Kevel Wins Digiday Technology Award for Best Monetization Platform for Publishers


Ad serving API provider Kevel gains recognition for its work helping clients like Ticketmaster, Klarna, Slickdeals, and Yelp monetize their sites and apps

DURHAM, N.C.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–#Ad–Kevel (, a leading provider of ad serving APIs, has been selected as the winner of Best Monetization Platform for Publishers at the 2021 Digiday Technology Awards.

Digiday, a global platform that shares its views on the media and marketing industries, hosts its annual awards that recognize leading innovation, creativity, and excellence within advertising technology. Kevel was shortlisted among five others, PubMatic, EX.CO, 1plusX, Intowow, and Playwire, before receiving the honor of this award for its tools that make it easy for publishers to monetize their digital properties with server-side, privacy-first native ads.

Kevel’s infrastructure APIs help businesses break free from programmatic advertising to develop native ad products for monetizing sites and apps in a user-friendly way. Their cookie-less solution offers the building blocks for quickly launching a walled ad garden, allowing publishers to build custom ad servers for native ads, sponsored listings, in-feed promotion posts, and more.

“We are thrilled to receive this award from Digiday and be recognized by some of the most influential business leaders in the ad tech industry. It’s an honor to be selected amongst such a strong group of contenders,” says James Avery, founder and CEO of Kevel. “Our goal is to keep the Internet open and free by making it easy for publishers to monetize without resorting to terrible programmatic ads, paywalls, or higher prices. We have many upcoming exciting features that will make this process even easier too.”

About Kevel

Backed by $12.2M in Series A funding, Kevel offers the infrastructure APIs needed to quickly build custom ad platforms for sponsored listings, internal promotions, native ads, and more – allowing brands to drive new revenue in a user-first way. Kevel is committed to the vision that every online retailer and publisher should be able to add privacy-focused ad revenue streams and take back the Internet from Google, Amazon, Facebook, and other digital monopolies. Customers like Ticketmaster, Yelp, Strava, Klarna, and many more have already launched successful ad platforms on Kevel. Learn more at



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