Viant’s Adelphic Launches Programmatic Digital Out-Of-Home Ad Buying, Extending Cross-Channel Breadth and Capability

October 4, 2017 in Press Releases

Enplay, MDC Media Partners OOH Unit, Signs On As Launch Partner

(WALTHAM, Mass., – October 4, 2017) — Adelphic, a Viant people-based, self-service platform for cross-channel programmatic advertising, announced today the addition of digital out-of-home (DOOH) inventory to its platform. This all-new offering enables advertisers to access Adelphic’s digital out-of-home inventory via Rubicon Project’s Private Marketplace (PMP). Through partnerships with both Clear Channel Outdoor Americas, one of the world’s largest outdoor advertising companies, and Captivate, North America’s leading location-based digital video network, clients can purchase DOOH inventory including digital billboards, airports, office lobbies and elevators, at scale, seamlessly, within a PMP. In addition, the company announced that Enplay, the OOH agency within MDC Media Partners, has agreed to work with Adelphic to gain access to the inventory on behalf of its clients.

The addition of DOOH inventory to Adelphic’s people-based DSP, powered by Viant’s proprietary user and device graph, provides advertisers and brands with the ability to more efficiently buy programmatic inventory through a cross-channel approach. Now, ad buyers can utilize audience-driven insights for better targeting and analysis of campaign performance across the complex consumer journey.

“As the industry becomes increasingly automated, Adelphic is looking to lead the charge in cross-channel programmatic activation,” said Adelphic National Vice President, Jeremy Haft. “By including digital out-of-home inventory as part of our self-service programmatic ad buying capabilities, we are bringing the efficiency of programmatic to an advertising medium that was largely purchased manually.”

While tech-savvy marketers acknowledge the benefits of extending programmatic capabilities to DOOH, Adelphic is the only DSP providing OOH buyers with the ability to automatically convert traditional OOH metrics [events] into impressions within the platform, for improved cross-channel optimization & reporting. By standardizing the bidding measurement, Adelphic makes it easier for advertisers to buy premium inventory at scale and better understand performance results through more accurate measurement and reporting. By layering on location targeting to cross-channel advertising, marketers using Adelphic’s people-based platform have the ability to retarget people who work in office buildings while simultaneously reaching users across devices in a deterministic fashion, including mobile and desktop.

“Working with Adelphic aligns with our strategy to provide robust audience driven data and programmatic opportunities within mobile and OOH,” said Lauren Barbara, Managing Partner, Enplay, MDC Media Partners’ OOH Unit. “As we push to move the OOH industry forward, working with Adelphic to gain access to programmatic inventory helps drive greater returns for our clients wanting sought-after audience segments in physical locations with highly relevant custom messaging in real-time.”

The inclusion of a DOOH strategy enables advertisers to reach and impact their target audiences in real-world moments. Brand marketers value engaging consumers through these more traditional methods, and PricewaterhouseCoopers predicts that DOOH advertising revenues will overtake traditional OOH media spend in 2020 (growing at a rate of 15 percent year-over-year for the next four years).

“We are excited to partner with Adelphic to help transition digital out-of-home into the programmatic era,” said Neil Shapiro, Vice President of Digital Sales at Captivate. “Our premium, brand safe, location-based video inventory provides a strong complement to their mobile and cross screen offerings.”

For more on the Adelphic offering, please contact us at adelphic@sparkpr.com.

 

ABOUT ADELPHIC

Adelphic is a leading people-based cross-channel demand-side platform. Adelphic provides an enterprise-ready self-service software solution for agencies, brands and other large media buyers to make meaningful engagements with consumers across all devices, formats and channels. The company’s platform is fully RTB-enabled and delivers global scale through access to all leading inventory providers. Adelphic’s technology overcomes the limitations of user identification across all digital devices, yielding rich, nuanced portraits of real people, instead of cookies. Adelphic is owned by Viant, a subsidiary of Time Inc. For more information, visit adelphic.com.

ABOUT VIANT

Viant Technology LLC is a premier people-based advertising technology company, enabling marketers to plan, execute, and measure their digital media investments through a cloud-based platform. Built on a foundation of people instead of cookies, the Viant Advertising Cloud® provides marketers with access to over 1 billion registered users, one of the largest registered user databases in the world, infusing accuracy, reach, and accountability into cross device advertising. Founded in 1999, Viant owns and operates Adelphic and Myspace and is a member of the Xumo joint venture. In 2016, Viant became a subsidiary of Time Inc. (NYSE:TIME), one of the world’s leading media companies with a portfolio of influential brands including People, Sports Illustrated, Fortune and Time.

