Social Media Advertising
prnewswire | August 22, 2023
Food52, a leading innovator in the food, cooking, and home space, and Chicory, the leading contextual commerce advertising platform, today announced their strategic partnership aimed at enhancing the site's revenue generation capabilities and elevating the shopping experience for Food52's recipe enthusiasts. Chicory's contextual advertising and shoppable technology solutions seamlessly integrate with digital recipe content, empowering Food52's audience to discover, purchase, and enjoy culinary products with unparalleled convenience and efficiency.
"Food52 has a goal of building community and making it easier for people to discover great content and shop for the items they need in their kitchen and home," said Matt Greenberg, SVP, head of B2B at Food52. "Partnering with Chicory helps us deliver on that promise and helps our community of 30M shop the best ingredients across our vast library of recipes. For our brand partners, it gives us another opportunity to meaningfully connect with our community as they shop and buy across our platform."
As part of this partnership, over 50,000 Food52 recipes are now powered by Chicory's signature shoppable ingredients button. The shoppable technology allows site visitors to purchase the ingredients for their favorite recipes in just a few clicks. Chicory's integrations with more than 60 leading retailers enable visitors to complete their checkout at their preferred retailer in their area.
In addition to deploying Chicory's shoppable ingredients button, Food52 will monetize its recipe cards using Chicory Premium, a solution consisting of contextual in-recipe advertisements. Chicory's proprietary natural language processing algorithm ensures that the featured ads are hyper-relevant to the recipe content on the page, improving the overall user experience for site visitors and driving incremental sales for brands and retailers.
The partnership also allows Food52 to leverage Chicory's advertising sponsorship tactics, including Branded Cart and Featured Retailer, directly with its advertisers. This further enhances Food52's revenue generation capabilities and provides additional opportunities for brands and retailers to win the digital shelf via the Food52 site.
"We are excited to partner with Food52, a prominent and innovative player in the culinary industry," said Joey Petracca, co-founder and COO of Chicory. "Chicory's contextual commerce solutions will empower Food52 to monetize its content effectively while enabling CPGs to connect with high-intent shoppers, increase brand affinity, and drive products to cart. Together, we aim to elevate the online shopping experience for at-home chefs."
The partnership between Food52 and Chicory is helping propel the grocery e-commerce industry forward, providing a seamless and personalized shopping experience for the everyday cook and enhanced visibility and engagement opportunities for CPG brands. For more information about Food52 and Chicory, please visit food52.com and chicory.co, respectively.
With a monthly reach of more than 30 million, Food52 is a leading innovator in the food, cooking, and home space. Food52 believes that the kitchen is the heart of the home, and food is the center of a well-lived life. It has been named one of the most innovative companies in the world, one of the fastest-growing companies in America and New York City, and one of the hottest food voices on the internet. Food52 has garnered widespread media attention for its unique content-commerce-community model and best-in-class kitchen and home products, from The New York Times, the TODAY Show, The Wall Street Journal, Bon Appétit, and NPR, just to name a few. The team has been recognized for their leadership and industry-changing innovation by Fast Company, Digiday, and Folio:, among others.
Chicory believes in the power of recipes to inspire consumers and drive commerce. As the leading contextual commerce advertising platform, Chicory transforms recipe content into commerce media. Its platform powers a network of recipe publishers and retailers that CPG brands use to reach 110 million high-intent grocery shoppers each month. Chicory's contextual advertising and shoppable recipe solutions can be found on 5,200+ websites and food blogs, including the Food Network, Delish and LandOLakes.com. Sites enabled with our technology take grocery shoppers from inspiration to checkout in just a few clicks, driving products to cart for 60+ leading retailers.
Ad Tech and Martech
prnewswire | August 21, 2023
Today, Direct Digital Holdings, Inc. a leading advertising and marketing technology platform operating through its companies Colossus Media, LLC ("Colossus SSP"), Huddled Masses LLC ("Huddled Masses") and Orange142, LLC ("Orange142"), announced that it has partnered with Beeswax, a FreeWheel-owned programmatic buying platform.
The ad tech group, which is the ninth Black-owned company on the NASDAQ U.S. stock exchange, will collaborate with Beeswax to expand access to, as well as simplify the path for, buying multicultural – alongside general market – connected TV ad inventory.
The integration works like this: Colossus SSP, a Direct Digital Holdings-owned supply-side platform, works with both multicultural and general market publishers, giving its users access to a more diverse range of CTV ad inventory. As such, marketers and agencies that use FreeWheel's Beeswax to buy CTV ads can now reach a wider array of viewers.
This partnership and its accompanying capabilities are noteworthy as they provide a much needed and timely solve for many of the issues that marketers and agencies are facing today, including a dynamic, complex and fragmented TV ad ecosystem and a consumer landscape that is becoming increasingly more multicultural and diverse.
On a more technical note, this partnership includes integrations on both the buy and sell sides of CTV ad buying. On the buy side, Direct Digital Holdings' two digital marketing companies, Orange142 and Huddled Masses, will work with Beeswax to serve CTV ad placements for marketers. On the sell side, as outlined above, Direct Digital Holdings will work with Beeswax on simplifying and expanding access to both multicultural and general market CTV ad inventory via the group's supply-side platform, Colossus SSP.
"The media and marketing landscape today is very nuanced – from fast-changing innovations to constant industry fragmentation to audiences that are becoming increasingly more diverse and harder to reach, across multiple screens," said Mark Walker, CEO, Direct Digital Holdings. "Taking that into account, we sought a partner who brought a real-time, holistic understanding of the ecosystem, as well as a track record of creating simple and much needed, innovative solutions that remove friction and address and resolve the needs of marketers today. FreeWheel, through its work with Beeswax, exemplifies and understands these key traits and we're excited to be working with them."
