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MarTech Interview with Amy Leifer, EVP of Operations and Services at Xandr

"Access to first-party data is going to be critical for the success of the digital advertising ecosystem." Hi Amy, please tell us about your role/team you handle at Xandr. What inspired you to join Xandr? As the Executive Vice President of Operations & Services, my role at Xandr puts me in the center of Xandr’s business by working with and supporting our entire Sales organization and making sure we support every single client that buys our media and uses our platform. As we introduce new products into the…

AMC Networks, Disney, and WarnerMedia Join Xandr in Powering the Future of TV Advertising

Xandr Invest’s Advanced Technology to Enable Advertisers to Reach A Single Audience Across Multiple, Premium Content Providers Xandr, AT&T’s advanced advertising company, is working with leading media and entertainment companies including AMC Networks, Disney, and WarnerMedia to reinvent the way linear TV advertising is bought, sold, and optimized for a better consumer experience. Xandr today announced the next evolution of Xandr Invest, a strategic buying platform built for the future of advertising. For…

TechBytes with Ben John, Chief Technology Officer at Xandr

Know Me Hi Ben, please tell us about your journey in technology and how you started at Xandr. What inspired you to be part of a global digital advertising company? I have always been fascinated by technology and its potential to transform or reimagine the status quo. While studying computer science 25 years ago, I realized theoretical knowledge is not enough to build a strong foundation. So, I launched a software company dedicated to building innovative software and providing employee training, which I ran for more than…

Xandr Launches Pause Ads

Dynamic, user-initiated formats only surface when a consumer has pressed pause Xandr, AT&T’s advertising company, has announced the launch of Pause Ads, dynamic ad units designed to create a better experience for consumers across traditional and connected TV channels. These high-value, brand-safe ad formats complement, rather than disrupt, the viewing experience by leveraging the native functionality of the “pause” button, since consumers only see the ads when they take a break from the content they’re watching.…

MarTech Interview with Alexandr Galkin, Co-Founder and CEO at Competera

"AI can process millions of data points, detect the correlation between them, see the patterns no one can see, and use all of these to offer proper insights for the right decisions." Could you let us know your journey into technology? What inspired you to start Competera? I’ve always wanted to get away from my past in Consultancy. I remember how it took consultants a lot of time and money to generate the same price and promo recommendations based on econometrics, mathematical statistics and sales forecast for different…

TechBytes with Jerome Underhill, SVP EMEA, APAC and LATAM at Xandr

Tell us about your role and your journey into the Advertising/Marketing industry? My first foray into the Digital Ad space came after nine years in consumer finance with Capital One, for who I built businesses in the UK, across Europe and in South Africa, where I lived for three years. The move into digital came from a desire to apply the data-driven decisioning skills I’d developed in a new space and looking for a high growth sector to test the belief that these were transferable. This led me to Advertising.com and…

Introducing Xandr Monetize

Xandr’s New Strategic Selling Platform for Premium TV and Digital Media Companies Xandr, AT&T’s advanced advertising & analytics company, announced the launch of Xandr Monetize, a reimagined strategic selling platform built on the powerful foundation of AppNexus technology. Xandr Monetize will enable media companies to unlock the full value of their premium content and improve the advertising experience for consumers. As content consumption and viewer attention increasingly fragment, Xandr Monetize gives…

Comscore Announces Multi-Year Agreement with Xandr as Measurement Partner for Leading Addressable Advertising Consortium

Partnership will also underscore trust in new curated cross-platform advertising marketplace Comscore, a trusted currency for planning, transacting and evaluating media across platforms, and Xandr, AT&T's advanced advertising and analytics company, announced that Comscore will be the measurement and currency provider for Xandr's Addressable offering, inclusive of DIRECTV, Altice USA, and Frontier. The partnership is designed to give advertisers reliable third-party measurement across the leading national live linear…

Alexandra Shapiro Joins LendingClub as Chief Marketing Officer

Former PayPal and Providian Financial Executive Brings Two Decades of Experience Driving Growth Strategies for Leading Financial Services Companies LendingClub Corporation, America's largest online lending marketplace connecting borrowers and investors, announced that it has selected seasoned marketer Alexandra Shapiro to serve as the company's Chief Marketing Officer. Shapiro is responsible for executing LendingClub's marketing strategy that supports the company's growth objectives, builds a strong consumer brand,…

Introducing Xandr Invest

New Global Omnichannel Buying Platform with Exclusive Access to Audience Insights and Premium Content Xandr, AT&T’s advanced advertising & analytics company, announced the launch of Xandr Invest, a strategic buying platform built for the future of advertising. The new platform offers simplified access to and tailored buying of premium, brand-safe content, as digital and TV silos give way to converged buying. Xandr Invest will evolve buying practices to drive better business results for advertisers, while reaching…

