AOL’s Platform-A Debuts iPhone Ad Optimization Solution

Users to Be Served iPhone Optimized Advertising Banners While Browsing Websites

NEW YORK – AOL announced the launch of the mobile industry’s most robust and far-reaching solution for targeting advertising to iPhone users. Offered through Third Screen Media, Platform-A’s mobile ad-serving platform and network, the solution detects and delivers optimized ads on iPhones browsing the Web. Platform-A,, is AOL’s digital advertising business.

When an iPhone user is browsing sites within the Third Screen Media mobile network, the web network, or any of AOL’s leading media properties, Third Screen Media’s targeting technology will serve an ad specifically optimized for viewing on an iPhone. In addition to optimizing ads for the iPhone, Third Screen Media can redirect iPhone users to special versions of marketers’ sites that are optimized for the iPhone experience.

As part of Platform-A, Third Screen Media is the only mobile network that also has access to a Web display network reaching 90% of the Internet audience, making it the only organization that can offer such a complete solution. And by combining the reach of the Third Screen Media mobile network with its industry-leading Web network, Platform-A can deliver up to 75 million ads to iPhones every month.

“Today’s launch is a perfect example of how Platform-A’s unmatched reach, solutions and technologies can benefit advertisers trying to reach consumers in the most compelling way,” said Lynda Clarizio, President of Platform-A. “We can not only help advertisers effectively reach iPhone users on WAP pages and Web pages, but we can also deliver banners optimized for display on the iPhone.”

Platform-A’s iPhone optimization technology follows the release of its third-party ad-serving solution that allows mobile publishers to access multiple networks. The solution also features an inventory partitioning tool that allows publishers to assign specific percentages of their inventory to be allocated based on any combination of ad network, subject area, location and more.

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

About Third Screen Media

Third Screen Media is Platform-A’s mobile ad-serving platform and network that enables advertising on mobile devices. Its mobile solutions link advertisers, publishers and carriers on a common platform to buy and sell mobile advertising. Offering one of the world’s most-respected mobile advertising networks, Third Screen Media offers best-in-class content, including AOL’s popular consumer brands and mobile applications; the largest availability of carrier on-deck mobile inventory; and a mobile network of more than 100 premium publishers representing 200+ sites. Customers and partners, including many of the world’s largest marketers, agencies and media companies, rely on Third Screen Media’s products and services to manage and optimize their mobile advertising campaigns.