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Mobile Advertising Platform Mintegral Supports SKAdNetwork, Apple's Official Attribution Solution

Mintegral | November 10, 2020

Mobile advertising platform Mintegral has announced that it now supports SKAdNetwork, Apple's official attribution solution, becoming one of the first mobile ad platforms in China to do so. Publishers and developers partnered with Mintegral can still get accurate installation attribution through SKAdNetwork, even after Apple deprecates IDFA. In June this year, Apple announced several new user privacy features at the Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC), one of which was that starting with iOS 14, app developers will need to obtain explicit user consent before they can access the Identifier for Advertisers (IDFA). The news drew significant reactions from the entire mobile advertising ecosystem. IDFA is a random identifier assigned by Apple to individual devices, just like Google's GAID, which allows advertisers to target and track users' behavior more accurately to measure the effectiveness of their ads and help them decide how to better allocate their advertising budgets. From IDFA being enabled by default, to requiring user consent for iOS 14, Apple's move in its current format is bound to greatly increase the likelihood of users disabling IDFA. Although Apple has delayed its planned privacy changes to IDFA, targeted advertising effectiveness is projected to decrease in the foreseeable future. As a result, an increasing number of mobile advertising platforms are looking for alternative solutions, with SKAdNetwork being generally considered as one of the more optimal alternatives.

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New York Life’s Our Product Advertising Creative Spotlights Caring Relationships Between Company’s Agents and Clients

NEW YORK LIFE | February 16, 2022

New York Life, America’s largest1 mutual life insurer, today debuted Our Product, the latest advertising creative of the company’s “Love Takes Action” campaign. “Love Takes Action” reminds Americans that they have the power to act on their love to build better futures and protect loved ones. The first creative of the campaign, Agápē, launched in January 2020 in coordination with pro football’s championship game. Our Product highlights the core of what New York Life delivers: agents who maintain caring relationships with clients and deliver guidance throughout their lives. The creative depicts long-standing traditions of New York Life’s diverse and industry-leading2 agents meeting with families and being there when they’re needed most. This latest creative emphasizes the strong presence of our agents in their clients’ lives throughout all that life brings. The ‘Love Takes Action’ campaign is rooted in New York Life’s long-held core values of integrity and humanity, and the company’s purpose - to be there when our clients need us. By highlighting our agents’ caring role in supporting Americans as they act on their love, we believe the campaign continues to convey the message of love taking action in a meaningful and memorable way.” Kari Axberg, co-head of marketing at New York Life. Our Product will be seen regularly during Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) and Pac-12 college basketball games, among other national broadcasts. The campaign features the hashtag #lovetakesaction. Anomaly led the creative and production for the spot, which was directed by Spencer Creigh of Superprime. ABOUT NEW YORK LIFE New York Life Insurance Company (www.newyorklife.com), a Fortune 100 company founded in 1845, is the largest1 mutual life insurance company in the United States and one of the largest life insurers in the world. Headquartered in New York City, New York Life’s family of companies offers life insurance, retirement income, investments, and long-term care insurance. New York Life has the highest financial strength ratings currently awarded to any U.S. life insurer from all four of the major credit rating agencies3.

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Mobile Campaigns in India Deliver Stronger Results in H1 2021, According to IAS Media Quality Report

