73% of Brands Selling on Amazon are Advertising on the Platform, Reveals Feedvisor Report

martechadvisor | February 13, 2020

Feedvisor, the AI-powered optimization and intelligence platform for brands and large sellers on Amazon, today unveiled its 2020 analysis on the dynamic relationships between brands and Amazon. The report, Brands and Amazon in the Age of E-Commerce, examines the goals, sentiments, and strategies of over 1,000 U.S. retail brand leaders, and outlines how they navigate and position themselves in an Amazon-led e-commerce landscape. The study found that nearly three-quarters (73%) of brands selling on Amazon are advertising on the platform, reflecting a 26% increase from last year. As Amazon works to become the No. 2 global leader in digital advertising, the analysis shows that nearly all brands (98%) using the company’s advertising solutions find them valuable. Additional findings include:

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Nextdoor Empowers Small Businesses With the Launch of New Nextdoor Ads

Nextdoor | April 13, 2022

Today, Nextdoor (NYSE: KIND) announced Nextdoor Ads, an easy-to-use expansion of Nextdoor’s proprietary self-serve campaign management platform, designed to help small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) advertise on Nextdoor. By providing a guided experience for creating and managing effective ads on Nextdoor, Nextdoor Ads empowers SMBs to build stronger brands with local audiences, turn neighbors into customers, and grow their business through advertising on the neighborhood network. “Neighborhoods are one of the most important communities in our lives and when local businesses thrive, neighborhoods thrive,” said Kiran Prasad, Head of Product at Nextdoor. “Small businesses need a simple solution to reach customers in their local area at scale. On Nextdoor, small businesses are a trusted and core member of an active valued community – it’s where they can engage neighbors when and where it matters most, and ultimately grow their business.” The launch of Nextdoor Ads supports the company’s broader product strategy of building an active valued community where neighbors, businesses, and public services can trust and depend on each other to exchange valuable information, goods, and services. From home services to restaurants, SMBs can leverage this platform to reach active, local customers. “Nextdoor has helped me grow my business exponentially and about 50-60 percent of my customers are through Nextdoor,” said small business owner, Bill Evans, of Flowing Current Electric based in Clayton, NC. “Running a small business keeps me quite busy, so being able to easily create an ad once and having that ad yield so many new customers has been amazing.” Nextdoor is a powerful platform for SMBs looking to grow locally. Nearly 1 in 3 U.S. households are already on Nextdoor and these neighbors are motivated to support local businesses. Pre-pandemic, 88% of neighbors* frequented a local business at least once a week. Now, 72% of U.S. adults** are making it more of a priority to support local businesses compared to before the pandemic. Nextdoor neighbors also love to spread the word — they’ve already shared over 55 million local business recommendations on the Nextdoor platform. Nextdoor not only connects businesses with this active audience of neighbors, but also helps them build trusted relationships with a uniquely engaged local audience and grow their word-of-mouth reputation. "Small businesses are at the center of thriving neighborhoods. We are excited to deliver an ads solution suite for small businesses that removes the barrier to entry in campaign management, enables ad creation in just a few steps, and reaches neighbors in their immediate neighborhood and beyond," said Heidi Andersen, Head of Revenue at Nextdoor. "Small businesses are at the center of thriving neighborhoods. We are excited to deliver an ads solution suite for small businesses that removes the barrier to entry in campaign management, enables ad creation in just a few steps, and reaches neighbors in their immediate neighborhood and beyond," said Heidi Andersen, Head of Revenue at Nextdoor. "The majority of neighbors that visit Nextdoor at least once a month do not regularly use other social networks. With Nextdoor Ads, small businesses can increase sales and reach real people in the neighborhoods that matter to them."*** Nextdoor Ads is slated to fully launch in the U.S. in the coming weeks, enabling SMBs to quickly and easily create advertising campaigns to engage with their neighbors and grow their businesses on Nextdoor. To start advertising, SMB users with a free Nextdoor business account can login to select their goal, build their ad, choose their target audience, set their daily budget and ad duration, and publish. Campaigns can be launched in just a few clicks, delivering their brand and message directly to targeted neighbors and neighborhoods. SMBs can then easily track campaign performance from their Nextdoor Ads dashboard. Nextdoor provides a user-friendly ads platform and is also home to a multitude of marketing resources to aid SMBs in variety of business sectors including: Home & Garden Real Estate Professional Services Food and Beverage Retail Medical and Dental Personal Care and Beauty Health and Wellness Pet Care Services Family Care Services Today, Nextdoor is the neighborhood network, delivering scale with 69 million neighbors globally as of the end of Q4 2021. The expansion of Nextdoor's campaign management platform with the launch of Nextdoor Ads will provide businesses of all sizes, including SMBs, with access to the same ad inventory on Nextdoor. For more information on Nextdoor Ads for SMBs, visit https://business.nextdoor.com/en-us/small-business/product/ads. *Figure from Nextdoor survey conducted in February 2020. Total sample size was more than 2,000 Nextdoor users in the US. **Figure from YouGov Plc on behalf of Nextdoor. Total sample size was 14,904 adults (of whom 2,469 were US adults). Fieldwork was undertaken between August 31, 2021 – September 17, 2021. The survey was carried out online. The figures have been weighted and are representative of all US Adults (aged 18+). ***According to the Q4 2021 U.S. data from GWI, 76% of neighbors who visit Nextdoor at least once per month don’t visit Snap, 69% don’t visit TikTok, and 58% don’t visit Twitter. About Nextdoor Nextdoor (NYSE: KIND) is where you connect to the neighborhoods that matter to you so you can belong. Kindness is core to our purpose: to cultivate a kinder world where everyone has a neighborhood they can rely on. Neighbors around the world turn to Nextdoor daily to receive trusted information, give and get help, get things done, and build real-world connections with those nearby — neighbors, businesses, and public services. We believe connecting with others is a universal human need. That truth, and the reality that neighborhoods are among the most important communities in our lives, have been guiding principles for Nextdoor since the beginning. Today, neighbors rely on Nextdoor in more than 285,000 neighborhoods around the world, including the United States (nearly 1 in 3 U.S. households), the United Kingdom, Germany, France, the Netherlands, Italy, Spain, Sweden, Denmark, Australia, and Canada, with many more to come. Nextdoor is based in San Francisco. For additional information and images: nextdoor.com/newsroom.