ABOUT ENPLAY

Enplay is a full-service out-of-home (OOH) agency and stand-alone unit within MDC Media Partners. Our vision is to embrace technology and digitization within the OOH space to provide a modern approach and service capability that will drive greater success for clients who rely on OOH’s impact for their brands. Enplay is committed to infusing data into OOH’s already inherent creativity to provide a more powerful medium with more quantifiable ROI.  We do this by employing data measurement capabilities that provide advertisers access to demographics, vehicle details and geo-targeted information. Enplay is based within MDC Media Partners headquarters in New York.

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Viant’s Adelphic Expands Publisher Marketplace with Brand Safe PMP Deals

June 14, 2017 in Press Releases

Launch of Adelphic Deals empowers clients with packages of high quality, premium inventory curated to drive viewability and completion rates

(WALTHAM, Mass., – June 14, 2017) — Adelphic, a self-service platform for cross-channel programmatic advertising, today announced the enhancement to its Publisher Marketplace, Adelphic Deals. Adelphic Deals empowers brands and agencies with direct, programmatic access to premium private marketplace (PMP) inventory only available through the Adelphic Publisher Marketplace. With powerful brand safety controls and audience targeting capabilities, Adelphic enables marketers to manage premium cross device buys across a wide variety of publishers via a single, intuitive platform.

The launch of Adelphic Deals enhances the Publisher Marketplace with carefully curated packages of high quality premium inventory. The packages within Adelphic Deals are tailored to meet key campaign objectives that drive the highest viewability, video completion rates and in-demo goals.

“Private marketplaces have become increasingly important for marketers seeking high value and brand safe inventory. By curating premium packages for our clients with Adelphic Deals, we’re enabling them to access this inventory with ease and efficiency,” says Jeremy Haft, National Vice President at Adelphic. “As programmatic has matured, advertisers are becoming more sophisticated when it comes to automated advertising through private marketplaces versus the open exchange. With the enhancements to our Publisher Marketplace, both novice and expert programmatic marketers can now bid effectively based on market demand or reserve through a fixed cost across premium inventory.”

Adelphic Deals provide the following benefits:

  • Quality inventory. Access to packages of premium, transparent, and brand safe inventory curated to drive key metrics including viewability and completion rates.
  • Quick activation. Adelphic has removed the time intensive process of reaching out to publishers, procuring and setting up private marketplace deals.
  • First look access. Marketers gain first look at premium inventory that may not available on the open exchange.
  • Cross Channel Reach. Audiences on mobile, video and display can be reached through Adelphic’s robust global private marketplace ecosystem.

In addition to a wide variety of targeting options and inventory packages, Adelphic’s Publisher Marketplace supports forecasting within Adelphic Deals, as well as client curated PMPs. Marketers are able to quickly view inventory availability, as well as the makeup of a specific package, such as Category, Bid Floor, and Media Type.

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ABOUT ADELPHIC

Adelphic is a leading people-based cross-channel demand-side platform. Adelphic provides an enterprise-ready self-service software solution for agencies, brands and other large media buyers to make meaningful engagements with consumers across all devices and formats. The company’s platform is fully RTB-enabled and delivers global scale through access to all leading inventory providers. Adelphic’s technology overcomes the limitations of user identification across all digital devices, yielding rich, nuanced portraits of real people, instead of cookies. Adelphic is owned by Viant, a subsidiary of Time Inc. For more information, visit adelphic.com.

ABOUT VIANT

Viant Technology LLC is a premier people-based advertising technology company, enabling marketers to plan, execute, and measure their digital media investments through a cloud-based platform. Built on a foundation of people instead of cookies, the Viant Advertising Cloud® provides marketers with access to over 1.2 billion registered users, one of the largest registered user databases in the world, infusing accuracy, reach, and accountability into cross device advertising. Founded in 1999, Viant owns and operates Adelphic and Myspace and is a member of the Xumo joint venture. In 2016, Viant became a subsidiary of Time Inc. (NYSE:TIME), one of the world’s leading media companies with over 100 influential brands including People, Sports Illustrated, Fortune, and Time.

CONTACT

For more information, please visit adelphic.com or contact us at adelphic@sparkpr.com.

 

 

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Viant’s Adelphic Partners with Integral Ad Science, Closing the Loop Between Viewability, Targeting and Measurement

May 18, 2017 in Press Releases

Addition of IAS Viewability Reporting Drives Significant Performance Improvement for Clients

(Waltham, MA, May 18, 2017)— Adelphic, a self-service platform for cross-channel programmatic advertising, today announced the addition of viewability verification from Integral Ad Science (IAS), becoming one of the first DSPs to integrate these insights and make them directly accessible within their platform. The offering is available omni-channel across all of Adelphic’s 25+ supply partners, allowing marketers to reach audiences via video, display and native on both mobile and desktop.

