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Playbuzz Names GroupM’s Rob Norman To Its Board of Directors

Norman Joins the Storytelling Platform, Reinforcing the Company as a Leader in Disruptive, Interactive Offerings for Advertisers Worldwide Storytelling platform Playbuzz announced that Rob Norman has joined the company’s board of directors. Norman continues to act as a Senior Advisor to GroupM following his retirement as Global Chief Digital Officer after 31 years in various roles at WPP-held companies. His collaboration with Playbuzz is unaffiliated with GroupM. “Rob is a digital advertising pioneer who we are…

Interview with Andy Evans, CMO, Sovrn

"Many of the publishers in the market are leaning heavily into video content production in 2018, so I hope that this new influx of content will help to provide more high-quality inventory for the buyer."Tell us about your role and how you got here. What inspired you to be part of a digital adtech company? I was weaned on marketing as a child by my father who was a marketing manager and was given my first computer in 1981 for Christmas, which my mother tells me was the first toy I ever had that I didn’t take apart. Having…

Receptiv Announces Three Part Media Guarantee to ensure Reliable, Safe and Engaged Media

Key Partners report Receptiv Platform Engagement Levels Double Google and Facebook and Viewability and Human Attention Scores Similar to Traditional TV viewership. ReceptivTM, the leading mobile video advertising platform focused on delivering high performing video across mobile environments, announced a three part media guarantee that ensures all mobile video inventory is reliable, brand safe and -- an industry-first -- engaged. With an expected $147B to be spent on mobile in 2018, viewability, fraud, and safety remain…

IAB Tech Lab Launches New International Digital Measurement Compliance Program

Japan’s Cyber Communications Inc Is First to Complete Audit & Secure Verification The IAB Technology Laboratory officially launched the new IAB Tech Lab Measurement Compliance program, providing a new option for assessing companies’ implementations of critical industry measurement standards. The new measurement compliance offering will focus on companies based outside the U.S., supporting 43 national IAB markets. IAB Tech Lab introduced a range of technology compliance programs last year to verify accurate…

Leader Grupo Martí Deploys Suite of Oracle Retail Technology, Improving Customer Experience

A Leading Provider of Sporting Goods in Mexico Gains Single View of Inventory and Operations Oracle announced that a leading provider of sporting goods in Mexico, Grupo Martí has deployed Oracle Retail technology to make goods available to consumers in stores faster. As part of their implementation project, Grupo Martí has implemented Oracle Retail Merchandise operations management suite, Oracle Retail Store Inventory Management and Oracle Retail Allocation. With Oracle Retail at the core, Grupo Martí can enhance…

TechBytes with Omar Abdala, Chief Scientist, Lotame

Omar Abdala Chief Scientist, Lotame We are witnessing a phenomenal change in the way CMOs work with data now. Almost every contemporary marketing leader now prefers to consult with the top data scientists of the world. The need to build a powerful intelligence marketing tools have inspired martech companies to deploy talented data scientists that can help explore finer nuances of data orchestration and people-based marketing. To understand the growing disruptions in data science, AI/ML, and the maturing capabilities of…

S4M Names Andy McNab As New UK Managing Director

S4M (Success For Mobile), the leading mobile advertising platform, announced the appointment of Andy McNab as the first UK Managing Director. He will lead the expansion of S4M’s activities in the UK with a strong focus on driving sales growth in the region and managing the enlarging team. “We are excited to welcome Andy to the company. UK is one of our most important markets in Europe with considerable growth prospects,” says Christophe Collet, CEO of S4M. “I am confident that he will continue to grow S4M in the UK,…

Media Is Hard and We Suck at It; And, How to Be Better in 2018

So we survived another “Year of Mobile," another “Year of VR” and another “Year of Big Data”. And where did it leave us? We still aren’t designing for the mobile medium at scale, VR adoption remains at a snail’s pace and we have more data than ever and seemingly even fewer ways to activate against it. As it turns out, doing media the right way, even at the most basic level, is hard. With as fast as space grows, it’s imperative we pay close attention to the things that matter most and not get distracted by passing fads.…

Does the Programmatic Advertising Landscape Have a Trust Deficit?

TRUTH Report Finds that Brands And Consumers Have Lost Faith In The Media Industry. Why Is Ad Spend Being Wasted, And How Can You Fix It? There’s a crisis in confidence that is undermining the programmatic advertising industry, believes TRUTH, the first global blockchain-enabled media agency. Programmatic advertising has brought the advertiser’s dream of reaching the right person with the right message at the right time significantly closer. In the United States alone, eMarketer has estimated that nearly four of…

InMobi Acquires AerServ for $90 Million to Create World’s Largest Programmatic Video Platform for Mobile Publishers

Deliver Next-Generation Mediation Capabilities And Offer High Impact Mobile Video, At Scale, While Providing The Greatest Level Of Transparency & Control InMobi, the world's largest independent mobile advertising platform, today announced the acquisition of AerServ for $90 million in cash and stock to create the industry's first mediation platform with a unified programmatic auction for mobile in-app publishers. This acquisition will enhance monetization for publishers globally and further enhance the InMobi Exchange,…

