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AcuityAds Named to The Globe and Mail's Third-Annual Ranking of Canada's Top Growing Companies

AcuityAds Inc. | September 28, 2021

AcuityAds Holdings Inc., a digital advertising technology leader that provides targeted media solutions enabling advertisers to connect intelligently with audiences across advertising channels, is pleased to announce its inclusion in the 2021 Report on Business ranking of Canada's Top Growing Companies.

Canada's Top Growing Companies ranks Canadian companies on three-year revenue growth. AcuityAds earned its spot with three-year growth of 79%.

AcuityAds was selected as one of Globe and Mail's Canada's Top Growing Companies due to the success of its groundbreaking journey automation technology, illumin™. illumin is the only advertising automation technology that offers planning, buying, and omnichannel intelligence from a single platform. Today, brands like The Home Depot, Purina, New York Life, Mercedes Benz, Dell, Sparkling Ice, and Purple Mattress are turning to illumin.

"We are honored to be recognized on The Globe and Mail's 2021 Report on Business ranking of Canada's Top Growing Companies list for two consecutive years, to be included as a top company in Canada is a testament to the success of our illumin and further demonstrates a need to help brands across the U.S. and Canada understand the consumer journey."

said Tal Hayek, Co-Founder, and CEO of AcuityAds.

Launched in 2019, Canada's Top Growing Companies editorial ranking aims to celebrate entrepreneurial achievement in Canada by identifying and amplifying the success of growth-minded, independent businesses in Canada. It is a voluntary program; companies had to complete an in-depth application process in order to qualify. In total, 448 companies earned a spot on this year's ranking.

The complete list of 2021 winners  and accompanying editorial coverage is published in the October issue of Report on Business magazine—out now—and online.

"As we look toward the future, Canada's Top Growing Companies offer both inspiration and practical insights for other firms facing similar challenges," says James Cowan, Editor of Report on Business magazine. "The entrepreneurs behind these companies are smart, tenacious, and unwavering in their commitment to their goals."

"Any business leader seeking inspiration should look no further than the 448 businesses on this year's Report on Business ranking of Canada's Top Growing Companies, Their growth helps to make Canada a better place, and we are proud to bring their stories to our readers."

says Phillip Crawley, Publisher, and CEO of The Globe and Mail.

About The Globe and Mail
The Globe and Mail is Canada's foremost news media company, leading the national discussion and causing policy change through brave and independent journalism since 1844. With award-winning coverage of business, politics, and national affairs, The Globe and Mail newspaper reaches 6.4 million readers every week in print or digital formats, and Report on Business magazine reaches 2 million readers in print and digital every issue. The Globe and Mail's investment in innovative data science means that as the world continues to change, so does The Globe. The Globe and Mail is owned by Woodbridge, the investment arm of the Thomson family.

About AcuityAds
AcuityAds is a leading technology company that provides marketers a one-stop solution for omnichannel digital advertising with best-of-category return on advertising spend. Its journey automation technology, illumin™, offers planning, buying, and real-time intelligence from one platform. With proprietary Artificial Intelligence, illumin™ brings unique digital advertising capabilities to close the gap between planning and execution. The company brings an integrated ecosystem of privacy-protected data, inventory, brand safety, and fraud prevention partners, offering trusted solutions with proven, above-benchmark outcomes for the most demanding marketers. AcuityAds is headquartered in Toronto with offices throughout Canada, the U.S., Europe and Latin America

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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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Wishpond's Brax Enhances Native Advertising Platform through Partnership with ROI Marketplace and Integration with MGID

