Microsoft Signs MGID to Provide Native Advertising Across Its News Properties

Microsoft | August 20, 2020

MGID, the global pioneer in native advertising, today announced it has signed a global deal with Microsoft to provide native advertising across its news properties, including MSN. The agreement signals MGID's commitment to working with news aggregators that are responsible for quality content in the fight against fake news. Through the deal, MGID will gain access to Microsoft's native placements across its news outlets in major markets including the US, Asia-Pacific, Europe and MENA in their associated languages, enabling MGID to offer expanded reach for advertisers across vast news audiences. This agreement covers Microsoft's full news suite of more than 1,200 publishers — representing over 4,500 of the world's most popular brands — and a global audience of almost half a billion monthly readers. The partnership will also enable MGID and Microsoft to accelerate their shared commitment to promoting quality digital content. MGID'S user-centric approach ensures publishers remain in complete control of their audiences and monetization; allowing them to choose from a variety of ad formats, placements and yield-optimization models. Combined with Microsoft's reader-activated customization — for news layout, sources, topics and stories — MGID's versatile ads will produce a highly personalized news experience that drives success for both advertisers and publishers.

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PR professionals today must successfully navigate a sea of social media. But the social media universe is broader, more complex, and quicker to change than mainstream media. There are more than a hundred million blogs – and millions more users of social media networking sites, podcasts, video sharing sites, RSS feeds, traditional bulletin boards, Twitter groups, wikis, and countless other modes of interaction. In total, represent an exciting, transformative grassroots revolution in communication.

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PR professionals today must successfully navigate a sea of social media. But the social media universe is broader, more complex, and quicker to change than mainstream media. There are more than a hundred million blogs – and millions more users of social media networking sites, podcasts, video sharing sites, RSS feeds, traditional bulletin boards, Twitter groups, wikis, and countless other modes of interaction. In total, represent an exciting, transformative grassroots revolution in communication.

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Viant Bolsters Legal Team With Key Appointments

Viant | September 19, 2022

Viant Technology Inc. (NASDAQ: DSP), a leading people-based advertising software company, today named Ritesh Patel as its Chief Legal Officer, reporting directly to Viant’s CEO, Tim Vanderhook. The company also named Arish Gajjar as its new SVP, Deputy General Counsel, reporting to Ritesh Patel, CLO. “As Viant continues to position itself as the omnichannel advertising software of choice, we’re excited to make the strategic hires that support our business growth,” said Tim Vanderhook, Co-Founder and CEO, Viant. “As Viant continues to position itself as the omnichannel advertising software of choice, we’re excited to make the strategic hires that support our business growth,” said Tim Vanderhook, Co-Founder and CEO, Viant. “Bringing on key leadership with a proven track record and experience in the ad tech space supports our immediate and long-term business goals and we’re thrilled to welcome Ritesh and Arish to the team.” Ritesh Patel – Chief Legal Officer, Viant In this role, Patel will lead the company’s legal department and be responsible for all aspects of its legal affairs and serve on the Executive Committee. He brings almost two decades of legal experience, advising public and private technology companies spanning a variety of industries including advertising technology, network monitoring and security, digital storage and more. Most recently Patel served as the Head of Legal for Apeel Sciences where he led its legal team on global initiatives. Before Apeel Sciences, Patel was Vice President, Assistant General Counsel at The Trade Desk, where he served as lead attorney on key revenue deals and public company reporting obligations. There he also managed the legal operations team and helped shape and scale the legal department. Prior to that, he served in leadership roles at global organizations including Western Digital Corporation, where he led a team responsible for advising the go-to-market function of divisions that generated $10B in annual global revenue. Patel earned a J.D. from the UCLA School of Law, a B.A. in Business Economics from UCLA, and is a Certified Public Accountant (inactive). Arish Gajjar – SVP, Deputy General Cousnel, Viant In this role, Gajjar will work closely with the CLO and business stakeholders at all levels of the company to define and drive strategic and operational initiatives. He brings over a dozen years of experience in technology, media and telecommunications. Gajjar joins Viant from The Trade Desk where he was Lead Director and Associate General Counsel, leading a team that contributed to the rapid growth of the company’s core business by negotiating transactions with agency and brand advertiser clients, infrastructure vendors, inventory suppliers and other partners. Prior to that, he was an Associate Counsel at Time Warner Cable, where he focused on a wide range of commercial transactions. Gajjar earned a JD and MBA from American University and a B.A. in Economics and Political Science from Syracuse University. About Viant Viant® (NASDAQ: DSP) is a leading advertising software company that enables marketers to plan, execute and measure omnichannel ad campaigns through a cloud-based platform. Viant’s self-service Demand Side Platform, Adelphic®, powers programmatic advertising across Connected TV, Linear TV, mobile, desktop, audio, gaming and digital out-of-home channels. In 2022, Viant was recognized as a Leader in the DSP category, earned Great Place to Work® certification and Co-Founders Tim and Chris Vanderhook were named EY Entrepreneurs of the Year. To learn more, please visit viantinc.com.

