The Most Successful Creative Ad Units Are Heading In-Game: Here’s Why

The Users Have Spoken: No More Intrusive Advertising! If you’re like many, many users today, you’ve employed some kind of adblocker. Adblocking is bad news for the Digital Advertising world. It hurts the publishers who depend on revenue from advertising, and it hurts the advertisers, who are spending big bucks to try to connect with their audiences. But ad blocking is really just a symptom of a greater problem. Namely, the intrusive, disruptive ad formats that have become so commonplace in today’s digital sphere.…

Adverty Partners With MADFINGER Games to Enable Seamless In-game Ads in Upcoming ‘Shadowgun War Games’

Adverty AB (publ) has signed an agreement with world-class independent game developer MADFINGER Games to enable seamless in-game advertising in the upcoming new title "Shadowgun War Games". Launching on Google Play and Apple App Store in February, the game has over one million pre-registrations to date. Adverty AB, the leading in-game ad platform, has signed an agreement with world-class independent game developer MADFINGER Games to enable seamless in-game advertising in the upcoming new title "Shadowgun War Games". The…

In-Game Ads Needn’t Be Disruptive

Gamers don’t like it when advertising gets in the way of play, as illustrated by the furore around the unskippable ads recently introduced to NBA 2K19’s loading screen. Many game developers aren’t keen on disruptive Digital Advertising either. They work hard to create incredible gaming experiences and understandably don’t want them spoilt by intrusive, ugly, and unnatural ads. Yet advertising provides an essential revenue stream that allows developers to keep producing creative and innovative games for tomorrow’s players.…

Tapjoy Named Exclusive Advertising Provider for Jurassic World Alive, Signs Dozens of Other Big Name Apps as Its Network Tops 750 Million…

Company’s Total Revenue Grows 20% and Programmatic Revenue Grows 750% Year-Over-Year, as Its Network Now Delivers over 40 Million Completed Ad Engagements per Day Tapjoy, the Maximum Impact Platform for mobile advertisers and app developers, announced it was named the exclusive advertising provider for Jurassic World Alive, the hit mobile game developed by Ludia, a Montreal-based video game company that creates and distributes cross-platform digital games, in partnership with Universal Games and Digital Platforms.…

How Rewarded Video Ads Can Drive In-Game Purchases

The rewarded video ad format is adored by the mobile gaming and advertising worlds. We now finally have an ad format that satisfies the needs of advertisers, publishers and gaming audiences. Rewarded video ads provide gamers with a reward for watching the entire length of a video ad. In the mobile gaming world, this format works extremely well in mobile games. For developers, rewarded video ads offer the potential to increase in-app purchases and lengthen play session times, therefore increasing loyalty and retention. Also,…

UPLTV Releases Latest Monthly Global Mobile Game Advertising Monetization Data Report

UPLTV's Report Was Based out of 30 Million Ad Impressions Combined from IoS and Android Devices. UPLTV, focused on mobile game ad mediation, released its February 2018 Global Mobile Game Advertising Monetization Data Report. This report is based on the data collected from over 30 million ad impressions on iOS and Android devices. Ad impressions are categorized based on casual, match-three, and casino games. For each category, the advertising monetization indicators eCPM (effective cost per mille) are collected and stats…

New PC Poster Sticker Game and Anzu Form an Exclusive Partnership

Soon-to-be-released PC game Poster Sticker will feature real-world advertising thanks to an exclusive partnership between creator Caipirinha Games and Anzu.io, the world’s most advanced blended in-game advertising platform. With Anzu’s industry-leading solution, Poster Sticker now will be available to global advertisers for both banner and video ads. Caipirinha is a well-established, prolific developer, with over 75 cross-platform offerings and 17 years of experience building successful games. As a game about advertising,…

Adverty Is Granted US Patent for Brainimpression

 Adverty AB (publ) has been granted a patent by the United States Patent and Trademark Office for its in-game ad viewability technology BrainImpression; a groundbreaking method for determining ad viewability and impressions within complex gaming environments. The patented invention is one of the core functionalities of Adverty's leading in-game advertising platform. Adverty, the leading in-game platform for advertisers, agencies, and game developers, announces the notice of allowance for its in-game ad viewability…

Daily MarTech Roundup: Latest Marketing and Sales Technology News, Product Announcements and Insights

Today’s Daily MarTech Roundup covers the latest in Cloud, Marketing Analytics, Automation, Customer experience, AI, and ML announcements from 1WorldSync (Content), Walmart (E-commerce), Comscore (Analytics), Jifflenow (Marketing Automation), and Rakuten (Customer Experience). 1WorldSync to Acquire CNET Content Solutions 1WorldSync, the leading provider of product content solutions, announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire CNET Content Solutions from Red Ventures. The transaction is expected to…

Comscore Announces New Agreement with Anzu

Comscore, a trusted partner for planning, transacting, and evaluating media across platforms, announced a new agreement to provide Anzu, the world's in-game advertising leader, with Comscore's industry-leading Validated Campaign Essentials (VCE) and Comscore Brand Survey Lift solutions for mobile campaigns. The gaming market is bigger than the music and film industries combined, with a worldwide audience topping 3 billion people who are projected to spend nearly $175 billion in 2020. With this scope and potential, brand…