Integral Ad Science | October 19, 2021

Brand risk and ad fraud rates in India ranked below the global average Viewability on mobile environments increased in India MUMBAI, 19 October 2021: Today, Integral Ad Science (Nasdaq: IAS), a global leader in digital media quality, released its Media Quality Report (MQR) for H1 2021, providing transparency into the performance and quality of Indian digital media, alongside global comparisons. The latest MQR highlights brand safety, ad fraud, and viewability trends across display, video, mobile web, and in-app advertising. Mobile campaigns in India post lower brand risks than display Brand risk worldwide was lower across all formats and environments in H1 2021, an indicator of brands’ increased efforts to optimise ad placements toward contextually relevant content. The overall brand risk dropped below 4% across all formats and environments. In India, display was one of the safest environments for advertisers, with desktop display brand risk at 0.8%, down by 1.4 percentage points (pp). Mobile web display brand risk fell from 2.6% to 1.8%, while the worldwide average was 2.6%. Programmatic desktop and mobile web display inventory showed higher brand risk in India than publisher direct at 1.8% and 3.5%, respectively. This data suggests the market is actively using solutions to protect brand reputation and place its ads in suitable environments. Viewability on mobile environments increased in India Mobile campaigns in India had more viewable impressions in H1 2021. Viewability on mobile web display increased by 1 percentage point to 58.9% in H1 2021, while viewability on mobile in-app display increased from 51.3% to 54.1%. Global display viewability was down 2.4 percentage points on desktop and 3.3pp on mobile web year-over-year, reaching 69.5% and 64.3%, respectively. The worldwide reductions were driven by drops across Asia-Pacific, with India registering a 7.2 percentage point drop to post 54.9% viewability in desktop environments. In India, desktop and mobile display environments showed significantly higher viewability rates in programmatically traded inventory than publisher direct. Connected TV (CTV) remained the most viewable format overall, averaging 93.2% worldwide in H1 2021. Ad fraud rates decrease in desktop and mobile web display in India Both desktop and mobile web display had a marginal decrease in optimised ad fraud rates to reach 0.9% and 0.2%, respectively, in H1 2021. The worldwide non-optimised fraud rate for desktop display was 9.4% and 5.5% on mobile web display, clearly indicating that fraud mitigation strategies can reduce risks and reduce ad wastage. Saurabh Khattar, Commercial Lead India, IAS, said, “Mobile advertising has gained strong traction among Indian advertisers as consumers continue to spend more time engaging with content on mobile. According to a report by App Annie, average smartphone usage is about 4.6 hours a day in India, which stands third in global rankings after Indonesia and Brazil. As spending increases on mobile, media quality challenges may arise such as ad fraud, unsafe brand environments, and unviewable inventory. With the upcoming festival buying period, advertisers are well-advised to work with third-party verification companies to help protect their campaigns from ad fraud, brand risks, and lower viewability to maximise engagement and ROI”. About Integral Ad Science Integral Ad Science (IAS) is a global leader in digital media quality. IAS makes every impression count, ensuring that ads are viewable by real people in safe and suitable environments, activating contextual targeting, and driving supply path optimization. Our mission is to be the global benchmark for trust and transparency in digital media quality for the world’s leading brands, publishers, and platforms. We do this through data-driven technologies with actionable real-time signals and insight. Founded in 2009 and headquartered in New York, IAS works with thousands of top advertisers and premium publishers worldwide. For more information, visit integralads.com.

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Roku Unveils a Better TV Advertising Experience at First In-Person NewFront

