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Mitel Appoints Scott Peterson as Chief Revenue Officer

Global go-to-market alignment to accelerate Mitel’s strategy of empowering channel partners to deliver greater choice for customers in their journey to the cloud Mitel, a global leader in business communications, announced the promotion of Scott Peterson as the company’s new Chief Revenue Officer. In his new role, Peterson will be responsible for driving Mitel’s global revenue growth via the execution of its go-to-market strategy and through its channel ecosystem of value-added resellers, service providers, distributors,…

Verizon Media Launches New Platform Capabilities Designed To Evolve The Live Streaming Experience

New features and functionality include real-time multi-camera viewing and watch together social experiences, as well as OTT Smart Auction integration Verizon Media has announced a series of new Media Platform enhancements designed to evolve the live streaming experience. These include several new capabilities that provide deeper fan engagement for live sports and services that address every streaming need. Additionally, the company has launched Smartplay Prebid’s first integration with the Verizon Media Ad Platforms’ OTT…

Verizon Media Brings Premium, Unified Demand to Publishers With OTT Smart Auction

The header bidding-like solution is specifically for premium OTT publishers that deliver longform on-demand or live streaming video Verizon Media announced the launch of OTT Smart Auction, a header bidding-like solution for over-the-top (OTT) publishers. OTT Smart Auction is a server-to-server container integration that enables OTT programmatic demand to compete with reserved demand in a real-time, unified auction in a publisher’s ad server. Ad-supported longform video is a rapidly growing market that’s expected to…

DISH Media Partners With Verizon Media to Automate Addressable Advertising

Verizon Media expands omnichannel footprint in its DSP, further connects linear and digital buying for advertisers Verizon Media is expanding its omnichannel programmatic platform , announcing an advanced TV partnership with DISH Media in which Verizon Media’s demand-side platform (DSP) will provide automated access to DISH’s household addressable ad inventory. The deal enables advertisers to access traditional linear channels alongside pure-play CTV/OTT media, including SLING TV, driving meaningful connection and…

Verizon Media Teams With Broadsign to Extend Programmatic Omnichannel Offering

Verizon Media and Broadsign announced an extended partnership to directly integrate Verizon Media’s programmatic demand-side-platform (DSP) with the Broadsign Reach programmatic DOOH supply-side-platform (SSP). Using the combined solutions, Verizon Media advertisers can now easily access Broadsign’s global programmatic DOOH (pDOOH) inventory as part of their omnichannel buys. The partnership is another step in Verizon Media’s continued expansion into DOOH, as more advertisers recognize the value of the medium in…

Former Snapchat Media Executive Joins Ad Tech Start-Up

Jeff Lucas Becomes Executive Advisor at Mobilize Solutions to Provide Strategic Guidance to Help the Company Scale “In-Camera” Media Sales & Operations Mobilize Solutions has added media innovator, Jeff Lucas to their Board as an Executive Advisor. Lucas is the right guy at the right time as the company has secured mass distribution agreements to deliver timely & relevant content to millions of everyday camera users. “I am happy to be a resource as Mobilize embarks on the exciting world of camera-marketing. There…

Vistar Media Launches Open Exchange for Omnichannel DSPs

Vistar Media, the leading global provider of software for digital out-of-home (DOOH), is partnering with the world’s largest omnichannel DSPs to launch the first real-time bidding open exchange for out-of-home advertising (OOH). This signals a watershed moment for DOOH, bringing the channel to parity with other programmatically accessible digital advertising mediums such as desktop, mobile and connected TV. Previously, omnichannel DSPs could only access DOOH inventory via private marketplace deals (PMPs). With support for…

Westpac Group Partners With Verizon Media DSP for Privacy-Led Omnichannel Marketing Solution

Westpac Group announced it has partnered with Verizon Media’s Omnichannel DSP across its entire brand portfolio including Westpac Bank, St George Bank, Bank of Melbourne and Bank of South Australia. The new partnership gives Westpac Group access to Verizon Media’s end-to-end strategic marketing and planning capabilities including: first-party data based audience insights; full-service omnichannel activation (including DOOH and Connected TV): and proprietary measurement tools to drive effectiveness. Marketing Technology…

MediaMath Bolsters Leadership Team With Appointment Of Eleni Nicholas and Allie Kline

MediaMath, acclaimed independent advertising technology company for brands and agencies, announced the addition of industry veterans to its leadership team and Board of Directors. Former Nielsen executive and global leader, Eleni Nicholas, joins as the company's first Chief Client Officer, and the MediaMath Board welcomes new member Allie Kline, former Verizon Media CMO. The company has also brought on Guillermo Abud as Senior Vice President of Business Development for Latin America and US Multicultural. MediaMath…

