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.
Display Advertising, Ad Tech and Martech
Business Wire | July 03, 2023
AdAdapted, an advertising technology solution that helps brands get their products on consumer shopping lists and into retailer e-commerce carts, has added Southern Glazer’s Wine and Spirits’ (SGWS) DRAM Agency to its roster of specialized partners. DRAM is a leading provider of digital marketing consulting and services to wine and spirits suppliers looking to activate or accelerate their e-commerce strategies.
The partnership extends AdAdapted’s leadership in regulatory-compliant digital shoppable media for wine and spirits brands by leveraging DRAM’s experience in campaign management and e-commerce strategy development within the alcohol vertical. Additionally, the partnership provides DRAM with unprecedented access to AdAdapted’s first-party, pre-shop data for targeting and strategy development.
AdAdapted has unparalleled expertise in maintaining digital marketing regulatory compliance for Legal Drinking Age (LDA), Distilled Spirits Council (DISCUS) and Tied House Laws, while consistently generating Incremental Return on Ad Spend (iROAS) above industry benchmarks. As a result, AdAdapted is uniquely positioned to support DRAM clients with its game-changing solutions.
“We are thrilled to be working with such an impressive collection of dedicated, experienced client-focused talent and the exceptionally high-quality work DRAM is known for within the industry,” said Molly McFarland, co-founder and CRO, AdAdapted. “Over the past three years, AdAdapted has activated over 800 successful campaigns for wine and spirits companies, supporting both global and regional brands. Combining DRAM’s extensive industry expertise — and our recently launched multi-retailer, one-click e-commerce ad solution — we deliver 20x higher cart transfer rates than industry standard tactics.”
AdAdapted is an advertising technology solution that increases purchase intent and product trial of shoppers by reaching the right consumers at the right time to get brands onto shopping lists and into carts. The company offers several solutions to drive in-store and online sales leveraging digital shopping lists, display, eCommerce, video, keyword and other touchpoints for CPG brands, agencies and retailers. Media can be run through managed service, self-service, and SaaS platforms. With more than 110 million U.S. shoppers using mobile devices for their grocery lists, AdAdapted has built a distinct audience and ad offering that uses first-party shopping behavior and product preference-based targeting, providing the easiest, most efficient way to reach active verified shoppers — exactly when they decide what to buy.
About DRAM Agency
DRAM, an acronym for the Digital Revolution of Alcohol Marketing, was formed as an affiliated company by Southern Glazers in December of 2021 to provide digital marketing consulting and services to wine and spirits suppliers looking to activate or accelerate their eCommerce strategies. The agency brings a distinctive service offering to Southern Glazers’ suppliers to ensure they win at the digital point of purchase and grow sales and market share across e-retail channels. A renowned distributor of beverage alcohol, Southern Glazer’s is a multi-generational and family-owned firm that is ranked the largest wine and spirits distributor in the States. It currently operates in 44 states in the U.S, the District of Columbia, and Canada.
businesswire | August 28, 2023
EDO, the TV outcomes company, released today the inaugural NFL TV Outcomes Report, which highlights key ad engagement trends from the 2022-23 NFL season. EDO analyzed every Convergent TV ad that ran during linear and streaming NFL programming to reveal the season’s most impactful matchups for advertisers, the brands with the most effective investment, and granular analysis of TV ad engagement data across nine categories, such as Automotive, CPG, and Restaurants.
Heading into the 2023 season, NFL media inventory has never been more essential. Live sports held the lion’s share of Upfront investment this year, and as a pair of Hollywood strikes threaten to derail fall TV premieres, advertisers are looking to America’s favorite sport to fill critical gaps in their media plans. As marketers across industries continue to contend with economic headwinds, EDO’s outcomes data will help optimize limited budgets on TV’s most premium inventory.
