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AdColony Announces Adrian Watkins as Marketing & Growth Director, APAC

AdColony, the in-app marketplace for brands with a focus on gaming, announced that industry veteran Adrian Watkins as its Director of Marketing and Growth, APAC. In his new role, Adrian will oversee and lead AdColony’s overall growth and best-in-class marketing for its Asia Pacific business. With 20 years of global experience leading growth and marketing for publishers, agencies, and their brands, Adrian was most recently Chief Strategy Officer for theAsianparent under which revenue, traffic and app installs increased…

AdColony Boosts Executive Leadership Team with Internal Promotions

AdColony, the mobile performance marketplace, is pleased to announce the promotion of Camila Franklin, Tabitha Britt, and Jude O’Connor to the roles of Chief Operations Officer, Chief Human Resources Officer, and Chief Revenue Officer respectively. These advancements reflect AdColony’s outstanding financial results during the first half of the year during an unprecedented and difficult time for much of the advertising space. “As we continue to align global strategy and strengthen our position in the marketplace, we are…

TechBytes with Tom Simpson, SVP Brand & Exchange at AdColony APAC

Hi Tom, please tell us about your journey into MarTech/AdTech. Tell us more about your role and team you handle at AdColony. I started my journey as a marketer 15 years ago, and gradually voyaged through industries. I began my career in the agency world, and then on into tech, which is where I am now. Every move I made was done with the simple goal of learning something new, as the foundation of my interests lay with people, and the world I live in. As time went by, my interests went from aspiring to be the best…

AdColony Opens Data Science Office in Poland, Led By Technology Veteran Hires

Mobile advertising company brings on app UA industry experts Pawel Pawlak and Pawel Godula, brilliant data science and artificial intelligence leaders, to power innovation for AI-powered advertising and monetization solutions AdColony, the mobile performance marketplace, today announced the addition of two user-acquisition technology veterans to the team-- Pawel Pawlak as the Director of User Acquisition (UA) Intelligence and Pawel Godula as the Director of Data Science. The new hires’ primary focus is to lead and develop…

AdColony Receives TAG Certified Against Fraud Recertification for Third Year Running

Trustworthy Accountability Group (TAG) certifies mobile advertising marketplace for the third year in a row AdColony, the in-app marketplace for brands, announced that the Trustworthy Accountability Group (TAG) has awarded it the Certified Against Fraud certification for 2020, its third consecutive certification. The certification reaffirms AdColony’s continued efforts to directly combat ad fraud and offer increased transparency for its advertising and publishing partners. Marketing Technology News: Zix Corporation…

AdColony Partners with Digital Commons to Elevate Mobile Ad Experience in New Zealand

Leading International Mobile Video Ad Provider and Regional Marketing Expert Will Bring New Digital Channels and Creative Executions to Brands and Agencies in the Country AdColony, the in-app marketplace for brands, and Digital Commons are pleased to announce a partnership to offer AdColony’s award-winning mobile ads to advertisers in New Zealand. The agreement brings together AdColony’s award-winning Instant-Play™, Aurora™ HD Video and Playables technology and Digital Commons’ reach and expertise in the growing mobile…

AdColony Releases SDK 4, Unifying Display, Programmatic and Award-Winning Video Offerings into a Single SDK

Increasing monetization options for developers & measurement options for advertisers AdColony, the mobile performance marketplace, is pleased to announce it has publicly released AdColony SDK 4, its latest mobile ad software development kit (SDK) for app developers. This latest update to the company’s mobile app monetization technology brings together AdColony’s industry-leading HD video ad platform with its banner display and programmatic offerings into a single SDK and adds the IAB Open Measurement Standard to…

AdColony Selects Pixalate as Fraud Prevention Partner

Mobile Advertising Company Creates an Additional Layer of Protection, Transparency and Measurement AdColony, the mobile performance marketplace, announced that after an extensive vetting process, it has chosen Pixalate as its partner for prevention of digital ad fraud, specifically in mobile app environments. AdColony already provides multiple layers of protection against ad fraud, including TAG certification and full compatibility with viewability measurement firms Integral Ad Science, DoubleVerify and MOAT. “We’ve…

AdColony Announces Onboarding of Media Veteran Matt Barash and New Additions to Executive Leadership Team — Camila Franklin as VP of…

AdColony Inc., the mobile performance marketplace, announced that media industry veteran Matt Barash has rejoined AdColony as Head of Strategy and Business Development, along with the promotion of Camila Franklin to VP of Programmatic and Tom Simpson to VP of Brand & Exchange, APAC. These announcements coincide with AdColony combining its programmatic private marketplace and open exchange expertise with its high-quality, first-party supply and SDK data to reinforce its hold as the No. 1 solution for high-quality,…

AdColony Receives TAG Certified Against Fraud Recertification, Continues Commitment To Fight In-App Ad Fraud

Trustworthy Accountability Group (TAG) Certifies Mobile Advertising Marketplace for Second Year in a Row AdColony, the mobile performance marketplace, announced that the Trustworthy Accountability Group (TAG) has awarded the company a 2019 Certified Against Fraud seal. For the second year in a row, AdColony is part of a group of media and advertising companies that have met the stringent requirements designed to protect advertisers, publishers, technology providers and consumers from digital ad fraud. “Digital ad fraud…

