Genus AI Launches New Artificial Intelligence Platform for Brands at #AW2020

Genus AI | October 09, 2020

Genus AI, an artificial intelligence company focused on scaling emotional intelligence in interactions between brands and customers to drive business growth, today announced a new Artificial Intelligence (AI) solution for e-commerce and direct-to-consumer brands, the Genus AI Growth Platform, which represents a breakthrough in the way marketers segment their customers and develop their campaign content. With a suite of AI-powered digital tools, the Growth Platform creates superior customer model, segmentation and specific content evaluation for increased campaign conversions and ROAS. "After years of working with the world's leading direct-to-consumer brands, we see that it is easy to scale the number of interactions but still very hard to scale the quality of these interactions to drive efficient growth," said Dr. Tadas Jucikas, CEO, Genus AI. "Our new Growth Platform is designed to provide a seamless integration of enriched customer data enabling brands to select the most impactful content from their vast content libraries where the platform manages multiple digital advertising campaigns. During the pandemic our technology has provided a much needed competitive advantage to brands and opened the door to one-to-one emotional intelligence at scale." One of the direct to consumer brands successfully adopting the Genus AI Growth Platform is Hunt a Killer, a popular monthly subscription gaming company.

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InMobi and Anzu Announce Preferred Programmatic In-Game Ad Partnership for Asia-Pacific Region

Anzu, InMobi | April 11, 2022

InMobi, a leading provider of content, monetization, and marketing technologies that help businesses fuel growth, today announced a partnership with Anzu.io, the world’s most advanced in-game advertising solution. The move means InMobi can now provide its advertisers with direct access to Anzu’s premium mobile programmatic inventory across the globe, in addition to first-look access to in-game mobile supply in Asia-Pacific (APAC) region. Anzu’s award-winning in-game advertising solution allows programmatic advertisers to run their banner and video ads via blended yet highly viewable IAB-compliant ad formats that sit on 3D objects like roadside billboards, stadium banners and buildings. The ads are designed to complement the gameplay, respecting gamers, and in many cases, making the gameplay experience more realistic. Anzu’s technology is integrated with a full suite of third-party trusted vendors, including HUMAN for fraud detection; Comscore, Lumen, Nielsen for brand lift measurement; and Kochava for data enrichment. Anzu and Moat have also just enabled the first-to-market viewability measurement for in-game ads meaning InMobi’s advertisers can now request in-view metrics when programmatically running in-game ads. “I’m excited that this partnership with InMobi will help many more APAC advertisers experience the huge opportunity that in-game advertising presents, '' says Itamar Benedy, Co-Founder and CEO, Anzu. “I’m excited that this partnership with InMobi will help many more APAC advertisers experience the huge opportunity that in-game advertising presents, '' says Itamar Benedy, Co-Founder and CEO, Anzu. “InMobi’s expertise and vast advertiser network, combined with their knowledge of the APAC landscape, will help supercharge our solution within this market. There are more gamers in APAC than anywhere else in the world, and our solution will help brands to reach them in a non-disruptive, brand-safe way that compliments the gaming experience.” InMobi’s direct connections with top demand-side platforms across the globe, combined with direct supply to Anzu’s global inventory, enable advertisers to access these ad experiences through optimized supply paths. Access to Anzu’s inventory will help InMobi offer scale across a huge number of mobile games spanning multiple genres, allowing advertisers to reach engaged players within immersive environments. “InMobi’s preferred in-game advertising partnership with Anzu, co-funded by the world’s largest advertising agency WPP, allows our clients to seamlessly connect with gamers through integrated, non-disruptive ads,” says Kunal Nagpal, Senior Vice President and General Manager of Publisher Platform and Exchange at InMobi. “This partnership is beneficial to all parties, with new features and the goal to drive connections between consumers and brands with Anzu’s premium technology.” In addition, game developers partnering with InMobi will be able to take advantage of all the benefits that using Anzu’s SDK presents, which is already used by leading game developers including Ubisoft, MyGames, and Sir Studios, to monetize their titles with in-game ads that open up new reliable revenue streams, complement the gameplay, and work alongside other monetization models and solutions. Additionally, InMobi will help gaming publishers tap into global premium demand and seamlessly expand into in-game ad monetization to generate incremental revenue through both standard formats and in-game ads through a single platform. Ms. Ly, Commercialization Manager for Amanotes, one of South East Asia’s most popular mobile publishers, said: “We have two main goals, to continually improve the user experience and grow our business. Ensuring we keep an equal balance between both can be challenging. Anzu allows us to accomplish both of these goals simultaneously. Their in-game ad placements put gamers first and bring a sense of realism to our experiences while allowing us to establish a consistent and reliable revenue stream to help grow our business. The ads also work great alongside the other monetization methods we have in place.” Mobile gaming has sustained strong momentum from the initial surge at the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic, with new mobile game downloads 45% higher than pre-pandemic levels. This growth hasn’t been restricted to younger users only; eMarketer estimates that in the United States alone 163 million people—nearly half the population—play mobile games, breaking the traditional ‘gamer’ stereotypes marketers may have had in the recent past. About Anzu Anzu is the most advanced in-game ad solution for mobile, PC, console, and Roblox. Anzu’s in-game ads put players first and help advertisers reach audiences programmatically in a non-disruptive and highly engaging way. A patented 3D ad tracking engine, the first to bring viewability measurement in-game with Oracle Moat, and partnerships with trusted AdTech vendors make Anzu the preferred in-game advertising partner for advertisers worldwide. Anzu helps game developers monetize their titles with ad placements that complement the gameplay, resulting in reliable revenue streams. The sole officially licensed in-game ad provider for Xbox, the first ad platform to become Unity verified, and with a self-serve dashboard that provides complete control over ad placements, Anzu is the preferred in-game ad monetization partner for developers worldwide. Backed by WPP, Sony Innovation Fund, NBCUniversal, HTC, Bitkraft, and other prominent investors, Anzu has raised $37M to make advertising in games better. Better for brands, better for game developers, and better for gamers. Learn more. About InMobi InMobi is a leading provider of marketing and monetization technologies. With deep expertise and unique reach in mobile, it is a trusted and transparent technology partner for marketers, content creators and businesses of all kinds. InMobi’s mission is to power its customers’ growth by helping them engage their audiences and build meaningful connections. Its affiliated businesses – Glance, an unconsolidated subsidiary that offers a lock screen-based content discovery platform and video platform Roposo – help InMobi create new content and commerce experiences in a world of connected devices. InMobi is headquartered in Singapore, maintains a large presence in San Francisco and Bangalore and has operations in New York, Chicago, Kansas City, Los Angeles, Delhi, Mumbai, Beijing, Shanghai, Jakarta, Manila, Kuala Lumpur, Sydney, Melbourne, Seoul, Tokyo, London and Dubai. To learn more, visit inmobi.com.

