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605 Collaborates With Conviva to Enrich Cross-screen Measurement​ of Content and Advertising Across Premium Video

605, Convi​v​a | September 22, 2022 | Read time : 05:00 min

605 Collaborates With Conviva
605, a global leader in television and cross-platform measurement, analytics and attribution, announced today a data and technology collaboration agreement with Convi​v​a, the leading streaming a​nalytics platform. This collaboration will bring de-duplicated, standardized data to video and advertising industry customers worldwide, enabling full-census measurement of content and advertising across premium video. Standardizing publisher first-party streaming data as the foundation for 605’s cross-platform measurement reporting, at scale, will enable new levels of analysis, accuracy and data actionability to drive meaningful outcomes.

The agreement leverages Conviva​'s​ census-level, streaming analytics pipeline, which standardizes, cleanses and normalizes in real time to deliver accurate and contextual data at scale and 605​'s​ linear and time-shifted data, to create content and advertising measurement and attribution outputs for publishers, agencies and brands.​ This new approach will bring a more accurate and comprehensive perspective to customer insights on media consumption.

Kristin Dolan, CEO of 605, commented, “For too long measurement in the U.S. has been fragmented and incapable of giving either the sell-side or the buy-side a consistent view of ad and content consumption in U.S. households."

Kristin Dolan, CEO of 605, commented, “For too long measurement in the U.S. has been fragmented and incapable of giving either the sell-side or the buy-side a consistent view of ad and content consumption in U.S. households. Through our collaboration with Conviva we will provide programmers, brands and agencies with timely and meaningful metrics to increase the efficiency and effectiveness of their content and advertising.”

605’s multi-source deterministic viewership dataset measures 34 million households across over 200 U.S. markets. The Conviva platform processes nearly 3 trillion streaming data events daily, supporting more than 500 million unique viewers watching 180 billion streams per year across 3.3 billion applications streaming on devices.

“The industry and leading publishers worldwide have come to expect accurate and contextualized streaming data, at Internet scale, from Conviva. As a streaming analytics company, we’re focused on helping anyone who wants to standardize their data and make it actionable in real time,” said Marc Goldstein, Head of Strategic Partnerships at Conviva. “This agreement with 605 will accelerate cross-platform video measurement initiatives, making available real-time streaming analytics directly to advertising ecosystem measurement and attribution partners."

About 605
605 is an independent TV measurement and analytics firm that offers advertising and content measurement, attribution, planning, optimization and analytical solutions including a new media trading currency to allow willing buyers and sellers of media to transact. 605’s multi-source deterministic viewership dataset measures 34 million households across over 200 U.S. markets and offers whole-home TV viewing visibility by combining the best attributes of set-top box and ACR data. 605 is unique in that its dataset supports 100 percent deterministic audience measurement at the household level while being reportable second by second with proprietary projection methodologies, all in a privacy compliant manner.

About Conviva
Conviva is the only global streaming analytics platform for big data that collects, standardizes, and puts trillions of streaming data points in context, in real time. With Conviva, streaming businesses can understand real-world human experiences within seconds of observation and take action to grow their business ahead of the competition. The Conviva platform provides comprehensive, continuous, census-level measurement through real-time, server side sessionization at scale. It includes first-of-its kind-innovations like time-state analytics and AI automated data modeling. Using a single full stack sensor at the source, coupled with a single big data pipeline, Conviva’s 60+ patent platform enables marketers, advertisers, tech ops, engineering and customer care teams to acquire, engage, monetize and retain their audiences. Conviva is dedicated to supporting brands like DAZN, Disney+, Hulu, Paramount+, Peacock, Sky, Sling TV, TED and WarnerMedia as they unlock incredible opportunity with streaming analytics. To learn more, visit www.conviva.com.

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AiAdvertising Signs with GloriFi™

