Alma Media Corporation Press release 8 September 2016
ALMA MEDIA HAS CHOSEN APPNEXUS TO LEVERAGE ITS DIGITAL ADVERTISING DEVELOPMENT
Helsinki and New York, September 8, 2016 -- Alma Media, a media and service company focusing on digital services and publishing, and AppNexus, the world’s leading independent advertising technology company, today announced a technology partnership that makes the AppNexus Publisher Suite the full-stack ad serving infrastructure for Alma Media, enabling Alma to strengthen its strategy as a pioneer in digital advertising.
The new technology will modernise and enhance the efficiency of Alma’s digital advertising functions with regard to ad management, optimisation, forecasting, yield analysis and programmatic buying. The new digital advertising distribution system will be deployed in 2016 throughout the media network formed by Alma’s news media, lifestyle media and marketplaces. The distribution system covers desktop, mobile and video advertising. The Alma network is one of Finland’s largest media networks, and through its different media Alma reaches approximately 80% of Finnish people aged 15–74 (source TNS Gallup 7-12/2015).
The partnership provides Alma Media with even better opportunities to develop its digital advertising business by expediting activities such as the development and launch of digital ad products, and by improving the efficiency of ad operations.
“Our partnership with AppNexus supports the implementation of Alma’s digital and data-driven development strategy,” says Johanna Vartiainen, Director, Digital Ad Operations and Development, Alma Media. “The full-stack ad server will make Alma’s comprehensive, versatile and nationwide product offering available to advertisers even better than before. It will also improve Alma’s advertising inventory management and provide us with new mechanisms to support the development of the programmatic buying and selling of advertising.”
“We are thrilled to work with Alma Media, one of Europe’s most sophisticated and dynamic digital publishers,” says JC Conti, VP Sales & Account Management, AppNexus Publisher Technology Group. “This is an important partnership as AppNexus grows its business in the Nordics and Northern Europe to provide the only independent full-stack monetization solution for publishers and satisfy advertiser demand for quality news lifestyle, career and business development sites to reach their target audiences.”
For further information:
Alma Media, Johanna Vartiainen, Director, Digital Ad Operations and Development tel. +358 50 514 1952
AppNexus, JC Conti, VP Sales & Account Management, AppNexus Publisher Technology Group, tel. +41 79 558 0531
ABOUT ALMA MEDIA
Alma Media is a media company focusing on the service business and journalistic content. The company’s best-known brands are Kauppalehti, Talouselämä, Affärsvärlden, Iltalehti, Aamulehti, Etuovi.com and Monster. Alma Media builds sustainable growth for its customers by utilising the opportunities of digital, including information services, system and expert services and advertising solutions. Alma Media’s operations have expanded from Finland to the Nordic countries, the Baltics and Central Europe. Alma Media employs approximately 2,500 professionals (excluding delivery personnel), of whom approximately 30% work outside Finland. Alma Media’s revenue in 2015 was EUR 291.5 million. Alma Media’s share is listed on NASDAQ Helsinki. Read more at www.almamedia.com.
AppNexus is an internet technology company that enables and optimizes the real-time sale and purchase of digital advertising. Our powerful, real-time decisioning platform supports core products that enable publishers to maximize yield; and marketers and agencies to harness data and machine learning to deliver intelligent and customized campaigns. Headquartered in New York City, AppNexus employs over 1000 professionals in offices spanning five continents. For more information, follow us at @AppNexus or visit us at www.AppNexus.com