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MGID Scoops ‘Best Digital Ad Network’ at MarTech Breakthrough Awards

MGID | August 16, 2022 | Read time : 03:30 min

Best Digital Ad Network
MGID, the global advertising platform, has been named ‘Best Digital Ad Network’ in the MarTech Breakthrough Awards. The accolade is in recognition of MGID’s contextual intelligence technology and stringent, transparent processes around brand safety.

MGID’s contextual intelligence solution allows advertisers to deliver ads across its portfolio of premium publishers in the most relevant and appropriate environment, without the use of third-party cookies. Utilising its proprietary AI algorithms, context and sentiment of content can be determined. Analysis of MGID’s publisher partners using the solution identified 83% of brand-safe inventory with them, maximising campaign scale with fewer false positive blocks of sensitive topics.

Sergii Denysenko, CEO of MGID, said: “Receiving this award is a huge achievement for us; it highlights the impact of our contextual intelligence solution and rewards the efforts we put towards brand safety measures and ethical advertising."

Sergii Denysenko, CEO of MGID, said: “Receiving this award is a huge achievement for us; it highlights the impact of our contextual intelligence solution and rewards the efforts we put towards brand safety measures and ethical advertising. Our contextual intelligence product is designed to help unlock blocked inventory, generate more revenue and increase the relevance of ads when placed next to pertinent content, driving campaign performance while ensuring brand safety for advertisers. Alongside this, our offering as a business is based upon transparent and brand-safe processes, an ongoing commitment we are pleased to see rewarded.”

“Brand safety has been under a much brighter spotlight recently, raising questions and challenges for brands and platforms around their role in digital responsibility,” said James Johnson, managing director at MarTech Breakthrough. “Advertisers need to ensure their ads are not running alongside problematic content and so they turn off specific content categories or resort to keyword blocklists. MGID addresses this challenge by leaning into improved transparency controls and leveraging the potential of their contextual intelligence solution. Congratulations on yet another well-deserved MarTech Breakthrough award.’”

MarTech Breakthrough is a leading market intelligence organisation that recognises the top companies, technologies and products in the global marketing, sales and advertising technology industry today. The MarTech Breakthrough Awards honour excellence and recognise innovation, hard work and success in a range of marketing, sales and advertising technology related categories. This year’s programme attracted more than 2,950 nominations from over 18 different countries throughout the world.

About MGID
MGID is a global native advertising platform that drives revenue growth for all participants of the ecosystem. Since its foundation in 2008, MGID has become a leading content recommendation platform, targeting 850 million unique readers with 185 billion recommendations monthly. The MGID platform helps publishers retain and monetize audiences, while driving performance and awareness for brands by connecting them to unique audiences, at the right time, with the right content.

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Appsumer Report: Apple Privacy Measures Provides a Boost for Apple Search Ads and Favors Large Advertisers

