Brighter Option buy includes expertise in global campaigns via social media.
Buddy Media has purchased Brighter Option, a London-based software developer that helps brands buy Facebook ads. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
According to their announcement today, in Q4 2011 alone, Brighter Option assisted in managing 92.5 million impressions of social media ads for 291 businesses in 42 countries. Advertising behemoths such as GroupM, Omnincom, and Aegis have utilized the firm's software.
Brighter Option, which also has an office in San Francisco, counts several dozen employees that will now work for Buddy Media. For the last five years, Buddy Media CEO Mike Lazerow's company has focused on helping brands manage earned media opportunities on Facebook pages. The Brighter Option purchase marks his New York-based firm's first foray into paid advertising services.
The company has also revealed a deal with 24/7 Real Media. The WPP-owned marketing technology company will employ Brighter Option's technology to buy Facebook ads for global brands.
Twitter Canada MD Kirstine Stewart to Keynote Toronto
ClickZ Live Toronto (May 14-16) is a new event addressing the rapidly changing landscape that digital marketers face. The agenda focuses on customer engagement and attaining maximum ROI through online marketing efforts across paid, owned & earned media. Register now and save!
Christopher Heine was a senior writer for ClickZ through June 2012. He covered social media, sports/entertainment marketing, retail, and more. Heine's work has also appeared via Mashable, Brandweek, DM News, MarketingSherpa, and other tech- and ad-centric publications. USA Today, Bloomberg Radio, and The Los Angeles Times have cited him as an expert journalist.
Marketing Apps for Landing Pages White Paper
Marketing apps can elevate a formulaic landing page into a highly interactive user experience. Learn how to turn your static content into exciting marketing apps.
Redefining 'Mobile-Only' Users: Millions Selectively Avoid the Desktop
A new breed of selective mobile-only consumers has emerged. What are the demos of these users and how and where can marketers reach them?
March 19, 2014