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Model B Launches First Of Its Kind Omnichannel Advertising Technology; Blueprint

Model B | August 17, 2021

Model B, an emerging technology company built to address systemic issues throughout the digital ad buying and analytics ecosystem, today announced the launch of Blueprint, the company's proprietary Omnichannel marketing technology. Blueprint is a single tool that integrates five disparate points across the ad planning, buying and analytics landscape, reducing the amount of tech licenses, money and effort necessary to drive better performance.

Through this platform, Model B aims to create an environment where large companies can thrive, but also one where small businesses can grow with ease. Blueprint's end-to-end workflow capability, coupled with its powerful planning, buying and analytics features, empowers brand-side marketers to finally shed their agencies. Model B also offers a unique hybrid model, which provides full-service agency support during onboarding and a timeline to transition away from the company's resources, so the end user can move their media buying in-house in a less disruptive manner.

Blueprint's proprietary approach to structuring and modeling vast quantities of data reduces the amount of media planners, buyers, data scientists and ops personnel necessary to understand who to target with what message, as well as which channels and platforms are delivering the best results. Through structured machine learning, Blueprint organizes data based on fixed variables and delivers simple and digestible reporting that gives users a clearer picture of how their campaigns are performing. The platform aims to retrain the brains of marketers to think more purposefully about their audiences and content.

"Most media planning and optimization tools were designed for a simpler time, when cookies ran rampant and the walled gardens weren't quite as high," said Todd Silverstein, President of Model B. "Blueprint is the only technology that marries sophisticated analytics and machine learning with automation that ensures the level of campaign setup necessary to generate meaningful data and business intelligence. Our platform simplifies everything and allows marketers to see exactly what's moving the needle for their campaigns. It's the Holy Grail for the modern CMO."

Model B already has an extensive network of diverse clients. In addition, a number of brands have already signed up to license their Blueprint technology, prior to launch, including an ecommerce debut by one of Instagram's most well-known influencers, Ayesha Curry.

"Blueprint has made launching my ecommerce brand, Sweet July, much easier than I thought," said Curry, founder of Sweet July. "I looked at several solutions, but Model B's technology is much more seamless. After talking it over with my team it was a no-brainer."

Model B was founded by Abtin Buergari, a serial entrepreneur who takes pride in identifying flawed and broken systems and fixing them through technology. His former company, Modus, helped launch eDiscovery in the legal space through highly advanced utilization of AI.

About Model B:
Model B is a pioneering technology company borne out of a full-service advertising agency, providing AI-enhanced Ad Technology and managed service support to brands looking to grow. We exist to empower brand-side marketers in whatever way creates a competitive advantage, whether that's expediting their ability to in-house, thanks to our SaaS products, or delivering strategic, creative and media support. Promoting transparency and simplicity is at the heart of our One Team + One Tool approach, which drives measurable and consistent impact.

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Perion’s Search Advertising Business Unit, CodeFuel, Wins Microsoft Advertising’s Supply Partner of the Year Award

Perion | February 11, 2022

Perion Network Ltd. (NASDAQ: PERI), a global advertising technology company, announced today that its search advertising business unit, CodeFuel, has been named Microsoft Advertising’s 2021 Supply Partner of the Year EMEA. This prestigious award goes to the business that has shown excellence in partnership with Microsoft Advertising across all areas of collaboration. This recognition is based on key partnership results that include engagement, revenue growth, feature adoption in Search and Native, and the scale of joint activities. “With a partnership with Microsoft that is more than a decade old, the recognition of being named Microsoft’s Advertising Partner of the Year is the culmination of our work together thus far, and we believe it is just the beginning,” said Doron Gerstel, Perion’s CEO. “The pandemic saw an unprecedented explosion in the eCommerce sector, the equivalent of years of growth,” Gerstel added. “As a result, advertisers allocated more of their budget to the search category, where consumers express their highest level of purchase intent, which makes our partnership with Microsoft Advertising even more strategic. Together, we remain committed to building our publisher network while maintaining the impeccable quality standards which matter so much to both of us.” “Microsoft Advertising is delighted to show our appreciation and acknowledge the well-deserved recognition for CodeFuel, a Perion Company, with the Supply Partner of the Year EMEA Award. Our partners are critical to our business and it's a privilege to recognize those who lead with a spirit of collaboration, innovation, and inclusive behavior.” “Our partners have displayed a strong commitment to their clients, and to their communities during a time of uncertainty and disruption,” said Sean O’Connor, International Marketing Director at Microsoft Advertising. “The award theme ‘Together we are limitless’ truly reflects the spirit of how we worked together with Microsoft Advertising to achieve fantastic growth results year over year. We accomplished this through ongoing technology investments and a relentless focus on quality,” said Tal Jacobson, General Manager, CodeFuel. “The close collaboration between the teams has enabled us to introduce new features in our search technology suite and expand our network of publishers globally. We look forward to expanding the category through continued collaboration and further driving success for publishers and advertisers,” added Jacobson. About Perion Network Ltd. Perion is a global technology company that delivers strategic business solutions that enable brands and advertisers to efficiently “Capture and Convince” users across multiple platforms and channels, including interactive connected television – or iCTV. Perion achieves this through its Synchronized Digital Branding capabilities, which are focused on high impact creative; content monetization; its branded search network, in partnership with Microsoft Bing; and social media management that orchestrates and optimizes paid advertising. This diversification positions Perion for growth as budgets shift across categories.