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Outbrain Partners With Momentus Digital For Delivering Value & Elevating Growth in India

Outbrain | November 01, 2021

Mumbai/New Delhi, November 01 2021- Outbrain, a leading recommendation platform for the open web, is increasing its presence in the Indian market by partnering with Momentus Digital to help Outbrain with premium advertiser inventory, expand market reach and open new categories. With India evolving towards a digital first economy with programmatic technology at the forefront, Momentus Digital will open deliver greater customer value with genuine results. “We are excited to announce Momentus Digital as one of our preferred reseller partners, As India’s digital ad expenditure is likely to grow 10 times over the next decade, this partnership will enable Outbrain’s next phase of growth in India,” said Allen Sharma, Director of Sales for India at Outbrain. “Momentus Digital’s market knowledge understanding, client engagement and acquisition ratio will enable Outbrain to carve out growth in the next phase in India.” Building on the momentum of recent media owner wins for the region, including Network 18 and Hindustan Times, this distribution helps advertisers build audiences and reach new customers using advanced targeting options via the Outbrain network. “The efficiency of programmatic combined with the non-intrusive, high engagement native formats, are powerful combinations for advertisers to leverage digital medium” said Arooshi Dharamdasani, CEO, Momentus Digital. “We are excited to announce our ongoing partnership. Outbrain’s unique platform provides advertisers direct access to the widest supply of native ad inventory on multiple exchanges. With Outbrain’s expertise in technology, precise advanced targeting options and audience management capabilities forms a very formidable offering to a market.” “We are excited to announce Momentus Digital as one of our preferred reseller partners, As India’s digital ad expenditure is likely to grow 10 times over the next decade, this partnership will enable Outbrain’s next phase of growth in India,” said Allen Sharma, Director of Sales for India at Outbrain. The partnership with Momentus Digital, along with other initiatives within Outbrain such as the hiring of Allen Sharma as the Director of Sales and Bhavin Shah as Marketing Head, continue to prove Outbrain’s commitment to expansion within the region. Outbrain offers a quality and safe platform for brands to advertise on the open web. Content-led communication, campaign dashboard and advanced targeting capabilities set the platform apart from other native platforms. The platform also offers brands access to leading publishers and multiple advertising formats, which can be selected based on the brand industry and campaign purpose. Outbrain started its India operations in 2014 and this partnership is another proofpoint of the recognition by the company of the potential within the market for its business operations. About Outbrain Outbrain (Nasdaq: OB) is a leading recommendation platform for the open web. Our technology enables 10 billion daily recommendations to consumers across more than 7,000 online properties and connects advertisers to these audiences to grow their business. Founded in 2006, Outbrain is headquartered in New York with offices in 18 cities worldwide. About Momentus Digital Momentus Digital is a brand solution and performance marketing platform. We partner with brands to reach out to the mass audience, by representing their business in India. Our aim is to connect marketers to our partners, helping them reach marketing objectives.

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UK advertising regulator issues rebukes to crypto industry

UK advertising | December 15, 2021

The UK advertising watchdog has taken the crypto industry to task for “widespread” problems with misleading and irresponsible ads, issuing rulings against several of the sector’s biggest firms, including Coinbase and eToro. The Advertising Standards Authority on Wednesday released formal rebukes to seven firms for breaching UK ads industry standards with a wide range of promotions, from online campaigns to endorsements by social media influencers. Papa John’s, the pizza chain that claims to have accepted the first ever purchase made in Bitcoin, came under fire from the regulator for offering £10 cash back to customers in the form of crypto tokens. The ASA said the promotional deal “trivialised” investing in risky crypto assets.

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

Upwave | May 21, 2022

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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