Adazzle: Stepping into the Future

Our mission has always been to develop industry-leading technology that makes advertising and media management more efficient, accurate and easy to use. Our employees have played a major role in helping Adazzle create and deliver best-in-class products and services, and as the industry continues to evolve and expand, we’ve continued to look for new opportunities to change, strengthen and position our business for future success.

 

So today, we are incredibly proud to announce that we have signed an agreement to be acquired by Comcast. The deal will see our people and products become part of one of the most innovative media and technology companies in the world.

 

We are privileged to have the strong support of our customers, investors, partners, and most importantly, our employees. Moving forward, the products and services that our customers and partners have come to trust from Adazzle will continue to be developed, supported and sold as part of the Comcast portfolio.

 

Comcast’s statement about the announcement:

“Adazzle is a dynamic company, offering an innovative, best-in-class digital campaign management platform that can accelerate digital capabilities and unify cross-platform transactions. Adazzle’s products and solutions are a real complement to our existing advanced advertising initiatives and this partnership reflects the business and technology trends we are seeing in the industry today. Integrating Adazzle into our advanced advertising group will accelerate our product development and expedite our ability to provide streamlined digital products and services at scale.”

 

We are excited about this next chapter for Adazzle and are fortunate to have the support of Comcast as we look to expand our solutions across platforms globally.

Teiffyon Parry, Managing Director, Adazzle

Adazzle + PubMatic

Adazzle + PubMatic

CANNES, France (22 June, 2015) — Adazzle Limited (Adazzle), the leading provider of media workflow and trading technology for media buying points, and PubMatic, the marketing automation software company for publishers, today announced they have signed a global agreement that will provide media agencies using the Adazzle platform with direct access to PubMatic publisher inventory on an Automated Guaranteed basis, direct from their media plans. For PubMatic’s publishers, the integration will provide the ability to trade forward guaranteed inventory in a direct and automated manner with major agencies, including GroupM, Publicis and Dentsu Aegis Network, in markets across Europe and APAC, initially.

“PubMatic is committed to making it easier for media buyers to buy high quality inventory programmatically, through the platforms they already use. We believe that Automated Guaranteed technology will provide a more efficient and effective method for trading all media,” said Rob Jonas, Chief Revenue Officer of PubMatic. “Through this agreement with Adazzle, buyers gain instant access to guaranteed packaged inventory across many of our premium publishers.”

Teiffyon Parry, Managing Director of Adazzle, said, “This is a very exciting development for Adazzle, our agencies, and publishers. Our platform is uniquely positioned to be able to deliver significant strides forward in automating the end-to-end workflow of media planning and buying for digital inventory. We have focused on introducing automation earlier on in the buy-side workflow and have developed a system that works for large media agencies, offering a process that’s easier to adopt than the cumbersome ‘shopping cart experience’ we see elsewhere.

“The integration with PubMatic puts ‘Automated Guaranteed’ capabilities at the heart of the media agency, meaning planners and buyers can now discover, purchase and manage forward reserved inventory direct from their media plan. We don’t ask our users to step outside their current workflow or adopt yet another interface – and we believe this holistic approach is critical to addressing the practical barriers to automation that have plagued this sector to date. ”

To find out more about the PubMatic and Adazzle solution, please schedule a time to meet with the PubMatic and Adazzle teams at Cannes Lions this week in the Sean Connery Suite of the Carlton Hotel, located on the main Croisette in Cannes.

 

About PubMatic
PubMatic is the marketing automation software platform company that powers the programmatic advertising strategy of premium publishers. Through workflow automation, real time analytics and yield management, PubMatic enables publishers to make smarter, faster decisions that drive revenue and streamline operations. The company’s software solution provides a global roster of comScore publishers with a single view into their advertiser relationships across every screen, every channel and every format. PubMatic was ranked by Deloitte as one of the fastest growing companies in the US Internet sector for the third consecutive year in 2014. The company has offices worldwide, and is headquartered in Redwood City, California.
PubMatic is a registered trademark of PubMatic, Inc. Other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

Adazzle vs Shellshock

Another high-profile IT vulnerability came to light last week, dubbed “Shellshock”, centered around the BASH command line interface.

Just as with the “Heartbleed” vulnerability earlier this year, Adazzle has not been affected by this.  All of the infrastructure which supports the adazzle.com websites has been checked, and verified as not being exposed.

We have also completed a review of third party systems which could impact on us, and these have also been cleared.

As the situation evolves, we will continue to monitor the issue and its potential to impact on us and our users.

Hello World.

Welcome to the Adazzle not-too-corporate blog (tentatively titled ‘AdBlog’ – we’re very creative here), where we will be sharing our musings on Media, Technology, our company and everything in between. Our plan is to publish at least one article of interest here per month, by a variety of writers from within Adazzle on the aforementioned subjects. Expect commentary on big money media mergers, critiques of the latest and greatest CSS preprocessors, general company announcements and more. We hope you enjoy the blog. Get in touch through the usual channels for praise, criticisms and plain old chit-chat. We’d be delighted to hear from you. Please do follow us – the first real post is on the way soon.

Lee Andrews – Head of Product

Adazzle Announces Managing Director

LONDON, UK, July 16, 2014 – Adazzle Limited today announced that its board of directors has appointed board member Teiffyon Parry as managing director.  The appointment follows a recruitment process triggered by the death of the previous managing director, Harry Torrance, earlier this year.

Mr. Parry joined Adazzle’s board in 2012, having worked at Adazzle since 2001.  During his time with the firm, he has worked across a broad range of the company’s business functions, before focusing on client services.  As Adazzle’s Director of Client Services, Mr. Parry successfully led the new business acquisition and deployment of Adazzle across several markets.

Mr. Parry said, “I am looking forward to building on the successes of the past few years, and leading Adazzle in its next phase of innovation and growth.  Whilst we are understandably upset at the untimely loss of Harry Torrance, we are also excited about the opportunities that lie ahead of us as we enter a new chapter in Adazzle’s future.”

On behalf of Adazzle’s board, chairman Philip Shaw said, “Under Harry’s leadership, Adazzle grew from an established UK print media trading platform to the dominant system for trading print and online media in the UK, as well as launching in several overseas markets.  With Teiffyon, we have a leader who can bring the same level of passion and performance to drive the next stage of Adazzle’s growth.”

As managing director, Mr. Parry will work with Adazzle’s leadership team to drive the company’s ongoing performance, whilst retaining responsibility for client & product services.

About Adazzle                              

Adazzle is a specialist software and technology consulting company supplying workflow automation and trading systems for the media industry. Primarily focused on media agencies, trading desks and publisher sales points, Adazzle’s customers enjoy improved business efficiency and increased productivity achieved through time saving, accuracy, control and insight of media administration. The company’s industry leading trading platform is the dominant system used across both Print and Digital advertising. In the UK, Adazzle accounts for ~50% of agency traded media in these sectors. Operating in 6 further markets across the EMEA and APAC regions Adazzle continues to grow its international footprint.

NOTE TO EDITORS:  If you would like additional information on Adazzle Limited and its products, please visit the Adazzle website at www.adazzle.com.

Adazzle and the Adazzle Logo are trademarks of Adazzle Limited.

CONTACT:

Teiffyon Parry
Managing Director, Adazzle Limited
Contact Phone: +44 (0)20 3427 5774
Contact E-mail: teiffyon.parry@adazzle.com
http://www.adazzle.com