Jivox Looks to Make Mobile Campaigns Smoother

Firm says it can facilitate campaigns across iPad Mini, iPhone

Jivox,  an ad tech firm which specializes in helping companies build interactive video ads, says it has a new platform that will make executing multi-device mobile campaigns a lot easier.

Specifically, the San Mateo, Calif.-based startup has rolled out a new product it claims will help advertisers and publishers extend interactive ads to the new iPad Mini and the recently launched iPhone 5—without all the complex resizing, recoding and other device-by-device integration that buyers often grumble about. In fact, Jivox claims that advertisers will be able to use a single tag for ads running on multiple screens.

According to CEO Diaz Nesamoney, too often mobile ad creative is not optimized for multiple devices, resulting in ads that don’t fit a device’s unique screen size. These ads either get cut short or fail to take advantage of a tablet’s larger screen—or don't function right at all.

“By taking technology complexities out of the equation, we enable advertisers to effortlessly run interactive video ad campaigns across any screen or mobile device, without distressing over formats or technology assimilation issues,” Nesamoney said. “This ensures that impressions are not lost and guarantees higher engagement and ROI."

Jivox's customer base includes publishers like Bloomberg, Federated Media and Fox News, as well as big agencies like GroupM, OMD and Starcom. The company was recently named a winner in the Interactive Advertising Bureau’s Mobile Rising Stars competition, an industry-wide initiative aimed at improving mobile ad products.