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.
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.
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Meld | July 04, 2022
Following an extensive agency review, The Enrollment Management Association (EMA) has selected MELD Advertising to provide creative design and marketing communications strategy for their exclusive member publication, The Yield.
EMA's reach is extensive, and the organization's breadth of resources is unrivaled globally in terms of providing actionable insights that fuel professional development, enrollment, and organizational success.
"We are excited to be a part of the meaningful work that the EMA is doing in independent schools globally, It's critical work that supports enrollment leaders, schools, families—and most importantly, the students themselves. Our other clients offer products and services that help improve people's lives. Naturally, we are thrilled to be working with the EMA!"
-Derek Wood, MELD's Founder and Executive Creative Director.
The selection team was impressed with MELD's ideas on how to elevate The Yield, among other important initiative ideas. Their understanding of our audience and creative vision, and their ability to deliver results made for a winning combination, said Jennifer O'Brien, Director of Communications. We are looking forward to a productive and successful partnership.
The EMA is helping enrollment leaders grow and achieve professional success through a number of important initiatives. We are eager to use our deep experience and unique integrated approach to help develop and amplify EMA's important story and mission, said Monika Nagarsheth, Lead Strategist and Operations Director.
MELD's first project for the EMA has launched this month.
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.
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.