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Ogury and The Trade Desk partner to offer cutting edge programmatic mobile advertising for media buyers

Ogury | December 15, 2021

Ogury, a global technology leader in mobile advertising anchored in privacy protection, today announced a direct integration with the global advertising technology leader, The Trade Desk. Media buyers can now access Ogury's high-performance, privacy-conscious mobile advertising solution directly through The Trade Desk. In line with an industry-wide development towards Supply Path Optimization, this direct integration will enable agencies to run Programmatic Guaranteed campaigns, taking advantage of Ogury's curated inventory, data targeting capacities and international presence to run campaigns more efficiently. Media buyers can now seamlessly access Ogury's data-enriched impressions through a range of buying models. Similarly, publishers from Ogury's network gain new opportunities to monetize their mobile website and applications, as they benefit from additional demand for their advertising inventory, which The Trade Desk's brand and agency clients bring. Ogury's integrated solution includes: Personified Targeting uses proprietary data to reach custom-defined, relevant audiences at scale, independent of cookies or IDs Placement through a portfolio of fully on-screen formats which display 100% of the ad's pixels during the full exposure time of the ad Increased reach across mobile environments, with both in-app and mobile web inventory Direct access to Ogury's partner inventory, with the goal of increasing cost efficiencies for advertiser's campaigns Tools that aim to provide comprehensive brand protection, including pre-bid fraud protection OMID-compliant inventory for seamless and accurate viewability measurement on in-app and mobile web placements with any measurement partner. This integration comes as the mobile programmatic industry is projected to represent almost 83 billion dollars of ad spend by 2023 in the US alone1. While Ogury deals have been available to run on The Trade Desk for several years, this new direct integration allows media buyers to easily activate new types of deals such as Programmatic Guaranteed. We're glad to work more closely with The Trade Desk, one of the world's leading DSPs. Programmatic buying represents an important part of our revenue. With this direct integration we're simplifying the life of media buyers, allowing them to easily get access to our unique solution based on quality inventory and relevant targeting, with user privacy in mind." Thomas Pasquet, CEO, Ogury. "We're pleased to reinforce our collaboration with Ogury to empower programmatic buyers with access to their exclusive solution, based on curated inventory both in-app and on mobile web," said Dave Castell, General Manager Inventory Partnerships at The Trade Desk. "Our mission has always been the same – to support the ad-funded open internet as the best place for marketers to achieve their goals. Central to this is the ability to accurately measure across channels. That's why the inventory standard developed by Ogury – fully on-screen formats – is particularly appealing, as marketers look for reliable viewability metrics." About Ogury Ogury, the Personified Advertising company, has created a breakthrough advertising engine that delivers precision, sustainability and privacy protection within one technology stack, built and optimized for mobile. Advertisers working with Ogury benefit from fully visible impactful ads, future-proof targeting and unwavering protection. Publishers enjoy the rewards of a respectful user-experience, incremental revenues and premium demand with Ogury's solutions. Founded in 2014, Ogury is a global organization with 450+ people, including 100 engineers across 11 countries. About The Trade Desk The Trade Desk is a technology company that empowers buyers of advertising. Through its self-service, cloud-based platform, ad buyers can create, manage, and optimize digital advertising campaigns across ad formats and devices. Integrations with major data, inventory, and publisher partners ensure maximum reach and decisioning capabilities, and enterprise APIs enable custom development on top of the platform. Headquartered in Ventura, CA, The Trade Desk has offices across North America, Europe, and Asia Pacific.

