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Numerator Introduces Paid Social Media and Streaming ads in the form of Ad-Supported Video On-Demand Monitoring

Numerator | January 15, 2021

Numerator Introduces Paid Social Media and Streaming ads in the form of Ad-Supported Video On-Demand Monitoring
Numerator, a data and tech organization serving the statistical surveying industry, has presented Paid Social Media and streaming ads as Ad-Supported Video On-Demand (AVOD) observing through Numerator Ad Intel. Numerator Ad Intel will presently write about 24 media channels with the two new augmentations - giving insight into innovative and ad spend.

"Marketers deserve data and products that allow them to quickly cut through the noise and understand a complete view of the market," said Amy Fitzgerald, SVP of Strategy, Numerator. "These two new channels complement our large proprietary data sets, allowing us to quickly add additional context for our customers."

Paid Social Media advertising data centers around versatile inclusion that incorporates advertising creatives, media spend data and impressions. The paid social portable data is being sourced through another organization with Pathmatics, a showcasing insight stage, and incorporates Facebook Mobile, Twitter and Instagram. Paid desktop data and spend displaying will be made accessible through exclusive Numerator technology.

"Paid social media advertising has become a core way for brands to reach on-the-go Americans, even during the pandemic as platform use skyrockets," said Gabe Gottlieb, CEO, Pathmatics. "Marketers deserve a holistic, transparent view into the digital ad world, and our new partnership with Numerator will help enable this so that marketing teams feel continuously supported and knowledgeable about the campaigns they run."

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G-Mana Server-Side Ad Insertion Now Available in the Microsoft Azure Marketplace

G-Mana | January 10, 2022

G-Mana today announced the availability of the G-Mana server-side ad insertion solution in the Microsoft Azure Marketplace, an online store providing applications and services for use on Microsoft Azure. G-Mana customers can now take advantage of the scalability, high availability, and security of Azure, with streamlined deployment and management. G-Mana is empowering the addressable TV landscape with innovative technology and services for dynamic ad insertion and connected TV/over the top TV (CTV/OTT) advertising monetization. G-Mana enables addressable TV & OTT server-side ad insertion (SSAI) monetization solutions for linear, live, or video-on-demand (VOD) content. We help the broadcasting and streaming industries create and simplify their content monetizing capabilities. G-Mana provides seamless, relevant, targeted ads for your viewers on any platform. With G-Mana, broadcasters can create personalized ads, improve viewer experience, and better audience engagement with brand advertisements. The solution bypasses ad blockers, leading to an increase in overall yield. G-Mana empowers broadcasters to maximize commercial ad break yield and attract more budgets with innovative ad formats and interactive ads. Broadcasters can use G-Mana's services in a fully integrated manner, along with a majority of their other cloud-based services, under a single service bill. Last but certainly not least, you will find that G-Mana's SSAI – and other services as well – are extremely easy to use when accessed from Azure Marketplace. By purchasing G-Mana through Azure Marketplace, it is even easier to access and integrate G-Mana services. Now, more businesses worldwide can use our solutions, from SSAI to commercial breaks insertion and beyond. Ultimately, this exciting update is another meaningful steppingstone in our ultimate goal to simplify OTT monetization. For everyone. "We are excited to supply a plug-and-play monetization service for Azure Media Services," said Eran Yahalomi, CEO, G-Mana. "Our service will help publishers and broadcasters to unleash their full potential and unlock new inventory." Through Microsoft Azure Marketplace, customers around the world can easily find, buy, and deploy partner solutions they can trust, all certified and optimized to run on Azure. We're happy to welcome G-Mana's solution to the growing Azure Marketplace ecosystem." Jake Zborowski, General Manager, Microsoft Azure Platform at Microsoft Corp. The Azure Marketplace is an online market for buying and selling cloud solutions certified to run on Azure. The Azure Marketplace helps connect companies seeking innovative, cloud-based solutions with partners who have developed solutions that are ready to use. About G-Mana G-Mana was established by a team of veteran ad-tech and video delivery system experts. G-Mana helps broadcasters and other industries simplify their OTT server-side ad insertions and enhance their monetization potential. We deliver groundbreaking services that allow our clients and partners to focus on their core business, without worrying about technical integrations. We harness our indepth ad-tech expertise and vast video experience to breathe new life into current OTT monetization methodologies. The results are highly innovative and simply effective.

