LinkedIn Launches Beta Program with Video for Sponsored Content

Less than two months ago, LinkedIn had introduced native video in the LinkedIn Feed and the response to that was overwhelmingly positive. However, marketers were awaiting the release native video ads. LinkedIn announced the launch of their beta program to test video for Sponsored Content with a limited number of advertisers. In this closed beta, advertisers can use richer visual narratives to their target audiences in the LinkedIn Feed with video. The LinkedIn beta program is comprised of several hundred customers, such…

TechBytes with Timothy Sovay, Chief Operating Officer, CreatorIQ

Timothy Sovay Chief Operating Officer, CreatorIQ Influencer marketing, in 2017, is an undisputed engagement strategy for marketers to create branded stories and influence customer journeys. With a swelling hunger among brands to create and distribute user-generated content across omnichannel marketing platforms, we see a significant gap between what audiences want to see and what’s fed to them. We spoke to Timothy Sovay, Chief Operating Officer, CreatorIQ, to understand how the influencer marketing software solution…

Interview with Jim Kaskade, CEO, Janrain

"Brand marketers pay a lot of money to drive unique visitors to their digital properties, only to see more than 95 percent of them go away and 5 percent or less register. Then of those 5 percent registered, less than 15 percent remain active." On Marketing Technology MTS: Tell us about your role and how you got here? What inspired you to join a Customer Identity and Access Management (CIAM) company? I was on a hike with John Kim, managing partner at HighBar Partners, just before New Year’s 2015. John was very excited as…

50-50 Familiarity with AI Causes People To Be Cynical, says Report

In A Recent Syzygy Report, 79% Of Americans Believe The Use Of AI In Marketing Should Be Regulated By A “Blade Runner” Rule As Blade Runner 2049 hits movie theatres, new research by SYZYGY  (a WPP digital agency group) shows that concerns about artificial intelligence (AI) are top of mind for American consumers. Research titled “Sex, Lies and A.I.” from SYZYGY reveals that 79% of Americans believe a new “Blade Runner rule” is needed to make it illegal for AI applications such as social media bots, chatbots, and virtual…

Interview with Tony Zito, CEO, Rakuten Marketing

"Consumers find ads interruptive and even associate online advertising with fake news. However,81 percent of US consumers feel that advertising is OK when the content is useful and doesn’t interfere with their online experience." On Marketing Technology MTS: Tell us about your role and how you got here. What inspired you to be a part of an integrated marketing company? My career with Rakuten Marketing began in 2012 when my display company, mediaFORGE, was acquired by Rakuten Marketing. Directly following the acquisition,…

TechBytes with Steve Murphy, CIO, 3Cinteractive

Steve Murphy CIO, 3Cinteractive Modern marketers have shown an appetite for leveraging mobile marketing platforms to drive interactions with customers. These interactions are based on the analysis of consumers’ preferences on how they would like to communicate with brands. Chatbots and intelligent assistants have created a flourishing opportunity for marketers to influence consumer loyalty and improve experience across mobile marketing campaigns. To understand how brands can leverage mobile marketing to better customer…

Teads Expands Video Offering with Launch of inRead 3D

Company's Latest Product Innovation Marks the Industry's First Video Ads with 3D Effect Available for Advertisers at Scale Teads, the inventor of outstream advertising and the No. 1 video advertising marketplace in the world by unique visitors, according to comScore, announced the release of inRead 3D, the company's latest video format which leverages depth of field perception to create a 3D effect for any video creative. This new format is powered by Teads Studio, the company's in-house creative…

Study Shows Ad Industry Anti-Piracy Efforts Have Cut Pirate Ad Revenue in Half

Study Commissioned by TAG Highlights Progress from Industry Campaign to Protect Brands and Tackle $2.4B Piracy Problem The Trustworthy Accountability Group (TAG), an advertising industry initiative to fight criminal activity in the digital advertising supply chain, released a new study – "Measuring Digital Advertising Revenue to Infringing Sites" – showing the impact of industry efforts to reduce ad-supported content piracy. The study found that anti-piracy steps taken by the digital advertising industry have reduced ad…

Advertisers Have Finally Found A Way To Break Into Gaming

The gaming market is set to top $108 Billion in revenues in 2017. Versus Systems Inc, is looking to revolutionize advertising in the gaming industry It’s been a shoot-and-miss trend for the gaming industry when it comes to advertising to players, their most engaged audience ever. But this may change soon. What AdWords and AdSense have done for Alphabet's $656 Billion market valuation, a small company's in-game prizing platform could do for brands with the world's 2.6 Billion video gamers. In the markets today,…

StitcherAds Announces Facebook Offline Integration for Retail, Bringing In-Store Sales Automation to Online Ads

Integration Brings Retailers Closer To Unified Commerce, With Stitcherads’ Customers Now Attributing Up To 27% Of In-Store Purchases To Paid Social Media Engagement StitcherAds, a global Facebook and Instagram Marketing Partner, today announces its unified commerce solution that integrates retailers’ point of sale data with Facebook’s offline API and new ad formats for driving in-store purchases. Through StitcherAds’ new feature, which deconstructs the complex relationship between social media ads and brick-and-mortar…