HS2 Solutions Acquires LunaMetrics

Combination Strengthens Analytics and Insights Capabilities and Expands National Presence Digital transformation agency HS2 Solutions announced that it has completed the acquisition of LunaMetrics, an award-winning analytics consultancy that specializes in using data to help businesses illuminate the bridge between marketing, user behavior and ROI. The acquisition brings an industry-leading digital and web analytics consulting offering to HS2’s broad range of digital transformation capabilities across strategy,…

Ringing The Bells On Mobile Marketing

The Smartphone in Your Hand, a Tiny Device at Glance, Holds Major Significance in Terms of Marketing. How? MTS Got the Experts to Answer That Question 'The Most Significant Gap in Mobile Today Is the Performance Marketing Category' Michael Jaconi - CEO, Button: In the marketing tech world, I still think that mobile is a tremendously underserved category. As the gap between time and money spent on mobile continues to close, I believe we’ll see transactional revenue streams emerge as more and more important than the…

IAB & 4A’s Release Terms and Conditions Addendum for Long-Form Video

Draft Open for 30-Day Public Comment The Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB) and 4A’s (American Association of Advertising Agencies) today released a set of terms and conditions for long-form video, a key addendum to the standard Ts and Cs, last updated in 2009. These new transactional guidelines are designed to reduce the delays and expenses inherent in preparing multiple, custom agreements, which are currently the norm across the industry. “Coupling that with the scarcity of long-form video, puts pressure on the…

TechBytes with Jake Moskowitz, VP, Measurement Solutions, Placecast

Jake Moskowitz VP, Measurement Solutions, Placecast According to a recent insight from SAS, 2018 is set to present more opportunities for location intelligence platforms. Placecast, a leading location intelligence platform leverages deterministic carrier data to deliver a better audience, verification, and insight solutions. What does that mean for business operations, and how could marketers utilize location intelligence solutions to increase the effectiveness of their marketing campaigns. To understand the finer…

Year-Ender 2017: 10 Extraordinary Martech “Moments” of the Year

In Part 2 of Our Year-Ender 2017 Series, We Bring You the Top Ten Martech Moments From the Year in a Chronological Order "The true delight is reminiscing and reliving the moment all over again." For Martech journalists, 2017 proved to be a momentous year, as we saw many mega-moments of delight that paved the course for the future. In Part 2 of our Year-ender 2017 series, we bring you the top ten Martech moments from the year. Read More: Trends in Marketing Technology Budgets Could Impact Data Quality and Hygiene…

What You Need To Know About Video

How Will Video Fit in to Your Strategy Next Year? Here's What The Smartest People in MarTech Had To Say About Using Video As A Tool 'How We Measure Viewability Will Change' Dave Gullo - Co-Founder and CTO, VideoAmp: Existing viewability metrics are a reaction to an industry that got too cozy with low quality and often fraudulent traffic sources. In the next two years, more Video will be bought directly, using automation and data. This changes the dynamic of how the industry should measure viewability – if you are…

TechBytes with Gil Klein, Managing Director, Mobfox

Gil Klein Managing Director,  Mobfox Mobfox, a mediation platform, caters to 175+ DSPs across the globe. We spoke to Gil Klein, Managing Director, Mobfox, to understand  how he views the future of programmatic advertising.MTS: Tell us about your role at Mobfox and the team you handle. Gil Klein: As the Managing Director, I am responsible for leading Mobfox and our in-app audience-based programmatic advertising platform, which provides publishers with the tools they need to optimize their ad serving, data layers, and…

Delmondo and Uru Announce Partnership

Partnership will Bring First-To Market Capabilities To Monitor Brand Safety, Prove Value Of Influencer Marketing Campaigns and Branded Integrations In Social Video, OTT and Digital Video Formats Delmondo, a leading social video analytics and sponsorship reporting software and Uru, an AI and computer vision company that generates brand insights for digital video, announced that Delmondo will integrate Uru’s Brand Recognition and Brand Safety Artificial Intelligence technologies into its platform. The partnership will bring…

TechBytes with Agatha Rymanowska, SVP, Enterprise Operations, Conversant

Agatha Rymanowska SVP, Enterprise Operations, Conversant Conversant is the industry leader in personalized digital advertising and the digital media arm of Epsilon. The Conversant One-to-One Relationship Engine (Core), Conversant’s massive, continually learning engine that builds on the industry’s largest set of consumer data, was recently awarded “Best Industry Innovation” at the 2017 iMedia ASPY Awards.  We spoke with Agatha Rymanowska, Senior Vice President of Enterprise Operations, to understand how Conversant…

The Fight Against Fraud: Are You Throwing Good Traffic Out with the Bad?

You know when you hear those pharmaceutical commercials for drugs with potential side effects that sound worse than the diseases they are trying to cure? Sometimes the fight against ad fraud is reminiscent of that. Digital ad fraud is a real and growing threat. By 2025, global ad fraud will reach an estimated $50 billion, according to the World Federation of Advertisers. Advertisers, agencies and publishers obviously have to take steps to protect against ad fraud, otherwise they will waste a greater number of ad dollars…