A New Decade Dawns – The Shaping of the Advertising Ecosystem

If you must look back at the past to see the future, 2019 will certainly help advertisers shape their future strategies. Privacy regulations, 5G, and new channels are all changes that will have a bearing on the shape of the advertising ecosystem as we move into a new decade. But looking back over the last 10 years, the digital industry has already made some immense changes – let’s see what we can look forward to in 2020 and beyond. Privacy – It’s Time to Lighten the Load The new year kicked off with the California Consumer…

Teikametrics Appoints Srini Guddanti to Accelerate Growth in Amazon Advertising Ecosystem

Teikametrics, the Retail Optimization Platform (ROP) that helps brands and sellers accelerate profitable sales growth on Amazon, announced that it has hired Srini Guddanti, a veteran Amazon executive who helped grow the retail site’s digital advertising operations into a $10+ billion business, as its new chief product officer (CPO). Throughout his 14-year tenure at Amazon, Guddanti held leadership roles across every crucial function of the company’s ecommerce ecosystem, from retail finance, to Amazon Prime, to Fulfillment…

Connected TV is Transforming the Digital Advertising Ecosystem: Extreme Reach’s Latest Video Benchmarks Report Shows 49% of Video Ad…

Impact of CTV's Surging Popularity Includes Highest-Ever Completion Rate and Longer Ad Length With impressions increasing nearly 60 percent year over year, connected TV (CTV) advertising now accounts for nearly half of impressions served, reveals the latest Video Benchmark Report from Extreme Reach (ER), the complete creative asset management solution for the ad industry. Based on Q1 2019 performance metrics from the company's platform, AdBridge, and specifically its proprietary video ad server, the report highlights the…

Connected TV is Transforming the Digital Advertising Ecosystem: ExtremLatest Video Benchmarks Report Shows 49% of Video Ad Impressions Going…

Impact of CTV's surging popularity includes highest-ever completion rate and longer ad length With impressions increasing nearly 60 percent year over year, connected TV (CTV) advertising now accounts for nearly half of impressions served, reveals the latest Video Benchmark Report from Extreme Reach (ER), the complete creative asset management solution for the ad industry. Based on Q1 2019 performance metrics from the company's platform, AdBridgeTM, and specifically its proprietary video ad server, the report highlights the…

DAD Aiming at Redefining Digital Advertising Through Distributed Trust Advertising Ecosystem

The word "advertisement" came from the Latin word "advertere," which means "attention, inducement and transmission," and the word evolved later into advertising. The connotation of the word is to "make someone notice something" or to "notify people of something to cause others` attention." DAD, a new generation of distributed trust advertising ecosystem, is now trying shape the future of advertising. As advertisements now seem to appear nearly everywhere all along the way from home to the workplaces and in buses, subways,…

GDPR Will Drive A Coach And Horses Through The Online Advertising Ecosystem

Smartology Explores Digital Advertising Industry Trends For 2018 GDPR, advertiser-agency relationships, YouTube and programmatic native trading will all be in the spotlight in 2018 believes Smartology.  The contextual digital advertising company has the following insight for the year ahead: GDPR will change how companies sell to users GDPR will drive a coach and horses through the online marketing and advertising ecosystem, which has been too dependent on third party cookie based tracking to date. Effectively it…

Papyrus, A Blockchain-Supported Online Advertising Ecosystem, Launches in the US

The New Scalable Model for Transparency, Fraud Protection and Fair Play by Papyrus Will Optimize Digital Ad Spend and Save the Industry up to $110B Annually Papyrus, a decentralized ecosystem for advertisers, publishers, developers, and users supported by Ethereum blockchain and smart contracts, announced its launch in the US. The project, funded so far by private investors for $1 million, was first conceptualized in January 2017 and aims to develop a revolutionary digital advertising platform using a constellation of…

An Automated Supply-Side Platform Ecosystem: The Future of Local TV Advertising

Despite the rise of digital advertising, local TV remains one of the most powerful mediums for reaching mass audiences. According to BIA/Kelsey, US local television advertising revenue is expected to hit $20.8 billion this year. At the heart of this robust marketplace, is a series of technological advancements revolutionizing the way local TV advertisements are bought and sold. Powered by automated inventory transactions and the growth of supply-side platforms (SSPs), the future of local linear TV advertising is as powerful…

In-Game Advertising 101

The Evolution of Advertising in Video Gaming Marketers are always looking for new ways to engage with audiences and each new medium has brought with it new opportunities for advertisers. Product placement has long existed in Hollywood movies but was rarely seen in gaming. As an entertainment channel, video games have existed for a long time on PCs, and later on consoles, and some of them pioneered in-game advertising. But one of the reasons advertisers held back from active product placement in games was the lack of…

NCTC And Imagine Team To Expand Ad Ecosystems For North American Cable Operators

Strike next-gen ad insertion agreement to simplify the deployment of advanced ad delivery capabilities via new AdKey service Imagine Communications, which provides open, end-to-end advertising technology solutions for broadcasters, content owners, MVPDs and vMVPDs, announced an agreement with the National Cable Television Cooperative (NCTC) to power AdKey, a cloud-based, platform-agnostic service that supports ad insertion on all IP-based video streams. The deal will initially see the deployment of cloud-based ad…