Demandbase Unveils Next-Gen ABM Platform with Cutting-Edge AI Features

Demandbase’s Latest Release is an Easy-to-Use Platform which is the First to Unify ABM Across the Entire Funnel Demandbase, the leader in Account-Based Marketing (ABM), has announced the launch of its next-generation ABM Platform, the only comprehensive, end-to-end solution for B2B marketers. This new technology makes it simpler to set up and manage account-based campaigns across the entire funnel by combining Targeting, Engagement and Conversion solutions in one fully integrated platform. Read Also: Demandbase Unveils…

Viant’s Adelphic Launches Programmatic Digital OOH Ad Buying, Extending Cross-Channel Breadth and Capability

Enplay, MDC Media Partners OOH Unit, Signs on As Launch Partner  Adelphic, a Viant people-based, self-service platform for cross-channel programmatic advertising, announced the addition of digital out-of-home (DOOH) inventory to its platform. This all-new offering enables advertisers to access Adelphic’s digital out-of-home inventory via Rubicon Project’s Private Marketplace (PMP). Through partnerships with both Clear Channel Outdoor Americas, one of the world’s largest outdoor advertising companies, and Captivate…

TechBytes with Barry Besecker, Co-Founder and CTO, Marxent

Barry Besecker Co-Founder and CTO, Marxent According to Barry Besecker, CEO and co-founder of AR/VR company, Marxent, the ad unit of the future is a 3D, virtual product, like those used in many AR/VR environments today. Barry believes that soon, advertisers will be able to bid for and place 3D objects into existing shows, or create and populate entire virtual environments using 3D products, to give consumers a highly targeted and unobtrusive ad experience. With the ability to easily swap virtual products in and out…

DMEXCO 2017 Roundup for Marketers: Marc Pritchard, Data Science, AI and “The Art of Narrative Disruption”

A Quick Roundup Of Dmexco 2017, For Advertisers And Marketers, Who Are Looking At New Ways To Create Brand-Specific Campaigns That Resonate In Today’s Digital Economy Forty-eight hours at the 2017 Digital Marketing Exposition and Conference (DMEXCO) exposed the shifting sands in the martech, adtech, AI sectors and the digital economy. With over 40,000 visitors and nearly 1200 exhibitors at the event, DMEXCO 2017 revealed the visible trends and the underlying forces that would redefine the way marketers and advertisers see…

SRAX Acquires OpenDSP’s Demand-Side Platform

Technology Acquisition Complements And Strengthens SRAX Platform's Capabilities For Digital Marketers And Content Owners To Reach Valuable Audiences SRAX announced the acquisition of Demand Side Platform (DSP) technology from OpenDSP, a privately-held company. The technology focuses on marketing experimentation, intelligence and optimization for brands and agencies. "OpenDSP has developed a unique DSP with exciting Real-Time Bidding (RTB) and targeting capabilities that will fit perfectly into the SRAX…

Celebrus Points the Way to GDPR Compliance with New Product Release

Latest Update Delivers Host Of Crucial GDPR Compliance Enablers Celebrus has announced general availability of the latest release of its leading enterprise Customer Data Platform (CDP). Offering an accelerated journey for organisations challenged by the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), the new Celebrus GDPR-compliant CDP delivers timely features in key areas of the legislation which is due to come into force in May 2018. It supports an enterprise storing all of the consent data provided by visitors to its…

Interview with Michael Driscoll, CEO, Metamarkets

"When data gets big, it often gets difficult to make sense of – that’s true in every industry but especially in advertising and marketing." On Marketing Technology MTS: Tell us a little bit about your role at Metamarkets and how you got here? The origins of Metamarkets stem from my early days as a data scientist, entrepreneur, and academic. I began my career as a software developer working on the Human Genome Project, later founded an early custom apparel company called CustomInk.com, and left to pursue a Ph.D. in…

Four Questions Marketers Need to Ask When it Comes to Brand Safety and Video

Video is everywhere and is continuing to grow in popularity over the text as the preferred way that people consume media. Facebook recently announced a push into video with their latest Watch hub to share content, and Apple with their latest iPhone just increased the size of their screen to enhance how we view it. As any new form of media consumption grows, we as marketers must prepare in advance how we wish to represent our brands to the world. Brand safety has indeed been the major theme in 2017 for…

10 ABM Stats at Your Fingertips

The secret behind the growing popularity of Account-Based Marketing (ABM) is how confident and informed marketers feel while using it. While ABM remains the hottest MarTech topic for 2017, its importance has not grown overnight. While it may seem all geek to newbies, ABM offers very rewarding opportunities for marketers. According to the ABM evangelist, Sangram Vajre of Terminus, “If marketers adopt Account-Based Marketing practices, they will drive revenue in their businesses. I want to do everything I can to help make…

Interview with Aziz Rahim, CEO, SABIO Mobile

"Behavior analytics will have plenty to do with the eventual sale vs. the many proxies that are being used today like viewability and CTR (clickthrough rates)." On Marketing Technology MTS: Tell us about your role and how you got here. Having worked at NBC Universal, AT&T, Opera, I was exposed to content, mobile, and browsers. I saw the limitations each had in reaching the right mobile audiences, and wanted to do something about it. In addition to that, the importance of the app ecosystem vs mobile web was something…