San Francisco, California (PRWEB) February 25, 2008
Consorte Media, a leading online marketing firm targeting the Hispanic market, and RockYou, the leading developer and publisher of widgets and applications on the web, today announced they have formed a partnership that makes Consorte the exclusive publisher representative for all of RockYou's U.S. Hispanic traffic on http://www.rockyou.com. Consorte will also represent U.S. Hispanic traffic generated through RockYou's Facebook advertising network, which currently receives over one billion page views a month across 90 million installed widgets. Together, Consorte Media and RockYou will enable advertisers to connect with RockYou's engaged, young Hispanic audience via innovative ad formats that dramatically boost the effectiveness of online advertising campaigns targeting this key demographic.
"RockYou is the unsurpassed innovator in viral marketing and user engagement, connecting with millions of viewers every day through its highly popular widgets on social networks like Facebook and MySpace, as well as via its own highly trafficked network of websites," said Alicia Morga, CEO of Consorte Media. "We are thrilled to welcome RockYou to our Premium Publisher Network, and we look forward to working hand-in-hand with the RockYou team to offer advertisers the most effective, cutting-edge and targeted Hispanic advertising in the industry."
Social network advertising is one of the most explosive advertising trends for 2008, with major brands eager to reach the highly targeted audiences that form communities around specific centers of interest. For brand advertisers looking to reach Hispanics, social networks represent an unprecedented opportunity to connect with this burgeoning demographic. In fact, U.S. Hispanics increased their use of social networking sites like Facebook and My Space by 200% in 2006, according to Forrester Research. And U.S. Hispanic teens, a demographic that will grow 62% by 2020, are adopting social networking at an ever faster rate - making community-based advertising one of the most promising ways to reach this influential young demographic today and in the years to come.
"RockYou has long been a leader in helping advertisers reach the young, hip Hispanic demographic that comprises a significant portion of our overall traffic," said Ro Choy, vice president of Busines Development at RockYou. "Working with Consorte Media will enable us to deliver more relevant ads that resonate with our users and more effectively monetize our growing Hispanic traffic. Together, we can offer advertisers an unprecedented opportunity to reach the fast-growing Hispanic demographic on the online channels they frequent most -- community-focused websites and social networks."
About Consorte Media
Consorte Media is a leading online marketing firm targeting the Hispanic market. Consorte's Premium Publisher Network, with a reach of more than one billion high-quality impressions, gives advertisers unparalleled access to a diverse Hispanic audience and provides breadth and depth to advertisers' Hispanic marketing programs. Consorte works with advertisers to develop integrated campaigns that leverage a full range of marketing media, including banners, video, contests and promotions. Consorte's solutions are powered by a proprietary technology platform that provides superior targeting capabilities and sophisticated data analytics, delivering higher ROI for advertisers while increasing the value of ad inventory for publishers. Consorte Media is a privately held company based in San Francisco, Calif. For more information about Consorte, please visit http://www.consortemedia.com.
RockYou is a leading developer and publisher of widgets and applications on the web. RockYou widgets include photo slideshows, glitter text, voicemail accessories and custom Facebook and MySpace applications that are simple to use and enable people to engage with their friends. Founded in 2006, RockYou has over 90 million users, serving over 200 million widget views per day in more than 200 countries. RockYou applications easily integrate across all social networks including, Facebook, MySpace, Bebo, Friendster, Tagged and hi5. RockYou's results-focused advertising platform is the largest Ad Network on Facebook and the most dynamic method for rapidly acquiring Facebook application users. Headquartered in San Mateo, California, RockYou is funded by Sequoia Capital, Partech International and Lightspeed Venture Partners. For more information, please visit http://rockyou.com/corp/about.php.