GroupM Taps SpotX as Primary Programmatic Partner for Digital Video and OTT

Leading global SSP will also develop specific programmatic solutions to help GroupM clients achieve maximum ROI for video advertising SpotX, the leading global video advertising platform, today announced it has signed a strategic agreement with GroupM, the media investment group of WPP, to serve as the primary partner for all programmatic digital video and over-the-top (OTT) inventory. The partnership is being debuted in the US with the intention to scale it globally into other markets. As part of the agreement, SpotX will…

Despite Global Pandemic, Digital Video Ad Spend Remains Relatively Stable YoY, According to IAB Report

Connected TV Shows Tremendous Resilience During Pandemic and Takes Share from Traditional TV Budgets 2020 has been one of the most challenging years for the advertising sector since the Great Recession of 2008. However, among all the paused and cancelled campaigns, digital video remains a bright spot, according to "IAB U.S. 2020 Digital Video Advertising Spend Report: Putting COVID in Context" released at IAB NewFronts. Connected TV (CTV) is largely responsible for the sector's resilience and was least impacted by…

OpenSlate Launches Universal SlateScore Metric for Digital Video

Industry Standard Metric Redesigned to Deliver Marketers a Consistent Lens on Content Quality Across All Online Video OpenSlate, the leading provider of content ratings across the world’s largest digital platforms, announced the launch of a new universal SlateScore for digital video content. The re-engineered SlateScore is applied across nearly 4MM channels and pages on YouTube and Facebook and is designed for use across the open web. The content quality standard, which has been in place since OpenSlate launched in 2012,…

Viewbix Partners with Doctorpedia to Enable Accelerated Patient Journey Through Digital Video

Trailblazer in Data-Driven Video Engagement Strategy Enhances Digital Video Content for Improved Business Performance for Leading Health Media Network Viewbix Inc., a leading provider of state-of-the-art video analytics and engagement platforms used by prominent brands, agencies and networks around the world, announced it has partnered with Doctorpedia, a health media network of condition-specific medical websites delivering credible and engaging video and written content powered by real doctors. Doctorpedia is working with…

VidMob Partners With Meredith Corporation’s REAL SIMPLE To Produce & Distribute Original Digital Video Campaign To Benefit NYC…

First-Ever Collaboration Between Creative Tech Platform & Iconic Publishing Brand Will Raise Awareness and Drive Donations for Nonprofit's Holiday Gift Drive VidMob, a first-of-its-kind full stack creative technology platform, announced its first-ever partnership between its non-profit arm VidMob Gives and Meredith Corporation's REAL SIMPLE, to launch a digital video campaign on behalf of Win, the largest provider of shelter and safe, supportive housing for families in New York City. The campaign—donated in full by…

Bloomberg Media Rebrands TicToc to QuickTake by Bloomberg; Creates Expanded Digital Video Studio in Preparation for OTT Launch

Global Video News Network for the Next Generation to Deliver More Robust Digital Video Offering Tailored for Social and Streaming Bloomberg Media announced that it is rebranding TicToc, its social video news network, to QuickTake by Bloomberg. This is a key step for the brand as it evolves into a premium global news network that seamlessly connects the world of social and streaming. In preparation for the launch of a streaming news channel in 2020, QuickTake by Bloomberg will merge with Bloomberg's existing digital video…

Dealer.com and Cartender Introduce New Digital Video Advertising Services to Dealers

Dealer.com, a Cox Automotive brand, recently teamed up with Cartender, a provider of digital marketing technology, to announce a new opportunity for dealers to leverage video advertising to more effectively communicate and engage their car shoppers. With the growing shift away from television toward smartphones and tablets, Dealer.com and Cartender deliver high quality video advertisements to an engaged audience at scale for dealers across these digital platforms. Video advertising is a consistently undervalued channel,…

TVSquared Partners with Extreme Reach for Multi-Touch Attribution Across All Digital Video Platforms

 Partnership Provides Scale and Precision for Impression-Based Attribution Across OTT Advertising TVSquared, the global leader in TV attribution, announced its partnership with Extreme Reach (ER) to enable advertisers to measure the performance of all impressions served across every ad-supported OTT streaming service. The TVSquared and Extreme Reach integration tags every single ad, delivering massive simplification for advertisers, while giving them the ability to track performance at scale across all digital TV content.…

IAB Identifies Audience Motivations & Mindsets as Signals Required to Better Inform Targeting Strategies for Digital Video

IAB Identifies Audience Motivations & Mindsets as Signals Required to Better Inform Targeting Strategies for Digital Video Delving into how consumers watch digital video—beyond dayparts, demos and/or perceived personas—IAB released research that highlights how consumers motivations and mindsets inform their receptivity to advertising. The study presented at the 2019 IAB Digital Content NewFronts, entitled "A Day in the Life of Video Viewers," shows that consumers watch video on different screens throughout the day—and…

Mirriad Adds Niteen Crawford-Prajapati as Chief Technology Officer to Accelerate AI-Powered Platform for the Linear TV and Digital Video…

Platform Has Reinvented the Way Brands Place Ads Within Linear TV and Digital Video Computer vision and AI-powered platform company Mirriad announced the appointment of global solutions architect and product developer Niteen Crawford-Prajapati, as Chief Technology Officer. Prajapati will be accelerating Mirriad’s cloud strategy for vast integrations with global broadcasters and the digital video ecosystem, allowing for seamless ad insertions in linear and digital content at scale. With over ten years of experience in the…

