Weborama’s Parent Company Tops Amazon’s Bid to Acquire Sizmek Ad Server and DCO

Weborama’s parent company Ycor has decided to top Amazon’s bid for Sizmek Ad Server and DCO, with the vision of building the independent alternative the advertising industry needs. On March 29, 2019, Sizmek – the second largest Ad Server globally, far outweighed by Google’s Ad Manager division – filed for US Chapter 11 protection. Multiple companies have expressed interest in acquiring the Ad Serving part of the company. On May 31, 2019, Amazon announced it signed an agreement to acquire Sizmek Ad Server and Sizmek DCO.…

Zeta Global Closes Acquisition of Sizmek’s Data and Programmatic Platform, Combining Superior Data with World’s Best AI

The Deal Signifies a New Monetization Pipeline for the Company and a Superior DSP Coming to Market Zeta Global, a data-driven marketing technology company that helps brands acquire more customers, retain them longer and grow their value, announced that it has closed the acquisition of certain assets from online advertising technology company Sizmek. Zeta Global's acquisition of Sizmek assets is impactful to the current programmatic marketplace because the resulting Zeta DSP will mark the first time that data of this…

Sizmek Advertising Suite Receives MRC Accreditation

SAS Platform is Now an MRC-Accredited Ad Server Sizmek, the world's largest independent buy-side advertising platform delivering impressions that inspire today announced that the company has received accreditation from the Media Rating Council (MRC) for the Sizmek Advertising Suite (SAS), the company's new ad server. This accreditation covers impressions across display, video, mobile web and mobile in-app, for viewability across display, plus unique desktop. Many of Sizmek's customers have successfully upgraded to…

Agencies and Brands Upgrade to Sizmek Advertising Suite for Increased Efficiency, Speed, and Control

Sizmek, the world's largest independent buy-side advertising platform delivering impressions that inspire, announced that over 30% of its customers have successfully upgraded to the newly evolved, next-generation Sizmek Advertising Suite (SAS), with the remaining upgrades scheduled over the next few months. Designed for efficiency, speed, and control, the new platform streamlines workloads, eliminates busywork, and refocuses time on getting results for clients. What might involve a hundred clicks on another platform takes…

Peer39 by Sizmek Unveils AI-driven Pre-bid and Post-buy Reporting, Advances Fraud Detection and Filtration

Brand safety solution provider now detects Sophisticated Invalid Traffic, providing marketers with protection for their brand's equity and investment across all inventory types/media channels Sizmek, the largest independent buy-side platform in the world, today announced the industry's first multichannel AI-driven fraud detection and filtration solution that uniquely identifies bots and other invalid traffic threats. Combined with Sizmek's existing data enablement, creative optimization and media execution capabilities,…

Sizmek Unveils Solution for Advanced TV

Marketers Empowered with AI-Driven Insights Across Linear, Addressable, and Connected TV Sizmek, the world’s largest independent buy-side advertising platform delivering impressions that inspire, announced the launch of a new Advanced TV initiative with plans to roll-out a fully integrated solution across linear, addressable, and connected TV later this year. Today, Sizmek is already a one-stop-shop for linear, addressable and connected TV inventory. Soon, advertisers and media agencies will be able to apply AI-driven…

AUDIENCEX and Sizmek Partnership Empowers Mid-Market Advertisers in North America with Enterprise-Class Marketing Technology

Marketers Can Now Build Sustainable, Brand-Safe Omnichannel Campaigns on Their Own AUDIENCEX, a leading provider of end-to-end digital marketing solutions for mid-market businesses,  announced an exclusive partnership with Sizmek, the world’s largest independent buy-side advertising platform delivering impressions that inspire. Under the terms of the partnership, AUDIENCEX becomes the only official Sizmek-certified mid-market reseller of the company’s buy-side advertising platform in the United States. For the past five…

Sizmek DSP Brings in Contemporary AI/Machine Learning Technology for Better Programmatic Control and Efficiency

AI-Enabled Sizmek DSP Provides Agencies and Brands with Improved Insights and Total Transparency to Optimize Campaigns in Real-Time Today, Sizmek has announced a completely overhauled industry-leading DSP. The new DSP presents an evolved user experience, providing clients with new screens and workflows for added transparency, control, and efficiency when managing budgets and programmatic spend. These enhancements ensure agencies have greater insight into their advertising campaigns, enabling them to identify and optimize…

Interview with Nikos Acuña, Chief Visionary, Sizmek

"Ideal customers can be defined not just by those who purchase the most, but if they have the potential of becoming brand advocates." Tell us about your role at Sizmek and how you got here. What inspired to be a part of an adtech platform? I’m Sizmek’s chief visionary, a role in which I serve as lead evangelist and spokesperson for the company. In addition to helping agencies and brands develop innovative strategies to impact their business, I am also our resident futurist. My journey took me from broadcast media to…

PubMatic Announces Global Supply Path Optimization Partnership With Sizmek

Global Supply Path Optimization Partnership to Provide Agencies and Advertisers with Transparent Access to Premium Inventory PubMatic, the publisher-focused sell-side platform (SSP), announced a global supply path optimization (SPO) partnership with Sizmek, the largest independent buy-side advertising platform. Sizmek now includes PubMatic in its network of preferred publisher platforms, helping consolidate programmatic ad spend in order to provide agencies and advertisers with more transparent access to premium inventory…

