MediaMath, IBM Watson Advertising strengthen relationship
November 9, 2021
MediaMath, the independent advertising technology company for leading brands and agencies, has integrated its demand side platform (DSP) with IBM Watson Advertising Weather Targeting to offer increased digital advertising precision and effectiveness while addressing new privacy standards. IBM Watson Advertising Weather Targeting is now available within the MediaMath DSP to help brands turn the relationship between weather by location and complex data sets like health conditions, product sales and consumer activity into actionable solutions – without relying on third-party cookie data.
“Weather can be a predictor of consumer intent and behaviour. Given the advertising industry’s current state of volatility, we’re committed to providing data that brands and agencies can rely on,” said Sheri Bachstein, CEO of The Weather Company and GM of IBM Watson Advertising. “Our continued collaboration with MediaMath enables brands and agencies to support their audience engagement efforts with addressable, performant solutions, all while advancing privacy-forward strategies.”
IBM Watson Advertising Weather Targeting combines Nielsen sales data, Watson Health insights and near real-time weather forecasting to highlight conditions that are optimal for driving ad campaign efficiency, content resonance, as well as overall consumer engagement. Powered by the world’s most accurate weather forecaster, The Weather Channel, an IBM Business, Watson Advertising Weather Targeting marries weather’s ability to help drive action with Watson AI’s capability to aggregate and analyse complex data sets. This unique combination can help brands deliver ads efficiently when and where they matter most to help drive consumer action without traditional identifiers.
Together with MediaMath’s SOURCE ecosystem, marketers have access to premium inventory to drive the right engagement with the right audience for the right value. SOURCE provides a new signal and data foundation that allows for better supply-path optimization and algorithm decisioning. It combines technical and commercial integrations with select partners along the digital advertising supply chain so that advertising is addressable, accountable and aligned. This integration expands MediaMath’s longstanding collaboration with IBM and further strengthens both brands’ collective commitment to support advertising’s open web.
“Given the importance of digital advertising to corporate outcomes, and the trust challenge of marketing inside of walled gardens, the need for scaled, open, enterprise solutions has never been greater,” said Joe Zawadzki, Founder and CEO of MediaMath. “Our collaboration with IBM signals continued progress in our collective efforts to put brands and agencies in control of their current marketing programs while delivering flexible, efficient and effective omnichannel campaigns into the future.”