Viamedia | September 20, 2022
Viamedia, the leading fully-integrated independent cross-media local advertising company, today announced a long-term partnership with HolstonConnect, a wholly owned, not-for-profit subsidiary of Holston Electric Cooperative. Viamedia’s technology uniquely allows the operator to seamlessly integrate local ads using Dynamic Ad Insertion (DAI) tools into the MobiTV streaming platform and expands Viamedia’s ad sales representation into Knoxville and the Tri-Cities region, adding to its growing national footprint.
“Viamedia has always been at the forefront of innovation, delivering advanced solutions that make advertising simpler, more effective, and more profitable. Selecting Viamedia to represent our ad sales was an easy decision,” said James Sandlin, General Manager at HolstonConnect. “With Viamedia’s undivided support, our advertisers, businesses and communities have the solutions they need to ensure success, at a time when it’s never been more critical.”
“Holston is essential to residents and businesses throughout Tennessee,” said David Solomon, Viamedia’s president and CEO.
“Holston is essential to residents and businesses throughout Tennessee,” said David Solomon, Viamedia’s president and CEO. “The company represented a unique challenge and special opportunity. With Viamedia’s innovative, cross-media advertising technology and sales representative team, Holston can not only increase revenues, but also integrate fully with MobiTV. We hope Holston’s success will become a roadmap for other operators looking to maximize local ad sales. Especially on the MobiTV platform.”
HolstonConnect is a not-for-profit, East Tennessee broadband fiber network provider offering high-speed Internet, TV, and phone services. Headquartered in Rogersville, Tennessee, Holston continues to deliver the most popular content, advanced services and new solutions to its customers in Knoxville and the Tri-Cities region.
The expanded partnership reinforces Viamedia’s national footprint. Today, the company manages sales and operations for more than 60 cable companies across 69 of the nation’s top designated market areas (DMAs), bringing invaluable opportunities for advertisers to reach local audiences in markets across the country.
Viamedia places over 1MM ads a day in more than 130 zones in 28 states across 60+ markets nationwide, aggregating all forms of TV audiences and providing a single point of sale to more than 6,000 local, regional, and national advertisers. It provides a comprehensive portfolio of audience and impression-based local video cross-media advertising solutions that bridge the gap between linear TV and digital programmatic advertising.
Viamedia’s patented, cloud based QTTTM platform utilizes a proprietary technology stack and is designed to enable ad campaigns to be more efficient and easier to execute, by utilizing rich data to deliver targeted, dynamic ads to consumers via linear television.
Viamedia also offers a complimentary suite of impression-based digital products for streaming, mobile, display, email, search, social and more. Headquartered in Lexington, Kentucky, the company’s success is built on its people, processes and proprietary software.
For more information, please visit https://viamediatv.com.
Holston Electric Cooperative is a member-owned, not-for-profit distributor of TVA power that provides safe, reliable and affordable energy to more than 30,000 residential, commercial and industrial customers in Hawkins and Hamblen counties. Visit www.holstonelectric.com to learn more.
OneScreen.ai | September 15, 2022
OneScreen.ai, the marketplace provider for buying and selling out-of-home (OOH) advertising, today released its third research report in a series of studies, this one citing nearly all (96%) respondents are satisfied (50%) or very satisfied (46%) with the ROI of their current OOH marketing campaigns. On average, these companies have seen monthly revenue increase by more than 50%. The findings also reported 78% of companies using OOH plan to increase their OOH budget over the next 12 months. In partnership with Kickstand Communications, OneScreen.ai surveyed more than 600 marketing professionals who use digital and/or traditional OOH advertising in 46 states in the U.S.
“While real-world advertising has long been an exciting medium, some marketers and brands have been hesitant to invest in OOH because the ROI hasn’t been as easy to prove as with internet marketing,” said Sam Mallikarjunan, co-founder and CEO of OneScreen.ai.
“While real-world advertising has long been an exciting medium, some marketers and brands have been hesitant to invest in OOH because the ROI hasn’t been as easy to prove as with internet marketing,” said Sam Mallikarjunan, co-founder and CEO of OneScreen.ai. “But recent advances in OOH measurement, combined with diminishing digital marketing returns and digitally-fatigued consumers who are paying more attention to their surroundings than ever before, have the OOH industry poised for its greatest growth yet. The ability to effectively and broadly measure the impact of OOH is leaving brands and marketers extremely satisfied with the results of their campaigns, and as a result, they are investing more in real-world marketing.”
