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Mar 26th 2014

ONE by AOL: A Fully Integrated Enterprise Solution for Brands, Agencies and Publishers

There's no question that the advertising industry has gone through enormous change in recent years, fueled by an array of technological and cultural shifts – from innovations in how media is bought and sold to the rise of the smart phone, tablets, online video and social networking. It's an exciting moment: As people consume and share content in more varied ways than ever, marketers have multiple new opportunities to understand, reach and engage with their audiences.

At the same time, however, chaos in the ad-tech landscape has reached an all-time high, creating incredible complexities for brands, agencies and publishers attempting to sort through the sprawl of available choices.

ONE by AOL is about to change that.
ONE by AOL

Today, we're excited to unveil our plans to build a new, global programmatic advertising platform for brands, agencies and publishers. ONE, which is in early development, will unite the talent, experience and technological innovation behind Adap.tv, AdLearn Open Platform and MARKETPLACE. It will provide a single, unified, enterprise-level platform for driving powerful brand insight and marketing executions across all screens, formats and inventory types. It will fulfill our vision for advertising's future: an open ecosystem where partners and competitors, publishers and marketers, are all beneficiaries of a more seamless and efficiency-focused technology landscape.

As part of today's announcement made at ad:tech San Francisco, IPG Mediabrands announced its plans to be the charter agency network partner for ONE --reinforcing its commitment to fully automating half of its media investments by 2016. AOL shares the vision with IPG Mediabrands around harnessing the power of data and technology to make smarter, faster decisions that drive client business results.

The holy grail of marketing is helping marketers understand how direct response and brand budgets can interact together. ONE ensures that data powers media selection and allocation, pricing and creative. It is the integrator of media across every screen and the automator of decisions that have long not needed human attention. The goal of a platform like ONE – that is open and that doesn't discriminate – is to enable advertisers, agencies and publishers to unlock much greater value from technology innovation and realize efficiencies simply not possible before.

What do we mean by an open, global ecosystem? It means that marketers who have made a commitment to an external partner for a piece of the ad tech stack can integrate and plug that solution into our platform. This gives advertisers and publishers incredible flexibility with elements like data and attribution, enabling them to see and manage all of their investments on a single platform in real-time.

You may also have noticed a change in our name. As AOL continues its push into the global marketing technology business, the segment formerly known as AOL Networks will now be known as AOL Platforms, reflecting the full power of the reach and deep capabilities behind ONE.

Feb 5th 2013

AOL's Advertising.com Group Becomes AOL Networks

Today I'm proud to announce to that the Advertising.com Group has officially been renamed AOL Networks. This new brand better aligns with AOL, and should help all of our stakeholders to better understand the rich stack of assets and robust technology we bring together nearly 20,000 publishers and 4,000 advertisers. We believe this new name clearly represents the recognized cross-screen offerings across premium, programmatic and performance advertising.

Since our formation in April 2011, our mission has always been to simplify digital advertising at scale. AOL Networks will continue to offer global advertising solutions that help increase yield through a rich and broad set of platforms, formats, and technologies. We have heard from many clients that there are an increasing number of systems and partners they need to do business with to accomplish their online marketing objectives. AOL is synonymous with premium. And in the network space, there is a real need for premium experiences. With our established leadership in video, performance and now programmatic, plus AOL's foothold in premium advertising, we are better positioned than ever to define and own a transcending solution.

AOL Networks enables the world's top marketers and media brands to reach consumers across desktop, mobile, tablet and connected TVs with impact through premium experiences, programmatic buying and performance driven campaigns. It is the global partner of choice for leading publishers, advertisers and agencies seeking to maximize the value of their online brands.

The brands within AOL Networks will continue to operate under their existing names, including:


Additionally, BuySight, the recently acquired dynamic creative optimization firm, will be packaged into the Advertising.com product suite.

The new gateway, www.aolnetworks.com, launches today, providing publishers and marketers with information on, and access to, all of the offerings in the AOL Networks premium advertising suite.

