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November 23, 2023

Hawk Launches New Omnichannel Targeting Solution in Strategic Partnership with Samba TV in Three European Markets


The integration takes an addressable geographic approach to omnichannel activation

LONDON - 23 November, 2023: Hawk, a leading European player in digital omnichannel advertising, recently acquired by Azerion, announced a strategic partnership with Samba TV, the leading provider of TV technology for audience data and omniscreen measurement. For the first time, Hawk’s platform will give advertisers and agencies access to Samba TV’s Geo Audience data and insights to enable greater omnichannel targeting effectiveness for brand exposure and incremental reach. The multi-market collaboration will initially roll out in the UK, followed by France and Germany. 

Hawk’s demand-side platform (DSP) will ingest Samba TV’s first-party Geo Audience data, powered by automatic content recognition (ACR) technology to give advertisers privacy safe, compliant, and unbiased insight into TV advertising reach analysed at a geographic level. With a deterministic view of a brand’s TV ad exposure at a postal district level, advertisers can optimise targeting in those areas and achieve incremental reach by activating across other media channels, such as on connected TV (CTV), audio and digital out-of-home (DOOH). This unique geographic approach gives advertisers a smarter way to synchronise targeting across multiple media channels for greater impact and return on ad spend.

“A unified and holistic approach to omnichannel targeting is key to unlocking incremental reach in today’s fragmented advertising landscape,” said Samba TV’s VP of International Customer Success Jay Fowdar. “The integration of Samba TV’s TV Geo Audience data with Hawk’s omnichannel platform gives advertisers a fresh perspective on viewership behaviour to achieve impactful audience reach at a granular level across multiple media channels. As audiences become more fragmented across screens and thereby harder to reach, it’s all the more imperative for advertisers to utilise a more precise, relevant, and scalable approach to omnichannel targeting.” 

We are thrilled to join forces with Samba TV to bring a new level of granularity and effectiveness to TV audience reach,” said Hawk’s Managing Director of UK and International Chris Childs. “Marrying Hawk’s omnichannel capabilities with Samba TV’s Geo Audience data allows brands to optimise their activity across (CTV), audio and DOOH to maximise their reach across the most tactically relevant locations. This impactful data enables brands to build bespoke and critical location strategies across their entire digital advertising plan.”

About Azerion

Founded in 2014, Azerion (EURONEXT: AZRN) is one of Europe’s largest digital advertising and entertainment media platforms. We bring global scaled audiences to advertisers in an easy and cost-effective way, delivered through our proprietary technology, in a safe, engaging, and high-quality environment, utilising our strategic portfolio of owned and operated content with entertainment and other digital publishing partners.

Having its roots in Europe with its headquarters in Amsterdam, Azerion has commercial teams based in over 26 cities around the world to closely support our clients and partners to find and execute creative ways to really make an impact through advertising.

For more information visit: www.azerion.com.

About Samba TV

Samba TV has transformed the TV from a pane of glass on the wall to a window into the heart of audiences. We are the global leader in television technology powering real-time insights and audience targeting to enable unparalleled marketing efficiency and effectiveness. Our proprietary first-party data from tens of millions of opted-in televisions, across more than 20 TV brands sold in over one hundred countries, provides advertisers and media companies a unified view of the entire consumer journey. Our independent measurement has future-proofed advertising for the next generation, empowering advertisers to connect with their audiences on any platform, across every screen.

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