4 Most Common Myths of In-Game Advertising Debunked

Marketers are always looking for new opportunities to tap into pop culture and gain access to significant audience volumes. Digital Advertising is set to cross a major milestone in the world of advertising as it is expected this year to overtake spending on traditional ads. Yet, gaming remains the biggest untapped market, with a potential audience of 2.4 billion gamers around the world. The last couple of years has seen an unprecedented rise in the market size of video gaming and esports. Consider this: the video gaming…

Adjust Launches Pioneering Automation Technology to Fundamentally Simplify Mobile Advertising Processes and Foster Creativity

With marketers citing repetitive workflows as a top pain point, Adjust's new Control Center automates campaign management, empowering them to focus on creativity, strategy and pushing boundaries Adjust, the industry leader in mobile measurement, fraud prevention and cybersecurity, today announced the launch of its pioneering new product, Control Center, which will be part of the Adjust Automate suite. With its release, Adjust aims to dramatically simplify the process of mobile advertising management for today's marketers.…

AdTech Roundup: Top Things in Advertising Technology

Today’s Daily AdTech Round-up covers latest in Native and Programmatic Advertising, Technology, TV Advertising, Audience Data announcements from Tapad, CuriosityStream, Rakuten, Yelp, and AdQuick.com. Tapad Partners With Gimbal To Enhance Cross-Device Capabilities Within Gimbal’s Advertising Platform Tapad, a global leader in digital identity resolution, announced their partnership with Gimbal, a leader of location-powered marketing and advertising solutions. Gimbal now leverages Tapad’s global, privacy-safe digital…

AdQuick.com Raises $6 Million in Series-A Funding to Build the Operating System of Out of Home (OOH) Advertising

Led by existing investor Initialized Capital, AdQuick will use funds to accelerate product development and hiring in its Los Angeles HQ to make OOH easy for everyone AdQuick.com, the Out of Home (OOH) advertising software company, today announced the close of a $6 million series-A funding round, bringing total funding to $9.4M. The round was led by existing investor Initialized Capital with participation from WndrCo, Shrug Capital, The Todd & Rahul Angel Fund and Michael Kassan's MediaLink. This new investment will fuel…

For Political Advertising, the Medium Is the Message

The tech industry caught fire following the announcement by Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey that the social platform was banning all political ads, thereby upping the pressure on Google and Facebook to present its solution for curbing fraudulent and potentially harmful messaging within political advertising. Google responded by limiting the precision of targeted political messages; Facebook is said to be weighing similar moves. The buzz around this unusual move—one in which a major ad platform seemed to put the public’s…

Rakuten Launches Rakuten Advertising as a Premier Destination for Brands to Discover Customers and Engage Audiences

Rakuten's latest move unifies its global media portfolio with its award-winning performance marketing technology and digital commerce data For the first time, brands, advertisers and agencies can now harness Rakuten's far-reaching media properties, consumer insights and award-winning performance marketing ecosystem with today's launch of Rakuten Advertising. "Advertisers know their customers, but discovering new ones and building enduring connections with them is increasingly difficult in today's competitive consumer…

Is In-Game Advertising the Next Big Thing in AdTech?

Back in 2008, Barack Obama (then Senator) achieved a sort of firsts when his presidential campaign ads appeared in the popular EA game Burnout Paradise on Xbox 360. A billboard message inside the game encouraged players to register to vote. Obama realized back then what many brands are taking note of today: young audiences of 18 to 34-year-olds — which represent the core gamer group — are getting harder to reach via traditional advertising mediums such as television, and are instead spending a considerable amount of time…

Dailymotion Partners with White Ops to Enable 100% Human Verification of Programmatic Advertising Interactions on their Video Platform

With White Ops Advertising Integrity solution blocking sophisticated bots, invalid traffic and fraudulent impressions in programmatic advertising, Dailymotion deepens focus on the trusted advertising ecosystem Dailymotion, a Vivendi-owned video platform dedicated to creating a trusted home for premium video content that matters, and White Ops, the global leader in sophisticated bot mitigation, announced an enhanced partnership that will protect Dailymotion’s programmatic advertising on its global video platform from…

Blockchain Solutions Providers Aqilliz and Lucidity Partner to Bring Greater Authenticity to the Advertising Sector

By building on leading blockchain platform Zilliqa, the product will be backed by enterprise-grade security and scalability standards Aqilliz, a blockchain solutions provider for the digital marketing ecosystem, and Lucidity, a leading blockchain-enabled digital advertising verification platform, together announced a global collaboration that looks to bring greater authenticity to the US$333.25 billion digital advertising sector. The product will integrate Lucidity’s existing technology with Zilliqa’s high-security, high…

The Rise of Data as King in Advertising: How Marketing KPIs and Metrics Are Helping Brands Enhance Their Consumer Interactions

It’s been 25 years since the birth of digital advertising when a US telecom behemoth took out the now-iconic “You Will” banner ad on HotWired.com. The campaign’s enormous success triggered a revolution in the advertisement industry, changing the way brands communicate with their audiences. But with the popularity of any medium comes the over-saturation of the same. Back in 1994, AT&T’s simple advertisement registered click-through rates as high as 70%, an outstanding achievement compared to the current situation where…