Monday, July 31, 2017

DMS’ new Video Product selected to safeguard Unilever’s stringent viewability and brand safety guidelines

Choueiri Group’s digital media arm secures regional-first exclusive launch partner agreement with PHD UAE for Unilever

Dubai ,United Arab Emirates-Monday, July 31st 2017 [ ME NewsWire ]
Digital Media Services (DMS), which serves as the official digital media arm of Choueiri Group recently announced that it has entered into an exclusive launch partner agreement with PHD UAE (The digital media planning and buying agency for Unilever North Africa & Middle East) for their new DMS Video Product.
The pioneering partnership is aimed at safeguarding Unilever’s investments as an advertiser and secures an online video inventory that adheres to the marketer’s stringent viewability guidelines, at a time when brand safety is becoming a growing concern.
Under the scope of the agreement, Unilever will receive privileged access to DMS’ vast portfolio of premium video properties. These include the region’s foremost video-on-demand service Shahid, along with Daily Motion and OLN.
Aside from extending its portfolio of complementary video platforms, DMS has also recently collaborated with TEADS to further diversify and enhance the scale of its video inventory. This consolidated approach has led to one unified DMS Video proposition, which uniquely leverages the power of DMS’ different video platforms and formats, to focus on planning for reach and planning for synergy. With the new Video Product, advertisers can reach 75% of the MENA population in a 100% brand safe environment, leverage DMS’ data and targeting capabilities and guarantee viewability way above the global average – all while achieving higher impact on brand metrics at a competitive CPcV (Cost Per Completed View).

DMS is also making significant efforts to provide strong measurement standards for marketers and advertisers to evaluate and optimize their digital investments. This includes working with Moat as well as their ongoing commitment to top-quality, locally produced content.
The move provides better leverage and scale than was previously achievable, as Unilever will now enjoy exclusive strategic planning and trading benefits, while ensuring its video ads are viewed within a quality and safe environment.
“Digital video advertising is a very significant part of our media investment so a partnership like this, delivering both qualitatively and quantitatively, is fantastic news,” commented Asad Ur Rehman, Director of Media for Unilever North Africa & Middle East. “We’re really excited about the higher level of control this new approach provides us to build our brands safely and effectively in a desirable environment.”
Luca Allam, Managing Director of PHD UAE also commented on the pioneering agreement by stating, “Challenging the status quo is something we’ve been doing from day one so this opportunity to take digital video planning and buying to a higher level was a natural step for us. Every innovation, every initiative, every media partnership is designed to meet the needs of our clients, individually or collectively. This mutually beneficial deal for DMS and Unilever will elevate their respective performance and that’s a major step forward for digital marketing in the region.”
Elaborating further on DMS Video, Chief Operating Officer Michel Malkoun reiterated the benefits by saying “With the region's population consuming digital video at record rates, video viewership among young people in MENA is already amongst the highest in the world. DMS’ Video product promises “One Audience, One Platform”. Alongside the most engaging premium video content, DMS Video embraces brand safety and standardization in measurability at its core. This will enable our valued advertising partners such as Unilever to not only realize better outcomes, but it will also assist them to gauge and optimize their digital investments.
About Digital Media Services (DMS):
Digital Media Services (DMS) was incorporated in 2010 as the official digital media arm of Choueiri Group. Today, the Company extends a premium portfolio of online / mobile offerings, which reach 120 million Unique Users, generate 2 Billion Page Views and serve over 3.2 billion ads per month. Aligned with Choueiri Group’s commitment to and focus on digital, DMS received a brand makeover in April 2017, which expresses its unique strength as the true voice of independent publishers. DMS is headquartered in Dubai, with presence in key regional markets.

DMS / Choueiri Group:

Assad Jamil, +971-4-454-54-54 

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