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Outbrain Appoints Allen Sharma As Director of Sales For India Region

Outbrain | September 06, 2021

New Delhi, September, 06 2021 -- Outbrain, a leading recommendation platform for the open web, has appointed Allen Sharma as Director Sales for India Region. Sharma will be responsible for growing the demand side business within the region as well as spearheading other sales initiatives across advertisers, brands and agency partners in India.

Prior to joining Outbrain, Allen was the Head of Digital Sales at ABP Network where he was responsible for launching the brands & agencies business, as well as new products and revenue verticals. A seasoned digital professional and sales leader in the digital and broadcast media industry, Sharma has also worked at ABP Network, Times Network, Bloomberg UTV and Network18.

“I am very excited to take up this new challenge and contribute to Outbrain's next phase of growth in India,” said Sharma. “Having been listed on NASDAQ last month, we recognize the need for Outbrain to continue to grow our business in India to the next level.”

“We are delighted to have Allen on board as Director of Sales in India,” said Sandeep Balani, Head of India Outbrain. “Outbrain is rightly poised to grow as a preferred recommendation platform in coming years with premium publishers like Network18, Jagran and Hindustan Times. Allen’s prior experience in Digital Sales and his roles in previous companies and ventures will provide us insights to grow our revenue and brand offering.”,

About Outbrain
Outbrain (Nasdaq: OB) is a leading recommendation platform for the open web. Our technology enables 10 billion daily recommendations to consumers across more than 7,000 online properties and connects advertisers to these audiences to grow their business. Founded in 2006, Outbrain is headquartered in New York with offices in 18 cities worldwide.

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IAS Partners with Gadsme to Provide Greater Transparency for In-Game Advertising Performance

Integral Ad Science | December 16, 2022

Integral Ad Science, a global leader in digital media quality, today announced a first-to-market partnership with Gadsme, a premium in-game advertising platform. The partnership will enable IAS to verify Gadsme ad inventory globally and provide marketers with third-party viewability and invalid traffic measurement (IVT) through the IAS Signal platform. "As the global in-game advertising market continues to grow, we are excited to partner with Gadsme to further develop campaign measurability and performance in gaming environments," said Tom Sharma, Chief Product Officer of IAS. "This partnership creates a new level of transparency for marketers and will ensure confidence that they are engaging real users and driving outcomes." In-game environments have posed various challenges for verification measurement, including multiple device types and platforms, which make it difficult to use a single tech suite for verification coverage. IAS's solution combats this issue by enabling marketers to validate that impressions are fraud-free, verify their campaigns reach real people, and equip them with critical campaign insights. All media quality measurements for in-game ads are reported through the IAS Signal platform and include mobile and web browsing campaigns. "This announcement further solidifies Gadsme as a transformative tech leader for the gaming ad industry specifically in 3D environments. Gadsme's non-intrusive video, display, and audio ad formats enable publishers to monetize their games without interrupting a player's experience. This is hugely advantageous to global brands and helps advertisers reach their target audience in a safe and ideal environment. Gadsme is proud to partner with IAS to deliver greater transparency for our inventory, and to help drive in-game advertising forward," Simon Spaull, Chief Revenue Officer & Co-Founder at Gadsme. IAS is expanding integrations with gaming partners to provide greater transparency into advertising performance. IAS will continue to address verification measurement across the broader in-game advertising landscape to provide advertisers coverage where it counts. 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, IAS works with thousands of top advertisers and premium publishers worldwide. About Gadsme Gadsme is the world's most advanced premium in-game ad monetisation platform, specializing in all non-intrusive ad formats, including video, display and audio. Gadsme was recently backed by UbiSoft and Galaxy Interactive, and works with the largest gaming and advertisers worldwide. Gadsme's unique product offers stability and premium inventory, with a suite of unique options, including clickable performance based in-game ads and recently launched audio ads, to serve the entire advertising world with measurable KPIs and maximize revenue for game studios.

