Fiksu DSP Launches BidMind, a CTV Advertising Platform

Fiksu, a renowned, cross-environment programmatic platform, announces the launch of BidMind, a self-serve platform for marketing on CTV. For over a decade, Fiksu has been uniting the industry's largest proprietary datasets with powerful optimization and segmentation tools helping performance-driven marketers target specific audiences more likely to engage with their product on mobile or the web. BidMind represents an evolution of these algorithms applied in the CTV environment. Marketing Technology News: Signavio Selects…

SpotX Brings Comprehensive Measurement and Attribution Suite to CTV Advertising Inventory

SpotX leads among SSPs, collaborating with 11 measurement companies including Comscore, Kantar, and Nielsen SpotX, the leading global video advertising platform, announced the expansion of its comprehensive Measurement and Attribution Suite. The extensive offering provides advertisers the ability to accurately attribute ad spend across video channels including connected TV (CTV) and is the most robust in-market for video. By uncovering valuable audience reach metrics like brand lift, incremental reach and frequency, and…

Simpli.fi Launches Online Attribution for OTT/CTV Advertising

New Capability Enables Advertisers to Measure Online Conversions From OTT/CTV Ads Shown on Televisions and Other Devices Simpli.fi, the leading programmatic platform for addressable, mobile, and OTT/CTV advertising, announced that the company has once again bolstered its OTT/CTV advertising offering with the launch of its new online attribution capability. Advertisers working with Simpli.fi can now directly attribute online browser-based conversions to their OTT/CTV advertising campaigns, including those ads that are served…

Should You Trust SSAI in CTV Advertising?

If you are a savvy marketer (or on your path to becoming one), you’ve probably heard about CTV advertising. Some are excited about it and say this is what you should be putting your money into. Others, however, take CTV ads with the grain of salt. At Fiksu we believe that CTV has enormous potential but at the same time it has technology vulnerabilities that open the door to fraudsters. In this article, we’re going to examine the strengths and weaknesses of SSAI, the most popular technology for serving ads on CTV. SSAI…

Simpli.fi Launches Foot Traffic Attribution for OTT/CTV Advertising

New capability enables advertisers to track lift in in-store visits by households exposed to OTT/CTV ads Simpli.fi, the leading programmatic platform for addressable, mobile, and OTT/CTV advertising, announced that it has enhanced its industry-leading OTT/CTV advertising offering to now include the ability to track lift and in-store visits from households which have been served OTT/CTV ads. Advertisers can now measure the effectiveness of OTT/CTV advertisements delivered on both large and small screens, and attribute…

Simpli.fi Maintains Momentum in OTT/CTV Advertising Landscape with High-Quality Inventory

Growth of Simpli.fi's Programmatic OTT/CTV Business is Driven by Company's Ability to Scale Addressable, Behavioral and Demographically Targeted Campaigns Simpli.fi, the programmatic platform built for the precision and scale of mobile, OTT/CTV and display advertising, announced that it executed over 7,000 OTT/CTV Campaigns for more than 3,300 unique advertisers in the first quarter of 2019. This rapid growth is due to Simpli.fi's differentiated and scalable OTT/CTV offerings, which include addressable, behavioral and…

B2B Advertising on CTV Platforms is 2021’s Gold Rush

It is quite likely that you’ve spent a lot of time online glued to a device over the past year, and that is perfectly understandable. Many of us have turned to technology to cope with the isolation caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, leading us to explore new forms of media as a result. Connected television (TV), which enables smart TVs and other devices to stream digital content, is one media format that has accordingly exploded in popularity. CTV’s captive audience is continuing to grow exponentially as the changes brought…

Tinuiti Doubles Down on Over the Top (OTT) Advertising and Expands Connected TV (CTV) Capabilities to Reflect Changing Consumer Behavior

The innovative performance marketing agency has appointed Jesse Math to enhance a unique native approach to this developing medium Tinuiti, the largest independent performance marketing agency across the triopoly of Google, Facebook and Amazon, expands its OTT practice with the introduction of Tinuiti’s OTT-Native Approach. The agency has hired Jesse Math as vice president of client strategy, planning and platforms—this enhanced approach offers clients access to established one-to-one relationships with publishers and…

$5 Billion by 2020: How OTT, CTV, and Video Formats Build the Future of Advertising

Summarizing experiences and outcomes of conferences that were held last month by IAB ALM and CTV Roundtable, I can pinpoint one overarching idea: programmatic buying is peaking, and it’s no longer bound only to digital media – today, it is represented by television, radio, and out-of-home technologies. A new Winterberry Group study reveals that this year, programmatic ad spending will account for $389.5 billion, which is 7.2% more than in 2019. Programmatic advertising has always been susceptible to tech innovations, but…

