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AdColony Releases SDK 4, Unifying Display, Programmatic and Award-Winning Video Offerings into a Single SDK

Increasing monetization options for developers & measurement options for advertisers AdColony, the mobile performance marketplace, is pleased to announce it has publicly released AdColony SDK 4, its latest mobile ad software development kit (SDK) for app developers. This latest update to the company’s mobile app monetization technology brings together AdColony’s industry-leading HD video ad platform with its banner display and programmatic offerings into a single SDK and adds the IAB Open Measurement Standard to…

Telaria Introduces First Comprehensive Addressable CTV Solution “Audience Connect” for Publishers and Marketers

Sophisticated and Scalable Solution to Drive Better Audience Accuracy and Performance for Video Advertisers Telaria, Inc., the complete software platform that optimizes yield for leading video publishers, announced today the launch of Telaria Audience Connect for publishers and marketers, the most comprehensive suite of addressable products built for CTV, mobile, and desktop OTT. Audience Connect makes it easy for brand advertisers to deliver on-target campaigns, spanning multiple addressable criteria, to best leverage…

Smaato’s New “NextGen SDK” Built From the Ground Up by App Developers

Modular SDK Offers Open Measurement Support and In-App Header Bidding Smaato, the global in-app advertising platform, has officially announced a new software development kit (SDK) for Android and iOS that includes key features to help today’s mobile publishers and app developers maximize their revenue. The Smaato NextGen SDK was built by a team of former app developers, who have a deep understanding of the problems many publishers face when integrating an advertising SDK. With support for Open Measurement and an in-app…

PubMatic Drives Extended Reality Advertising Through Partnership with Admix

Premium digital advertising technology company, PubMatic, has announced a partnership with leading Extended Reality monetisation platform Admix. Admix aggregates inventory across games and Virtual Reality (VR)/Augmented Reality (AR) titles, making it available to buyers through PubMatic. This partnership will help marketers to take advantage of the brand advertising opportunities offered by AR and VR. Marketing Technology News: Airship Announces New EU Cloud Site and Multiple Strategic Investments Driving Accelerated…

MarTech Interview with Saurabh Bhatia, CEO at Chocolate Platform

"With real-time reporting and optimizations, the performance of digital advertising has improved significantly." Tell us about your role and journey into technology. What galvanized you to start Chocolate Platform? I am a Co-Founder at Chocolate and currently serving as the CEO. I oversee the complete company strategy, operations, and short-term and long-term objectives. Chocolate originated from the need to offer a technologically sound and robust advertising solution that transcends traditional advertising. We started…

GeoEdge Researchers Uncover Malicious Auto-Redirect Ads in Programmatic VPAID Video Inserted in Sandboxed iFrames

This Newly Discovered Re-Direct Attack Marks the Continued Escalation of Malware Attacks like Steganography and WebRTC Which Go Undetected via Traditional Blacklisting, the Most Frequently Used Method to Block Malicious Ads this Is the Result of Abuse of Sandboxed iFrames Which Were Developed to Provide Safe Communications Between the Publisher’s Content and the Advertiser For serving video ads, marketers and agencies have embraced the VPAID (Video Player Ad-serving Interface Definition) ad format which enables…

TechBytes with Michelle Engle, SVP of Marketing at Valassis

Tell us about your role and the team/technology you handle at Valassis. At Valassis, I lead our Marketing organization including brand, product and vertical marketing, events, design/UX, and PR/communications. With everything we do, we are hyper-focused on driving amazing experiences for our clients. Our Marketing approach takes a holistic view of the consumer and our brand, which is driven by the tight connection between visuals, words, and other mediums we utilize.  At Valassis, how do you evaluate the impact of your…

Teads for Publishers (TFP) Sets New Benchmarks with AI-Powered Video and Display Experiences

Teads For Publishers (TFP) maximizes direct and programmatic revenue and delivers guaranteed outcomes with engaging ad experiences; beats encroachment from walled-garden platforms Today, global AdTech player - Teads unveiled Teads for Publishers (TFP). Teads for Publishers runs on a proprietary AI engine that empowers publishers to offer industry-leading ad experiences for both video and display. The suite of tools is designed to give publishers the ability to scale ad inventory and generate incremental revenue while also…

DoubleVerify Partners with Snapchat to Authenticate Media Quality

DV offers global brands media quality authentication across social media platforms – including Snapchat, Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, and Twitter DoubleVerify ("DV"), the leading independent platform for digital media measurement software and analytics, announced a partnership with Snapchat to authenticate ad viewability and prevent digital ad fraud and sophisticated invalid traffic (SIVT). Marketing Technology News: NetWise Data Launches SmartIntent Now, brands can authenticate the quality of Snapchat campaigns…

Memorable Characters in Ads Boost Chances of Profit by 30% – but Just 4% of Us Brands Are Using Them, Says System1

Research from System1 has found the use of Fluent Devices (fictitious characters, human or creatures, created by a brand and used as the primary vehicle for creative across more than one ad) increases advertising effectiveness, although their use in US ads has declined significantly over the past 20 years. The study, using independent data from the IPA DataMINE database, reveals that campaigns using a fluent device are 37% more likely to increase market share than campaigns not using a fluent device; 27% more likely to…

