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Marketing Automation Platform AdStage Raises $3 Million to Help Marketers Prove Return on Ad Spend

AdStage, a closed-loop reporting and automation platform for paid marketers, announced that it raised $3M in a strategic round of funding led by Forté Ventures, HubSpot, and Verizon Ventures. The new funds will help AdStage further develop its core products to meet the growing demand for paid marketing measurement and analytics technology. Last year, AdStage grew its revenue by 150% after shifting focus from campaign management to data analytics and reporting. The volume of ad spend going through AdStage’s platform went…

Teads Charts Explosive Growth in 2017 to Demonstrate Video AdTech Is Ripe

Teads, an Altice-Owned Company Registered A Record 53% Top Line Growth In 2017 The video adtech marketplace is ripe. The latest announcement by Teads demonstrates why video advertising platforms can no longer be left out of a CMOs' stack in 2018. Teads, a leading video advertising marketplace in the world, has announced record results for 2017, reporting a revenue of $317 million representing a 53 percent organic growth year-over-year (YOY). Recommended Read: Interview with Jon Lombardo, Global Brand Strategy Lead,…

Progress Launches AI-Driven Native Chatbot

Progress's NativeChat, Offers 15x Faster Development, Native Support for 72 Languages and Ability to Integrate with Web, Mobile and Social Channels for a Seamless Digital Customer Experience BEDFORD, the leading provider of application development and deployment technologies, announced the availability of Progress NativeChat, the artificial intelligence-driven platform for creating and deploying chatbots. Unlike other chatbot technologies, NativeChat is based on patent-pending CognitiveFlow technology that can be trained…

Branch Announces Universal Ads and Mobile Measurement Partnership with Facebook

Branch Universal Ads Offers Mobile Marketers Visibility into Web and App Campaign Performance Across Facebook and Other Top Advertising Networks Branch, the mobile linking infrastructure for the world's leading brands, announced the immediate availability of Universal Ads. With this launch, Branch is also entering into a partnership with Facebook as a Mobile Measurement Partner (MMP). Powered by Branch's People-based Attribution engine, Universal Ads enables mobile advertisers and marketers to gain a unified view of their…

PowerLinks Raises $6.1 Million Series A to Automate Relevant Native Advertising

Powerlinks Is A Software Platform Which Automates The Buying And Selling Of Personally Relevant And User-Friendly "Native" Advertising PowerLinks announced that it has secured a £4.58 million ($6.1 million) Series A investment. The round is led by Foresight Group, with participation from leading angel investors and PowerLinks management. PowerLinks is emerging as a leader in a new generation of advertising platforms, connecting advertisers and publishers in a data rich marketplace, which processes over 6…

‘IAB 250 Powered by Dun & Bradstreet’ List Unveiled to Identify ‘Direct Brands’

First Annual ‘IAB 250 Powered by Dun & Bradstreet’ List Leveraged Economic Data from Dun & Bradstreet and Cultural Indicators from Other Sources Power List Of ‘Direct Brands’ Disrupting Incumbents in 15 Categories The Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB) has released the “IAB 250 Powered by Dun & Bradstreet". The IAB 250 Powered by Dun & Bradstreet" is a first-of-its-kind analysis that pinpoints the most important “Direct Brands” to watch in the US economy. The trade association for the digital media and…

Voice of the Customer Program, An Alternative to Focus Groups

Businesses invest money and time on outside market research firms that bring together focus groups for product testing. The resulting feedback from a very small sample of prospective customers is frequently incorporated across business operations from product development to messaging and go-to-market strategy, indiscriminately. On top of all that, vocal executive teams will also want to weigh in on the process. In the end, the marketing team has blown a hole in their budget and makes major bets based on third-party…

5 Mistakes That Can Be Disastrous to Your B2B Sales and Leads

B2B trading is a well-known model, especially for people working in the field of business and marketing. However, as time passes by, effective methods for business-to-business trading and marketing will also need to progress accordingly. Also, adapting well to what is trending in the current industry, that you belong to, is one primary key to creating a new deal. The deals are about ongoing B2B partners that a company may have. Also Read: How Marketers Can Optimize $682 Billion in Expected Spend in 2018 Five Mistakes…

ADYOULIKE and Tabmo Join Forces in Native Programmatic Advertising Partnership

Tabmo and ADYOULIKE Partnership Ensures that Ads are Served to the Right Audiences, in the Right Context and in a Brand Safe Environment ADYOULIKE, the leading in-feed native ad platform, announces a new partnership with Tabmo, the first mobile creative DSP for video, display and native advertising. The integration between these two platforms will enable agencies and brands to service audiences with more personalized and highly targeted native advertising on mobile devices. This new pairing combines the technology of…

Sharethrough’s New Integration with Adobe Advertising Cloud to Help Businesses to Leverage High-Impact Native Ad Formats

Adobe Advertising Cloud Clients Will Be Able To Access High-Impact Native Video And Display Ad Placements Across Sharethrough's Premium Publisher Network The leading native supply side platform, Sharethrough, has announced a new integration with Adobe Advertising Cloud. The integration will allow the more than 1,000 leading global marketers that use Adobe Advertising Cloud Demand-Side Platform (DSP), to access massive audiences with in-feed native video and display placements across more than 1,200 sites and apps on the…

