Eyeblaster TV Lures FMCG's to the Web

Simplifies the Transition from TVCs to Online ads

2nd December, 2008 – Eyeblaster, home of the world’s most innovative digital marketing solutions, today announced the roll out of Eyeblaster TV, a new online video rich media ad unit, which delivers increased functionality for online advertisers.

Eyeblaster’s new online ad offering will encourage advertisers who are traditionally confined to television to spread their TV ad budgets towards online video. This will increase the reach and lifespan of TVCs, without necessitating a costly reformatting process for advertisers to transfer them into a workable online video ad format.

Eyeblaster Director of Operations APAC, Mick O’Brien says, “Eyeblaster TV allows the advertiser to better amortise the cost of building the TVC by allowing the commercial to translate easily into an online format. This positively impacts the advertiser’s bottom line and engages with consumers through a type of advertising that they are already familiar with. Eyeblaster TV extends the reach of an advertisers’ TVC to connect with consumers who are online and provides advertisers with metrics about their target market and the effectiveness of the ad campaigns in reaching that market.

“We have seen a surge of interest in this product since it went to market 6 weeks ago. Traditional TVC advertisers such as Coca-Cola, Mercedes and ING have embraced Eyeblaster TV because it simply makes sense to take an ad already running on TV and run it online as well. It’s a cost effective seamless process that gets their product out to more consumers.”

The Eyeblaster TV video unit will appear at the top right of a user’s monitor running 30 or 60-second TV commercials. Eyeblaster TV is particularly attractive for ad campaigns that consumers are accustomed to viewing on television in longer time frames, such as movie trailers. The online format can take this interaction one step further by engaging the consumer using interactive features such as clicking on the ad to view in full screen High Definition, collecting data capture, or pulling in dynamic content from the advertiser’s website allowing the user to immediately receive more information about the product and indicate purchase intent.

For businesses wanting to tap into the burgeoning online ad market, Eyeblaster TV allows them to increase the usability of their TVC’s, which are costly to generate, through a literally ‘cut and paste’ process. This seamless transition means that there is no longer a need to shoot video specifically for online ads because Eyeblaster TV extends the reach of an advertisers existing creative – translating into savings along the bottom line.

Advertisers using Eyeblaster TV include Visa Entertainment for the James Bond Quantum of Solace trailer through Sensis, MCN and Fairfax.

Managing Director of Fairfax Digital – Media, Pippa Leary says, “FDTV, which uses Eyeblaster’s new TV ad format, allows our advertisers to access the 14 million-strong monthly unique browsers on the Fairfax Digital network by targeted demographic.

“Encouraged by technology innovations like FDTV and the growing consumption rates of online video in Australia, we are seeing more categories, including FMCG, move their brand advertising online. Marketers are harnessing the incremental reach garnered through a predominantly light commercial TV viewing audience on our network.

FDTV allows advertisers to develop new creative video advertising formats for online audiences, combining the strength of video commercials with a rich media ad unit to a focused demographic, as well as extending the life and reach of their TVCs using existing creative.”

To see all Eyeblaster TV previews visit http://tinyurl.com/6zj4ox

About Eyeblaster Australia
Eyeblaster is the global leader in integrated digital marketing services and was the first company to bring third party video advertising technology to the Australian and New Zealand markets. Eyeblaster Australia services a range of marketing and online advertising agencies on behalf of numerous blue chip clients including Optimedia for 20th Century Fox, The Media Store for Toyota-Lexus, Initiative Media for Revlon, and Carat for Adidas. Eyeblaster’s impressive client list is a reflection of the personalised easy to use service as well as its innovative and ground breaking approach to digital technology.

In 1999, Eyeblaster was among the pioneers in rich media communication. Today, Eyeblaster extends its inventive heritage in digital advertising through Ad Campaign Manager (ACM). ACM enables interactive agencies, advertisers and publishers to manage campaigns across digital media channels, including online, mobile and in-game, and a variety of formats, including rich media, in-stream video, display and search. ACM is a robust, integrated and easy-to-use platform that allows customers to focus on campaign strategy, creativity and media efficiency without having to worry about the technical complexities associated with managing global advertising campaigns online.

In 2007, Eyeblaster delivered campaigns for nearly 7,000 brand advertisers serving approximately 2,500 ad agencies across over 2,700 global web publishers in over 40 countries worldwide throughout North America, South America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Africa and the Middle East. Learn more at http://www.eyeblaster.com.