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Venatus Expands In-Game Advertising Offering With Frameplay

Venatus, the advertising technology platform focused on gaming and entertainment, has announced a global partnership with Frameplay.gg. The partnership will see Venatus monetize Frameplay’s in-game advertising placements, reaching millions of gamers worldwide. Frameplay, headquartered in San Francisco, enables game developers to easily place advertising within video game environments without interfering with, or degrading, the gameplay performance or experience. Commenting on the partnership, Jonathon Troughton, CEO,…

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…

AudioMob and Targetspot Combine to Revolutionise In-Game Advertising

Online, in-app gaming is an estimated $65billion (£51billion) industry with huge, highly engaged audiences ranging across all age groups, gender and geos. Gaming has never been more popular than in the current moment with 45% more time now devoted to the medium since the Covid-19 crisis. Yet in-app advertising, which forms a significant portion of this revenue, has always posed a challenge for both publisher and advertiser, where traditional video and display advertising can be disruptive to the gaming experience. This can…

MG Motor UK Makes Play for In-Game Advertising in DiRT Rally 2.0, in Collaboration With Bidstack, Codemasters and tmwi

MG Motor UK has become the first automotive manufacturer to champion in-game advertising in real-time. Working with leading native in-game advertising provider Bidstack and digital marketing and media agency, tmwi has allowed MG to feature in Codemaster’s iconic DiRT Rally 2.0. The move has helped the fast-growing UK automotive manufacturer to evolve its marketing strategy to increase brand awareness among a younger demographic and reach an untapped audience. The gaming industry has a huge audience and is currently valued…

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…

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…

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…

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…

In-Game Advertising Extends beyond Casual Games as Developer Confidence Grows, Finds DeltaDNA Study

Developers Using More Ad Formats and Showing More Ads per Session as Confidence Grows and Revenues Rise The fifth annual In-Game Advertising Study, released by deep-data analytics and player management company, deltaDNA, finds that 94% of Free-to-Play (F2P) games now feature some form of in-game advertising (up from 87% in 2018). While the number of developers making between 40-100% of their revenue from ads has increased by 21% year on year. The study, which is based on the experiences and opinions of hundreds of game…

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…

Mobile In-Game Advertising

More Game Developers Turn to Advertising With gaming shifting to mobile, developers are looking to monetize their games through advertising, and advertisers are realizing that mobile games attract players from nearly all demographics. How big is the market for mobile in-game advertising? We estimate that the US market for in-game advertising on all devices will exceed $3 billion this year, with mobile comprising the majority. Ad spend in all games grew 16% in 2019 and will continue to grow by double-digit rates…

In-Game Advertising Matures to Become Viable Alternative to In-App Purchases, Finds deltaDNA Study

Higher Demand for Ad Network Transparency and Campaign Data Sees Developers Remaining Loyal to Those Networks That Deliver After years of uncertain experimentation, Free-to-Play (F2P) game developers are starting to view ads as a genuine alternative to In-App Purchases (IAPs) rather than just an additional revenue bonus. In the last twelve months, the number of games owing at least 40% of total revenues to ads has increased by 15%, while the number of games generating 81 – 100% of their revenue from ads has leapt by a…

Adverty Invents and Launches New In-Game Brand Advertising Format With Seamless In-Menu Ads

Adverty AB (publ) has invented and launched a new in-game brand advertising format called In-Menu, which enables contextually relevant IAB display banner ads on menu screens in between gameplay. The new ad unit, along with Adverty's In-Play format, completes a product suite of seamless in-game ad solutions that combine both brand awareness and performance-based advertising. Adverty, the leading in-game platform for advertisers, agencies, and game developers, today invites a new category of advertisers into the world of…

AudioMob and Big Brother Team Up with Audio Advertising World First

Big Brother’s new reality multiplayer mobile game first to offer audio advertising with pass on listenership For the first time audio advertising has been designed into the gameplay experience in globally popular reality format AudioMob, the pioneer of audio advertising in mobile games and one of Google’s most exciting startups, has teamed up with Banijay’s award winning game studio 9th Impact, to put audio advertising at the heart of its Big Brother MMO mobile game which is launched, thrilling gamers and fans worldwide.…

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 Nielsen, Broadbean Technology, Vistar Media, Anzu.io, and Integral Ad Science. Nielsen Supercharges Ad Intelligence Platform With Richer Advertising Spend Data Nielsen announced that it is augmenting the U.S. digital capabilities of Nielsen Ad Intel, a market-leading advertising intelligence solution. As part of the enhancements, Ad Intel is expanding its digital footprint by…

Anzu and Axis Games’ Expanded Partnership Brings Programmatic In-game Ads to Esports League in Industry First

Anzu.io, the world-leading provider of in-game advertising solutions, announced the expansion of its exclusive partnership with Axis Games, the developers of the popular game Axis Football and the newly formed Axis Football Esports League. Under the new deal, Anzu's platform will enable programmatically delivered, blended in-game ads to be shown during a live esports tournament. This partnership is groundbreaking for the gaming industry; it represents the first time in history that advertisers will have the opportunity to…

CAYIN Technology Presents Facial Detection Solution for Smarter Advertising

In the era of information explosion, people are bombarded by a variety of promotional messages and ignore them most of the time. This phenomenon indicates that what is provided in front of the customers is considered irrelevant and useless content, leading to no customer engagement or any buying motives. Therefore, the relevance of advertising content in the moment of a customer’s need is more important and powerful than ever. CAYIN Technology, a key player in the digital signage industry, brings an innovative solution of…

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 CommerceIQ, Spirable, Adverty, ViralGains and Amazon. CommerceIQ is Now an Amazon Advertising Partner CommerceIQ, a leader in E-commerce Channel Optimization, announced it is an Amazon Advertising partner and has been listed in the Amazon Advertising find-a-partner directory. The find-a-partner directory helps advertisers connect with managed-service providers directly for planning,…

Adverty Completes Integration With US-Based Digital Advertising Technology Platform Smaato

Adverty AB (publ) has completed the technical integration with US-based Smaato's Digital Advertising Technology Platform, which gives publishers and app developers control over their monetization strategy when delivering ads to mobile apps and games. The partnership enables Smaato's wide range of global buy-side partners and advertisers to access Adverty's new seamless in-game ad inventory at scale. Marketing Technology News: NAB Show Launches NAB Amplify, Serving Global Media and Entertainment Community Adverty, the…

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 iClick, Tru Optik, Adverty, etailz, and Aqfer. iClick Announces Upgrade Of Advertising Campaign Management Tool -IActivate iClick Interactive Asia Group Limited, an independent online marketing and enterprise data solutions provider in China launched an upgrade of its ultimate advertising campaign management tool, iActivate. Tru Optik Launches Self-Service Data Marketplace to Power…