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Solocal Group’s Horyzon Media appointed by Deezer

Michael Hayward

July 8, 2014

Solocal Group, market leader in cost effective multichannel marketing, has today announced that its display advertising arm, Horyzon Media, has been appointed by international music streaming service Deezer to support its digital advertising sales across Europe (excluding France). Following a competitive pitch, Horyzon Media secured the exclusive contract to sell display advertising space across Deezer’s desktop, mobile and tablet apps.

With innovative and impactful formats available for purchase, such as the masthead, homepage takeover, sponsored cards, audio break ads or special operations, Deezer offers advertisers a unique and wide range of advertising opportunities. Horyzon Media will draw on its experience working with brands like eBay, Bild, Mappy and Accor Hotels to work with advertisers and media agencies to deliver localised and targeted campaigns to Deezer users.

Deezer is currently the only music streaming service available in more than 180 countries with a global footprint and a local approach for music without boundaries. Thanks to a 50+ editorial team, Deezer offers a service that matches local affinities and tastes.

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Quentin Charriaut, International Ad Sales Manager at Deezer, commented: “We’re delighted to partner with Solocal Group’s Horyzon Media to allow both agencies and advertisers to easily benefit from the Deezer advertising solutions across the whole of Europe outside of France. While Deezer is a truly global streaming service, we believe that a successful advertising roll-out strategy requires a local approach.”

Solocal Group aims to help brands and retailers take advantage of the influence digital media has on in-store sales, combining online content, advertising, geolocation and transactional services that connect customers to brands. Its solutions, which include Horyzon Media, Leadformance and Timendo, help approximately 650,000 clients engage with customers and harness the benefits of digital media influence. In doing so, the company helps to drive online traffic in-store through complementary services such as display advertising, store locator and real-time online booking.

“We’re delighted to have been chosen by Deezer to support its digital advertising strategies across Europe,” said Adrien Lepage, Global Sales Director at Horyzon Media. “This popular and widely used platform, combined with our over 10 years’ experience with display, mobile, native, and programmatic advertising, will ensure that brands and agencies will maximise their ad spend and reach local audiences which are most relevant to them.”

PR contact for Solocal Group UK

Elisabeth Goossens / Lucy Mulvin
Liberty Comms

+44 (0)207 751 4444