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Everything Has Changed: Brands Adapting to the New Post-Coronavirus Normal

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues along with the economic recession or depression that comes with it, brands around the world need to adapt their strategies quickly in a coronavirus world. The “new normal” has shifted drastically as consumers focus on social distancing, varying levels of quarantine, getting core essentials delivered and enabling online experiences from home. More than 22 million Americans have now filed for unemployment, others face work furloughs and many more are either sick or have a family member that…

AdTech Roundup: Top Things in Advertising Technology

Today’s AdTech Roundup covers the latest in Native and Programmatic Advertising, Technology, TV Advertising, Audience Data announcements from GroundTruth, SpotX, Tinuiti, Centro, and AdInMo. GroundTruth and Yext Integration Offers Marketers Ability to Create Location-Based Mobile Advertising Campaigns GroundTruth, the leading location technology company, today announced a new partnership and integration with Yext, Inc. , the Search Experience Cloud company, to create customized location-based mobile advertising campaigns…

Acxiom Announces New Addressable Media Solutions

Acxiom Addressable Advertising is the first in a series of new marketing transformation solutions, in partnership with IPG agencies, designed to improve marketing intelligence and business growth  Acxiom, the data and technology foundation for the world’s best marketers, today announced the launch of Addressable Advertising, a new performance-based, digital media solution suite that combines Acxiom’s 50 years of expertise in customer data management, identity, and ethical data use with the addressable media capabilities of …

SpotX Brings Comprehensive Measurement and Attribution Suite to CTV Advertising Inventory

SpotX leads among SSPs, collaborating with 11 measurement companies including Comscore, Kantar, and Nielsen SpotX, the leading global video advertising platform, announced the expansion of its comprehensive Measurement and Attribution Suite. The extensive offering provides advertisers the ability to accurately attribute ad spend across video channels including connected TV (CTV) and is the most robust in-market for video. By uncovering valuable audience reach metrics like brand lift, incremental reach and frequency, and…

How to Survive the COVID-19 Crisis in the Online Ad Industry

New rules and limitations that were imposed in order to fight the proliferation of COVID-19 have disrupted the sustainability of numerous offline businesses. However, the coronavirus crisis's impact on the retail and e-commerce industries is rather mixed.  Some retailers – such as Amazon – have benefited from the outbreak's short-term effects, reporting increased sales figures as consumer trends are shifting from offline to online purchases. However, despite the growth of e-commerce purchases in some areas, the…

VAB‘s Analysis of 100 Years of Economic Data Reveals Effect of Advertising Investment During Health Crises and Recessions

VAB’s Keep Calm and Advertise On: How to Successfully Navigate Your Brand Through An Economic Downturn, is a new, comprehensive analysis of data spanning the 1920s through present day, identifying the correlation between advertising investment and business outcomes during periods of economic upheaval due to global health crises and recession. The investigative study summarizes nearly a century of data from sources including the International Monetary Fund, academic marketing scholars, Fortune 100 companies and financial…

Centro Gives Advertisers Automation and Visualization in Campaign Reports and Work Management

Centro, a global provider of advertising technology, announced the release of new products and upgrades that help advertisers with automation and visualization for campaign reporting, workflow management and forecasting. The advanced tools give brands and agencies more control of their campaigns. These are available in Centro’s Basis, the industry’s most comprehensive, automated, and intelligent digital media platform—and the only software solution of its kind to consolidate digital operations across programmatic, direct,…

Escalated Offers Advanced Warning: ‘Website Publishers Face Greater IVT Volume Amid Increased Internet Usage’

Escalated recently underscored the digital stresses and vulnerabilities that worldwide quarantines and stay-at-home orders are creating due to heavy online volume. With an unprecedented number of people now spending a large portion of their day on the internet, web publishers are experiencing a flood of invalid traffic (IVT), increasing the risk not only to their own business, but also to revenue generated by their advertising partners. Escalated is a trusted provider of real-time ad-fraud protection, geared toward IVT, bots…

The Prada Group Selects Sprinklr to Reach a New Generation of Luxury Customers Through Modern Channels

Global leader in luxury goods will create immersive brand experiences across social channels Sprinklr, the leading Customer Experience Management platform (CXM), today announced that the Prada Group, a global leader in the luxury goods industry, is using Sprinklr to enable its data-driven social advertising and engagement strategy. The Prada Group is enhancing collaboration across global agencies on Sprinklr’s AI-powered platform to increase return on ad spend, reach relevant audiences, and gain insight into effective…

99% of Digital Agency Leaders Admit to Mistakes

It can take weeks or months to prepare for a digital ad campaign, but it only takes one mistake to undo all that effort. Digital agency decision-makers recently admitted to encountering not one mistake but several – many in a single week – that cost them thousands of bottom-line dollars. The lost fees and headaches add up fast, harming an agency’s reputation while damaging the brands they were called upon to promote. A recent study done in partnership with Censuswide, “Agency Confessions,” found that 99% of…

