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Mintegral announces SDK Products Completes a User Privacy Security Assessment Performed by Internationally Recognized Accounting Firm

Mintegral | January 11, 2021

Mintegral, a portable advertising stage, has reported that its SDK items have finished a client protection security appraisal performed by a globally perceived bookkeeping firm. The review report demonstrated that Mintegral has set up a total framework to keep up the security of clients' very own data and other touchy data during the assortment and transmission measure.

The Mintegral user protection security evaluation was done by a main 10 global bookkeeping firm with extensive service experience in information protection and organization security to furnish clients with far reaching arrangements and methodologies to help improve risk management.

This audit followed the rules of the National Institute of Standards and Technology's cyber safety whitepaper "Mitigating the Risk of Software Vulnerabilities by Adopting a Secure Software Development Framework (SSDF)" and zeroed in on the four key regions including Prepare the Organization (PO), Protect the Software (PS), Produce Well-Secured Software (PW) and Respond to Vulnerabilities (RV). This firm directed a thorough information protection security evaluation on the Mintegral stage through an assortment of techniques for source code survey and testing, interviews with applicable innovation and improvement pioneers, inner control strategies/reports/arrangements and other data audits. The audits incorporated Mintegral's current administration model, data innovation engineering, physical and intelligent security status, revealing system, measure improvement, target-state design, and the protection consistence and security programming advancement structure recorded by related data sets.

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Video Advertising Pioneer Waymark Rolls Out AI Tool to Create Professional-Quality Spots in Seconds

Waymark | August 12, 2022

Waymark, a pioneer in using artificial intelligence to scale up video production, has launched a revolutionary AI-powered tool that allows users to create ads in minutes with no creative expertise required. Waymark AI Video Creator empowers local media companies to instantly create high-quality ads and get them to air quickly, shortening sales cycles and creating new opportunities for growth with local businesses. Users input a few keywords into a web-based interface, and Waymark AI Video Creator automatically generates every element of the ad, from script to imagery to branding. At the heart of the product is an artificial intelligence engine that processes a local business’ online profile and translates it into a natural-sounding script, with relevant imagery and brand elements, to create professional-grade spots. “AI-produced content is the future of advertising, and it gives companies that work with local businesses a huge competitive advantage,” says CEO Alex Persky-Stern. “AI-produced content is the future of advertising, and it gives companies that work with local businesses a huge competitive advantage,” says CEO Alex Persky-Stern. “Waymark AI Video Creator makes it so fast and easy to create compelling commercials — with no experience required — that it’s now possible to show every potential client exactly how good their business could look with a professional spot. Users just choose from a wide selection of video templates, AI does all of the heavy lifting, and then customers can easily make edits, share previews, and download the approved files. It all takes just a few minutes and helps you shorten sales cycles and earn more business. It’s radically changing the economics of the creative process, and allows companies to get campaigns on the air literally in a matter of minutes, rather than weeks.” About Waymark Waymark is a creative AI company harnessing the power of breakthrough technology to make video production faster and easier than ever before. With a radically simple natural language interface, Waymark makes it possible for anyone to produce professional quality commercials for any platform — including TV and OTT — in a matter of minutes. The company is based in Michigan and is privately held.

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Snapchat unveils dynamic ads service for travel advertisers

Snapchat | June 06, 2022

Snapchat has launched its Dynamic Travel Ads product to help brands create different ads according to their products and services. The social media platform says it will serve the most relevant ads to "Snapchatters" interested in travel, whom it claims are 37% more likely to book travel after seeing an advertisement. Snapchat says the ads have a number of unique benefits for travel advertisers including targeting according to a Snapchatter's interest in travel and locally relevant campaign delivery using the company's visitation data. The company says Etihad reduced the cost per flight search fourfold using the dynamic ads product and achieved "a 307% increase in ROAS (return on advertising spend) as well as a 76% decrease in cost per purchase compared to their non-dynamic campaigns." Phil Dodwell, marketing media lead for Etihad, says the airline was able to "maximize relevance by matching customers to specific destinations, dramatically improving performance metrics across the booking funnel in the process." Phil Dodwell, marketing media lead for Etihad, says the airline was able to "maximize relevance by matching customers to specific destinations, dramatically improving performance metrics across the booking funnel in the process." He adds: "The prospecting solution in particular is currently the best-in-class catalog solution for dynamic travel ads on social, and we are extremely pleased with the results we have been able to achieve. We look forward to building on this approach in Q2 and beyond.” Meanwhile, Booking.com also reduced its advertising costs by using images from its product catalog to present locally relevant listings to the audience based on previously viewed products. Sharon Silverstein, head of U.S. verticals at Snap Inc, says, "Snapchatters are a particularly salient audience for the industry, with many eager and more likely to travel than users of other platforms." The company says 76% of Snapchatters are making plans or have already returned pre-pandemic travel behavior. It adds that the platform has more than 600 million monthly active users and 332 million daily active users. Many travel brands are experimenting with social platforms with their millions of users as a way to extend reach and boost engagement beyond more traditional marketing channels. In addition, a number of travel brands have made their own media moves recently with Marriott, for example, launching a media network in partnership with Yahoo that enables other advertisers to target its audience. Initially, brands will be able to target Marriott customers via the hotel company's website and mobile application expanding to in-room television screens and its Bonvoy loyalty program later.