Roku, Inc. | May 04, 2022

Roku, Inc. (Nasdaq: ROKU) today hosted its first in-person IAB NewFront at the Chelsea Factory in New York City. As America’s #1 TV streaming platform* with 61.3 million active accounts as of Q1 2022, Roku revealed new advertising solutions to create a better TV advertising experience for marketers in the streaming decade. For the first time ever in Q1 2022, TV streaming devices surpassed legacy pay-TV in weekly reach among adults 18-49 in the U.S., according to Nielsen. To help marketers accelerate their shift to TV streaming in this Upfront, Roku announced innovation across The Roku Channel, Roku Brand Studio, and OneView. “Our mission is to create a better TV streaming experience for everyone,” said Alison Levin, Vice President, Ad Revenue & Marketing Solutions, Roku. “Marketers turn to Roku for data, commerce, and measurement tools that they can’t get anywhere else to accelerate the shift of ad dollars to TV streaming. This upfront, TV starts here.” Roku’s NewFront presentation highlights include: The Roku Channel The Roku Channel is the home of free and premium entertainment on the Roku platform, creating a better TV viewing experience. The Roku Channel was a top 5 channel on the Roku platform in the U.S. by active account reach and streaming hour engagement in Q1 2022. Roku unveiled new Roku Originals with portfolio strength across Drama & Comedy, Lifestyle, and Reality & Competition. Renewed titles include “Die Harter,” starring Kevin Hart, “Most Dangerous Game: New York,” starring David Castañeda and Christoph Waltz, “Children Ruin Everything,” starring Meaghan Rath and Aaron Abrams, and “Chrissy’s Court," starring Chrissy and Pepper Teigen. New titles include “WEIRD: The Al Yankovic Story,” starring Daniel Radcliffe and Evan Rachel Wood, “SLIP,” starring Zoe Lister-Jones, “The Great American Baking Show,” starring Paul Hollywood and Prue Leith, “Honest Renovations,” starring Jessica Alba and Lizzy Mathis, new lifestyle shows starring Martha Stewart, Emeril Lagasse, Christopher Kimball, and more. Roku Brand Studio The award-winning Roku Brand Studio creates a better TV storytelling experience for marketers by going beyond the traditional TV spot. Roku announced: “The Short List,” in partnership with Reese Witherspoon’s Hello Sunshine, will bring brands into 12 short-form films across four genres – Drama, Comedy, Documentary, and Animation – all created by the most promising and diverse new minds in entertainment. “Roku Recommends” will return for a second season on The Roku Channel in September. Roku also revealed an exclusive partnership with Variety to share the Top-10 Roku searches each month. Weekly Shows help viewers find the best in streaming from pop culture (“The Pop-Off"), social media trends (“In Case You Missed It”), and fun DIY projects (“Live and Let DIY”). OneView OneView, the ad platform built for TV streaming, creates a better TV advertising experience for thousands of marketers. Roku announced: Roku announced a new program for retailers to pair shoppable ads with Roku Pay to make it simple to sell the products right from ads on the TV screen. Microsoft Audience Insights: An industry-first collaboration with Microsoft to explore how TV advertising - both linear and streaming - impacts online searches. Recent launches of Dynamic Linear Ads, Roku’s Advertising Watermark, Roku’s clean room, and an expanded measurement partner program with Marketing Mix Modeling. Celebrity hosts Maria Menounos and Andrew “Hawk” Hawkins from “Roku Recommends” emceed Roku’s NewFront, with special in-person appearances from Daniel Radcliffe, David Castañeda, Meaghan Rath, Aaron Abrams, Chrissy and Pepper Teigen, Kevin O’Connor, Martha Stewart, Emeril Lagasse, Christopher Kimball, Lizzy Mathis, and more. To learn more about Roku’s NewFront presentation, visit https://advertising.roku.com/tv-starts-here-2022. *America’s No. 1 TV streaming platform is based on hours streamed according to Hypothesis Group, October 2021 About Roku, Inc. Roku pioneered streaming to the TV. We connect users to the streaming content they love, enable content publishers to build and monetize large audiences, and provide advertisers with unique capabilities to engage consumers. Roku streaming players and TV-related audio devices are available in the U.S. and in select countries through direct retail sales and licensing arrangements with service operators. Roku TV™ models are available in the U.S. and in select countries through licensing arrangements with TV OEM brands. Roku is headquartered in San Jose, Calif. U.S.A. This press release contains "forward-looking" statements that are based on our beliefs and assumptions and on information currently available to us on the date of this press release. Forward-looking statements may involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties, and other factors that may cause our actual results, performance, or achievements to be materially different from those expressed or implied by the forward-looking statements. These statements include but are not limited to the timing, availability, and benefits of content on the Roku Channel and the Roku platform; trends related to TV streaming; the features and benefits of the OneView ad platform; and the features, benefits, growth, and reach of The Roku Channel and the Roku platform. Except as required by law, we assume no obligation to update these forward-looking statements publicly or to update the reasons actual results could differ materially from those anticipated in the forward-looking statements, even if new information becomes available in the future. Important factors that could cause our actual results to differ materially are detailed from time to time in the reports Roku, Inc. files with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2021 and our Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended March 31, 2022. Copies of reports filed with the SEC are posted on Roku’s website and are available from Roku without charge.

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InMobi and Anzu Announce Preferred Programmatic In-Game Ad Partnership for Asia-Pacific Region