Adelphic currently leverages IAS pre-bid data integrations for brand safety, viewability, fraud prevention and overall ad traffic quality verification, and with the addition of viewability verification can now offer a comprehensive targeting and measurement solution. With a streamlined workflow for programmatic advertising in a single self-service platform, Adelphic and IAS have closed the loop between targeting and measurement while reducing the number of steps needed to optimize campaigns.

“Our clients are consistently focused on performance and quality, but with a more streamlined workflow that significantly reduces the time it takes to launch campaigns,” said Tim Vanderhook, CEO at Viant, parent company of Adelphic. “Adding IAS’ pre-bid viewability and reporting metrics to the Adelphic dashboard further enhances our people-based DSP, which is capable of running cross-channel campaigns that reach more than 1 billion consumers worldwide.”

Following the integration with IAS, Adelphic has seen video viewability climb as high as 70%, a figure significantly higher than the 58% average found in IAS’ H2 2016 Media Quality Report. Adelphic now provides site-level viewability reporting on over a dozen reports available at the creative, exchange, and site level. This level of reporting granularity enables unrivaled verification and additional optimization.

“As Integral Ad Science expands and enters new markets, our focus is to continue offering our customers unique capabilities that ensure their campaigns are reaching the right people in the right environments,” says Harmon Lyons, SVP Business Development and Platform Solutions at Integral Ad Science. “Adelphic is a longstanding and trusted partner, with advancements in cross-device and people-based technology that make them the ideal partner to bring our reporting data directly to their user interface.”

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ABOUT ADELPHIC

Adelphic is a leading people-based cross-channel demand-side platform. Adelphic provides an enterprise-ready self-service software solution for agencies, brands and other large media buyers to make meaningful engagements with consumers across all devices and formats. The company’s platform is fully RTB-enabled and delivers global scale through access to all leading inventory providers. Adelphic’s technology overcomes the limitations of user identification across all digital devices, yielding rich, nuanced portraits of real people, instead of cookies. Adelphic is owned by Viant, a subsidiary of Time Inc. (NYSE:TIME).

ABOUT INTEGRAL AD SCIENCE

Integral Ad Science (IAS) is a global technology and data company that builds verification, optimization, and analytics solutions to empower the advertising industry to effectively influence consumers everywhere, on every device. We solve the most pressing problems for brands, agencies, publishers, and technology companies by verifying that every impression has the opportunity to be effective, optimizing towards opportunities to consistently improve results, and analyzing digital’s impact on consumer actions. Built on data science and engineering, IAS is headquartered in New York with global operations in twelve countries. Our growth and innovation have been recognized in Inc. 500, Crain’s Fast 50, Forbes America’s Most Promising Companies, and I-COM’s Smart Data Marketing Technology Company. Learn more at www.integralads.com.

 

CONTACT

For more information, please visit adelphic.com or contact us at adelphic@sparkpr.com.

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3 Keys To CPG Marketing Success: Precision, Scale And First-Party Insights

March 22, 2017 in Blog

Most B2C marketers now have more distribution channels than they did just a few years ago. Though these channels afford marketers more data to leverage and opportunities for conversion, they also create more challenges in closing the attribution loop. What’s more, brands also have to grapple with consumers making purchases both in-store and online. This means that they have to market their products in such a way that entices the customer to make a purchase in two very different environments, where they must be equally adept at closing the attribution loop and making use of the resulting data.

 

Fortunately for CPG marketers, 86% of adult consumers prefer to purchase CPG products in a physical store. But Walmart’s acquisition of Jet.com last year is a prime example of expected growth in online shopping, and innovations like voice-activated assistants and Amazon’s Dash Buttons are making consumers more comfortable with ordering products online. Marketers truly understand the opportunity and are developing strong cross-platform strategies with focused KPIs that align with foot traffic and in-store purchases.

When it comes to cross-channel ad campaign execution, all marketers ever hear is that to achieve precision, scale must be reduced, and vice versa. This does hold some truth, as truly engaged audiences may be smaller, but extremely precise audiences can also be too small to generate ample ROI. Last summer, P&G grapple with this very same precision, scale and insights challenge when they opted to scale back their targeted Facebook ad buys in an effort to find, “the best way to get the most reach but also the right precision,” according to the company’s CMO, Marc Pritchard.

Savvy brands such as Clorox — which tested a mobile-first, end-to-end shopper-marketing program — understand the challenge and are building out their own first-party data sets to gain more scale, precision and insights to connect with their consumer. But the reality is that most CPG brands still lack the type of robust collection of first-party data they need to be successful, or they rely too heavily on partners to identify loyalists and customers who are purchasing their competitors products.

