Brand Networks Honored With Facebook 2015 Innovation Award

Company’s Collision Management Tool Recognized for Excellence in Innovation; Represents Unique Approach to Preventing Ad Exposure to Overlapping Audiences

BOSTON, MA.— July 7, 2015 Brand Networks, the leading provider of relevance-driven social marketing and advertising software, today announced that it has been selected as an “Excellence in Innovation” award winner in Facebook’s 2015 Innovation Competition. The award program recognizes Facebook Marketing Partners who are solving unique challenges for the brands they serve. This year’s competition specifically focused on vertical marketing solutions, and Brand Networks was honored for its Audience Collision Score technology, a Collision Management tool which builds upon the Facebook API to assess the possible crossover between a brand’s targeted audiences in marketing campaigns.

Brand Networks’ Collision Management tool was designed to help brands identify audience overlap and cut redundant costs when running multiple advertising initiatives at the same time. The tool’s main component, the Audience Collision Score, is an algorithm that compares the similarity of a prospective audience a brand is targeting versus those audiences running concurrently across active Ad Sets. Built into Brand Networks’ Facebook ads solution, the algorithm assesses a score between 0-100 measuring the potential overlap of unique users on Facebook and surfaces the list of Ad Sets that target similar audiences. This tool was specifically designed with retail and consumer packaged good brands in mind, as it prevents subsidiary brands from bidding against one another for similar audiences, as well as retail locations in a specific city or region from bidding against one another for the same foot traffic. The Audience Collision Score helps brands save money and increase the ROI of multiple discrete Facebook marketing campaigns.

“The Audience Collision Score empowers brands to make more sophisticated advertising decisions, with greater insight into how all of their Facebook campaigns are working together,” said James Borow, Chief Product Officer, Brand Networks. “This award from Facebook is a testament to the powerful tool our team has developed. We believe that the benefits offered by our Collision Management solution will permit our consumer packaged goods and retail clients to optimize their concurrent marketing initiatives in a way that best meets their marketing goals and continues to drive the most relevant content experience possible for the consumer.”

Facebook’s annual Innovation Competition recognizes Facebook Marketing Partners building advertising tools that address new challenges and opportunities as the industry evolves.

About Brand Networks
Founded in 2006, Brand Networks delivers relevance-driven social marketing and advertising to 650 enterprise customers, including half of the Fortune 100 and 17 of AdAge’s 25 Most Advertised Brands. The Brand Networks Platform is the world’s first social marketing software with a relevance engine at its core, designed to help marketers achieve the highest possible levels of effectiveness and efficiency across paid, earned and owned channels, at every stage of the social marketing process. Brand Networks is headquartered in Boston with offices in San Francisco, New York City, Rochester, Los Angeles, Chicago, London, Sydney and Mexico City. For more information, please visit bn.co.

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