Ströer Chooses Ayuda

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Germany’s largest provider of out-of-home and online advertising signs letter of intent with ad tech platform to power entire Out-of-Home-sales and operational workflow, including static poster and public video.

Ströer chooses Ayuda

Ströer chooses Ayuda

Ayuda’s single, integrated offering allows us to efficiently manage all our business from the same platform from the office or on the go from mobile devices.

Ayuda Media Systems (“Ayuda”), an out-of-home ad tech company announced today at the 2015 annual FEPE Congress that Ströer Media SE, Germany’s largest out-of-home advertising company, has signed a letter of intent agreeing to take on Ayuda’s complete software platform to power all media workflows. Sales, operations, digital scheduling and digital ad serving will all be managed through Ayuda’s comprehensive, integrated platform.

Dr. Bernd Metzner, Ströer's Chief Financial Officer, commented: “In Ayuda, we have selected a platform that will empower our entire workforce, opening up new and innovative opportunities for targeted customer contact for our advertisers. Ayuda’s single, integrated offering allows us to efficiently manage all our business from the same platform from the office or on the go from mobile devices.”

Ströer will be using the Ayuda Platform as an enterprise resource planning tool to integrate all sales and operations functions as well as public video ad serving for all markets in Germany, empowering both front-office and back-office personnel. Workflows that will be streamlined include availability & proposal generation, asset & inventory management, work order & copy management, billing & lease management, digital bookings, digital content management, and digital ad serving.

Andreas Soupliotis, CEO of Ayuda shared: “It is a great honour that Germany’s most ubiquitous and premiere OOH media company has chosen the Ayuda Platform to run its business. Ströer is renowned for its culture of excellence - it is in their DNA to excel at whatever they pursue, and vendor selection is no exception. What made us especially attractive to Ströer is the fact that our ERP and digital signage CMS is one and the same product. This is in stark contrast to other offerings within our industry, where multiple vendors are needed to achieve the functional equivalence of the Ayuda Platform. I could not be more excited about Ströer’s and Ayuda’s partnership.”

Infoscreen, the public video division of Ströer that operates video advertising in train stations and shopping malls across Germany, is already in the process of migrating digital ad serving functionality to the Ayuda Platform.

Dr. Metzner further commented on the decision to choose Ayuda: “The migration to the Ayuda Platform is transformational for our business. We are very pleased with the work Ayuda has produced for Ströer to date, and we look forward to a long-term partnership where Ayuda’s tools will support us as we scale and grow the business in the coming years.”

About Ayuda Media Systems
Ayuda is a digital out-of-home ad tech company. The Ayuda Platform is a supply-side platform (SSP) that is used by media sellers worldwide to manage day-to-day operations. Aside from the usual CMS + player functionality, the Ayuda Platform includes iOS apps for proposal generation, CRM, inventory and contract management, invoicing, leasing, financial reporting and BI dashboards. The Ayuda Platform also includes a full programmatic stack, enabling media vendors to setup private marketplaces & exchanges, a self-service buying app for media buyers, and an ad server that can work with first party data to serve ads and target demographics in real-time. Ayuda is a proud member of the iAB, DPAA, OAAA and FEPE.

For more information on the Company, please visit http://www.ayudasystems.com

About Ströer Media
Ströer Media SE is a large provider of out-of-home and online advertising, and offers its advertising customers individualized and fully integrated premium communications solutions. In the field of digital media, Ströer is setting new standards for innovation and quality in Europe and is thus opening up new and innovative opportunities for targeted customer contact for its advertisers.

The Ströer Group commercializes more than 290,000 out-of-home advertising faces and several thousand websites. With consolidated revenue of EUR 721m for the full year 2014, Ströer Media SE is one of largest providers of out-of-home media in Europe in terms of revenue.

The Ströer Group has approximately 2,400 employees at over 70 locations.

For more information on the Company, please visit http://www.stroeer.com

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