iMedia Brands, Inc. (“iMedia”) (NASDAQ: IMBI, IMBIL) announced its advertising arm, iMedia Digital Services (iMDS), entered into an advertising and content recommendation partnership with Taboola (NASDAQ: TBLA), effective October 1, 2022. This is the seventh year that Taboola has provided advertising products to iMDS to help drive user engagement and conversion for iMDS advertisers as well as new ecommerce solutions from Connexity. This newest six-year deal solidifies a decade-long partnership between iMedia and Taboola.
Under the deal, iMDS will continue to adopt Taboola’s extensive product portfolio, including Taboola Feed, a seamlessly integrated feed that provides readers with personalized content, including video, for a more engaging experience. iMDS is a long-time user of Taboola Newsroom, an offering that provides unique editorial insights that inform how to create more engaging content and discover new coverage areas that drive loyal readership.
iMDS clients include telecom portals, such as Centurylink and Armstrong, as well as owned and operated entertainment brands like ShopHQ, ShopBulldog TV, ShopHQ Health, and 1-2-3.tv reaching more than 200 million monthly US users.
“Taboola continues to be an important digital content and advertising partner for us,” said Matt Leardini, President of iMDS, “We appreciate Taboola’s constant efforts to enhance their platform and to remain innovative, most recently with the enhancements to its ecommerce capabilities, helping us further engage users, create new ecommerce revenue channels, and capitalize on continued innovation in digital advertising.”
“iMDS continues to show why they’re a leader at the intersection of entertainment, commerce and advertising,” said Adam Singolda, CEO at Taboola. “We have a long and productive history together, where we’ve partnered closely for mutual growth around testing, learning, and implementing solutions for their audiences. iMDS is taking a truly holistic approach to growth using Taboola products, from recommendations, personalization, ecommerce, and insights and we look forward to hitting the decade mark together.”
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