The Arts Ad Network Selects adConductor to Power New Vertical Ad Network

Technology Serves as Operating Platform for the World’s Premier Ad Network for Fine and Performing Arts Web Sites

BURLINGTON, Mass. – Burst Media, a leading provider of online advertising services, announced the signing of The Arts Ad Network as a new client of its adConductor ad management technology and services. The Arts Ad Network has recently formed the world’s premier vertical content network serving fine and performing arts sites. adConductor will provide ad serving and ad management support across this network.

The Arts Ad Network offers brand advertisers an efficient way to reach an affluent, educated audience online, and offers web publishers the opportunity to monetize their ad inventory with high quality targeted advertising. adConductor will allow The Arts Ad Network to coordinate in a single system the various aspects of ad sales, delivery and campaign management. It will also enable the Network to target and optimize ad campaigns to its highly engaged, affluent and educated visitors while minimizing advertising waste.

“Meeting the transparency and control requirements of the publishers in our Network and exceeding the performance expectations of our advertisers are key components of our vertical network strategy,” said Andy Horvitz, Vice President and General Manager of The Arts Ad Network. “adConductor, with its hosted offering and top notch professional services team, best meets our needs both for the launch of the network and as our organization and business grows.”

adConductor helps leading online companies deliver the advertising they sell on behalf of their publishers through a rich suite of targeting, campaign management, campaign reporting and billing tools. adConductor is one of the largest independent vendors of ad network management technology, serving billions of ads every month on behalf of thousands of websites, ad networks, and other online publishing entities.

“There is an ongoing transformation of the advertising space and sophisticated vertical networks like the one built by The Arts Ad Network are taking part in this evolutionary process,” said Sean Keaveny, SVP of adConductor. “Advertisers are asking for the content-rich collection of sites that consumers visit and use. Advertisers who capitalize on the opportunities provided with this new approach will break through media clutter and reach the most interested consumers for their offer.”

About The Arts Ad Network

The Arts Ad Network is the world’s premier fine and performing arts content vertical ad network. The company represents a portfolio of content-rich arts web sites, with an audience of over 3,000,000 unique visitors monthly. The Arts Ad Network sells online advertising and sponsorship programs to brand advertisers and works closely with its publisher and agency partners to build successful campaigns. The Arts Ad Network is a division of Artfact.

Founded in 1989, is the largest global marketplace of fine and decorative arts, antiques, collectibles, and estate auctions and includes live online bidding with audio and video. The Artfact database now includes more than $101/£67 billion in unabridged auction results, including works by over 500,000 international artists. Artfact’s RFC Systems software manages the entire business of prestigious auction houses in seven countries and four languages. In 2007, Artfact purchased, the leading provider of auction marketing services and databases to the United Kingdom market.

About Burst Media

An online media and technology company founded in 1995, Burst Media ( is a leading provider of advertising representation, services and technology to independent Web Publishers. Burst Media enables advertisers to reach finely segmented, engaged consumers as they visit Burst’s extensive number of interest-based sub-channels. Through its Burst Network and Burst Direct units, the company represents one of the broadest and deepest offerings of interest-based websites online. Burst also markets its ad management platform, adConductor ™, which empowers content web sites, online ad networks, and web portals to manage the complete process of ad sales and service. Burst Media is headquartered in Burlington, Massachusetts, with offices throughout the United States and in London, UK. For more information, visit or call 781.272.5544.