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Ogury Launches A First-To-Market Interactive Ad Format, Video Chooser, Which Enables Users To Choose The Brand They Engage With on Mobile

Advertisers Benefit from a 300% Uplift in Ad Recall Compared to Traditional Video Ads Ogury, the creator of the first advertising engine driven by user choice, announced the release of Video Chooser, a new way of delivering full-screen mobile video advertisements that enable consumers to choose the ad that most appeals to them. Ogury is first to market with its new Video Chooser advertising feature. As the company's new default delivery mechanism for full-screen video ads, Ogury's Video Chooser provides users…

Optmyzr Launches Rule Engine for Microsoft Ads Management

New advanced tool helps pay-per-click (PPC) professionals implement their strategies for Microsoft Ads accounts with the same efficiency as Google Ads Dynamics of Internet search are shifting dramatically in the face of pressures from the COVID-19 pandemic and economic turmoil. More people are turning to Bing and Google to gather information and engage in commerce. Bing now accounts for approximately 34 percent of all web searches, requiring pay-per-click (PPC) pros to expand their use of the platform as a mainstream way…

Daily MarTech Roundup: Latest News, Insights, Funding and Updates

Today’s Daily MarTech Round-up covers the latest in Cloud, Marketing Analytics, Automation, Customer experience AI and ML announcements from Comscore, XCentium, DoubleVerify, NYNJA, DataQ, Yext. Comscore Announces Launch of “QuickScore” for Local Television Comscore, a trusted partner for planning, transacting and evaluating media across platforms, announced the launch of Comscore QuickScore, a television ratings report that provides viewership insights to local media within 48 hours of broadcast for faster, more efficient…

DoubleVerify Extends Media Quality Authentication to Pinterest

Pinterest advertisers can now use DV technology to verify viewability and prevent ad fraud DoubleVerify ("DV"), a leading software platform for digital media measurement, data and analytics, announced an integration with Pinterest that enables advertisers to authenticate ad viewability and identify digital ad fraud and sophisticated invalid traffic (SIVT) across its platform. Marketing Technology News: Insight Recognized in Gartner 2020 Magic Quadrant for Managed Workplace Services, North America Now, brands can…

Fraudlogix Offers Free Ad Fraud Solution to Programmatic Businesses Affected by COVID-19

In an effort to help alleviate some of the impact and uncertainty the Coronavirus COVID-19 is creating for their customers and for the programmatic community as a whole, Fraudlogix has committed to providing the Lite version of their ad fraud, viewability and brand safety service for free until Oct. 1, 2020 to all companies that may benefit In an effort to help alleviate some of the impact and uncertainty the Coronavirus COVID-19 is creating for their customers and for the programmatic community as a whole, Fraudlogix has…

Why Advertising Personalization is Headed Into Video Games

Virtual Louis Vitton? Free Pizza for Advancing Levels? I’m Game! The Current State of Personalization I don’t know about you, but I love getting customized recommendations on Spotify. Sometimes I feel like they know me better than I know myself! And that’s the point exactly. In recent years, the personalization phenomenon has transformed consumer experiences. From algorithms that predict shows you are likely to watch and enjoy on Netflix, to custom product recommendations on Amazon (yes, that’s how I found that new book…

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.…

Anzu.io Partners With Forensiq to Bring Advanced Fraud Protection to In-Game Advertising Across Platforms

In-game advertising platform Anzu.io and MRC-accredited fraud-prevention solution Forensiq announced a new partnership representing the first-ever fraud detection collaboration for in-game advertising. This partnership will allow Forensiq to detect and score general invalid traffic (GIVT) and sophisticated invalid traffic (SIVT) across PC, console, and mobile. Ad fraud continues to be a major concern for digital advertising as a whole, with a reported risk of a loss amounting to $23 billion globally. In-game advertising…

In-Game Advertising 101

The Evolution of Advertising in Video Gaming Marketers are always looking for new ways to engage with audiences and each new medium has brought with it new opportunities for advertisers. Product placement has long existed in Hollywood movies but was rarely seen in gaming. As an entertainment channel, video games have existed for a long time on PCs, and later on consoles, and some of them pioneered in-game advertising. But one of the reasons advertisers held back from active product placement in games was the lack of…

MarTech Interview with Itamar Benedy, Co-Founder and CEO at Anzu.io

"As AdTech grows, we will see an enhanced focus on not just placing an ad, but also knowing what is happening on the other side." Tell us about your Journey in Technology? What inspired you to start Anzu.io? Since I first dipped my feet into the AdTech industry, I was hooked. I saw in AdTech, a wide-open canvas for innovation and meaningful advancements. My mission was - and is - to create breakthrough products that have the power to change the way humans and advertisements interface with one another. A core…

4 Most Common Myths of In-Game Advertising Debunked

Marketers are always looking for new opportunities to tap into pop culture and gain access to significant audience volumes. Digital Advertising is set to cross a major milestone in the world of advertising as it is expected this year to overtake spending on traditional ads. Yet, gaming remains the biggest untapped market, with a potential audience of 2.4 billion gamers around the world. The last couple of years has seen an unprecedented rise in the market size of video gaming and esports. Consider this: the video gaming…

Are Games a Safe Place for Brands?

