An entirely cookieless and privacy-first platform, Takeads brings a user-centric approach to native advertising.
The technology behind Takeads was first acquired by us five years ago. Since then, its algorithms have been further developed by our in-house IT team.
Using unique insights into user interests and preferences, Takeads can serve users with effective contextual brand messaging without using private data such as gender, age or location.
Currently, the platform features more than 35,000 trusted publishing partners and 120,000 advertisers. Its mission is to bring a new, higher quality of advertising to users, while respecting their privacy and browsing experience.
The internet has long been filled with sites that use predatory tracking software to monitor user behaviour, collect and store personal information and rank and filter users algorithmically, often without their knowledge or approval.
Takeads intends to stop this – by doing the exact opposite. The platform changes the rules by respecting user privacy, by storing zero personal information or behavioural tracking data.
Instead, Takeads focuses on contextual targeting. It analyses a page’s content to determine the points of interest of the people who visit it. It then offers only targeted advertising messages that resonate with those users and their interests.
Takeads is one of the first global networks to be truly user-centric. It respects user rights and has completely moved away from tracking them.
Takeads’ analytical algorithm is based on content analysis, not user data. It selects ad formats based on the content of a website and its subpages. By analysing texts, links and photos within the site itself, Takeads finds the most fitting advertising message to present on that specific page.
Its goal is to eliminate intrusive and irritating advertising formats, replacing them with native, non-invasive, more organic and content-relevant ones.
Headquartered in Germany and with teams in Warsaw, Poland, Takeads is led by Pawel Mazurek.
Pawel is a well-known and respected marketing and advertising professional in his native Poland and beyond. He holds a postgraduate degree in Internet Marketing from the Warsaw School of Economics and is a graduate of the Faculty of Law and Administration of the University of Warsaw.
For the last 20 years, Pawel has supported many companies through different stages in their developments – from ideas phases to marketing strategies and global rollout in both EMEA and Eastern European markets. He has also served as a lecturer and supervisor for the Digital Marketing faculty at Lazarski University in Warsaw, having launched and supported the careers of many of his former students.
On Takeads, Pawel states: “I truly believe that user-centric economies will be key in every sector of digital industries in the coming years. With Takeads, we will move users away from irritating, content-disrupting advertising and reach a native advertising Zen state, where content and ads work together, reaching relevant users in relevant times and places, raising only interest, awareness and positive reactions.”
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