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Upwave Announces Strategic Partnership with Kinetiq to Help Marketers Measure Impact of Sponsorship Advertising Dollars

Upwave | May 21, 2022

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Upwave, the leading analytics platform for brand advertising, announced a new strategic partnership with Kinetiq, a leading TV intelligence platform. Through this collaboration, Upwave will layer its brand measurement data with Kinetiq’s TV intelligence data, providing real-time data and metrics around sponsorship investments. Kinetiq’s technology recognizes and measures the number of times, location and duration of brand sponsorship campaigns via the identification of logo placement. Upwave then verifies whether the sponsorship reached the brand-specific audience via Brand Reach, and measures the effects of these sponsorships on various Brand Outcomes KPIs, such as Awareness, Consideration and Purchase Intent.

“Marketers want to be able to answer two questions about their brand investment: who did it reach, and did it work? Marketers–since the inception of brand sponsorships–have never had a deterministic way to measure their effectiveness. Together, Upwave and Kinetiq are changing the game, and taking sponsorship marketing from an art to a science.”

Chris Kelly, CEO of Upwave

Connecting large-scale branding sponsorship investments with audience sentiment hadn’t been possible until Upwave and Kinetiq’s new partnership. With the marrying of qualitative + quantitative data sets–marketers will have a unified solution to measure not only ad effectiveness but the effectiveness of sponsorship investments. For example, Kinetiq can identify a brand's logo on a sports jersey or on the field during a game, informing marketers how many times it was shown on screen, how long and where. Upwave can then layer its attitudinal data with those metrics to give a full picture of the effectiveness of sponsorship dollars.

“Having partnered with the Upwave team in the past, most recently supporting the AD Council’s Covid Ad Campaign, we saw the immediate impact of combining our data set with Upwave’s sentiment data,” said Kevin Kohn, CEO of Kinetiq. “By extending this partnership to include sponsorship measurement, we provide our customers a whole new level of insights to measure their sponsorship investments. As we continue to expand our partnership, we see broader opportunities to take Upwave's analytics into earned and owned brand initiatives–providing the industry with qualitative and quantitative analytics across paid, earned and owned.”

With this partnership, brands can now combine Kinetiq’s media metrics layered with Upwave’s deterministic brand impact data to uncover the true value of sponsorship campaigns on TV.

About Upwave
Upwave is a fast-growing analytics company providing ML-driven brand advertising measurement technology and intelligence, via a SaaS platform, to the world's leading brands, agencies, and media partners. The company is based in San Francisco and New York and backed by leading Silicon Valley venture capital investors. 

About Kinetiq
Kinetiq pushes the boundaries of TV intelligence with the first and only unified, global platform to measure the complete spectrum of paid, earned and owned TV media with the speed and precision of digital. The Kinetiq platform empowers marketers, technology partners and content owners with TV audience metrics and analytics in real-time, providing the critical data and transparency needed to make informed decisions. Formed in 2019 with the merger of iQ Media and 4C’s Teletrax, Kinetiq is trusted by leading brands, agencies, broadcasters and ISVs, including Mercedes-Benz, Red Bull, Fox Broadcasting Company and Google.

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Good-Loop Launches Purpose-Powered CTV Ad Format That Rewards Viewers' Attention With Donations To Charity