AiAdvertising, GloriFi | October 31, 2022

AiAdvertising, Inc. (OTC: AIAD), a next-generation AdTech company focused on harnessing the power of artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) to eliminate waste and maximize the return on digital ad spend, today announced it has signed an agreement with GloriFi. Through the collaboration, AiAdvertising will implement its Campaign Performance Platform (CPP) to build upon GloriFi’s hugely successful soft launch with their co-founder Candace Owens. AiAdvertising’s CPP is the industry’s first cloud-hosted subscription based, Ad Management solution, that enables brands and agencies to easily plan, create, predict, execute, scale, and measure digital advertising campaigns. GloriFi is a pro-America, mission-driven technology company built to empower consumers to put their money where their values are and take control of their personal finances. The company recently announced that it has signed a definitive agreement with DHC Acquisition Corp. (NASDAQ: DHCA), a special purpose acquisition company sponsored by former senior military leaders, for a business combination that would result in GloriFi becoming a publicly listed company. Once the proposed transaction closes, GloriFi will potentially trade on the Nasdaq under the requested ticker symbol “GLRI”. “I agree with Candace Owens that GloriFi is one of the most exciting companies stepping up to serve the patriot economy,” noted Brad Parscale, Nucleus Founder, GloriFi Advisor, and AIAD Shareholder. “As GloriFi’s founder and Executive Chairman always said, companies seeking to serve this audience need to be better than their competition – not just wave the American flag. GloriFi is doing both, proudly welcoming Americans who have been cancelled or left behind by the big financial institutions. Their launch has been extremely successful, and I’m excited to see their full potential when the power of AIAD AI and machine learning kicks in.” “GloriFi’s market value proposition was always the sheer volume of our 100+mm target audience in combination with a significantly smaller customer acquisition cost (CAC). We chose AiAdvertising as our paid digital partner because of its past performance, stellar team, and innovative platform that enables us to plan, predict, and demonstrate performance at scale,” stated Cathy Landtroop, Chief Marketing & Communications Officer at GloriFi. “2023 will be a monumental year for GloriFi and we are confident that our collaboration will enable us to grow our membership and client base strategically and efficiently, serving our audience with excellence and further increasing shareholder value.” “This partnership represents the ideal opportunity for us to showcase the efficiencies of our platform to direct-to-consumer brands that are looking to utilize our proprietary platform to deploy large budgets when companies are ready to scale,” said Jerry Hug, CEO of AiAdvertising. “This partnership represents the ideal opportunity for us to showcase the efficiencies of our platform to direct-to-consumer brands that are looking to utilize our proprietary platform to deploy large budgets when companies are ready to scale,” said Jerry Hug, CEO of AiAdvertising. “We look forward to working closely with the GloriFi team as they grow their already significant member and client base.” About GloriFi GloriFi™ is an unapologetically pro-America, pro-freedom, pro-capitalism technology company, offering best-in-class financial products empowering members to put their money where their values are and preserve the Country they believe in. Membership is free through the state-of-the-art financial lifestyle app, now available in both app stores, and offering personalized, aggregated content, market data and financial insights to help members make better decisions amidst a challenging economy. About AiAdvertising AiAdvertising, Inc. (OTC: AIAD) is a next-generation AdTech company focused on harnessing the power of artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) to eliminate waste and maximize the return on digital ad spend. Our flagship product, the Campaign Performance Platform, is a subscription-based, end-to-end Ad Management solution. The platform empowers brands and agencies to easily target, predict, create, scale, and measure hyper-personalized campaigns. For more information about the Company, please visit www.AiAdvertising.com or our LinkedIn or Twitter pages.

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LG Smart TVs Get Global ACR Upgrade, Legacy Technology Replaced By ACR From LG Ads Solutions

LG Ads Solutions | September 16, 2022

LG Ads Solutions, the connected TV and cross-screen advertising service, today announced a global rollout of its proprietary automatic content recognition (ACR) technology across LG TVs globally. The rollout will replace legacy technology, and put the new ACR solution on millions of smart TVs across Europe, Africa, Asia-Pacific, Latin America, and Australia. As of September, LG Ads Solutions will be the exclusive provider of all LG CTV inventory and data on a worldwide basis. The rollout covers 27 countries across the Americas, Europe, Africa and Australia. ACR provided by LG Ads Solutions is already active on LG smart TVs in the U.S. Chief Executive Officer Raghu Kodige said, “This ACR rollout marks the next major phase of our global CTV advertising business with LG Ads Solutions." Chief Executive Officer Raghu Kodige said, “This ACR rollout marks the next major phase of our global CTV advertising business with LG Ads Solutions. It is a highly significant moment for brands across four continents, who increasingly need to reach cord-cutters and light-TV viewers who have migrated to OTT services, and to understand incremental reach over traditional linear TV services. Now with LG Ads Solutions, brands globally can plan, activate, and measure CTV advertising using the industry’s best ACR data set to help guarantee campaign success.” Chris Jo, Senior Vice President, Head of Platform Business at LG Electronics Home Entertainment Company, said, “Since the LG Ads Solutions launch, the team has created tremendous momentum for the business globally. This ACR rollout is another great milestone that demonstrates their drive, commitment to excellence, and dedication to bringing the best possible advertising solutions to brands and agencies around the world.” The ACR data, which is in global and regional compliance with all consumer data privacy regulations, helps brands understand, in an anonymized fashion, which TV ads have aired, or not aired, and how many times, in any given household. For brands, this means it can increase frequency levels for underexposed households, cap frequency for overexposed households, conquest households that are exposed to competitor’s ads, and more. Of major importance, it informs brands and agencies which households they are missing completely due to cord-cutting. The data can also be used to measure the effectiveness of the ad. Two use cases, for example, are that it can determine if an ad drove viewers to a particular TV show or movie, or if it drove downloads and registrations to an OTT app or service. LG Ads Solutions already powers CTV campaigns in over 40 countries globally. Now, brands in any country covered by the ACR rollout can immediately begin working with LG Ads Solutions to understand TV audience viewership in their country at a granular level, in order to pinpoint granular audience segments and to optimize reach, frequency, and ad effectiveness across linear and streaming television. About LG Ads Solutions LG Ads Solutions is the leading connected TV and cross-screen advertising service, helping brands find hard-to-get unduplicated reach at optimal frequency across the fragmented TV landscape, and maximize return on ad spend. The company brings together LG’s years of experience in delivering premium home entertainment products to consumers worldwide, with big TV audience data and Video AI designed to connect brands with audiences across all screens and understand resulting business outcomes. We are growing fast globally, and we are hiring! Contact us at info@lgads.tv.

