SAN FRANCISCO--()--Today Greystripe announced that they will now be offering advertisers the ability to target the iPhone audience for the first time through rich media ads including Flash IAB medium rectangles and game-in-game (or “tailgate”) ads. The largest ad-supported applications and games network has made marketing to the iPhone mobile audience turnkey for agencies, digital media buyers and brands by supporting online ad servers like Google’s DoubleClick and Microsoft’s Atlas.
“Advertising in the iPhone with highly engaging ads was perfect for our mission to build the political power of young people because the iPhone reaches a highly targeted demographic.”
"Greystripe's rich media ads performed extremely well for us,” said Michelle Mayorga, Mobile Director at Rock the Vote, a Greystripe advertiser. “Advertising in the iPhone with highly engaging ads was perfect for our mission to build the political power of young people because the iPhone reaches a highly targeted demographic."
In an effort to make it easier for the online media buyer to purchase mobile, Greystripe has brought creative power to the iPhone with Flash creation tools. Each of Greystripe’s new ad formats are focused on consumer engagement:
Actions for all of Greystripe’s ad formats include branding, click to YouTube, iTunes, maps, App Store, data, call, audio, survey and canvas.
"Mobile has long been in need of a scalable advertising model and Greystripe's new ad formats resolve that issue on the iPhone," said Michael Cai, Director of Digital Media and Gaming at Parks Associates. "Using the iPhone's revolutionary platform, Greystripe has solved the serving, reporting, third-party tracking and, best of all, ad creation problems that have plagued the mobile advertising industry since inception."
An April 2008 Screen Digest report forecasts that the market for rich media advertising on mobile will reach $2.79 billion by 2012. The report also states that mobile game ad formats will provide a valuable source of innovative marketing opportunities for brands aspiring to connect and interact with their customers1.
“Greystripe is looking to address the lack of advertising standardization in mobile by committing to IAB online formats,” said Michael Chang, CEO and Co-founder of Greystripe. “We have made it easy for advertisers by removing barriers to execution. Brands like Jeep, RadioShack, New Line Cinema, Rock the Vote and Yahoo! have seen strong results.”
Greystripe is the rich media advertising platform for mobile. Greystripe's product suite enables brand advertisers to communicate their brand message with a unique mobile audience, publishers to gain advertising revenue by serving ads through their games, and consumers to play high-quality games for free. Greystripe’s in-game advertising system is protected by a broad array of patents pending and currently serves ads into more than 900 game titles from 100 publishers supporting over 1,400 handset models. Greystripe reaches millions of mobile game players by powering over 120 Catalog distribution partners, through its online portal GameJump.com, on the mobile Web at wap.gamejump.com, and through the iPhone App Store. Greystripe was named an AlwaysOn Global 100 winner in 2008, Red Herring Global 100 winner in 2007 and the Under the Radar Best in Show: Mobility winner in 2006.