Jivox One of The First Interactive Online Video Ad Platforms to be VPAID and VAST Certified

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Jivox Completes IAB’s VAST and VPAID Compliance Seal Program

“By completing the IAB Compliance Seal program, Jivox demonstrates their commitment to improving how digital video campaigns are executed—and that’s good for the industry” said Rothenberg, President and CEO of the IAB.

Jivox, the leading provider of interactive video ad technology for online media companies and advertisers, today announced it has achieved VPAID and VAST compliance through the Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB) certification program. The Video Player-Ad API definition (VPAID) and Video Ad Serving Template (VAST) certifications standardize the process of serving in-stream online video ads, creating a universal communications protocol between ads and players. Jivox is the only interactive online video advertising platform that conforms to all five IAB standards for all in-banner and in-stream video ad formats, as part of the IAB Compliance Seal Program.

The IAB created VPAID and VAST to help advertisers and publishers standardize on a single, in-stream video advertising platform, ensuring optimal ad serving, placement and monetization. Previously, publishers all coded their video content inventory and players in different and uncoordinated ways, so there was no simple way for advertisers and agencies to create and serve ads across publishers. But with VPAID and VAST, any compliant ad can be easily distributed to any compliant publisher or ad management platform.

Jivox’s in-stream video ads support VAST and VPAID requirements, ensuring that all ads created with the Jivox platform are easily acceptable by many of the leading interactive publishers. Using the VPAID standard, Jivox interactive features are now available to any video content player that supports VAST and VPAID. This enabled advertisers to reach a wider audience online without worrying about technology integration issues.

“VAST and VPAID improve the process of serving digital video ads which will allow for this platform to continue to grow,” said Randall Rothenberg, President and CEO of the Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB). “By completing the IAB Compliance Seal program, Jivox demonstrates their commitment to improving how digital video campaigns are executed—and that’s good for the industry”

“Many advertisers and agencies struggle with how to deploy online video ads across a variety of publishers, due to the different technologies used by various video content players, and this has hampered more widespread adoption of online video advertising,” said Diaz Nesamoney, CEO of Jivox. “The IAB has taken a leadership role in defining standards that would enable various technology platforms, ad networks and publishers to seamlessly deliver and measure online video ads. By adding VPAID and VAST to our other IAB certifications, Jivox takes technology integration out of the equation to let advertisers focus on developing creative, reaching target audiences in impactful ways and delivering campaign results.”

Overall, VPAID and VAST improve the performance and measurability of video ads, simplifying the entire process for advertisers and publishers alike. Publishers no longer need to perform complicated integrations to accept ads from difference sources, and advertisers no longer have to worry their ads will run on some publishers but not others.

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About Jivox
Jivox technology enables agencies, brand advertisers and publishers to deliver interactive online video advertisements powered by interactive and social sharing widgets. Paired with advanced targeting, optimization and real-time campaign analytics, Jivox provides an unparalleled video advertising solution. The end result is a better-informed, more engaged audience, improved ad performance and ultimately higher ROI on video ad campaigns. Using Jivox, advertisers and agencies run video ads on the Jivox Publisher and Audience Network which has an available reach of over 125 million monthly unique visitors and is comprised of premium websites. In turn, Publishers license and use the Jivox platform to deliver video ads on their own web properties for their clients and manage all aspects of ad operations. Jivox is a privately held company headquartered in San Mateo, Calif. For more information about Jivox, please visit http://www.jivox.com.


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