IAS introduces 'Context Control', IAS's sophisticated new suite of brand safety & suitability solutions

Integral Ad Science | August 24, 2020

Integral Ad Science (IAS), the global leader in digital ad verification, today announced the launch of 'Context Control', IAS's sophisticated new suite of brand safety & suitability solutions. The Context Control suite of solutions now incorporates the premiere semantic technology within the verification space to deliver unmatched accuracy and granularity in online content classification. Superior content classification enables a new level of precision and scale for marketers seeking to better navigate the content adjacencies associated with their online campaigns. The semantic technology components of Context Control give advertisers access to custom and curated contextual targeting capabilities. These are based on an array of contextual signals such as content sentiment and its underlying emotional classification - powerful features that many competing solutions do not offer. The class-leading solution also delivers a precise semantic understanding of page-level context - this enables advertisers to navigate common homonym scenarios that keyword blocking cannot (such as the difference between "gun shot" versus "basketball shot" content). According to an independent evaluation conducted by Ozone, IAS's patented semantic technology is proven to be 42% more accurate than the next best industry offering.

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Yieldmo and Adform Enter Strategic Partnership to Help Brands and Agencies Unlock Value without Cookies

Yieldmo, Adform | June 20, 2022

Yieldmo, a leading advertising technology company that operates a Smart Exchange for buyers and sellers, today announced its partnership with Adform, the only global, independent, and fully integrated advertising platform built for modern marketing, working with 25,000+ brands and with deep advertiser and agency relationships across Europe. The partnership reflects Yieldmo’s continuing international expansion, particularly increasing its reach in Europe. Adform continues to lead the market with its ID Fusion solution, helping its clients manage the transition to first party. Through this partnership, Adform will be able to expand its offering to advertisers and agencies through the rich contextual offering that Yieldmo’s exchange brings. Yieldmo’s Smart Exchange continuously maximises value for advertisers and publishers in real-time through proprietary data, machine learning, and curation (without relying on cookies or other user authentication). This partnership will help brands and agencies unlock value, match inventory to the goals of their campaigns, and deliver outstanding results. “We are incredibly excited to be partnering with Adform, a leading business with a very strong heritage in the European region, as well as a growing client base in the US, making them a strong new development partner globally. This is particularly important for us as we continue our rapid international expansion into European markets and beyond,” said John Tigg, GM International at Yieldmo. “We are incredibly excited to be partnering with Adform, a leading business with a very strong heritage in the European region, as well as a growing client base in the US, making them a strong new development partner globally. This is particularly important for us as we continue our rapid international expansion into European markets and beyond,” said John Tigg, GM International at Yieldmo. "Through our strategic partnership, Yieldmo and Adform’s complementary technologies will help deliver brand-safe, privacy-first, and cost-effective advertising opportunities for advertisers globally.” “We are committed to holistic ID solutions that bring together a range of approaches for our clients. Smart contextual is clearly one such approach with huge promise, alongside first party solutions, for example. Yieldmo has highly unique technology that can facilitate results for advertisers and publishers alike” Julian Baring, SVP Business Development at Adform said. About Yieldmo Yieldmo is an advertising technology company that operates a smart exchange that differentiates and enhances the value of ad inventory for buyers and sellers. As a leader in attention & contextual analytics, real-time technology, and digital formats, we create, measure, model, and optimize campaigns for unmatched scale and performance. By understanding how each unique impression behaves and looking for patterns and performance in real-time, we can drive real performance gains without relying on audience data. About Adform Adform is the only global, independent and fully integrated advertising platform built for modern marketing. Its unique enterprise technology – Adform FLOW – harnesses superior user experience and a scalable, modular and open architecture, to enable seamless management of the whole campaign lifecycle. It provides clients with enhanced control and transparency across their advertising operations, including ownership of all data from their campaigns. Since 2002, Adform has developed technology to enhance human/machine collaboration and deliver augmented intelligence, thereby amplifying business results for its clients around the world.

