Lotame Partners with Vizu and Amplify to Measure the Value of Advertising on Social Media Beyond the Click

Advertisers See the Real Impact of Campaigns Through Measurement of Brand Lift and Contextual Linguistics Analysis

NEW YORK – Lotame, a platform enabling targeted advertising to customizable audiences through social media, announced it has partnered with two innovative technology providers to maximize the value of online brand advertising campaigns. With Vizu’s brand advertising measurement system and Amplify’s computational linguistic technology, Lotame can provide third party data on the success of advertising campaigns based on impact on the audience’s intentions and how they talk about the brand following the campaign.

“Our customers have come to expect the rich campaign reporting we do, and analysis provided by both Amplify and Vizu add another layer of insight that complements our own insight into unique social data,” said Scott Hoffman, CMO for Lotame. “When looking into third party measurement providers, we were intent on finding innovators, who could add unique value to our advertising clients. These partners help us demonstrate value in ways that can’t be determined by a click on the ad.”

Amplify’s patented computational linguistic technology mimics the process of human understanding to automatically extract the meaning of text in digital content. By automatically scanning for the significant topics, attitudes and pending decisions within any text, Amplify enables Lotame to assess the tone of conversations about brands before, during and following campaigns. Lotame also uses Amplify to determine user interests and provide brand safety to enhance its targeting of ads to receptive audiences.

“In an environment where advertisers are looking to maximize the value of every banner view and social media publishers are looking for ways to improve the value of their ad inventory, this partnership is helping to define what is possible in social media-powered advertising,” said Mark Redgrave, CEO of Amplify. ”By focusing on the social media user, his or her demonstrated interest and what they go on to say about the brand, Lotame has connected advertising value to the real engine of social media – the people.”

Vizu’s Ad CatalystSM is designed to increase brand marketers’ confidence in online advertising. Ad Catalyst provides a service that measures ad campaign effectiveness, allowing brands and advertisers to easily improve the return-on-investment for their online branding campaigns. Ad Catalyst goes beyond counting click-through rates to measure how online ads impact viewer perceptions of key brand attributes. Brand lift, as measured by the Ad Catalyst service, offers a more relevant metric than CTR for brand building campaigns.

“Lotame is redefining the value proposition of online advertising, and particularly social media,” said Dan Beltramo, CEO of Vizu. “Part of the education process in getting brands to expect more from their online campaigns is showing the increase in real world metrics like purchase intent and brand attitudes. Our integration with Lotame represents an excellent use of our technology that is proving very satisfying to savvy advertisers.”

About Lotame

Lotame provides a platform for easily building and addressing customizable consumer audiences based on social media activity in addition to implied or stated interests. Lotame has specifically designed its patented Crowd Control platform to take full advantage of the unique attributes of social activity, using participation and user generated content as a foundation for improved campaign performance. Lotame is a member of the Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB). Please visit www.lotame.com for more information.

About Amplify

Amplify (www.openamplify.com) is a web service that brings human understanding to content. Using patented Natural Language Processing technology, Amplify identifies the significant topics, brands, people, perspectives, emotions, intentions, actions and timescales contained in text – delivering real-time XML data that enables advertisers, publishers, ad networks to take the guesswork out of brand safety and targeting decisions.

About Vizu

Vizu is the leading online brand advertising measurement system. Our Ad Catalyst real-time measurement infrastructure for assessing ad campaign effectiveness provides powerful benefits for publishers and advertisers. Through the use of Ad Catalyst, our clients gain actionable Brand Lift data on their online advertising campaigns, giving them a powerful advertising ROI metric. Vizu is a privately-held company based in San Francisco, CA, with backing from leading venture capital firms Draper Fisher Jurvetson and Greycroft Partners. For more information visit: www.vizu.com – Advertise With confidence.