We spoke to AdExchanger about counting mobile ads at render, the 20%+ of ads that never make it to a mobile screen, and why the industry needs more rigorous standards. Click here or read the full piece below:
As our clients demand global solutions and increased local-market support, Medialets is expanding by opening our first Asia-Pacific office and adding to our leadership team in North America and EMEA. We are excited to announce that Andrew Dryden will be leading Medialets APAC from Singapore, while John Ruvolo has joined Medialets as SVP Sales, North America. They are joined by Kiran Kaur, Director of Agency Sales for EMEA.
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Servo is evolving! We are leveraging our mobile ad server and attribution solutions to build the central hub that unlocks the full power of mobile marketing. Over the past year, we have developed multiple strategic partnerships to create additional value for advertisers and their agencies. Now, we have taken several steps to streamline Servo’s workflow and make it even easier to leverage these partnerships while trafficking in Servo. Please read on to learn more about all the new features released today.
Exciting things are happening in Servo this week! Our first 2016 release is here, and it’s taking Servo’s reporting capabilities to the next level. We are introducing Report Builder – a custom reporting tool to satisfy the most unique analytical needs. Additionally, our enhanced reporting API v2.0 delivers comprehensive coverage of campaign performance data. Finally, we are announcing a Beta version of Servo Alerts with automated notifications about any unusual activity within your mobile campaigns. Keep reading to learn all about these exciting new additions to our reporting product suite.
Integration of Medialets’ Servo™ with Millward Brown Digital’s Ignite Network® Enables Seamless Mobile Ad Serving with ROI Measurement
NEW YORK, Jan. 4, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — Medialets, the only Media Rating Council-accredited mobile ad server, announced today the integration of its ad trafficking platform, Servo™, with Millward Brown Digital’s Ignite Network®. Millward Brown Digital is the world’s leading digital expert in helping clients grow great brands, offering comprehensive digital solutions to help increase marketing effectiveness. The combination of Medialets’ and Millward Brown Digital’s capabilities enables advertisers and agencies to seamlessly serve mobile ads across all ad formats including video and to accurately measure the effectiveness of mobile campaigns.
Black Friday, a modern holiday shopping tradition, is an ever-evolving reflection of consumers’ shopping behavior. From big-name retailers opening their doors earlier to accommodate more shoppers to the christening of Cyber Monday in 2005 to reflect more online shopping, consumer behavior is trending away from traditional brick-and-mortar shopping on Black Friday.
This year, consumers have overwhelmingly turned towards shopping online – especially on their mobile devices. Medialets looked at trends in consumers’ mobile behavior this holiday season and compared it to last year’s holiday performance for the month of November.
As more consumers turn to mobile devices when shopping online, correctly tracking and measuring mobile performance is more important than ever. Planning for mobile should be part of all advertisers’ holiday strategy.We analyzed our mobile attribution data from July through September 2015 to see which mobile trends and tips advertisers should keep in mind when planning mobile ad spend for this upcoming holiday season
Here are four ways to make sure you maximize return on your mobile advertising spend this holiday season. Email email@example.com if you’d like to talk more about your mobile attribution strategy.
In an ever-saturated market, advertisers are constantly looking to keep consumers engaged. With rich media and video ads, advertisers can make novel and engaging advertisements, especially on mobile devices, where content and screen real estate are at a premium. Medialets’ latest report, Mobile Advertising in Motion: Medialets’ Video & Rich Media Benchmark Report, 2015, outlines where rich media and video advertising works best and how brands can maximize their impact with these innovative ads. After analyzing ads delivered to mobile devices between January 1st and May 31st, 2015, our report illuminates the performance of interactive advertising on mobile. The report offers actionable data relevant to publishers, advertisers, and anyone looking to optimize their mobile advertising performance.
We are pleased to announce the integration of Servo, our ad trafficking platform, with Mediaocean’s management platform, Prisma. This integration enables agencies and clients to seamlessly merge their mobile ad serving workflow and billing with their other desktop ad serving solutions in one centralized platform.
Mobile is our specialty here at Medialets. As such, we always keep a vigilant eye on any changes in the mobile ecosystem to ensure we provide guaranteed and uninterrupted service to our Servo clients. Therefore, as soon as we learned about Apple’s upcoming changes to security policies for apps running on iOS 9.0 or later, we made sure to proactively address the situation and be ready when changes come around. Read More
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NEW YORK, NY (August 12, 2015) – Medialets, creator of the only technology that helps marketers manage and measure the complete ROI of mobile ad campaigns, today announced a partnership with Tapad, the leader in cross-device marketing technology. By the end of this year, Medialets will be able to give marketers a true 360-degree view of the consumer journey with unified cross-platform ad serving, measurement and attribution for desktop, mobile app and mobile web.
