PureCars Certified As Official Providers of Digital Advertising For The Honda HDCX Program

PureCars | July 02, 2020

PureCars, a leading provider of digital marketing and advertising insights for automotive dealers, today announced it has been certified as one of the official providers of digital advertising for the Honda HDCX Program. PureCars is now certified in a total of 15 OEM programs across the U.S. While the automotive industry continues to rebound from the March plummet of COVID-19-related auto sales, dealers have relied on digital advertising to drive consumer demand. Over the past few weeks, advertising spending is up1 for YouTube ads more than 20%, and Google Search ads are up more than 8%. The certification on Honda's HDCX program enables PureCars to help Honda dealers deliver a more impactful message to car shoppers and customers through experience-driven digital ad campaigns that help customers find the right vehicle for their needs. The partnership will help Honda dealers identify and design the best, most cost-effective digital advertising solutions to help build more profits and increased transactions.

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Hivestack and Quotient Partner to Connect and Enable Global Programmatic Digital Out of Home (DOOH) Campaigns

Hivestack, Quotient | November 23, 2022

Hivestack, a world leading, independent, programmatic digital out of home (DOOH) ad tech company, today announced a strategic partnership with Quotient, a digital promotions and media technology company that powers out of home (OOH) sales, planning, measurement and programmatic buying with its location-based Demand Side Platform (DSP). The partnership will see Quotient and Hivestack connect their leading technologies to enable premium, programmatic DOOH cross-channel media campaigns on a global scale. Bruno Guerrero, Chief Operations Officer at Hivestack commented, “Our partnership with Quotient is a natural evolution for our business as we further pursue our mission to drive programmatic DOOH innovation for buyers through access to our world-leading Supply Side Platform (SSP)." Bruno Guerrero, Chief Operations Officer at Hivestack commented, “Our partnership with Quotient is a natural evolution for our business as we further pursue our mission to drive programmatic DOOH innovation for buyers through access to our world-leading Supply Side Platform (SSP). With this partnership, we have opened up the possibility for Quotient advertisers to access the largest network of premium DOOH inventory across the globe.” All advertisers using Quotient’s omnichannel DSP can now activate DOOH screens via Hivestack’s SSP which has the potential to generate a total of 473bn impressions via the leading DOOH publishers across the globe. Advertisers can activate campaigns on multiple premium environments including large format billboards, transit screens in subways, rail and bus stations, airports, cabs, gas stations and electric vehicle charging points. Advertisers can also reach audiences through multiple place-based environments, including gyms, cinemas, university campuses, bars, nightclubs and more. Norm Chait, Senior Director and OOH Practice Lead at Quotient added, “We are very excited to partner with Hivestack to help support the great momentum we’re seeing in programmatic DOOH. As a supply agnostic DSP for DOOH, we want to ensure our clients have the ability to activate campaigns via any SSP partner they choose. Hivestack’s extensive access to global supply further expands this ability by providing our agency partners and their blue-chip clients with access to data-driven solutions in critical markets outside of the U.S.” The partnership between Hivestack and Quotient comes at a critical time for the channel, with global DOOH ad spend projected to increase from $6.7BN in 2019 to $15.9BN in 2027 (Source: Statista Research Department, September 2022). This scaled growth is in no small part due to the technology and innovation that has evolved the channel, allowing buyers to reach audiences with greater precision and media owners to generate additional revenue on top of their existing income. In 2022, 76% of global advertisers planned to increase spending on DOOH, and in the US alone, that figure was estimated at 56%.

