Equativ, the top independent ad platform in the world, revealed a partnership with Utiq. It is a European AdTech firm that offers an authentic consent service powered by telcos to support ethical digital marketing. The merger blends secure data management with programmatic effectiveness. Furthermore, it enables insight-based media monetization and ad targeting, driven by a shared commitment to safeguarding user privacy. With its Authentic Consent Service, Utiq better supports free and ad-funded services by providing customers with a more relevant advertising environment. Through real-time, end-to-end encrypted signal matching, it links Utiq’s Telco partners, publishers, and marketers.
Equativ – Utiq partnership
The alliance responds to the ongoing need for a third-party cookie replacement that operates successfully outside of walled gardens and ensures responsible data use. In light of the fact that many media environments have already restricted the use of third-party cookies in advance of Google’s 2024 deprecation deadline, it is vital for companies that are having trouble getting direct access to verified first-party audience data to use tracker-free alternatives.
Utiq’s programmatic integration
Equativ’s data activation capabilities have been enhanced through integration with Utiq’s service, including features that enable publishers and advertisers to supplement first-party audience segments with owned information and design unique auction packages. With Utiq’s technology, you also have the choice of quickly converting information that has received clear authorization into data signals that can be transferred across the supply chain, facilitating efficient and secure programmatic trade on all sides.
Users choose their privacy preferences carefully and then obtain their consented data encrypted. Equativ’s supply-side platform then sends it to the demand-side platform of each publisher’s choice. Utilizing distinct telco signals in this way establishes a solid, durable connection that works on all browsers and devices, enabling increased scalability for publishers and advertisers.
Benefits of Equativ and Utiq’s programmatic integration
With alternatives available through open programmatic auctions, direct deals, and private marketplaces, Equativ and Utiq will work to provide a cookie-less solution to continue generating crucial targeting, retargeting, and frequency capping activity.
Principal advantages of the alliance include:
- Addressability measurement: Advertisers can attain and evaluate broad cross-environment and device reach, including cookie-free browsers like Firefox and Safari.
- Privacy Inspection: Passes rooted in consent abide by all data privacy laws worldwide, protecting users and enhancing customization while also driving up inventory value.
- Valid information Utilizing data only when a legitimate contract with a telco partner is in place reduces the danger of fraud, while never combining audiences prevents contamination.
- Greater sustainability: Reducing the number of high-quality partners in the supply chain and enabling more stringent ad frequency limits reduce carbon emissions.
Here’s what they said
Commenting on the partnership, Benoit Hucafol, VP of Product Management at Equativ, stated
Upholding addressability is vital to secure the future of the wider and open web. At Equativ, we see improving the availability and diversity of cookie-free solutions as an essential part of that; equipping media owners, brands, agencies, and advertisers with tools they can use to continue serving relevant and responsible ads. By partnering with Utiq and supporting their alternative ID across our advertising chain, we aim to empower privacy-safe marketing and industry-wide change, while facilitating effective monetization and driving our advertisers ROIs through personalized targeting and frequency capping.
Will Harmer, Chief Product Officer at Utiq, said
Respecting user privacy has been a challenge for the marketing industry, but considerations around non-compliant consent must now be a priority for all concerned. Our mission is based on serving the long-term interests of the entire ecosystem, and integral to this is that people should have the ability to share their data in the way they choose, with full confidence it will be used fairly, whilst receiving free, high-quality content in return. We’re delighted to be working with an innovative partner like Equativ that shares this same goal.