Dapper Announces Fixing Advertising Special Event at SES San Francisco: “The Quants Strike Back”

Dapper Hosts Fireside Chat with eBay and Expedia to Discuss How Search Engine Marketers Can Leverage Their Expertise to Transform Display into a Profitable Channel

SAN FRANCISCO – Dapper, a pioneer in transforming display advertising into a predictable and scalable performance marketing channel, announced that it will host a Fixing Advertising special event – The Quants Strike Back: How SEMs are Leveraging their Expertise to Transform Display into Profitability – at Search Engine Strategies in San Francisco next week.

The must-attend evening forgoes the panel format in favor of an intimate fireside chat with search marketing experts who have “crossed over” to display advertising, where they are using their data-centric skills to run profitable display campaigns. eBay’s Daphne Liska and Expedia’s Greg Taylor will join SEM expert and Dapper executive Chris Zaharias in a deep dive on how to transform display into a profitable channel – and how to win big in the next area of innovation for performance marketers who want to gain an edge over their competitors.

Fixing Advertising: The Quants Strike Back kicks off at 7:00 p.m. PDT on Tuesday, August 17 at The W Hotel San Francisco, located at 181 3rd St. at Howard. Registration is open to all, but space is limited and all Fixing Advertising panels have sold out to date. More information and a registration form are available at www.fixingadvertising.com.

“Many of the biggest companies today have drastically improved their businesses and brands based on successful search marketing,” said James Beriker, CEO of Dapper. “Now, as growth in search has tapered off and many marketers have maxed out their ability to efficiently scale their business through SEM, brands are actively seeking the next performance channel that can scale. Display is exciting because it leverages what works in search – and this is resonating with large, sophisticated advertisers. We look forward to bringing a conversation about display to the search community in San Francisco.”

Dapper’s highly successful Fixing Advertising series explores the developing display ecosystem of DSPs, data, and dynamic ads to better inform advertisers about the potential for this medium and to bring innovation to the forefront of the discussion. Over the past year, the event has brought together the best and brightest in this developing space in New York, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Seattle, and Chicago. Participants represent the advertisers and technologists on the leading edge of display, including AdBrite, AppNexus, BlueKai, Catalyst S+F, CareerBuilder.com, DataXu, Expedia, Kayak.com, MediaMath, Orbitz, PubMatic, the Rubicon Project, Travelocity, Turn, United Online, Yahoo! and others. Podcasts of previous panel discussions are available at www.fixingadvertising.com.

About Dapper

Dapper is leading a movement to fix display advertising by transforming ads from generic, broadcast messages to intelligent, content-rich, and highly relevant ad units. Dapper’s IntentMatch™ technology automatically indexes an advertiser’s entire product catalog, buys impressions based on user intent, and matches users to the right products in a dynamic ad unit, driving profitability in display. Dapper is privately held with funding from Accel Partners. The company is headquartered in San Francisco, CA with offices in New York and Tel Aviv. For more information, please visit the company’s website (http://www.dapper.net).