Verizon Media Enables Grocery Shopping From Email – an Industry First

Yahoo Mail users will now be able to fill Walmart shopping carts directly from their inboxes - transforming commerce experience for consumers What you need to know: Verizon Media captures offline to online customer behavior shifts and creates a more integrated shopping experience for the company’s nearly 900 million users Yahoo Mail users can now shop directly from their inbox at Walmart, the biggest grocery retailer in the U.S. No other email provider allows users to fill a shopping cart directly from their email…

Verizon Media Expands DOOH Footprint with Shark Experience presented by Verizon

Bringing connectivity, content and customization to the Golf Course  Verizon Media has partnered with Shark Experience presented by Verizon and Edison Interactive to expand its digital out-of-home (DOOH) footprint and enable advertisers to reach engaged golfers across the country. Shark Experience presented by Verizon is a premium media platform delivering connectivity and customizable content to a golfer through a DOOH screen in a golf cart. The experience was developed in partnership with Verizon Media’s parent company,…

Verizon Media Launches TV Tune-In Attribution to Connect Digital Ads & TV Viewing

With Inscape, new solution helps Verizon Media DSP customers like Discovery better measure ROI on ad spend Verizon Media introduced its new TV tune-in attribution product that allows broadcasters, networks and media companies to quantify the impact of digital ad campaigns on consumers tuning into TV shows. This is the first time Verizon Media DSP users can attribute TV show tune-ins to ads served on any channel, including mobile, CTV, video, desktop, native, and beyond. Verizon Media is launching the offering with Inscape,…

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:…

Verizon Media Brings Native Marketplace, Premium Inventory into Expanded DSP

Advertisers gain access to all formats and buy types through a single offering  Verizon Media announced the launch of its expanded DSP, bringing programmatic, premium and now its full native marketplace inventory, formats, targeting and measurement together in a single platform. The DSP gives advertisers a unified solution to control every aspect of their buys - from planning, buying and management, to insights and optimization - across all formats and exclusive inventory opportunities. Today, we live in an omnichannel…

Verizon Media Provides Developer Community With Tools for Analysis and Visualization of COVID-19 Data

Verizon Media today announced the launch of three new resources that developers and data teams can use to organize and better understand publicly available COVID-19 data. The resources include a dataset, API, and dashboard that help engineers analyze and navigate COVID-19 data. The data and resources are powered by the Yahoo Knowledge Graph, which is one of the largest organized collections of information and includes billions of facts about places, organizations, creative works, and more. “The COVID-19 pandemic…

Verizon Media and Rakuten Join Forces to Reward Consumers with Exclusive Cash Back Rates for Yahoo Shopping and Yahoo Mail

Verizon Media and Rakuten kicked off the holiday season with the introduction of cash back rewards for Yahoo users across Yahoo Shopping and Yahoo Mail. Beginning Wednesday, November 27, visitors to Yahoo Shopping were able to start earning cash back rewards powered by Rakuten on purchases from more than 50 premier online retailers, with exclusive cash back rates on select merchants throughout the year. Yahoo Shopping is a new commerce experience that features everything consumers have come to love, including price…

Verizon Media Doubles down on Commerce and Launches Holiday Campaign with ebay

 E-commerce giant eBay and Verizon Media announced "The Guy's Guide to Nailing the Holidays" - a new campaign aimed to help men tackle the holiday season with ease and confidence. eBay will also be the first advertising partner to sponsor Verizon Media's new Shoppable video format, integrating the online marketplace's wide selection of one-of-a-kind items and trending products from top brands into shoppable carousels beneath gift guide videos. This initiative is part of Verizon Media's commitment to commerce through…

Best Practice, Transparency, and Measurement to Define Digital OOH In 2020

2019 delivered a great deal of progress in the way of industry standardization, measurement, and transparency for digital OOH. It started with wide-scale industry collaboration and the production of the digital OOH Primer. It is a comprehensive set of best practices published by five leading industry trade groups. The digital OOH Primer provided a framework for consistent proof of play standards. This can be used globally to support all the stakeholders involved in the digital OOH marketplace. For digital OOH to continue…

Verizon Media Expands Successful Native Ad Format with AR

Extends Suite of Experiential Offerings to Moments Ad Format Verizon Media announced that it is extending its experiential and extended reality (XR) offerings to include new augmented reality (AR) features for one of its most engaging and valued ad formats, Moments, a premium, full-screen native format that drives consumer relevance and engagement through commerce, utility and content. The rollout follows the company’s successful debut of AR on Yahoo Mail, seeing unprecedented user engagement, including average dwell times…

Retail in 2019 Is off to a Good Start, What’s Next?

BJ’s Wholesale Club Chairman, President and CEO, Chris Baldwin, opened NRF 2019 in January by saying, “I would love to say that retail is back, but that would be wrong, Retail never went away. As I stand here today, I can say that our industry is more healthy, vibrant, innovative and exciting than ever.” And it’s true. There were 2,000 net new store openings in 2018 and retail contributes $2.6 trillion to the US GDP. With all those dollars being spent, it’s clear that retail is a highly competitive space. Why? Shoppers…