Collective UK launches private exchange for premium video advertising
London, United Kingdom ‐ January 13, 2012 ‐ Collective has today announced the launch of a private marketplace to offer media buying agencies and advertisers real‐time bidding (RTB) access to its premium video platform.
Combining Adap.tv’s RTB technology with Collective’s audience data, Collective’s private exchange will offer pre‐roll video advertising space across targeted audiences and premium publishers in real‐time auctions. Publishers include IPC, WWE, The Independent, Sony Music and iVillage.
The move will see Collective become the first in the UK to launch an RTB private ad marketplace for premium video programming.
“Our marketplace gives advertisers and agency partners a new way to access premium VoD inventory, but with this inventory being in such demand, we don’t see it as a low cost entry to buy video in the UK,” said Jamie Estrin, Director of Collective Video. “RTB pricing is controlled by supply and demand, and high quality premium video is always in high demand in the UK.”
Adap.tv’s interface will run the exchange that connects buyers with Collective’s pre‐roll inventory. “Our unique partnership with Collective, will see the launch of the UK’s first RTB private marketplace for video” said Brian Fitzpatrick, MD for EMEA at Adap.tv “Real‐time bidding is relatively new in the video space ‐ our technology will offer Collective Video’s clients a new way to trade VoD directly.”
Collective helps brand advertisers connect and engage with target audiences across display, video and social media. Collective’s industry expertise provides a strategic advantage to its clients by leveraging proprietary audience modeling, insights and ad effectiveness metrics. Our flagship products, Collective Display and Collective Video®, are powered by AMP®, our market‐proven data and media management platform. Collective is headquartered in New York with offices in London, Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Detroit, Los Angeles and San Francisco. Collective’s investors include Accel Partners®, Greycroft Partners and iNovia Capital. http://uk.collective.com/
Adap.tv builds the technology that makes buying and selling video advertising simple and efficient. The company’s products – Adap.tv for Advertisers, Adap.tv for Publishers and the Adap.tv Marketplace – work in harmony to connect video advertising buyers directly to sellers on a single platform. The Adap.tv Marketplace is the industry’s largest video marketplace for premium publishers and brand name advertisers, with thousands of sites selling inventory and hundreds of campaigns running daily. Based in San Mateo, CA and with sales offices in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Seattle and London, please visit http://adap.tv/.