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Magnite Names Katie Evans as Chief Operating Officer

Magnite, the largest independent omnichannel sell-side advertising platform, announced that Katie Evans has been named Chief Operating Officer of the company. In this newly created role, Katie will be responsible for scaling Magnite’s global service operations and overseeing the company’s client operations, technical operations and business intelligence teams. Katie formerly held the role of GM of CTV at Magnite. Prior to the formation of Magnite from the merger of Rubicon Project and Telaria, Katie was the Chief…

Global Online Content Consumption Doubles in 2020, Research Shows

DoubleVerify (“DV”), a leading software platform for digital media measurement, data, and analytics, released its ‘Four fundamental shifts in advertising during 2020’ report. This international study considers the impact that device types, evolving news cycles, and new ad technologies have had on consumers’ engagement with online brand promotions. The study, conducted with over 10,000 respondents across France, Germany, Spain, the UK, and the US, shows that: Content consumption is soaring: Daily time spent consuming…

Comscore Launches New Brand Suitability Protections for Advertisers

High/medium/low risk variations now available for 15 segments, including: hate speech, human rights violations, crime and violence, adult content, online piracy, and more Comscore, a trusted partner for planning, transacting and evaluating media, announced enhanced brand suitability protections that offer brands greater precision to determine what content is safe and contextually relevant. The segments, which are now available in many leading demand-side platforms, will put the control back in the advertiser's hands to be…

TechBytes with Anudit Vikram SVP of Product at MediaMath

Hi Anudit, tell us about your experience as a Product Management leader in AdTech during a lockdown crisis? Covid-19 has changed the rules of the game with businesses re-aligning their priorities to address the suddenly changed needs of their customers. The key to success in these times is clear communication across the organization, ensuring everyone understands and is on the same page with the new objectives. At MediaMath, our team is set up to change course in required direction swiftly. How do you relay your ideas…

Unruly Appoints Former IPG Mediabrands Singapore CEO David Haddad As ANZ MD

Leading video advertising platform Unruly, part of Tremor International, announced the appointment of former IPG Mediabrands Singapore CEO David Haddad to the position of Australia and New Zealand MD. Haddad will be responsible for accelerating the company’s growth in the key Australian and New Zealand markets, working closely with key strategic partner News Corp Australia in cementing Unruly’s strong brand reputation in the region and driving forward its new cross-screen capabilities, which includes CTV, In-App and …

Blockgraph Appoints Aleck Schleider as Chief Revenue Officer

Blockgraph is a joint venture between Comcast, Charter Communications and ViacomCBS to help marketers use audience insights for Advanced TV and Premium Video Advertising Schleider will lead customer expansion and platform monetization efforts Blockgraph, an industry-operated data platform that allows its users to provide insights to advertisers,  announced that it has appointed industry veteran Aleck Schleider as its first ever Chief Revenue Officer. The appointment follows the recent announcement that Comcast…

SpotX Makes Strategic Investment in SpringServe, Leading Independent Ad Serving Platform for OTT and CTV

Companies will collaborate by integrating platform capabilities and developing technologies to further connect the supply and demand ecosystems SpotX, the leading global video advertising platform, today announced a strategic investment in SpringServe, the leading ad serving platform for over-the-top (OTT) and connected TV (CTV). Under the terms of the agreement, both companies will work together to provide joint customers with the most advanced video advertising capabilities, while seamlessly connecting platform…

Stirista Launches AdStir – Groundbreaking Self-Serve Data-Driven Media Buying Platform with Transparent Pricing

Access to Premium OTT and CTV Inventory Coupled with Advanced Reporting Gives Brands and Agencies Alternative to Complex, Overpriced and Difficult to Navigate DSPs STIRISTA,​ a data-driven digital marketing solutions provider known for its identity-driven and authoritative data assets, unveiled  its self-serve media buying platform, AdStir. A revolutionary platform, AdStir gives brands and agencies access to premium inventory including Over-The-Top (OTT) and Connected TV (CTV) in addition to online, mobile and display…

SendtoNews Joins the IRIS.TV Contextual Video Marketplace

IRIS.TV, a video intelligence platform, announced the introduction of SendtoNews to the company’s Contextual Video Marketplace. With this integration, STN's online video platform of premium content will be contextually segmented by a growing list of leading data providers including Oracle Data Cloud, Comscore, GumGum, and Spectrum Media Services. Marketers will now be able to contextually target STN’s over a billion monthly video views across thousands of trusted publishers in a privacy-first and brand-suitable way. The…

Meet Magnite, the Largest Independent Omnichannel Sell-Side Platform in the World

