prnewswire | March 28, 2023
Premium digital out of home (DOOH) media owner Ocean Outdoor has announced an exclusive partnership with the Web3 engagement platform SmartMedia Technologies (SMT).
The collaboration allows Ocean to leverage The SmartMedia Stack, SMT's self-serve, no-code, drag, drop and distribute studio, further elevating the connection between large format digital outdoor and mobile screens for brands seeking immersive audience experiences.
Using Ocean Labs' technology packages and fast wifi connections, outdoor audiences can connect to full motion screens via their mobile phones to access token powered games, either collecting objects in real time or using their handsets to control different objects to receive a branded or personalised NFT (non-fungible token), powered by SMT.
Once collected, these tokens are then added to virtual wallets to be redeemed for prizes, samples or offers either immediately at the point of play, in store or online as part of advertising promotions.
Catherine Morgan, managing director of Ocean Labs, said: "The opportunity to host seamless easy to access memorable experiences on Ocean screens which respond in real time to individual interactions is clearly a winning formula for brands looking to build engagement and loyalty out of home. Working with SMT, we will also look to extend real world OOH interactions into Web3 virtual experiences, allowing players to redeem their virtual tokens in other realms."
The partnership follows the success of Lacoste Heroes, Coty's experiential fragrance sampling and pop-up at Westfield London. The activation was the centrepiece for a nationwide virtual treasure hunt in which Coty offered 120,000 NFTs for collection via an AR game accessed through QR codes on Ocean's wider DOOH network.
The campaign delivered impressive results attracting 92,000 total unique visitors and 34,600 AR game users. Some 24,012 gifts were redeemed, with 49% of players redeeming their free sample through the AR experience against a benchmark of 35%. 23,837 users opted-in to e-marketing.
Tyler Moebius, CEO of SmartMedia Technologies, said: "Pairing SmartMedia Technologies' enterprise engagement platform with Ocean Outdoor's market-leading screen offerings enables us to bring yet another revolutionary new layer of interactivity and attribution to our client's campaigns."
"Our mobile experiences enable marketers to seize the decisive moment they capture a consumer's attention with an eye-catching social media campaign, QR code on their packaging or an unmissable offer on Ocean Outdoor's OOH screens and immediately drive them into highly engaging activations that surprise, delight and captivate. We're excited to continue working with Ocean Outdoor supercharging dwell time and brand affinity through our powerful DTC offerings, which deliver unparalleled attribution, first party data capture and ROI for our partners."
About Ocean Outdoor
A partner company of Atairos, the independent strategic investment company, Ocean Outdoor is the leading operator of digital out of home (DOOH) advertising across the UK, Northern and Continental Europe. The Group's network of 4,000+ screens covers seven countries and 351 cities, with its technological capabilities delivering the most impactful and measurable DOOH brand and advertising experiences.
Ocean's portfolio comprises of some of the most iconic locations including the Piccadilly Lights and the BFI IMAX and the company also works closely with high-profile landlords, including Landsec, Unibail-Rodamco-Westfield (URW), the BFI, Nuveen and the Canary Wharf Group, as well as major city councils on the development of its network.
To date the Group's growth has been driven by tender wins and the rollout of new locations, as well acquisitions that complement the existing portfolio. Since 2018, Ocean has completed seven acquisitions which has enabled it to expand its UK footprint into the Netherlands, the Nordics and Germany.
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MonetizeMore | March 06, 2023
MonetizeMore, a company that partners with web publishers and app developers for ad monetization, has acquired Advanced Ads, an ad tech platform. Advanced Ads is a popular WordPress plugin for ad management with over 1,300 votes on WordPress.org and a 4.9-star rating. MonetizeMore's acquisition of Advanced Ads comes after being listed for three consecutive years on The Globe and Mail's ranking of Canada's Top Growing Companies.
MonetizeMore can enhance its ad optimization solutions by acquiring Advanced Ads features, including flexible ad injection and user/page content-based targeting. Incorporating these features will bolster MonetizeMore's existing publisher offering without the need for coding skills.
The acquisition will be implemented immediately, and the two platforms will be integrated shortly. In addition, the company plans to provide continued support to the existing clients of Advanced Ads while introducing them to MonetizeMore's platform, PubGuru, powered by artificial intelligence and other tools.
MonetizeMore is a technology company that specializes in programmatic advertising. It offers various services, including ad optimization, ad inventory management, and ad revenue maximization, which help publishers generate more revenue from their online advertising efforts. MonetizeMore leverages advanced technologies like machine learning and artificial intelligence to provide its clients with personalized solutions tailored to their unique needs. In addition, their team of experts works closely with publishers to analyze their ad performance data and identify areas for improvement. MonetizeMore's goal is to help publishers increase their ad revenue and achieve long-term success in the ever-changing world of online advertising.
Kochava | February 15, 2023
On February 14, 2023, Kochava, a real-time data solutions provider, announced its acquisition of Machine Advertising, joining brands with app marketers and enhancing its measurement solutions and presence in the EMEA region.
Kochava and Machine Advertising collaborated throughout the 2022 year for its incremental lift analyses with Machine's Always-on Incremental Measurement (AIM) product. This collaboration resulted in a productized approach to always-on incremental measurement services, according to Kochava Advertisers. In addition, this AIM product can work with other measurement toolsets and Kochava, the opposite of any mobile measurement partner (MMP) solution.
AIM, a marketing mix modeling tool, provides real-time incremental insights and enhances advertisers' drives. It also makes it easy for advertisers to learn the impact of factors like seasonality and channel saturation on the advertisement. It also suggests artificial intelligence (AI) recommendations optimize budget allocation. As a result, it is a critical tool for CFOs forecasting around a recession environment, increasing return on ad spend (ROAS) even in economic uncertainty.
Founder and CEO of Kochava, Charles Manning, said, "Machine's product focus to deliver always-on incrementality measurement aligns perfectly with our own objectives to add instant value to our clients. As a company built on customer-driven innovation, we are always looking for new best-in-class solutions to add to our solutions suite."
(Source – Business Wire)
CEO of Machine Advertising, Gary Danks, said, "We are thrilled to join forces with Kochava, a company that shares our commitment to innovation and customer-centric values." He added, "Our products integrate seamlessly into Kochava's already impressive portfolio, delivering unparalleled mobile measurement products and driving even greater success for our clients. Our team will support Kochava's EMEA expansion plans and being part of a larger organization allows us to take our vision to the next level and have a greater impact on the industry."
(Source – Business Wire)
Kochava, an attribution and measurement solutions provider for data-driven marketers, has been empowering publishers and advertisers with its Marketers Operating SystemTM (m/OS) for growth, integration, and management of customer identity, data controls and measurement since 2011. It unifies data and channel solutions with the operating system, simplifying data aggregation and reporting. Its platform also provides unlimited publisher and advertiser tools like building third-party solutions in the platform. In addition, it enhances data access and value action success through return on investment (ROI) increment. Headquartered in Sandpoint, Idaho, it provides customer-driven innovation, data security and growth worldwide.