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Kubient Reveals Ad Execs Are Seeking More Insights for Their Ad Spend

Ad Tech shares Industry's Perspective of Ad Fraud Kubient, the cloud advertising marketplace that enables advertisers and publishers to reach, monetize and connect their audiences efficiently and effectively, conducted a survey of advertising professionals that sought to take a snapshot of the industry's perspective on the multi-billion dollar problem of advertising fraud, how they allocate budget based on risk, the channels that have the best ROI, as well as the overall lack of confidence in the industry's ability to…

TechBytes with Amit Shetty, Sr. Director, Product at IAB Tech Lab

Please tell us about your current role and the team/ technology you handle at IAB. I lead the programmatic, anti-fraud, and brand safety initiatives at IAB Tech Lab. What is ads.txt and app adds.txt solution that you recently announced? Could you elaborate on how these work in the CTV / OTT ecosystem? ads.txt (and app-ads.txt) is a transparency mechanism that enables publishers to state the “authorized digital sellers” of their inventory. The recent update IAB Tech Lab released is to better support the additional…

Hivestack Expands to China and Appoints Troy Yang as Managing Director of North Asia

Global Ad Tech Leader Expands to Largest Out-of-Home Advertising Market in the World and Appoints Former SVP of Trade Desk to Oversee North Asia Hivestack, the global ad tech leader in programmatic digital out-of-home (DOOH) advertising, announced the expansion of its business operations into China and the appointment of Troy Yang as Managing Director, North Asia. Joining from The Trade Desk, where he was Senior Vice President of North Asia, Yang will be located in Hong Kong and will hire a General Manager of China to…

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 UENI, Adverty, Comscore, Adform, to Winterberry Group. UENI Announces Extended Support for Small Businesses with Free E-Commerce Services UENI Ltd, the London-based creator of free websites for small businesses announced that it is extending its support to entrepreneurs and small business owners. From today, January 7th, it will provide a multi-product shopping cart, flexible…

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 Vidy (Video), Hive9 (Marketing Segmentation), Docubay (Video), Esquire (eCommerce), to BBTV (Entertainment). Vidy Expands Decentralized Video Ad Network Vidy, the world’s first blockchain-powered decentralized video ad network, has launched its own crypto assets, called VidyCoin. When users play a video ad, they will be rewarded with VidyCoin, which can be used for buying goods in…

David Frei Joins Swaarm as Chief Executive Officer

Swaarm announced that David Frei has been appointed as the company's Chief Executive Officer. Frei most recently served as Senior Manager of Business Development at HERE Technologies, the industry-leading map and location services company with backers from Daimler, BMW, Audi, Intel, Bosch. He will leverage his experience in consulting and technology sales, expanding global businesses into new territories and markets, to help drive Swaarm’s growth rapidly. Marketing Technology News: Stack8 Partners With RingCentral…

FreeWheel to Acquire Ad Tech Leader Beeswax

Acquisition will enable FreeWheel clients to participate more seamlessly in the growing programmatic TV ecosystem FreeWheel announced that it has agreed to acquire Beeswax, a software as a service (SaaS) advertising company. The acquisition will expand FreeWheel’s current programmatic marketplace capabilities across all forms of television and video advertising, including Connected TV (CTV) and Set-top Box Video on Demand (STB VOD). This transaction is expected to close in January 2021, pending regulatory approvals.…

Former Amobee, SingTel Ad Tech Veteran Harry Dewhirst Joins Hivestack’s Advisory Board

Hivestack, the global ad tech leader in programmatic digital out-of-home (DOOH) advertising, announced the appointment of Harry Dewhirst as the first member of its Advisory Board. Dewhirst, who co-founded adtech company Amobee – which was acquired in 2012 by SingTel – will focus on advising and providing counsel on the strategic expansion of Hivestack across APAC. “We are delighted to welcome Harry as a member of Hivestack’s Advisory Board”, commented Andreas Soupliotis, Co-founder and CEO of Hivestack. “His success as a…

Adzerk Raises $11 Million Funding

Adzerk, whose APIs help clients build custom digital ad platforms, has raised $11 million in funding as part of a Series A round. With the new funding, Adzerk is rebranding to "Kevel," while leaning into the burgeoning market for digital companies looking to build, maintain, and control in-house ad monetization platforms. Specifically, Kevel helps a wide range of digital publishers, social networks, and e-commerce marketplaces integrate sponsored listings, native ads, and internal promotions into their sites and apps.…

Swaarm Secures €800K Funding

Swaarm, a SaaS company focused on performance-based tracking and optimization, announced that it has secured €800K in a seed funding round led by Ilona van Megen and Rudolf van Megen, Supervisory Board Member of DE-CIX Group AG, which will help further fuel the company's growth since launching recently in September. One of Germany's startup pioneers, Rudolf van Megen co-founded SQS Software Quality Systems AG in 1982, driving it to become the largest international market leader for specialized service of software testing…

