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Davis Elen Advertising Wins Eight Telly Awards

Davis Elen Advertising, The Telly Awards | June 08, 2022

Davis Elen Advertising Wins
Creative Work for Toyota Wins Gold but the Agency Also Snags Silver and Bronze for Social Media and Celebrity Endorsement Campaigns

The Telly Awards, honoring excellence in video and television across all screens, has announced this year’s winners, including eight wins for Davis Elen Advertising, one of the largest independently owned advertising agencies on the West Coast. 

“We are truly humbled, and we thank the Tellys for this gracious recognition. Moreover, we celebrate our many Davis Elen team members for contributing to this achievement, as it takes a small village to deliver such quality of work.” - David Moranville, Co-President, and Chief Creative Officer.

“We are truly humbled, and we thank the Tellys for this gracious recognition. Moreover, we celebrate our many Davis Elen team members for contributing to this achievement, as it takes a small village to deliver such quality of work.” - David Moranville, Co-President, and Chief Creative Officer.

Davis Elen is taking home Gold, Silver, and Bronze awards for work spanning across a diverse portfolio of creative for its prestigious roster of clients including Toyota, McDonald’s, Smart & Final, Lively and Alkaline 88®. This year’s eight awards mark 51 total Telly wins since 2015.

Davis Elen Advertising 2022 Telly Awards

Toyota Offer Card Theatre - Campaign
WINNER: GOLD, BRANDED CONTENT - COMMERCIALS

Toyota Offer Card Theatre “Forklift”
WINNER: BRONZE BRANDED CONTENT - AUTOMOTIVE

Toyota Offer Card Theatre “Conductor” 
WINNER: BRONZE, BRANDED CONTENT - AUTOMOTIVE

Toyota Offer Card Theatre “Fortune Teller
WINNER: BRONZE, BRANDED CONTENT - AUTOMOTIVE

Smart & Final “What’s Inside”
WINNER: SILVER, BRANDED CONTENT - SOCIAL

Alkaline 88®  “Shaqelicious”
WINNER: SILVER, BRANDED CONTENT – CAMPAIGN: INFLUENCER/CELEBRITY

McDonald’s “Coffee Fresh Start”
WINNER: SILVER, BRANDED CONTENT - CAMPAIGN: PROMOTIONAL

Lively® “Worlds Apart”
WINNER: BRONZE, BRANDED CONTENT – HEALTH & SAFETY


About The Telly Awards
The Telly Awards is the premier award honoring video and television across all screens. Established in 1979, The Telly Awards receives over 12,000 entries from all 50 states and 5 continents. Entrants are judged by The Telly Awards Judging Council—an industry body of over 200 leading experts including advertising agencies, production companies, and major television networks, reflective of the multi-screen industry The Telly Awards celebrates. Partners of The Telly Awards include NAB, Stash Media, Production Hub, and Independent Filmmaker Project.

About Davis Elen Advertising
Davis Elen is a full-service, independently owned advertising agency with $300 million in billings. Headquartered in downtown Los Angeles, it also has four satellite offices across the country. Since its inception in 1948, Davis Elen has remained focused on one guiding principle: Thinking that matters. The agency challenges itself with delivering change-making solutions for its prestigious roster of clients including Toyota, McDonald’s, Lively, Smart & Final, Dice, Zircon and PeaTos. Whether it’s brand-building strategies, creative services and/or media planning designed to deliver results, the Davis Elen approach leads with thinking that will cut through the clutter and separate its clients from the competition. For more information, visit www.daviselen.com.

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Sources: Google internal data from the DoubleClick ad management platforms, DoubleClick Ad Exchange & Google Display Network, 2013. Analysis does not include YouTube, or video ads displayed outside streaming video content. +YouTube TrueView Study, Google/YouTube/Ipsos, US, Jan 2012 *YouTube Skippable Pre Roll Ads Research Study, Google/YouTube/Ipsos, April 2011 68% of all video ads are from Automotive, Retail, Technology, and Consumer Packaged Goods.