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Adtech and Search Executive Bill Michels Joins Moloco as GM of Retail Media

Moloco | October 03, 2022

Moloco, a machine learning company, today announced that advertising and search product executive Bill Michels has been appointed General Manager of Moloco’s Retail Media business unit. Prior to joining Moloco, Bill Michels was the Executive Vice President of Product at The Trade Desk. Michels brings more than two decades of successful leadership across product management, engineering, data strategy, and business development for some of the definitive companies in advertising and search. He was previously Chief Data Officer at Foursquare after spending 10 years at Factual, most notably as Chief Operating Officer responsible for product, engineering, and data partnerships before its merger with Foursquare. While at Yahoo!, as Senior Director of Product Management, Michels worked in Search, where he launched and led Yahoo! BOSS and several initiatives for international search monetization. In this newly created role, he will oversee product and business development for Moloco’s continued innovation in the retail media category. Notably, Michels’ search experience will be invaluable to further capitalize on Moloco’s use of first-party intent signals from shopper’s search, browse, and purchase history to show relevant, highly performant ads right at the point of purchase. “Bill Michels has been at the forefront of adtech as a product and business leader. His track record of bringing breakthrough technologies to scale speaks for itself. Bill’s vision has helped define the products and businesses that make up the sponsored search and demand-side advertising ecosystems today,” said Ikkjin Ahn, CEO and Co-founder, Moloco. “Bill Michels has been at the forefront of adtech as a product and business leader. His track record of bringing breakthrough technologies to scale speaks for itself. Bill’s vision has helped define the products and businesses that make up the sponsored search and demand-side advertising ecosystems today,” said Ikkjin Ahn, CEO and Co-founder, Moloco. “Our team is looking forward to his leadership and collaboration as we make progress toward our goal of creating a more equitable and profitable digital economy for companies of all sizes.” Retail media is estimated to reach $100 billion1 over the next five years and is one of the fastest-growing segments of the digital marketing industry. While large online retailers such as Amazon have demonstrated that retail media drives profitability, sales acceleration, merchant revenue, and customer satisfaction, most companies don’t have the resources, time, or expertise to develop an in-house performant sponsored search solution that scales. Moloco’s Retail Media Platform uses advanced machine learning to securely unlock the value of an e-commerce marketplace’s own first-party user data and automate highly relevant sponsored ads throughout the buyer journey. With Moloco, marketplaces enhance, rather than disrupt, the shopping experience and drive demand for their merchants when and where it matters most. “Building upon the world-class machine learning infrastructure that Moloco has created for its Moloco Cloud DSP product, we are able to provide marketplaces and their merchants with a powerful platform to grow their business, while providing consumers with highly personalized experiences,” said Bill Michels, GM Retail Media Platform, Moloco. “It’s an exciting opportunity to build a product that leverages rich first-party signals to optimize for the multiple constituents in Retail Media - retailers or marketplaces, merchants, and consumers. Moloco’s Retail Media Platform touches on several components throughout my career and I am looking forward to leveraging them to build something special with the amazing team here.” Michels holds an MBA from Columbia Business School where he was a Beta Gamma Sigma Scholar. He earned his BA from Colby College. Michels lives in Southern California and will work closely with Moloco’s Retail Media business and product teams around the globe. About Moloco Moloco’s goal is to make the digital economy more equitable and profitable by delivering advanced machine learning to companies of all sizes. With Moloco’s machine learning platform for growth and performance, every app publisher and online retailer can now unlock the value of their unique, first-party data. Moloco Cloud DSP enables performance marketers to scale user acquisition quickly and achieve greater lifetime value through battle-tested prediction models. Moloco Retail Media Platform enables online retailers and marketplaces to establish their own performance ad business. Moloco was founded in 2013 by a team of former Google machine learning engineers. Headquartered in Redwood City, Calif., Moloco has nine offices across the US, UK, Korea, China, Japan, and Singapore. For more information, visit www.moloco.com.

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Smartly.io | October 27, 2022

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