Platform-A’s Continues 50-Month Reign as Largest Online Advertising Network

New York, NY – July 24, 2008 – AOL announced that,, was ranked as the No. 1 third party display ad network for the 50th consecutive month based on audience reach, according to comScore Media Metrix. is part of Platform-A,, AOL’s digital advertising business.

In June 2008, the display network reached 167.7 million unique visitors in the U.S., or 88.3% of the total domestic online audience. This reach surpasses all other online ad networks, according to comScore. Platform-A as a whole, which includes’s third-party network as well as AOL’s owned-and-operated network, ranked number one in the Media Metrix Ad Focus ranking, reaching 170.3 million unique visitors in the U.S., or 89.7% of the U.S. online audience.

“With its extensive reach and advanced targeting and performance tools, is a critical pillar of Platform-A,” said Lynda Clarizio, President of Platform-A. “Our ability to reach nine out of ten Internet users and then use our technology to target our audience in virtually infinite ways is one of our most powerful assets as a digital advertising company.”

AOL launched Platform-A in 2007, merging six complementary advertising companies, including, to create the industry’s largest and most sophisticated digital advertising platform.

About Platform-A
Platform-A, AOL’s advertising business, is the industry’s largest digital advertising platform, offering the most comprehensive suite of marketing solutions, powered by the Web’s best advertising technologies. Platform-A includes AOL’s leading media properties –, AIM, MapQuest, and more – and’s third-party networks. Platform-A also includes TACODA’s audience insights and behavioral targeting; Quigo, a site- and content-targeting solution; ADTECH, an international digital ad serving business; Third Screen Media, a mobile ad serving network; and, an affiliate marketing solution. Platform-A currently has operations in the United States, nine countries across Europe, including Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Netherlands, Norway, Spain, Sweden, the UK, and Japan through a joint venture with Mitsui. Learn more at