by putting talent and ideas over profits, you remove the pressure and make way for beautiful, bold, and diverse ideas. This is what Togetherr is all about - using technology to unlock people’s creativity and putting talent first. I am thrilled to have been a part of building this incredible platform and am excited to tap its potential myself.
Fiverr’s mission is to revolutionize how the world works together. We exist to democratize access to talent and to provide talent with access to opportunities so anyone can grow their business, brand, or dreams. From small businesses to Fortune 500, over 4 million customers worldwide worked with freelance talent on Fiverr in the past year, ensuring their workforces remain flexible, adaptive, and agile. With Fiverr’s Talent Cloud, companies can easily scale their teams from a talent pool of skilled professionals from over 160 countries across more than 550 categories, ranging from programming to 3D design, digital marketing to content creation, from video animation to architecture.
MTarget | May 10, 2022
MTarget, a France-based direct B2B marketing firm specializing in mobile marketing, has selected iBASIS as their provider for programmable voice campaign management services in the banking, finance and retail sectors.
iBASIS is a Massachusetts-based communications solutions provider. The unique Bring Your Own Carrier (BYOC) model from iBASIS provides out-of-the-box, ready-to-go solutions that can be white-labeled to generate instant revenue from existing infrastructure and resource expenditures.
Nowadays, one of the fastest-growing communication industries is CPaaS (Communication Platforms as a Service). CPaaS allows for the simple integration of real-time, cloud-based, bespoke communication services such as video chat or two-factor authentication into an existing application. The predicted market size for CPaaS in 2021 was 4-8 billion USD, with a CAGR of 35-57 percent. Along with messaging, IDC estimated that programmable voice communications, which includes voice and telephony services, was one of the major segments in 2021, with a market value of 3.2 billion USD.
With the CPaaS offering of iBASIS, the Businesses will get flexible and cost-efficient voice services for their marketing campaigns and security via multi-factor authentication, notifications and customer services.
The quick and straightforward customization of defined voice messages using APIs will allow businesses to reach a targeted group of people in a short time. The cloud-based, ready-to-deploy voice CPaaS solution is a very cost-effective channel to market, requiring no upfront CapEx or obligations. The consumption-based pricing structure allows service providers to be more adaptable and develop their business models.
“The iBASIS Network and their cloud-based portfolio is a perfect fit for us as they combine global coverage, scale, and technology innovation. Our direct marketing campaigns require high quality and capacity (up to 10,000 simultaneous calls) and iBASIS demonstrated and delivered both. By integrating their carrier channel reach, we are unlocking the potential for a new range of direct marketing campaigns in regions of the world where voice remains the most efficient communication tool,”
Stéphane Faugeras, President, MTarget
iBASIS has a carrier-grade network and connections with mobile operators worldwide. Hence with iBasis’s capabilities, the marketing campaigns can be quickly customized as per capacity and coverage. Enterprise customers may benefit from end-to-end insight while monitoring their mobile campaigns with full call tracking analytics. In addition, businesses may track the performance of their sales and marketing efforts, brand message, and advertising while maintaining control over their customer engagement process.
“We are delighted to work with MTarget and their operations teams who are extremely focused on quality of services, customer engagement, and innovation. As a result, MTarget offers a very high performing CPaaS solution for businesses that want to launch cost-effective promotional or communication campaigns to their end users via programmable voice,” said Guillaume Klein, VP, Product Management at iBASIS.
Viamedia | July 14, 2022
Viamedia, the leading fully-integrated independent cross-media local advertising company, today announced Madeline Kissel has been promoted to vice president of affiliate relations and business development. In her new role, Kissel is responsible for managing the process of identifying, pitching, negotiating and executing sales representation agreements with linear, digital and managed services partners within the cable and digital ad sales industries.
“Madeline impressed us as soon as she started working at Viamedia and has grown into a trusted leader, insightful manager, and proven sales and business executive. Her skill and experience are perfectly suited to lead Viamedia’s expanding network of affiliate partnerships,” said David Solomon, CEO of Viamedia.
“Madeline impressed us as soon as she started working at Viamedia and has grown into a trusted leader, insightful manager, and proven sales and business executive. Her skill and experience are perfectly suited to lead Viamedia’s expanding network of affiliate partnerships,” said David Solomon, CEO of Viamedia. “There is no doubt she will bring value and innovation to even more distributors in this expanded role that recognizes her many successes.”
Kissel joined Viamedia in 2012 as a marketing and research intern, where she contributed to the company’s marketing team, focusing on sales support, internal communication, promotions, and event planning. In 2018, she moved into Business Development division and oversaw Viamedia’s partnerships with multichannel video programming distributors, managing over 60 sales partnerships across over 70 cities. Kissel will continue to collaborate with every Viamedia department to analyze new partnerships and provide world-class support to current affiliate partners.
Kissel is based in Viamedia’s Lexington, Kentucky operational headquarters and reports directly to the company’s President and CEO, David Solomon. Kissel was named to Cablefax’s “Overachievers Under 30” in 2015 and has a BA in Integrated Strategic Communications from the University of Kentucky.
Viamedia places over 1MM ads a day in more than 130 zones in 28 states across 60+ markets nationwide, aggregating all forms of TV audiences and providing a single point of sale to more than 6,000 local, regional, and national advertisers. It provides a comprehensive portfolio of audience and impression-based local video cross-media advertising solutions that bridge the gap between linear TV and digital programmatic advertising.
Viamedia’s patented, cloud based QTTTM platform utilizes a proprietary technology stack and is designed to enable ad campaigns to be more efficient and easier to execute, by utilizing rich data to deliver targeted, dynamic ads to consumers via linear television.
Viamedia also offers a complimentary suite of impression-based digital products for streaming, mobile, display, email, search, social and more. Headquartered in Lexington, Kentucky, the company’s success is built on its people, processes and proprietary software.