Rubicon Project and Telaria Rebrand Under Magnite; Nasdaq Ticker Symbol Change to "MGNI" from "RUBI" on July 1st Magnite, the largest independent sell-side advertising platform, debuts today following the merger between Rubicon Project and Telaria in April 2020. Magnite unifies Rubicon Project’s expertise as a scaled programmatic exchange and Telaria’s leading CTV capabilities to better connect publishers with thousands of buyers and brands. The company’s omnichannel advertising platform enables publishers to monetize…

Fiksu DSP Launches BidMind, a CTV Advertising Platform

Fiksu, a renowned, cross-environment programmatic platform, announces the launch of BidMind, a self-serve platform for marketing on CTV. For over a decade, Fiksu has been uniting the industry's largest proprietary datasets with powerful optimization and segmentation tools helping performance-driven marketers target specific audiences more likely to engage with their product on mobile or the web. BidMind represents an evolution of these algorithms applied in the CTV environment. Marketing Technology News: Signavio Selects…

Tru Optik and Deep Root Analytics Enter Agreement to Enhance Audience-Based Targeting Capabilities Within Tru Optik’s Political Data Cloud

Integration Offers Access to Political Audience-Based Segments Across OTT/CTV Tru Optik, the identity resolution leader across OTT and Connected TV (CTV), announced an agreement with Deep Root Analytics, an audience-powered analytics company, to integrate Deep Root’s proprietary audience-based segments – political, public affairs and corporate advocacy – to Tru Optik’s Political Data CloudTM. Through this integration, media companies and political advertisers will be able to leverage Deep Root’s audience segments with rich…

Cinedigm Partners with SpringServe for its Ad Serving Platform

Partnership provides Cinedigm with SpringServe’s advanced ad management platform for OTT video advertising Leading independent entertainment studio Cinedigm has announced a strategic partnership with SpringServe, the leading ad serving platform for over-the-top (OTT) and connected TV (CTV). With the agreement, SpringServe will become the primary ad framework for Cinedigm’s growing portfolio of free ad-supported streaming television channels. This partnership with SpringServe will allow Cinedigm to better manage and more…

Unruly Appoints Former Verizon Director Toby Williams as VP Business Development, APMEA

Video ad tech company Unruly, part of Tremor International,  announces the appointment of former Verizon director, Toby Williams, to the position of Vice President of Business Development in the APMEA (Asia Pacific, Middle East and Africa) regions. In his new role, Williams will be responsible for driving Unruly’s media footprint across the Asia-Pacific (APAC) region by building strategic partnerships with publishers and media companies. Williams will be based at the Unruly APAC HQ in Singapore, and will report to Phil…

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…

STUDY: Nearly Half of Advertisers Leverage Advanced Video Ad Formats Driving a 335% Higher Engagement Rate

Innovid’s Global Video Benchmarks Report findings validate advanced video advertising drives considerable engagement for brands Report highlights best practices that marketers can implement immediately in today’s shifting advertising climate Innovid, the only independent advertising and analytics platform built for television, announced its Global Video Benchmarks Report, which represents the most complete view of video advertising data available in the industry. The study reveals that nearly half of advertisers…

Tremor Video Strengthens Brand Protection Suite for Advertisers Through Expanded Partnership with DoubleVerify

Tremor Video, the leading programmatic video and advanced TV platform, today announced it has extended its partnership with DoubleVerify in a two-year deal to expand its brand protection solutions. This expansion positions DoubleVerify as the holistic verification partner for all of Tremor’s activity. Research shows that brand safety continues to be a serious concern for 99% of ad industry professionals. Through a combination of DoubleVerify for fraud-filtering and Oracle Data Cloud’s Contextual Intelligence for…

Ampersand and Verizon Media Announce Strategic Advanced TV Relationship

Ampersand to Exclusively Represent Verizon Fios’ Addressable TV Inventory; Selects Verizon Media DSP as its Primary DSP for Digital Omnichannel Buying Ampersand and Verizon Media announced a new strategic advanced TV relationship to bring further national scale and unification of addressable TV to advertisers. Ampersand will serve as the exclusive seller of Verizon Fios’ addressable TV inventory and has also selected Verizon Media’s DSP as their primary buying platform for CTV and OTT inventory. Marketing Technology News:…

TechBytes with Jessica Hogue, GM Measurement & Analytics at Innovid

Please tell us about your role and the technology you handle at Innovid. As GM of Measurement and Analytics, I’m charged with developing Marketing Analytics offerings for our agency, brand, and publisher partners to help grow their businesses. We have a heavy focus on CTV given the growth we see on our platform and the markets need for more insights into this channel. The underlying technology is our Omnichannel platform that creates and serves digital and addressable creatives around the world. We’re deeply integrated…