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Audience

Verizon Media is a Demand-Side Platform (DSP) that gives customers the ability to programmatically purchase ad inventory across its portfolio of brands that includes; Yahoo!, HuffPost, AOL, TechCrunch, engadget, and more.

The Verizon Media DSP gives its customers programmatic access to Native Marketplace inventory, formats, targeting and measurement together in a single platform. The DSP gives advertisers a unified solution to control every aspect of their buys - from planning, buying and management, to insights and optimization - across all formats and exclusive inventory opportunities.

Prerequisites

In order to forward an mParticle audience to Verizon Media you will need to work with your Verizon Media Account Manager to get your Master Data Management (MDM) ID that corresponds to your organization. Please note that the MDM ID cannot be changed after the configuration has been created.

Folder Name Requirements

The Folder Name provided during configuration of the Integration is used as the name of the Parent Folder under which all audiences created within Verizon Media will be located. To be accepted by Verizon Media, the Folder Name must be less than 255 characters in length. Please note that the Folder Name cannot be changed after the configuration has been created.

Activate the Integration

  1. Add the Verizon Media Audience integration from the Directory, and add a new configuration.
  2. Enter the name of the configuration, the MDM ID from your Verizon Media account, and your desired Folder Name.
  3. Once the Save button is clicked, the folder (Taxonomy Node) under which your audiences will appear will be created within Verizon Media using the provided Folder Name.

Note that while the newly created folder should typically be available in Verizon Media within minutes of setting up the initial Integration configuration, this process can take a longer time depending on the Verizon Media system load. Please allow up to four hours for your folder to appear on your Verizon Media dashboard.

Audience Name Requirements

When forwarding audiences to Verizon Media, mParticle sets the name based on the External Audience Name.

User Identity Mapping

Depending on the Connection Settings, mParticle will forward one or more of the the following IDs to match users:

  • Email Address (SHA-256 hash)
  • IDFA (iOS Advertising ID)
  • GAID (Google Advertising ID)

Data Expiration

User identity data sent to Verizon Media expires after a period of 45 days.

Upload Frequency

The Verizon Media Integration uses Bulk Forwarding. Bulk Forwarding means that, instead of uploading updates to an audience in real time, mParticle compiles updates into a queue until either a given amount of time has passed since the last upload, or until a certain batch size has been reached.

By default, mParticle uploads to Verizon Media whenever at least one of the following conditions is met:

  • 30 minutes have passed since the last update.
  • A batch of at least 500 MB is in the queue.

Upload frequency can sometimes be adjusted. Reach out to your mParticle Customer Success Manager if you need to discuss upload frequency.

Configuration Settings

Setting Name Data Type Default Value Description
Master Data Management ID int Your Master Data Management (MDM) ID obtained from your Verizon Media account. Note that the MDM ID cannot be modified without recreating the configuration
Folder Name string The name of the folder under which your Audience data will appear on your Verizon Media dashboard. Note that the Folder Name cannot be modified without recreating the configuration

Connection Settings

Setting Name Data Type Default Value Description
Forward Emails bool true If enabled, and the user’s e-mail address is available, the SHA-256 hash of that e-mail address will be added to the audience
Forward IDFAs bool true If enabled, and the user’s IDFA is available, it will be added to the audience
Forward GAIDs bool true If enabled, and the user’s Google Advertising ID is available, it will be added to the audience

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