If I were to get brand advertisers in a room and ask them about their three biggest advertising nightmares, chances are most of them would say ad fraud, brand safety and lack of transparency. Digital advertising, particularly in the modern-day AdTech industry, has struggled with these three issues for many years now. Brand safety continues to be a serious concern for 99% of ad industry professionals surveyed this year by CHEQ and Digiday. Earlier this year, YouTube and Google found themselves in the middle of a…

Ad Tech Company Jun Group Launches First Rebrand in Its History Rebrand Takes a Team-First Approach, Letting Company Culture Shine From the…

Jun Group, a mobile-first ad platform company, recently unveiled the company’s first rebrand since its establishment. The rebrand was built on the foundation of their award-winning culture, transforming all assets across print and digital including a full logo redesign, a corporate video, and new product branding. Jun means truth. The world’s top advertisers trust Jun Group because everything they do is brand-safe, honest, and 100% transparent. Jun delivers brand, shopper, influencer, and publisher campaigns for Fortune…

MarTech Interview with Natalia Vasilyeva, VP of Marketing at Anzu.io

"Marketing Automation is critical to defining the funnel and building a communication plan for each of the customer touchpoints, as well as post-analysis." Tell us about your journey into Marketing Technology and how you started at Anzu.io? I have been involved with Anzu since the company’s early days. Having worked in the AdTech space before, I was inspired by Anzu’s mission to make advertising better, and could see the potential impact I could have as a marketer. I am super proud of the team and what we’ve accomplished…

Vevo Partners With TVision to Track Engagement for its Streaming Video Content

Partnership Gives Vevo More Insight Into How Vevo Users Engage with Content TVision, the leader in TV performance metrics, and Vevo, the world’s largest all-premium music video provider, announced a partnership in which TVision’s data helps Vevo understand how viewers engage with their content. Users watch more than 1.1 billion hours of Vevo music videos per month, and engage with 450,000 videos across YouTube, Roku, Apple TV and more. But these impressive numbers only tell part of the story for Vevo’s brand clients that…

Rise of Streaming and Death of the Cookie Top of Mind for Digital Media

New IAS Report Checks Pulse of Ad Industry Privacy concerns, the impending death of the cookie and the explosion in streaming TV are at the top of marketers' agendas this year, according to a new report from Integral Ad Science (IAS), the global market leader in digital ad verification. The company’s annual Industry Pulse Report homes in on the issues and challenges that US digital media professionals are focused on for 2020. Based on a survey of over 400 industry insiders, IAS found that hot topics such as Connected TV,…

TechBytes with Michael Badichi, Co-founder and CTO at Anzu.io

Tell us about your journey in Technology. What inspired you to start Anzu.io? I was always fascinated by technology and innovation, and had already begun programming by the age of 9! In my early years, I experimented with working in many areas of computing such as Reverse Engineering, Hacking, Computer Graphics, and Demo-making. Tasks that did not involve creativity and innovation seldom interested me—and this truth remains today! As the years went by, I had the chance to work in a wide range of technological fields and…

2020 AdTech Predictions from the Industry Leaders

The digital advertising technology (AdTech) industry has recorded another blazing year in spending and product launches throughout 2019. The AdTech space is expected to continue with its pace of innovation and dynamic market expansion in 2020. The AdTech market is expected to grow exponentially for the next 3-4 years, even as new data governance and consumer data privacy laws come into effect. From AI to Identity Management, AdTech technologies are redefining what it means to be modern digital marketing and advertising…

DoubleVerify Launches Authentic Performance, a New Paradigm for Ensuring Digital Ad Effectiveness

New Offering Expected to Drive Return on Investment (ROI) for Global Advertisers DoubleVerify ("DV"), a leading software platform for digital media measurement, data and analytics, announced the launch of Authentic Performance®, the first data solution in the market to provide predictive data expected to drive campaign performance – from the impact of an ad’s presentation to key dimensions of consumer engagement. A number of DV customers, including global CPG brand Mondelez, currently are using Authentic Performance in beta…

Xandr Launches Pause Ads

Dynamic, user-initiated formats only surface when a consumer has pressed pause Xandr, AT&T’s advertising company, has announced the launch of Pause Ads, dynamic ad units designed to create a better experience for consumers across traditional and connected TV channels. These high-value, brand-safe ad formats complement, rather than disrupt, the viewing experience by leveraging the native functionality of the “pause” button, since consumers only see the ads when they take a break from the content they’re watching.…