SAN MATEO, Calif., Aug. 25, 2010 – Adap.tv, creators of the industry's first online video advertising marketplace (atm) and the onesource video ad management (ato) platform, today announced Brand Impact, a powerful suite of tools that makes it easy for brands to increase the effectiveness of their online video advertising in the marketplace.
"Our customers are telling us they want brand safety, advanced targeting, increased measurability and verification for their online video ad campaigns. Only adap.tv's Brand Impact incorporates all of their needs into a single offering, so they can have confidence in their video ad spend," said Toby Gabriner, President of adap.tv. "Through partnerships with industry leaders such as Affine Systems and Vizu, as well as built-in tools, we provide brands with the necessary technologies to make online video advertising easy, targeted and impactful."
Prevention – Through a partnership with Affine Systems, Brand Impact offers access to innovative new video targeting technology. Affine's first-of-its-kind computer vision engine fully analyzes in-stream video content frame-by-frame, and provides ratings based on obscenity, production quality and violence. As brands expect more transparency and protection for their online video advertising, Affine's data provides them with the protection they need to prevent their campaigns from running alongside harmful content and ensure their brand is safe.
Performance – Brand Impact will leverage Vizu's Ad Catalyst solution to enable real-time measurement and optimization of brand advertising campaigns. With Ad Catalyst, advertisers using the adap.tv marketplace can move beyond basic clickthrough rates and apply a more relevant metric, Brand Lift, to measure the effectiveness of their campaigns. Advertisers can also use real-time data on the performance of creative, targeting, and frequency to optimize in-campaign, for maximum Brand Lift and ROI for their online video advertising.
Precision – The adap.tv marketplace includes the industry's most advanced data targeting and audience verification tools as part of its Brand Impact offering. Brands can leverage multiple targeting providers including eXelate, Lotame and TARGUSinfo across campaigns to reach specific audiences.
Proof – The adap.tv marketplace has a built-in URL verification system that automatically confirms a campaign only runs on the sites that have been selected. Brands have full visibility into the video inventory their ads are running against and the audience they are reaching.
Premium Inventory – With a roster of more than 1,400 of comScore's top properties, adap.tv ensures access to premium quality inventory, giving brands a powerful environment to showcase their ads.
"Understanding which ads are driving Brand Lift and why is critical to developing a successful online video strategy," said an Beltramo, CEO of Vizu. "Vizu is happy to be working with adap.tv to help advertisers increase the effectiveness of their online video campaigns."
"Affine Systems is focused on equipping advertisers with the data and tools they need to target their online video campaigns and move beyond reactive brand protection," said Mike Sullivan, CEO of Affine Systems. "Adap.tv's Brand Impact aligns perfectly with our video targeting technology and recognizes that brands require more transparency and control for successful video advertising programs."
Adap.tv develops video advertising trading, serving and management technology that makes video more profitable and less painful. It is the way video advertising works. The adap.tv marketplace (atm) is the industry's first online video advertising marketplace. atm connects advertisers, agencies, publishers and ad networks with a robust marketplace to make smart buying and selling decisions in real time. adap.tv is also the creator of onesource, the online video ad-serving platform that empowers publishers to succeed in online video. A complete end-to-end solution, onesource helps publishers increase advertising revenue, grow streams, make the right business decisions, and simplify every aspect of ad operations. Based in San Mateo, CA with a sales office in New York, the company is privately held and is backed by Spark Capital, Redpoint Ventures and the Gemini Israel Funds. For more information please visit http://adap.tv/.
Vizu Corporation (www.brandlift.com) provides a technology platform that measures the effectiveness of digital media branding campaigns in real time. Vizu works with hundreds of brands, advertising and media agencies, online publishers and ad networks to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of the online brand building process. Vizu has replaced Click-Through-rates with Brand Lift as the metric of choice for online brand advertisers. With Vizu's Ad-Catalyst system in place, you can advertise with confidence.
Jeff Smith, Vizu Corporation: email@example.com; 415-362-8498 x205