New York, New York (December 9, 2008) — Today, MediaCom London launched the world’s first third-party-served mobile campaign, representing a major breakthrough in mobile advertising. MediaCom used Eyeblaster Ad Campaign Manager (ACM) to serve ads across the Nokia Media Network. The campaign, promoting the latest services from mobile operator T-Mobile, spans across multiple mobile and online publishers.
Channel Connect for Mobile, a new offering from Eyeblaster, allows agencies and advertisers to seamlessly integrate mobile into the digital marketing mix, making mobile campaigns easier to plan, create, execute and measure alongside other channels.
The solution adds simplicity, accountability and reliability to mobile advertising, and removes barriers to adoption for agencies by providing them with tools widely used already in online channels. With the new solution, MediaCom is able to serve ads to multiple mobile publishers while receiving third-party delivery data, unified cross channel reports and real-time optimization.
“The lack of integrated analytics and ad serving for agencies has been a looming concern for scaling mobile advertising,” said Stefan Bardega, Director of Digital at MediaCom. “Third-party ad serving was really what drove the growth of web advertising, and the emergence of Eyeblaster ACM and Channel Connect for Mobile represents a similar milestone in mobile advertising.”
“Mobile technology is the optimal medium to keep up with today’s digital consumers and, for the industry to move on to the next level, agencies have to embrace more efficient ways of buying mobile media,” said Tom Henriksson, head of Nokia Interactive Advertising. “We’re excited that the Nokia Media Network is the first network to be part of this ground breaking project.”
According to Sam Taylor Head of Advertising and Sponsorship at T-Mobile, “As a mobile brand it is only natural that we harness mobile advertising for our marketing needs. It’s great to see MediaCom using the highest level of technology available in the sector to make it happen for us.”
Channel Connect for Mobile, currently in beta testing, joins Channel Connect for Search and Channel Connect for In-stream in Eyeblaster’s growing arsenal of agency focused tools to integrate digital channels.
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
MediaCom is one of the world’s largest Media Communication Specialists, with billings exceeding US$17 billion and 111 offices in 86 countries around the globe. Our “People First >> Better Results” philosophy drives our strategy and reflects our belief that putting People – employees, clients and consumers – at the core of our business leads to optimum business results. The MediaCom family of companies includes such leaders in their fields as: Beyond Interaction, our global digital and interactive marketing agency, with future-forward proprietary technology that works to grow clients’ businesses; MediaCom Direct, our direct response experts, creating close, measured connections with consumers; MediaCom ESP, entertainment and sponsorship specialists that connect brands to consumers when they are most open to product messages; and MediaCom Business Science, focused on helping clients achieve maximum sales return. MediaCom Worldwide is a member of WPP, one of the world’s largest marketing communications companies, and is a part of Group M, WPP’s media agency group which is the largest worldwide. For further information, visit www.mediacom.com