Good-Loop | October 28, 2022

Purpose-led ad platform Good-Loop today launched a new CTV ad format that rewards viewers' attention and time with a free donation to charity. Advertisers can buy the new watch-to-donate format across various CTV channels using Good-Loop's purpose-powered ad wrapper. Once the ad has been played, it generates a free donation to a charity, funded by the brand. Formats include pre, mid and post-roll. The new CTV ad unit also includes a QR code, which viewers can scan to drive through to the Good-Loop's Impact Hub, where they can find out more details about the campaign and the charity partner. They can also see how much has been raised in real-time and understand the real world impact of the funding. Participating charities include the Eden Reforestation Project, Love The Oceans and Black Minds Matter. CTV viewership is booming. eMarketer forecasts there will be 109.3 million households with a CTV by the end of 2022, which equates to 83.6% of U.S. households, while 40% of adults watch videos using CTV devices every day (source: Leichtman Research Group). Good-Loop's new CTV format gives advertisers access to this rapidly growing, highly-engaged audience in a way that drives brand purpose and delivers significantly better ad performance and ROI. Good-Loop's purpose-powered ad formats - which drive brand engagement by converting people's attention to ads into funding for good causes around the world - on average drive a 33% higher engagement rate, 50% higher completion rate and 4.5X higher ad recall than the rest of the industry - as well as building significant brand love, trust and affinity. Ryan Cochrane, COO, Good-Loop, said: "CTV viewership is exploding right now. However, increased competition means brands are finding it increasingly hard to get noticed by this rapidly expanding global audience. TV ads don't normally reward viewers for their time and attention. Good-Loop's new CTV ad format does. It enables TV viewers to make a donation to a good cause simply by watching an ad. "For consumers, rather than passive viewers, it means their precious time and attention is truly rewarded and helps to fund a good cause. For brands it's a way to do good at scale, while also standing out among the ever-growing crowd of brands tussling for CTV viewers' well-earned attention." "For consumers, rather than passive viewers, it means their precious time and attention is truly rewarded and helps to fund a good cause. For brands it's a way to do good at scale, while also standing out among the ever-growing crowd of brands tussling for CTV viewers' well-earned attention." The new watch-to-donate unit - bought on a Cost Per Completed View (CPCV) or CPM basis - is the latest ad format from Good-Loop that harnesses the value of consumer attention to do good at scale. Good-Loop, a Certified B Corporation, is on a mission to make the connection between brands and consumers more meaningful by delivering respectful ads that deliver real social impact, while also driving significant business and brand uplifts for advertisers. The advertiser receives more meaningful brand engagement, while the consumer gets to do good for free. The charity receives 50% of the ad revenue. The company has already raised £5M for charities around the world. To find out more about Good-Loop's new CTV format, click here. About Good-Loop Good-Loop is a purpose-led advertising platform that's on a mission to make advertising better for consumers, brands and the planet. The B Corps-certified company builds turnkey products for advertisers to do good at scale. Good-Loop's carbon-neutral advertising formats drive engagement by converting people's attention into donations for good causes around the world. The company's proprietary Green Media Technology also enables advertisers to measure and reduce the carbon footprint of their digital advertising. The company, which has offices in London and Edinburgh, is on a mission to make the connection between brands and consumers more meaningful by delivering respectful ads that bring real social and environmental impact, while also driving significant business and brand uplifts for advertisers. The company has raised more than $6M for charities such as Save the Children, WaterAid, Make-A-Wish, the NSPCC and WWF. Clients include L'Oreal, Nike, Unilever, Levi's, Adidas, Volvo and Mondelez. In February 2022, the company closed a Series A funding round of $6.1M, led by New York-based investment fund, Quaestus Capital Management (QCM), with additional backing from Scottish Enterprise, impact investor SIS Ventures and European ad tech fund First Party Capital, bringing total investment into the ad tech for good platform to $8.2M (£6m) since it was formed in 2016.

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VideoAmp Releases Second-by-Second Advertising Measurement Enhancement Underpinned by Commingled Dataset

