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Contextual Advertising

Death of the Cookie: Future of Online Marketing

In January 2020, Google announced that its Chrome browser would begin phasing out support for third-party cookies. They were not the first to announce such a move as Apple introduced Intelligent Tracking Prevention (ITP) 1.0, a privacy feature that came with Safari 11, in September 2017. This new feature blocked third-party cookies by default in Safari and was more of a subtle jab at Google and other AdTech companies than it was a stand on user privacy. Of course, Apple does not depend on advertising solely, so they can…

MarTech Interview with Ben Plomion, Chief Growth Officer at GumGum

"I sincerely hope that brands and marketers start to wake up to the negative impact that keyword-based brand safety strategies are having because those strategies don’t just hurt publishers but also brands." You were recently promoted to Chief Growth Officer. How has your role at GumGum evolved since then? My role as CMO was largely devoted to pinpointing our differentiators then promoting them. In my new role, I’m still doing that, but I’m also validating our value proposition because the client-facing nature of Sales…

TechBytes with Travis O’Neil, SVP of Operations at GumGum

Tell us a bit about GumGum. We got our start and still derive the lion’s share of our business in the Digital Advertising industry, but GumGum is, more broadly, a technology company whose core competency is Machine Learning solutions that extract value from text, images, and videos. We currently have both a sports sponsorship valuation business rooted in Computer Vision logo recognition technology, and an advertising business serving contextual targeting and brand safety intelligence solutions along with an array of…

Veritone Expands Content Classification Capabilities to Power Contextual Advertising at Scale for Podcasts

Veritone aiWARE Now Produces IAB Tech Lab Content Taxonomy-Compliant Metadata Output Veritone Inc., the creator of the world’s first operating system for artificial intelligence, aiWARE, announced the expansion of its content classification capabilities to support IAB Tech Lab Content Taxonomy-compliant metadata output via aiWARE APIs. The new offering will enable podcast distribution platforms to programmatically transcribe and tag audio streams with topical, descriptive, and time-correlated keyword metadata prior to…

Media.net Partners with Amino Payments to Offer Third Party Supply Chain Transparency for All Media.net Marketplace Transactions

 “Having Someone Else Grade Your Homework” Ensures Brands Get What They Pay For Media.net, a contextual advertising and publisher solutions company, emerging as a leader in programmatic, and Amino Payments, the premiere transparency and supply path optimization company for digital advertisers, announced a partnership to provide detailed visibility into how much of a buyer’s budget results in true working media through the Media.net Marketplace.  This marks one of the first and largest adoptions of third party audit—on…

New Research from GumGum Shows a Resurgence in Contextual Targeting in Advertising, but Highlights Room for Industry to Grow

Use of Contextual Advertising on the Rise but Still Not Mainstream Despite New Technologies, Brand Safety and Data Protection Concerns Almost half (49%) of businesses in the US are using contextual targeting in their advertising mix with 32% relying on contextual targeting in the UK, according to a new research report “Contextual Advertising: The New Frontier.” The report, released and commissioned by GumGum, an artificial intelligence company with deep expertise in computer vision, explores the current state of…

TechBytes with Matt Trotta, GM, North America, Playbuzz

Matt Trotta GM, North America, Playbuzz We were moved by the significant disruptions in the market for user-generated content and storytelling platforms. To understand the true definition of 'success' for marketing technology platforms in this space, we interviewed Matt Trotta, GM, North America, Playbuzz.Tell us about your journey and how you landed at Playbuzz? The majority of my career has really taken place in the branded content space. Perhaps most notable is the 6.5 years I spent at BuzzFeed, where I saw the…

VuePlanner Delivers Context and Brand Suitability for Pre-Buying YouTube Video Advertising Campaigns

VuePlanner Allows Buyers to Build Contextually Relevant Youtube Segments Giant Media announced the launch of VuePlanner, a transparent pre-buy planning tool for brands and agencies advertising on YouTube. “YouTube offers an incredible opportunity to reach video consumers at the moment they are most engaged with the content they care about. Through VuePlanner we’re enabling buyers to view YouTube inventory pre-bid, providing better video-level targeting by curating the most contextually relevant video content environments…

Context Is King: The Rise of Contextual Advertising in 2018

One of the biggest challenges for both publishers and brands today is capturing the attention of users without disrupting their online experience. And while most consumers ignore ads, there’s actually an effective method that can help capture their attention: contextual advertising. At its core, contextual advertising is an efficient way to deliver advertisements that are directly correlated with the content the consumer is enjoying. Contextual advertising is more personalized than traditional display, since the…