NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Qualia, a pioneer and leader in discovering and delivering on consumers’ ever-evolving, real-time expressions of intent, has signed an agreement to access Placed’s location technology. With Placed Attribution, and Qualia’s proprietary understanding of consumer intent, Qualia clients can now benefit from understanding the actions consumers take in the physical world after viewing a mobile ad.
Placed Attribution connects the digital and physical worlds to quantify the impact mobile advertising has on understanding consumers’ offline behaviors. Leveraging the Place Graph® which measures over 200MM locations a day from nearly a quarter million opted-in panelists, Placed has the most complete view of where people go in the physical world and offers marketers the ability to directly tie mobile ad exposure to consumers’ offline behaviors and attribute that to an in-store visit.
Kathy Leake, CEO and co-founder of Qualia, said: “Traditional methods of targeting in digital advertising were, and still are, an approximation. Here at Qualia, we know that where you reach a consumer in their intent path means everything. By combining Placed’s technology with our Intent Quality™ Decision Engine, we can prove the value of targeting audiences, based on their expressions of intent, and measure success vis-a-vis driving people into physical retail locations – like banks, dealerships, gas stations, hotels, theaters, QSRs, etc. This is the holy-grail of all marketing, and for the first time we can prove how digital campaigns influence changes in consumer behavior at the brick-and-mortar level.”
“We were drawn to Qualia at first because of their deep mobile heritage,” said David Shim, Founder & CEO, Placed. “As I started to learn more about Qualia’s targeting capabilities, and how their technology decodes consumer intent across-devices to influence a purchase, the opportunity for Placed Attribution to quantify in-store visits was clear for all parties.”
Qualia, an Intent targeting pioneer, empowers marketers with the ability to respond to real-time expressions of consumer intent. Our Intent QualityTM Decision Engine creates a composite of multiple intent signals from a consumer and overlays our targeting capabilities to reach a marketer’s most qualified audience. Our technology then targets that consumer across any or all of their devices (mobile, tablet, laptop, desktop) and platforms (web, app) with any type of IAB-standard creative. Qualia’s proprietary Return on IntentTM Analytics Suite measures campaign success “beyond the click” – helping marketers understand how they have influenced a consumer’s journey toward purchase.
In market since 2011, Qualia is led by Kathy Leake, CEO (co-founder Media6Degrees/Dstillery) and Niels Meersschaert, CTO (founding Principal Architect of Magnetic) who are committed to defining the next generation of intent targeting. Qualia is headquartered in NYC and has offices in Chicago, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Detroit and Atlanta. For additional information, visit www.qualia-media.com.
Placed is the leader in location-driven insights and mobile ad intelligence. Measuring billions of locations across the world’s largest opt-in mobile location panel, Placed provides the most complete understanding of consumers’ offline behaviors.
Connecting the physical and digital worlds, Placed gives brands, agencies, publishers and ad networks the ability to target location at scale, measure the offline impact of mobile ads, and deliver actionable insights into consumer behavior. Founded in January 2011, Placed is headquartered in Seattle and is backed by Madrona Venture Group and Two Sigma Ventures.