The exclusive partnership between Adverty and Yazle comes at a time when growing numbers of advertisers are seeking to communicate and advertise within virtual worlds. The MENA region is fast becoming a global hotspot for gaming, with surging interest in eSports in particular, whilst the crown prince of Dubai has recently spoken of his ‘metaverse strategy’ that will add 40,000 jobs and $4 billion to the economy over a five-year period.
In partnering with Yazle, which already has a strong gaming proposition in the MENA markets, due to its partnership with Activision Blizzard in the region, Adverty is now one step closer to true global representation.
Alex Ginn, VP Partner Sales, Advert, said: “We’re delighted to be able to offer our ground-breaking formats in the region, with such a credible partner with such strong knowledge of gaming at our side. This will be a huge asset to agencies and brands in these countries – opening up entirely new possibilities for engagement with audiences,” he adds. “What’s more, this timely partnership reflects huge investment in gaming in the region.”
Digital marketing specialist, Yazle, provides its expanding client list with unique digital ad-tech solutions, thanks to exclusive partnerships with elite digital platforms. With Mastercard already onboard and set to leverage Adverty’s formats, a number of other brands and clients have already expressed interest.
Jamie Atherton, Yazle’s Managing Director, commented: “We are delighted to partner with Adverty and take its world-leading, immersive in-game formats to brands and clients in the region. With such a strong partner with ground-breaking technologies, at our side, we’re thrilled to be able to introduce formats such as in-game video advertising. There is so much coming up and we’re truly excited about the future.”
In recent months, Adverty launched industry-first streaming video technology for In-Play™ ads – bringing innovative programmatic video ad formats to the gaming world for the first time.