New offer enables publishers to effectively monetize inventory across all screens (desktop, mobile and tablets)
NEW YORK, NY, Mar 09, 2012 –The start of SXSW Interactive — the festival and conference hailed as a breeding ground for new ideas and creative technologies — provides the perfect backdrop for the launch of RAFT™ (Responsive Advertising Framework Technology), a world-first framework developed by ResponsiveAds, Inc. that offers web publishers a cloud-based self-serve ad management platform directed at Responsive Web Designed sites.
Affirming its role as an innovator in cross-screen technologies and solutions globally ResponsiveAds, Inc. has opened RAFT™ private beta to publishers (by invitation with sign-up). RAFT™ enables inventory management, placement and delivery of ad network ad-tags, affiliate ad scripts, and direct insertion of different types of ad-units.
Responsive Web Design is part of the evolution of HTML5/CSS3 design methods, and is considered to be one of the best approaches for a mobile or tablet cross-platform web strategy, because it gives websites a “water-like approach” to conform to any screen. Recently, “Responsive Web Design” has been searched globally more than 2x that of “mobile web design” and “mobile application development” according to Google Trends. It can be the right strategy to do away with the costly problem of fragmentation that exists with mobile applications. Tablet growth in the US of varying screen formats is expected to reach 481M units by 2015, becoming a greater than $100 billion market, according to BI Intelligence, Business Insiders Research Service.
The launch is focused on customizable publisher ad supply side tools that will give site owners the ability to monetize a Responsive Web strategy cross-channel, leveraging their existing operations and relationships with ad networks, mobile and online ad servers, to make a seamless transition to the multi-screen approach.
RAFT™ will be FREE for the entry product with the launch of the Private Beta as an opportunity for ResponsiveAds to work with a handful of publishers, ad networks, ad servers and agencies to refine the cross-platform features and self-serve process before the full open launch.
In addition to RAFT™, ResponsiveAds has categorized and will offer professional development services for two different Responsive Ad Unit types: Responsive Swap Ad™ and Responsive Stretch Ad™. The Responsive Swap Ad™ unit enables publishers to pick the different creative sizes and tags in a wizard to configure each view breakpoint. The publisher can have a combination of mobile ad networks and online networks in one configuration, which the RAFT™ framework intelligently swaps to suit the screen’s cross-channel configuration. The Responsive Stretch Ad™ unit is an adaptable one-code ad unit that morphs to fit all screen size configurations dynamically.
“Responsive Web Design is a beautiful growth opportunity for publishers grappling with mobile, tablet and desktop operations by effectively enabling more traffic to all properties via search and social inbound links. When you click on an SEO or SEM optimized link, no matter what the context or the origin of that link the site will work perfectly,” said Matthew Snyder, Co-Founder CEO. “We have been working with publishers building out Responsive Web Designed sites now for some time and have found publishers can get up to 30% more traffic when this cross-media strategy has been properly executed. Publishers were effectively leaving money on the table by not optimizing inventory for different views, especially mobile and tablet. “
ResponsiveAds plans to release in the future a variety of premium paid services to complement the FREE version of RAFT™, for advanced features such as cross-screen re-targeting and inventory optimization.
The Private Beta sign-up is available from today with the start of SXSW interactive. Please visit http://responsiveads.com/sign-up to receive the Private Beta invitation. (Limited Invites are available.)