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INNOVO Leverages Powerful New Creative and a More Effective Approach to TV Advertising to Help Revolutionize Women’s Health

INNOVO® | September 27, 2022

Although one in three women experience Stress Urinary Incontinence (SUI) at some point in their lives, public and media taboos around the topic have exacerbated the physical and mental stress caused by bladder leaks, while common remedies like pads and adult diapers are often considered inconvenient and less than comfortable. To provide women the opportunity to live life free from bladder leaks in as little as three months, consumer medical company Atlantic Therapeutics paired compelling new creative with a smart approach to television advertising to boost awareness and adoption of INNOVO®, a non-invasive solution that treats the cause of bladder weakness in women via a unique wearable technology approved by the FDA with no prescription needed. “As we moved into 2022, we recognized our early progress in building a disruptive brand in a huge category dominated by strong incumbents,” said Susan Trent, CEO of Atlantic Therapeutics. “As we moved into 2022, we recognized our early progress in building a disruptive brand in a huge category dominated by strong incumbents,” said Susan Trent, CEO of Atlantic Therapeutics. “To accelerate that progress, we needed to deliver a highly persuasive message that motivated women to change their beliefs and behaviors around bladder leaks. And as a scaling start-up business, media efficiency was a critical element in landing the message to the right audience. That was the challenge we set to our partners.” For a complete refresh of its commercials, INNOVO® enlisted Quirk Creative, an award-winning advertising agency specializing in video-based campaigns. Quirk Creative produced new spots that communicated the superior and clinically proven benefits of the innovative, pelvic-floor-muscle-strengthening shorts in a smart, sensitive and informative manner that both educated and engaged viewers. “As one of the many brands we represent in Quirk’s FemHealth practice, we used our experience and expertise in the feminine healthcare space to create a unique campaign for INNOVO®’s unique solution to incontinence,” explained Wren Sieber, Creative Director at Quirk Creative. “The spot focuses on the target audience's real emotional trigger moments – first as floating dream sequences, symbolic of our audience’s desire to engage, and then again in real time, to be able to run, jump, and laugh, feeling the impact of the shorts.” In order to effectively reach women over 35 with active lifestyles who were past or current users of products from its competitors, INNOVO® turned to Simulmedia, the leader in truly cross-channel TV advertising. Simulmedia’s patented TV+® platform helped INNOVO® forecast where its target audience would be watching TV and then activated against that audience at guaranteed scale with a national data-driven campaign. “Our TV+® platform’s unique planning, buying, activation and measurement capabilities as well as direct access to premium video inventory from over 250 networks and streaming services enabled INNOVO® to get its ads more broadly in front of females across the U.S.,” said Dina M. Roman, Senior Vice President of Sales, Simulmedia. “This allowed the brand to cost-efficiently spread its powerful message, grow awareness and drive online sales.” INNOVO®’s strategy resulted in a dramatic and measurable impact on all key performance metrics, including: a 265% lift in site visitors, a 199% increase in customer response rate, a 60% increase in “Add to Carts” on the company’s website and a significant 45% reduction in cost per site visitor to the company’s website. Most importantly, the partnership and combined efforts of INNOVO®, Quirk Creative and Simulmedia ensured that hundreds of thousands of women across the U.S. no longer have to suffer or be embarrassed by incontinence and now have the opportunity to, in the words of the new TV spots, “do what we love – without worrying.” About INNOVO® INNOVO® is an FDA-Approved, CE-marked treatment for women suffering from Stress Urinary Incontinence. It works by delivering clinically proven, safe, non-invasive pelvic-floor stimulation via unique wearable technology. In the privacy of their own home, women can simply wear the INNOVO® shorts technology for a 30-minute pelvic floor workout. Innovative NMES (neuromuscular electrical stimulation) technology embedded in the INNOVO® shorts does the work to strengthen and re-educate their pelvic floor muscles, giving women the opportunity to live life free from bladder leaks in as little as three months. Extensive clinical trial outcomes conducted on over 600 subjects consistently confirm improvements in key outcomes, symptoms and acceptability. Underpinned by this compelling peer-reviewed science, INNOVO® has received numerous prestigious awards for innovation and technology and is revenue-generating in both the USA and Europe. About Atlantic Therapeutics Based in Galway, Ireland and Boston, MA, Atlantic Therapeutics develops consumer medical devices, related software, apps and connected health technologies to treat all types of incontinence. The company's mission is to improve the quality of life of millions of people each year, by enabling them to restore and strengthen their pelvic health, thus regaining the confidence and control to lead active lives. Atlantic Therapeutics has attracted both international VC investment and enterprise grant funding and is experiencing high growth, establishing INNOVO® as the leading Femtech solution to treat SUI. For more information, please visit www.myinnovo.com. About Quirk Creative Quirk Creative is a WBE-certified, award-winning advertising agency specializing in video-based campaigns. Quirk combines creative strategy, testing and production under one roof for brand-awareness and performance campaigns on TV, OTT, digital and social channels. The end result: hardworking creative that lifts brands, and most importantly, sells. For more information, visit www.findyourquirk.com. About Simulmedia Simulmedia is the leader in truly cross-channel TV advertising. With its TV+® platform, the company delivers unparalleled reach, measurement, and results wherever audiences watch or stream. Founded In 2008, Simulmedia pioneered a data-first, digital approach to TV ad placement and optimization that changed TV advertising forever. With TV+, Simulmedia helps advertisers and agencies quickly and effectively reach viewers scattered across both linear television and connected TV at guaranteed scale without wasteful duplication. Simulmedia has planned and executed successful TV campaigns for hundreds of brands, including Experian, Warner Bros. Discovery, Zelle, Disney, 1-800-FLOWERS, Monster, Electrolux, Rover, Nordstrom, King’s Hawaiian, and many more. In addition, Simulmedia allows brands to extend their reach and connect with elusive younger audiences via PlayerWON™, the first in-game video advertising platform for free-to-play PC and console titles. For more information, visit www.simulmedia.com and www.playerwon.com.