Wishpond Technologies, ROI Marketplace | April 04, 2022

Wishpond Technologies Ltd. (TSXV: WISH) (OTCQX: WPNDF) ("Wishpond" or the "Company"), a provider of marketing-focused online business solutions, is pleased to announce that its Brax subsidiary has entered into a partnership with ROI Marketplace LLC. ("ROI Marketplace"), a leading native advertising agency. The partnership aims to promote Brax's platform and migrate ROI Marketplace's existing customer base onto Brax's platform. In addition, Joe Burton, CEO of ROI Marketplace and a frequent speaker at industry events, such as Affiliate World and TES Conference, will join Brax's Advisory Panel, bringing years of experience managing native advertising campaigns to Brax's product development team. Brax's General Manager, Kevin Ho commented on the significance of the partnership, "We're incredibly excited for our partnership with Joe and the team from ROI Marketplace. They are true leaders and innovators in the native advertising space, and their agency complements Brax's technology offering perfectly. We are looking forward to our future together, in which we will provide innovative native advertising solutions to our customers." ROI Marketplace, listed on Inc. magazine's 5000 Fastest Growing Companies, is considered a market leader in the native advertising space. ROI Marketplace was recently awarded the Native Media Innovator of the Year (Media Innovator Awards). "I am excited to be joining the team over at Brax," said Joe Burton, CEO, ROI Marketplace. "I am excited to be joining the team over at Brax," said Joe Burton, CEO, ROI Marketplace. "I have worked with Brax in various capacities over the past eight years and always thought they had an amazing team. The native advertising landscape is changing daily and any company doing native advertising at scale should be using a system like Brax's. ROI Marketplace has long been considered one of the top native marketing agencies in the world and to have the honor to work with a top native advertising optimization platform such as Brax, is something we are enthusiastic about. Together we will refine and continue to build on their amazing technology to deliver all the tools and resources any media buyer needs to be successful." Wishpond is also pleased to announce the release of Brax's integration with MGID Inc. ("MGID"), the provider of a native advertising network with access to over 32,000 publishers worldwide reaching over 850 million unique visitors a month. This new integration opens up the door for Brax to onboard a wider audience of advertisers while simultaneously giving Brax's current customer base more ad network options to choose from. Features of this integration include the ability to manage MGID ad spend directly inside of Brax, and to create MGID ads directly within Brax with the option to publish them across other ad networks simultaneously. Wishpond also offers built-in optimization tools such as A/B split testing for ads and the ability to create rules to optimize ad campaigns across multiple ad platforms. About Wishpond Technologies Ltd. Based out of Vancouver, British Columbia, Wishpond is a provider of marketing-focused online business solutions. Wishpond's vision is to become the leading provider of digital marketing solutions that empower entrepreneurs to achieve success online. The Company offers an "all-in-one" marketing suite that provides companies with marketing, promotion, lead generation, and sales conversion capabilities on one integrated platform. Wishpond replaces disparate marketing solutions with an easy-to-use product, for a fraction of the cost. Wishpond serves over 3,000 customers who are primarily small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) in a wide variety of industries. The Company has developed cutting-edge marketing technology solutions and continues to add new features and applications with great velocity. The Company employs a Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) business model where substantially all the Company's revenue is subscription-based recurring revenue which provides excellent revenue predictability and cash flow visibility. Wishpond is listed on the TSX Venture Exchange under the ticker "WISH", and on the OTCQX Best Market under the ticker "WPNDF". For further information, visit: www.wishpond.com. About ROI Marketplace Ltd. ROI Marketplace is a premier digital advertising agency based out of Buffalo, New York. With a highly experienced team of media buyers driving a client-focused mentality, ROI Marketplace has grown to new heights over the last few years and were awarded the prestigious Inc. 5000 Fastest Growing Companies award in 2020. Providing a holistic approach to your digital marketing from copywriting and content creation, to page design, and finishing off with managing your marketing campaigns and promoting your offers on the native advertising platforms, ROI Marketplace are helping their clients to consistently get exposure to millions of people each month.

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Colling Media Helps Solve the Advertising Attribution Riddle with Google's New Attribution Beta Program

Colling Media | February 16, 2021

Phoenix-based advertising and marketing firm Colling Media uses Google's recently released Attribution Beta program to help clients assign credit for digital advertising conversions when consumers interact with multiple marketing tactics and channels. Attribution is an attempt to assign credit for various advertising and marketing tactics. Solving this problem can be challenging. For example, a consumer sees an ad on a website, fills out a form on Facebook, hears a radio commercial, views a digital billboard, and then purchases a product or service. Which ad should receive the most credit for driving the consumer to action? There are several ways to assign and determine attribution, and Google's new Attribution Beta is another attempt to help decide which tactic or tactics are most responsible for consumer conversion. "Every brand marketer wants to know which advertising tactics and channels are working best," says Brian Colling, CEO of Colling Media. "That's why attribution is so important. Understanding which ads are performing best and why helps fine-tune advertising campaigns and allocate resources effectively." Daniel Chen, Colling Media's Marketing and Analytics Manager says, "Assessing and proving attribution can be messy and technical. A combination of ads on different platforms causes a consumer to act and tracking consumer behavior accurately through the buying journey is challenging. Google's Attribution Beta is a welcome addition to the tools and methods we use for optimal attribution, whether it's rule-based or data-driven. Even with Google's new Attribution tool, getting a complete picture of consumer behavior requires additional tactics, including the entire purchase path, and organic/paid impressions to online/offline sales." Based in Phoenix, AZ, Colling Media is a full-service national digital advertising and marketing agency specializing in advertising branding and strategy, digital and traditional advertising, media buying, paid search, lead generation, content marketing, and SEO.

