July 10, 2024

Collective Audience, Inc., a leading innovator of audience-based performance advertising and media solutions, has launched a strategic technology partnership with Insticator, a premier supply-side platform (SSP) and global leader in engagement solutions for online publishers and brands.

The alliance also taps Insticator’s diverse portfolio of companies that include OKO, a Google Certified Publishing Partner for Connected TV; and Balihoo, a leader in multi-location marketing.


Insticator reaches over 350 million consumers monthly across its global network of premium publishers and advertisers that includes Kohler, Suzuki, Acer, Pearle Vision, Trek, Brita, Viking Cruises, MLB, Playmaker, Blitz, Evolve Media, and more.

To reach this global audience, Insticator’s 100+ team members and nearly 2,000+ independent publishers utilize the company’s unique Demand Marketplace, along with its suite of monetization solutions that include content engagement units (CEUs), commenting technology (Commenting 2.0), comprehensive ad management, and video advertising.

“Our new collaboration with Insticator, Balihoo and OKO Digital unlocks many new avenues for growth, and represents another primary ecosystem building block and validation of our vision, mission and technology roadmap,” stated Collective Audience CEO, Peter Bordes. “This groundbreaking partnership makes Insticator’s state-of-the art publisher network and monetization capabilities accessible to our customers and partners.”

The integration with Collective Audience’s AudienceDesk powered by AudienceCloud, an innovative new AdTech infrastructure platform officially unveiled last month, will unite Insticator’s vast publisher supply and brand and agency demand with AudienceDesk’s unique performance-based marketing and audience data capabilities and further expand the Collective Audience ecosystem.

Publishers and advertisers tapping Insticator’s Demand Marketplace and Supply Side Platform (SSP) can expect enhanced revenue streams generated by robust strategies and a wide range of demand sources. The Demand Marketplace seamlessly accommodates all ad formats across various screens, ensuring platform compatibility and user-friendliness.

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Insticator utilizes advanced bidding strategies to optimize win-rates and performance. Demand Marketplace boasts high fill rates and CPM, integrating first-party data into the bidstream to activate addressable demand. This enables retargeting strategies and inventory throttling, making publishers more visible to demand partners and effectively managing inventory.

“The integration will also enable Insticator’s partners to access our publishers’ inventory,” added Bordes. “It provides yet another core use case for how we are building our ecosystem with deep bidirectional integrations and empowering our partners with our unique ad units, data capabilities and more.”

Insticator founder and CEO, Zack Dugow, stated: “We’ve long admired the teams who have been building the Collective Audience and BeOp platforms, and have been impressed with how Peter has been bringing these two platforms together in new and more powerful ways. We’re excited to deploy our premium brand advertising capabilities across the entire Collective Audience network.”

Insticator will also gain new capabilities from Collective Audience, such as for managing quizzes, surveys, and contests. “We anticipate these additional capabilities will not only enhance our customer engagement efforts, but also enable us to engage more advertisers with increased efficiency and effectiveness,” continued Dugow. “Moreover, it will empower our customers to generate additional valuable first-party data for our platform and partners.”


Collective Audience built AudienceDesk and AudienceCloud infrastructure to empower brands, agencies and publishers with audience-based performance advertising and media solutions in a way that unlocks unrealized value and introduces a new level of integrated collaboration with partners like Insticator. Its modular infrastructure and APIs enable rapid integration with third-party AdTech platforms and applications.

The new strategic technology partnership will involve a deep integration of the collective supply and demand of the joint venture partners’ brand and publishing customers, while leveraging Collective Audience’s own unique ad units and data capabilities. The collaboration is anticipated to expand Insticator’s U.S. market share and facilitate a significant ramp up in revenue generation for Collective Audience and its planned complementary acquisitions.

The structure of the joint venture will support a revenue-share model by granting Collective Audience and Insticator access to each other’s platform capabilities and data using API integrations. The partners are also exploring possibilities for shared ownership through an equity exchange.

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Dugow, who is also the founder and CEO of Balihoo and OKO Digital, will be joining Collective Audience’s Advisor Collective. A noted industry thought leader and visionary, he has been recognized on the DMN Top 40 Under 40 list and was named to Crain’s New York’s 40 Under Forty list.

Following Collective Audience’s integration with Reset Digital that was announced last month, Insticator will gain more information about its audience attention, engagement and intent behavior, which in turn will help in targeting the right message for the highest result. This is expected to bring a great benefit to Insticator’s product offering and revenue strategy.

Insticator is also expected to benefit from Collective Audience’s recently announced exclusive interim license and joint venture agreement with BeOp, an award-winning, Europe-based MarTech and AdTech industry-leading innovator. Through Collective Audience’s platform, Insticator will gain access to BeOp’s conversational advertising technology in North America.

Earlier this month, Collective Audience announced an agreement to acquire the marketing-as-a-service provider, DSL Digital. The acquisition would strengthen AudienceCloud with a premiere B2B customer base and an international services team, along with proprietary AI-powered AdTech tools that have been generating positive EBITDA on annualized revenue of more than $5 million.

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