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Digital Turbine Announces Completion of Acquisition of AdColony and Provides Business Update

Strong Preliminary Results and Outlook for Both Digital Turbine and AdColony Reflect Continuing Business Momentum Expanded Credit Facility to Help Fund Acquisitions and Provide Additional Support for Future Growth Initiatives Digital Turbine, Inc., announced today that it has completed its acquisition of AdColony Holding AS ("AdColony"). The acquisition of AdColony, a leading mobile advertising platform servicing advertisers and publishers with a reach of more than 1.5 billion monthly global users, is integral to Digital…

Otello Announces Definitive Agreement to sell AdColony to Digital Turbine

Otello announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to sell AdColony to Digital Turbine, Inc. for a total estimated consideration of $400 million. Digital Turbine is a global mobile technology company, passionate about delivering the right content to the right person at the right time across all Android devices. The company's on-demand media platform powers frictionless app and content discovery, user acquisition and engagement, operational efficiency, and monetization opportunities. Digital Turbine's…

Digital Turbine Acquires AdColony for $400 Million to Accelerate Growth with Strong Programmatic and Brand Exchange Business

Otello Corp, Inc, owner of AdColony, the in-app marketplace for brands, announced the signing of a definitive agreement to sell the global leader in mobile game advertising and monetization, to Austin-based Digital Turbine, a global on-device mobile platform company, for a total estimated consideration of $400 million. “We are extremely excited to announce the acquisition of AdColony today,” said Bill Stone, CEO of Digital Turbine. “We look forward to welcoming the AdColony team to the Digital Turbine family and believe…

AdColony Widens the Opportunity for Brands to Connect With Players Beyond the Game, with Mobile Legends: Bang Bang Esports

AdColony, the in-app marketplace for brands, with a focus on gaming, unveiled sponsorship rights to Moonton’s best known multiplayer online battle arena game, Mobile Legends: Bang Bang, via their recently announced partnership with Mana, the Singapore-based gaming and esports brand consultancy firm. This agreement will enable AdColony to offer brands in Southeast Asia a streamlined approach to sponsorship and advertising in esports alongside their investment in gaming. Through this partnership, AdColony will have the…

AdColony Sponsors Mobile Esports Trailblazer Mazer Gaming

AdColony, the in-app marketplace for brands, is pleased to announce a new sponsorship agreement with esports organization and mobile esports leader Mazer Gaming, who field the premier Pokémon Go team and 3v3 Pokémon Go Specialist Cup Champions, now with AdColony's support. “2020 was a banner year for mobile gaming and esports, and 2021 will be no different,” said Jonathan Harrop, AdColony’s Senior Director of Global Marketing & Communications. “We firmly believe brands should be investing in opportunities to reach…

AdColony Teams Up with Mana to Change the Game for Brands, in Asia Pacific

AdColony, the in-app marketplace for brands, with a focus on gaming, announced its partnership with Mana Partners, the Singapore-based gaming & esports brand consultancy firm that connects brands with the gaming & esports industries, to unlock transformative partnerships for brands looking to leverage the immense potential offered by the global gaming & esports ecosystem. With gaming and esports being a highly complex and challenging space to navigate, the strategic partnership between AdColony and Mana…

AdColony and Anzu.io Join Forces to Bring Blended In-game Ads to Ultra-Engaged APAC Region

AdColony, the in-app advertising marketplace for brands, with a focus on gaming, has signed an exclusive partnership with global in-game advertising platform, Anzu. AdColony will now offer Anzu’s market-leading blended in-game advertising solutions across both display and video to brands and agencies in Asia Pacific. In-game advertising platform Anzu seamlessly blends real-world brand ads into gameplay across PC, console, and mobile games, while offering advertisers comprehensive ad viewability and programmatic…

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…