For CPG marketers to develop the type of intimate relationships that drive business, they must have a strong in-store strategy, first-party data, and alternative data sources.

Strong In-Store Strategy

CPG marketers can use their in-store strategy to their advantage. Data breeds insights, and there is a healthy selection of in-store data possibilities for marketers to choose from. For example, brands can work with a partner that provides point of sale purchase data to identify and reach a customer at a later time. In order to drive a purchase, marketers can team with a geofencing provider to deliver a coupon to a previous customer with the potential for high lifetime value to ensure they’ll repeat their behavior at a nearby retailer.

First-Party Data

The open web is home to the same audiences that are on the likes of Facebook and Google, and marketers are coming to this realization and getting smarter about building their own data stores from consumer behaviors on their smartphones, tablets, desktops and more. Brands such as Kellogg, Unilever and Kimberly-Clark are leading the way with their in-house DMPs, stockpiling first-party data to leverage as a catalyst for the type of precision required to deploy efficient cross-channel campaigns.

Alternative Data Sources

While first-party data has long been touted as a brand’s most important data asset, the importance of alternative data sets cannot be lost, as they often provide the scale required for cross-channel campaigns. For example, high-quality data sets can be augmented and strengthened with third-party data from retailers loyalty programs, but it is still internal first-party that should always be the cornerstone of any ad campaign.

Who said CPG marketers can’t have it all?

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Viant: ‘People-Based’ Doesn’t Have To Mean ‘Walled Garden’

January 24, 2017 in News

In acquiring Adelphic for an undisclosed price, Viant hopes to create a “people-based DSP” that combines media execution with deterministic data from parent company Time Inc.
But don’t think of what Time Inc. is building as a mini walled garden, said Viant CEO and co-founder Tim Vanderhook.

“Everyone wants the scale that Facebook and Google have, but they want it across the independent web of publishers out there,” he said. “The industry was hoping that AOL would deliver something like that, but it’s been some time since they were acquired by Verizon, and Time Inc. is stepping into that gap.”

The deal, as well as the integration between Viant and Adelphic, is expected to wrap up before the close of Q1.

AdExchanger caught up with Tim Vanderhook and his brother, Viant COO Chris Vanderhook, to talk about how Time Inc. might bring its ad tech vision to life.

AdExchanger: There are a lot of DSPs out there. Why buy Adelphic?
TIM VANDERHOOK: Adelphic reaches more than 1 billion devices a month and that, combined with Viant’s more than 1 billion opt-in users, is a potential industry opportunity.

Agencies have two really big needs today – a universal ID that works across devices and self-service programmatic capabilities. Viant brings the universal ID and Adelphic brings the self-service capabilities.

CHRIS VANDERHOOK: Adelphic also has a good engineering team born out of Quattro Wireless, which was bought by Apple and became iAd. They have the pedigree and they have the technology platform.

What exactly does it mean to be a people-based DSP?

TV: The largest DSPs in use today are desktop-first and built on cookies, which leads to commoditization and outdated technology. But when you have a mobile-first approach, there is the ability to do cross-device reach and frequency with opt-in registered user data on top. It’s accuracy with significant scale.

And beyond media execution comes measurement and the ability to measure digital’s impact on in-store sales, which represents 90% of revenue for many advertisers.

Is it really possible for Time Inc. to take on the walled gardens?

TV: “People-based” doesn’t have to mean “walled garden.”

CV: The majority of the money, especially for Facebook, is driven by people-based data. But if you look at Time Inc.’s Q3 earnings last year, digital ad revenue was up 63%, and Viant was a big driver of that growth. That is the value of people-based data.

But whether we’re the antithesis of walled gardens or not, marketers are looking for an alternative and they’re looking for self-serve. With Adelphic, that is what we can give them.

The narrative Time Inc. and Viant are weaving is around openness, but what makes you not just a mini walled garden yourself?

TV: Can you third-party ad serve into an environment and can you do your own measurement? If the answers are “no,” then you’re a walled garden, and other people just have to trust you because there’s no verification.

But we allow marketers and agencies to third-party ad serve into our environment and we allow them to run auditing and verification services on top of it. We’re not trying to disintermediate the market. We’re trying to enable an open web so that marketing can be tracked overall.

Why is self-serve so important to your buy-side partners?

TV: Self-serve capabilities are in extremely high demand within the advertising agencies specifically. It’s become so that the managed service layer is actually the ad agency itself sitting on top of the technology platforms that they’re utilizing for clients to execute in a people-based fashion.

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