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Comscore and IRIS.TV Introduce Contextual Targeting for Connected TV and Video Advertising

IRIS.TV's Contextual Video Marketplace now leverages Comscore's leading brand safety and contextual segments to deliver privacy-focused, relevant, and brand-safe video advertising Comscore, a trusted partner for planning, transacting, and evaluating media across platforms, and IRIS.TV, a video intelligence platform for broadcasters and publishers, announced that Comscore's brand safety and contextual categorization segments are now available for activation in IRIS.TV's Contextual Video Marketplace. This partnership…

MarTech Interview with Matt Gilbert, CEO at Pepperjam

"The demise of the third-party cookie will lead to brands increasingly focusing on methods to acquire and leverage first-party data." Journey into Tech  Hi Matt, as the greater industry has continued to evolve, and you think about your particular journey with Technology, any new reflections on the role you have played? What inspires you most in your role at Pepperjam? 20+ years into my love affair with Digital Marketing, and yes it is still a love affair, whatever small role I may have played in its evolution is…

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…

Peer39 Analysis Finds Brands Avoiding News Content Miss Out on Billions of High-value, Brand-suitable Ad Impressions Every Day

Brands Can Target Up to 32% of News Category With Assurances of Brand Safety Amid accelerated news cycles, consumers continue to increase their engagement with trusted news publications. With 94% of brands deploying blacklists to deal with brand safety, and some avoiding the category altogether, overcautious advertisers are likely missing out on targeting these highly-engaged consumers due to outdated fears of brand safety within News content. Analysis from Peer39, the leading provider of page-level intelligence, finds…

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…

This Ain’t Your Parents’ Contextual Targeting

The digital industry is facing threats to its status quo that are forcing all stakeholders to ask whether it deserved to be the status quo in the first place. New data policies are pushing companies to change the way they handle their users’ data. Those legal pressures – combined with the complexity of targeting and measuring across platforms like Mobile and OTT – are shaking the foundation of Digital Advertising. Premium publishers are standing up for user experience that encourages user loyalty over time, while brand…

Quintesse Launches Advanced Contextual Intelligence Platform to Meet Market Demand For Pro-Privacy Targeting Solutions

Rooted in Proven, Patented Contextual Technology Adopted by Some of the World’s Greatest Brands, Quintesse Advances Brand Safety, Suitability and Contextual Targeting for Brands, Agencies, and Publishers With 13 patents from 20 years of contextual technology development, Quintesse has launched as an advanced contextual intelligence platform to meet the accelerating market demand for pro-privacy targeting solutions. As a new business from Vibrant Media, Quintesse provides brands and agencies complete transparency into the…

Dovetale Launches Integration With Shopify to Help Brands Track Influencer Marketing Conversions and Speed Up Process Working With Creators

Dovetale Is Launching a New App on Shopify App Store to Help Brands and Agencies Work With Influencers Without Investing Thousands in Software Dovetale, Inc. announced that it has launched an integration and application for Shopify merchants hosting on the platform. These new features will help marketers explore influencer marketing more systematically as they continue to diversify their advertising spend. Track affiliate coupon codes, refunds, total orders and monitor sales for each influencer…

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…

Figaro Media Launch Mobile Story Formats with ADYOULIKE

Figaro Media is launching three 100% mobile "story" formats with native technology platform ADYOULIKE to combine the quality of the advertising experience with Brand Safety, Contextual Targeting and Transparency Figaro Media, the leading French digital media publisher, which has 37.7M Unique Views per month*, is to launch the innovation, which allows advertisers to broadcast their Social Media Stories on the group's 13 media sites, at the heart of editorial content. These three new formats are based on ADYOULIKE &…

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…

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…

AcuityAds Partners with Tapad to Enhance Cross-Device Marketing Capabilities with a Focus on CTV

