IAB Europe | May 27, 2022
IAB Europe, the leading European-level industry association for the digital advertising and marketing ecosystem, announced at its flagship conference Interact 2022 today (25th May 2022) that digital advertising grew 30.5% in 2021 to €92b (£78.38b). This exponential growth shows that the digital advertising market has truly bounced back from the challenges and impact of COVID-19.
2021 Digital Advertising Investment
Now in its sixth year, The AdEx Benchmark study is the definitive guide to advertising expenditure in Europe, covering 28 markets. In 2021, all markets experienced double-digit year-on-year growth. Turkey was the most dynamic market posting an exceptional growth of 99.7%. In 2021, no markets experienced a decline in digital advertising.
Audio and Video Post Strongest Growth
The study shows that audio saw the largest growth in 2021 at 51.3%. Whilst the audio market still remains small, it represents positive growth. Video also grew by an impressive 46.2% to €18.5b (£15.76b). Meanwhile display grew by 34.5% to €45.6b (£38.84b), with search experiencing a 29.9% increase to €39.5b (£33.65).
The AdEx Benchmark Study highlights can be downloaded here.
The full AdEx Benchmark 2021 Report, which will provide full commentary and data across all 28 markets, will be published in June 2022.
Gannett | March 10, 2022
Gannett Co., Inc. (NYSE: GCI) today issued a response to a story published by the Wall Street Journal (WSJ) on March 8 that implies Gannett intentionally shared inaccurate information to advertisers over a period of nine months.
Gannett sincerely regrets inadvertently passing along the incorrect data parameter. This human error was immediately rectified when the Company independently discovered the issue. The data parameter issue was caused due to a caching error when the Company implemented changes to how data is passed from the publisher to the ad exchanges.
It is important to note that the revenue associated with third-party programmatic advertising exchanges that potentially used the incorrect data parameter in question was less than $10 million in total over the impacted period. Also, none of Gannett’s direct sold digital advertising or direct sold programmatic advertising were affected.
No user level data was impacted and there was no impact to geo-specific ad placement or user data targeting and in all cases ads remained within the USA TODAY NETWORK of sites. Only select exchanges have adopted this specification, which greatly reduced the potential impact. Likewise, Gannett believes the number of advertisers impacted from this error was nominal in relation to Gannett’s overall programmatic advertising universe.
Gannett has fully evaluated the quality assurance program relating to product releases and is implementing procedures to ensure that an error such as this does not occur again in the future.
Gannett Co., Inc. (NYSE: GCI) is a subscription-led and digitally-focused media and marketing solutions company committed to empowering communities to thrive. With an unmatched reach at the national and local level, Gannett touches the lives of millions with our Pulitzer Prize-winning content, consumer experiences and benefits, and advertiser products and services. Our current portfolio of media assets includes USA TODAY, local media organizations in 45 states in the U.S., and Newsquest, a wholly owned subsidiary operating in the United Kingdom with more than 120 local news media brands. Gannett also owns digital marketing services companies branded LOCALiQ, and runs one of the largest media-owned events business in the U.S., USA TODAY NETWORK Ventures. To connect with us, visit www.gannett.com.
Zype | April 19, 2022
Zype, the leading video API and infrastructure platform, today announced that the company will be revealing new product innovations and integrations for OTT video publishers during this year’s NAB Show. Zype representatives will be in Las Vegas to showcase the new capabilities of the Zype Platform at the NAB Show from April 23rd to April 27th.
With Zype, video publishers can distribute content worldwide to a network that is poised to grow exponentially with every new smart TV sold. Zype powers more than 1400 video apps and playout channels from a platform that reaches 30M monthly users and serves over 20B video API requests per month. Those interested in meeting with the Zype team at the show may submit a meeting request here.
Over the past year, Zype has made significant investments to cater to audiences looking for top-tier, end-to-end video distribution solutions for the OTT market. Leading with cloud-based solutions for video content management and distribution, monetization, playout and app publishing, Zype enables content publishers to succeed in OTT video distribution whether they’re interested in launching FAST channels on digital linear distributors, or building automated streaming apps across web, mobile, tablet, and connected TV destinations.