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HUMAN Discovers and Disrupts Ad Fraud Scheme Impacting 89 Apps with More Than 13 Million Downloads from Google Play and Apple App Stores

Human Security | September 26, 2022

HUMAN Security, Inc. (formerly White Ops), the global leader in safeguarding enterprises from digital attacks with modern defense, today announced the discovery and disruption of a highly sophisticated fraud operation targeting advertising software development kits (SDKs) within 9 apps on the Apple App Store and 80 Android apps on the Google Play Store, which collectively have been downloaded more than 13 million times. The attack, nicknamed Scylla, is an adaptation of a fraud scheme first observed and disrupted by HUMAN’s Satori Threat Intelligence and Research Team in 2019. While the attack is ongoing and actively being monitored by the Satori team, HUMAN has collaborated with Apple, Google and others to take down the fraudulent apps from their respective app stores. “Our number one goal is to protect our customers and the digital ecosystem from cybercriminals such as those behind these attacks. The only way we can do this is with modern defense where we can work together across the industry on disruptions like Scylla,” said HUMAN Co-Founder and CEO Tamer Hassan. “Our number one goal is to protect our customers and the digital ecosystem from cybercriminals such as those behind these attacks. The only way we can do this is with modern defense where we can work together across the industry on disruptions like Scylla,” said HUMAN Co-Founder and CEO Tamer Hassan. “We will continue to remain vigilant for other similar attacks and harness the work of collective protection—where an attack on one is a protection event for all—disrupting the economics of cybercrime. That’s the only way we win. ” Scylla is the third wave of an operation HUMAN first uncovered in 2019, in which a collection of 40+ Android apps openly committed multiple types of ad fraud. That scheme, nicknamed Poseidon after elements of the code within the apps, was disrupted by the Satori team’s reverse engineering efforts, resulting in Google removing the apps from its Play Store. A 2020 adaptation of the scheme, nicknamed Charybdis after the daughter of Poseidon, incorporated additional code obfuscation and SDK targeting techniques. Today’s announcement of the disruption of Scylla—named after the granddaughter of Poseidon—reflects a new evolution from the threat actors behind the scheme. While the Poseidon and Charybdis operations centered wholly on Android apps, the Satori team has found evidence that Scylla additionally targets iOS apps and has expanded the attack to other parts of the digital advertising ecosystem. HUMAN’s Satori team worked closely with the Google Play Store and Apple App Store to ensure all of the apps identified as being associated with the Scylla operation have been removed from public access. HUMAN also closely collaborated with impacted advertising SDK developers to mitigate the impact of the operation to their processes and their advertising partners. Customers of HUMAN’s MediaGuard solution are protected from fraud associated with Scylla and with its predecessors. Apps within the Scylla operation committed fraud through a variety of tactics, including: App spoofing, in which the Scylla apps pretended to be other apps for the purpose of digital advertising, Hidden ads, in which the apps would render advertisements in places a user couldn’t actually see them, and Fake clicks, in which the apps would keep track of real clicks on advertisements in order to fake additional clicks later. These tactics, combined with the obfuscation techniques first observed in the Charybdis operation, demonstrate the increased sophistication of the threat actors behind Scylla. This is an ongoing attack, and users should consult the list of apps in the report and consider removing them from all devices. As this attack has evolved multiple times already, the Satori team has withheld certain details about the operation in order to better track and report on further adaptation. HUMAN verifies the humanity of more than 15 trillion digital interactions per week, offering enterprises a platform with unmatched visibility into fraudulent activity across the Internet. HUMAN achieves this scale through its continued expansion in cybersecurity, including its recent merger with PerimeterX, now offering a suite of products to protect the complete digital customer journey. With new partners and enterprises now able to leverage the Human Defense Platform, comes an even deeper understanding of the cybercrime landscape, enabling HUMAN to adapt continuously, staying ahead of adversaries with modern defense (leveraging internet visibility, network effect, and disruptions), and safeguarding clients with collective protection against threat models they have yet to encounter. The Satori team used numerous tools to identify Scylla and its operators, whose information has been shared with law enforcement. To learn more about the Scylla operation, visit the HUMAN blog. About HUMAN HUMAN is a cybersecurity company that safeguards 500+ customers from digital attacks including sophisticated bots, fraud and account abuse. We leverage modern defense—internet visibility, network effect, and disruptions—to enable our customers to increase ROI and trust while decreasing end-user friction, data contamination, and cybersecurity exposure.Today we verify the humanity of more than 15 trillion interactions per week across advertising, marketing, e-commerce, government, education and enterprise security, putting us in a position to win against cybercriminals. Protect your digital business with HUMAN. To Know Who’s Real, visit www.humansecurity.com.

