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TechBytes with Ayal Steiner, VP of Global Ad Revenue at Outbrain

Please tell us how Outbrain is preparing for the FIRST biggest Sales season of the COVID-19 era. We are seeing a clear trend of established brands moving into Direct-To-Consumer models and leveraging digital channels such as Search, Social and Discovery to reach customers. Historically we have always seen a surge in advertiser activity towards global sales events such as black friday / cyber Monday etc, but with Covid-19 we expect an unprecedented surge in activity. We are running workshops and online webinars to…

Outbrain Releases Conversion Bid Strategy, Reducing Acquisition Costs By Up to 49%

The new auto-optimization solution enables marketers to maximize conversions within a budget, hit a specific Cost Per Action goal or within a Cost Per Click range Outbrain, the world's leading discovery and native advertising platform on the open web, announced the expansion of Conversion Bid Strategy, part of Outbrain’s suite of optimization tools. With three modes available, Conversion Bid Strategy (CBS) allows marketers to seamlessly optimize towards their target Cost-Per-Acquisition (CPA). CBS ensures campaigns are…

Outbrain Launches Carousel, A New Interactive Smartad

Outbrain, the world's leading discovery and native advertising platform on the open web, announced the launch of Carousel, an interactive Smartad format. With the new ad experience, Outbrain is bringing a familiar swipeable gallery experience to the open web so that brands can showcase various products and offers, and allow consumers to browse through the items most relevant to them. “COVID-19 has heavily influenced consumer shopping habits, further accelerating the shift towards e-commerce,” said Eytan Galai, CRO at…

Taboola and Outbrain Call off Their $850M Merger

Online advertising is a game of scale, but one attempt to consolidate two competitors to better take on Google and Facebook has fallen apart. Taboola and Outbrain, startups that each provide publishers with ad-based content recommendation platforms, have called off a planned $850 million merger that would have valued the combined company at more than $2 billion. The news of the cancellation had been rumored in the Israeli press (and tipped to me by Avihai Michaeli, a Tel Aviv-based senior investment banker and startup…

Declining Trust in Social Media Giants Affecting Consumer Purchase Decisions, New Data Released By Outbrain Ahead of Cyber Weekend Shows

Outbrain, the world's leading discovery and native advertising platform on the open web, released new Cyber Weekend data highlighting the shift in trust between social media and consumers compared with the impact of quality news environments. Although COVID-19 and the global recession have accelerated the shift of consumer buying to digital channels, data shows consumers’ lack of trust toward the largest digital powerhouses in the world, including Facebook. 46% of consumers trust premium news sites as a preferred source of…

Outbrain Announces Partnership With Local Media Consortium to Become its Preferred Native Ads Provider

Outbrain, the world's leading discovery and native advertising platform on the open web, announced that it has partnered with the Local Media Consortium (LMC), a strategic alliance of local media companies, as the organization’s preferred native advertising provider. “We’re excited to partner with the Local Media Consortium. Now, more than ever, it’s incredibly important to support local journalism due to the critical role it plays helping people navigate the current times,” said Josh Feller, Senior Vice President, Global…

Outbrain’s New Mobile App Install Advertising Experience Drives 90% Lift in Conversions

Outbrain, the world’s leading discovery and native advertising platform for the open web, announced the launch of a new ad product helping app marketers to tap into the full potential of the open web cost-effectively. Performance at scale has long been a challenge for marketers looking for alternatives to the walled gardens, particularly given the potential audience and premium environments of the open web. Since its Beta launch in June, Outbrain’s App Install Smartad has been shown to drive higher conversion at a lower…

Outbrain Selects CHEQ for Global Ad Fraud Protection

Outbrain, the world's leading discovery and native advertising platform on the open web, recently selected CHEQ's cybersecurity-backed offering to secure its digital media from non-human, invalid and fraudulent traffic. This additional layer of ad-fraud protection now sits on top of Outbrain’s existing, rigorous defenses. “Ad fraud is a consistent problem plaguing the digital advertising industry,” said Yossi Amara, Chief Information Officer at Outbrain. “By partnering with CHEQ, we are taking the…

Outbrain Responds to the United Nation’s Open Brief to #FlattentheCurve

Outbrain Commits to Engaging Millions of Users to Help Promote Education and Awareness Globally Outbrain, the world’s leading discovery and native advertising platform on the open web, announced it is part of the collective who have responded to the United Nation’s open brief to help stop the spread of COVID-19. Outbrain is committed to supporting this initiative by distributing approved creatives through its publisher network in the coming weeks. Marketing Technology News: Nextup Hires Industry Expert as Director of…

Kargo Opens First Office in Singapore and Appoints New Southeast Asia Sales Director

Jonathan Pacey Tasked With Strengthening Company’s Presence in APAC Kargo, the leader in creative performance, announced the opening of an office in Singapore, which will service the company’s business in Southeast Asia. In addition to expanding its presence in the APAC region, Kargo is also welcoming Jonathan Pacey, who joins the company as Sales Director for Southeast Asia and will be based out of the new office in Singapore. The focus for the new office will initially be to develop both the local Singaporean advertising…