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Colling Media Helps Solve the Advertising Attribution Riddle with Google's New Attribution Beta Program

Colling Media | February 16, 2021

Phoenix-based advertising and marketing firm Colling Media uses Google's recently released Attribution Beta program to help clients assign credit for digital advertising conversions when consumers interact with multiple marketing tactics and channels. Attribution is an attempt to assign credit for various advertising and marketing tactics. Solving this problem can be challenging. For example, a consumer sees an ad on a website, fills out a form on Facebook, hears a radio commercial, views a digital billboard, and then purchases a product or service. Which ad should receive the most credit for driving the consumer to action? There are several ways to assign and determine attribution, and Google's new Attribution Beta is another attempt to help decide which tactic or tactics are most responsible for consumer conversion. "Every brand marketer wants to know which advertising tactics and channels are working best," says Brian Colling, CEO of Colling Media. "That's why attribution is so important. Understanding which ads are performing best and why helps fine-tune advertising campaigns and allocate resources effectively." Daniel Chen, Colling Media's Marketing and Analytics Manager says, "Assessing and proving attribution can be messy and technical. A combination of ads on different platforms causes a consumer to act and tracking consumer behavior accurately through the buying journey is challenging. Google's Attribution Beta is a welcome addition to the tools and methods we use for optimal attribution, whether it's rule-based or data-driven. Even with Google's new Attribution tool, getting a complete picture of consumer behavior requires additional tactics, including the entire purchase path, and organic/paid impressions to online/offline sales." Based in Phoenix, AZ, Colling Media is a full-service national digital advertising and marketing agency specializing in advertising branding and strategy, digital and traditional advertising, media buying, paid search, lead generation, content marketing, and SEO.

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Disney and ad-tech firms agree to privacy changes for children’s apps

Disney, Viacom | April 15, 2021

In legal settlements that could reshape the children’s app market, Disney, Viacom and 10 advertising technology firms have agreed to remove certain advertising software from children’s apps to address accusations that they violated the privacy of millions of youngsters. The agreements resolve three related class-action cases involving some of the largest ad-tech companies — including Twitter’s MoPub — and some of the most popular children’s apps — including “Subway Surfers,” an animated game from Denmark that users worldwide have installed more than 1.5 billion times, according to Sensor Tower, an app research firm. The lawsuits accused the companies of placing tracking software in popular children’s gaming apps without parents’ knowledge or consent, in violation of state privacy and fair business practice laws. Such trackers can be used to profile children across apps and devices, target them with ads and push them to make in-app purchases, according to legal filings in the case. Now, under the settlements approved on Monday by a judge in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, the companies have agreed to remove or disable tracking software that could be used to target children with ads. Developers will still be able to show contextual ads based on an app’s content.

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Google’s AI advertising revolution: More privacy, but problems remain

Google | March 16, 2021

In March 2021, Google announced that it was ending support for third-party cookies, and moving to “a more privacy first web.” Even though the move was expected within the industry and by academics, there is still confusion about the new model, and cynicism about whether it truly constitutes the kind of revolution in online privacy that Google claims. To assess this, we need to understand this new model and what is changing. The current advertising technology (adtech) approach is one in which platform corporations give us a “free” service in exchange for our data. The data is collected via third-party cookies downloaded to our devices, that allow a browser to record our internet activity. This is used to create profiles and predict our susceptibility to specific ad campaigns. Recent advances have allowed digital advertisers to use deep learning, a form of artificial intelligence (AI) wherein humans do not set the parameters. Although more powerful, this is still consistent with the old model, relying on collecting and storing our data to train models and make predictions. Google’s plans go further still.

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As an award-winning Manchester PR agency we work hard to always deliver clients’ messages to their target audiences, however, each audience requires a different approach due to them all using different media. This week's infographic looks at where your target audience may be. If you’d like to discuss where your target audience is then why not give us a call.

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