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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. 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Simulmedia Welcomes Warner Bros. Discovery Chief U.S. Advertising Sales Officer Jon Steinlauf to Its Board of Directors

Simulmedia | June 23, 2022

Simulmedia, the leader in truly cross-channel TV advertising, today announced that Jon Steinlauf, Chief U.S. Advertising Sales Officer for Warner Bros. Discovery, has joined Simulmedia's Board of Directors. "We are super excited to have Jon Steinlauf join the Simulmedia Board of Directors,” said Dave Morgan, Simulmedia CEO and founder. "We are super excited to have Jon Steinlauf join the Simulmedia Board of Directors,” said Dave Morgan, Simulmedia CEO and founder. “Jon is one of the very smartest and most innovative leaders in TV and streaming advertising, and at Warner Bros. Discovery, he now oversees one of the largest, most diverse and premium video ad portfolios in the U.S., including Discovery, HGTV, TBS, TNT, Adult Swim, CNN, Turner Sports, Discovery+ and HBO Max." "Simulmedia has always been at the forefront of data-driven TV advertising, and now with the exciting growth of ad-supported streaming, it has become a trailblazer in providing marketers full audience reach across the dynamic linear and connected TV ecosystem with its TV+® platform," said Mr. Steinlauf. "I am pleased to be part of their Board and to provide strategic direction to help Simulmedia deliver on its promise of certainty, efficiency and speed to its clients and partners across the TV advertising landscape." Mr. Steinlauf brings a wealth of invaluable television advertising experience to Simulmedia’s Board of Directors. Prior to being appointed to his current role at Warner Bros. Discovery this spring, Mr. Steinlauf served as Chief U.S. Advertising Sales Officer at Discovery, where he managed sales, developed new and convergent revenue streams, as well as oversaw research, marketing and branded entertainment, pricing and planning, and inventory control. Before joining Discovery in 2018, Mr. Steinlauf served as President of Advertising Sales at Scripps Networks, successfully elevating Scripps Networks’ reputation with advertisers for being the most upscale cable network group with the most engaged viewers in all of cable. Mr. Steinlauf also served as Vice President of Advertising Sales for Turner Broadcasting’s TBS and TNT networks (1992-2000) and Director of Advertising Sales at ESPN (1985-89). He began his career as a media buyer at Young & Rubicam. Mr. Steinlauf has been named six times to Adweek’s “Adweek 50,” an honor that the publication bestows on the top business leaders in advertising and media. He is a graduate of Duke University. About Simulmedia Simulmedia is the leader in truly cross-channel TV advertising. With its TV+® platform, the company delivers unparalleled reach, measurement, and results wherever audiences watch or stream. Founded In 2008, Simulmedia pioneered a data-first, digital approach to TV ad placement and optimization that changed TV advertising forever. With TV+, Simulmedia helps advertisers and agencies quickly and effectively reach viewers scattered across both linear television and connected TV at guaranteed scale without wasteful duplication. Simulmedia has planned and executed successful TV campaigns for hundreds of brands, including Experian, WarnerMedia, Zelle, Disney, 1-800-FLOWERS, Monster, Electrolux, Rover, Nordstrom, King’s Hawaiian, and many more. In addition, Simulmedia allows brands to extend their reach and connect with elusive younger audiences via PlayerWON™, the first in-game video advertising platform for free-to-play PC and console titles. For more information, visit www.simulmedia.com and www.playerwon.com.

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BidMind, CatapultX | March 14, 2022

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Adverting is only one element of the promotion mix, but it often considered prominent in the overall marketing mix design. Its high visibility and pervasiveness made it as an important social and encomia topic in Indian society. Promotion may be defined as “the coordination of all seller initiated efforts to set up channels of information and persuasion to facilitate the scale of a good or service.” Promotion is most often intended to be a supporting component in a marketing mix. Promotion decision must be integrated and coordinated with the rest of the marketing mix, particularly product/brand decisions, so that it may effectively support an entire marketing mix strategy. The promotion mix consists of four basic elements.

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