The State of Ads.txt: Not a Big Clean-up Yet

Ad tech is not immaculate, let’s face it. The ecosystem is inhabited by bad actors and digital transactions are intervened by shady intermediaries. Tricky fraudsters like Methbot generate invalid traffic and get away with it. Programmatic has long lacked a mechanism for buyers to verify whether a supplier is legitimate to sell a publisher’s ad inventory. On the open exchange, buyers think they’re buying inventory from reputable publishers like NBCUniversal but often end up purchasing from impostor sites instead. As a result…

Sticky Content Launches Native Advertising Network Powered By Nativo To Monetize Branded Content Inventory

Sticky Content, the PA Group’s creative content agency, has partnered with native advertising platform Nativo to offer leading brand clients access to publisher audiences at scale Emily Shelley, Managing Director at Sticky Content, said, “In an era of increasing fragmentation, reaching a guaranteed high-value audience with engaging content is becoming harder to achieve. That’s why this new native network offers such value to our brand clients.” Shelley added, “Meanwhile publishers, many of whom have a long and…

Interview with David Shadpour, CEO at Social Native

"To build great teams, prioritize EQ over IQ"On Marketing Technology MTS: Tell us about your role at Social Native and how you got here. I am the CEO at Social Native. My primary role is to ensure everyone on our team loves their job. We all have good and bad days, but when I think about every job I’ve had in my life, this is by far the best. That blessing carries with it the responsibility to ensure my team, investors, and clients, all love their experience with Social Native. How? Relentless tenacity and…

Immersive Ads – VR Format is the Next Big Thing of Advertising

YuMe Inc., a multi-screen video adtech company, released the latest infographic-report on consumer experience towards immersive ad formats. The report reveals the attitude of consumers towards immersive ads published on mobile Virtual Reality (VR), Augmented Reality (AR) and 360-degree video formats. The survey results highlight the fact that consumers are hyper-engaged and super-attentive with immersive advertising. Consumers who have experienced adtech like VR consider the format as a revolutionary platform to engage…

TripleLift Partners With LiveRamp to Bring Enhanced Addressability to the Open Web

TripleLift is the first native exchange to offer programmatic people-based marketing on the open web TripleLift, the technology company that invents, powers and scales ads that earn consumer attention, has partnered with LiveRamp, the trusted platform that makes data accessible and meaningful. With this partnership, marketers will be able to leverage native creative executions with enhanced addressability for targeting and measurement capabilities on the open web, matching the quality and performance of walled gardens. For…

Introducing Markpoint DSP, a Point of Hassle-free Media Buying and Growth

Markpoint is happy to announce the launch of Markpoint DSP, a demand-side platform that enables advertisers to programmatically buy display, native, and video ads across web, mobile, and in-app. The Markpoint DSP aims to help advertisers, demand and supply partners grow their businesses, reach their marketing KPIs, and do that most cost-effectively. Markpoint team brings to the table years of expertise in advertising, marketing, technology, and data, as well as measurable capacities. Marketing Technology News: Why…

MarTech Opportunities in the 2020 Decade

A portmanteau combining the words Marketing and Technology, MarTech describes one of the greatest paradigm shifts in the history of marketing: the arrival of data-driven technology platforms. Over the past two decades, tech went from playing a peripheral role in Marketing to becoming an integral part of all Marketing processes. In essence, Marketing today is MarTech. Martech helps marketers address audiences that are more informed, tech-savvy, and connected than ever before. What is the MarTech opportunity? As of January…

Mintegral Granted IAB Tech Lab Open Measurement SDK Certification

The programmatic and interactive advertising platform Mintegral announced that it has received the Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB) Tech Lab Open Measurement SDK certification. This provides Mintegral partners with an extra layer of transparency as it allows for third-party viewability and verification of ad traffic. Mintegral has also been granted IAB Tech Lab membership, which will enable us to participate in defining and implementing more ad-tech standards in order to drive the industry forward towards a more open…

What’s Happening with AdTech Today: Thoughts of the CEO Who Spent Ten Years in the Industry

Ten years ago, I debuted as the CEO of an ad server. At that time, my Epom team broke into the AdTech industry with a technology that allowed advertisers, publishers, and ad networks to make revenue with online ads. Lots of things have changed since then. I still remember the early 2010s as the heydey of ad networks, affiliate agencies, and delayed analytics. I was lucky to witness the rise of native ads and the birth of the first demand-side platforms. Then the ubiquitous obsession with app monetization arose. AdTech was…

Mobile Advertising Needs More Than Just 5G

The mobile advertising market is booming – it’s expected to account for 43% of all media ad spend next year – and brands are actively trying to reach consumers engaging in daily mobile activities, from payments and bookings to communication and entertainment. This year, time spent on mobile devices will exceed the time spent watching TV and will reach an average of 3 hours 43 minutes per day, explaining the high demand for mobile advertising. As mobile continues to grow, advertisers can further develop techniques to…