Privacy-first contextual intelligence platform NumberEight and digital audio advertising platform AdTonos have announced a cross-media partnership aimed at expanding contextual targeting capabilities for audio advertising across radio, podcast, music streaming and mobile gaming channels. 

As a result of the new privacy regulations (GDPR, Apple’s ATT Privacy Framework, Google Privacy Sandbox), advertisers will find it harder than ever to continue to target audiences the way they have done previously. NumberEight and AdTonos seek to resolve this issue by combining AdTonos’ ability to insert audio ads on any stream with NumberEight’s privacy-first contextual intelligence data. 

“Cross-platform addressability and consumer privacy solutions, allowing to reach measurable audiences at scale, are at the core of building the next generation of the ad tech stack. Our  partnership with NumberEight accelerates our innovation rate and targeting capabilities, while providing a brand-safe marketplace for advertisers and agencies.” Agata Maria Hirche, VP of Product, AdTonos

NumberEight offers mobile addressability solutions at scale by maximising untapped 1st party data. The company uses state-of-the-art mobile AI software to package users into ID-less behavioural audiences (e.g. joggers, frequent shoppers) and to connect with users in more relevant, impactful ways that also respect their privacy. 

“We’re very excited to partner with an omnichannel audio partner like AdTonos and help digital audio advertisers take advantage of this massive opportunity to reach relevant audiences in the moments that matter most with our unbiased mobile contextual data without any reliance on PII or identifiers – a very exciting time indeed!” – Abhishek Sen, CEO, NumberEight 

With audio consumption across radio stations, podcasts and music streaming services on the rise, it’s only natural that brand interest in audio advertising is on the uptake once again. This time, it’s paired with more traditional digital marketing approaches. These come with their own set of challenges, which AdTonos and NumberEight have sought to resolve through their partnership. 

Read ExchangeWire’s blog about our partnership with NumberEight here.