Advanced Television

Civolution to showcase cross-screen synced advertising at dmexco

July 24, 2014

Civolution, a provider of technology and solutions for identifying, managing and monetising content, will showcase the latest version of its TV-Synchronised Ads solution, at dmexco (September 10-11, stand Hall 6/E39b, Cologne, Germany).

Civolution’s solution enables advertisers, their agencies and media buyers, to increase return on investment of their ad spend, while providing the creative industry with a new format combining connected devices, such as smartphones and tablets, with the TV screen to build new experiences.

Civolution’s award-winning TV-Synced Ads solution enables advertisers and media agencies to tap into the second screen phenomenon to bridge the gap between the TV and digital worlds. Using Civolution’s real-time TV ad identification and triggering technology and existing platforms to automatically place digital ads across search, banner, mobile, and social at the moment a TV commercial airs, advertisers can dramatically improve their digital performance while seeing the direct correlation between TV placements and digital engagement. This serves to amplify the advertiser’s message, improve brand exposure, and ultimately increase ROI on advertising spends.

Civolution works with advertisers, agencies, trading desks and Demand Side Platforms (“DSPs”) to boost the effectiveness of both TV and Digital ad spends by creating better targeting, higher click-thru rates (“CTRs”), and lower cost of conversion. Media companies in both Europe and North America have started to leverage the technology in order to enhance their own service, such as WPP’s trading platform Xaxis, which recently launched Xaxis Sync, the first fully programmatic product to allow advertisers to deliver coordinated ads on viewers’ mobile devices simultaneously with commercials running on their televisions.

Other pilot campaigns conducted with Civolution and Brand Networks and Resolution Media have demonstrated dramatic increases in consumer CTRs for ads on social media platforms synchronized with the TV, such as Facebook and Twitter, measured +60 per cent and +250 per cent respectively with 2 different campaigns involving entertainment products.

“TV advertising, already battling the economics of audience fragmentation, is having to compete fiercely with digital media to stop viewer drift,” said Andy Nobbs, CMO, Civolution. “Our TV-Synced Ads solution provides the missing link between both worlds, enabling media buyers to concentrate their efforts in buying the most efficient spot for the right audience at the right time.  Meanwhile, creative teams can utilize the second screen phenomenon to create value added ad campaigns, leading to an increase in ad impressions and consumer engagement. We are proud to present for the first time our award winning SyncNow technology at dmexco.”

Using SyncNow ACR and TV synced contextual ads from Civolution to automatically place digital advertisements at the moment a key event is occurring; advertisers can dramatically amplify their brand exposure and awareness. Civolution automatically identifies commercials as well as key moments during live events in real-time. Upon detection, the system sends signals to the agency’s programmatic bidding platforms, enabling them to bid for inventory on social, mobile and online. Within seconds of the ad/event airing, a digital ad appears on the target audience’s laptop, tablet, or smartphone. There is no need for a special app or consumer intervention as everything happens server-side and scales infinitely; the only limit is the advertiser’s own ambitions.

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