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Viamedia Promotes Jim Loughran to SVP of Convergent Video Partnerships, Heading Its Patented QTT™ Division

Viamedia | June 03, 2022

Viamedia, the leading fully-integrated independent cross-media local advertising company, today announced Jim Loughran has been promoted to senior vice president of convergent video partnerships, overseeing the company’s cloud-based advertising solution that brings the digital and linear television worlds together. He will be responsible for QTT™’s overall business, product, communications and marketing strategy. “Since joining Viamedia, Jim has been a trusted leader and has proved to execute and drive digital sales. No one is better suited to continue leading Viamedia’s cross-media advertising solutions as SVP of Convergent Video Partnerships, than Jim,” said David Solomon, CEO of Viamedia. “Since joining Viamedia, Jim has been a trusted leader and has proved to execute and drive digital sales. No one is better suited to continue leading Viamedia’s cross-media advertising solutions as SVP of Convergent Video Partnerships, than Jim,” said David Solomon, CEO of Viamedia. “There is no doubt he will create even more value and bring more innovation to our advertising business customers.” Loughran joined Viamedia in 2020 as senior vice president of digital, and in his time with the company has played an integral role in executing and driving digital sales. In his new role, Loughran will continue to oversee the patent-pending QTT™ technology that requests and receives ads programmatically from digital ad exchanges to enable real-time linear cable television ad insertion utilizing existing cable TV infrastructure. Viamedia’s QTT™ solution significantly increases cable ad dollars and advertisers’ marketing options by tapping into the surging programmatic digital advertising marketplace. Loughran will be based in New York City and will continue to report to Viamedia’s CEO, David Solomon. Loughran previously served as senior vice president, national addressable, OTT and digital sales for Ampersand (formerly NCC Media), where he grew ad revenue from approximately $10 million to more than $100 million. About Viamedia 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 QTT™ platform utilizes a proprietary technology stack 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.

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Advertising Industry Titan ‘Puzzled’ by Musk’s Plan for Twitter

Twitter, Tesla | May 31, 2022

Add another veteran CEO to the list that is rather unsure by what Tesla CEO Elon Musk has planned for Twitter, should the world’s richest man close the deal for the social media platform. “I am a little puzzled,” S4 Capital founder and chairman Sir Martin Sorrell “I am a little puzzled,” S4 Capital founder and chairman Sir Martin Sorrell told Yahoo Finance Live at the World Economic Forum on the outlook for Twitter should Musk make the platform less reliant on ad revenue as he has suggested (full interview above). Musk has a vision to quintuple Twitter’s sales to $26.4 billion by 2028 on a user base of 931 million (compared to 217 million to end last year) as he pushes more into a subscription model, according to a pitch-deck seen by the New York Times. Twitter would haul in $1.3 billion from a not-yet-released payments business by 2028, up from $15 million in 2023, according to Musk’s plan. Musk also aims to have 11,072 employees at Twitter by 2025 compared to about 7,500 today. Sorrell noted that there could actually be a risk to Twitter’s ad business — however much would be left as Musk moves away from it —amid the opening up of the platform do more controversial voices. “I didn’t quite follow the logic there,” Sorrell said. “But of course, if you have… a free speech network platform, clients are very worried about brand safety and having their advertising positioned against controversial content. So it will make advertisers more concerned about a platform that is more open and less controlled or less editorially controlled than it should be.” Some on Wall Street are also questioning Musk’s math. “We note that Twitter has never grown at a 27%+ revenue CAGR [compound annual growth rate] with a comparable [revenue] base,” Jefferies tech analyst Brent Thill stated in a recent note. “Musk’s reported ambitions to switch to an ad and subscription model would likely pose a significant rev headwind and make it difficult to achieve these targets.”

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Go Addressable Launches Unified Industry Guidelines for Addressable Advertising