The success of OOH doesn’t hinge on monetary ROI alone. Advertisers also judge the performance of OOH ads by:
Increased social media engagement (67%)
Higher website traffic (54%)
Stronger brand recognition and awareness (44%)
And 96% say they are reaching those goals.
For both traditional and digital mediums, respondents saw the strongest ROI from billboard advertisements:
For users of traditional OOH, 40% said junior bulletin/junior poster billboards showed the strongest ROI
Users of digital OOH and those who use both digital and traditional say the strongest ROI is with digital billboards (38%)
The qualities that make OOH a rich, impactful, and targeted marketing channel are also the source of headaches for those who buy OOH with 84% of those surveyed saying they struggle primarily with determining the right medium, but also with navigating other aspects of the OOH buying and management process.
On average, companies are spending an additional 17 hours per week to find and manage OOH inventory. Nearly 76% say greater visibility into inventory availability would make their company more likely to increase marketing budget allocation to OOH advertising. With one-stop technology platforms such as OneScreen.ai, efficiencies are reducing the number of new hires to manage OOH advertising programs.
To download the full report, “What Is the ROI of OOH: An Economic Impact Study,” visit:
OneScreen.ai is accelerating the growth of real-world advertising by making it easier to buy and sell out-of-home (OOH) ads – from billboards, blimps, and buses to wrapped cars and connected TVs in bars and restaurants. OOH advertising is the only traditional ad medium still growing, and OneScreen.ai is making the entire industry more streamlined and connected with one centralized space for marketers to buy, deploy, and measure OOH advertising and for media owners to sell, manage, and invoice their inventory. Founded by former executives from Google, HubSpot, and Wayfair, OneScreen.ai earned a Great Place to Work® Certification in 2022 and was named one of the 2022 Best Small Workplaces™ by Great Place to Work and Fortune magazine. The company is a member of the Out of Home Advertising Association of America, Inc. (OAAA), Digital Place Based Advertising Association (DPAA), World Out of Home Organization (WOO) and Geopath. To learn more, visit www.onescreen.ai and follow on LinkedIn and Twitter.
AdPlayer.Pro | August 23, 2022
AdPlayer.Pro, a global provider of outstream video advertising solutions has released a series of upgrades to the company’s flagship video ad player technology.
According to the official announcement, some of the recently implemented enhancements touched upon:
oRTB Demand integration & setup;
outstream player API;
implementation of third-party brand safety solutions, and more.
As Anton Liaskovskyi, CEO of AdPlayer.Pro claimed, the recent upgrades are primarily aimed at enabling the company’s supply partners to streamline their video ad integration operations.
“Most of our partners on the supply side are expecting an acceleration of business activities getting closer to Q4 2022"Anton Liaskovskyi, CEO of AdPlayer.Proexplained.
“Most of our partners on the supply side are expecting an acceleration of business activities getting closer to Q4 2022, and they need to be fully equipped in terms of their video ad tech, in order to fully embrace newly-emerging monetisation opportunities. This is where AdPlayer.Pro is stepping up,” he explained.
In addition to the latest video ad player enhancements, the company is also planning to release a significant update to its flagship video ad server & ad management platform later in 2022.
According to Mr. Liaskovskyi, these will primarily encompass a series of programmatic ad buying features, as well as the platform user management capabilities.
AdPlayer.Pro provides publishers, brand advertisers & agencies, and enterprise clients with an ecosystem of innovative outstream video ads solutions, powered by a robust ad-enabled video player technology, including:
Outstream solution for publishers
Outstream video ad marketplace
Video ad server and ad management platform
Video hosting solution, and much more.
Founded in 2016, AdPlayer.Pro is a global provider of advanced video advertising solutions, specifically developed to address a series of industry challenges and dramatically improve the current video advertising landscape.
605, Conviva | September 22, 2022
605, a global leader in television and cross-platform measurement, analytics and attribution, announced today a data and technology collaboration agreement with Conviva, the leading streaming analytics 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."
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.
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.