*Source: comScore December 2012
**Source: comScore December 2012

Dec 4th 2012

AOL's Advertising.com Group Acquires Buysight, Inc.

Today we announced the Advertising.com Group has acquired Buysight, Inc., a leading provider of retargeting and intent-based targeted advertising. The acquisition strengthens our premium product offering and expands the Group's position in the performance display market by significantly improving our retargeting and intent-based targeted advertising solutions. This transaction further solidifies the Advertising.com Group as a global leader in advertising technologies across display, mobile and video.

Formed in May 2011, the Advertising.com Group is the global partner of choice for leading publishers, advertisers and agencies seeking to maximize the value of their online brands, and includes Advertising.com, ADTECH, The AOL On Network, goviral and Pictela. The Group brings together end-to-end platforms and solutions for publishers and advertisers spanning ad serving, monetization, optimization, and premium advertising formats across all mediums including desktop, mobile, tablets and connected TVs.

We strongly believe that both brand and performance display, mobile and video campaigns benefit from dynamic, targeted creatives and messaging. The acquisition of Buysight brings proven Dynamic Creative Optimization and machine learning capabilities which will further enhance AdLearn, our market-leading optimization engine, and its ability to provide brands and performance marketers a comprehensive and integrated optimization solution across channels.

Based in Sunnyvale, California and founded in 2008, Buysight is a performance advertising company focused on retargeting using intent-based Dynamic Creative Optimization and its advanced machine learning technology. They deliver real-time behavioral advertising that drives incremental retail sales. Its Buyer Targeting platform is built on three core strengths: real-time modeling and prediction of purchase intent, real-time dynamic advertising with intelligent product selection, promotions, and creative, and real-time media buying optimized to calculate every impression's precise client value. Buysight's client advertising services include retargeting previous site visitors, acquiring new customers, and targeting relevant, personalized brand advertising to likely shoppers. More specifically, Buysight transforms online data into actionable knowledge, and uses it to connect people and advertisers in an automated, real-time marketplace to unlock significant value for both consumers and businesses.

Oct 23rd 2012

ADTECH Names William Schmahl Head of U.S. Sales


ADTECH, the international provider of ad serving solutions and a division of the AOL Advertising.com Group, today announced Will Schmahl as the company's new Head of Sales for US operations. Schmahl has been at ADTECH since 2007 and will now progress to take over nationwide sales operations, lead the team and continue to build the brand within the publisher, agency and advertiser communities to drive sales across the country.

Schmahl has delivered outstanding results and demonstrated growth within a variety of different roles over the past 5 years including sales development, revenue management and market share growth. Prior to joining ADTECH, Will held sales positions in the display-advertising technology space, developing extensive knowledge and experience with ad networks, exchanges and online advertising specific to publishers and agencies.

To learn more about ADTECH, click here.

Aug 30th 2012

AOL UK Adds Key Ad Roles


We have some exciting news from over the pond. Steve Filler has joined goviral and Advertising.com UK as Managing Director, and Suhela Gremmel has been promoted to Managing Director of ADTECH UK and Ireland.

With over 18 years of experience in digital advertising and sales, Steve will focus on growing the goviral and Advertising.com presence in the UK, capitalizing on the business' reputation of partnering premium publishers, advertisers and agencies to maximize the value of online brands. Steve joins from Collective, where he held the position of Managing Director at media and technology network Collective, and prior to that was Commercial Director at Unruly Media and before that, Videojug.

In her new role, Suhela, former Head of Global Customer Relationship Management (CRM) for ADTECH, will take charge of ADTECH operations in the UK and Ireland and will be responsible for the sales, CRM and customer service divisions. Since 2009 Suhela has headed up the global CRM team from Dreieich. In recent months she also played an important role in opening up new markets in India and Israel. In addition, she has represented ADTECH on various working groups and expert committees of the German industry organization BVDW and the whole online marketing sector.

Learn more about ADTECH and its worldwide offerings for publishers, ad networks, agencies and advertisers by clicking here.

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