Stockholm, Sweden (April 3, 2017) – DanAds, a Swedish self-service advertising solution, today announced Shazam, one of the world’s most popular apps, as its first U.S. and international client. It’s part of a continued expansion for DanAds, which offers technology that enables advertisers to target and reach audiences directly through an easy-to-use buyer interface.
DanAds announced they recently raised another $1.5 million in their latest round of financing aimed at increasing growth and signing more international clients.
This week saw DanAds’ integration with Shazam, the mobile app that has become the way the world discovers content. Shazam has been downloaded more than 1 billion times, and users Shazam more than 20 million times globally every day.
“This agreement is a perfect indicator that our predictions are true around how we develop our self-service solutions for our clients, and we are incredibly energized to keep moving forward with more great clients in the U.S.,” says DanAds co-founder and Chief Product Officer Peo Persson. “What makes DanAds unique is that our solutions are highly customizable and scalable for clients to provide a truly white-label solution for their advertisers. We see that other self-service companies are ‘plug-and-play’ but according to our market research, publishers need a more flexible platform to support the wide variety of their advertising products and meet the demands of their internal business rules throughout the sales cycle.“
“We’re very excited about our partnership with DanAds, and the launch of our new Shazam self-serve platform,” says Jeffrey Mayer, Director of Programmatic at Shazam. “We had an immediate need with some of our global music clients to create workflow efficiencies and minimize touch points when activating artist promotion campaigns. It provides a solution where DSP buyer integrations or an exchange is not required in order to transact in an automated guaranteed environment. This is not a replacement for ad operations or ad sales, but an automated tool to facilitate better client relationship management."
Giovanni Bossio, Shazam PR
Shazam is one of the most popular apps of all time, used by hundreds of millions of people each month to magically connect to the world around them. Building on its pioneering leadership in music identification, Shazam now helps people discover, interact with, and share audio, video, printed or augmented reality content—and lets music fans follow their favorite artists to share in the thrill of discovery. The app has been downloaded over 1 billion times, in over 190 countries, and users Shazam over 20 million times each day, helping to shape Shazam’s influential weekly charts. For more information, please visit www.shazam.com.
DanAds offers a white label self-service platform for publishers with inventory in print, web and mobile. The platform’s different technologies are built to target and reach large-scale audiences. DanAds also helps generate revenue opportunities for media owners by automating all manual sales and ad operations with a high daily cost. For more information, visit: www.danads.com.