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CTV/OTT Highlights from and Around TV Upfronts 2024

CTV/OTT Highlights from and Around TV Upfronts 2024

Each year in May, television (and now streaming) networks invite the industry to come together and bask in the advertising glory of the year to come. This is the TV Upfront event, where major new shows are revealed, big announcements are made, and advertising deals are struck. It’s a time when all the major outlets are looking to win over programmatic dollars and a timely snapshot into the health of the OTT/CTV medium.

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June 12, 2024
Press Release: The Media Agency Shift

Press Release: The Media Agency Shift

New technologies and a worldwide pandemic have encouraged the advertising industry to cut out middlemen and other costs, leading to many overworked and understaffed internal marketing teams. These teams have adapted through the implementation of fully-managed programmatic platforms, and it’s time for media agencies to make the same jump. Published on AP News and Benzinga, Genius Monkey dives into the context and benefits of adopting a fully-managed programmatic system. If your team needs better ad coverage, hands-on expertise, and simplified workflows, get in touch with the Genius Monkeys and evolve your marketing strategy to the next level!

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May 1, 2024
Early 2024 News Highlights: Sizmek Destruction, Soaring Netflix Ad-Tier, and Google’s Privacy Sandbox

Early 2024 News Highlights: Sizmek Destruction, Soaring Netflix Ad-Tier, and Google’s Privacy Sandbox

Netflix Reports Large Increase in Ad-Supported Streamers With former password-sharers still eager for Netflix content, the addition of a cheaper, ad-supported tier seems to be just the right medicine. In January, Netflix announced over 23 million active monthly users on the commercial-driven version of the service. Compare this with the November 2023 report of 15 million; that’s an increase of 8 million active users in two months! Last year, ad-supported customers made up about 5% of Netflix’s total user base; now they represent almost 9%.

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March 27, 2024
GA4 is Here: What You Need to Know

GA4 is Here: What You Need to Know

Pour one out, friends; Universal Analytics is no more. Unless you’re using 360, then Google Analytics 4 is now your current and only option from Google for tracking data and stats for your website. There is some good and some bad that comes along with any change, and we’re here to break down what you need to know about GA4. The Good Tracking Across Multiple Devices Universal Analytics focused on desktop interactions with your site; when a user hopped on, UA tracked the “session” as a group of user hits on your site.

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July 19, 2023
Tech Times Names Genius Monkey Best Display Advertising Software

Tech Times Names Genius Monkey Best Display Advertising Software

Tech Times is an editorial site that focuses on technology, business, and how they intersect and impact the market. In their mission to bring you the latest news in tech innovation, Tech Times recently took a look at the various players in the programmatic advertising space. In a July 4th, 2023 article, Tech Times announced their rankings for the top 5 best display advertising software, which features some heavy hitters and familiar names.

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July 6, 2023
How to Recession-Proof Your E-Commerce Store

How to Recession-Proof Your E-Commerce Store

We can’t see the future, but you can prepare for it now so your e-commerce brand remains resilient through an unexpected downturn. Whether you’ve been working on a plan already or are just now looking into building economic security, here are four strategies for optimizing your online store to build and secure brand loyalty: Create a Frictionless Shopping Experience The less friction shoppers experience navigating your store, the more likely they are to stay there (and away from competitors).

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June 21, 2023
5 Major Marketing Trends… Are They Worth It?

5 Major Marketing Trends… Are They Worth It?

To follow, or not to follow? What marketing trends are really worth putting your whole energy into these days? We’re here to give our recommendations—based on our years of data and experience in the programmatic ad space—about which marketing trends lead to a payoff versus which ones may be a waste of time. This isn’t a “one size fits all” blog, though—in the end, you have to make the decision regarding your own strategy.

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June 14, 2023
The Key to Making a Sale is Not Actually Selling; It’s This

The Key to Making a Sale is Not Actually Selling; It’s This

The customer is smarter, faster, and more educated than ever before. They want a better customer experience that includes all the information they can get their hands on. How do we do that? By giving them value. At every touch point, we should leave customers “wiser and more confident in us.” You can boost retention and make your customers loyal fans. This article covers how to do that and more.

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June 6, 2023
Press Release: Lessons Learned From Users With the Best ROAS in Their Vertical

Press Release: Lessons Learned From Users With the Best ROAS in Their Vertical

Digital marketing often feels like a guessing game, but it doesn’t have to. The promise of programmatic marketing is turning a broad announcement into a hand-delivered letter straight to those who could use it most – no guesswork needed. That personal approach is achieved through gathering copious amounts of industry data and, most importantly, knowing what to do with it. In our latest article published on AP News, Yahoo! Finance and MarketWatch, we recently pulled statistics from 30 of our top performing users, focusing specifically on the ones that yielded the highest return on ad spend (ROAS) for their digital efforts.

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May 17, 2023
Prices Are Even Lower at Genius Monkey – 2023 First Quarter Analysis

Prices Are Even Lower at Genius Monkey – 2023 First Quarter Analysis

Our clients have been enjoying some of the best prices we’ve seen in the last two years! Why is this? Straight to the nitty-gritty; it’s because we have been working hard on our optimization algorithms and features along with integrating even more inventory through new networks, direct deals, and DSPs. This helps Genius Monkey continuously drive down costs with our unique media-agnostic approach, reaching consumers on any device they use.

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May 2, 2023
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