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Integral Ad Science Appoints Khurrum Malik as Chief Marketing Officer

Integral Ad Science | November 29, 2022

Integral Ad Science (Nasdaq: IAS) today announced the appointment of Khurrum Malik as Chief Marketing Officer (CMO) effective immediately. Malik will accelerate market growth initiatives for IAS and lead its global marketing strategy. Malik will be based in New York and report directly to Yannis Dosios, Chief Commercial Officer. Malik is a technology marketing leader with a broad range of experience driving growth for public and private companies. Most recently, Malik was Head of Global Business Marketing at Spotify, where he led business marketing, creative, product marketing, measurement, and analytics teams within Spotify’s advertising business. Previously, he served as CMO of Compass, a real estate technology platform, and was Head of Product Marketing at Meta. Malik holds an MBA, M.S., and B.A. from the University of Virginia. “Khurrum’s impressive background and passion for technology and marketing will be instrumental to driving our go-to-market strategies and increasing awareness of our value proposition,” said Yannis Dosios, Chief Commercial Officer IAS. “Khurrum’s impressive background and passion for technology and marketing will be instrumental to driving our go-to-market strategies and increasing awareness of our value proposition,” said Yannis Dosios, Chief Commercial Officer IAS. “We are excited for him to lead the marketing effort for IAS.” “IAS has set the global benchmark for trust and transparency in digital media quality. I look forward to working with the entire IAS team to ensure global marketers, publishers, and media platforms understand how best to leverage our technology and insights to activate brand-safe and ROI-driven campaigns,” said Malik. Malik is a recognized industry leader, having guided teams to win Cannes Lions (Gold), AdAge Creativity, Webby, and Internet Advertising Bureau awards. 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, IAS works with thousands of top advertisers and premium publishers worldwide. For more information, visit integralads.com.

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MonetizeMore Wins Google Innovation Award for 2022

MonetizeMore | November 14, 2022

Google has just announced the winner of its 2022 Innovation Awards in the Google Certified Publisher Partner Summit. MonetizeMore has done it again by hitting another significant milestone in ad tech innovation by winning the 2022 Google Innovation Award for Ad Setup Policy Violations. This prestigious award is given to ad tech companies with the most innovative solutions for publishers, and we’re happy to be recognized alongside other top companies in the field. We are thrilled to announce that MonetizeMore was chosen from multiple ad tech companies for Traffic Cop, our industry-standard IVT detection and blocking solution that helps publishers prevent and fix ad setup policy violations (ASPV). ASPV is the total number of policy violations found on your website. This is not an easy market to break into, but with our vision of the future of the adtech industry and our dedication to providing real solutions that are easy to implement and deliver promised results, we made it happen. We are proud to be the first adtech company to win the Google Innovation award not once but twice, a very impressive feat in such a competitive year. MonetizeMore initially won Google’s Most Innovative Technology Award back in 2020 for the #1 ad fraud solution. Traffic Cop is the industry’s leading Invalid Traffic Detection & Blocking solution that leverages advanced AI with fingerprinting algorithms to identify and block invalid traffic, preventing both your site’s revenue loss and your users’ frustration with slow load times and frequent ad interruptions. Traffic Cop also provides granular insights to help publishers fix their ad setup policy violations, dig deeper into their site’s incoming traffic, detect IVT by device, UTM source, sessions, and much more. Our reports have helped hundreds of publishers fix and block invalid traffic on their ad inventory keeping them safe from getting blacklisted by advertisers. As a result, your ad inventory steers clear from revenue clawbacks, policy violations, and potential AdSense bans. Thanks to Google for really showing how important it is to keep on track for policy violations. This is specifically under the realm of invalid traffic. What a lot of publishers and Google Certified Publisher Partners don’t understand is that invalid traffic isn’t just traffic quality, it’s an ad setup policy violation. This comes under ad stacking, hidden ad units, aggressive refreshes, and click spam. These come all under the portion of invalid traffic and we have created tools under Traffic Cop that creates notifications and provides granular reports so that publishers can actually detect these ad setup policy violations and go through them step by step to fix them so that their policy violations can be prevented, fixed and ultimately their businesses are safer from revenue clawbacks. We’ve been able to decrease publishers’ revenue clawbacks by over 10X. We’re now able to offer Traffic Cop not only to publishers but also GCPPs via API and our reporting setup. To ultimately help the ecosystem and get rid of invalid traffic and ad setup policy violations!- Kean Graham, CEO of MonetizeMore. It is crucial to us since Google is such an influential player in the adtech industry, which makes them a good litmus test for how we’re doing overall. It’s gratifying to know that our hard work is being recognized and we hope it will continue in the years to come. This year, we have helped over 373 publishers with their ad setup policy violations and saved them hundreds of thousands of dollars in revenue clawbacks through Traffic Cop to optimize their overall ad setup and eliminate IVT. We are honored to use this annual award to motivate us to continue providing cutting-edge technology solutions that help publishers save time and money.

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