Display Advertising, Advertiser Campaign Management
PR Newswire | July 12, 2023
Clear Channel Outdoor (NYSE: CCO), one of the world's largest Out-of-Home (OOH) media providers, today announced new partnerships integrating its CCO RADAR® data platform with best-in-class Data Clean Room (DCR) applications and services from Aqfer, Habu, InfoSum and LiveRamp. This next-generation secure data integration revolutionizes first party-data matching for OOH, allowing brands who are already active DCR users, and those who want to plan and measure OOH ad campaigns using their own data, to leverage OOH's scale and creative impact in a privacy-conscious and secure way.
Increasingly used by digital advertisers for the last few years, Data Clean Rooms are secure environments where data from various sources are connected, analyzed and activated while adhering to strict privacy and compliance standards. With the integration of DCR into its CCO RADAR® suite of solutions, CCO is the first OOH media company in the U.S. to harness this advanced privacy-centric technology. This enables brands using DCRs for audience targeting and campaign amplification to run the most relevant ads and understand and analyze audience behaviors, by offering a secure way for brands to unlock insights from sensitive data without sacrificing security, privacy or performance. By activating these new partnerships and integrations within the CCO RADAR data platform, brands can securely leverage their own data throughout the planning, optimization and measurement of their campaign while allowing for more precise audience targeting and attribution in a one-to-many medium, like OOH.
This Data Clean Room integration with CCO arrives at a pivotal time as platforms phase out the use of third-party cookies and other identifiers amid rising state and federal privacy regulations where brands can expect a potential loss of online data. With the challenges rising in targeting and measurement across digital channels that are reliant upon cookie data, CCO is enabling a solution that allows brands to reach their core audiences and measure outcomes in a privacy-compliant manner.
Historically, brands have relied on tech companies to tell them about their audiences and the identifiers used in the online space do not necessarily put consumer privacy first. Today, brands want increasing control over their own customers' data and this new, first-to-market integration, respects their ownership of the data when working with large media publishers, like CCO, to reach their consumers. And this innovation further enables OOH to be a part of a brand's omni-channel targeting and measurement strategy as the privacy landscape shifts.
"More and more digital-first brands are recognizing the power of OOH to deliver their message to the right audience segments with measurable impact and at scale," said Jeremy Flynn, SVP, Data Products and Strategy, Clear Channel Outdoor. "These DCR integrations allow OOH to be seen as an integrated part of a performance marketer's media mix and we believe this innovation will bring more brands into the OOH space because of our advanced abilities to leverage their chosen data to plan, measure & optimize outcomes."
To provide choice for brands and advertisers' preferred DCR capabilities, CCO RADAR® has enabled secure data collaboration integration services from Habu, InfoSum, Aqfer and LiveRamp to deliver a highly secure environment for CCO and its customers. The ability to work together with sensitive data, helping ensure confidentiality and protection while enabling customers to collaborate with each other's data without revealing any sensitive information ensures the highest level of privacy and protection is considered for both consumers and advertisers.
"As OOH continues to play a more prominent role in omni-channel strategy for data-driven brands, we are thrilled to partner with Clear Channel Outdoor to deliver the first-to-market OOH clean room solution to advertisers," said Matt Kilmartin, Co-Founder and CEO of Habu, a global innovator in data clean room software. "Clear Channel Outdoor is pioneering a new era of excellence for OOH advertising capabilities and we look forward to continued innovation with them in the months ahead."
"We're thrilled to be working with Clear Channel Outdoor to facilitate a true multi-party collaboration solution without any reliance on third-party cookies. This partnership will enable brands and publishers to execute targeted OOH advertising in collaboration with Clear Channel Outdoor," said Jared Hand, SVP, Sales, North America at InfoSum, the world's leading data collaboration technology. "We are excited to work with an innovative company that shares our vision of doing right by consumers and who is leading the way in the use of clean room technology to execute true omnichannel campaigns."
"In today's ever changing privacy landscape, media companies need the ability to set and meet secure data collaboration standards that protect consumers while facilitating modern campaign planning, measurement, and activation techniques," says Marc Sabatini, Chief Strategy Officer at Aqfer. "Delivering interoperable solutions for Clear Channel Outdoor that enable truly secure collaboration across the DCR ecosystem enhances the value of the RADAR platform for brands and their agency partners."
"In order to achieve effective, multi-channel advertising in today's fragmented data landscape, brands must be able to collaborate with partners in a secure and privacy-focused way," said Daniella Harkins, SVP of Product, Go-To-Market at LiveRamp. "LiveRamp's flexible and interoperable data collaboration technology, paired with Clear Channel Outdoor's scale, empowers advertisers with tools that unlock more accurate and comprehensive measurement of media performance. With new insights and partnerships, OOH advertisers can make more strategic media decisions, discover new opportunities, and scale what best drives growth."
