Vox Media and NBCUniversal Launch Concert

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Vox Media and NBCUniversal on Monday announced the launch of “Concert,” the largest premium quality content and audience inventory available to advertisers.

Concert gives brand marketers the ability to reach a high value audience of more than 150 million people across Vox Media’s eight properties and NBCUniversal’s digital properties. Concert also brings mobile, video, native, and high-impact advertising products that deliver higher engagement, with valued storytelling, superior technology and audience scale, to the marketplace.

Concert is the first major partnership initiative following NBCUniversal’s strategic investment in Vox Media in August 2015.

“Vox Media has been committed since day one to raising the quality bar in digital advertising for marketers and audiences,” said Jim Bankoff, CEO and Chairman, Vox Media (pictured top left). “Now, with NBCUniversal as our partner, we have the opportunity to take what works so well across Vox Media’s advertising program and our own properties, and scale it across more of the best brands in media and to a larger audience. This is an important step in elevating the standard of digital advertising, and in creating a new class of advertising: premium quality at scale.”

As an example, an advertiser looking to target foodies may consider an advertising buy that includes TV spots on TODAY, commercials during a variety of Bravo programs and ads on Vox Media’s Eater.com.

“We are combining the scale and diversity of NBCUniversal’s content portfolio and audiences with Vox Media’s leading brands, technology capabilities and advertising products.” said Linda Yaccarino, Chairman, Advertising Sales and Client Partnerships, NBCUniversal (pictured left). “With Vox we are creating a best-in-class premium advertising capability that is unparalleled in the marketplace. And, with one conversation, our clients can easily access a safe, quality environment to extend their campaigns.”

Vox Media and NBCUniversal’s sales teams will be partnering to take Concert to market and also expand the offering to include other premium publishers in coming months, further expanding the audience scale available to brand advertisers.