Thursday, March 17, 2011

Amobee Revolutionizes Mobile Advertising

A company called, Amobee Media Systems, is quietly revolutionizing the way mobile advertisers measure ROI on mobile, online and traditional out of home ad campaigns. Based in Redwood City, California, this start up has already been named as the 'The Worlds Most Valuable Mobile Advertising Company' by the Business Insider and now has offices in London, Israel & Australia. Amobee's core business has been Online & Mobile advertising however they have been pushing the envelope by combining the reach of traditional out of home(OOH) networks and the relevant personalized experience that Mobile devices offer consumers. Harry Dewhirst, VP of Media Strategies for Amobee, has been spearheading this movement of interactive Mobile advertising infused with Digital Out Of Home(DOOH). Sparked by revolutionary concepts that allow media buyers to 'pay for mobile ads based on performance' or whenever a user interacts with traditional media through their mobile device. This technology enables Amobee's customers to offer their audience an advertising experience that allows the consumer to interact with the brand via an SMS text message, via Bluetooth and even Wifi. On the horizon, Dewhirst believes the ability to offer Real-Time creatives on the networks of dooh screens will offer new opportunities for advertisers in the future that will allow the conversation between brands and consumers to continuously evolve. Mobile advertising is the way to facilitate personal experiences for consumers that tie in all levels of an ad campaign from Print, to Radio to TV to Online. With the introduction of NFC(Near Field Communication), in the Google Nexus S and Nokia's C7 the future of mobile device communication still remains uncertain however many unreleased smart phones like Samsung's Galaxy, Apple's iPhone, RIM's Blackberry Torch 2, Dakota & Apollo are all rumored to include NFC technology. To learn more about how Amobee Media Systems plans to push further the issue of merging mobile advertising and digital out of home networks, consider attending the DOOH Forum & Expo hosted by MediaPost where Mr. Dewhirst is scheduled to speak at the Digital Out Of Home Awards on April 14th in New York City.

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