"We are humbled and thrilled to team up with a partner who not only understands this space, but also is minority owned," said Tess O'Brien, VP, Head of Revenue, Beeswax. "We look forward to working with Direct Digital Holdings to drive innovation and growth in CTV, while helping to provide Beeswax's clients with an easier pathway to access multicultural content within the programmatic ecosystem."
About Direct Digital Holdings
Direct Digital Holdings (Nasdaq: DRCT), owner of operating companies Colossus SSP, Huddled Masses, and Orange 142, brings state-of-the-art sell- and buy-side advertising platforms together under one umbrella company. Direct Digital Holdings' sell-side platform, Colossus SSP, offers advertisers of all sizes extensive reach within general market and multicultural media properties. The company's subsidiaries Huddled Masses and Orange142 deliver significant ROI for middle market advertisers by providing data-optimized programmatic solutions at scale for businesses in sectors that range from energy to healthcare to travel to financial services. Direct Digital Holdings' sell- and buy-side solutions manage approximately 136,000 clients monthly, generating over 250 billion impressions per month across display, CTV, in-app and other media channels.
FreeWheel empowers all segments of The New TV Ecosystem. We are structured to provide the full breadth of solutions the advertising industry needs to achieve their goals. We provide the technology, data enablement and convergent marketplaces required to ensure buyers and sellers can transact across all screens, across all data types, and all sales channels, in order to ensure the ultimate goal – results for marketers. With offices in New York, San Francisco, Chicago, London, Paris, Beijing, and across the globe, FreeWheel, A Comcast Company, stands to advocate for the entire industry through the FreeWheel Council for Premium Video.
Founded in 2014 by a team of former Google executives, Beeswax is the programmatic buying platform that gives media buyers ownership and total control. Its Bidder-as-a-Service™ platform gives brands, media companies, and advertising technology firms greater control, flexibility, and transparency over their programmatic advertising. Beeswax customers include Uber, DraftKings and Nexstar. Beeswax is headquartered in New York City and has raised $28 million in funding from leading investors including Foundry Group, RRE, You & Mr. Jones, and Amasia.vc.
Ad Networks, Ad Tech and Martech
Business Wire | July 24, 2023
Scibids, the global leader in artificial intelligence (AI) for customizable bidding solutions, announces an expansion to its long-standing partnership with Google Display & Video 360 (DV360) as the first Custom Bidding partner. Custom Bidding, a groundbreaking product in Display & Video 360, empowers advertisers to customize the bidding algorithm so that it aligns more closely with the desired business outcome. This solution provides customers with more precise control over ad decisioning and price valuation of each impression opportunity. Custom Bidding has evolved into a pivotal feature that showcases Display & Video 360's resolute commitment to openness and customization for its power users.
With this first-of-its-kind partnership, advertisers and their agencies will gain streamlined access to Scibids’ customizable AI for their bidding strategies when utilizing Display & Video 360 Custom Bidding. Scibids AI is specialized in full-funnel campaign optimization, ranging from upper funnel CTV interactions to lower funnel direct response display ads and everything in between. Custom Bidding can deliver increased return on ad spend (ROAS) for both direct response marketers selling online and consumers that care about offline sales such as consumer packaged goods (CPGs). The integration also streamlines operations by making terms and conditions for advertisers directly acceptable in Display & Video 360, along with in-platform billing and clearing.
The Custom Bidding functionality enables advertisers to create algorithms tailored to their specific campaign goals, resulting in an AI-powered informed bidding model that aligns with their unique business outcomes. Through the seamless collaboration between Scibids and Display & Video 360, advertisers and their agencies can now leverage this bidding strategy customization to achieve unparalleled success with efficiencies at scale.
"For over seven years, Scibids has been dedicated to providing cutting-edge AI solutions that enhance outcomes for advertisers, and we’re pleased to work with a powerhouse partner like Google Display & Video 360 that embraces development on their open infrastructure," said Remi Lemonnier, Co-founder & CEO at Scibids. "As their first fully integrated Custom Bidding partner, we are committed to working together to revolutionize advertising strategies through AI and enable our shared customers to achieve their campaign objectives effectively."
Lemonnier added, "With Custom Bidding, advertisers can unlock the full potential of their campaigns and achieve exceptional results by tailoring their bidding strategies to their unique needs and data assets. While we have been delivering the benefits of AI-powered Custom Bidding to Display & Video 360 users for some time, we’re thrilled to have worked with Google and become their first fully integrated Custom Bidding partner. "
Scibids is the global leader in AI-powered digital advertising decisioning. Founded in Paris in 2016, our mission is to grow and scale the performance of digital marketing by helping brands achieve desired business outcomes through privacy-respecting practices. Scibids AI is designed for advertisers, agencies, and all media buyers who want to improve the effectiveness and scale of their advertising campaigns. Scibids’ customizable AI auto-generates algorithms that fuel performance without relying on user tracking or profiling. Our AI is enabled within leading Demand Side Platforms (DSPs), unifies the ad stack by making planning and measurement data actionable within programmatic buys, and delivers measurable ROI for a long-lasting competitive advantage. Thousands of brands and their media agencies worldwide embrace Scibids AI for the unparalleled performance, customization and automation it provides. Learn more at www.scibids.com and download "AI, Privacy and the Future of Digital Marketing," a marketer's guide to growth in the post-cookie digital ecosystem.