Integral Ad Science, Viant Technology | September 23, 2021
Viant Technology Inc., a leading people-based advertising software company and Integral Ad Science, a global leader in digital media quality, today announced an expanded partnership integrating IAS's CTV fraud pre-bid solution within the Adelphic advertising software, enhancing CTV fraud protection capabilities for brands and agencies.
Through the expanded partnership, Viant’s brands and agencies can now optimize their CTV campaigns to avoid known sources of bot fraud and other forms of invalid traffic (IVT).
“Viant’s expertise and CTV scalability uniquely position us to bring this partnership to brands and agencies,” said Jon Ahuna, Senior Vice President of Technical Operations, Viant. “We remain committed to working with trusted partners, such as Integral Ad Science, to support the current and future needs of CTV advertisers.”
Connected TV is among the fastest-growing channels in digital advertising today. According to eMarketer, 67% of the U.S. population is expected to be using CTV by 2025, representing a $27 billion-dollar ad market.
“With our CTV fraud pre-bid solution, we’re helping brands and agencies optimize their CTV campaigns more effectively and make every impression count,” said Chance Johnson, Chief Revenue Officer, IAS. “Our expanded partnership with Viant provides their customers with important insights and control to maximize their media buying for CTV campaigns.”
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.
Viant is a leading people-based advertising software company that enables marketers and their agencies to centralize the planning, buying and measurement of their advertising investments across most channels. Viant’s self-service Demand Side Platform (DSP), Adelphic®, is an enterprise software platform enabling marketers to execute programmatic advertising campaigns across Connected TV, Linear TV, mobile, desktop, audio and digital out-of-home channels. Viant’s Identity Resolution capabilities have linked 115 million U.S. households to more than 1 billion connected devices and are combined with access to more than 280,000 audience attributes from more than 70 people-based data partners. Viant is an Ad Age 2021 Best Places to Work award winner and the Adelphic DSP is featured on AdExchanger’s 2021 Programmatic Power Players list.
BWZ, Crozdesk | April 29, 2022
Vancouver-based media company Black and White Zebra (BWZ) announced the acquisition of London-based SaaS lead generation company Crozdesk. Crozdesk has recently launched a vendor platform, SoftwareSelect, which helps procurement teams find the right tools for their organizations. With this acquisition, BWZ will be able to provide its customers with better software recommendations thanks to its lead generation platform for SaaS firms.
BWZ was founded in 2011, and it has managed to build a portfolio of online publications that cover project management, product management, people management, customer experience, quality assurance, etc. For SaaS firms like Monday.com, ClickUp, and Smartsheet, BWZ generates millions of leads and millions of unique visitors each month.
Crozdesk, a London, UK-based SaaS lead-generation startup, and its recently launched vendor platform SoftwareSelect have been acquired for $3.6 million today, the company stated. BWZ's acquisition of the company will allow it to give its customers more thorough software recommendations.
The official statement from BWZ on this acquisition conveys the plans ahead, a transformation from a major media publisher to an advanced media technology business.
"Since its launch more than a decade ago, BWZ has helped millions of people and organizations through engaging content including detailed how-to guides, training courses and member forums that help people succeed at work," says Ben Aston, founder and CEO. , BWZ.
"Since its launch more than a decade ago, BWZ has helped millions of people and organizations through engaging content including detailed how-to guides, training courses and member forums that help people succeed at work," says Ben Aston, founder and CEO. , BWZ. "We are passionate about connecting people with the right tools and technology, and we deliver engaging content for our readers that is also highly optimized for our ad partners. This acquisition transforms our business from a major media publisher to an advanced media technology business, and we have a tremendous opportunity ahead of us."
Over the past three years, Crozdesk has executed lead generation, PPC, and intent data campaigns for over 500 software providers and employs AI to classify over 13,000 software products in over 350 categories. The company uses machine learning to rate and evaluate vendors on its platform, and it runs a network of online publishers across the software sector, expanding its reach through intent data and lead creation.
For Crozdesk, this acquisition is expected to bring the desired scale for their products and services.
"Combining the reach, scale and engaging content of BWZ with our digital lead generation solutions used by over 13,000 software vendors makes this an exciting opportunity for both companies," comments Nicholas Hopper, Founder and CEO. of Crozdesk. "We have the ability to provide deep insights into enterprise buyer behavior and provide our partners with invaluable data for sales, marketing and customer success."
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DHgate | November 30, 2021
China's leading B2B cross-border e-commerce marketplace DHgate and Google recently announced the launch of a joint advertisement solution to make it faster and easier for exporters to market overseas to drive online sales.
This solution, which is called Huitou Advertising Platform and also marks first of its kind in China, has significantly lowered the barrier for 2.3 million sellers on DHgate, most of whom are micro, small, and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs). With this solution, sellers can carry effective marketing campaigns, leveraging Google Shopping and Google Smart Shopping, in over 200 different countries and regions across the world.
With Huitou, Google’s ads solution offering will be seamlessly integrated into DHgate's marketing platform for sellers, alongside other established advertising tools offered by the e-commerce company.
It is thus easily accessible within DHgate's portal for sellers or an external portal outside the e-commerce marketplace, sparing sellers' needs to register a Google account.
Huitou allows each of the sellers on the DHgate platform to set an advertisement plan, including budget, timing, and the destination country within minutes, and execute this plan conveniently and efficiently.
Moreover, Huitou offers data such as clicks and deal values for DHgate sellers to better analyse advertisement results.
"Google has been committed to developing innovative and helpful digital marketing tools and services for many years," said Bai Yong, head of Channel Partner at Google Greater China. "We are excited to collaborate with DHgate, to leverage its foresight in building innovative marketing services to better empower its sellers, and we look forward to the improved performance and efficiency of their overseas marketing with this brand-new solution."
Huitou comes at the right time for DHgate sellers as China's cross-border e-commerce import and export have witnessed a 20.1% year-on-year growth in the first three quarters of this year, according to data released by the General Administration of Customs.
This cooperation with Google is also a significant breakthrough for DHgate in attracting buyers worldwide and enriching marketing scenes for cross-border sellers."
Li Wei, general manager of the marketing center at DHgate.
Before this collaboration, Google had already been one of the most critical channels for cross-border businesses to reach customers worldwide. DHgate, based on its 17 years of data insight accumulation and algorithm iteration, has been the leading company in leveraging search engines to boost sales.
According to SimilarWeb data, in 2020, 45.4% of the total traffic of DHgate came from Google and other search engines, higher than the percentage of 33.5% for the following B2B cross-border e-commerce company.
"We believe, Huitou, which combines Google Ads' merits and DHgate's data, technology advantages over these years, is bound to provide an enjoyable user experience to DHgate sellers." Li added.
Founded in 2004, DHgate has become the leading B2B cross-border e-commerce marketplace in China. Through our global operations and offices, including in the USA and UK, we reach millions of people with trusted products and services. As of December 31, 2020, DHgate served more than 36 million registered buyers from 223 countries and regions by connecting them to over 2.3 million sellers in China and other countries, with over 25 million live listings on the platform annually.