Anzu, InMobi | April 11, 2022

InMobi, a leading provider of content, monetization, and marketing technologies that help businesses fuel growth, today announced a partnership with Anzu.io, the world’s most advanced in-game advertising solution. The move means InMobi can now provide its advertisers with direct access to Anzu’s premium mobile programmatic inventory across the globe, in addition to first-look access to in-game mobile supply in Asia-Pacific (APAC) region. Anzu’s award-winning in-game advertising solution allows programmatic advertisers to run their banner and video ads via blended yet highly viewable IAB-compliant ad formats that sit on 3D objects like roadside billboards, stadium banners and buildings. The ads are designed to complement the gameplay, respecting gamers, and in many cases, making the gameplay experience more realistic. Anzu’s technology is integrated with a full suite of third-party trusted vendors, including HUMAN for fraud detection; Comscore, Lumen, Nielsen for brand lift measurement; and Kochava for data enrichment. Anzu and Moat have also just enabled the first-to-market viewability measurement for in-game ads meaning InMobi’s advertisers can now request in-view metrics when programmatically running in-game ads. “I’m excited that this partnership with InMobi will help many more APAC advertisers experience the huge opportunity that in-game advertising presents, '' says Itamar Benedy, Co-Founder and CEO, Anzu. “I’m excited that this partnership with InMobi will help many more APAC advertisers experience the huge opportunity that in-game advertising presents, '' says Itamar Benedy, Co-Founder and CEO, Anzu. “InMobi’s expertise and vast advertiser network, combined with their knowledge of the APAC landscape, will help supercharge our solution within this market. There are more gamers in APAC than anywhere else in the world, and our solution will help brands to reach them in a non-disruptive, brand-safe way that compliments the gaming experience.” InMobi’s direct connections with top demand-side platforms across the globe, combined with direct supply to Anzu’s global inventory, enable advertisers to access these ad experiences through optimized supply paths. Access to Anzu’s inventory will help InMobi offer scale across a huge number of mobile games spanning multiple genres, allowing advertisers to reach engaged players within immersive environments. “InMobi’s preferred in-game advertising partnership with Anzu, co-funded by the world’s largest advertising agency WPP, allows our clients to seamlessly connect with gamers through integrated, non-disruptive ads,” says Kunal Nagpal, Senior Vice President and General Manager of Publisher Platform and Exchange at InMobi. “This partnership is beneficial to all parties, with new features and the goal to drive connections between consumers and brands with Anzu’s premium technology.” In addition, game developers partnering with InMobi will be able to take advantage of all the benefits that using Anzu’s SDK presents, which is already used by leading game developers including Ubisoft, MyGames, and Sir Studios, to monetize their titles with in-game ads that open up new reliable revenue streams, complement the gameplay, and work alongside other monetization models and solutions. Additionally, InMobi will help gaming publishers tap into global premium demand and seamlessly expand into in-game ad monetization to generate incremental revenue through both standard formats and in-game ads through a single platform. Ms. Ly, Commercialization Manager for Amanotes, one of South East Asia’s most popular mobile publishers, said: “We have two main goals, to continually improve the user experience and grow our business. Ensuring we keep an equal balance between both can be challenging. Anzu allows us to accomplish both of these goals simultaneously. Their in-game ad placements put gamers first and bring a sense of realism to our experiences while allowing us to establish a consistent and reliable revenue stream to help grow our business. The ads also work great alongside the other monetization methods we have in place.” Mobile gaming has sustained strong momentum from the initial surge at the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic, with new mobile game downloads 45% higher than pre-pandemic levels. This growth hasn’t been restricted to younger users only; eMarketer estimates that in the United States alone 163 million people—nearly half the population—play mobile games, breaking the traditional ‘gamer’ stereotypes marketers may have had in the recent past. About Anzu Anzu is the most advanced in-game ad solution for mobile, PC, console, and Roblox. Anzu’s in-game ads put players first and help advertisers reach audiences programmatically in a non-disruptive and highly engaging way. A patented 3D ad tracking engine, the first to bring viewability measurement in-game with Oracle Moat, and partnerships with trusted AdTech vendors make Anzu the preferred in-game advertising partner for advertisers worldwide. Anzu helps game developers monetize their titles with ad placements that complement the gameplay, resulting in reliable revenue streams. The sole officially licensed in-game ad provider for Xbox, the first ad platform to become Unity verified, and with a self-serve dashboard that provides complete control over ad placements, Anzu is the preferred in-game ad monetization partner for developers worldwide. Backed by WPP, Sony Innovation Fund, NBCUniversal, HTC, Bitkraft, and other prominent investors, Anzu has raised $37M to make advertising in games better. Better for brands, better for game developers, and better for gamers. Learn more. About InMobi InMobi is a leading provider of marketing and monetization technologies. With deep expertise and unique reach in mobile, it is a trusted and transparent technology partner for marketers, content creators and businesses of all kinds. InMobi’s mission is to power its customers’ growth by helping them engage their audiences and build meaningful connections. Its affiliated businesses – Glance, an unconsolidated subsidiary that offers a lock screen-based content discovery platform and video platform Roposo – help InMobi create new content and commerce experiences in a world of connected devices. InMobi is headquartered in Singapore, maintains a large presence in San Francisco and Bangalore and has operations in New York, Chicago, Kansas City, Los Angeles, Delhi, Mumbai, Beijing, Shanghai, Jakarta, Manila, Kuala Lumpur, Sydney, Melbourne, Seoul, Tokyo, London and Dubai. To learn more, visit inmobi.com.

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TRANSPARENT and competitive marketplace WIDE range of social media platforms, such as YouTube, Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, etc. REDUCED operational costs and fees when working with Influencer campaigns ACCESSIBLE and easy-to-use, even for small businesses and influencers in the early stage of social presence REDUCING TIME and resources being spent on influencer marketing campaigns; SMART partnership for a wide range of users with the ability to create smart contracts tailored to specific needs using templates and smart tips FAIR dispute solution based on decentralized Blockchain technology ULTIMATE results, smart planning with Real-Time Analytics and Data Science GLOBAL outreach allows project to aim for larger market share, higher diversity and less dependency on local regulations.

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