Sizmek Adds Digital Audio Channel to Ad Server; Provides Buyers with Access to Programmatic Audio Through StrikeAd DSP
AUSTIN, TX - JUNE 19, 2017 - Sizmek, the largest people-based creative optimization and data activation platform delivering impressions that inspire, today announced the availability of digital audio on Sizmek’s end-to-end workflow management platform, as well as the addition of digital audio capabilities to Sizmek’s mobile DSP, StrikeAd. Integration with several partners, including Triton Digital, are enabling the new offering. Through this integration, buyers using the StrikeAd DSP can access audio programmatically for the first time.
By enhancing both Sizmek and StrikeAd to support digital audio, Sizmek now provides complete digital audio campaign deployment through a single platform, in addition to programmatic audio campaigns on mobile devices. Marketers can leverage the Sizmek platform to reach their target audience whether they’re at home or on-the-go, through desktop, mobile, connected TVs, Wi-Fi speakers and gaming consoles. Sizmek also provides actionable reporting and insights to help marketers optimize their creative, messaging and delivery to increase the reach and return of each campaign.
“Digital audio is on an aggressive growth trajectory with an audience that has proven to be both diverse and engaged. The medium cannot be ignored by marketers who want to execute modern multi-channel campaigns, and they should continue to push for diversification and recommend new audio inventory sources and exchanges,” said Gregg Rogers, Product Marketing Manager at Sizmek. “We saw this as an opportunity to work with different audio publishers and solve issues at the core of this growing channel. We’ve developed a solution for advertisers to help them reach their audiences through digital audio.”
“The inclusion of audio in Sizmek’s platform will contribute to the growth of the global digital audio industry by providing agencies and marketers with full control of creative, and real-time access to delivery reports,” said Benjamin Masse, Managing Director of Market Development & Strategy at Triton Digital. “We are proud to have StrikeAd integrated with a2x® and TAP, to provide buyers with increased access to premium inventory through the open marketplace, private deals, and managed services.”
According to an industry survey conducted by PwC and sponsored by IAB, in 2016, Digital Audio made its debut as a standalone category with $1.1 billion in advertising revenues, but fragmentation of listening devices still poses a challenge for marketers and agencies in accurately determining whether their campaign goals were reached. The addition of digital audio enables Sizmek to provide marketers with comprehensive omnichannel support inclusive of this fast-growing channel, to help marketers deliver their message to their target audience in a more relevant, meaningful way.
Sizmek creates impressions that inspire through its people-based creative optimization platform. In the digital world, creating impressions that inspire is vital to building meaningful, long-lasting relationships with your customers. Sizmek provides powerful, integrated solutions so creative and data work together, optimizing campaigns across all media. When your messages resonate, your impact amplifies, and your business reaches new heights. Sizmek operates its platform in more than 70 countries, with local offices providing award-winning service throughout North America, EMEA, LATAM, and APAC, and connecting more than 20,000 advertisers and 3,600 agencies to audiences around the world, serving over 2.3 trillion impressions each year.
About Triton Digital
Triton Digital® is building a better audio marketplace by making online audio advertising more accessible, intelligent, and effective. Launched in 2006 and operating in more than 40 countries, Triton Digital is the largest technology and services provider to the global digital audio industry. Triton’s technology is designed to help broadcasters, podcasters, and music services streamline their day-to-day operations, build their online audience, and maximize their online revenue. Its comprehensive product suite includes online audience measurement, streaming delivery and media players, advertising technology and online audience engagement tools. Triton also operates a global audio ad exchange that delivers a streamlined and effective way for brands to reach a range of audio audiences through a single programmatic platform.