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Google’s AI advertising revolution: More privacy, but problems remain

Google | March 16, 2021

In March 2021, Google announced that it was ending support for third-party cookies, and moving to “a more privacy first web.” Even though the move was expected within the industry and by academics, there is still confusion about the new model, and cynicism about whether it truly constitutes the kind of revolution in online privacy that Google claims. To assess this, we need to understand this new model and what is changing. The current advertising technology (adtech) approach is one in which platform corporations give us a “free” service in exchange for our data. The data is collected via third-party cookies downloaded to our devices, that allow a browser to record our internet activity. This is used to create profiles and predict our susceptibility to specific ad campaigns. Recent advances have allowed digital advertisers to use deep learning, a form of artificial intelligence (AI) wherein humans do not set the parameters. Although more powerful, this is still consistent with the old model, relying on collecting and storing our data to train models and make predictions. Google’s plans go further still.

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IAS Achieves MRC Accreditation for Integrated Third-Party Measurement on Facebook

Integral Ad Science, Media Rating Council | November 09, 2021

Delivers much-needed transparency for advertisers across their social media buying SINGAPORE, November 8, 2021 -- Integral Ad Science (Nasdaq: IAS), a global leader in digital media quality, today announced that it has been accredited by the Media Rating Council (MRC) for impression and viewability measurement and reporting of display and video ads across Facebook and Instagram. With the continued growth of social advertising, this latest accreditation underscores the valued measurement that IAS offers advertisers across the world’s largest digital platforms including Facebook. “We’re proud to achieve this important MRC accreditation for our Facebook integrated measurement,” said Lisa Utzschneider, CEO, IAS. “Marketers rely on IAS and our advanced technology to drive much-needed transparency along with greater outcomes for their Facebook campaigns. We continue to prioritize our customers’ needs in our role as a leading provider of digital media quality across all social platforms.” IAS helps customers make every ad impression count through its global measurement capabilities, and this new MRC accreditation represents the latest way IAS is bringing greater transparency to the industry. This accreditation covers IAS’s measurement of display and video ads served in the Facebook Newsfeed on desktop and mobile web, as well as those served in both the Facebook and Instagram mobile apps. With integrated third-party measurement from IAS on Facebook and Instagram, advertisers gain a clearer understanding of their ad investment and performance, with greater control to optimize their campaigns toward viewable inventory. IAS achieved this most recent MRC accreditation following an intensive audit to verify that its data and measurement procedures, controls, disclosures, and reporting meet the required industry standards for validity, reliability, and effectiveness. “Accreditation of IAS as compliant with MRC’s Viewable Impression Standards for its integrated viewability measurement and reporting of display and video inventory on Facebook and Instagram is an important achievement that will help bring marketers the transparency they need to better evaluate ad spend on these critical platforms,” said George W. Ivie, Executive Director and CEO of the MRC. “We congratulate IAS for its commitment to digital media quality and for meeting the rigorous standards necessary to attain this significant milestone.” Established in 2014, the MRC’s viewability standard helps ensure that brands only pay for quality ad inventory that has an opportunity to have been seen. IAS maintains MRC accreditations across its suite of services including display and video viewability for desktop, mobile web, and mobile in-app; invalid traffic for desktop, mobile web, and mobile in-app; and property level brand safety. About Integral Ad Science Integral Ad Science (IAS) is a global leader in digital media quality. IAS makes every impression count, ensuring that ads are viewable by real people, in safe and suitable environments, activating contextual targeting, and driving supply path optimization. Our mission is to be the global benchmark for trust and transparency in digital media quality for the world’s leading brands, publishers, and platforms. We do this through data-driven technologies with actionable real-time signals and insight. Founded in 2009 and headquartered in New York, IAS works with thousands of top advertisers and premium publishers worldwide. For more information, visit integralads.com. About Media Rating Council (MRC) The MRC is a non-profit industry association established in 1963 composed of leading television, radio, print and Internet companies, as well as advertisers, advertising agencies and trade associations whose goal is to ensure measurement services that are valid, reliable and effective. Measurement services desiring MRC Accreditation are required to disclose to their customers all methodological aspects of their service; comply with the MRC Minimum Standards for Media Rating Research and other standards MRC produces; and submit to MRC-designed audits to authenticate and illuminate their procedures. In addition, the MRC membership actively pursues research issues they consider priorities in an effort to improve the quality of research in the marketplace. Currently more than 100 research products are audited by the MRC. Facebook® is a registered trademark of Facebook Inc.

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