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…

Catalina Chooses Cadent as TV Graph and Analytics Partner

Cadent, the advanced TV platform company,  announced an expansion of its strategic partnership with Catalina, the leader in shopper intelligence and personalized digital media for CPG brands and retailers. Catalina will use the Cadent Platform to expand its marketing services to include linear TV, advanced TV, and OTT programming as part of its BuyerVision managed service, which also includes digital and in-store activation. Additionally, Cadent will offer its clients Catalina's purchase-based audiences and cross-screen…

TripleLift Crosses $1 Billion Dollar Lifetime Ad Spend Milestone

TripleLift, one of the fastest-growing ad tech companies in the world, announced that it exceeded $1 billion in lifetime advertising spend through its platform, attributing half of the spend to the past 12 month period. As of the milestone, more than 100,000 advertisers are currently buying programmatic ads through TripleLift, which counts direct relationships with more than 20,000 publishers. In addition to the billion-dollar threshold, the company recorded a historic performance period in Q3 2020. As of January 2020,…

Tappx Announces Partnership With Laliga for Mobile App Monetization

Tappx, a leading AdTech company delivering advertising solutions for mobile, OTT, and desktop, announces a new partnership with LaLiga, Spain’s premier professional football league. The new collaboration kicked off with Tappx working with LaLiga to improve the monetization strategy for its global hit app, LaLiga Fantasy MARCA 2020 Football Manager. LaLiga started working with Tappx during the 2019-2020 football season. Prior to onboarding Tappx, the LaLiga Fantasy Football app team evaluated its in-app advertising inventory…

VEON Acquires Strategic Stake in Bangladesh’s Leading Full-Stack B2B Commerce Platform, Shopup

Investment expands VEON's fintech reach into SME commerce VEON Ltd. and (Euronext Amsterdam: VEON), through VEON Ventures, has joined Sequoia Capital India and Flourish Ventures as investors in ShopUp, Bangladesh's leading full-stack B2B commerce platform for small businesses, becoming ShopUp's first strategic corporate investor. The investment enables VEON Ventures to support ShopUp's fast-growing digital ecosystem for micro, small and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs), which form a vital backbone of Bangladesh's …

MonetizeMore Achieves Google Certified Publishing Partnership

MonetizeMore, an early pioneer of the ad optimization model has been accepted as a Google Certified Publishing Partner. This seal of approval is a testament to MonetizeMore's ability to tackle complex ad monetization challenges and consistently exceed publisher expectations via sophisticated ad tech and an expert team of 170+ around the world. Marketing Technology News: Study: Brands Have Yet to Create the Post-COVID-19 Digital and Mobile Experiences Customers Value Most Google Certified Publishing Partners are…

Minute Media Selects Triton Digital to Power Its Podcast Monetization Strategy

Triton Digital, the global technology and services leader to the digital audio and podcast industry, and Minute Media, a leading global technology and digital publishing platform, announced that Minute Media has selected Triton’s powerful suite of podcast technology to power the delivery, monetization, and measurement of its podcast content. Through this partnership, Minute Media will utilize Triton’s enterprise podcast platform, Omny Studio, to unify the hosting of their 90+ global sports podcasts, including The Players’…

Trace Partners with Molotov Solutions to Develop its OTT Platform Worldwide

Using the Molotov platform, TracePlay will offer more than 25 live TV channels, 100 radio channels and some 1,000 hours of on-demand content Trace, the international media group dedicated to empowerment and entertainment of afro-urban people, has entrusted Molotov Solutions to develop and operate the new version of its OTT platform, TracePlay. Trace will soon launch Trace Academia, the world's first free online edutainment platform dedicated to vocational training. Molotov is an OTT distribution platform that has…

MediaMath and Spaceback Partner to Empower Marketers To Transform Social Media Content Into Display Ads Seamlessly

Partnership Empowers Businesses to Use Spaceback’s Social Display Platform to Improve the Performance of Online Advertising Campaigns Spaceback, the creator of Social Display advertising, announced that it has entered into an agreement with MediaMath to become the first platform integrated into MediaMath's programmatic platform that enables advertisers to take advantage of a new, innovative advertising solution called Social Display. This new creative format combines powerful engaging social media experiences with the…

Centro Positioned as a Challenger in the Gartner 2020 Magic Quadrant for Ad Tech

Centro, a global provider of advertising technology, announced that it has been positioned as a ‘Challenger’ in the Gartner 2020 Magic Quadrant for Ad Tech. According to Gartner in its report, “Challengers in this Magic Quadrant perform as well as (or better than) Leaders but tend to focus more narrowly on certain channels, strategies or nonenterprise buyer profiles. Challengers are positioned close to the Leaders Quadrant and, in many cases, their specialization is an advantage to some buyers.” The report further states…