Kwalee Integrates Adinmo’s Ingame Ads Into Hyper-Casual Hit off the Rails

More than a quarter of mobile game developers (26.7%) plan to start monetizing their free-to-play games with dynamic in-game advertising in the next six months, according to a recent industry survey carried out by Pocketgamer. Ahead of the curve is UK-based developer and publisher of hyper-casual games Kwalee, which has grown significantly in recent months and now has more than 100 employees around the world. The industry-leading firm has selected AdInMo, the InGame Mobile AdTech platform to integrate immersive brand ads…

WPP and Anzu.io Announces Partnership

WPP and Anzu, an adtech startup specializing in integrating advertising into video games, announced a partnership aimed at bringing commonly accepted advertising standards to the esports and gaming space. These standards, which include ad viewability and brand lift measurement, fraud detection, and user privacy protection, are widely applied in digital advertising and will now be available for in-game advertisers. Responding to the accelerated popularization of gaming largely due to COVID-19, and the increased frustration…

Contentserv and BigCommerce Partner to Deliver Engaging Shopping Experiences

Contentserv, the global Product Experience platform provider, announces its technology partnership with BigCommerce Inc., the makers of the leading open SaaS e-commerce platform, BigCommerce. BigCommerce is a lightweight yet powerful open SaaS e-commerce platform that combines a comprehensive stock management system with a versatile shop system while also facilitating multichannel sales. This partnership enables seamless integration between Contentserv and BigCommerce via a connector developed by Contentserv to syndicate…

Adverty Appoints Johanna Nymberg as Global Director of Business Development

Adverty AB (publ), the leading in-game platform for advertisers, agencies, and game publishers, has announced the hire of Johanna Nymberg as Director of Business Development, to spearhead further growth for the innovative company. This follows on the back of the launch of new offices across Europe and APAC and a raft of senior hires earlier this year. Adverty's mission is to deliver seamless advertising which connects brands and audiences through its revolutionary technology built for gaming. Nymberg will be…

Anzu Appoints Former Activision Blizzard Executive Ruben Dehouck As A New Strategic Advisor

The world’s leading in-game advertising platform Anzu.io announced the appointment of Ruben Dehouck as a Strategic Advisor. Ruben has a long and successful track record in the video game industry, having spent more than ten years at Activision Blizzard in various globally operating roles. During his tenure there, Ruben led marketing operations for the industry-leading Call of Duty franchise, was in charge of commercial operations for the breakthrough kids video game franchise Skylanders, and owned strategic partnerships with…

AdColony Announces Adrian Watkins as Marketing & Growth Director, APAC

AdColony, the in-app marketplace for brands with a focus on gaming, announced that industry veteran Adrian Watkins as its Director of Marketing and Growth, APAC. In his new role, Adrian will oversee and lead AdColony’s overall growth and best-in-class marketing for its Asia Pacific business. With 20 years of global experience leading growth and marketing for publishers, agencies, and their brands, Adrian was most recently Chief Strategy Officer for theAsianparent under which revenue, traffic and app installs increased…

Adverty Appoints The Scale Factory to Drive Commercialization in Asia Pacific

Adverty, the leading in-game platform for advertisers, agencies, and game developers, announces a new partnership with Singapore-based The Scale Factory to drive the commercialization and go-to-market strategies for Adverty's seamless in-game advertising solution in the APAC-region. The Scale Factory, founded and led by Lars Bjoerge, former APAC EVP for Omnicom Group TBWA, and Pierre Martenson, former Head of International Expansion for Tapad, will spearhead Adverty's footprint in Asia by establishing a growth vision,…

Eek! Games Invites Anzu to House Party with New Partnership Announcement

Anzu.io, the world-leading in-game advertising platform, announced that it has entered into a new partnership with Eek! Games, the developer of the popular AI-driven simulation game House Party. With the integration of Anzu's solution, brand advertisers will be able to place blended in-game ads into House Party, creating a more realistic gaming environment for players to enjoy. House Party is the brainchild of artist, comedian, and CEO of Eek! Games Bobby Ricci and was inspired by his love of the raunchy comedy movies of…

TechBytes with Anudit Vikram SVP of Product at MediaMath

Hi Anudit, tell us about your experience as a Product Management leader in AdTech during a lockdown crisis? Covid-19 has changed the rules of the game with businesses re-aligning their priorities to address the suddenly changed needs of their customers. The key to success in these times is clear communication across the organization, ensuring everyone understands and is on the same page with the new objectives. At MediaMath, our team is set up to change course in required direction swiftly. How do you relay your ideas…

Veritas Entertainment and Anzu.io Bring Real-life Brand Ads Straight Into Video Games and Esports in New Partnership

Veritas Entertainment, a company that develops physical esports and gaming venues across the globe named LVL, and Anzu.io, the world’s leading in-game advertising platform, have announced a new partnership. Together, the two companies, both innovators in the bustling gaming and esports industries, will team up to offer advertisers unprecedented opportunities to connect with hyper-engaged audiences in games, in esports tournaments, and in live streams. Meanwhile, the gamers will benefit from the enhanced user interface…