AdColony Partners with Lifesight to Bring Industry-Leading Mobile Video and Location Intelligence to Advertisers in Asia-Pacific

Partnership Highlights Much-Anticipated Solution for Targeting Transparency and Results Measurability for Mobile Ads That Provide True Value for Advertisers Across Key Verticals AdColony, the mobile performance marketplace, is excited to announce a partnership with Lifesight, the premier consumer intelligence provider in Asia-Pacific. Through the partnership, advertising will be able to combine AdColony’s award-winning creative and behavioral targeting expertise with Lifesight’s top-of-the-line retail footfall data. The…

Sony Mobile UK Creates First UK Interactive Video Experience with AdColony Aurora HD Video

Innovative Ad Format Brings to Life the New Xperia XZ2 Mobile Handset Capabilities Through Immersive Mobile Video Creative Sony Mobile UK and Mediacom partnered with AdColony, the ad quality video marketplace, to launch the UK’s first Aurora Interactive HD Mobile Video unit for the launch of the Xperia XZ2. Immersive storytelling was brought to life through unique in-video engagement, resulting in strong growth in brand awareness and purchase intent. The Campaign Sony Mobile UK wanted to create a unique advertising…

AdColony Joins Coalition for Better Ads

Mobile Partners to Provide Data-Based Best Practices for In-App Ad Experiences AdColony, the leading ad quality video marketplace, has joined the Coalition for Better Ads (CBA) as an Associate Member. As a partner, the company will contribute to the development and implementation of new Coalition standards that enhance the consumer experience, including any future standards for mobile in-app advertising. Since its inception in 2016, the CBA has successfully identified the four types of desktop web ads and eight types…

AdColony Receives TAG Certification For Fighting Digital Ad Fraud; Commitment To Quality

Mobile Video Advertising Leader Meets Stringent Requirements from Trustworthy Accountability Group (TAG) AdColony, the ad quality video marketplace, announced the company has been granted the coveted Certified For Fraud certification by Trustworthy Accountability Group (TAG). The certification reaffirms AdColony's continuing efforts to directly combat ad fraud and offer increased transparency for its advertising and publishing partners. "Advertisers deserve to know that the campaign reporting they receive is honest…

AdColony Announces Full Compatibility with IAS, Double Verify and MOAT

New Integrations Make AdColony the First In-App Video Marketplace to Integrate with all Leading Ad Quality Measurement Partners AdColony, the ad quality video marketplace, has announced that the company is fully compatible with all major viewability measurement partners for both programmatic and managed service campaigns. AdColony is the first in-app video marketplace to partner with Integral Ad Science (IAS), MOAT and DoubleVerify, providing a range of options that will give AdColony customers the flexibility to work…

AudioMob and Big Brother Team Up with Audio Advertising World First

Big Brother’s new reality multiplayer mobile game first to offer audio advertising with pass on listenership For the first time audio advertising has been designed into the gameplay experience in globally popular reality format AudioMob, the pioneer of audio advertising in mobile games and one of Google’s most exciting startups, has teamed up with Banijay’s award winning game studio 9th Impact, to put audio advertising at the heart of its Big Brother MMO mobile game which is launched, thrilling gamers and fans worldwide.…

How to Shelter Ads in Brand Safe Environments During COVID-19

Disregarding brand safety in digital advertising can be a costly mistake for advertisers, with over two-fifths of U.S. consumers saying they would stop buying a product they regularly purchase if it was advertised alongside extreme or dangerous content. On the surface, brand safety seems like a fairly simple concept, with the majority of brands eager to keep their ads away from obviously damaging online environments that feature violent content or hate speech. But as the current COVID-19 situation illustrates, brand…

The Gamer Is Dead in 2020. Long Live Mobile Gaming

Perhaps the most tenet, most timeless mantra to advertising is “follow the eyeballs.” And while we no longer accept broad reach as our number one outcome, instead focusing on “engaged reach,” or as P&G Chief Brand Officer, Marc Pritchard put it– reach and continuity, the pendulum is, in fact, swinging back to broad-reach vehicles, or engagement worth buying. In some areas of the world, broad-reach vehicles in either traditional or digital media differ. However, in the Asia Pacific region, it’s quite clear that mobile…

Valor Digital Announces Industry-Leading Advisory Board Members on Global Scale

Valor Digital, a new breed of digital marketing partner, today announced the addition of six industry-leading members to its advisory board, who will further assist in innovating and expanding the company's digital capabilities. The inaugural  additions to the advisory board feature experienced leaders who have a track record of innovation. "My mission has always been to assemble the brightest and most forward-thinking minds across our industry to guide Valor in our mission of innovating what it means to be a digital…

Aarki Supports First-Price Auction Alongside Second-Price Auction

Aarki, a leading AI-enabled mobile marketing platform, announces that it now supports first-price auctions alongside second-price auctions. While much of web-based programmatic supply transitioned to first-price auctions over two years ago, 2019 was the year when mobile in-app inventory moved to first-price. Marketing Technology News: TiVo Unveils TiVo Stream 4K "As the mobile programmatic ecosystem transitions to first-price auctions, Aarki has developed bidding models to support both…