Verve, the leading platform for location-powered programmatic video and display marketing, today announces the release of the Verve SDK 4.0 for Android and iOS. Lightweight and easy to integrate, with native support for all industry standard mobile ad formats and access to a breadth of demand sources, the new Verve SDK has been built from the ground up to enhance the revenue-generating power of publishers’ in-app inventory.
Verve’s location-enriched first-party data and high-impact in-app display and video formats are a powerful combination for publishers. According to a January 2019 Forrester Consulting study commissioned by Pubmatic, buyers now allocate 45% of digital budgets to mobile, split evenly between in-app and mobile web. The majority (73%) strongly prefer in-app for programmatic campaigns, with 56% citing superior targeting and 54% reporting higher customer engagement with in-app formats. Programmatic by design, the Verve SDK 4.0 supports server-side header bidding, including solutions from Fyber and MoPub, as well as all industry standard in-app video and display formats inclusive of VAST 4.1, VPAID 2, and MRAID 2. These same ad formats deliver on buyers’ expectations for superior targeting and engagement thanks to Verve’s proprietary location intelligence, including highly accurate proximity data from Verve’s beacon network and connectivity to third-party sensors.
The Verve SDK 4.0 also streamlines third-party measurement, a valuable benefit in an industry where, according to Pubmatic and Forrester, 52% of brand advertisers and 36% agency buyers cite fraud as their biggest concern when running in-app campaigns. Recently certified as IAB OM SDK compliant, Verve SDK 4.0 supports the easy implementation of third-party partners for viewability and verification, enabling buyers to move forward with confidence and sellers to derive maximum revenue from their in-app inventory.
“The Verve SDK 4.0 was designed to combine the highest quality data and creative with optimal flexibility for implementation, delivery, and measurement,” said Mark Fruehan, EVP Velocity Programmatic Marketplace at Verve. “SDK integration tends to be a complex, time-consuming process; as veterans in building mobile SDKs, it was our goal to streamline that process to the greatest degree possible. Our new SDK, including special versions for game developers using Unity and Air, provides adaptors that make it easy for publishers to fully monetize their in-app inventory with robust creative via both programmatic and managed service and to offer buyers their choice of measurement and verification solutions.”
The release of a powerful, easily integrated SDK is illustrative of Verve’s commitment to helping publishers succeed in a highly competitive mobile marketplace. That commitment further underscores Verve’s efforts to ensure transparency and to safeguard consumer privacy. Tag Certified Against Fraud in 2019 for the second year running, the company has also deployed Pixalate’s MRC-accredited fraud detection solutions across the Verve VelocityTM platform, a preventative measure designed to protect buyers and publishers alike against invalid traffic. Verve is equally committed to protecting consumers, using only first-party, non-PII, opt-in data, and adheres to the Privacy Shield principles established by the U.S. Department of Commerce.
To learn more about the Verve and the Verve SDK 4.0, please visit www.verve.com/SDK.
Verve™ powers mobile marketing through Movement Science™, successfully connecting brands with their customers across smartphones, digital out-of-home, connected TV, and the many emerging screens of the modern consumer journey. Our proprietary location intelligence, patented technology, premium mobile inventory, and analytics capabilities empower marketers to reach consumers with compelling mobile advertising experiences that drive engagement and sales in both the digital and physical worlds.
Headquartered in New York City, Verve has offices in San Diego, Washington, D.C., Chicago, and Los Angeles. For more information on Verve, visit verve.com, or follow us on Twitter, LinkedIn, and Facebook.
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