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IAB Europe AdEx 2021 Study Reveals Double-Digit Digital Advertising Growth Across All Markets

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.

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Niche Announces First Ad-Free Social Media Platform Geared for Web3, from Former Tinder, Bumble & Facebook Leaders

Niche | August 03, 2022

What happens when an entrepreneur who invented Tinder’s swipe feature and a top Facebook “do no evil” engineer join forces? They create Niche: an ad-free, decentralized social media platform consisting of user-owned communities, where members can own and sell their own content. Niche has recently closed its $1.8M pre-seed round. The investment was led by MetaWeb with follow-on from Alumni Ventures Group and a grant from the NEAR Foundation. Current social media platforms profit from selling you ads. They harvest your data to create targeted ads that are more likely to apply to you and make them more money. This leads to poor content, easy propagation of misinformation, and a loss of privacy. One of the more challenging outcomes is the impact social media has on mental health; the platforms intentionally keep users hooked on their phones to see more ads. Niche is solving this product addiction by removing ads altogether. In fact, here’s a notable distinction: social media has users, and Niche has owner-members. Niche is reinventing social media by distributing ownership of your networks to its members. Rather than traditional social media that uses your content to sell targeted ads, Niche Clubs reward engagement and content creation with token ownership. Each club has its own unique tokens that accrue real value over time and can be used for commerce, event admission, and membership status. The token can be exchanged for real currency. That means your networks are now part of your net worth. Niche fulfills the web3 promise of decentralized ownership and reinvents social media along with it. Niche is co-founded by Christopher Gulczynski, CEO, and Zaven Nahapetyan, CTO. Gulczynski was a co-creator and CPO of Bumble, as well as a co-founder, CCO, and patented co-inventor of “the swipe” feature for Tinder. Nahapetyan was a senior engineering manager at Facebook, creating and leading key projects like Facebook fundraisers, civic engagement efforts, and several initiatives against misinformation. “Versions of social media we use today do not value the individual user,” explained Christopher Gulczynski, Niche’s CEO. “Versions of social media we use today do not value the individual user,” explained Christopher Gulczynski, Niche’s CEO. “As a decentralized, ad-free platform, Niche will not be driven by revenue; instead we will prioritize sharing credible and useful information, connecting people with others who share their interests, and allowing members to profit off the content they create.” “We are thrilled to support Niche as one of our major investments of the year! NEAR’s goal has always been building a blockchain platform that can onboard creators and users from Web2 in a frictionless manner. With such a world class team building an innovative, community owned platform, we believe Niche will revolutionize social media,” says Amos Zhang, founder of MetaWeb.VC. "We're really excited to have Niche building on NEAR. Social networking is the next major growth vertical in Web3 and Niche is the perfect team to accelerate that growth on NEAR. Their approach to community ownership and user-owned data resonates with our core values of usability and openness," said Illia Polosukhin, Co-Founder of NEAR Protocol. Participants can apply to the beta, where they will have a unique opportunity to join the movement: http://www.niche.club/. For more information, and to speak with the founders, contact Richard Laermer (RLM PR) at niche@RLMpr.com; 212-741-5106 X 216. About Niche A decentralized platform powered by a token economy, Niche is changing social media by completely reinventing it. With interest-based clubs owned by members, everyone has a say in how their network is run. Niche clubs are for content creators who want access to their most engaged fans and direct distribution, collectors who want to buy and sell with ease, and real-life groups who want a digital home for their real-world community. A safer, more secure social media alternative free from advertising and algorithms that promote discourse and misinformation, Niche is launching to change social media as we know it today.

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