Yahoo! and Havas Digital announced partnership

Mumbai: Yahoo! and Havas Digital inked a global partnership that encompasses all of the operating units within Havas Digital.

Under the terms of the agreement, Havas Digital will work with the Right Media Exchange to develop a proprietary media trading platform based on Yahoo!’s technology. To better serve their customers and extend its advertising platform, Havas Digital plans to be an early adopter of AMP! from Yahoo! which significantly simplifies the process of buying and selling ads online. AMP! from Yahoo! is due to roll out beginning with members of the Newspaper Consortium in Q3 2008.

This important relationship will also include a partnership between Yahoo! and Havas Digital’s Centers of Excellence to build a global outsourcing practice, based in India and Brazil, for digital advertising leveraging the Right Media Exchange.

Yahoo! will provide the Right Media Exchange platform to enable Havas Digital to create a digital media trading practice to effectively drive results for both large and small advertisers and web publishers.

"By deepening our strategic media relationship with Yahoo!, Havas Digital will develop an innovative trading platform that can apply the insights in Artemis to the benefit of our clients." said Havas Digital CEO Don Epperson. "Yahoo!’s Right Media Exchange is clearly driving the exchange revolution and we are delighted to be a global agency partner."

"Yahoo! is proud to partner with Havas Digital in driving online marketing leadership," said Yahoo! EVP Hilary Schneider. "The innovation happening at Havas Digital, combined with our technology solutions, will help them to achieve a new level of insights and performance for their clients. Havas Digital is a forward looking agency that we’re pleased to be working with at multiple levels."

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