Undertone Launches ‘Synchromatic Marketplace’ to Deliver High Impact Programmatic Ad Formats

Award-Winning Creative Units Which Provide Superior Performance, Engagement and Viewability – Allowing Brands to Create Synchronized User Experiences – Now Available in Buyers’ Demand Side Platforms of Choice Perion Network Ltd. announced that Undertone, the creator of cross-platform Synchronized Digital Branding for the world’s most prominent brands, has launched its Synchromatic Marketplace, allowing programmatic access to all of Undertone’s engaging, high-impact digital advertising formats. @AccessUndertone brings the…

Blis Is the First Global Location Intelligence Company to Offer Independent Location Data Verification by Location Sciences

Blis and Location Sciences Announce Alliance to Drive Data Verification and Transparency in the Advertising Industry Blis, the global leader in real-world intelligence, has announced that it is the first global location intelligence company to embrace independent verification of data quality from independent location data verification and analytics company, Location Sciences. Blis and Location Sciences are coming together as two independent companies with a common goal for more transparency and data integrity in the…

Chocolate Launches Premium: World’s First Video SSP With 100% Server-Side Auctions

Chocolate Premium Is an Invite-Only Platform Connecting Premium Brands with Premium Video Supply in a Fraud-Free Ecosystem with 80%+ Viewability Rate Chocolate, a global leader in programmatic video advertising technology, announced the launch of Chocolate Premium, the worlds’ first video SSP with 100% server-side auctions. This new platform combines unique server-side only inventory from leading publishers (1 billion+ monthly video ad requests) with an intelligent bidding mechanism (Bid Enrichment) enabling improved bid…

The State of Programmatic Advertising: Why Mobile In-App Programmatic will be Really Different in 2020

What is the current state of mobile programmatic advertising, and how will it likely evolve in 2020? To answer these questions, we reviewed data on billions of transactions that have occurred on our exchange since the beginning of 2017, as part of InMobi’s newly released 2019 Mobile Programmatic Advertising Trends Report. Setting the Programmatic Benchmarks In-app mobile programmatic spending skyrocketed from 2017 to 2018. The fastest growth rate was in the largest market, the U.S. with a significant amount of the growth…

inMarket to Acquire Thinknear, Expand Location-Based Marketing Solutions

Deal Will Cement inmarket as a Leading Location Marketing Technology Platform, Further Enriching Real-Time Predictive Advertising and Insights Capabilities inMarket, the leader in digital advertising for the physical world, announced plans to acquire Thinknear, a premier provider of location-based services, from Telenav, Inc.. The acquisition will have Thinknear's team and intellectual property join inMarket in exchange for Telenav receiving a minority equity interest in the fast-growing company. Following inMarket's 10…

TechBytes with Susan Borst, VP of Mobile at IAB

How should B2B Marketers work with AdTech platforms to boost ABM outreach? The key to effective partnerships with AdTech platforms to boost ABM outreach are two-fold: First, it goes without saying that you need to know your budget which will help you determine which aspects of ABM you can realistically afford to execute to support your strategy. This also means gauging the time and resources of your team to execute the program with excellence. Second, is to do your homework to evaluate the various AdTech options…

V Digital Services Brings the Heat in Phoenix

V Digital Services has hit the trifecta in the Phoenix Business Journal's annual survey of Phoenix's largest interactive marketing firms. For the third year in a row, the fast-rising digital marketing agency was named one of the Top 10 firms in the Phoenix area, moving up one position from last year to rank at No. 6 in the countdown. The Journal survey, released July 12, took into account a number of factors including the total number of people employed by local firms, interactive marketing revenue as a percentage of…

ePayRails Announces Funding

ePayRails Closes Series A Funding Round at $2.45 Million ePayRails announced a new round of series A funding of $2.45 Million. Aspire Fund Management was the largest investor in the round, investing $2 million along with a consortium of additional private investors who invested the balance of $450 thousand. "We are excited to expand our reach and portfolio profile through our investment in ePayRails. We believe the management team and their unique approach to solving complexities of B2B commerce gives them a distinct…

Bidstack Announces Acquisition of Ad Fraud Prevention Company Pubguard

Bidstack Group, the in-game advertising group, announced the acquisition of ad fraud prevention platform Pubguard. The move is designed to protect all of Bidstack’s gaming inventory by removing fraudulent ads and will help guarantee advertisers a brand safe environment to run their campaigns. Pubguard has built proprietary technology that automatically reviews creatives served in-app and on mobile web and desktop web to identify offensive, malicious, illegal ad content, and malware which can be blocked at a client’s…

M1 Selects Pareteum Experience Cloud to Power Pan-Asian Mobility Services

Pareteum Platform to Underpin Leading Singaporean Operator's Regional Hub for Iot, Enterprise and Consumer Services Pareteum Corporation, the rapidly growing cloud communications platform company, announced that it has been selected by leading Singaporean mobile operator M1 Limited (M1) to power the expansion of mobility services across the Asia-Pacific region. M1, which is owned by Keppel Corporation and Singapore Press Holdings, will deploy Pareteum Experience Cloud™ to enable its partner brands to launch mobility…