Mystery Group Puts $13 Million Into Ads on Surprise Health Bills

bgov | August 26, 2019

A shadowy group has spent more than $13 million since July advertising in states with vulnerable senators to oppose legislation that would rein in medical bills that take patients by surprise.The campaign by a group calling itself Doctor Patient Unity, playing out on television, radio, and on social media in more than 20 states, is helping muddy the congressional debate over how to combat surprise medical bills and could make it harder to pass legislation this year, congressional aides familiar with the issue said in interviews, speaking on condition of anonymity. The ad buys represent the most-expensive campaign on any health-related topic Congress has taken on this year, according to data from Advertising Analytics and Federal Communications Commission filings. That they’re targeting lawmakers up for re-election in 2020 sends the message that deep-pocketed interests are paying attention to how lawmakers vote on the issue.

Spotlight

In early 2018 at the IAB Annual Leadership Meeting, IAB announced a paradigm-shifting thesis to capture, explain and understand an “enduring shift in the way the consumer economy operates”, a shift from a century old “indirect brand economy” to a “direct brand economy” characterized by data-driven, digitally native, and customer experience-obsessed upstart brands with direct connections to consumers. They are disrupting the legacy business model of marketing and driving the growth of a new consumer economy.

Spotlight

In early 2018 at the IAB Annual Leadership Meeting, IAB announced a paradigm-shifting thesis to capture, explain and understand an “enduring shift in the way the consumer economy operates”, a shift from a century old “indirect brand economy” to a “direct brand economy” characterized by data-driven, digitally native, and customer experience-obsessed upstart brands with direct connections to consumers. They are disrupting the legacy business model of marketing and driving the growth of a new consumer economy.

Related News

ADVERTISER PLATFORMS

Another Veteran CEO Puzzled by Elon Musk’s Plan for Twitter

Twitter, Tesla | May 31, 2022

Yet another veteran CEO is unsure about what Elon Musk wants to do with Twitter if he manages to close the deal for the popular social media platform. “I am a little puzzled,” S4 Capital founder and chairman Sir Martin Sorrell “I am a little puzzled,” S4 Capital founder and chairman Sir Martin Sorrell told Yahoo Finance Live at the World Economic Forum. He talked about what would happen if Musk made Twitter less reliant on ad revenue. “I didn’t quite follow the logic there,” Sorrell said. “But of course, if you have… a free speech network platform, clients are very worried about brand safety and having their advertising positioned against controversial content. So it will make advertisers more concerned about a platform that is more open and less controlled or less editorially controlled than it should be.” Sorrell thinks that Twitter’s ad business is at risk even if Musk decides to move away from ad revenue because the platform would be more open to controversial voices. Musk aims to quintuple Twitter’s sales to $26.4 billion by 2028 with the help of 931 million users once he pushes a subscription model. This information comes from a pitch deck seen by the New York Times. Twitter might bring in $1.3 billion from a not-yet-released payments business by 2028, a gigantic jump from $15 million in 2023, as a result of Musk’s plan. Musk also wants to have 11,072 employees at Twitter by 2025 compared to approximately 7500 employees today.

Read More

AD NETWORKS

Brands Capitalize on Creative with Advances in the Ad-Lib.io Platform

Ad-lib.io | July 18, 2022

Ad-Lib.io, a Smartly.io company and a leading next-generation Creative Management Platform (CMP), announced today the release of the next generation of Personalize™, Ad-Lib.io’s award-winning cookieless platform for creative management, media alignment and creative intelligence all in one place. Personalize 2.0 delivers breakthrough capabilities to accelerate and scale campaign activation while ensuring brand governance and improved campaign addressability cross-channel. As a result of these advances, advertisers are experiencing a range of ROAS benefits, including: 28% reduction in time required to link media and creative strategies in a single digital workspace, 4x faster campaign builds with on-brand assets, published and approved automatically, 85% fewer clicks to build personalized variants for every audience in their media plan, and Up to a week’s advance notice prior to the onset of campaign fatigue, thanks to AI-driven modeling, along with the creative data insights to tune performance at the variant level. “Scaling campaigns significantly while comfortably reducing production time has been simply delightful,” said Barbara Piras, Group Head of Digital Marketing at TUI Group. “Adding Ad-Lib.io’s technology to our marketing workflow has opened a new world of creative possibilities I’m excited to explore in the future.” “Our hyperlocal marketing strategy has been instrumental to our success, and Ad-Lib.io is a key partner in helping us scale our reach and creative effectiveness in record time,” said Dean Weaving, Director of Brand Media Operations at Deliveroo. “Their platform has brought our creative and media teams together at a high level of collaboration and coordination, time and time again. We look forward to continuing our work, leveraging their platform, to bring the same relevant, on-target advertising to a multitude of highly differentiated localities.” “According to a recent WBR Insights survey, only 10% of advertisers felt that their creative and media teams were aligned. This disconnect leads to a number of inefficiencies and sub-optimal results, and it is a core challenge addressed by our platform,” said Oli Marlow Thomas, Ad-Lib.io Founder. “According to a recent WBR Insights survey, only 10% of advertisers felt that their creative and media teams were aligned. This disconnect leads to a number of inefficiencies and sub-optimal results, and it is a core challenge addressed by our platform,” said Oli Marlow Thomas, Ad-Lib.io Founder. “Our goal is to transform the creative production process into one that is easier, faster, more collaborative, data-advised and better aligned to media strategies.” With Personalize 2.0, advertisers can now execute multi-market activations across channels in fewer steps, integrate with leading media platforms to instantly pull in target audiences and publish approved creatives while reducing the risk of creative rejection. Advertisers can also build targeted creative campaigns and test and learn strategies at scale in minutes, across display, video and social. AI can be leveraged at every step along the way, from asset cropping for quick and easy image editing across channels and formats, to fatigue alerts to prevent premature decline in campaign performance. Best of all, in-line performance reporting reduces the campaign optimization effort to just a few clicks. About Ad-lib.io Ad-Lib.io, a Smartly.io company, provides the leading next-generation Creative Management Platform for marketers at the world’s largest brands to enable them to scale their digital creative. Ad-Lib.io connects creative and media workflows using intelligent automation, making it easy and fast to produce and optimize relevant ad creative across all digital channels. These ads are 60% more cost-efficient to produce, according to Ad-LIb.io’s customers, including TUI, Estee Lauder, IG, Pizza Hut and other global brands.. Recently acquired by Smartly.io, Ad-Lib.io was founded by former Google executives who understood the need to close the wide gap between creative concepts and digital media execution.

Read More

DISPLAY ADVERTISING

MTarget chooses iBASIS to deliver CPaaS mobile marketing campaigns via APIs

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.

Read More