Extreme Reach To Acquire Adstream

Extreme Reach, a provider of a TV and video advertising asset management solution, is buying Adstream, a global provider of digital asset management, creative logistics and analytics solutions. Through the acquisition, Extreme Reach says it will provide brand marketers and all their global partners “with a seamless, all-in-one brand activation platform that removes complexity from the entire lifecycle of creative asset management, mitigating risk, restoring control and increasing agility, visibility and multi-team productivity.”

From concept to campaign launch to reuse and storage of assets, marketers in all regions of the world will be able to work cohesively in a centralized platform. The combined offering will provide global creative asset management, talent and rights management, video ad serving and TV/CTV/OTT activation, creating one agnostic and data-rich deployment platform, according to Extreme Reach.

“Our companies have shared a mission from day one to connect and simplify every inter-related step in brand campaign activation, no matter how complex the media landscape becomes,” said Tim Conley, CEO and co-founder of Extreme Reach. “This acquisition gives us the global scale to transform creative asset management and omni channel campaign activation worldwide, setting a new standard that meets today’s challenges. I look forward to working with Adstream’s talented leaders and global teams to combine the best technology of both companies, solving marketers’ need for a comprehensive solution. By coming together, we establish a new paradigm for success — for our clients and ourselves — now and for the future.”

“In joining Extreme Reach, we provide brands worldwide with a competitive edge, enabling them to move quickly and flawlessly, with more insights at their fingertips,” said Adstream CEO Daniel Mark. “Our companies share a common philosophy and are aligned at a strategic level. In joining Extreme Reach, we answer the call from our global clients with the integration of video ad serving and talent and rights management to all we do today.”

The transaction is expected to close in the second quarter of 2021, upon approval from Australia’s Foreign Investment Advisory Board. Upon closing of the deal, 400 Adstream employees will join Extreme Reach and three Adstream executives will take on leadership roles within the combined business: Daniel Mark, as chief strategy officer; Katie Nykanen as chief product officer; and Tim Emly, as SVP finance.


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