NBCUniversal unveils local ads unit for TV streaming

warc | February 28, 2020

NBCUniversal has launched a new streaming advertising business that is designed to facilitate access to its local TV network on behalf of local and regional connected TV (CTV) and over-the-top (OTT) advertisers. Called NBC Spot On, the new venture is said to provide local advertisers with “unfettered access to brand-safe long-form premium inventory that is fully owned or directly purchased”. A company announcement further stated that NBC Spot On has the means to activate complex CTV/OTT campaigns across all designated market areas in the US as well as NBCUniversal’s sports regional networks.

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SPYR Technologies Retains Integrity Media for Investor Relations and Corporate Communication

Applied Magix | June 28, 2022

SPYR Technologies (OTCQB: SPYR) (“SPYR” or the “Company”), a diversified technology company developing products leveraging the Internet of Things (Iot) for large scale applications and industries, is pleased to announce that the Company has retained veteran agency Integrity Media to manage its Investor Relations and Corporate Communication. Integrity Media has over two decades working in public markets in the U.S. and Canada and is led by its Founder & President, Kurt Divich. One of the premier financial copywriters in the industry, Divich is twice published in fiction and non-fiction with a third commissioned work in progress. Mr. Divich has consulted and provided Investor Relations services to public companies ranging from industry leaders and American icons like Smith & Wesson to potentially market disruptive, emerging equities like SPYR Technologies. “Integrity Media is a well-established and respected Investor Relations firm with a reputation for consistent and clearly written communication and for their efforts in advocating for investors, In our conversations with Mr. Divich about representing SPYR he was adamant as to a public company’s obligation to be transparent with its shareholders and to provide a consistent and expeditious system to address concerns or ideas as they emerge from the shareholder base.We are eager to have Integrity Media telling our story to the market and the media, especially given our exciting acquisition of GeoTraq which we firmly believe will be a game changer for the CompanyIn our estimation, Integrity Media is the right firm to help us celebrate our successes and to keep an active dialogue with our valued investors as we take this important step in developing the massive potential we see in GeoTraq.” -Tim Matula, CEO and President, SPYR Technologies. I’m excited to join the team at SPYR and to immediately begin a process to develop a long-term press release calendar, I’ve been following SPYR for quite some time and I am excited to be their voice as they roll-out GeoTraq and its array of possibilities.I’ll do my level best to keep everyone apprised of events as they manifest for GeoTraq, any observations as to the future, and any challenges we may encounter.Kurt Divich,Founder & PresidentIntegrity Media. About SPYR Technologies- SPYR Technologies (SPYR) is a technology company which, through its subsidiary Applied Magix Inc., develops and resells Apple® ecosystem compatible products, with an emphasis on the growing multibillion-dollar IoT smart home and connected car markets and also through its subsidiary GeoTraq develops and manufactures fully entirely self-contained, ultra-small Mobile mobile IoT (Internet of Things) modules: Trackertracker-M modules for asset tracking and location-based services, and Sensorsensor-M modules used for remote monitoring. SPYR continues to identify and target acquisitions that will grow its footprint in the industry and expand the products it offers consumers, including companies developing artificial intelligence (AI) and smart technology products. About GeoTraq- We have a vision for a simple, smart, connected world. We empower that vision through our self-contained, fully integrated mobile IoT modules. Our modules are designed with a small plug-and-play form factor for easy attachment of antenna, battery and sensors. Combined with low-cost connectivity, GeoTraq creates real ROI for all customers. About Applied Magix- Applied Magix, Inc. develops and resells Apple® ecosystem compatible products in the growing multibillion-dollar IoT smart home and connected car markets.

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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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Scibids Appoints AdTech Veteran Erich Wasserman to Its Board

Scibids | June 13, 2022

Scibids, the global leader in artificial intelligence (AI) for digital marketing, today announces the appointment of Erich Wasserman as its newest board member. Wasserman will advise Scibids’ leadership on global commercial, strategic partner and corporate development matters. Wasserman joins Scibids with a wealth of global business development experience. As co-founder of MediaMath, he launched the company’s first sales organization in the U.S. in 2007, its EMEA and APAC businesses in 2010 from headquarters in London, and then became the organization’s global CRO in 2014. From 2017 until he left MediaMath in 2019, Wasserman led strategic business development. Wasserman currently holds roles as co-founder and President of Business Development at Rigor, which aims to end housing’s affordability crisis by building an open source Decentralized Finance (DeFi) protocol that invites community investment into construction finance. He is also the creator of the strategy behind Mycelial Earth, a community-based initiative led by mycologist Paul Stamets to harness the power of blockchain technology and the potential of the mushroom kingdom to save dying honey bees. Erich Wasserman, board member at Scibids comments: “Scibids is an extraordinary business with an incredibly talented global team and I’m grateful for the appointment. Scibids has pioneered the development of powerful artificial intelligence that drives digital advertising performance for advertisers – most critically and strategically, their technology requires no personal information nor cross site tracking, a hugely important innovation for digital marketing. I’m excited to help the business accelerate their already explosive growth.” Rémi Lemonnier, Co-founder & President at Scibids comments: “With his wealth of global industry experience, Erich will provide invaluable insight for Scibids into the future of custom algorithms to support powerful ad decisioning. Erich is a visionary adtech expert and his years of expertise will bolster our global progression in the future. We know that Erich is a prescient leader and will aid commercial developments and help us to show brands how Scibids can grow their businesses without continued reliance on personal information to do so.” About Scibids Founded in Paris in 2016, Scibids is the independent global leader building Artificial Intelligence to make marketing more effective. Scibids AI supports strategic business outcomes for brands by building customizable algorithms for powerful ad decisioning that does not require user tracking and profiling. Scibids AI is enabled within leading Demand Side Platforms, helps unify the ad stack by activating planning and measurement data, and delivers measurable ROI for a long-lasting competitive advantage. Scibids works across the digital marketing ecosystem, is used by thousands of brands and embraced by their media agencies worldwide. Learn more at www.scibids.com and download "AI, Privacy and the Future of Digital Marketing," a marketer's guide to growth in the post-cookie digital ecosystem.

