Affinity & Networkplay Partner to launch Contextually Targeted In-Banner Video Network

Chicago, IL, 7th January 2014: Affinity, world’s leading contextual ad network and Leading digital ad network, Networkplay announces an exclusive multi-year partnership to provide contextually targeted in-banner video ad offerings to advertisers.

This announcement comes at a time when online video consumption globally has witnessed significant growth and penetration. According to a recent survey conducted by Accenture, 90% of consumers globally, now watch video content over the internet using various devices. It further elaborates that from amongst the devices used, the PC/Laptop remains the most used device for consuming online video content with penetration rates as high as 89% (of consumers consuming online video content). Thus leading to a rise in advertisers demanding newer, more effective and efficient ways of targeting consumers through online video ads.

Commenting on this partnership, Jignesh Desai, Director – Business Development, Networkplay says, "We have identified video and mobile to be the twin pillars of our digital growth and with this relationship we look forward to providing advertisers with contextually-targeted above-the-fold premium video inventory across Affinity’s publisher network of top 100 Comscore websites. Advertisers and ad agencies can target by specifying keywords that are relevant to the campaign or brand. Multiple keyword match types: Broad, Phrase, Exact, Negative, and Negative Exact are supported."

Adding to this, says, Lavin Punjabi, President & COO, Affinity, "We have done well with sourcing traffic and understanding what is truly quality. It is this ethos that works well for direct advertisers and our advertising partners and specifically in this case for Networkplay. Networkplay with its demand strengths was identified as a valuable partner for this partnership. We are excited that for our current publishers, it will offer a brand new revenue stream, which has always been our focus."

Additionally advertisers get to maximize their ROI with Affinity's state-of-the-art technological capabilities in contextual targeting, traffic quality and brand safety assurance (SHIELD), enabling them to reach the relevant audience at the right place without losing ad budgets to wasted impressions and fraud.

"Over the years, we've invested heavily in building technologies and relationships that provide value to our advertisers. We are happy to extend these capabilities through our partnership with Networkplay and benefit a broader range of video advertisers in the online advertising ecosystem" says Karan Gupta, Managing Director, Affinity.

As Indians increasingly use the Web as their preferred destination for information, contextual video will provide advertisers with an engagement platform to capture viewer attention at their moment of truth.

About Affinity:
Founded in 2006, Affinity is the world's leading contextual ad network. It develops innovative contextual media & monetization solutions for Advertisers & Publishers. These solutions are delivered via Affinity's Global Pay-Per-Click & Display Networks. Both these networks help 100,000+ brands reach out to their target audience across the globe by delivering over 60 Billion ad impressions each month. This is achieved through exclusive contextual ad distribution through Affinity's network of 50,000+ premium publisher partners, syndication channels & exclusive web properties. These represent a potent mix of Search, Toolbars, Direct Navigation, Online Gaming, In-Text, Display, Domain Parking, and other contextual traffic channels from across North America, Western Europe, Middle East, India, South-East Asia and Australia. For more information, visit

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