At the NAB Show, Zype will be premiering new capabilities of the Zype Platform including:
Zype Apps Creator - Build and launch beautiful no-code apps for OTT streaming with the latest generation of Zype Apps Creator and expand video reach to new device ecosystems quickly and reliably
New Features in Playout 2.0 - From live video insert capabilities, to advanced advertising tools, to its intuitive horizontal programming timeline, Zype’s 2021 NAB Product of the Year-winning Playout 2.0 incorporates must-have functionality into an intuitive interface to make playout distribution a breeze
Advanced Advertising Capabilities - Zype’s latest integrations with partners like IRIS.TV and TripleLift enable customers to better monetize their videos and generate more revenue through better ad experiences for end-users including native in-program advertising opportunities and advertising that is contextually relevant to adjacent content
Advanced Analytics Tools - Decipher first-party streaming data with Zype’s suite of analytics tools and that present a consolidated view across all publishing platforms with the ability to leverage add-ons for geo-analytics, quality of experience analytics, and data alerting capabilities
Last week, Zype announced its acquisition by Backlight, a global media technology company composed of five innovative and fast-growing media software businesses whose cloud-based solutions dramatically improve every step of the media content lifecycle.
At the NAB Show, Zype will be joined by three other Backlight businesses — ftrack, the creator of award-winning production tracking, interactive media review, and team collaboration platforms; iconik (booth #N1743), a cloud-native, SaaS media management solution that allows users to share files from any storage, collaborate on video, and enrich media with AI for high searchability; and Wildmoka, a leading platform for the creation of digital content from Sports, News and Entertainment.
Zype provides infrastructure for digital video, with a cloud-based platform to manage and distribute enterprise-grade video across web, mobile, TV, and social media. Offering both developer-friendly tools such as customizable APIs as well as turnkey solutions for automated app publishing and playout, Zype's SaaS enables video creators, publishers or distributors to quickly build, launch and manage superior video products at scale. With a wide ecosystem of video connectors and technology partners and an award-winning support team, Zype's customers confidently increase reach, engagement and monetization by delivering premium entertainment experiences. Founded in 2014 and acquired by Backlight in 2021, Zype is a privately held company with more than 300 customers worldwide. www.zype.com.
H&R Block’s | February 03, 2022
H&R Block, Inc. (NYSE: HRB) today announced its 2022 tax season ad campaign showcasing that through a tax season full of complexities, “Help Is Here.”
“The past year has brought more uncertainty to filing taxes due to the ongoing pandemic. From an evolving workforce to new tax credits, it’s no small feat to figure out how that translates to your tax forms,” said Karen Orosco, president, global consumer tax and service delivery at H&R Block. “The campaign reminds filers that even with another tax season full of changes, H&R Block provides help however you need it. Our tax pros have an average of 10 years of experience providing expertise and confidence through 12 million hours of conversations with 22 million Americans each year.”
The campaign showcases moments in life when it pays off to have help from an experienced professional, including doing your taxes. It illustrates that help comes in many forms at H&R Block, from completely doing your taxes yourself online, dropping them off at an office and having them done for you, working with a tax pro virtually, or some combination.
“The ‘Help Is Here’ campaign plants a flag that H&R Block is here to genuinely help in whatever ways people need it. Sometimes we need a little support and sometimes we need a lot when it comes to taxes. Even when we think we’ve got it covered, we may wind up needing someone to lend a hand in the last stretch. I think that’s what we’re all looking for — a little help — and it’s something H&R Block does exceedingly well,” said Marty Senn, chief creative officer at Carmichael Lynch.
The 2022 work was developed in partnership with creative agency Carmichael Lynch. The integrated campaign includes six commercials running on broadcast and digital, as well as social and public relations activations that will debut throughout the first quarter and April of this year.
About H&R Block
H&R Block, Inc. (NYSE: HRB) provides help and inspires confidence in its clients and communities everywhere through global tax preparation, financial products, and small business solutions. The company blends digital innovation with the human expertise and care of its associates and franchisees as it helps people get the best outcome at tax time, and better manage and access their money year-round. Through Block Advisors and Wave, the company helps small business owners thrive with innovative products like Wave Money, a small business banking and bookkeeping solution, and the only business bank account to manage bookkeeping automatically.