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Amobee Completes Acquisition of Videology, Expands Advanced TV and Video Advertising Capabilities

CTV Pioneer Scott Ferber Appointed Chief Innovation Officer, AI Expert Domenic Venuto Named Chief Operating Officer and Talent Development Leader Erica Golden Selected Chief People Officer  Singtel subsidiary Amobee, a global digital marketing technology company serving brands and agencies, announced it has completed the acquisition of assets from Videology—a leading software provider for advanced TV and video advertising—advancing its connected TV and digital video solutions with sophisticated data-driven linear TV…

Amobee Acquires Videology Assets in a Court-Supervised Auction

The Acquisition Will Advance Singtel-Owned Amobee’s TV and Digital Video Advertising Capabilities Leading TAG-certified adtech company Amobee, announced that it has emerged as the winner in the court-supervised auction to acquire certain Videology assets. Videology is a software provider for advanced TV and video advertising, for a purchase price of approximately US$101 million. The purchase price is subject to adjustments for accounts receivable at closing, estimated to be approximately US $20.9 million. The acquisition,…

Videology Releases 2018 Advanced TV Primer to Help Brand Advertisers Navigate Fast-changing Landscape

Education Is Key, As Videology's New Research Shows Over 79% Of Advertisers And Agencies Plan To Use Advanced TV In Next 12 Months Videology, a leading software provider for converged TV and video advertising, released "Bringing Addressability to TV: What's Possible Now," the latest installment in its popular Knowledge Lab Series on TV and Video Advertising. Starting with the premise that "TV" now exists in many different forms, the comprehensive primer defines and explains the benefits and differences between each new…

Videology’s Q4 2017 TV & Video Market Report Finds Connected TV Ad Requests Have Nearly Tripled Since 2015

Nearly 20% of Linear TV Campaigns in the Videology Platform Employed an Advertiser's Own First-Party Data for Strategic Targeting Videology – a leading software provider for converged TV and video advertising — recently released its Q4 2017 U.S. TV & Video Market At-A-Glance report. According to the report, since 2015 there has been a 175% increase in the number of ad requests for Connected TV in the Videology platform. Impressions have skyrocketed as well. The report found that the number of impressions running…

Optimism for TV Advertising Is Still High, Says New Research by Videology And Advertiser Perceptions

Nearly 1/3 of Advertisers plan to increase their Connected TV and Addressable TV budgets in 2018 Videology — a leading software provider for converged TV and video advertising—today released the results of a new survey commissioned through Advertiser Perceptions on the state of Linear TV advertising. The survey, based on over 300 interviews with advertisers and agency professionals, showed optimism about the future of TV Advertising, including both traditional linear TV and the emerging platforms that use advanced TV…

Videology Report Sees a 40% Increase in In-Demo Delivery When Using Predictive Demo Targeting

The Report Found That Many Advertisers In Canada Are Choosing To Use Their Own First-Party Data For Targeting Campaigns Videology – a leading software provider for converged TV and video advertising – released its 'Q3 2017 Canada Video Market At-A-Glance' report. The report reveals that Canadian advertisers saw a 40% increase in in-demo delivery when employing Predictive Demo Targeting in their campaigns, ahead of the Nielsen Baseline. Improved in-demo delivery is important to advertisers as the use of demo targeting…

Videology Offers Advertisers and Agencies Free Access to DETVgo

The New Product Allows Seamless Activation of Advanced TV Advertising Campaigns Videology, a leading provider of converged TV and video advertising software, announced the launch of DETVgo — a self-service, automated advanced TV advertising product powered by the Videology platform. Videology will offer agencies and advertisers free access to DETVgo to help facilitate advanced TV transactions and introduce more users to its benefits. The Videology platform offers a full suite of capabilities to support data-enabled TV…

New Videology Knowledge Lab Examines Measurement’s Key Role in the Converged TV & Video Advertising Space

Industry-Education Report Outlines the Uses, Challenges and Evolution of TV and Video Ad Measurement In addition to this, the Knowledge Lab explores the evolution of measurement in both TV and digital video, including a detailed timeline of the path of TV measurement, the path of digital video measurement, and where the two intersect. The lab found that that the convergence between TV measurement and digital video measurement occurred in the early 2000's. To help advertisers navigate the often-complex world of…

Blockgraph Appoints Aleck Schleider as Chief Revenue Officer

Blockgraph is a joint venture between Comcast, Charter Communications and ViacomCBS to help marketers use audience insights for Advanced TV and Premium Video Advertising Schleider will lead customer expansion and platform monetization efforts Blockgraph, an industry-operated data platform that allows its users to provide insights to advertisers,  announced that it has appointed industry veteran Aleck Schleider as its first ever Chief Revenue Officer. The appointment follows the recent announcement that Comcast…

VIOOH Completes Leadership Team With Senior Marketing and Product Hires

Programmatic OOH marketplace brings in Chief Marketing and Chief Product Officers to newly created roles to help drive global expansion. VIOOH, the premium marketplace for digital out of home (OOH), has made two strategic senior hires as the business continues to invest in its ambition to become the world's leading programmatic out of home marketplace. The newly created roles see Helen Miall named Chief Marketing Officer while Jon Block becomes Chief Product Officer. Miall is best known for her tenure as EMEA Head of…