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LG Ads Solutions Expands EMEA Operations with London Office Opening

LG Ads | October 12, 2022

Today (October 11th, 2022), LG Ads Solutions announced the official opening of the London office as a part of a broader expansion into the EMEA market. LG brings its proprietary automatic content recognition (ACR) technology for LG TVs to the region, enabling superior targeting and addressability for connected television (CTV) advertisers. “We believe the time to make a big investment in ad-supported CTV technology for Europe is now. CTV advertising is continuing to grow throughout Europe” said Ed Wale, vice president of Europe. “We believe the time to make a big investment in ad-supported CTV technology for Europe is now. CTV advertising is continuing to grow throughout Europe” said Ed Wale, vice president of Europe. “Today, more than 8-in-10 households in the EU5 have a connected TV, which reflects a 30% increase from 2020. This ubiquitous access combined with an increased preference for ad-supported CTV has led advertisers to shift their investments to this burgeoning medium”. According to research from CoLab, 60% of UK marketers plan on increasing their advanced TV ad spend over the next year, while 73% plan on doing so in wider European markets. With over 30 million addressable smart TV households across Europe, there is a great opportunity for LG Ads Solutions to help European advertisers reach their target audiences and European OTT publishers better monetise their inventory. Already, some of our clients have seen impactful results from our activations in-market. To learn more about CTV campaign optimisation across linear and digital or how to better monetise your inventory, contact info@lgads.tv About LG Ads Solutions LG Ads Solutions is a global leader in connected TV and cross-screen advertising, helping brands find hard-to-get unduplicated reach at optimal frequency across the fragmented streaming TV landscape. We bring together LG’s years of experience in delivering world-class smart TVs to consumers worldwide, with big TV audience data and Video AI designed to connect brands with audiences across all screens. We are growing fast globally, and we are hiring! Contact us at info@lgads.tv.

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IAS Selected to Provide Transparency to Netflix’s Advertising Platform

Integral Ad Science, Netflix | October 17, 2022

Integral Ad Science (Nasdaq: IAS), a global leader in digital media quality, today announced it has been selected by Netflix (Nasdaq: NFLX) as a partner to provide transparency into advertising performance on the upcoming Netflix ad supported tier. Using IAS’s Viewability and Invalid Traffic (IVT) verification, brands and agencies will gain insights on campaign reach and engagement to drive outcomes and shape marketing strategies. “We are excited to partner with Netflix as they introduce their much-anticipated ad-supported tier that will dramatically increase the global supply of CTV advertising inventory,” said Lisa Utzschneider, CEO, IAS. “We are excited to partner with Netflix as they introduce their much-anticipated ad-supported tier that will dramatically increase the global supply of CTV advertising inventory,” said Lisa Utzschneider, CEO, IAS. “IAS provides marketers with the tools necessary to monitor the quality of their media buys as they expand their CTV inventory. We look forward to offering essential coverage to brands and the ability to purchase ads on the Netflix platform with confidence.” IAS verification on Netflix will enable advertisers to maximize engagement through insights and make every impression count. The offering provides: Independent, third-party Viewability and Invalid Traffic reporting for Netflix inventory. Trend identification to understand campaign performance and optimize for peak engagement. Consistent verification across media buys to understand performance. “IAS will be one of our verification partners for the Basic with Ads plan – our new ad-supported tier,” said Jeremi Gorman, President of Worldwide Advertising at Netflix. “We’re excited to bring IAS’ industry leading verification suite of tools that will give advertisers the confidence in the performance and placement of their ads.” IAS Netflix verification will be available Q1 2023. About Integral Ad Science Integral Ad Science (IAS) is a global leader in digital media quality. IAS makes every impression count, ensuring that ads are viewable by real people, in safe and suitable environments, activating contextual targeting, and driving supply path optimization. Our mission is to be the global benchmark for trust and transparency in digital media quality for the world’s leading brands, publishers, and platforms. We do this through data-driven technologies with actionable real-time signals and insight. Founded in 2009 and headquartered in New York, IAS works with thousands of top advertisers and premium publishers worldwide. For more information, visit integralads.com. About Netflix Netflix is the world’s leading streaming entertainment service with 221 million paid memberships in over 190 countries enjoying TV series, documentaries, feature films and mobile games across a wide variety of genres and languages. Members can watch as much as they want, anytime, anywhere, on any Internet-connected screen. Members can play, pause and resume watching, all without commercials or commitments.

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