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MiQ Makes End-to-End, Carbon Neutral Digital Advertising Campaigns a Reality

MiQ, Scope3 | April 25, 2022

As companies target ways to minimize their carbon footprints and achieve climate goals and commitments, global programmatic media partner MiQ has announced that the company is working with agencies and brands to execute carbon neutral digital advertising campaigns. This new offering, powered by Scope3 – the source of truth for supply chain emissions data – delivers the ability to measure, report, reduce, and offset carbon emissions across the supply chain, helping customers make carbon-aware decisions regarding their digital advertising spend. To date, MiQ has measured the carbon emissions of more than 300 million ad impressions using Scope3's data platform. "Digital advertising is a $455 billion industry that has been overlooked as a source of significant supply chain emissions,” said Brian O’Kelley, CEO of Scope3. "Digital advertising is a $455 billion industry that has been overlooked as a source of significant supply chain emissions,” said Brian O’Kelley, CEO of Scope3. “The reality, however, is that the ecosystem relies on millions of servers to power ad serving, real-time bidding, machine learning, and a myriad of related functions. As more and more companies look to fold digital into their climate goals, sustainable advertising has and will increasingly become part of that equation. Scope3’s data platform powers the carbon-aware planning, reporting, data integration, and decision-making capabilities partners need to drive innovation and climate accountability into every engagement.” MiQ and Scope3 combine the strengths of deep programmatic advertising data with Scope 3 emission modeling to ensure clients have complete visibility into their digital ad ecosystems, programmatic supply chains, and overall contributions to Scope 3 emissions. MiQ’s granular data from customer campaigns identifies exactly where and when ads run online and is paired with Scope3’s accurate, comprehensive, and independent emissions modeling data for clients to effectively assess, reduce, and offset their carbon emissions. “The advertising industry has discussed sustainability for years, but in 2022 and beyond, innovating and advancing the way we actually achieve this will be paramount to long-term change for all,” said John Goulding, global chief strategy officer for MiQ. “MiQ is committed to fulfilling this mission and creating more eco-conscious and carbon-efficient strategies for brands and their advertisers. As such, we believe that the future of campaign measurement must include the ability to understand and minimize the environmental impact of digital advertising, and we’re excited by what we’ve started to accomplish thus far.” Continued Goulding, “That said, we’re only just getting started, and we’re working toward a future where advertisers can actually reduce the impact of their creatives, steer money towards publishers who are responsible and who optimize their sites, and the cultivation of an ecosystem rooted in sustainable business practices from the onset. We look forward to leading these efforts industry-wide and making this a reality for all.” About MiQ We’re MiQ, a programmatic media partner for marketers and agencies. We connect data from multiple sources to do interesting, exciting, business-problem-solving things for our clients. We’re experts in data science, analytics and programmatic trading, and our team of people are always ready to react and solve challenges quickly, to make sure you’re always spending your media investments on the right things in the right places. Headquartered in London, MiQ has offices across North America, Europe and Asia Pacific. We work with the world’s leading brands and media agencies such as Marriott, Dell, Mercedes, Microsoft, GroupM, Dentsu and IPG. We were named to AdExchanger's Programmatic Power Players list in 2021 and 2020, were awarded Most Effective Use of Data at The Drum’s Digital Industries Awards 2021 and named 4th in The Sunday Times International Track 200 for 2019. MiQ operates globally from 18 offices located in North America, Europe and APAC. You can find out more here: wearemiq.com. About Scope3 Scope3 is the source of truth for supply chain emissions data. For organizations seeking to make carbon-aware business decisions, Scope3 is the standard that delivers an accurate, comprehensive, and independent emissions model for every company in the digital ecosystem. Today, companies rely on Scope3 to measure, report and offset their carbon emissions from digital initiatives and move closer to achieving net-zero carbon emissions goals.

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