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Sprint And Telefónica To Create Global Advertising Alliance

Sprint (NYSE:S) today announced that it has joined with Telefónica to create one of the largest mobile advertising alliances in the world.

Through this agreement, between Telefónica Digital, the digital innovation arm of Telefónica, and Pinsight Media+, powered by Sprint, the two companies will collaborate on ways to enable global brands to potentially reach more than 370 million mobile customers across the United States, Europe and Latin America with targeted advertising.

As investment in mobile advertising accelerates, global brands are increasingly seeking media partners who can deliver insights and access to scaled audiences at a global level.

The alliance between Telefónica Digital and Pinsight Media+ will deliver obvious benefits to advertisers through the potential for increased audience reach across key regions, including the United States, Brazil, United Kingdom and Germany, with a portfolio of impactful advertising formats that are powered by deep customer insights.

Together, Sprint and Telefónica will explore efficient ways of providing global advertisers and agencies with new and easier options to plan multicountry mobile campaigns. The intention is that the network will grow further in scale, particularly to include Asia.

“Telefónica Digital has led the way in Europe and Latin America in mobile advertising, championing consumer privacy, innovative targeting and impactful formats to create a fresh approach for brands to reach their most relevant customers with the right message at the optimal time,” said Simon Birkenhead, director of Global Advertising Sales at Telefónica Digital. “Joining forces with Pinsight Media+ extends Telefónica’s geographic reach and builds on our ongoing strategy to make it easier for global brands to gain access to global audiences, no matter where they reside.”

“This agreement fulfills a need in the advertising market for meeting the mobile advertising requirements of global brands,” said Mike Cooley, vice president of New Ventures at Sprint. “Through this alliance, we are seeking to efficiently expand our capabilities to deliver mobile marketing solutions for U.S.-based advertisers into Europe and Latin America, while Telefónica Digital aims to do the same for their regional customers in the United States.”

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