“Every Convergent TV marketer knows that the NFL has long been the undisputed champion of the live sports ecosystem, keeping the advertising industry running smoothly amidst time-shifting, cord-cutting, and migration to social media,” said Kevin Krim, President & CEO, EDO. “But in this challenging TV environment, audience isn’t enough. If you don’t know what is driving your consumers to engage with your brand or make a purchase, you’re not going to be able to plan and optimize media and creative before the next week’s kickoff.”
Key highlights from the EDO’s NFL TV Outcomes Report include:
NFL Dominates Top Linear Programming. In 2022, the NFL was responsible for half of the top ten most engaging linear TV programs in terms of advertising effectiveness — topped by a Super Bowl that was 220% more engaging than the average primetime program.
Live Streaming and Sports are the New Frontier. In its inaugural season, Thursday Night Football games on Amazon’s Prime Video were 116% more effective at driving consumer engagement than the broadcast primetime average.
Spanish-Language NFL Heats Up. While ads aired during Spanish-language (SL) regular season and playoff games performed about on par with the SL primetime average, Super Bowl LVII on Telemundo was about 208% more effective at driving engagement. Nyquil, Heinz, and Flonase were among the top SL advertisers of the season.
Thanksgiving Day NFL Games Drive the Most Ad Impact. Three of the most impactful games for advertisers ran on Thanksgiving Day, with the primetime matchup between the New England Patriots and the Minnesota Vikings taking the top spot.
Rihanna is Super Bowl LVII’s Real MVP. During her first performance in seven years, Rihanna generated over 1000x as much online engagement as the median-performing in-game Super Bowl LVII ad. The term "Rihanna pregnant" generated 52x as much online engagement during Halftime as did the median-performing Big Game ad this year.
EDO also analyzed brand and creative performance in NFL programming by category.
“Luxury auto and restaurant advertisers had particularly strong investment and ad engagement throughout last NFL season,” said Laura Grover, SVP, Head of Client Solutions, EDO. “Regular season ad engagement for categories including CPG: Food & Beverage, Non-Luxury Auto, and Retail performed about the same, on average, as their respective category primetime performance benchmarks.
Grover continued, “Despite this, ad performance for these categories saw a major boost from campaigns run during the playoffs. Ads from CPG Food & Beverage brands were 102% more effective than the category's primetime average in the playoffs, Non-Luxury Auto ads were 42% more effective than its category average, and Retail ads were 35% more effective.”
The most effective TV advertisers during the 2022 NFL regular season, per industry, are:
CPG, Food & Beverage
CPG, Home & Personal
Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen
Dick's Sporting Goods
“In this environment, brands simply can’t afford to make a big investment at the beginning of the season and wait until after the Super Bowl to find out whether it worked,” continued Krim. “With investment-grade TV outcomes data at your side, you’ll be able to call performance-optimizing audibles all season long - which will carry you through the regular season and beyond.”
Visit edo.com/NFL to download EDO’s NFL TV Outcomes Report and know what’s working for every brand advertising in the NFL. To find out how your brand is performing, reach out to NFL@edo.com.
About EDO, Inc.
EDO, Inc. is the TV outcomes company — a leading platform measuring predictive behaviors driven by Convergent TV advertising. By combining real-time engagement signals with world-class decision science, EDO data maximizes creative and media performance. We work with modern marketers at leading brands, TV networks, entertainment studios and ad agencies. EDO's investment-grade data aligns advertising investments to business results - with detailed competitive, category, historical and predictive intelligence.
Ad Networks, Ad Tech and Martech
Business Wire | July 26, 2023
LoopMe, a leading technology company that uses artificial intelligence (AI) to improve brand advertising performance, today announced that it has joined Ad Net Zero, the climate action programme to help advertising tackle the climate emergency by decarbonizing ad operations and accurately promote sustainable products and services. LoopMe will be a “Supporter” alongside a diverse range of companies, including tech giants such as Amazon, Google and Meta; agencies such as dentsu, Publicis Groupe, and Omnicom Group; adtech companies like PubMatic; and industry associations, such as ANA and IAB; and more.