Appsumer | September 07, 2022

Appsumer, a leading performance insights platform for mobile app advertisers by InMobi, unveiled its benchmark report on how major advertisers are leveraging the top sources for app downloads, analyzed through advertiser channel adoption and share-of-wallet. The report provides a snapshot of advertiser behavior from second quarter 2021 to the second quarter 2022 and reveals that Apple has gotten a significant boost to Apple Search Ads (ASA) as a result of their AppTrackingTransparency (ATT) initiatives, while Facebook and Snap saw declines in both share-of-wallet and market share. The report also revealed that smaller advertisers continue to struggle with the increasing complexity of cross-channel advertising; while the number of channels used didn’t move significantly, the underlying data shows more detail on how larger and smaller marketers adjusted channel mix. Large advertisers increased the channels used year-over-year by an average of 1.4 channels to a total of 10.7. In contrast, smaller advertisers decreased the channels used on average by 1.1 year-over-year to 2.5. “There is a clear divide between the success of larger advertisers and the struggle of smaller advertisers,” explains Shumel Lais, General Manager of Appsumer by InMobi. “There is a clear divide between the success of larger advertisers and the struggle of smaller advertisers,” explains Shumel Lais, General Manager of Appsumer by InMobi. “The largest advertisers likely increased channels to maintain volume when performance dipped on some channels. Smaller advertisers frequently lack the creative, data and optimization resources to diversify quickly across channels.” Lais recommends that smaller app players consider building lean experimentation processes to help diversify channels, and a cost-effective data infrastructure can help provide valuable insights into the complexities of cross-channel measurement in a post-ATT world. The report's findings also highlight the shifts among market leaders, including: ASA joins the duopoly of Meta and Google at the top table of advertiser adoption, with adoption growing nearly four percentage points to 94.8%, while Meta adoption declined three percentage points to 82.8%. ASA’s share-of-wallet rose five percentage points, reaching a 15% share. Apple’s first-party data advantage on iOS for both measurement and targeting has helped, but they will need more inventory, which is why rumors of an Apple DSP are swirling. Meta’s share-of-wallet declined four percentage points year-over-year, still finishing significantly ahead of ASA with a 28% share. However, the data reveals that Meta saw an increase of share-of-wallet in early 2022, suggesting that they’re starting to recover from initial ATT headwinds. Snap lost 50% of their share-of-wallet and was impacted by both the current economic climate and ATT headwinds. However, while adoption declined three percentage points to 32.7%, it bounced back from 25.4% in the first quarter of 2022. Snap may recover its share-of-wallet in coming quarters as adoption growth can be seen as a leading indicator. TikTok pulled ahead of Snap for both advertiser adoption and share-of-wallet. However, TikTok’s advertiser adoption declined nearly seven percentage points to 43.2%. Their share-of-wallet remained steady at 3% suggesting that some advertisers are succeeding, while others are struggling to come to grips with the platform. iOS versions that enabled ATT reached mass adoption in June 2021, allowing the report to offer full comparative year-over-year analysis of its impact on mobile app advertisers. The Appsumer Benchmark Report data comes from a longitudinal study that looked at more than 100 North America and European consumer mobile apps with a median spend of $350,000 per month between the second quarter of 2021 and the second quarter of 2022. Assessments ensured that no single advertiser represented more than 20% of the dataset to avoid a single advertiser from dominating or skewing the results. For a copy of the Benchmark Report, visit here. For more information on Appsumer and its offerings, visit www.appsumer.io About Appsumer Appsumer, is a leading performance insights platform built for performance marketing teams at consumer mobile apps who want to accelerate user acquisition more effectively. Appsumer aggregates and normalizes cross-channel cost, attribution, revenue, and predictive data and visualizes it in an easy-to-use business intelligence (BI) tool for user acquisition (UA) teams. This gives marketers a single tool where they can make more effective optimization decisions and improve performance. Appsumer, part of InMobi, supports user acquisition teams at top-grossing consumer mobile apps worldwide including Lovoo, Miniclip, Trainline, and Picsart. For more information on Appsumer, visit www.appsumer.io

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MGID and G/O Media Announce Exclusive Multi-Year Partnership

MGID, G/O Media | July 27, 2022

MGID, a global advertising platform, has today announced an exclusive multi-year agreement with premium digital publishing power-house G/O Media. The partnership will see considerable value-creation, leveraging MGID’s multi-format premium demand, brand-safety solutions, and award-winning technology. This landmark deal signifies and further reaffirms MGID’s commitment to better advertising solutions. By applying MGID’s Contextual Intelligence© audience segmentation offering to its growing slate of premium publishers, advertisers will see stronger ROAS in a brand safe environment. MGID’s global supply already includes premium publishers such as Microsoft, News Week, Real Clear Politics, Italia Online, Times of India, and many more. "We are confident the partnership will provide further growth and strengthen market presence for our mission-focused companies,' said Michael Korsunsky, CEO North America at MGID. “Today’s complex adtech environment calls for a collaborative approach beyond simple financial exchange. Understanding and supporting long term strategic partner objectives while providing sustainable and scalable solutions to achieve and secure incremental gains is crucial in forming successful and meaningful partnerships. MGID is delighted with the opportunity and proud to enter into an alliance with G/O Media. We are confident the partnership will provide further growth and strengthen market presence for our mission-focused companies,” said Michael Korsunsky, CEO North America at MGID. G/O Media’s Chief Technology Officer, Michael Dugan, said: “We are hugely proud of the premium portfolio of brands under the G/O Media umbrella, and the quality of content and product we deliver to our audiences. With a focus on independent, thought-leading journalism as well as consumer experience and performance, it is critical that our digital advertising partners align with those shared values – and MGID checks all of those boxes.” About MGID MGID is a global advertising platform helping brands reach unique local audiences at scale. It uses privacy-first, AI-based technology to serve high-quality, relevant ads in brand-safe environments. The company offers a variety of ad formats, including native, display and video to deliver a positive user experience. This enables advertisers to drive performance and awareness, and publishers to retain and monetize their audiences. Every month, MGID reaches 900 million unique readers, with 200 billion ad impressions, across 25 thousand trusted publishers. For more information, please visit: www.mgid.com About G/O Media G/O Media reaches more than one in five of all Americans online each month with over 95 million unique visitors. This collection of digital-first brands serves a young, diverse audience with content that reflects their shared values and passions, including category-leading sites focused on tech and science (Gizmodo); pop culture and entertainment (The A.V. Club); sports news (Deadspin); car culture (Jalopnik); modern women’s interests (Jezebel); gaming (Kotaku); lifestyle (Lifehacker); food and drink (The Takeout); African American news and culture (The Root); business (Quartz); humor and satire news (The Onion); and e-commerce (The Inventory).