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MondayOff Grows Revenue 7% by Adding Audio Ads with Odeeo

MondayOff, Sonic Odeeo | August 15, 2022

Casual game studio MondayOff has tapped into the power of audio advertising by integrating Odeeo’s PlayON SDK, unlocking significant incremental revenue from their hit titles including Wanted Fish. Since launching their partnership in late 2021 with Odeeo, MondayOff has achieved an incremental 7% revenue lift without negatively impacting player retention. As developers seek to balance increasing ad monetisation with keeping players engaged, audio ads have emerged as an additional way to incorporate ads into games while limiting interruption. Odeeo has worked to pioneer easy-to-integrate, powerful solutions for developers, and has forged global partnerships to bring leading brand advertisers into gaming environments. “Odeeo has been a strong partner of ours since 2021. Thanks to their full support this partnership enabled us to generate a 7% incremental revenue lift even though we are using only one of Odeeo's ad formats. The results were beyond our expectations. Odeeo is an ideal partner, providing an outstanding product with great value to our business,” says MondayOff CEO Dunkun Kang. Odeeo co-founder and CEO Amit Monheit adds, “MondayOff is leading the way for their peers by showing how audio ads are a win-win-win for developers, advertisers, and players." Odeeo co-founder and CEO Amit Monheit adds, “MondayOff is leading the way for their peers by showing how audio ads are a win-win-win for developers, advertisers, and players. We’re excited by the success that Odeeo helped them achieve with US audiences, and we look forward to continuing to innovate with them as our product set expands.” About Sonic Odeeo Odeeo is a fast-paced startup with a mission to create a better in-game user experience that respectfully connects gamers, developers, and brands through audio innovation. Our flagship product, PlayON™ SDK, introduces a new ad format that moves beyond the current limitations of interruptive advertising and provides real value to both brands and game studios.