Outbrain Co-Authors New IAB Report on Short Term vs. Long Term Profitability

The Report Addresses How This Issue Impacts Revenue Strategies of Online Media Publishers and Their Advertising Goals Outbrain, the world's leading discovery and native advertising platform on the open web, announced today that it has partnered with the IAB, in collaboration with AdRizer and The E.W. Scripps Company, to introduce a best practices guide for publishers on Short Term vs. Long Term Profitability. The report addresses how publishers can find a healthy, audience-centric balance of both, without letting the…

Outbrain Appoints Nathan Jackson as the New Head of Sales for APAC Operations

Outbrain, the world’s leading discovery and native advertising feed for the open web, announced that Nathan Jackson has been appointed as the organization’s new Head of Sales for the APAC region. This latest addition to the region's leadership marks a further step towards Outbrain's strategy of strengthening the group's presence in the region. “Advertisers, publishers and technology platforms must work together to create a high quality and innovative online experience. I am confident that the combined experience and talent…

Content Recommendation Platforms Taboola and Outbrain Merge to Disrupt “Global AdTech” Ecosystem

Content is nothing if it can't be discovered. And, Content Recommendation and Discovery platforms like Taboola and Outbrain attract attention from publishers by helping them meet their audience with smart techniques. In an major announcement reported by The Times of Israel, two online content discovery and recommendation platforms are merging to take on the duopoly of Google and Facebook advertising. Adam Singolda-led company Taboola will merge Outbrain into their operations, allowing Outbrain's shareholders to get $250…

Outbrain Integrates with Google Display and Video 360 to Strengthen Programmatic Offerings

Powered through BidSwitch, Outbrain will provide marketers with solutions to scale their native strategy, programmatically Outbrain, the world’s leading discovery and native advertising feed for the open web, announced the full launch of its integration with Google’s Demand-Side Platform (DSP), Display & Video 360 to give marketers greater ability to capitalize on the benefits of Outbrain’s unique native inventory at scale. “Display & Video 360 gives our customers efficient access to buy Outbrain’s premium…

Outbrain Announces Strategic Global Partnership with Evolve Media

Evolve Media will implement Outbrain’s Smartfeed and Audience Development Suite to drive consumer engagement & revenue initiatives Outbrain, the world’s leading discovery and native advertising feed for the open web, announced today that it has entered into an expanded global technology partnership with Evolve Media, a publisher of leading enthusiast destinations for men and women. Through the partnership, Evolve Media will have access to Outbrain’s extensive network and full audience development suite. The agreement…

Outbrain Completes Acquisition of Ligatus and Announces New Executive Leadership Team for Europe

Outbrain, the world's leading discovery and native advertising platform on the open web, announced the completion of the acquisition of Ligatus, a leading European native advertising platform currently working with many of Europe’s premium publishers such as RTL, Le Monde and Stern. “All these newly formed leadership roles will ensure Outbrain is a strong and strategic player in native advertising for the European market, further accelerate year on year growth, and solidify their excellence in Native and Programmatic” This…

Outbrain and Ligatus Join Forces to Form a Native Advertising Powerhouse

Outbrain Enhancing Its Leading Discovery Platform Through the Acquisition of Ligatus, Europe’s Top Native Ad Solutions Provider Outbrain, the world's leading discovery and native advertising platform on the open web, announced that it has entered an agreement to acquire Ligatus, a fully owned subsidiary of Gruner + Jahr which is a Bertelsmann group company, in a stock deal. Ligatus is a leading European based native advertising solution provider with headquarters in Cologne, Germany and offices in Germany, France,…

Outbrain Announces New UK-based Leadership Team for Northern Europe’s Next Phase of Ambitious Growth

Outbrain, the world’s leading native advertising platform, announced changes to its leadership team based in the UK office, following the company’s record-breaking year for profitability in 2018. Outbrain announces new UK-based leadership team for Northern Europe’s next phase of ambitious growth Stephanie Himoff, Managing Director of Northern Europe, will take on a highly visible corporate role as Vice President of Global Publishers and Platforms. Himoff’s promotion comes on the heels of successful partnership deals…

Eurosport Signs an Exclusive Multi-Year Partnership Deal with Outbrain, Which Includes Outbrain’s Smartfeed and Video Technology

Outbrain, the world’s leading native advertising platform, announced it has signed a pan-regional deal with Eurosport, the number one destination for sports fans. The agreement spans 13 markets globally, including the UK, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Asia, and Australia, and will be powered by Outbrain’s innovative Smartfeed technology. “Outbrain’s Smartfeed and Amplify technology is great for us.” Smartfeed provides a content discovery feed that allows publishers to customise the user experience, improving both…

Outbrain Appoints Technology Veteran Ariff Quli as General Manager for the North America Business

Outbrain, the World's Leading Native Advertising Platform, Announced Today That Ariff Quli Has Been Appointed as the Organization’s New General Manager of the North America Business, Based in Its New York City Headquarters Outbrain, the world's leading native advertising platform, announced that Ariff Quli has been appointed as the organization’s new General Manager of the North America business, based in its New York City headquarters. An innovative leader in the digital technology space, Ariff brings more than 15 years…