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Mindworks, Mintegral's Creative Studio Launches Drag-and-Drop Editor for Playable Ads

Mintegral | July 13, 2022

Mindworks by Mintegral recently announced updates to Playturbo, its self-service element-based creative production platform for playable ads. The Playturbo platform now provides hundreds of premium playable ad templates and a new drag-and-drop feature giving complete control over production in just a few clicks. Playable ads have quickly become one of the most popular ad formats among apps and brands due to their premium user experience, accessibility, and superior conversion performance. And while playable ads are effective, they are typically expensive and time-consuming to produce, posing a significant challenge to scalability. Playturbo's zero-coding, drag-and-drop online editor aims to solve this problem with an 85x improved efficiency and 60x cost savings compared to other video creatives. Playable ads created on Playturbo can be exported and deployed across all the major ad networks on the market. In addition, your creatives' language, device orientation, and package size can also be altered in a few clicks – helping you succeed in the global market. Games, apps, eCommerce, and brands all stand to benefit from the playable template library, which offers premium images, text, background music, CTAs, videos, and effects. About Mintegral- Mintegral is an AI-driven, programmatic, and interactive advertising platform dedicated to helping clients bridge the gap among the world's most valuable markets. As a leading global mobile ad platform with an in-depth understanding of local markets, Mintegral provides a one-stop mobile advertising solution to help brands and apps overcome cross-regional challenges and scale globally.

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Gopuff Goes Off-Site; Becomes First Retail Media Network to Tap into the Full Capabilities of CitrusAd, powered by Epsilon