Go Addressable | June 02, 2022

Go Addressable, an industry initiative launched by television distributors to advance addressable advertising, today introduces a set of common industry guidelines – spanning addressable types, creative format, creative length and more – to facilitate and accelerate addressable advertising’s scale, enablement and adoption. The goal of the guidelines is to inform and allow for appropriate agency planning and expectations of campaign launch schedules, and to drive confidence through efficiency and consistency in processes and implementation. They are outlined in detail at GoAddressable.com. Go Addressable is an industry initiative formed by Altice USA, Charter Communications’ Spectrum Reach®, Comcast, Cox, DIRECTV Advertising, DISH Media, Frontier and VIZIO to help maximize the scale, impact and value of TV as a marketing platform. Founded in 2021, Go Addressable provides thought leadership, education and advocacy around the topic. Today’s announcement marks a milestone in one of the initiative’s stated goals to provide clear steps for all advertisers interested in buying addressable advertising. It also comes as the addressable TV advertising landscape is expected to grow to U.S. $7.5 billion dollars globally in 2022, per a Deloitte Global study. Addressability, too, was a key theme during this year’s upfronts. “We’re at an important time in the trajectory and future of addressable TV advertising, and we’re excited to be one of the inaugural Go Addressable agency forum participants,” said Michael Piner, EVP Advanced Media, Mediahub Worldwide. “Addressable TV advertising is a fast-growing and promising new frontier in media. Yet, we’ve lacked an industry group to help simplify the addressable activation as well as chart a course for future progress and innovation. We’re happy to be working with Go Addressable to help pioneer that course.” To ensure that it is working to address the needs of the industry, Go Addressable today also introduced two committees, one comprised of agencies and the other consisting of programmers. Both committees will meet twice a year and will include advertising companies and programmers from across the industry. “While addressable has been around for 10 years, it’s still in its early stages, and because of that, many providers are using different criteria and guidelines to deploy it,” said Matt Van Houten, SVP, Product, Operations and Business Development, DIRECTV Advertising. “While addressable has been around for 10 years, it’s still in its early stages, and because of that, many providers are using different criteria and guidelines to deploy it,” said Matt Van Houten, SVP, Product, Operations and Business Development, DIRECTV Advertising. “This has caused unnecessary complication and friction in the process. With the unveiling of our easily accessible industry guidelines, all advertisers can be comfortable with the medium, knowing these guidelines are supported by many of the distributors operating in the space. And this is exactly why Go Addressable was created. By working together, we are providing more paths to acceleration for the medium.” Below is a summary of the aforementioned guidelines: Addressable Types: Go Addressable identified two naming conventions that are consistent with how buyers deliver addressable campaigns, using aggregated data and with a commitment to protecting personal information: Audience addressable refers to the ability to dynamically deliver various advertisers’ advertisements targeted to different audiences in different homes all watching the same network at the same time. Creative versioning describes offering the ability to deliver different creative messages to different audiences (households) within the same spot for a single advertiser. Creative Format: The group identified that a creative format meeting the criteria below can now be deployed and used by all programmers and distributors, removing friction, costs and timing from the process. The guidelines are as follows: Stream Type: MPEG-2 Audio Type: MPEG1 Layer 2 Frame Rate: 1080i Width/ height: 1920 x 1080 Creative Length: Go Addressable members each support standard 30-second creative length for addressable advertising, with the goal of simplifying implementation of addressable campaigns. Cap & Edit: Distributors each have an established process to ensure that ads delivered addressably have a chance to be seen and are not being inserted or counted when the TV is off or when/if viewers are no longer watching. Data Match Vendors: Go Addressable has identified three vendors for onboarding audience segments from buyers that currently work across operators: LiveRamp, Experian and Epsilon. Additional vendors may be announced in the future. Attribution Vendors: Go Addressable also has identified three companies that currently provide attribution studies for buyers across operators: LiveRamp, Experian and Neustar. Additional vendors may be added in the future. Campaign Execution Timeline: Go Addressable has established a timeline for launching and/or reporting on a campaign to provide consistency to buyers and programmers when planning and activating campaigns. The process spans the early planning stages all the way to attribution. “Consistency is critical in advertising and is something that previously hasn’t existed for addressable campaigns, which are often executed across multiple operators. The industry guidelines created by Go Addressable give programmers a roadmap and guidelines that can be utilized when activating addressable campaigns across a national footprint. There is a lot of exciting work happening and we look forward to participating in the programmer council as we continue to scale our already robust addressable TV advertising capabilities for our clients,” said Julian Zilberbrand, EVP, Advanced Media, Paramount. About Go Addressable Go Addressable is an industry inclusive initiative led by TV distribution companies to help maximize the scale, impact and value of TV as a marketing platform. The group’s mission is to further accelerate the advancement of addressable TV advertising in a way that is trusted, scalable and effective for both advertisers and programmers looking to make their inventory addressable. Go Addressable will achieve this through advocacy and education within the industry; problem-solving and action around industry challenges; and by working to facilitate the use of addressable advertising campaigns for buyers and sellers of TV inventory. For more information on how to participate, please visit www.goaddressable.com.

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