FreeWheel Research Finds Line Between Linear TV and Premium Digital Video is Increasingly Disappearing

In 2018, Ad Views Delivered via Connected Tvs Grew 53% and Live Content Ad Views Rose 86%, Demonstrating This Convergence Trend, Report Finds FreeWheel, A Comcast Company, announces the launch of its fourth quarter VMR. Formerly known as the Video Monetization Report (VMR), this signature research report that is published four times a year will now be known as the Video Marketplace Report beginning with this installment. “using this device to watch whatever they want in the comfort of their living rooms” The new name…

DoubleVerify Acquires Digital Video Technology Company, Zentrick

DoubleVerify, the leading independent provider of marketing measurement software and analytics, announced that it has acquired Zentrick, a digital video technology company that provides middleware solutions to drive the seamless execution and performance of online video advertising for the world’s largest brands, platforms and publishers. The Zentrick engineering teams will continue to operate from offices in Ghent, Belgium. The transaction was completed as an all cash, all stock offer on February 15, 2019. Video…

New Exponential – Powered Digital Video Product Integrates Content from Motor Trend Group, Increases User Interaction with Mazda…

Mazda Is the First Advertiser to Use Exponential’s Video-Driven Experience (VDX) Content Amplifier, Which Delivers High Engagement and Favorable Brand Perception During Digital Promotion for Mazda CX-5 Exponential Interactive, one of the largest digital advertising companies reaching more than 700 million users monthly, today announced the results from its Garage Team Mazda video campaign to increase brand awareness for the Mazda CX-5. The campaign eclipsed engagement benchmarks, delivering more than double…

Now Playing on an Uber Near You: Digital Video

Consumers have some basic expectations for their advertising. They expect TV ads to run 30 seconds or so, print ads to feature provocative headlines and direct response ads to try to direct us to do something. We also expect outdoor ads not to move, but that’s changing. Digital out-of-home (DOOH) advertising is expected to be a $4.5 billion market in the U.S. next year, up from $1.2 billion in 2016. Such ads -- often featuring video or animation -- are also showing up in new places. We now see video ads on Uber and Lyft…

Telaria Integrates Nielsen DAR to Accelerate TV-Like Buying in Digital Video

Telaria Inc. , the complete software platform to manage video advertising for premium publishers,  announced it has integrated Nielsen’s Digital Ad Ratings (DAR) to activate comprehensive, next-day views of digital audience performance in the platform, offering TV-comparable industry standards for digital video inventory. Nielsen’s DAR provides advertisers, media agencies and publishers with audience metrics comparable to TV, including age and gender demographics, unique audience, reach, frequency and gross rating points…

SimpleReach Launches First All-in-One Digital Video Measurement Platform

Leader in Branded Content Data Now Enables Brands to Track Owned, Publisher Partner, and Influencer Video Performance Across All Digital Platforms SimpleReach, the leading content data cloud, announced today the public release of its all-in-one video measurement platform that enables brands to seamlessly track owned, publisher partner, and influencer video performance across an increasingly complex digital video landscape. All marketers can now utilize the SimpleReach video measurement platform as their "mission control"…

SpotX Doubles Down on Digital Video Advertising Safety, Granted Renewal on All Trustworthy Accountability Group (TAG) Certifications

Video Advertising And Monetization Platform Strengthens Its Leadership Role In Brand Safety SpotX, the leading video advertising and monetization platform, announced that it has been granted certification renewal by the Trustworthy Accountability Group (TAG) for all official seals including the Certified Against Fraud Seal, Certified Against Malware Seal, the Certified Against Piracy Seal, and the Certified Inventory Quality Guidelines (IQG) Seal. TAG is a first-of-its-kind cross-industry accountability program…

Unleashing Digital Video’s Potential for One-to-One Marketing

The trend in eyeballs migrating away from the traditional TV and toward video isn’t going away anytime soon. As consumers spend more time viewing digital video across their devices, forecasts indicate 82% of internet traffic will be video-based by 2021. However, many marketers have been slow to make video a larger piece of their omnichannel strategies. That’s not to say marketers aren’t taking video seriously – they know and understand its growing role in consumers’ lives – but they often lack the sophisticated data and…

VideoElephant TV Launches More Free Digital Channels

VideoElephant TV, a free OTT streaming service that provides viewers access to short-form video content from over 200 award-winning global news, entertainment, sports, and lifestyle partners, announced the addition of more than 15 new digital channels. These digital channels of premium content have been added to the service featuring videos from some of the world's leading media brands. In addition, it has expanded content in multiple languages and from providers from around the world. VideoElephant TV's award-winning…

Extreme Reach Recruits Digital Asset Management Expert to Enhance the Expansion of AdBridge, the Company’s Video-First Creative Asset…

With 20+ years of experience, including roles at Interwoven, Oracle and OpenText, Michael Snow joins ER as Director, Product Marketing, Creative Asset Management Extreme Reach (ER), the complete asset management solution for TV and video ads, announced that Michael Snow has joined the company as Director of Product Marketing to enhance product development, sales and marketing for ER's cloud platform, AdBridge, with a specific focus on creative asset management. Snow brings to the newly-created role a wealth of knowledge…