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…

Comscore Announces New Agreement with Anzu

Comscore, a trusted partner for planning, transacting, and evaluating media across platforms, announced a new agreement to provide Anzu, the world's in-game advertising leader, with Comscore's industry-leading Validated Campaign Essentials (VCE) and Comscore Brand Survey Lift solutions for mobile campaigns. The gaming market is bigger than the music and film industries combined, with a worldwide audience topping 3 billion people who are projected to spend nearly $175 billion in 2020. With this scope and potential, brand…

WPP and Anzu.io Announces Partnership

WPP and Anzu, an adtech startup specializing in integrating advertising into video games, announced a partnership aimed at bringing commonly accepted advertising standards to the esports and gaming space. These standards, which include ad viewability and brand lift measurement, fraud detection, and user privacy protection, are widely applied in digital advertising and will now be available for in-game advertisers. Responding to the accelerated popularization of gaming largely due to COVID-19, and the increased frustration…

Anzu and PubNative Partnership Brings Cross-Platform In-Game Advertising to More Brands

World-leading in-game advertising platform Anzu.io announced a new partnership with PubNative, a mobile publisher platform and programmatic ad exchange which is now part of Verve Group. By becoming a programmatic partner of Anzu, advertisers working with PubNative will be able to display non-intrusive blended in-game display and video ads across all of Anzu's global PC, mobile and console gaming inventory. Anzu is the first-ever programmatic solution that serves blended in-game ads across all gaming platforms, giving…

Anzu Appoints Former Activision Blizzard Executive Ruben Dehouck As A New Strategic Advisor

The world’s leading in-game advertising platform Anzu.io announced the appointment of Ruben Dehouck as a Strategic Advisor. Ruben has a long and successful track record in the video game industry, having spent more than ten years at Activision Blizzard in various globally operating roles. During his tenure there, Ruben led marketing operations for the industry-leading Call of Duty franchise, was in charge of commercial operations for the breakthrough kids video game franchise Skylanders, and owned strategic partnerships with…

Anzu and Axis Games’ Expanded Partnership Brings Programmatic In-game Ads to Esports League in Industry First

Anzu.io, the world-leading provider of in-game advertising solutions, announced the expansion of its exclusive partnership with Axis Games, the developers of the popular game Axis Football and the newly formed Axis Football Esports League. Under the new deal, Anzu's platform will enable programmatically delivered, blended in-game ads to be shown during a live esports tournament. This partnership is groundbreaking for the gaming industry; it represents the first time in history that advertisers will have the opportunity to…

Eek! Games Invites Anzu to House Party with New Partnership Announcement

Anzu.io, the world-leading in-game advertising platform, announced that it has entered into a new partnership with Eek! Games, the developer of the popular AI-driven simulation game House Party. With the integration of Anzu's solution, brand advertisers will be able to place blended in-game ads into House Party, creating a more realistic gaming environment for players to enjoy. House Party is the brainchild of artist, comedian, and CEO of Eek! Games Bobby Ricci and was inspired by his love of the raunchy comedy movies of…

Veritas Entertainment and Anzu.io Bring Real-life Brand Ads Straight Into Video Games and Esports in New Partnership

Veritas Entertainment, a company that develops physical esports and gaming venues across the globe named LVL, and Anzu.io, the world’s leading in-game advertising platform, have announced a new partnership. Together, the two companies, both innovators in the bustling gaming and esports industries, will team up to offer advertisers unprecedented opportunities to connect with hyper-engaged audiences in games, in esports tournaments, and in live streams. Meanwhile, the gamers will benefit from the enhanced user interface…

Ubisoft and In-game Advertising Platform Anzu.io Brings Blended In-Game Ads Into Trackmania

World-leading in-game advertising platform Anzu.io announced its partnership with leading video game publisher Ubisoft. This first collaboration between the two companies is already taking place inside the hit PC racing game Trackmania, developed by Ubisoft Nadeo. This is a truly innovative game with major potential for brand collaboration. Ads that enhance the gaming experience Anzu, the first programmatic in-game advertising platform for PC & console, will bring dynamic, blended banner and video brand ads directly…

Anzu Inks Exclusivity Deal With Axis Games, Bringing In-Game Ads to Their Games on PC & Console

New research by Innovid takes a look at the “Now Consumer” and finds that personalization boosts revenue and brand loyalty; Study also reveals social platforms win on personalization Anzu, the world-leading provider of in-game advertising, recently announced that it is expanding its cooperation with independent game developer Axis Games. After successfully integrating the ad platform solution into Axis Game’s mobile version of Axis Football League, the expansion will bring Anzu’s blended in-game ads to a growing set of…

Anzu Welcomes Avid Gamer, Senior Marketing Executive, and Social Media Influencer David Sable as a Strategic Advisor

Anzu.io, the world’s leading in-game advertising platform, is pleased to announce the addition of David Sable, senior WPP Advisor, as a strategic advisor. A die-hard gamer since the early days of PC games, Sable is a 40+ year advertising industry veteran who worked on the launch of Xbox and Xbox 1 among other things. In his previous role as Global CEO of Y&R, David helped to propel Y&R to a top-five global creative firm at Cannes. Marketing Technology News: Sage X3 V2020 R2 Released in India to Enable Indian…