“We are delighted to have LoopMe amongst our supporters, especially given their recent stated contributions to advertising sustainability, both within their own business operations by achieving carbon neutrality and by enabling more sustainable practices industry-wide with their marketplace that reduces carbon emissions for partners,” said John Osborn, Ad Net Zero US Director. “LoopMe embodies the Ad Net Zero mission of modeling and empowering advertising sustainability practices through decarbonisation.”
By joining Ad Net Zero, LoopMe is committing to following the group’s five-step plan:
Reduce emissions from advertising business operations
Reduce emissions from advertising production
Reduce emissions from media planning and buying
Reduce advertising emissions through awards and from events
Harness advertising’s power to support behavior change
“We have worked arduously to prioritize sustainability as a tenet of our business and to offer more sustainable technology options to our advertising industry partners,” said Stephen Upstone, CEO and founder of LoopMe. “We are thrilled to have achieved significant momentum with our advertising sustainability initiatives, and are looking forward to leveraging Ad Net Zero’s guidance to further elevate our impact as an evangelist for doing right by our planet.”
LoopMe’s dedication to Ad Net Zero comes on the heels of another sustainability milestone announced in May 2023 in which the company achieved carbon neutrality seven years ahead of schedule. This was accomplished through a combination of internal carbon footprint reduction efforts, such as maximizing cloud efficiencies through migration of data centers to renewable-powered sites, including Google Cloud; reducing electricity consumption; establishing environmentally-geared HR policies; and investing in high-quality carbon removal projects.
LoopMe also recently launched its sustainable Intelligent Marketplace, delivering a fully certified, green-by-design supply path for its global partners. The sustainable marketplace personalizes demand-side traffic shaping, thereby dynamically filtering out 98% of supply that won’t receive a bid. This creates a 40x increase in DSP buying efficiency and dramatically reduces carbon emissions for partners.
As the business community prepares for the rollout of global business sustainability disclosure standards in 2024, LoopMe will continue to enable the advertising ecosystem to meet objectives through a sustainable lens with additional sustainability initiatives to be announced throughout 2023. For more information, please visit https://loopme.com/sustainability/.
LoopMe is a technology company that uses artificial intelligence (AI) to improve brand advertising performance and outcomes. LoopMe was the first to apply AI to brand advertising and its Intelligent Marketplace, finding solutions to industry challenges that haven’t previously been solved. With consumer insights and AI at its core, LoopMe makes brand advertising better, outperforming industry benchmarks for leading global brands. Our vision is to change advertising for the better, by building technology that will redefine brand advertising. LoopMe was founded in 2012 and is headquartered in London with global offices across New York, Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Denver, Detroit, Dnipro, Hong Kong, Kansas City, Krakow, Los Angeles, Nashville, Manchester, Miami, Minneapolis, San Francisco, Singapore, Sydney, Tokyo, and Toronto. For more information, please visit www.loopme.com.
About Ad Net Zero
Ad Net Zero is a climate action programme to help the advertising industry tackle the climate emergency by decarbonizing ad operations and supporting every industry to accurately promote sustainable products and services. Originally founded by the UK Advertising Association in partnership with the IPA and ISBA, Ad Net Zero launched its 5-point action plan in the UK in November 2020 and has since gained over 100 UK supporters. The action plan aims to achieve net zero emissions in ad development, production, and media placement, as well as use advertising’s positive influence to help shift consumers towards more sustainable behavior. Its first non-UK territory launched in Ireland in June 2022, followed by a global roll-out at Cannes LIONS 2022. In February 2023, Ad Net Zero launched in the US, supported by the 4A’s, ANA and IAB, where it now counts over 70 supporters. Ad Net Zero has widespread backing from across the industry and proudly counts support from the world’s six biggest agency holding groups, media owners, tech companies, advertisers, and independent creative and production agencies. For more information, please visit www.adnetzero.com.