Samba Natarajan Named New Amobee CEO

Amobee CEO Kim Perell Steps down Singtel subsidiary Amobee announced that Samba Natarajan, CEO of Singtel’s Group Digital Life, has been concurrently appointed CEO of Amobee with immediate effect. His appointment comes as Kim Perell steps down as Amobee CEO to pursue her passion of supporting startup entrepreneurs. As CEO of Singtel’s Group Digital Life since 2015, Natarajan has been responsible for the Group’s digital portfolio, including Amobee, HOOQ, DataSpark and Innov8. He has more than 25 years of corporate and…

Amobee Recognized as a Leader in Cross-Channel Video Advertising by Independent Research Firm

Advertising Platform Delivers Solutions for Agencies, Brands and Broadcasters for the Convergence of TV and Digital Amobee, a global digital advertising technology company, was among the select companies that Forrester invited to participate in its report: The Forrester New Wave: Cross-Channel Video Advertising Platforms, Q3 2019. In this evaluation, Amobee was cited as a Leader in cross-channel video advertising, marking the company’s inclusion in this emerging market evaluation. “Amobee’s depth of knowledge, customer…

Amobee and ITV Announce Exclusive Technology Licensing and Innovation Partnership

Leading Technology Platform Will Power ITV’s Ambitions in Advanced TV and Programmatic Advertising Amobee, a global digital advertising technology company, announced a partnership with ITV—the United Kingdom’s biggest commercial broadcaster—for the exclusive UK and Ireland licensing of Amobee’s technology for end-to-end programmatic buying and selling of premium video on the ITV Hub. The agreement will enable ITV to offer advertisers advanced solutions and programmatic access within its portfolio of premium digital video…

Leading OTT Data Management Platform Tru Optik Closes $10 Million Venture Round

Round Led by Mithera Capital with TransUnion, Connecticut Innovations, Arab Angel Fund and Progress Ventures to Enable Global Expansion for Leading OTT Audience Intelligence and Data Management Solution Tru Optik, the leader in over-the-top (OTT) targeting, measurement, and privacy management, announced the close of a $10 million venture round led by Mithera Capital. Additional investors in the round include TransUnion, Connecticut Innovations, Arab Angel Fund, and Progress Ventures. Coming from almost 11x…

Amobee Announces Integration of Nielsen Data Allowing Advertisers to Plan Across TV and Digital Using Single Audience

Agreement Brings New Level of Strategic Audience Activation to TV and Digital Convergence Amobee, a global digital advertising technology company, announced an agreement with Nielsen—the global measurement and data analytics company that provides the most complete and trusted view available of consumers and markets—to power the convergence of TV and digital for brands and agencies in the United States. The collaboration provides Amobee with access to Nielsen’s television viewing and online media consumption data, which…

A Review of the Top 20 Acquisitions in the Marketing Technology Landscape

MarTech Series Reviews the Top 20 Acquisitions of 2018 That Disrupted the Technology Landscape We begin the New Year with a round-up of the top 20 MarTech acquisitions in 2018. The article is part of the research that intends to shed light on the most-read MarTech topics focused on funding, acquisitions and product launches that were in demand in 2018. While one of the biggest acquisitions of 2018 was IBM acquiring Red-Hat, here are the rest that we found to be disruptive. Cision Completes Acquisition of PRIME Research…

Adnuntius Enriches Geotargeting Capabilities With Digital Element’s IP Intelligence Solution

Industry-Leading IP Geolocation Intelligence Implemented for Precision Targeting Digital Element, the global IP geolocation data and services provider, has announced that specialist online advertising and marketing platform, Adnuntius, has chosen its NetAcuity Pulse technology to improve targeting capabilities for its global publishing and marketing clients. Adnuntius enriches geotargeting capabilities with Digital Element’s IP intelligence solution Adnuntius provides a holistic solution for data utilisation,…

Interview with Scott Ferber, Chief Innovation Officer, Amobee

"I would caution that AI isn’t a cure-all solution — it must be backed up by strong products and strong people building those products."Tell us about your role and journey into technology. My journey into technology began at a very young age. I grew up in a house that appreciated technology; it’s hard to believe since this was the 80s, but my brother was a domain master when he was 8 years old! We were always talking about ways that technology would change the world, so even back then, I understood its importance and knew…

TechBytes with Katie Ford, Chief Client Officer, Amobee

Katie Ford Chief Client Officer at Amobee Marketers are constantly under pressure to do more with less, across channels and devices. We spoke to Katie Ford, Chief Client Officer at Amobee, to understand the biggest challenges for technology platforms in meeting the needs of customers.Tell us about your role at Amobee and the team/technology you handle. In my role as Chief Client Officer, I oversee Amobee’s strategic agency and brand solutions, helping solve challenges for marketers who are under increased pressure…

comScore Continues to Attract New Leadership with Key Additions to Technology & Digital Partnerships Teams

Measurement Company Brings in New Talent to Accelerate Strategic Cross-Platform Initiatives on Heels of Appointing Its New President comScore, a trusted partner for planning, transacting, and evaluating media across platforms, announced that it has made several key hires aimed at accelerating key cross-platform and data science initiatives designed to help partners navigate and grow their businesses amid an increasingly complex and splintered media environment. Ajay Sravanapudi, former CTO of Videology, will join the…