Vistar Media Launches Programmatic Audio Out-of-Home Offering

Partnership with Vibenomics extends AOOH offering to reach in-store retailers at the point-of-purchase

Vistar Media, the leading global provider of software for Digital-Out-of-Home (DOOH), is launching the first real-time bidding exchange for Audio-Out-of-Home advertising (AOOH). This offering is available via Vistar’s open exchange or through private marketplace (PMP) deals.

Earlier this year, Vistar partnered with Vibenomics, a location-based AOOH advertising and experience company, to embrace AOOH and all that it provides advertisers when reaching consumers at the point-of-purchase. Now, advertisers have the ability to purchase AOOH programmatically either as part of an audience-driven open exchange campaign or through a custom PMP.

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“Vibenomics’ unique inventory is the perfect extension of strategies advertisers are already using to engage with consumers in retail environments,” said Michael Provenzano, CEO and co-founder, Vistar Media. “Enabling audio out-of-home expands the value of programmatic for marketers seeking to launch quick messaging turnaround at the point-of-sale.”

The adoption of programmatic AOOH has grown dramatically over the past year. According to a report from the Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB) U.S ad and audio spendings increased by thirty percent in the first half of 2019 to $1.2 billion. With so many advertisers eager to influence consumer choices in the short consideration window surrounding purchases, extending in-retail out-of-home to include audio provides a perfect solution thanks to today’s programmatic technology.

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“Digital Out-of-Home started to take shape ten years ago and has been accelerating these past five years as better technologies, integrations and standards emerge,” said Paul Brenner, president of AOOH at Vibenomics. “Now having Audio Out-of-Home on an open exchange, we are offering the advancements that have occurred in both Digital-Out-of-Home and streaming and audio advertising.”

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