Tapad's integration with AcuityAds’ current offering will complement cross-channel marketing capabilities for brands and agencies in the U.S. and Canada Tapad, a global leader in digital identity resolution, has partnered with AcuityAds, a technology leader that provides targeted digital media solutions for advertisers to connect intelligently with audiences. The partnership will enhance AcuityAds’ existing cross-device solution, especially with respect to its cross-channel marketing capabilities in the Connected TV (CTV)…

DEVCON Announces Protect Elect 2020: Providing Free Access to Security Software For Media Companies

Industry-Leading Influencers and 10 Major Fortune 500 Media Companies to Launch Public Research Initiative to Defeat the Weaponization of Marketing Technology DEVCON, the industry leader in online client-side security, announced the launch of its “Protect Elect 2020” program providing publishers with free cybersecurity software in advance of the upcoming 2020 US presidential election. This first-of-its-kind initiative will combat cyberattacks on media sites and their readers by granting national and local news publishers…

GumGum’s Groundbreaking Contextual Analysis Solution for Digital Publishers Makes Official Debut

The Company’s Latest Adtech Solution, Verity, Leverages Proprietary AI Technologies to Scan Web Content – Including Images – for Contextual Classification, Keyword Extraction and Brand Suitability GumGum, Inc., a technology and artificial intelligence company specializing in solutions for advertising and media, has announced the official release of Verity, a first-of-its-kind content classification and brand safety solution. The product – which analyzes the full publisher content of web pages, including images, where…

NMPi Announces Ed Camargo As New Managing Director In The US

Former VP of Digital Paid Media at ForwardPMX joins digital media specialists New York office  NMPi, the award-winning digital media specialist, announces the appointment of Ed Camargo as Managing Director US, operating out of the agency’s New York office. Ed has more than 23 years’ experience in digital media. Before joining NMPi, Ed worked as VP of Digital Paid Media at ForwardPMX, where he was responsible for the strategic vision and operations of the SEM, Display and Social Media departments. At NMPi, he will be…

AdTech Predictions 2020: Where is Premium Programmatic Inventory Management Heading?

As part of our Predictions Series 2020, we spoke to Charmagne Jacobs, VP/Head of Global Marketing and Partnerships at the programmatic-guaranteed platform, Adslot. In this series, Charmagne answered our questions -- talking about everything from third-party cookies to premium programmatic inventory to first-party data. The Rise of SPO Will Force SSPs to Incorporate More Services to Stay Relevant MarTech Series: What will happen to header bidding? What is the future of SSPs? Charmagne: In 2019, header-bidding created…

Medium is the Message: Publisher-Based Optimization in Mobile Marketing

In 1960, Marshall McLuhan, noted philosopher, academic and media critic, coined the expression “the medium is the message.” Since then, marketers and researchers have found that media context impacts ad recall, recognition, level and nature of the processing, attitude, cognition, brand attitude, and purchase intent (source: “The Medium As A Contextual Cue,” Micael Dahlen, Journal of Advertising). These results make sense in Mobile Marketing industry. When we’re reading about travel, we’re intuitively more open to marketing…

TechBytes with Keith Pieper, VP of Product Operations at Sovrn

Could you tell us about your role and journey into Advertising technology? My first role in Ad technology was with AdNet who built websites in Omaha, Nebraska. While there, I helped the company move from building websites to administering online display media for Ameritrade, also headquartered in Omaha. From there, I moved to Colorado to join an ad serving startup called MatchLogic. It’s been a fun and interesting road since that eventually led me to Sovrn today. What are your thoughts on the CCPA? How can the industry…

Bidstack’s £10 Million Trade Deal Signals the Dawn of a New Ad Category

 Bidstack, the in-game advertising group, has entered into a £10m trade deal that represents the first-ever major investment from an agency group into in-game advertising. Bidstack has been trailblazing the in-game ad category since it was listed on the London Stock Exchange in 2018 – becoming the first crowdfunded gaming company to go public. Since its arrival on the open market, Bidstack has signed partnerships with game publishers such as Sports Interactive and Codemasters, ad tech platforms such as The Trade Desk,…