MySpace to Leverage FAN’s Team and Leading Advertising Platform; FAN President Adam Bain to Depart
LOS ANGELES – News Corporation’s MySpace (http://www.MySpace.com) and Fox Audience Network (FAN) announced a plan to integrate the FAN business directly with MySpace. The move will enable MySpace to leverage FAN’s team and its leading technology platform. In addition, FAN announced that its President, Adam Bain, will leave the company to pursue other opportunities.
“FAN and MySpace have worked together closely over the past several years and this integration will further align these two properties,” said Jon Miller, Chairman and CEO of Digital Media for News Corporation. “Adam has been an invaluable asset to News Corp, having led FAN’s growth from the ground up into one of the Web’s largest ad platforms, and we wish him well in the future.”
“By fully integrating FAN’s platform and team, we are in a great position to further leverage FAN’s technology, which allows advertisers to serve the right ad to the right person and apply that to content across MySpace to provide a more relevant experience for our users,” said Mike Jones, President of MySpace. “The FAN team is incredibly talented and we’re excited to welcome them to the MySpace family.”
Fox Audience Network was created in 2007 and currently reaches more than 150 million Internet users. The company leverages proprietary advertising technology to create highly-targeted advertising campaigns for a wide range of marketers, while also delivering cutting-edge tools and services to third-party publisher partners, advertising agencies and research companies.
MySpace is a technology company connecting people through personal expression, content, and culture. MySpace empowers its global community to experience the Internet through a social lens by integrating personal profiles, photos, videos, mobile, messaging, games, and the world’s largest music community. MySpace is a division of News Corporation. (NASDAQ: NWS, NWSA; ASX: NWS, NWSLV)
About Fox Audience Network
The Fox Audience Network (FAN) is a unit of News Corporation that supports monetization efforts across the company’s online content portfolio, as well third-party publisher sites. FAN leverages proprietary advertising technology to create highly-targeted advertising campaigns for a wide range of marketers, while also delivering cutting-edge tools and services to third-party publisher partners, advertising agencies and research companies. FAN works directly with hundreds of advertisers to develop customized marketing programs that optimize both branded and performance-based strategies. The company also developed and manages a self-serve advertising platform, which is currently utilized by more than 30,000 advertisers. In all, FAN reaches more than 150 million consumers each month.