Embedded technology makes online ad debut

LONDON - A revolutionary advertising technology has been used for the first time online, according to the company behind the ads.

Semi-Pro...embedded in ITN coverage
Semi-Pro...embedded in ITN coverage
MirriAd, a leading embedded advertising provider, used new embedding technology to promote the new Will Ferrell movie, Semi-Pro.

Images promoting the film were subtly grafted onto showbiz content filmed by ITN On, the online division of ITN.

Mark Popkiewicz, CEO of MirriAd, said: "Online publishers have been searching for a way to advertise in online content in a way that does not alienate viewers and cause them to click away.

"MirriAd's embedded advertising inserts brands and images seamlessly into any kind of digital content - from online to movies - and can be targeted at any geography or demographic."

In the ITN content, a film board promoting the movie has been added behind a reporter talking about the Oscars.

In another film, the film's name has been grafted onto film of a reporter's clipboard.

Nicholas Wheeler, Managing Director of ITN On says: This is a revolutionary way of getting over the issues surrounding pre-roll advertising allowing consumers to enjoy the content without intrusion and the content producer to make money from a new advertising stream. "

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