Comcast Advertising Appoints James Rooke to Lead Effectv

Rooke Joins from Comcast Advertising’s Freewheel, Where He Most Recently Spearheaded the Company’s Publisher-Focused Technology Business Effectv, the advertising sales division of Comcast Cable, announced that it has appointed James Rooke as the company’s new general manager, effective January 1, 2020. “At Effectv, we’re at the forefront of an exciting and interesting time in the company’s history and future: We’re leading the organization – and industry – into a new era of audience-driven growth, and we sought a leader…

Effectv Introduces Two New Creative Offerings to Bring Added Simplicity and Strategic Cohesiveness to Local TV Advertising

Launch of Mnemonic, a Full-Service Creative Agency, Extends Effectv’s Ability to Offer One-Stop Services for the Buying, Planning and Execution of Media Campaigns Self-Service Creative Through Effectv Ad Planner Opens TV to a New Segment of Clients by Providing High-Quality, Cost-Effective TV Commercials With a Few Clicks of the Mouse Effectv, the advertising sales division of Comcast Cable, announced the launch of Mnemonic, a full-service creative agency for its clients, as well as a self-service creative portal through…

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…

Digital TV Advertising and Analytics Roundtable Series: Latest AdTech Analytics and CTV Trends

TV Advertising is no longer what it used to be a few years ago. Today, it's a dynamic ecosystem bubbling with hot new Digital TV Advertising and Analytics innovations. Next-gen TV advertising companies are completely revolutionizing the whole AdTech landscape. In our recent chats and events, we witnessed TV analytics market climbing new heights and setting unprecedented benchmarks in building a clear, real-time view of the viewer's journey. Continuing our mission to put the latest trends in AdTech and…

PubMatic Extends Fraud-Free Program to CTV

Move Gives Brands Confidence at Scale to Advertise on New Sources of High-Quality Inventory PubMatic, a sell-side platform that delivers superior outcomes for digital advertising, today announced a fraud-free program for premium CTV and OTT inventory. This announcement brings confidence in quality to buyers of omnichannel inventory -- extending PubMatic’s fraud-free program with a money-back guarantee for demand-side partners if fraud is verified on PubMatic’s platform. The program is designed to expand scale and engagement…

Connected TV is the Driving Force in 2020 Digital Video Advertising Spend

Outlook for Digital Video Ad Spend Expected to Outpace Linear TV in 2021 Digital video advertising growth continues, and is expected to represent more than half (56%) of total video spend projected in 2021. Connected TV (CTV) continues to outpace other formats and shows no signs of slowing down, according to IAB's "Video Ad Spend 2020 and Outlook for 2021" report, released at the IAB 2021 NewFronts. CTV saw its highest gains to date in ad spend in 2020: 22% growth year-over-year Marketing Technology News: Shifting…

Best Practices to Avoid Advertising on Fake News

Spoiler Alert: The ability to truly avoid advertising on “fake news” remains largely unsolved. However, brands can still take steps to reduce the chances of inadvertently support such content. No responsible brand likes the idea of supporting fake news or misinformation—in theory. The real-life damage caused by untruths in media is obvious. From COVID conspiracies that worsened the pandemic worldwide to election disinformation that left our democracy on the brink on January 6th, it is clear our society has an “infodemic”…

VIZIO and Verizon Media Announce Strategic Partnership to Advance Connected TV, Omnichannel Advertising

Verizon Media and VIZIO, today announced a strategic partnership to deliver new cross-platform and connected TV (CTV) advertising solutions, anchored in unique TV viewership data and premium programmatic inventory access. “VIZIO has built a CTV advertising ecosystem centered around premium partnerships and our direct-to-device offering” Effective immediately, Verizon Media gains demand-side platform (DSP) access to VIZIO’s Inscape viewership data from more than 18M opted-in VIZIO Smart TVs. Verizon Media will be the…

IBM Watson Advertising Accelerator Expands to Bring AI to Fast-Growing OTT Media and Streaming Landscape

As brands and agencies look to diversify their media portfolios in ever-changing traditional web, IBM offers Watson AI for OTT market, where industry collaboration is critical to achieving scale IBM, today announced the expansion of IBM Watson Advertising Accelerator for OTT and video, designed to help marketers move beyond contextual relevance alone. Accelerator aims to leverage artificial intelligence to dynamically optimize OTT ad creative for improved campaign outcomes at scale, not dependent on traditional advertising…

Viant Partners With Tru Optik to Bolster CTV, OTT, and Audio

Key Integration Expands Adelphic’s Audience Forecasting and Targeting Capabilities Viant Technology Inc., a leading people-based advertising software company, and Tru Optik, a TransUnion company and definitive destination for those who buy and sell third-party segments for audience-based targeting on Connected TV (CTV), streaming audio and in-game advertising, today announced the successful integration of Tru Optik’s Data Marketplace into Viant’s Adelphic® advertising software. The Tru Optik integration…