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DV study underscores that Attention-grabbing ads are key to performance, but context is key

DoubleVerify | November 17, 2022

DoubleVerify (“DV”) (NYSE: DV), a leading software platform for digital media measurement, data and analytics, today releases its 2022 ‘Four Fundamental Shifts in Advertising and Media’ report. Two years on from DV’s original report, this expanded edition analyzes insights from over 16,600 global consumers in 18 countries. At a time of significant macroeconomic change, these findings reveal the dynamic relationships between consumers, digital content, and advertising—arming stakeholders with the insights they need to make well-informed strategic decisions. Key takeaways include: Cost of living concerns drive “stay at home” content consumption—particularly on CTV and social media—with most (55%) consumers now spending more time consuming content daily than they did pre-pandemic. Attention fuels media efficacy—two thirds (66%) of respondents claimed an ad that captures their interest in the first five seconds will make them more likely to pay attention. Online shopping surges and is bolstered by a contextual approach—54% of respondents report buying more items online now than pre-pandemic, while 67% are more likely to pay attention to an ad if it’s relevant to the content they’re viewing—such as reviews or gift ideas. Trust and shared values foster loyalty, but consumers are quick to judge—consumers are concerned about the spread of mis- and disinformation, and it shows—61% are even less likely to purchase/use a brand again if they see it advertised beside mis- or disinformation. “This study highlights that consumer consumption habits are evolving in response to macro social and economic trends—from intensifying concerns about inflammatory or polarizing content, to a continued shift in the platforms and channels consumers are turning to for content consumption,” said Mark Zagorski, CEO of DoubleVerify. “Brands must react to these changing habits to ensure they reach the right audiences as efficiently as possible and maximize their digital investments. As our research shows, with digital content consumption rising, there’s a clear opportunity to garner consumer attention and power campaign performance. To unlock this opportunity, brands must evolve their ad strategies—meeting their audiences where they consume content and focusing on contextually relevant, attention-grabbing ad placements that also safeguard their brand reputations.” “This study highlights that consumer consumption habits are evolving in response to macro social and economic trends—from intensifying concerns about inflammatory or polarizing content, to a continued shift in the platforms and channels consumers are turning to for content consumption,” said Mark Zagorski, CEO of DoubleVerify. Consumer appetite for content continues to soar—led by CTV, streaming, and social Globally, most (55%) consumers are spending more time each day consuming content now than they did pre-pandemic. Inflation is a key driver here with almost half (45%) of respondents noting the reason they’re spending more time consuming digital content is because they are staying at home due the rising cost of living. CTV (Connected TV) and streaming services have clear momentum, with 55% of respondents having subscribed to additional services in the past 12 months*. Meanwhile, globally, 27% expect to spend more time on social media in the year ahead—peaking at 41% among 18-24 year olds. With costs under consumer scrutiny and digital content consumption rising, ad-supported content represents a growing opportunity for advertisers, with 59% open to ad-supported video streaming apps if it cuts prices. Brands must address attention fragmentation—or risk losing consumers Survey respondents reported that they believe they see between 1 and 50 ads per day—estimates suggest the true average figure is at least 4,000.** Where an ad appears determines its impact, according to consumers. YouTube dominates as the number one proprietary platform for securing the attention of respondents in 15 out of 18 countries surveyed—followed by Facebook (39%) and Instagram (28%).*** Newer platforms continue to attract consumer time and engagement. TikTok is rapidly growing, and 43% of 18-24 year olds report they plan on spending more time in the app over the next 12 months. Timing is essential with two thirds (66%) stating that they are more likely to pay attention if an ad captures their interest in the first five seconds. Shopping’s digital maturity presents a new opportunity for brands to make an impact Online shopping continues to grow as most consumers, 54%, report buying more items online now than they did pre-pandemic. Pre-purchase habits are also evolving, with over half (53%) highlighting they use digital content to inform planned purchases more often than they did before the pandemic. With two thirds (67%) of consumers saying they are more likely to pay attention to an ad if it’s relevant to the content they’re looking at—like reviews or gift ideas. This reinforces the importance of contextually relevant ad placements. Brand values are key as consumers reward action against inflammatory content, mis- and disinformation Likely exacerbated by polarized news and opinions, the majority of survey respondents (68%) are concerned that levels of mis- or disinformation**** are increasing—and brands must be conscious of ad adjacency. In fact, 61% would be less likely to purchase/use the brand again if they saw it advertised next to content that they determined to be mis- or disinformation. The majority of survey respondents (82%) state they have been exposed at some point to mis- or disinformation on social media. Brand action on mis- and disinformation will be rewarded with trust from consumers. The majority (69%) value brands that actively fight against mis- and disinformation and the same number (69%) state that companies that are genuine and authentic appeal to them. For the full 2022 ‘Four Fundamental Shifts in Advertising and Media’ report, visit: https://doubleverify.com/four-fundamental-shifts-in-advertising-and-media-report-2022 About DoubleVerify DoubleVerify (“DV”) (NYSE: DV) is a leading software platform for digital media measurement and analytics. Our mission is to make the digital advertising ecosystem stronger, safer and more secure, thereby preserving the fair value exchange between buyers and sellers of digital media. Hundreds of Fortune 500 advertisers employ our unbiased data and analytics to drive campaign quality and effectiveness, and to maximize return on their digital advertising investments – globally. Learn more at www.doubleverify.com.