Gopuff, CitrusAd, Epsilon | August 24, 2022

Gopuff, the go-to platform for immediate delivery of consumers’ everyday needs, today announced the expansion of its retail media network for full shopper journey campaigns. Gopuff Ads, the first instant ad platform, is the first retail media network to roll out the highly anticipated off-site capabilities of CitrusAd, powered by Epsilon. The unified approach builds on Gopuff Ads’ initial integration with CitrusAd, enabling brands to reach not only Gopuff site visitors, but also the entirety of Gopuff's shopper audience across the open web with timely and relevant advertising. Daniel Folkman, SVP of Business at Gopuff said, "As the first instant ad platform, we are bringing advertisers closer to their desired audience by collapsing the marketing funnel from impression to consumption in 30 minutes. Now, Gopuff Ads’ expansion into off-site media with CitrusAd - powered by Epsilon’s first-party purchase and future intent data - delivers amplified, relevant reach for our brand partners. We look forward to introducing this enhanced and streamlined capability to our partners.” Gopuff, which has the unparalleled ability to transform an ad impression to consumption in minutes, is also expanding on-site ad inventory beyond sponsored products and search to include relevant sponsored product carousels - all managed and measured on the full-scope platform. Brands leveraging Gopuff Ads are seeing ROIs as high as 430%. Platform revenue grew nearly 170% YoY in July as active products more than doubled onsite. With these enhancements, brands can influence consumers at the point of purchase with on-site advertising, while also generating demand across the open web by reaching Gopuff customers with relevant, off-site display, video and connected TV advertising tied directly to in-stock inventory. Brands are also able to understand their ad performance through SKU-level sales reporting that combines both on-site and off-site campaigns. CitrusAd's on-site and Epsilon's off-site retail media capabilities were recognized as a Leader and a Strong Performer, respectively, by Forrester Research, Inc. in “The Forrester Wave™: Sell-Side Retail Media Solutions, Q3 2021”. CitrusAd, powered by Epsilon, was launched by Publicis Groupe in June as the first unified self-serve, retail media platform in a single user interface. “When companies like Gopuff make the decision to unify on-site and off-site media capabilities as a one-stop shop, they will grow advertiser adoption, revenues and site traffic. Through CitrusAd’s easy to use self-service, white-label platform, full-funnel Gopuff Ads campaigns can now easily be managed by brands under one roof to expand audience reach and attract new customers,” said David Haase, CEO of CitrusAd Americas. “When companies like Gopuff make the decision to unify on-site and off-site media capabilities as a one-stop shop, they will grow advertiser adoption, revenues and site traffic. Through CitrusAd’s easy to use self-service, white-label platform, full-funnel Gopuff Ads campaigns can now easily be managed by brands under one roof to expand audience reach and attract new customers,” said David Haase, CEO of CitrusAd Americas. Joe Doran, Chief Product Officer at Epsilon said, “Gopuff continues to be a leader in retail media. By engaging consumers both on-site and off-site, brands can reach shopper audiences with relevant and compelling messages that drive impulse sales. This is a win for Gopuff and the brands it serves. We look forward to more brands being able to tap into the power of over 200 million privacy-protected CORE IDs in the U.S. and reach their customers through high-impact ad formats at an unprecedented level of scale.” Ad spending in retail media is forecasted to reach c.$60 billion by 2024, according to eMarketer, indicating strong support for its closed-loop transparent measurement and proven effectiveness. For more information and to reach Gopuff customers with built-in relevancy at scale, visit www.gopuff.com/go/ads. About Gopuff Gopuff is the go-to instant commerce platform, fulfilling consumers’ evolving, everyday needs. With an unmatched assortment that includes cleaning and home products, medicine, pet care, office supplies, beauty and wellness items, baby products, food and drinks, local brands, as well as alcohol and fresh prepared food in some markets, Gopuff brings a unique, reliable and magical experience to customers around the world. Founded in 2013 by co-founders and co-CEOs Rafael Ilishayev and Yakir Gola, Gopuff created the instant needs category and continues to build the rails that define the future of commerce. To learn more, visit www.gopuff.com or follow Gopuff on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram. Download the Gopuff app on iOS and Android. About CitrusAd Founded in 2017 by co-founders Nick Paech and Brad Moran, CitrusAd created the first world-leading, self serve Retail Media platform enabling retailers to monetize their on-site and off-site digital assets. By partnering with Retailers, CitrusAd now enables brands to launch and review advertising campaigns across the full customer journey in one single platform and in just a few clicks. CitrusAd was named a leader in “The Forrester Wave™: Sell-Side Retail Media Solutions, Q3 2021 and subsequently ranked as the second fastest growing tech company by Deloitte in the Deloitte Fast 50. CitrusAd was later acquired by Publicis Groupe in 2021 and aimed at bringing the first unified on-site and off-site self serve platform to market, which it successfully accomplished in July 2022. Industry leading retailers, in all verticals across 30 countries are leveraging the CitrusAd platform and real-time relevancy engine to create a more personalized shopping experience and deliver greater ROI for suppliers. For more information on the new off-site capabilities, visit. www.citrusad.com/off-site. About Epsilon Epsilon is a global advertising and marketing technology company positioned at the center of Publicis Groupe. We connect advertisers with consumers to drive performance while respecting and protecting consumer privacy and client data. Epsilon accelerates clients’ ability to harness the power of their first-party data in order to enhance, activate and measure campaigns with confidence. We believe in an open, privacy-first advertising ecosystem. Over decades, we’ve built the industry’s most comprehensive identity graph to give brands, agencies and publishers the ability to reach real consumers across all channels and the open web. 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