With media becoming
more plentiful -- and fractionalize -- many believe that more personalized approaches to advertising are coming -- especially with a potential customer’s name.
Gleaning cookie data
from Facebook, Twitter and other databases, StarGreetz, a new digital advertising creative company, helps marketers make personalized video at the beginning of digital video commercials with on-air
talent, such as Deion Sanders for DirecTV and NASCAR driver Kyle Busch for Toyota, offering personalized greetings to buy products/services.
The cloud-based platform helps marketers
personalize video messages on the Internet and mobile via email, Facebook, Twitter, Web sites, point of purchase, print, outdoor, robo-calling, display and video ads.
Kraft, Dell Computer, DirecTV, Guthy-Renker, The CW, ABC Television Network, Sirius XM, General Mills, McDonalds, Univision and Hulu Plus.
Former longtime Warner Bros. Television executive
Eric Frankel, founder and chief executive of StarGreetz, says: “Traditional advertising builds awareness. What we do it personalize that commercial. We engage, activate and generate
revenue.” StarGreetz can do real-time video and audio editing of almost any creative, says Frankel. It has 100 patents pending that cover an array of digital media executions.
technology can help marketers personalize to some 1,250 different first names -- that’s about 80% of all first names in the U.S. On-air talent records those names, or other personalized data,
via short, separate close-up video, which can then be edited on the beginning of a general video advertisement.
Recently, StarGreetz has been working with just-aired Super Bowl commercials
and personalizing video digitally for T-Mobile, Beats and Maserati.
Overall, Frankel says response rates from these personalized messages is significantly higher than other
advertising. He says clients' “open rates” have been 50% to 81% higher; with click-through rates up 73%; there is an 75% improvement on video play through completion; 32% higher
conversion rates, 38% better share rates, and 400% to 900% increased Facebook feedback.
Frankel says brands typically pay $20,000 to $100,000 a month, depending on how many messages they
get. They can sign up for a three-month test.