Valassis Audience Network Enhances Reach with Digital Acquisition
Brand.net Addition Marks Pivotal Step in Development of Valassis Digital Business
Valassis, Brand.net FAQ
LIVONIA, Mich., June 21, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Valassis (NYSE: VCI), one of the nation's leading media and marketing services companies, today announced it has enhanced its digital display network -- the Valassis Audience Network -- with the acquisition of Brand.net, an online display, video and mobile advertising platform. Combined with the Valassis Audience Network, the components of an expansive network of online and offline data, state-of-the-art ad serving and targeting technology, come together -- Valassis is Re-Imagining Reach™.
With Brand.net, the Valassis Audience Network now enables advertisers to reach and influence consumers on their journey from awareness to action with greater relevance, impact and results. Re-Imagining Reach highlights Valassis' strength of reaching today's diverse consumers at a scale and accuracy unmatched by others, getting the right message to the right consumer in the right medium at the right time.
"The traditional path to purchase was linear and brought the consumer from awareness to action one step at a time," said Rob Mason , Valassis President and Chief Executive Officer. "Today, consumers are in control and their media habits are changing at a remarkable rate which means that clients need to use a mix of media to stay both visible and relevant. That's where Valassis has a proprietary advantage -- we deliver targeted, print and digital solutions to engage consumers at every point along the path to purchase."
Whether marketers are interested in building awareness or driving purchase behavior, Valassis can meet their objectives by integrating their offline and online promotions. Valassis, with the addition of Brand.net, offers advertisers the ability to uniquely combine targeting, insights and data to:
- Reach their most relevant audiences at scale with the highest quality media;
- Leverage SafeScreen™ technology ensuring their content will only be seen on sites that meet their criteria;
- Stand out across high-impact environments such as display, video, mobile, and tablets; and
- Achieve more consistent campaign results to drive ROI.
Brand.net, a Valassis Company, has offices in Silicon Valley and New York City.
Valassis is one of the nation's leading media and marketing services companies, offering unparalleled reach and scale to more than 15,000 advertisers. Its RedPlum® media portfolio delivers value on a weekly basis to over 100 million shoppers across a multi-media platform – in-home, in-store and in-motion. Through its digital offerings, including redplum.com and save.com, consumers can find compelling national and local deals. Headquartered in Livonia, Michigan with approximately 7,000 associates in 28 states and eight countries, Valassis is widely recognized for its associate and corporate citizenship programs, including its America's Looking for Its Missing Children® program. Valassis companies include Valassis Direct Mail, Inc., Valassis Canada, Promotion Watch, Valassis Relationship Marketing Systems, LLC, NCH Marketing Services, Inc, and Brand.net. For more information, visit http://www.valassis.com, http://www.redplum.com and http://www.save.com. To learn about advertising opportunities with RedPlum, please call 1-800-437-0479.
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