Sizmek Fortifies Transparency and Brand Safety Standards for Better AI-Enabled Ad Performance

Latest Move Reinforces Sizmek's On-Going Commitment to Empower Agencies and Advertisers With Greater Transparency, Control, and Superior Ad Performance Leading DSP provider, Sizmek has announced it will now offer full transparency across its AI-enabled platform. The decision is designed to empower and differentiate agencies and advertisers with increased visibility, control and performance over their media planning and buying. Currently, Sizmek is ranked as a leading independent buy-side advertising platform delivering…

TechBytes with Dr. Mark Grether, CEO, Sizmek

Dr. Mark Grether CEO, Sizmek Dmexco 2017 witnessed a confluence of digital professionals, marketing leaders, and data science experts from all over the world. The message at the event was clear:  Explore new opportunities within the realm of advertising and focus on transparency independently. Following Sizmeks’ recent acquisition of Rocket Fuel, the programmatic landscape now boasts of a formidable force that delivers a unified integrated, full-funnel solution for agencies and their brands. Sizmek customers can now…

Elite Veteran Ad Tech Advisor and Investor Dr. Mark Grether Appointed as Sizmek’s Executive Chairman

Sizmek, the leading Open Ad Management firm for programmatic, announced the appointment of Dr. Mark Grether as its Executive Chairman. Dr. Grether is replacing outgoing President and CEO Neil Nguyen, who will be staying through April-end to see the smooth transition of power at Sizmek. The latest transfer of power at the top management comes barely a week after Sizmek announced the launch of Data Hub, a data-centralizing ad tech ecosystem offered with its Programmatic Creative solution. Dr. Mark Grether introduced himself…

Sizmek Announces Centralized DMP Integration to Enrich Programmatic Ad Inventories

Sizmek, an Open Ad Management tech firm, has announced the launch of a data-centralizing ecosystem – Data Hub, enabling advertisers to streamline audience data. Sizmek’s Data Hub will be offered with its Programmatic Creative solution. The new integration is designed to pull targeted audience segments from integrated DMPs, enriching programmatic ad inventories based on optimized campaign performance. With Data Hub, Sizmek is taking a leap in integrating DMP-based audience segmentation and ad history analytics. The…

EU-based Social AdTech Firm Smartly.io Scoops $222 Million in Latest Funding Led by Providence Equity Partners

Today, Scandinavian social media advertising company Smartly.io announced that it has raised $222 million in a major funding round led by Providence Equity Partners (“Providence”), a leading American private equity firm. Providence currently specializes in media, communications, education and information industries. In an official blog, Smartly.io's Founder and CEO, Kristo Ovaska stated that the new funding will be channelized to fuel strategic growth in new markets through acquisitions and organic investments in Europe.…

What’s Happening with AdTech Today: Thoughts of the CEO Who Spent Ten Years in the Industry

Ten years ago, I debuted as the CEO of an ad server. At that time, my Epom team broke into the AdTech industry with a technology that allowed advertisers, publishers, and ad networks to make revenue with online ads. Lots of things have changed since then. I still remember the early 2010s as the heydey of ad networks, affiliate agencies, and delayed analytics. I was lucky to witness the rise of native ads and the birth of the first demand-side platforms. Then the ubiquitous obsession with app monetization arose. AdTech was…

Server-Side Platforms (SSPs) Take Note: 5 Things That Matter to Site Owners

As programmatic advertising spent keeps increasing, and the digital landscape gets more complex, one thing remains the same: Publishers need to strike a delicate balance between earning ad revenue and maintaining a positive user experience. Enter Server-Side Platforms or SSPs: It’s their role to help publishers manage the dynamic programmatic buying process while keeping their readers happy. Over the years, Server-Side Platforms have expanded their functions and responsibilities. Today, many SSPs include ad-exchange…

Flashtalking Continues to Lead as a Top Independent Primary Ad Server

Flashtalking, the leading global independent primary ad server and analytics technology company, announced over a dozen new primary ad serving wins -- including McDonald’s and Shutterfly -- as the company continues to build its global leadership. The flurry of wins takes hold following a strong 1H 2019 in which the company deepened its partnership with Adobe Advertising Cloud, among other integrations, sealing its reputation as the only credible global primary ad serving alternative for sophisticated marketers and their…

MarTech Interview with Reeve Benaron, Executive Chairman and CEO at AUDIENCEX

"Thanks to advancement in AI, the aspiration of delivering the right message to the right person at the right time is becoming a reality." Tell us about your role and journey into technology. What inspired you to start AudienceX? I’ve always been an entrepreneur, and so I have a keen appreciation for the challenges facing burgeoning brands. More often than not, challengers simply don’t have access to the same tools and capabilities as the established brands they’re looking to disrupt. That’s why we formed AUDIENCEX with…

TechBytes with Devon DeBlasio, Senior Product Marketing Manager at Neustar

Tell us about your role and the team/technology you handle at Neustar. I am a Product Marketing Director at Neustar. Neustar is a trusted, neutral provider of real-time information services and the leader in Marketing Intelligence, Customer Identity Resolution and Unified Measurement for Fortune 500 brands. Identity is our enterprise heritage: We’ve grown up an Identity company. We power 85% of the U.S. Caller ID. We handle global DNS as well as risk and fraud prevention. We support 10 out of the 10 largest U.S. banks, 5…