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Only 10% of Major U.S Advertisers Think Their Creative and Media Teams Are Aligned

Smartly.io | May 26, 2022

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On May 24, Ad-Lib.io, a Smartly.io company, announced the publication of a new survey conducted by WBR Insights titled ‘Releasing the Power of Digital Creative’. This survey uncovers the sentiments of major U.S advertisers about the opportunities to boost ROAS via investment in creative capabilities. It also discusses the roadblocks in the way of creative effectiveness. To get these insights, WBR surveyed 100 major U.S brands and multi-brand retailers with advertising budgets greater than $50 million.

89% of the respondents felt that the creative scale, creative team acumen and creative-driven ad addressability were priorities for improved ad performance. However, only 10% felt that their creative and media teams were aligned to make this a reality.

The majority of the survey respondents struggled with agility while executing campaigns. For 64% of respondents, creative intelligence and data were important in anchoring campaign effectiveness. The majority of survey respondents use some form of a technology platform for overcoming creative management challenges. Those who do not use one are on the lookout for a solution that supports cross-team alignment, campaign automation and creative intelligence. They comprise 97% of the respondents. They hope to capitalize on the creative opportunity with the help of a platform.

“A greater focus on digital creative has the power to transform digital advertising, but as the industry moves away from reliance on cookies and other third-party data, marketers will need to find new ways to connect their big ideas with data-driven campaigns,” said Oli Marlow Thomas, Ad-Lib.io Founder.

“A greater focus on digital creative has the power to transform digital advertising, but as the industry moves away from reliance on cookies and other third-party data, marketers will need to find new ways to connect their big ideas with data-driven campaigns,” said Oli Marlow Thomas, Ad-Lib.io Founder. “This survey helps to identify the obstacles that major advertisers encounter as they scale their campaigns and identifies a role for automation and intelligence to overcome them.”

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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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OneScreen.ai Launches Most Comprehensive Public Directory of Out-of-home (OOH) Advertising Inventory and OOH Providers

OneScreen.ai | August 04, 2022

OneScreen.ai, the marketplace provider for buying and selling out-of-home (OOH) advertising, has launched the most comprehensive public directory of OOH advertising inventory with more than 3,200 OOH providers, including media companies, vendors and agencies, and more than 864,000 media listings across various categories, including billboards, street furniture, transit, and more in 340 different formats. OOH providers accustomed to manually managing inventory, long sales cycles, and time-consuming processes can now utilize a free, searchable listing in OneScreen.ai’s directory and a suite of free tools to seamlessly manage their inventory in one place, accelerate sales conversations, and become easily discoverable by potential buyers. OneScreen.ai’s robust directory is the basis for building the first public ecosystem in OOH that allows providers to interact openly and freely with buyers and marketers. “Building and deploying this exhaustive directory is the genesis to ensuring everyone can easily and openly buy or sell OOH ads,” said Sam Mallikarjunan, co-founder and CEO of OneScreen.ai. “Building and deploying this exhaustive directory is the genesis to ensuring everyone can easily and openly buy or sell OOH ads,” said Sam Mallikarjunan, co-founder and CEO of OneScreen.ai. “While other directories exist in the OOH space, none are democratized — completely open and public, without a third party intermediating to keep sellers from interacting with buyers. Now, that is no longer the case. We have incredible respect for the OOH industry’s tremendous and long-standing growth, and our mission is to continue working collaboratively with industry friends and partners to even further accelerate the success of OOH.” Media owners are able to upload, edit, and sell their inventory directly from their listing. They are also given access to free tools like campaign building, embeddable maps, and invoicing that make their inventory more accessible, discoverable, and easier for marketers to buy. OneScreen.ai invites OOH providers to claim or request their free listing and complete their profile. For more than a year, the OneScreen.ai team has worked closely with hundreds of buyers, sellers, advisors, and facilitators in the OOH industry to ensure its platform and tools solve real-world problems. Based on collaborations and partnerships with dozens of OOH providers, the company has developed multiple solutions in sales enablement, inventory management, and invoicing. “OneScreen.ai is an advocate for the OOH industry and a resource that allows my company to run more efficiently and effectively,” said David English, Vice President at AD-Trend Outdoor Advertising. “OneScreen.ai truly understands outdoor advertising, both how and why it works. I'd encourage any outdoor advertising company to have a conversation with them and learn how OneScreen.ai will help grow your business in a multitude of ways. They are at the forefront of changing the industry, and we love everything they are doing for companies like mine. The working relationship that Ad-Trend and I have with OneScreen.ai is irreplaceable." "Before using OneScreen.ai, I used generic charting and graphing programs,” said Richard Kennedy, owner of Kennedy Outdoor. “But once I reached 40-50 billboard faces, it became tough to manage everything through manual processes and spreadsheets – not to mention the space and data it took up on my computer. OneScreen.ai has allowed me to put all of my inventory in one place, and it's all hosted through their online platform." Join a live walk-through of the directory tomorrow, Thursday, August 4, 2022, at 4:00 p.m. ET. Save your seat at: https://www.onescreen.ai/webinar/lets-walk-through-the-directory OOH providers can claim their free listing in OneScreen.ai’s OOH directory at: https://www.onescreen.ai/get-listed About OneScreen.ai OneScreen.ai is accelerating the growth of real-world advertising by making it easier to buy and sell out-of-home (OOH) ads – from billboards, blimps, and buses to wrapped cars and connected TVs in bars and restaurants. OOH advertising is the only traditional ad medium still growing, and OneScreen.ai is making the entire industry more streamlined and connected with one centralized space for marketers to buy, deploy, and measure OOH advertising and for media owners to sell, manage, and invoice their inventory. Founded by former executives and alumni from Google, HubSpot, and Wayfair, OneScreen.ai earned a Great Place to Work Certification in 2022. The company is a member of the Out of Home Advertising Association of America, Inc. (OAAA), Digital Place Based Advertising Association (DPAA), World Out of Home Organization (WOO) and Geopath. To learn more, visit www.onescreen.ai and follow on LinkedIn and Twitter.

