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The Arena Group Deepens Investment in Advertising Data Infrastructure, Hires New VP to Lead Strategy

The Arena Group | October 27, 2022 | Read time : 04:00 min

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The Arena Group, (NYSE American: AREN) (the “Company” or “The Arena Group”) a tech-powered media company home to more than 240 brands, including Sports Illustrated, TheStreet, Inc. (“TheStreet”), Parade Media (“Parade”), and HubPages, Inc. operating on a single technology platform, today announced further investment in its data infrastructure for advertising partners to optimize audience reach. As the first step in this process, the company hired Stephanie Mazzamaro, who will serve as VP, Data Strategy and Operations, Advertising, Partnerships, and Revenue.

Mazzamaro joins The Arena Group after four years at Trusted Media Brands where she served as VP, Data Product & Operations. She helped the media brand transition from third-party cookies by conducting a data management platform change, amplifying their capabilities, completing a taxonomy overhaul, targeting video and display to a contextually relevant suite of content, and diversifying their portfolio. Prior to her time at Trusted Media Brands, Mazzamaro was Senior Director, Data Solutions and Programmatic Revenue at Univision and spent six years at Forbes in various roles in data and analytics.

“We are committed to helping our advertising partners leverage the right mix of content, context, audience, and performance attributes to reach qualified consumers in the most effective way possible,” said Jeremy Fass, SVP, Digital Ad Revenue at The Arena Group.

“We are committed to helping our advertising partners leverage the right mix of content, context, audience, and performance attributes to reach qualified consumers in the most effective way possible,” said Jeremy Fass, SVP, Digital Ad Revenue at The Arena Group. “We are excited to welcome Stephanie, an industry veteran with a proven track record of success, to lead the data strategy effort across our properties. Her hiring is the first step in a series of significant investments to continue our growth with new products, services, and insights, while also future-proofing our business.”

“I’m excited to have this incredible opportunity to lead The Arena Group’s major data initiatives,” said Stephanie. “Between the movements across identity and the coming demise of the third-party cookie, this is a time of unprecedented change in advertising. l am looking forward to continuing the company’s already stellar partnerships with our advertising affiliates — and I hope to build and maintain close relationships with the qualified consumers they are looking for.”

The Arena Group recently reported a strong second-quarter earnings report, including a record 87% revenue growth, driven largely by advertising and third-party revenue generation. With an 82% year-over-year rise in monthly average pageviews compared to 2021, the company is positioned strongly in front of its targeted customer groups, driving increased digital advertising revenue.

For more information on The Arena Group, visit thearenagroup.net.

About The Arena Group
The Arena Group creates robust digital destinations that delight consumers with powerful journalism and news about the things they love – their favorite sports teams, advice on investing, the inside scoop on personal finance, and the latest on lifestyle essentials. With powerful technology, editorial expertise, data management, and marketing savvy, the transformative company enables brands like Sports Illustrated, TheStreet and Parade to deliver highly relevant content and experiences that consumers love. To learn more, visit www.thearenagroup.net.

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Programmatic is the best combination of targeting, reach, frequency, and performance to succeed in reaching your best prospects to deliver measurable results and ROI. Programmatic includes many channels such as display and native advertising, audio or video, and out-of-home. Programmatic reaches all screens, e.g. Smartphones, tablets, laptops, and PCs.

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Zeta Announces Support for AWS for Advertising & Marketing Initiative

Zeta | December 06, 2022

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Blockboard and FreeWheel Collaborate to Expand Advertisers' CTV Inventory

FreeWheel | January 04, 2023

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Broadsign Collaboration Strengthens StackAdapt’s Programmatic DOOH Offering

Broadsign, StackAdapt | January 31, 2023

As demand for out-of-home (OOH) advertising continues to rise, StackAdapt, announced a collaboration with Broadsign that enables agencies and brands to access new OOH advertising options. The advertising technology partnership expands the OOH inventory accessible on StackAdapt's multi-channel digital advertising platform, giving StackAdapt users access to premium international screens in high-traffic areas through the Broadsign supply-side platform (SSP). The combination of Broadsign's worldwide SSP with StackAdapt's multi-channel digital advertising platform allows media buyers to effortlessly include global digital out-of-home (DOOH) advertisements across roadside, retail, transport, and beyond into programmatic multi-channel campaigns. The merger of two industry-leading ad tech platforms makes it simpler for media buyers to broaden their audience reach and boost engagement across additional digital channels. It also provides StackAdapt users with opportunities to increase brand exposure and interact more effectively with global audiences. Senior Director of Inventory, StackAdapt, Lina Wangfang, said, “Demand for out-of-home advertising has risen sharply in recent years and continues to grow as more marketers double down on brand-building investments amidst the current economic climate.” She added, “Our collaboration with Broadsign significantly expands the available programmatic out-of-home inventory on our multi-channel platform for agencies who may not have previously considered the medium. Out-of-home plays well with mobile, social, and CTV, and we expect this integration will help drive new growth here at StackAdapt, and fuel the continued evolution of multi-channel.” (Source – ExchangeWire) VP of global media sales at Broadsign, John Dolan, said, “Programmatic is the future of out-of-home, and our latest integration with StackAdapt will drive new attention to the medium to help spur the growth of out-of-home and multi-channel.” He explained, “We’re thrilled to team with StackAdapt to bring more media buyers, including midsize agencies, access to a medium that’s proven to boost brand awareness and online activation. We look forward to building on our partnership with StackAdapt.” (Source – ExchangeWire) About Broadsign Broadsign enables publishers, agencies, and brands to interact with global audiences through the power of out-of-home advertising. Itpowers over 425,000 signs on motorways, airports, retail malls, health clinics, and transport systems and is at the center of people's lives. The Broadsign platform assists publishers in managing their business operations more effectively while also facilitating the booking of OOH campaigns by brands and agencies. In addition, the platform offers capabilities for content delivery, playback and proof of performance, availability of sales inventory and proposal development, automated programmatic DOOH transactions, and OOH business operations.

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