Anzu.io Partners With Forensiq to Bring Advanced Fraud Protection to In-Game Advertising Across Platforms

In-game advertising platform Anzu.io and MRC-accredited fraud-prevention solution Forensiq announced a new partnership representing the first-ever fraud detection collaboration for in-game advertising. This partnership will allow Forensiq to detect and score general invalid traffic (GIVT) and sophisticated invalid traffic (SIVT) across PC, console, and mobile. Ad fraud continues to be a major concern for digital advertising as a whole, with a reported risk of a loss amounting to $23 billion globally. In-game advertising…

MarTech Interview with Itamar Benedy, Co-Founder and CEO at Anzu.io

"As AdTech grows, we will see an enhanced focus on not just placing an ad, but also knowing what is happening on the other side." Tell us about your Journey in Technology? What inspired you to start Anzu.io? Since I first dipped my feet into the AdTech industry, I was hooked. I saw in AdTech, a wide-open canvas for innovation and meaningful advancements. My mission was - and is - to create breakthrough products that have the power to change the way humans and advertisements interface with one another. A core…

MarTech Interview with Natalia Vasilyeva, VP of Marketing at Anzu.io

"Marketing Automation is critical to defining the funnel and building a communication plan for each of the customer touchpoints, as well as post-analysis." Tell us about your journey into Marketing Technology and how you started at Anzu.io? I have been involved with Anzu since the company’s early days. Having worked in the AdTech space before, I was inspired by Anzu’s mission to make advertising better, and could see the potential impact I could have as a marketer. I am super proud of the team and what we’ve accomplished…

TechBytes with Michael Badichi, Co-founder and CTO at Anzu.io

Tell us about your journey in Technology. What inspired you to start Anzu.io? I was always fascinated by technology and innovation, and had already begun programming by the age of 9! In my early years, I experimented with working in many areas of computing such as Reverse Engineering, Hacking, Computer Graphics, and Demo-making. Tasks that did not involve creativity and innovation seldom interested me—and this truth remains today! As the years went by, I had the chance to work in a wide range of technological fields and…

Tru Optik and Anzu.io Announce Multi-Year Exclusive Agreement to Bring Audience-Based Targeting to In-Game Advertising

Partnership Enables Enhanced Audience Targeting On Gaming Consoles Tru Optik, the most widely used audience intelligence and data-management platform (DMP) across Connected TV (CTV), announced a partnership with Anzu.io, a leading blended in-game advertising platform that brings real-world ads into video gaming and esports, to make first and third-party data for enhanced audience targeting available for in-game advertising on gaming consoles. As 67 percent of U.S. consumers play video games on at least one device, there…

Anzu and CHEQ Launch First Ad-Verification Solution for 3D Video Gaming

Turner, Part of Warner Media Group, Will Lead the Beta-Testing of the New Services, Providing 3D Viewability Measurement, Ad-Fraud Prevention, and Brand-Safety for In-Game Advertising for Playstation, Xbox and PC Blended in-game advertising platform Anzu and military-grade cybersecurity company CHEQ announced a partnership to deliver the first-ever ad-verification solution for console gaming. The move enables, for the first time, the dynamic serving of programmatic ads integrated directly into game play, within a…

Boost.ai Expands Conversational AI Platform Functionality with Zendesk Integration

Zendesk Customers Can Take Advantage of Boost.ai’s Market-Leading Self-Learning AI to Develop and Deploy Artificially Intelligent Virtual Agents in Less Than 10 Days Boost.ai, a global leader in artificial intelligence for Fortune 1000 companies, announced the ability to integrate its user-friendly conversational AI platform into Zendesk, Inc.’s flexible and powerful customer engagement software. Available now on the Sunshine Conversations marketplace, the new integration gives Zendesk’s 160,000+ customers access to…

Daily MarTech Roundup: Latest Marketing and Sales Technology News, Product Announcements and Insights

Today’s Daily MarTech Roundup covers the latest in Cloud, Marketing Analytics, Automation, Customer experience, AI, and ML announcements from 1WorldSync (Content), Walmart (E-commerce), Comscore (Analytics), Jifflenow (Marketing Automation), and Rakuten (Customer Experience). 1WorldSync to Acquire CNET Content Solutions 1WorldSync, the leading provider of product content solutions, announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire CNET Content Solutions from Red Ventures. The transaction is expected to…

AdTech Roundup: Top Things in Advertising Technology

Today’s AdTech Roundup covers the latest in Native and Programmatic Advertising, Technology, TV Advertising, Audience Data announcements from Spotify, Anzu, AdQuick, Pinnacle Advertising, and Colling Media. Spotify Announces Strategic Acquisition Megaphone Spotify Technology S.A, the world’s most popular audio streaming subscription service, announced that the company has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Megaphone, one of the world’s most innovative podcast advertising and publishing platforms. Together,…