Current Accreditation for Mobile Served Display Ad Impressions and Clicks Continued
NEW YORK, July 20, 2015 — Medialets today announced that the Media Rating Council (MRC) has accredited Servo™, Medialets’ buy-side mobile ad server that effectively measures complete mobile advertising ROI, for rich media and video served ad impression measurements across mobile web and app. The MRC has also granted continued accreditation to Servo’s mobile display served ad impressions and clicks, which were originally accredited by the MRC in 2014. Servo remains the first and only mobile buy-side ad serving platform to achieve MRC accreditation across this range of mobile ad formats. Read More
Servo is growing and expanding! We are excited to introduce an entirely new section in Servo called Data Insights. This new section focuses on expanding our current self-serve reporting product and lays the foundation for comprehensive reporting solutions and dashboards in the future. Keep reading to learn more about this exciting new feature in Servo. Read More
New York, NY, June 8, 2015 – Medialets, creator of technology that helps marketers manage and measure the complete return on investment (ROI) of mobile ad campaigns, today announced the promotion of Richy Glassberg to Chief Executive Officer. In conjunction with Glassberg’s appointment, former CEO Eric Litman succeeds to the role of Chairman.
To his new role, Glassberg brings over two decades’ experience across a wide range of digital advertising, sales, and operations disciplines. As a digital pioneer at Turner Broadcasting, he launched CNN.com’s advertising business in 1995 and drove its success globally. Glassberg was co-founder of the IAB (Interactive Advertising Bureau). Through service as Vice Chairman of IAB during formative years, he helped establish the association as the leader in digital industry standards, research, and practice. Prior, Glassberg was CEO of Phase2Media, a group he also helped to found, and he previously held various senior executive roles at News Corp.
In making the appointment, Eric Litman, Chairman said “Richy is a trail-blazing visionary who has had significant impact on digital advertising from its earliest days through to its current phase where ‘digital’ increasingly means mobile-first strategies and complex, cross-platform solutions. Richy’s expertise is core to Medialets’ development of technology, data and insights that deliver real time attribution information to our clients, and he’s precisely the right executive to lead the company’s next phases of development.
We are very excited to announce the next release of Servo! It includes a number of enhancements that enable our clients to expand their business on the Servo platform! Read on for all the details, and as always, reach out to your Medialets Account Manager if your team has any questions. Read More
We are very excited to announce the next release of Servo! It includes an all-new tag management process, workflow improvements, and more! Read on for all the details, and as always, reach out to your Medialets Account Manager if your team has any questions. Read More
I am tremendously excited to announce that Medialets has been acquired by WPP, the world’s largest communications services group.
The acquisition comes at a time of explosive growth for Medialets, and we have you, our customers, to thank for that. Our volume has increased more than 4x since September of last year, and January, February and March, typically slower months in advertising, were each successively higher than an already big December for us. On behalf of the entire Medialets team, and the innumerable individuals who have contributed so much since our founding in 2008, thank you. Words can not express how grateful I am for the incredibly hard work that has taken us so far.
And now, our future is brighter than ever.
As part of the WPP family, Medialets will continue to operate as it always has— independently. We will continue to provide the same excellent mobile marketing products and services to every brand and every agency with whom we work, and we will continue to service the advertising community as a whole. All mobile campaigns running through Servo™ will continue to function exactly as they have, and all customer data remains individually siloed and secure within each team’s Servo instance. Our MRC accreditation assures that.
WPP’s commitment to bring in additional resources to help us grow means you can look forward to new features, new functionality, and new platform integrations rolling out at an ever-increasing pace. In particular, we will be putting big focus on expanding our attribution capabilities, strengthening offers around creating safe environments for brand advertisers, and significantly growing our ability to identify users and devices. Servo is just going to keep getting better and stronger, faster than ever. And we’re looking for more great people to help with the tremendous expansion ahead.
This is a bold move by WPP, and we’re delighted to be a part of it.
With an invigorated and growing team, and the world’s largest agency holding group backing us, our ongoing commitment to provide the best mobile measurement platform available is made all the more significant. We can’t wait to share tomorrow with you.
Please reach out to me directly with any questions and thoughts.
Every Servo release strives to be the biggest ever, and today’s continues that trend with significant improvements to three areas of Servo: the main landing page, the campaign reporting section, and perhaps most significantly, the ad building screen. Read More