Berlin/Bonn, August 24th 2010: In taking over nugg.ad AG, Deutsche Post AG is acquiring Europe’s largest targeting platform and in so doing has expanded its competence as a service provider in the on-line advertising market. With this investment in the leading targeting technology, the Group has consolidated new areas of growth in online marketing fully in accordance with its 2015 strategy. As a subsidiary, nugg.AG will continue to be an independent targeting service provider for marketers and advertising agencies from the company’s headquarters in Berlin. The company structure remains unchanged and will be expanded.
Targeting in the online field includes targeted management of display advertising on websites to achieve as high a level as possible in terms of targeting effectiveness. With its platform for targeting marketing across sectors and the implementation of completely new approaches for branding campaigns nugg ad, the targeting market leader, is acting as a service provider for numerous players in the online advertising market such as publishers and media agencies. As a subsidiary of Deutsche Post, nugg.ad wants to drive forward the vision of a new market standard for targeting campaigns.
“nugg.ad is an ideal addition to Deutsche Post’s portfolio. Its solid track record of success and strength of innovation, as well as its clear focus on data protection and sustainability, impressed us,” says Jürgen Gerdes, Group chairman responsible for mail at Deutsche Post DHL “We are confident that we will establish our position in the online advertising market with nugg.ad and wish to make available a lasting independent technology platform for the European market,” says Gerdes.
“Since the company was founded in 2006, nugg.ad has not only been an initiator but has also driven innovation in the area of targeting. Deutsche Post has recognised this and will implement the vision of predictive behavioural targeting with nugg.ad as a solution for digital brand management for the future and establish it as a market standard. It is a dream combination for us because in Deutsche Post we have found a buyer that consolidates our position like no other as a neutral service provider in the value creation chain,” says Stephan Noller, CEO of nugg.ad.
“We financial investors are proud to have been a part of nugg.ad since 2006. A consortium of bmp, IBB, Media Ventures and the European Founders Fund, has been supporting the team in its development to become a leading European targeting supplier. We see in the acquisition by Deutsche Post clear potential for the company to continue to grow independently,” says Jens Spyrka, former AR chairman of nugg.ad and representative of the lead investors for bmp media investors.
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nugg.ad AG is the leading provider of predictive behavioural targeting solutions for managing advertising in digital media. Nugg.ad allows advertisers, media agencies and marketers to significantly increase the effectiveness of advertising by delivering to relevant target groups. Predictive behavioural targeting’s unique approach allows simple user data to be enriched in real time with survey data concerning socio-demographics, product interests and lifestyle. Predictions (statistical profiles) that do not contain any personal data are used to do this. nugg.ad is the first targeting provider to be awarded the Data Protection Seal for its product from the Independent Regional Centre for Data Protection for Schleswig Holstein. At a European level, the nugg.ad product has also been certified with the European Privacy Seal, EuroPriSe. In 2008 nugg.ad was awarded the Red Herring 100 Europe and the European Seal of E-Excellence. bmp media investors and other financial investors have been shareholders in the company since the end of 2006. nugg.ad includes amongst its customers SevenOne Interactive, Axel Springer Media Impact, eBay Advertising Group, OMS, freeXmedia, IQ media, Stöer Interactive, ARBOinteractive, Unister Media, Ekstra Bladet, Scandinavia Online AS (SOL), KRONE.at, Expressen, Interia and Der Standard. In addition to its headquarters in Berlin, nugg.ad also has offices in Warsaw, Paris and London.
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