VideoAmp | October 06, 2022

VideoAmp, an advertising measurement and optimization platform, has released “Second-by-Second Ads Viewership” as a new measurement offering to strengthen their currency solutions. As an enhancement to their advertising measurement solution, the offering enables TV publishers and advertisers to harness the power of VideoAmp’s commingled dataset to better assess advertiser performance and benchmark against program averages. Leveraging actualized results with inputs from both Smart TV ACR and STB viewership data across more than 39M homes, advertisers and publishers gain access to second-by-second commercial performance data in a flexible user interface. By utilizing VideoAmp’s proprietary commingled dataset, VideoAmp is solving for the inconsistencies and limitations of using a single data source. Additionally, while other in-market currency providers use average commercial viewership, which gives all commercials within a program the same rating, VideoAmp is offering distinct second-by-second measurement for each advertisement within a program or event, providing the ability for: Publishers to increase the value of their inventory with more accurate commercial and program viewership insights. Publishers can demonstrate how advertiser reach builds throughout a program, optimize inventory allocation based on exact commercial viewership throughout the program and understand viewership trends to inform content optimization. Advertisers can evaluate the performance of their specific commercial spots and optimize investment allocation to maximize audience reach. With this dashboard, advertisers can analyze their commercial performance vs. the average within a given program, analyze the impact of frequency throughout a program and identify optimal ad placement to maximize reach. BET engaged with VideoAmp to explore advanced metrics leveraging the Second-by-Second offering to understand key moments during the 2022 BET Awards. The engagement was designed to evaluate the effectiveness of the BET Awards in reaching high-value audiences across BET. “Access to second-by-second level data gives BET a unique opportunity to hyper-target and pinpoint content that resonates with our audiences and drives success. 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About VideoAmp VideoAmp is an advertising measurement and optimization platform increasing the value of advertising by redefining how media is valued, bought and sold. Our platform automates advertising workflows, deduplicates audiences across traditional TV, streaming video, digital media and walled gardens and connects media exposures to an advertiser’s sales. By unlocking new value for the entire ecosystem, our platform allows the world’s largest advertisers, agencies and publishers to align on VideoAmp’s independent measurement as a new media currency to transact against. We are transforming a 100-year-old industry by powering a more effective three-way value exchange that results in increasing the return on media investment for advertisers, increasing revenue for publishers and providing a better viewing experience for consumers. VideoAmp is headquartered in Los Angeles with offices across the United States. To learn more, visit videoamp.com. About BET BET, a unit of Paramount (NASDAQ: PARAA; PARA; PARAP), is the nation’s leading provider of quality entertainment, music, news and public affairs television programming for the African American audience. The primary BET channel is in 125 million households and can be seen in the United States, Canada, the Caribbean, the United Kingdom, sub-Saharan Africa and France. BET is the dominant African-American consumer brand with a diverse group of business extensions including BET+, the preeminent streaming service for the Black audience; BET.com, a leading Internet destination for Black entertainment, music, culture, and news; BET HER, a 24- hour entertainment network targeting the African-American Woman; BET Music Networks – BET Jams, BET Soul and BET Gospel; BET Home Entertainment; BET Live, a growing BET festival business; BET Mobile, which provides ringtones, games and video content for wireless devices; and BET International, which operates BET around the globe.

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Entravision and Meta Partner in Ghana

Entravision, Meta | October 14, 2022

Entravision (NYSE: EVC) a leading global advertising solutions, media and technology company, announced today that its Africa-based digital business unit, Entravision 365 Digital in Ghana, has become the Authorized Sales Partner of Meta, the company that owns Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp. Entravision 365 Digital will provide support, training, lines of credit and local billing to advertisers in the Ghanaian market, thereby enabling them to meet their business objectives. “This partnership reinforces our commitment to advertisers to connect brands to consumers through local strategic support, creative expertise and relevant in-market training,” said Julian Jordaan, Chief Executive Officer of Entravision 365 Digital. “This partnership reinforces our commitment to advertisers to connect brands to consumers through local strategic support, creative expertise and relevant in-market training,” said Julian Jordaan, Chief Executive Officer of Entravision 365 Digital. “As we continue to expand our presence throughout the continent of Africa, we are thrilled to partner with Meta as their Authorized Sales Partner in Ghana to equip and empower local businesses with our top-notch advertising expertise.” Jordaan continued, “We are also pleased to welcome Stephen Sawyerr as Country Manager to spearhead our partnership with Meta in Ghana. 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Learn more about our offerings at entravision.com or connect with us on LinkedIn and Facebook. About Entravision 365 Digital Entravision 365 Digital is an African online media and ad-technology business with a rich heritage in the African advertising industry. For 23 years the business has represented the largest publishers and platforms in Africa and have helped global brands reach connected consumers and drive business impact. With a mission to connect publishers to brands, and brands to consumers, Entravision 365 Digital helps brands reach audiences at scale through its exclusive partnership with leading platforms like TikTok, Anzu, Triton Digital and many more. Entravision 365 Digital is a business unit of Entravision, a leading global advertising, media and ad-tech solutions company connecting brands to consumers by representing top platforms and publishers. 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