Ad intelligence company, Integral Ad Science, has acquired Veenome, a service that analyses online videos for quality of content, brand safety, and viewability.
The acquisition continues Integral’s mission to innovate and invest in video as well as its overall solutions that enable the digital advertising industry to effectively buy and sell media.
Veenome’s technology indexes online video content at scale, providing advertisers and publishers with a portfolio of video intelligence. This intelligence, pertaining to the overall ‘in stream’ quality of the video content and other quality metrics such as ‘in banner vs. in stream’, audio status, auto-play, location of the player on a page, player size and contextual category, helps buyers and sellers determine the value and quality of the video placement.
The offering will be used to enhance Integral’s existing video solution that ensures video ads are viewable, fraud-free, in brand safe environments, on contextually relevant sites, and geographically targeted within range. Furthermore, in tandem with Integral’s commitment to evaluate media quality for programmatic clients, Integral will be able to leverage this new intelligence to identify, target, and value the most comprehensive and accurate video quality media in RTB.
“As brands rapidly embrace video advertising, the quality of video content, which impacts viewer engagement, has never been more important. It is imperative that brands be able to measure and affect better placement of their video advertising,” said Scott Knoll, CEO of Integral Ad Science. “Today’s acquisition of Veenome extends our leadership position, bringing our customers the industry’s most comprehensive video analytics solution, underpinned by cutting-edge technology and the largest, most experienced team to support it.”
“We are excited to join forces with Integral Ad Science, which has a proven track record of delivering game-changing products that drive the industry forward,” said Kevin Lenane, co-founder and CEO of Veenome. “We have spent years building Veenome’s services to be the most advanced at quantifying the quality of video, and our portfolio of products will make for a perfect integration with Integral’s world-class capabilities.”
The acquisition reaffirms Integral’s already significant investment in video. All Veenome employees will join Integral, and Integral plans to continue to hire top talent to further develop its product offering in this area.
In this opinion piece, Alpha Digital’s head of performance Amir Rezaee outlines the impact to brands of a potential banning of TikTok in Australia The six weeks or so since TikTok announced its local Australian office has been a busy period. Aiming to make a similar impression on SMBs as it has on its 1.6m […]
Amid the sadness of magazine closures, the challenges of COVID-19, and industry concern as companies merge or change hands, some magazines are thriving. NextMedia titles such as the much-loved frankie and ABC Gardening Australia magazine have been enjoying a surge in sales during this period of home isolation. Gardening Australia retail sales have been robust […]
In this guest post, MINT’s publicity director, Nathan McIlroy (pictured below), explores the new norm for Australian media and says Bauer’s/Mercury Capital’s recent mag closures should be viewed as an exciting opportunity for the brave… Last week’s announcement that new owners Mercury Capital were to permanently close eight of Bauer Media’s magazines sent shockwaves through […]
In a first for the Australian insurance market, Club Marine, Australia’s largest provider of boat and pleasure-craft insurance, has released a new series of videos to help explain insurance cover. With a few familiar Aussie personalities to help out, Club Marine is helping its members, as well as the broader boating community, to understand the […]
Junkee Media and parent company oOh!media have launched a powerful new way to reach young Australians – the Junkee Network. Combining Junkee Media’s content platforms with oOh!’s leading Out of Home assets in venues and universities across the country, the Junkee Network will be the largest and most influential youth content network in the country. […]
Australian small business owners are turning to skilled local freelancers and upping their digital marketing spend as they move online to connect with customers and keep cash flow positive. The Federal Government’s pandemic response has earned a tick from small business owners as have those of New South Wales and Queensland, but one in three […]
In the last 12 months, Optus’ AI Assistant Chatbot has surpassed two million conversations, with 1 in 6 Optus customers having their queries resolved immediately, providing a seamless experience without needing to speak to a person. Optus Assistant greets every customer that comes through My Optus App Messaging and its Web Messaging service with on average […]