November, 2018 Press Release

More than 100 Agencies Sign-On to Basis Software by Centro within Nine Months of Launch

Holistic DSP and Media Management System Helps Agencies Converge Digital Media Buying, Operations, Analytics and Business Intelligence; Basis will Facilitate $500+ Million in 2018 Ad Spend

Chicago – Nov. 15, 2018 – Centro (www.centro.net), a provider of enterprise-class trading and media operations software, today announced more than 100 new agencies have signed up to use Basis to converge their digital media planning, buying, trading, operations, campaign analytics and business intelligence into a singular platform. Within nine months of Basis’ launch, Casual Astronaut, Magnetry, Moore Inc., National Media, New Paradigm Strategy Group, Norbella, OCD Media, The New Media Firm and VI Marketing and Branding were among early agency adopters. Basis is on track to facilitate more than $500 million across search, social, programmatic and direct-to-vendor ad spend in 2018, with self-serve revenue growth surpassing 100% quarterly.

Today, digital media buying teams rely on multiple and fragmented advertising technologies to facilitate and manage their day-to-day work. This fragmentation and platform complexity drives up labor and tech infrastructure costs, creating chaos, confusion and inaccuracies in the digital media operations process. As a result, industry employees, as well as business performance, are strained, leading to a downward trend in client satisfaction scores. In a recent industry study, 93% of agency employees said they feel they are not meeting client expectations.

Basis is the first platform that solves these pain points through a single sign-on system offering workflow automation, programmatic buying, holistic analytics and business intelligence in one platform. Learn more about Basis here: http://www2.centro.net/basis.

“The digital advertising industry continues to evolve at a rapid pace, adding more technology complexity than ever, which creates more work and unnecessary strain on agency employees,” said Renée Harriman, VP at VI Marketing and Branding. “We’re always looking for new and innovative ways to help our teams perform better and improve performance and service levels for our clients. By bringing together disparate buying functions, connecting our people and providing holistic analytics across everything, Basis has had an immediate and measurable impact on our company.”

“Moore’s partnership with Centro to leverage its technology platform elevates our strategic approach to digital media,” said D’Arcy Toffolo, executive managing director, Moore, Inc. “Basis equips our team with more real-time information they can use to make informed, quick-turn decisions about how to manage and optimize our clients’ advertising investment. It empowers us to quickly identify trends across our client base that we can utilize to stay leading-edge.”

“It is unsustainable for agencies and their employees to log into multiple, disconnected technology platforms for the mere purpose of executing a single digital media buy,” said Shawn Riegsecker, CEO of Centro. “Programmatic technology, despite its many benefits in reach and targeting, hasn’t created universal efficiency for the industry. DSPs need a transformation. Basis creates true automation across the entire digital media process to drive improved performance, reduce costs and empower media teams to do more.”

Centro’s Basis, the most sophisticated and comprehensive media automation and intelligence platform in the industry, provides a unified software stack with three primary components seamlessly integrated in one solution.

Media Operations and Workflow Automation

Basis provides a single interface to manage all digital media holistically across direct, programmatic, search, and social. The platform provides a robust inventory directory across all inventory types, making it the largest and most well-curated vendor directory in the industry. With enterprise resource planning (ERP) tools for media and advertising, Basis manages vendor agreements, employee permissions, messaging and communication, media planning, RFPs, insertion orders (IOs), performance analytics and financial facilitation. Its connection to major Search and Social platforms and ad servers gives users one view of all ad performance analytics in one dashboard. Users can easily understand how buying tactics perform across channels in order to calibrate budgets and optimize holistically. Basis’ messaging center creates a system of record for all digital media communication history, both internally and externally.

#1 Rated DSP

At the core of Basis is a powerful programmatic ad-buying engine that has been ranked by G2 Crowd, a business software user review platform, as the highest-rated demand side platform (DSP) in the industry for more than a year. Basis offers many advanced features including omni-channel reach, private marketplaces, brand safety controls, machine learning and algorithmic optimization, and micro-geo-fencing without compromising on ease-of-use for media professionals and business executives.

Business Intelligence (BI)

All data inside Basis is funneled into its business intelligence warehouse. Agencies and marketers continually struggle to aggregate granular details on clients, brands, vendors and team performance. Basis provides an integrated BI tool giving users the ability to create and pull over 7,000 different combinations of insightful reports and analysis to help drive optimum business performance.

About Centro

Centro (www.centro.net) is a provider of enterprise-class software for digital advertising organizations. Its technology platform, Basis, is the first of its kind SaaS advertising solution unifying programmatic and direct media buying, along with workflow automation, cross-channel campaign planning, universal reporting and business intelligence. It boosts media team and business performance by enabling advertisers to plan, buy and analyze real-time bidding (RTB), direct, search and social campaigns in a single platform. Headquartered in Chicago with 40 offices in North America, Centro has received numerous accolades for its commitment to employees and workplace culture.

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Anthony Loredo

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