Xandr Creates Community

Community is a Brand-Safe, Insight-Driven, Privacy-Protected, Video-Forward Marketplace for Advertisers, Publishers, and Consumers Xandr, AT&T’s advanced advertising and analytics company, has announced the formation of Community, a curated marketplace of publishers that enables advertisers to reach their audiences at scale in a brand-safe, privacy-protected, premium video environment. Community is built on Xandr’s powerful technology and consumer insights, enabling buyers and sellers to drive better business…

AT&T’s Turner and Xandr Partner on New, Enhanced Ad Opportunities Entering 2019

Companies Collaborate to Improve Precision, Performance and Delivery Speed for Advertisers Just a little more than six months after coming together under the AT&T umbrella, WarnerMedia’s Turner and AT&T’s advertising business Xandr are working together to improve the relevancy of advertising, fueled by data and content connections. “Combining insights from AT&T’s 170 million direct to consumer relationships with Turner’s terrific content and fanbase, gives us a greater ability to serve relevant…

TechBytes with Alexandre Schont, VP Strategic Partnerships, TabMo

Alexandre Schont VP Strategic Partnerships, TabMo More than 80% of the mobile ads that TabMo receives on its DSP come from mobile applications, rather than (mobile) browsers. In this context, we spoke to Alexandre Schont, VP Strategic Partnerships, TabMo, to understand precision advertising in mobile and the technologies that come together in delivering these campaigns. Tell us about your role at TabMo and the team/technology you handle. TabMo is a mobile-first demand-side platform (DSP) that is available as a…

Interview with Alexandra Shapiro, Chief Marketing Officer, Intercom

" Every business that wants to grow and scale needs to build better relationships with customers from the first time they visit their website."Tell us about your role and journey into technology. What made you join Intercom? I am the CMO at Intercom and oversee all of Intercom’s marketing efforts including brand, external comms, demand generation, and product marketing. Prior to Intercom, I was CMO at BigCommerce, where I grew top of funnel demand and revenue by 45% YoY and optimized marketing across major digital and…

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 Xandr, Business Warrior, AppsFlyer, Tiger Pistol, Smartly.io, DMI, and True Influence. AMC Networks, Disney, and WarnerMedia Join Xandr in Powering the Future of TV Advertising Xandr, AT&T’s advanced advertising company, is working with leading media and entertainment companies including AMC Networks, Disney, and WarnerMedia to reinvent the way linear TV advertising is bought,…

2Checkout Hosts 4th Edition of CommerceNOW 2020 – Largest Online Event Focused on Digital Commerce

Exclusive strategies and tools to use when growing online businesses, straight from the experts 2Checkout, the leading all-in-one monetization platform for global businesses, announces it will host CommerceNOW 2020, an online event featuring leading experts in eCommerce, digital marketing, conversion rate optimization, customer experience, compliance, pricing, and other key areas of digital commerce. This edition of the event takes place on June 10 and 11, 2020 and – as in previous years – attendees are welcome to…

Matter Launches Integrated Internal Communications Offering

Full-Service PR Agency Extends Established Employee Communications Programs to Help Clients Bolster Company Culture Matter Communications — a Brand Elevation Agency specializing in PR, creative services and digital marketing — announced the launch of a new internal communications offering. In immediate response to client requests, Matter’s integrated marketing professionals have established a line of offerings to support effective communications within organizations, leveraging a mix of strategic PR, writing, video,…

Leading Digital and Tech Platforms Join Ad Council, White House, HHS and CDC to Address COVID-19 Crisis

Digital and Technology Platforms Create Pro Bono Content, Donate Ad Space to Help Share Critical and Urgent COVID-19 Messaging In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Ad Council, White House, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced that they are partnering with leading digital and technology platforms, including Amazon, Apple, Facebook, Google, SiriusXM and Pandora, Pinterest, Snapchat, TikTok, Twitter and Verizon Media, among others, to extend…

Pluma Adds Industry Veteran Kathy Ryan as VP, Head of Global Coaching Operations

Pluma, the world’s first customizable platform to offer scalable, digital 1:1 and group coaching with highly experienced executive-quality coaches,  announced the addition of Kathy Ryan as VP, Head of Global Coaching Operations. Ryan joins the company as part of Pluma’s expansion to manage the coach experience end-to-end, through frequent collaboration and interaction with business development, account management and customer success teams. Drawing on more than 25 years in coaching and consulting diverse leaders, Ryan…

Kimaldi and Elyctis Reinforce Their Partnership to Tackle New Markets in Spain and Other Geographies

Elyctis is happy to announce it has reinforced its partnership with Kimaldi, a specialist in automated identification products to expand its presence on markets in Spain, Portugal, Russia, Germany and Latin America Headquartered in Barcelona, Spain, Kimaldi has been developing and marketing products dedicated to identification for more than 20 years. The company has built a significant expertise in the identity technologies and markets thanks to a strong presence in the fields of biometric systems, RFID systems, access…