AdTech Roundup: Top Things in Advertising Technology

Today’s AdTech Roundup covers the latest in Native and Programmatic Advertising, Technology, TV Advertising, Audience Data announcements from Magellan AI, ViacomCBS, Mintegral, MediaCrossing, and Intentwise. Magellan AI: How Coronavirus Has Impacted Podcast Advertising Magellan AI, the podcast industry’s leading provider of ad level data, has released a whitepaper outlining the impact coronavirus is having on the podcast industry’s advertising landscape. While many analytics companies have addressed the change in podcast…

CTV Share of Total Video Ad Impressions Drops to Lowest Point in Two Years as COVID-19 Initially Drives Massive Changes in Media…

Q1 2020 Video Benchmarks show anomalies in previous steady trends, though new data for April and May to-date reveal a rapid rise in CTV share of impressions back to the dominant levels pre-pandemic Video ad impressions on connected TV (CTV) platforms dropped to 37 percent of all ad impressions in Q1 2020, a decline of over 21 percent from Q4 2019, reveals the latest Video Benchmarks Report from Extreme Reach (ER), the complete asset management solution for TV and video ads. But while the sudden CTV share decline observed…

CTV Share of Total Video Ad Impressions Drops to Lowest Point in Two Years as COVID-19 Initially Drives Massive Changes in Media…

Q1 2020 Video Benchmarks show anomalies in previous steady trends, though new data for April and May to-date reveal a rapid rise in CTV share of impressions back to the dominant levels pre-pandemic Video ad impressions on connected TV (CTV) platforms dropped to 37 percent of all ad impressions in Q1 2020, a decline of over 21 percent from Q4 2019, reveals the latest Video Benchmarks Report from Extreme Reach (ER), the complete asset management solution for TV and video ads. But while the sudden CTV share decline observed…

MediaCrossing Inc. Launches Innovative Digital Advertising Solution to Help Marketers Reach Consumers in Uncertain Economic Environment

MXEdge Will Ensure Small & Medium-Sized Businesses Survive in 2020 and Beyond MediaCrossing Inc., founded in 2012, is a leading digital media firm dedicated to bringing tools and solutions normally reserved for the world's largest brands to emerging growth companies. The firm works with companies nationwide to plan and execute strategic digital advertising strategies that distinguish brands from competitors. MXEdge, the company's newest offering, ensures small and mid-sized firms have access to the same, effective…

Mintegral Releases New Advertising Self-Service Platform

Leading mobile interactive advertising platform Mintegral announced that its self-service platform has just received a significant set of upgrades that will help advertisers tackle present-day challenges. Top media channels have become the main source of user acquisition for mobile advertisers. With the biggest players on the market, essentially creating a UA monopoly, small and medium-sized gaming advertisers are feeling the pressure. Marketing Technology News: Fuel Cycle Releases Qualitative Analysis Feature…

Button Joins Forces With AppsFlyer: Offering Brands Like Klook Industry-Leading Mobile Affiliate Optimization Technology Powered by Button…

Button, the leading mobile commerce platform, announced its partnership with AppsFlyer, the global attribution leader, to offer brands visibility into quality app traffic optimized by Button in their AppsFlyer dashboards. Through this integration, AppsFlyer customers using Button's affiliate optimization technology can see the affiliate channel as a media source alongside all other channels of traffic to understand their spend holistically across all marketing activities. Now, brands can access the full suite of Button's…

Sales Leaders Turn to Artificial Intelligence to Drive Resiliency Amid Volatility

The outbreak of the novel coronavirus has left businesses scrambling to manage cashflows and drive continuity amid rapid and radical disruption. With liquidity top of mind, finance leaders are re-evaluating cash positions and making real-time adjustments to revenue and profit models in order to mitigate their organization’s exposure. This landscape has put added pressure on sales leaders who must steer business forward by delivering revenue commitments in the face of evolving market conditions and customer needs. Reinvent…

TechBytes with Tom Simpson, SVP Brand & Exchange at AdColony APAC

Hi Tom, please tell us about your journey into MarTech/AdTech. Tell us more about your role and team you handle at AdColony. I started my journey as a marketer 15 years ago, and gradually voyaged through industries. I began my career in the agency world, and then on into tech, which is where I am now. Every move I made was done with the simple goal of learning something new, as the foundation of my interests lay with people, and the world I live in. As time went by, my interests went from aspiring to be the best…

Improving Marketing Decision-making Key to Programmatic Adtech

New Guide Includes Range of Recommendations for Media Buyers Media buyers should follow five key criteria when venturing into the complex and opaque ecosystem of third-party data that is designed to help them target their programmatic digital media buys. The criteria are part of “Data Sources for Media: A Buyer’s Guide,” a comprehensive new report from the ANA Trust Consortium, which was launched by the ANA in 2019 in partnership with ANA general counsel Reed Smith to restore trust in the marketing ecosystem. The Guide is…

Magellan AI: How Coronavirus Has Impacted Podcast Advertising

Magellan AI, the podcast industry's leading provider of ad level data, has released a whitepaper outlining the impact coronavirus is having on the podcast industry's advertising landscape. While many analytics companies have addressed the change in podcast consumption, to date there hasn't been a report addressing advertising activity and spend. This report does so. In this whitepaper we explore the following: What's happening in the market overall? Which advertiser categories have increased or decreased spend?…