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Entravision Enters into Strategic Partnership with LATV Networks

Entravision, LATV Networks | August 30, 2022

Entravision (NYSE: EVC), a leading global advertising solutions, media and technology company, today announced a strategic partnership with LATV Networks, a minority-owned and operated media company serving the Latino community as a content hub, talent incubator and cultural advocate. “Entravision is very excited to partner with LATV Networks,” said Juan Saldivar, Chief Digital and Strategy Officer of Entravision. “Our Company has extensive digital marketing expertise when it comes to reaching growing Latino audiences. This new partnership will provide LATV Networks with avenues to expand the distribution of their younger-skewing bilingual content at scale by leveraging our advanced technology infrastructure. At the same time, it further strengthens Entravision’s marketing portfolio of digital and content platforms.” Through shared resources, content collaborations, and customized executions, Entravision and LATV Networks will deliver creative and engagement-driven solutions that will allow access to the growing influential power of Latinos. LATV Networks will be able to further advance their unique value proposition to bring to market a more comprehensive offering supercharged by Entravision. Entravision will help accelerate LATV Networks’ digital growth by providing advanced data technology and multi-channel distribution for LATV Networks’ original content. The partnership will bring to market a unique connected television (CTV) offering with over 5,000 hours of content and innovative premium digital video content designed to expand the video marketplace across LATV Networks’ core content pillars: Latino Culture, Latinas, LGBTQ+ and Afro-Latinos. “By accelerating the growth of our CTV and digital platforms uniquely emphasizing Latino culture beyond language, this partnership addresses many of the challenges of marketing to our diverse and nuanced culture. Together, Entravision and LATV Networks will deliver unprecedented value to advertisers looking for innovative and flexible ways to reach Hispanic consumers of all ages, language choices, and media consumption preferences,” said Andres Palencia, CEO of LATV Networks. “By accelerating the growth of our CTV and digital platforms uniquely emphasizing Latino culture beyond language, this partnership addresses many of the challenges of marketing to our diverse and nuanced culture. Together, Entravision and LATV Networks will deliver unprecedented value to advertisers looking for innovative and flexible ways to reach Hispanic consumers of all ages, language choices, and media consumption preferences,” said Andres Palencia, CEO of LATV Networks. Adding to Mr. Palencia’s statement, Bruno Seros-Ulloa, President of LATV Networks stated, “This collaboration addresses the increasing demand for our groundbreaking, authentic Latino content that can now be even further amplified with Entravision’s support. From arts and entertainment to food, fashion, music and lifestyle, LATV Networks truly immerses itself in all things Latino.” “The union of Entravision, a proven leader in the Hispanic media market, and LATV Networks, a unique content hub for the Latino community, offers brands even more opportunities to share robust and creative campaigns with their target audiences,” said Chris Munoz, EVP of National Sales for Entravision. “Marketers are more aggressive now than ever before when it comes to engaging with consumers. As a result, they recognize the importance of delivering their message in precisely the right environment. Our vast portfolio of combined assets will provide our new mutual clients with a variety of innovative solutions that meet their evolving marketing needs.” Through LATV Networks’ high volume production capabilities, this partnership addresses the increasing demand for authentic Latino content. Entravision will assist and support LATV Networks with the expansion of their content on streaming platforms such as Pluto TV, STIR, VIX and Peacock, among others. Further, Entravision and LATV Networks will approach new sales initiatives with customized incentives to provide first-to-market omni-channel offerings as well as open cross-promotion sales and distribution opportunities to advertisers. For more information on programming and how to watch LATV Networks, please visit latv.com/schedule. About Entravision Entravision is a leading global advertising solutions, media and technology company connecting brands to consumers. Our dynamic portfolio includes digital, television and audio offerings. Digital, our largest revenue segment, is comprised of four business units: our digital sales representation business; Smadex, our programmatic ad purchasing platform; our branding and mobile performance solutions business; and our digital audio business. Through our digital sales representation business, we connect global media companies such as Meta, Twitter, TikTok and Spotify with advertisers in primarily emerging growth markets worldwide. Smadex is our mobile-first demand side platform, enabling advertisers to execute performance campaigns using machine learning. We also offer a branding and mobile performance solutions business, which provides managed services to advertisers looking to connect with global consumers, primarily on mobile devices, and our digital audio business provides digital audio advertising solutions for advertisers in the Americas. In addition to digital, Entravision has 49 television stations and is the largest affiliate group of the Univision and UniMás television networks. Entravision also manages 46 primarily Spanish-language radio stations that feature nationally recognized, Emmy award-winning talent. Shares of Entravision Class A Common Stock trade on The New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol: EVC. Learn more about all of our media, marketing and technology offerings at entravision.com or connect with us on LinkedIn and Facebook. About LATV Networks Latino Alternative TV (LATV) is a pioneering bilingual media company elevating the Latino voices redefining culture. LATV is a certified minority-owned company amplifying authentic bilingual content through cable TV, digital publishing, social media, and streaming. LATV content emphasizes Latino culture and Latina empowerment, as well as LGBTQ+ and Afro-Latino pride. For more information visit latv.com.

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