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Anzu.io Raises $9 Million To Fuel Expansion of the Advanced In-Game Ad Platform

The investment will further enable brands to enter the AAA video game space through in-game advertising that's native, creative, and real-time Anzu, the global advertising platform dedicated to gaming, has announced $9 million in new funding. The round was co-led by BITKRAFT Ventures and HBSE Ventures, with participation from the world’s largest marketing services organization WPP and Sony Innovation Fund, the investment arm of one of the world’s largest gaming groups and the owner of PlayStation, as well as Alumni…

Cookie-less Consumer Data Comes to In-Game Advertising Through Partnership Between Anzu.io and Digiseg

Anzu.io, the world’s most advanced blended in-game advertising solution, announced a new partnership with Digiseg, the Copenhagen-based company building audience data for digital marketing. The partnership brings precise, cookie-free data to in-game advertisers, enhancing the value of their digital campaigns by allowing them to target and retarget the right gaming audiences. The digital marketing space is facing some significant challenges. Ad-blocking is on the rise and third-party cookies are about to become obsolete,…

Moat by Oracle Data Cloud and Anzu.io Announce Collaboration

Anzu.io, the world’s leading in-game advertising platform, has announced a collaboration with Moat by Oracle Data Cloud to provide impression delivery and General Invalid Traffic (GIVT) measurement across its platform. This is the first-ever collaboration between a 3D in-game advertising platform and Moat’s iconic verification solution, and it will give publishers, agencies and advertisers access to trusted third-party measurement for 3D in-game ad campaigns. Today, we are announcing the first stage of our collaboration with…

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…

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…

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.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…

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 Adtelligent, Adverty, InMobi, Origin, to Centro. Adtelligent Introduces Native Support for AMP Ads Adtelligent is pleased to announce that its efficient ad tech platform now natively supports Accelerated Mobile Pages (AMP) integrations for ad monetization. This US-based company is in the process of designing a demand pathway optimization solution that will bring back the much needed…

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 Crew (Email Marketing), Sportsdigita (Sales & Marketing), Vonage (Customer Experience Management), InMobi (Native & Programmatic Advertising), to GoDaddy (E-Commerce and Mobile Commerce). Crew Launches Crew Email, the First Fully Unified Inbox, Custom Built for Frontline Employees Crew, the #1 digital workplace for frontline teams, has launched Crew Email, a feature designed…

InMobi and Anzu Partner to Bring Programmatic In-Game Advertising to Brands Across the World

Anzu.io, the world’s most advanced in-game advertising platform, announced today a new partnership with InMobi Exchange, the world's largest independently owned mobile in-app advertising exchange. Gaming, with its audience of over 3.1 billion gamers and revenues approaching $175 billion, is becoming an attractive media channel as the industry grows at an exponential rate. Recent research has shown that mobile gaming audiences increasingly prefer free-to-play, ad-supported games over games with other monetization models…

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 Adverty, iClick, aMVG, TapClicks, to MOLOCO. Adverty and Verizon Media Announce New Deal to Enable a Huge Range of Brands and Audiences to Access Adverty’s Innovative Ad Formats Within Gaming Adverty AB (publ) announces a new deal with global media and technology company Verizon Media, a division of Verizon Communications Inc., which houses a trusted media ecosystem of premium brands…

aMVG and Anzu Announce Partnership to Bring Blended In-Game Advertising to the Addressable Media

Turkish Addressable Media AdTech leader aMVG and in-game advertising platform Anzu.io have announced a partnership to bring in-game ads to the addressable media landscape. aMVG will serve as a representative of Anzu in Turkey, a gaming market estimated to have reached over $1 billion in 2020, and across Europe, which is projected to reach $23 billion in 2021. The partnership will empower brands to reach their current and potential customers in-game using Anzu’s advertising platform integrated with aMVG’s Addressable Media…

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 Britelite Immersive (Content Management), CloudCommerce (Native & Programmatic Advertising), Yext (Customer Experience Management), Agiloft (E-Commerce and Mobile Commerce), to Anzu.io (Native & Programmatic Advertising). Britelite Immersive Acquires Fabl to Create First-of-Its-Kind Experience Management Platform Britelite Immersive, a creative technology company that builds…

MarTech RADAR 2020: Top 150 Marketing Technology Updates of 2020

Now that we are already into the New Year 2021, our content analysis picked the top 50 marketing technology updates from the industry that made the most buzz in 2020. We have organized these updates in chronological order. January 2020 Accenture Helps United Utilities Build and Deploy a Digital Workforce Management Solution, Based on Salesforce Platform "Accenture helped United Utilities, the UK’s largest listed water company, build and deploy a new digital workforce management solution built on the Salesforce platform,…

Anzu and Adform Team Up to Advance Utilization of In-Game Advertising

Anzu.io, the world’s most advanced in-game advertising solution, announced a new partnership with Adform, the only global, independent, and fully integrated advertising platform built for modern marketing. Anzu will now offer its exclusive mobile and PC in-game inventory to Adform’s 30,000+ global clients, who will be able to utilize Anzu’s first-in-class technology to target the global gaming market. Joint pilot campaigns include global advertisers such as Vodafone Germany and McDonalds Czech Republic. Gaming is on the…