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YuMe Breaks Cross-Screen Barriers for Toyota and GSK with Launch of OCR for Mobile

YuMe Breaks Cross-Screen Barriers for Toyota and GSK with Launch of OCR for Mobile

Nielsen Online Campaign Ratings (OCR) provides cross-screen audience verification for YuMe’s brand advertisers across both online and mobile platforms

REDWOOD CITY, CA – YuMe, Inc. (NYSE:YUME), a leading provider of digital video brand advertising solutions, brings accurate cross-screen insights to Toyota and GSK through support of Nielsen Online Campaign Ratings on desktop, smartphones and tablets.  With the launch of OCR for mobile, YuMe can now measure mobile audience composition, not just delivery, in addition to enhancing its cross-screen demographic targeting capabilities, helping brand advertisers like Toyota and GSK demonstrate the value of both mobile and online media in reaching their target consumer.

“We recognize the importance of standardized measurement to legitimize mobile as an effective means in reaching our audience,” says Dionne Colvin-Lovely, Director, Traditional & Digital Media Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A, Inc. “Continual innovation is the key to delivering effective advertising, which is why we are working with YuMe and Nielsen to take cross-screen advertising to the next level.”

Nielsen data complements YuMe’s first-party survey data in identifying demographic segments and provides additional scale to brand advertisers like Toyota and GSK – using the new OCR to measure cross-screen reach, frequency and ultimately, in-target delivery.

The solution is made possible by the combination of YuMe device-integrated software development kits, proprietary modeling and data sciences capabilities, along with close cooperation with Nielsen to measure campaign results. With the addition of mobile, OCR is now the first and only measurement suite to offer robust insight into a campaign’s full digital and cross-platform audience.

“Nielsen is taking an industry-leading step with this product,” says Jayant Kadambi, CEO & Co-Founder, YuMe. “Once traditional TV brand advertisers begin to see the impressive brand metrics and ROI increases from target audiences (including mobile) using a familiar tool, we would expect to see additional budgets move to cross-screen brand campaigns.”

About YuMe

YuMe, Inc. (NYSE: YUME) is a leading provider of digital video brand advertising solutions. Its proprietary data-science driven technologies and large audience footprint drive inventory monetization and enable advertisers to reach targeted, brand receptive audiences across a wide range of Internet-connected devices. Designed to serve the specific needs of brand advertising, YuMe’s technology platform simplifies the complexities associated with delivering effective digital video advertising campaigns in today’s highly-fragmented market. YuMe is headquartered in Redwood City, CA with European headquarters in London and 15 additional offices worldwide. For more information, visit YuMe.com/pr, follow @YuMeVideo and like YuMe on Facebook. Current YuMe logos can be found at www.yume.com/news/logos. YuMe supports consumer choice, and is a member of the Network Advertising Initiative. See YuMe’s privacy policyfor details.

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