Vancouver, WA - Mar 28, 2012 - Abacast, a provider of streaming and cloud-based advertising management software and services, says that its customers are seeing increased CPMs using the listener geo-targeting capabilities available in its cloud-based Clarity Digital Radio System. Abacast reports that, in aggregate, its broadcasting customers are seeing an average increase of 50 percent for geo-targeted CPMs versus non-targeted CPMs.
The company says broadcasters being able to close business tied to geo-targeting capabilities is an advantage. One example cited was a large insurance provider who wanted to advertise on a large scale but was not licensed in every state. With Clarity geo-targeting the advertiser was able to limit its ads to only those states in which it is licensed. Another example was a large oil company who wanted to target listeners in Gulf States only.
Clarity geo-targeting is currently being used by a select group of Abacast broadcaster customers, with general availability in 2Q2012.