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VIOOH Announces Partnership With Leading French Media Owner, DOOHYOULIKE

VIOOH, DOOHYOULIKE | December 05, 2022

Today, VIOOH, the leading premium global digital out of home (DOOH) supply side platform, announced a new partnership with the leading media platform in convenience stores, DOOHYOULIKE. Utilising VIOOH’s premium supply side platform, and with access to DOOHYOULIKE’s market-leading OOH inventory, this new partnership will allow more advertisers to create high-impact, data-driven, and efficient DOOH campaigns across convenience stores in France. “It’s an exciting time for the digital OOH market in France and we’re delighted to be partnering with DOOHYOULIKE to help continue the adoption of programmatic digital OOH in this market,” said Natalia Escribano, Chief Commercial Officer at VIOOH. “By combining DOOHYOULIKE’s leading retail inventory with VIOOH’s programmatic capabilities, we will enable brands to create highly targeted, flexible, and measurable DOOH campaigns across convenience stores in France. This offering also enables brands to tap into the shopper audience - who are already in the mindset to buy and have a high average time spent shopping - making this offering extremely desirable from a programmatic perspective due to these highly sought-after audience segments,” added Escribano. DOOHYOULIKE has over 2000 screens across over 1000 stores in more than 300 cities across France. The locations selected are the most profitable stores in high commercial density areas, as close as possible to where people live and work. The screens are also located close to products so that they are seen at the decisive in-store moments. You can read more about DOOHYOULIKE’s market-leading DOOH inventory here. “The partnership with VIOOH is a great opportunity for DOOHYOULIKE to allow more French and international advertisers to reach their urban consumers as close as possible to the act of purchase,” said Fabrice Guez, Co-founder at DOOHYOULIKE. “The partnership with VIOOH is a great opportunity for DOOHYOULIKE to allow more French and international advertisers to reach their urban consumers as close as possible to the act of purchase,” said Fabrice Guez, Co-founder at DOOHYOULIKE. Last month, VIOOH released its ‘State of the Nation: Programmatic DOOH report’ for France, which surveyed agency and advertising executives on their perceptions of the programmatic DOOH industry. The report showed that the majority (99%) of French media professionals set to retain or increase investment in programmatic DOOH in the next 18 months - showing that the future of programmatic DOOH in this market is looking strong and it’s a big opportunity for the OOH industry. About VIOOH VIOOH is a leading premium global digital out of home supply side platform. Launched in 2018 and with headquarters in London, VIOOH’s platform connects buyers and sellers in a premium marketplace, making OOH easily accessible. Led by a team of digital OOH and programmatic tech experts, VIOOH is pioneering the transformation of the OOH sector, championing its role in enhancing omni-channel digital campaigns through the use of programmatic capabilities and data. VIOOH currently trades programmatically in 17 countries, with more to follow. About DOOHYOULIKE Created in 2018, DOOHYOULIKE is the first DOOH indoor media platform in France. DOOHYOULIKE’s mission is to provide advertisers with a relevant and responsible digital support for creating proximity with their urban consumers. Currently focus on maximising brand efficiency and delivering ads at the right moment in convenience store DOOHYOULIKE tends to expand its area of influence.