About Clear Channel Outdoor Holdings, Inc.
Clear Channel Outdoor Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: CCO) is at the forefront of driving innovation in the out-of-home advertising industry. Our dynamic advertising platform is broadening the pool of advertisers using our medium through the expansion of digital billboards and displays and the integration of data analytics and programmatic capabilities that deliver measurable campaigns that are simpler to buy. By leveraging the scale, reach and flexibility of our diverse portfolio of assets, we connect advertisers with millions of consumers every month across more than 500,000 print and digital displays in 21 countries.
Business Wire | July 31, 2023
DoubleVerify (“DV”) (NYSE: DV), a leading software platform for digital media measurement, data and analytics, today announced a partnership with Group Black, one of the largest collectives of Black-owned media and diverse creators. This collaboration is part of DV’s initiative to help underrepresented publishers maximize inventory value. In the first phase of the partnership, optimization efforts enabled DV and Group Black to open up 14.8% more of Group Black’s overall inventory and reduce blocking due to site classification by 98.6%.
Increasingly, advertisers want to ensure that their brand values are reflected in their advertising strategies. Through this initiative, based on work with Group Black, DV plans to partner with underrepresented publishers and content creators on technical standards and to champion best practices for incorporating values-based marketing into their approach to brand suitability.
“Our goal is to create transparency across the ecosystem, driving ROI for advertisers and yield for publishers,” said Mark Zagorski, CEO, DoubleVerify. “Our partnership with Group Black, through this initiative, will enable both parties to achieve their goals and for brands to connect with previously untapped audiences.”
Some of the ways DV will work with publishers, networks and advertisers as part of this initiative include:
Optimization Analysis: Providing an optimization analysis of inventory performance to guide strategy and identify opportunities.
Classification Coverage: Working to ensure publisher partners have the most granular page-level classification coverage regardless of impression volume.
Client Advocacy: Working with advertiser clients to enable them to make decisions regarding their brand safety and suitability settings that do not limit reach.
Technical Partnership: Working with individual publishers to enable them to optimize ad server setup and DV tag configuration for maximum see-through rate (STR).
“Historically Black-owned media and content creators have been marginalized, leaving them at a disadvantage when it comes to monetization,” says Kerel Cooper, President of Advertising at Group Black. “Through our partnership with DoubleVerify, we are excited to work together to break this cycle, ultimately creating more opportunities for Black publishers while providing maximum value for advertisers looking to take advantage of this optimal inventory.”
DV is committed to helping brands maximize reach, promoting brand safety and suitability all while supporting diverse publications and content that align with their values. This initiative is only offered in the US at launch but will be expanded internationally over time.
DoubleVerify (“DV”) (NYSE: DV) is a leading software platform for digital media measurement and analytics. Our mission is to make the digital advertising ecosystem stronger, safer and more secure, thereby preserving the fair value exchange between buyers and sellers of digital media. Hundreds of Fortune 500 advertisers employ our unbiased data and analytics to drive campaign quality and effectiveness, and to maximize return on their digital advertising investments – globally. Learn more at www.doubleverify.com.
About Group Black
Group Black is where culture calls home. Group Black’s objective is to build the largest collective of Black-owned media and diverse creators by actively deepening the pipeline of media dollars allocated to Black-owned media businesses and by investing in the next generation of innovative and equitable media. It is composed of Group Black Media and Group Black Ventures, with the simple mission to dramatically transform the face of media investment and ownership. Group Black seeks to connect a diverse generation looking for content and experiences that reflect who they are. For more information, please visit groupblack.co.
Programmatic Advertising, Ad Tech and Martech
Magnite | July 06, 2023
Magnite (Nasdaq: MGNI), the world’s largest independent omni-channel sell side advertising company, has been chosen by Foxtel Media to enable programmatic advertising on BINGE’s ad-supported tier BINGE Basic. As the initial exclusive programmatic launch partner, Magnite will provide advertisers with access to BINGE Basic’s premium inventory across connected TV (CTV) and over-the-top (OTT) platforms.
Advertising on BINGE launched in March 2023 with the introduction of ads onto the existing BINGE Basic tier, meaning there was a scaled audience for advertisers from launch. Working with Magnite will allow Foxtel Media to build on this momentum and offer advertisers enhanced targeting capabilities along with programmatic efficiency, helping them to optimise their campaigns and maximise their return on investment.
As the streaming industry continues to evolve at an unprecedented pace, the need for effective audience targeting and improved engagement is vital. With streaming platforms gaining significant traction among viewers, this partnership provides a unique opportunity for advertisers to tap into BINGE’s premium audience and deliver tailored messaging, while prioritising the best experience for users.
