2 MediaMind Formats Win IAB Mobile Rising Stars Competition

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HTML5 powered formats adAPPter and Slider Chosen from Over 60 Entries

“By working together with the IAB, MediaMind is committed to developing industry-wide standards that will help deliver high impact mobile consumer experience.” Gal Trifon, DG Chief Digital Officer and MediaMind General Manager

MediaMind Technologies Inc., the leading independent provider of integrated digital advertising solutions, is a proud recipient of the first-ever IAB Mobile Rising Stars award at the IAB’s Annual Leadership Meeting 2012 in Miami, Florida. The IAB Agency Working Group evaluated over sixty entries to arrive at a final five creative ad product concepts that will become the IAB’s first-ever Mobile Rising Stars.

According to Peter Minnium, Head of Brand Initiatives, IAB, “The judging committee named MediaMind a winner of the Mobile Rising Stars competition based on its submission of the adAPPter and the Slider.”

  •     The adAPPter is an HTML5 ad format containing modular, app-like features that simplifies the complex process of executing mobile rich media. It offers the user an interactive and intuitive experience using common mobile gestures. The adAPPter supports smartphones, tablets on mobile web, and in-app inventory.
  •     The Slider is an HTML5 ad format that remains tethered above the fold even as users scroll the page, offering advertisers a persistent branding opportunity. The user can also expand the Slider for a more interactive and engaging brand experience.

The evaluation process included quantitative scoring to get to a short-list and then qualitative discussions to determine the final winners. In this latter phase, entries were clustered into the five winning ad product concepts. The Mobile Rising Stars, with success in-market and in consumer research, will graduate in the first quarter of 2013 to official IAB Standard Ad Unit status.

Key aspects of MediaMind’s adAPPter and Slider units will be incorporated into the IAB Push Mobile Rising Star and IAB Slider Mobile Rising Star respectively; and MediaMind has been chosen to participate in two IAB Mobile Rising Stars Working Groups with fellow mobile innovators, to define, build, and implement these new mobile formats.

“With an ever increasing number of devices and ad sources, each with their own specs, launching a digital campaign across multiple mobile devices can be daunting to advertisers,” said Gal Trifon, Chief Digital Officer of DG and General Manager of MediaMind, “By working together with the IAB, MediaMind is committed to developing industry-wide standards that will help deliver high impact mobile consumer experience.”

In addition to being recognized for its work on the Mobile Rising Stars, MediaMind’s Gianluca Milano, was honored with the IAB Service Excellence Award for his noteworthy contributions to the Rising Stars Programs. The prestigious award is presented to individuals who have provided outstanding service to the IAB and the entire interactive advertising community.

For more information on MediaMind, visit http://www.mediamind.com

About MediaMind
MediaMind, a division of DG (NASDAQ:DGIT), is a leading global provider of digital advertising campaign management solutions to advertising agencies and advertisers. MediaMind provides media and creative agencies, advertisers and publishers with an integrated platform to manage campaigns across digital media channels and a variety of formats, including rich media, in-stream video, display and search. The MediaMind platform runs digital campaigns for 11,000 brand advertisers, servicing over 4,200 media and creative agencies, across 11,500 global web publishers in 75 countries.

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