PulsePoint launches first programmatic content marketing platform to scale across social, native and content discovery channels

PulsePoint launches first programmatic content marketing platform to scale across social, native and content discovery channels

TaylorMade Golf and ColumbiaSportswear Company Sign On As Early Clients, Brands See Consumer Engagement Levels 2-3x Industry Benchmarks

NEW YORK, Jun 30, 2015 (BUSINESS WIRE) — PulsePoint, a global programmatic platform for brand engagement, today announced the release of its programmatic content marketing platform, offering brands a single solution to efficiently target, distribute and optimize branded articles and videos to the right audience at anunprecedented scale. The platform taps into PulsePoint’s global programmatic technology stack to process real-time contextual, audience, editorial and page-level behavioral data and optimize cross-device campaign delivery across social, native and display inventory.

Top brand advertisers, including Columbia Sportswear Company and TaylorMade Golf (a subsidiary of the adidas Group), were among the first to leverage the platform to amplify content marketing efforts. The platform analyzed a full suite of data points like time spent, scroll depth, scroll rate, social shares and video plays to optimize each piece of content for optimal performance. Consumers exposed to the campaigns have spent more than 5,000 cumulative hours actively viewing and engaging with the branded content delivered through PulsePoint’s platform. The offering is available in both the US and UK markets.

“PulsePoint’s content marketing platform is the first to target, distribute and optimize a brand’s content marketing campaign across all digital channels and devices with programmatic technology in real-time. Until now, it’s been very challenging for marketers to execute effective content-driven brand experiences to the right audience efficiently and at scale,” said Andrew Stark, SVP Content Solutions, PulsePoint. “We’re leveraging our long-standing programmatic expertise to provide clients with a single source platform that can help overcome that hurdle.”
“We’ve been very impressed with the results to date. We saw a 95% increase in video views since the start of our campaign as well as a 68% higher scroll depth versus the current industry benchmark,” said Ryan Lauder, Director of Digital Strategy at TaylorMade Golf.

Key benefits of PulsePoint’s Content Marketing Platform include:
• Automated, data-driven targeting for precise delivery to highly relevant audiences and contextual environments.
• Efficient distribution across leading social media channels, native platforms and premium websites at global scale.
• Proprietary optimization technology adjusts campaign configurations to eliminate under-performing content, channels and devices.
• Unified metrics and reporting provide extensive performance and engagement metrics at the creative, audience and page-level across each channel and format.
• Custom content creation and strategy services are available for brands seeking support in developing original stories and videos.

“Marketers are starting to shift the definition of success away from ‘getting that click’ towards creating a continuous value exchange between their brand and their audience. We’re excited to expand our programmatic platform’s ability to drive more meaningful engagement and ROI, whether it be through an ad or a piece of branded content,” said Sloan Gaon, CEO of PulsePoint.

The new platform is a key part of PulsePoint’s overarching programmatic suite, which includes direct and open RTB (Real-Time Bidding) solutions.

The new content marketing platform was developed in response to industry demand. Recent research conducted by PulsePoint in partnership with Digiday found that 50% of brands and agencies cited difficulty measuring/proving ROI as a barrier to content marketing and 34% cited the inability to target and distribute at scale.

For more information, visit: http://www.pulsepoint.com/content-marketing

About PulsePoint™

PulsePoint, a global programmatic platform, fuses the science of programmatic targeting, distribution and optimization with the art of brand engagement. The PulsePoint platform is powered by terabytes of impression-level data, allowing brands to efficiently engage the right audiences at scale while helping publishers increase yield through actionable insights. Investors in the company include Draper Fisher Jurvetson (DFJ), Gotham Ventures, New Atlantic Ventures (NAV), Investor Growth Capital, Updata Partners and VantagePoint Capital Partners. The company is headquartered in New York City with offices in San Francisco and London.

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