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Appsumer Report: Apple Privacy Measures Provides a Boost for Apple Search Ads and Favors Large Advertisers

Appsumer | September 07, 2022

Appsumer, a leading performance insights platform for mobile app advertisers by InMobi, unveiled its benchmark report on how major advertisers are leveraging the top sources for app downloads, analyzed through advertiser channel adoption and share-of-wallet. The report provides a snapshot of advertiser behavior from second quarter 2021 to the second quarter 2022 and reveals that Apple has gotten a significant boost to Apple Search Ads (ASA) as a result of their AppTrackingTransparency (ATT) initiatives, while Facebook and Snap saw declines in both share-of-wallet and market share. The report also revealed that smaller advertisers continue to struggle with the increasing complexity of cross-channel advertising; while the number of channels used didn’t move significantly, the underlying data shows more detail on how larger and smaller marketers adjusted channel mix. Large advertisers increased the channels used year-over-year by an average of 1.4 channels to a total of 10.7. In contrast, smaller advertisers decreased the channels used on average by 1.1 year-over-year to 2.5. “There is a clear divide between the success of larger advertisers and the struggle of smaller advertisers,” explains Shumel Lais, General Manager of Appsumer by InMobi. “There is a clear divide between the success of larger advertisers and the struggle of smaller advertisers,” explains Shumel Lais, General Manager of Appsumer by InMobi. “The largest advertisers likely increased channels to maintain volume when performance dipped on some channels. Smaller advertisers frequently lack the creative, data and optimization resources to diversify quickly across channels.” Lais recommends that smaller app players consider building lean experimentation processes to help diversify channels, and a cost-effective data infrastructure can help provide valuable insights into the complexities of cross-channel measurement in a post-ATT world. The report's findings also highlight the shifts among market leaders, including: ASA joins the duopoly of Meta and Google at the top table of advertiser adoption, with adoption growing nearly four percentage points to 94.8%, while Meta adoption declined three percentage points to 82.8%. ASA’s share-of-wallet rose five percentage points, reaching a 15% share. Apple’s first-party data advantage on iOS for both measurement and targeting has helped, but they will need more inventory, which is why rumors of an Apple DSP are swirling. Meta’s share-of-wallet declined four percentage points year-over-year, still finishing significantly ahead of ASA with a 28% share. However, the data reveals that Meta saw an increase of share-of-wallet in early 2022, suggesting that they’re starting to recover from initial ATT headwinds. Snap lost 50% of their share-of-wallet and was impacted by both the current economic climate and ATT headwinds. However, while adoption declined three percentage points to 32.7%, it bounced back from 25.4% in the first quarter of 2022. Snap may recover its share-of-wallet in coming quarters as adoption growth can be seen as a leading indicator. TikTok pulled ahead of Snap for both advertiser adoption and share-of-wallet. However, TikTok’s advertiser adoption declined nearly seven percentage points to 43.2%. Their share-of-wallet remained steady at 3% suggesting that some advertisers are succeeding, while others are struggling to come to grips with the platform. iOS versions that enabled ATT reached mass adoption in June 2021, allowing the report to offer full comparative year-over-year analysis of its impact on mobile app advertisers. The Appsumer Benchmark Report data comes from a longitudinal study that looked at more than 100 North America and European consumer mobile apps with a median spend of $350,000 per month between the second quarter of 2021 and the second quarter of 2022. Assessments ensured that no single advertiser represented more than 20% of the dataset to avoid a single advertiser from dominating or skewing the results. For a copy of the Benchmark Report, visit here. For more information on Appsumer and its offerings, visit www.appsumer.io About Appsumer Appsumer, is a leading performance insights platform built for performance marketing teams at consumer mobile apps who want to accelerate user acquisition more effectively. Appsumer aggregates and normalizes cross-channel cost, attribution, revenue, and predictive data and visualizes it in an easy-to-use business intelligence (BI) tool for user acquisition (UA) teams. This gives marketers a single tool where they can make more effective optimization decisions and improve performance. Appsumer, part of InMobi, supports user acquisition teams at top-grossing consumer mobile apps worldwide including Lovoo, Miniclip, Trainline, and Picsart. For more information on Appsumer, visit www.appsumer.io

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Sources: Google internal data from the DoubleClick ad management platforms, DoubleClick Ad Exchange & Google Display Network, 2013. Analysis does not include YouTube, or video ads displayed outside streaming video content. +YouTube TrueView Study, Google/YouTube/Ipsos, US, Jan 2012 *YouTube Skippable Pre Roll Ads Research Study, Google/YouTube/Ipsos, April 2011 68% of all video ads are from Automotive, Retail, Technology, and Consumer Packaged Goods.

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