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BBN forms UK B2B ad network including AOP Members

Six UK publishers, Including Haymarket, Incisive Media, Reed Business Information, and UBM Medica, Join BBN to Form UK B2B Ad Network.

BBN’s announcement of international expansion signals the global demand by marketers to reach business decision-makers in the context of their work.

With the addition of these six UK based media companies, also including Decisive Media and Newsco Insider, BBN has strengthened its offering for major brand-building advertisers seeking a large-scale solution for reaching this important target market.

Other international media companies, including Toronto-based Owen Business Media, have already opened audience reach to BBN advertisers with extension of their European web properties. Additional publisher partnerships are anticipated in the coming months. This launch announcement comes on the heels of several BBN UK-based ad campaigns targeting this new BBN audience.

The international arm of BBN will operate under the same model as the US division. BBN, in partnership with 24/7 Real Media, has established offices in London in order to provide publisher and advertising support locally.

"Matching brand advertisers with large scale international media programs has been a challenge for both agencies and b2b publishers," said Duncan Kirk, Group Sales Director for Reed Business Information. “The value of our qualified audience is unquestioned and we are excited to join BBN as they provide this solution for UK marketers."

“Our customers and our partner, 24/7 Real Media, a WPP company, have spoken of the tremendous opportunity to replicate our model beyond North America,” BBN’s Chairman, Derek Reisfield, explains. “As the world continues to shrink due to emerging technologies it is only natural that BBN set its sights on international expansion.”

“BBN’s international expansion will help marketers benefit from and have even more access to business decision makers globally,” said Ari Bluman, President, Sales and Operations at 24/7 Real Media. “The UK is an important market for us and the addition of six prominent media companies strengthens our relationships with international b2b agencies that are seeking a large scale solution for reaching bigger audiences in the UK.”

BBN is a global leader of large scale digital marketing solutions for business-to-business marketers. Launched in the United States in April 2008 with Charter Partners Cygnus Business Media, Nielsen Business Media, Reed Business Information, and The McGraw-Hill Companies. BBN has expanded its reach to 50 million business decision makers through relationships with more than 60 media companies.

BBN utilizes 24/7 Real Media’s award-winning ad serving and campaign management platform, Open AdStream®, for ad targeting and delivery. BBN Networks is a privately-held company based in Washington, D.C.

24/7 Real Media is an Associate Member of AOP.

For a complete listing of BBN partner publishers visit www.bbnnetworks.com.

Contact:Lauren Gabriele

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