"We are excited to be leading the way in the Australian streaming landscape by working with Magnite to unlock programmatic demand across BINGE’s Basic tier," said Chris Oxley, National Head of Digital Sales at Foxtel Group. "This collaboration allows us to further enhance our ad offerings and provide advertisers with access to BINGE’s premium audience at scale by providing advanced and effective targeting capabilities."
Juliette Stead, SVP Head of JAPAC at Magnite said, "We are thrilled to be working with Foxtel Media and be a part of this great new offering. By integrating our programmatic advertising capabilities with BINGE Basic tier, we are empowering advertisers to effectively reach their target audiences with greater efficiency. Together, we are shaping the future of programmatic advertising across the streaming landscape, and we look forward to delivering exceptional results for Foxtel Media and their valued advertisers."
We’re Magnite (NASDAQ: MGNI), the world’s largest independent sell-side advertising company. Publishers use our technology to monetise their content across all screens and formats including CTV, online video, display, and audio. The world’s leading agencies and brands trust our platform to access brand-safe, high-quality ad inventory and execute billions of advertising transactions each month. Anchored in bustling New York City, sunny Los Angeles, mile high Denver, historic London, colorful Singapore, and down under in Sydney, Magnite has offices across North America, EMEA, LATAM, and APAC.
Ad Tech and Martech
Business Wire | August 25, 2023
Veritone, Inc. (NASDAQ: VERI), a leader in enterprise AI software and services, today announced that its subsidiary, Table Rock Management LLC, has entered into an exclusive advertising direct sales monetization agreement with SpokenLayer, a full-service creative studio specializing in custom, short-form digital audio content for the media and entertainment industries. Through this strategic collaboration, Veritone will serve as the exclusive ad sales agent for SpokenLayer, representing its entire portfolio of short-form podcasts, or “microcasts,” which includes revered publishing partners such as The Wall Street Journal, The Economist, Wired, TechCrunch and more.
Recognizing the enormous growth opportunities in the short-form audio landscape, Veritone is pleased to be SpokenLayer's strategic partner to help handle the intricate task of monetizing SpokenLayer's extensive network of short-form daily and weekly podcasts. Additionally, Veritone will support SpokenLayer's desire to focus resources on enhancing content creation, refining storytelling and maintaining its reputation as a thought leader in the short-form audio creation and production industry.
Veritone, renowned for its advanced AI-powered solutions and expertise in podcast monetization, emerged as an ideal collaborator for SpokenLayer's ambitious goals. With a proven track record in ad sales and a strong foothold in the industry, Veritone will act as the exclusive direct ad seller for SpokenLayer, forging new avenues for revenue generation.
"By entrusting our ad sales to Veritone, we can focus more on doing what we do best: crafting extraordinary short-form audio content," said Will Mayo, founder of SpokenLayer. "With Veritone's best-in-class sales prowess, our inventory is in expert hands for monetization, and we’re poised to elevate our publishers' experience, while unlocking new dimensions of ad monetization and delivering unmatched engagement to our audiences."
This partnership will enable SpokenLayer to leverage Veritone's ad sales expertise, streamlining operations, amplifying monetization efforts, and expanding the reach of its extensive microcast network. Furthermore, SpokenLayer will have the opportunity to leverage Veritone’s award winning generative AI technologies, including Veritone Voice, to produce and syndicate their microcasts into multiple foreign languages for expanded distribution and reach. SpokenLayer will also gain valuable audience insights and allow the company to focus more exclusively on content refinement and audience engagement.
"We are excited to be selected as the exclusive ad sales partner for SpokenLayer's network of short-form podcasts," said John Murphy, senior vice president of content monetization, Commercial Enterprise at Veritone. "Through this strategic alliance, we will leverage our robust industry relationships and proven advertising sales knowledge to drive exceptional monetization outcomes for SpokenLayer."
As the exclusive direct ad seller for SpokenLayer, Veritone will connect brands and agencies with a diverse array of microcast genres, covering business, technology, finance, family, gaming and more, across SpokenLayer's network.
Since its inception in 2012, SpokenLayer has achieved incredible success in producing captivating, short-form "snackable" podcasts, collaborating with prominent publishers and advertisers, including Conde Nast, General Mills, The Wall Street Journal, Audible, Group Nine, The Economist, Starbucks, Time, and Tribune. With over 320,000 episodes of content, SpokenLayer continues to set the bar in the short-form audio creation domain.
Veritone (NASDAQ: VERI) is a leader in enterprise artificial intelligence (AI) solutions. Serving organizations in both commercial and regulated sectors, Veritone’s software, services, and industry applications simplify data management, empowering the largest and most recognizable brands in the world to run more efficiently, accelerate decision making and increase profitability. Veritone’s leading Enterprise AI platform, aiWARE™, orchestrates an ever-growing ecosystem of machine learning models to transform audio, video and other data sources into actionable intelligence. Through its robust partner ecosystem and professional and managed services, Veritone develops and builds AI solutions that solve problems of today and tomorrow.