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Fiverr Makes a Move into the Advertising Industry with Togetherr™

Fiverr, Togetherr | June 09, 2022

Togetherr™, a new platform for building world-class creative teams and connecting them with leading global brands and agencies, launches today. The platform, designed and built by Fiverr (NYSE: FVRR), and backed by industry-leading visionaries, uses proprietary technology, the Creative Genome, to construct award-winning teams, from an exclusive group of creative talent. These teams will be curated and matched to support brands and agencies on specific projects and campaigns. The advertising world has gone through massive changes in the last few decades. The emergence of new digital platforms, the fragmentation of media, the rise of tech giants, e-commerce, and science-based marketing, all dramatically influenced the relationships between brands and agencies. It has also now influenced the way creatives feel working for agencies which ultimately impacts the outcomes of marketing and advertising campaigns. Clients, creatives and agencies are now looking for better ways of working. “Long before the pandemic, our industry was stuck in a rut, slowly choking the creative energy and ambition that once defined our industry,” said Amir Guy, Togetherr’s General Manager. “The agency-of-record (AOR) model, based on hefty retainers, bloated head-counts, overheads, and complex processes, is not meeting today’s client needs. Clients need a lot more for less, and faster. Trying to meet these needs without changing our industry's complex system resulted in broken spirits, lack of bravery, lack of excitement, and short-termism. We lost our creative icons, our magicians, our storytellers. Creatives were driven out of our industry, and clients are now looking for them elsewhere. The last two years taught our clients that they can find creativity elsewhere, and produce campaigns better and faster.” “With new and important marketing channels continuing to impact the industry, brands are re-thinking how to maximize creative output in the simplest way,” said Micha Kaufman, CEO of Fiverr. “Togetherr is a platform that aims to enable and accelerate new ways of working in the creative industry. When you allow yourself to look beyond the old system and challenge the way things have been done forever, you realize that talent can be found everywhere, on a global scale. You also find that diversity, which is so essential for creativity, becomes truly possible when you go beyond old constructs. Leading brands today often build their own creative capabilities in-house, and they need easy ways to augment them with outside independent talent and micro agencies on a project-by-project basis.” Togetherr builds on Fiverr’s long-founded mission of revolutionizing how the world works together. This groundbreaking new platform puts talent and creativity at its core and uses technology powered by a cutting-edge AI engine to help leading brands engage with and manage teams of top-tier independent creatives to meet their project goals. The Creative Genome Talent on Togetherr is vetted manually and through the Creative Genome’s powerful technology - ensuring clients have access to the best and brightest in the industry. Creatives on the platform have won awards, worked on campaigns for some of the world’s top brands such as Nike, Coca-Cola, HBO, Apple, and Netflix, as well as agencies, and have won accolades from their peers, clients, and colleagues alike. All of these data points are collected by the Creative Genome in order to assemble top-notch teams to ensure that brands work with the most optimized teams possible, something no agency in the world can offer. For Brands Togetherr is flipping the agency model on its head. Brands will no longer be bound by bureaucracy, agencies-of-record, and long RFP processes to bring campaigns to life. With Togetherr, the platform obtains the brief from the client, and the powerful AI engine will build a team specifically curated for that particular project. They get access to world class talent at the click of a button - to enhance the capabilities of their in-house creative teams - a space we see a lot of brands building out - or to build an entire freelance creative team to deliver new ideas or test new approaches. Advisory Board Togetherr has been built alongside an advisory board of industry-leading visionaries including Per Pedersen, Mark Tutssel, Eva Santos Bouzos, Greg Hahn, Karin Onsager-Birch, Nellie Kim, David Sable, Mariam Banikarim, Craig Brommers, Amy Fuller, Shelley Diamond and more. “In my mind, size and scale are not the keys to success, but rather talent, perseverance, and passion are the ultimate keys to unlocking creative success,” said Greg Hahn, Co-founder and COO of Mischief and Togetherr Advisor. “I’ve worked with big agencies and small agencies and founded a boutique small agency that does things differently. There’s no right or wrong way to unlock creativity, however, by putting talent and ideas over profits, you remove the pressure and make way for beautiful, bold, and diverse ideas. This is what Togetherr is all about - using technology to unlock people’s creativity and putting talent first. I am thrilled to have been a part of building this incredible platform and am excited to tap its potential myself.” The platform currently has over 1,100 creatives and ad industry leaders as well as 30 micro-independent agencies, and it is adding award-winning talent every day. Campaigns and projects start at an average price of $50K and go up from there. About Fiverr Fiverr’s mission is to revolutionize how the world works together. We exist to democratize access to talent and to provide talent with access to opportunities so anyone can grow their business, brand, or dreams. From small businesses to Fortune 500, over 4 million customers worldwide worked with freelance talent on Fiverr in the past year, ensuring their workforces remain flexible, adaptive, and agile. With Fiverr’s Talent Cloud, companies can easily scale their teams from a talent pool of skilled professionals from over 160 countries across more than 550 categories, ranging from programming to 3D design, digital marketing to content creation, from video animation to architecture. Fiverr companies include Togetherr, ClearVoice, CreativeLive, Working Not Working, SLT Consulting and Stoke Talent. Don’t get left behind - come be a part of the future of work by visiting fiverr.com, read our blog, and follow us on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook.

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