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Study: Contextual Targeting More Cost Efficient than Behavioral; GumGum Most Accurate Contextual Vendor

Four different contextual Intelligence solutions were tested against behavioral targeting across live campaigns for several major Dentsu Aegis Network clients, including Sephora GumGum published a case study indicating that digital advertising campaigns that employ contextual targeting are more cost efficient than behaviorally targeted campaigns. The study, sponsored in partnership with Dentsu Aegis Network and conducted by an independent third-party researcher, also found that overall GumGum VerityTM placed ads in relevant…

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…

As Global Ad Spend Falls, GumGum Uses Simplaex’s AI, Rivr, to Make More With Less

GumGum, a contextual ad exchange, has partnered with Simplaex’s Rivr, an AI-powered traffic shaping tool to improve its Supply Side Platform’s (SSP) programmatic auction performance. Rivr aided GumGum in responding to recent global events that have led to a surge in supply and steadily declining demand by adjusting ad operations to increase efficiency and performance. The Coronavirus continues to threaten economic stability. As a result, spending on advertising has been slashed, while time spent online has skyrocketed,…

GumGum and IRIS.TV Introduce Contextual Targeting Solution with Image Recognition for Video

Marketers can now leverage GumGum’s content analysis engine, Verity, to more accurately target web, mobile and OTT content across IRIS.TV’s data privacy-first Contextual Video Marketplace GumGum, a leader in machine learning contextual solutions for media, and IRIS.TV, a global video intelligence platform,  announced a partnership that brings new image analysis capabilities to video content segmentation. The partnership – uniting two companies dedicated to advancing a data privacy-first future for digital advertising –…

GumGum Sports Brings AI-Powered Sponsorship Analytics to Winmo Sales Platform

Partnership with Winmo marks new GumGum Sports initiative to expand distribution channels for its proprietary data GumGum Sports, the leading AI-powered sponsorship analytics platform, has partnered with Winmo, the industry’s top sales enablement tool, to help sponsorship sales teams identify and evaluate brand partnership opportunities. Winmo’s advertiser profiles will have direct access to select sponsorship analytics from GumGum Sports, pairing key deal insights with the decision-makers responsible for sponsorship…

Three New Hires at TabMo

Mobile Advertising Specialist Focuses on Client Support and Cross-Channel Sales to Promote Its Co-Managed Service Mobile-first advertising company TabMo, has appointed three new team members to support the increased use of its Hawk platform. This includes the managed and self-serve options, as well as a growth in the number of agencies and advertisers signing up to the unique co-managed trading model. TabMo’s hybrid offering complements its managed and self-service solutions; clients can monitor their campaigns via…

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…

60% of Content Containing COVID-Related Keywords Is Brand Safe

New data from GumGum’s content analysis AI system reveals that keyword-based safety strategies are unduly denying brands access to vast viable ad inventories GumGum, Inc., an artificial intelligence company specializing in solutions for advertising and media, released data indicating that a majority of online content containing keywords related to the ongoing novel coronavirus pandemic is actually safe for brand advertising. The findings come from analysis by Verity, the company’s machine learning-based content analysis…

MarTech Interview with Som Puangladda, VP of Global Marketing at GumGum

"A creative digital invite is key to great event experiences because we know that our target audience gets a lot of event invites and we need to stand out." Hi Som, tell us about your role/team you handle at GumGum. What inspired you to join the company? I run the Global Marketing team here at GumGum, which means I lead growth marketers, marketing operations, and the content and creative teams. Our core focus has been driving growth through Integrated Marketing campaigns, Events, PR, Content Marketing and Lead…

GumGum Partners with Ad Council on Campaign to Slow the Spread of Coronavirus

To support the #AloneTogether PSA initiative, GumGum has begun running pro bono In-Screen ads promoting the importance of social distancing GumGum, Inc., an artificial intelligence company specializing in solutions for advertising and media, today announced that it is working with the Ad Council on its efforts to communicate messaging that will help slow the spread of COVID-19. The company teed off the Ad Council’s coronavirus messaging efforts when it began serving in-screen ads featuring the hashtag #AloneTogether to…

Ceros Announces Speakers for Experience Matters 2020

Industry Event Features Digital Marketing Experts, Creatives & Live Performers to Inspire Content Marketers to Create Experiential Content Ceros, an experiential content creation platform, announced the first round of digital marketing experts, creatives and live performers to be featured at Experience Matters in New York City, May 13 and 14, 2020. Marketing Technology News: CROSSMARK Leads Growth Transformation Experience Matters is a professional event designed to inspire, educate and empower forward-thinking…

GumGum Kicks Off 2020 with New Board Appointment Following Record 2019 Earnings and $22 Million Funding Round

Veteran CMO Lisa Licht brings deep marketing expertise to the AI firm as it prepares to launch disruptive contextual advertising, brand safety and video solutions GumGum, Inc., an artificial intelligence company specializing in solutions for advertising and media, announced that leading global marketing executive Lisa Licht has joined its Board of Advisors. Licht’s addition comes as the company ramps up to launch several new technologies in 2020 and on the heels of two key growth milestones––record $155M global revenue in…

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…

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…

GumGum Named to Built In LA’s 2020 ‘Best Places to Work’ List

The Honor Comes as the Company Introduces a New Student Loan Repayment Benefit Program for Employees GumGum, Inc., a technology and artificial intelligence company specializing in solutions for advertising and media, announced that it has been included on Built In LA’s list of Best Places to Work in 2020. GumGum was selected for inclusion on the list based on Built In’s algorithmic analysis of employee compensation and benefits data. The recognition coincides with the company’s addition of an innovative student loan…

GumGum Introduces In-Video Ad Unit

Sprint Will Beta Test New Non-Disruptive Alternative to Pre- and Mid-Roll Ads GumGum, Inc., a technology and artificial intelligence company specializing in solutions for advertising and media, announced the preliminary rollout of a new In-Video ad unit. The animated overlay, which offers a uniquely high impact non-invasive ad experience for online video content, has been made available to select partners through a pilot beta-test program. Sprint is among several brands participating. “These In-Video units have a simple…

Mediavine Partners with GumGum as Verity Early Adopter

Advertisers now can apply cutting-edge comprehensive content category and keyword-based contextual ad targeting across Mediavine's entire high-quality lifestyle publisher inventory Mediavine, a Comscore top 25 digital media property this month started utilizing Verity, a new product designed to provide contextual data and content classification to help publishers serve keyword and contextual categorization, allowing for more robust ad targeting and brand suitability in the era of cookieless data. Developed by the AI…

GumGum Names New CFO and Announces Organizational and Leadership Restructuring to Advance Growth Strategy

Patrick Gildea joins as Chief Financial Officer; Ben Plomion appointed Chief Growth Officer; Adam Schenkel & Travis O’Neill promoted to Senior Vice President roles GumGum, Inc., an artificial intelligence company specializing in solutions for advertising and media, announced  both that it has named tech veteran Patrick Gildea to lead as Chief Financial Officer and that it has revamped its organizational and leadership structures to serve the company’s renewed strategic focus. Gildea’s hiring, new leadership roles and…

A Bold New Visual World: Why The Future of Advertising is Images

The popular idiom “A picture is worth a thousand words” is no offhanded or inflated saying. Variations of this timeless and still-relevant concept date back to advertising copy from the early 1900s, and in some cases its origins are attributed to an unknown Japanese philosopher or a Chinese proverb. No source is certain, but image-based advertising has been around for a very long time, not just for its capacity to effectively distill complex messaging into visual essence, but because visual over text-based targeting is now a…

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…