InMobi Introduces Addressability Gradient, Empowering Advertisers to Solve Identity-Loss Challenges

InMobi, a leading provider of content, monetisation, and marketing technologies that help businesses fuel growth, today (October 11th, 2023) unveiled InMobi Addressability Gradient, a platform designed to support marketers throughout the transition from identity-centric targeting to new solutions that have limited consumer identity signals. This AI-powered innovative tool marks a significant stride forward in addressing the challenges posed by the ever-evolving landscape of digital advertising. 

The Gradient enables advertisers to navigate the evolving complexities of data privacy, user consent and personalised targeting. Fueled by InMobi’s ID Graph, the Gradient provides advertisers with an adaptable playbook and visual roadmap for addressability, offering a wide spectrum of options that seamlessly align with changing consumer behaviours. InMobi’s ID Graph is powered by a portfolio of consented programmatic ecosystem inputs and graph partners that match well with marketer systems and first-party data to enable activation, bid augmentation and measurement across mobile app, mobile web, and connected TV.

“In the evolving landscape of ad tech, the ability to understand audience signals and use them to enhance media strategies and creative executions has become increasingly refined; by embracing the Gradient, advertisers can continue to deliver relevant, effective, and privacy-conscious advertising experiences to consumers,” says Todd Rose, senior vice president of addressability at InMobi. “It empowers them to optimise their campaigns, achieve unparalleled precision, and unlock the full potential of addressability in the ever-changing world of digital advertising.”

From precise ID-based targeting to privacy-conscious ID-less approaches, the Gradient empowers advertisers to personalise content while upholding data privacy and user content. Spanning from personalised 1:1 targeting and household amplification to inventive privacy-compliant techniques like cohort audiences, modelled audiences, contextual targeting, and bidstream amplification. The Gradient is a versatile toolkit, equipping advertisers with essential tools to tailor strategies for each campaign.

The Gradient also enhances campaigns by integrating a variety of identifiers like mobile advertising identifiers (MAIDs) and interoperability with people-based identifiers including LiveRamp’s RampID™. By leveraging the ID Graph, this bid augmentation strategy ensures precise targeting, boosted further by the ID Graph's connections between users with shared interests. For ID-less solutions, InMobi leverages SDK and contextual signals to broaden addressability without compromising consumer privacy. 

“Signal loss is affecting advertisers broadly, whether it’s third-party cookie deprecation on display or ATT on mobile, and LiveRamp’s partnership with InMobi on the Gradient helps to enable the ecosystem to sustainably plan for the future beyond signal loss,” said Sam White, head of addressability, ad tech platforms, LiveRamp. “By integrating our pseudonymous, people-based identifier, RampID, advertisers gain enhanced addressability and access to high-quality authenticated inventory, ensuring their campaigns reach the right audiences and maximise effectiveness.”

Over the past few years, advertisers have been faced with numerous challenges in solving for identity and signal loss:

  • Privacy regulations: Stricter guidelines like the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) require explicit user consent for data collection, giving users more control over their information. Consequently, signal loss occurs as some users opt out of data sharing.
  • User opt-outs: Users are increasingly concerned about privacy, leading to more opt-outs from tracking and personalised ads. This restricts advertisers' access to crucial data.
  • Limited traditional targeting: Changes in browser policies, such as Google's phase-out of third-party cookies, hinder traditional tracking methods, impacting accurate audience targeting.

InMobi’s future-looking addressable solutions make it possible for advertisers to deliver targeted, personalised ads across any connected device in a privacy-compliant, brand-safe way. This enables marketers to balance granularity against scale and leverage multi-faceted approaches to addressability challenges and outcomes that respect user privacy and keep pace with evolving consumer behaviours and preferences.