Venatus Media wins exclusive UK contract with Poki after sales partner trials

Gaming ad sales house signs contract with casual games publisher for expanding portfolio

London, England, January 22, 2016 – Venatus Media (www.venatusmedia.com), one of Europe’s largest gaming ad sales houses, has won the exclusive UK sales contract with Poki (poki.com), a global, cross-platform casual games publisher for pre-teens with its own in-house games studio. While Venatus Media was previously serving ads for Poki alongside other ad sales houses, the publisher opted to give the gaming ad sales house exclusivity in the UK. Venatus Media won the deal after working with Poki on several successful campaigns with kids’ advertisers, including Hasbro, Disney, Nintendo and Universal Pictures.

Venatus Media’s direct ad sales team will deliver its knowledge of kids casual gaming to help Poki connect to premium advertisers relevant to its young audience. Venatus Media will also bring its extensive network of advertisers in the UK to help Poki drive revenue opportunities through integrated brand advertising, takeovers and pre-roll video.

Poki’s online portal serves 35 million monthly active users globally with localised games played by users from more than 60 countries speaking 29 languages. Poki develops and publishes its own games and serves tailored content for audiences while providing major brands a way to engage with children. The publisher also helps game developers distribute and monetise cross-platform games.

“We’re thrilled to be selected by Poki for the exclusive UK contact following the success of our campaigns last year. Now we are exclusive, we can really take them to the next level,” said Venatus Media co-founder Rob Gay.

“We know kid’s casual gaming. That’s why we are number one on Comscore so we’re really pleased to be adding Poki to our portfolio – they can reach millions of users worldwide while we can work to increase their advertising revenues.”

Michiel van Amerongen, co-founder of Poki said: “Collaborating with major brands in the UK is essential in our efforts to create rich and engaging game experiences for our users. Connecting to Venatus Media’s extensive sales network helps us in that process.”

For enquiries:

Rob Gay

Co-founder, Venatus Media

E: robg@venatusmedia.com

T: +44 (0)207 404 8899

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About Venatus Media

Venatus Media’s passion and expertise in the games industry helped it become one of Europe’s largest gaming ad sales houses. Venatus Media is committed to one thing: connecting publishers and advertisers to help them target the right audience, on the right platform at the right time. And it launched the world’s first gaming Private Marketplace (PMP) for online advertising in the games industry – bringing publishers and advertisers together using targeted advertising through smarter, real-time business.

Venatus Market has already served over a billion ads with over 200 publisher sites currently signed up. Venatus Media also gives advertisers and publishers smarter, data insights into their customers by using tailored analytics tools and a database with over fifty million unique users.

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About Poki

Powered by game creation, publishing and discovery, Poki’s online playground entertains a growing number of 35M monthly active users globally, with 600K active users in the UK. Poki games are played by users from more than 60 countries and are available in 29 languages. In its mission of bringing awesome games to all screens, Poki offers users a family-friendly way of discovering games and major brands a way to engage with their audience via games.

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