GroupM and ADSTUDIO.CLOUD come together to create an industry-defining programmatic partnership

October, 14, 2021

  • GroupM's tech arsenal boasts of pioneering, global programmatic platforms that are at the forefront of data-led, AI-driven digital advertising. GroupM’s digital arm is Sri Lanka’s largest digital agency by volume and holds the undisputed claim of being Sri Lanka's most awarded digital agency both globally and locally.
  • CLOUD is the pioneer in programmatic advertising in Sri Lanka and is the largest integrator of local publisher inventory with over 250 websites on its SSP. As an industry leader ADSTUDIO.CLOUD continues to be a catalyst to maximize digital earnings for publishers, connect brands with target markets and enable advertisers to confidently launch high return advertising campaigns.
  • This partnership effectively brings together the world's best programmatic solutions with the best local partner offering an unmatched offering in the industry.

An exclusive partnership with ADSTUDIO.CLOUD, one of the leading programmatic advertising ecosystems in Sri Lanka coupled with GroupM's global programmatic platforms allows GroupM Sri Lanka to offer an unmatched programmatic offering to its client portfolio which is the largest portfolio of media clients in the country. This expansion of local inventory capabilities of GroupM’s Programmatic offering coupled with its technology & data advantage; which has been established by more than a decade worth of evolving within the global digital advertising markets; creates a truly unmatched advantage against competition and marks the beginning of an industry-defining partnership.

Commenting on the ground-breaking partnership, GroupM’s Country Head, Mr. Sabry Haniz said that “GroupM’s long-standing global partnerships with Facebook, Google, etc. have helped our clients in the market over the years to edge ahead of their competition and this unique GroupM advantage is further strengthened as our clients now have at their disposal a world-class AI-driven programmatic product with unparalleled local capabilities.”

“Together with GroupM Sri Lanka, Adstudio is enhancing results for buyers and increasing revenue and opportunities for all our local publishers. A partnership with like-minded advertising technology platforms such as GroupM’s will be instrumental in implementing the code required to bring an aligned ecosystem that benefits all players." Said Ms. Jayomi Lokuliyana, CEO of ADSTUDIO.CLOUD in a statement.

Mr. Shalendra Mendis, Director – Digital at GroupM Sri Lanka added that GroupM's world-class programmatic solutions go beyond simple video or display programmatic buys and engages audiences at each stage of the consumer journey. With placements ranging from all forms of display (Mobile, OTT, Connected TV) audio and even programmatic OOH. Brand safety, Data compliance & gearing for cookie-less digital advertising are some of the other areas in which GroupM has been actively shaping in the global programmatic evolution.

He also placed on record his appreciation to AdStudio for exclusively partnering with GroupM Sri Lanka to effectively connect the largest digital client base in Sri Lanka with the largest digital publisher inventory. Special mention must be made of Mr. Supun Jayalath, Manager – Digital at GroupM for being instrumental in bringing about this industry-defining partnership of a global programmatic giant with a local partner.

Mr. Naresh Sathasivam, Head of ADSTUDIO.CLOUD- ‘Programmatic Advertising’ is considered as one of the feasible solutions to address this snowballing global issue. Leading this futuristic technology transformation in Sri Lanka, ADSTUDIO.CLOUD has revolutionized the digital display advertising market giving both advertisers and local publishers higher relevancy and monetization options.

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