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Go Addressable and Advertiser Perceptions Poll Finds 81% of Advertisers are Satisfied with Addressable TV Advertising

Go Addressable, Advertiser Perceptions | November 18, 2022

Go Addressable, an industry initiative created by television distributors to advance addressable advertising, today released new research findings – in conjunction with Advertiser Perceptions – that tracks the latest growth, adoption and usage of this medium. The report, the final of a three-part series, found that 81% of advertisers said they are overall “satisfied” with the addressable TV advertising options today, up from 72% who expressed this sentiment last year. Additionally, 41% of marketers not currently using addressable TV advertising plan to do so in 2023. The number is a marked increase compared to just 25% surveyed at this time last year. To compile the report, the two entities polled 300 brand and agency respondents, allowing them to capture real-time, industry practitioner feedback. This latest installment yielded several noteworthy key insights, with the overarching takeaway being that 2023 looks to be a promising year – as far as interest, usage and momentum – for addressable TV advertising. Other notable findings from the report include: 77% of marketers who have used the medium said they are satisfied with the measurement solutions available for addressable TV. 37% of those currently using addressable advertising said they plan to increase their ad spend in it in 2023. Another key indicator of addressable advertising’s growth and adoption: Respondents noted that addressable advertising is now simpler to buy and both the number of options and cost to implement have improved. And, 96% of those using the medium today said they are buying from either AVOD, programmers, OEMs or MVPDs. This points to the fact that marketers are working with multiple addressable providers to reach their audiences across different screens and services. “We’re thrilled to see that momentum is continuing to build behind addressable advertising headed into 2023,” said Kevin Arrix, SVP, DISH Media. “We’re thrilled to see that momentum is continuing to build behind addressable advertising headed into 2023,” said Kevin Arrix, SVP, DISH Media. “These latest findings capture the industry’s enthusiasm and adoption of addressable, which has become an increasingly important tool for advertisers to reach their audiences effectively and with tangible ROI.” Concurrently, the Go Addressable group surveyed its participating companies and found that the industry initiative has helped to enable a monthly average of 53 billion linear advertising minutes since the inception of GoAddressable in June 2021. (For context, there are more than 1.2 trillion minutes per month in linear advertising per minute, according to Nielsen.) All participants also indicated that inventory can grow with additional demand. “This is a big moment in the history and future of addressable advertising,” said Samantha Rose, EVP, Strategic Investment Lead, Horizon Media. “The medium is one of the most promising and topical ones in today’s TV ad ecosystem. From ease of use to technical enablement to the number of options available, we’ve come a long way in unlocking the scale and potential behind addressable advertising, while doing so in a privacy focused way, and I look forward to what we, as an industry, can do to further its growth and evolution in 2023.” These latest research findings come as Go Addressable today hosts its second annual industry addressable advertising conference. This year’s event takes place on Wednesday, November 16, in New York, with speakers spanning thought leaders from Publicis Media, GroupM, OpenAP, VideoAmp, Warner Bros. Discovery, LiveRamp and more. More information here. About Go Addressable Go Addressable is an industry inclusive initiative led by TV distribution companies (Altice USA’s a4 Advertising, Charter Communications’ Spectrum Reach®, Comcast, Cox, DIRECTV Advertising, DISH Media and VIZIO) to help maximize the scale, impact and value of TV as a marketing platform. The group’s mission is to further accelerate the advancement of addressable TV advertising in a way that is trusted, scalable and effective for both advertisers and programmers looking to make their inventory addressable. Go Addressable will achieve this through advocacy and education within the industry; problem-solving and action around industry challenges; and by working to facilitate the use of addressable advertising campaigns for buyers and sellers of TV inventory. For more information on how to participate, please visit goaddressable.com. About Advertiser Perceptions Advertiser Perceptions provides research-based strategic market intelligence and expert analysis to the media, advertising and ad tech industries. We survey brand marketers, agency executives, media specialists and IT leaders through our curated and proprietary Ad PROS™ community to provide clients with an unbiased view of the market, competing brands, and customer experiences. These actionable insights give clients the confidence to inform both strategic and operational decision-making to improve their products and services, strengthen their brands, and drive higher ad-related revenue. www.advertiserperceptions.com

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