SAN FRANCISCO - September 24, 2020 - Frameplay today announced its first global integration with Magnite, the largest independent omnichannel sell-side advertising platform, to provide advertisers with the ability to buy intrinsic in-game advertising programmatically. The combination of Frameplay’s industry-leading software developed for in-game advertising and Magnite’s scale and experience in programmatic technology across any format and screen provides advertisers with greater access to engaged audiences.
Current RTB programmatic capabilities and standards built for web and app based content are inherently inoperable with intrinsic in-game advertising technologies built to work with game engines. Frameplay’s industry-leading software enables advertisers to place their creative content within a video game’s native environment, tying it seamlessly into the experience of the game. This non-intrusive ad format enables gaming publishers to monetize their inventory without sacrificing the player experience.
Frameplay selected Magnite, built from the recent merger of Rubicon Project and Telaria, as its first global programmatic partner due to the company’s extensive omnichannel programmatic expertise and dedication to delivering an excellent user experience.
To put the market opportunity of video game advertising into perspective, globally there are 2.6 billion people who play video games. In the US alone, more than 214 million people play video games for at least one hour or more per week, according to the ESA. Additionally, 75% of all US households have at least one person who plays video games and 64% of U.S. adults regularly play video games.
On average, video gamers spend more than six hours each week playing games according to Limelight Networks. A recent NewZoo study found that although gamers are open to advertising while they play video games, they do not appreciate the game being paused or disrupted with advertising content. The ability to place ads intrinsically inside of the game itself opens up a new revenue stream for game developers and a new way for advertisers to reach valuable gaming audiences.
“When implemented correctly, ads can become part of the game and as an industry, we should create a positive experience that players look forward to,” said Jonathon Troughton, CEO and co-founder for Frameplay. “The better the experience is, the more game developers gain, resulting in more impressions and greater revenue. In order to grow the in-game advertising marketplace correctly, we need to ensure the technology that delivers the advertisements inside the game does not disrupt the performance of the game or the experience for the gamer. I am incredibly proud of our combined efforts to envision and act upon the work needed to get this right.”
“By layering programmatic into Frameplay’s innovative ad offering, buyers can more easily and efficiently reach highly engaged gaming audiences in a way that is complementary to the in-game experience,” said Tom Kershaw, CTO of Magnite. “Across every screen and format it is imperative that the ad experience is respectful of the user experience and we’re pleased to partner with Frameplay because that understanding is built into their technology.”
Frameplay is a global in-game advertising company headquartered in San Francisco, California with global sales and development offices and teams supporting EMEA, LATAM and APAC. Frameplay truly enables game developers to place advertising easily and intrinsically within video game environments without interfering with or degrading the gameplay performance or experience.
We’re Magnite (NASDAQ: MGNI), the world’s largest independent sell-side advertising platform that combines Rubicon Project’s programmatic expertise with Telaria’s leadership in CTV. Publishers use our technology to monetize their content across all screens and formats—including desktop, mobile, audio and CTV. And the world's leading agencies and brands trust our platform to access brand-safe, high-quality ad inventory and execute billions of advertising transactions each month. Anchored in sunny Los Angeles, bustling New York City, historic London, and down under in Sydney, Magnite has offices across North America, EMEA, LATAM and APAC.