YuMe and Evidon Strengthen Viewer Control Within Interactive Video Advertising

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YuMe and Evidon Strengthen Viewer Control Within Interactive Video Advertising

Evidon InForm in YuMe Ads Allows Viewers to Easily Set Limitations on Data Collected by Advertisers

REDWOOD CITY, Calif. & NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- YuMe, Inc. (NYS: YUME) , a leading provider of digital video brand advertising solutions, and Evidon, the leading digital marketing intelligence company, today announced a partnership to integrate Evidon InForm (InForm), Evidon's privacy solution, into YuMe's online video ads (YuMe Ads). InForm enables businesses to include the "AdChoices" privacy icon in ads, on websites, and on mobile sites and apps, which gives viewers transparency and control over how their information is used by companies online. People who see a YuMe ad will now be able to manage personal preferences around what data advertisers collect and use when targeting their advertising directly from YuMe Ads.

This partnership will allow InForm to be available for integration into all YuMe Ads. With an innovative video ad framework and technology, along with an in-house design studio, YuMe Ads yield unparalleled user experience resulting in increased brand lift, favorability, recall and engagement.

"It's critical that each new innovation in the ad market is accompanied by reliable privacy controls, so marketers can take advantage of these technologies in a responsible way," commented Evidon CEO, Scott Meyer. "We're excited to work with YuMe to give consumers more control over how their information is collected and used, and the content they're being served as a result."

Benefits of InForm include:

  • Adherence with U.S. Self-Regulatory "AdChoices" Program for Online Behavioral Advertising, helping to give users meaningful information and choices about how their data is used;
  • Increased consumer trust in compliant brands; and
  • A proactive approach demonstrating leadership in online privacy.

"Partnering with Evidon improves transparency and ad credibility with audiences that many of our top brands target, and their simple, scalable solution aligns well with our goals," stated Bob Hall, VP of Platform and Partnerships at YuMe. "We appreciate that Evidon's technology allows YuMe to participate in the AdChoices Program, which provides the transparency into data-gathering practices that our consumers deserve."

About Evidon

Evidon reveals the invisible web. Its technology gives brands, publishers, networks and other businesses around the world unique insight into how the digital ecosystem really works, including unparalleled intelligence on the marketing technologies that underpin the commercial web and the power to control their impact on business. Evidon technology includes Ghostery, the industry-leading browser tool that reports on data collection across 26 million websites and informs the company's business control solutions. Evidon also provides market-leading privacy controls for more than $2 billion of display media and e-commerce transactions annually that empower more than 150 million people a day to control how their information is used online.

Companies make smarter decisions, protect their businesses and consumer privacy, and grow revenue as a result. www.evidon.com

About YuMe

YuMe, Inc. is a leading provider of digital video brand advertising solutions. Its proprietary data-science driven technologies and large audience footprint drive inventory monetization and enable advertisers to reach targeted, brand receptive audiences across a wide range of Internet-connected devices. Designed to serve the specific needs of brand advertising, YuMe's technology platform simplifies the complexities associated with delivering effective digital video advertising campaigns in today's highly-fragmented market. YuMe (NYS: YUME) is headquartered in Redwood City, CA with European headquarters in London and nine additional offices worldwide. YuMe supports consumer choice and is a member of the Network Advertising Initiative. See YuMe's privacy policy for details. For more information, visit YuMe.com/pr, follow @YuMeVideo and like YuMe on Facebook. Current YuMe logos can be found at www.yume.com/news/logos.

YuMe is a trademark of YuMe. All other brands, products or service names are or may be trademarks or service marks of their respective owners.

Forward-Looking Statements

This press release contains forward-looking statements that involve risks, uncertainties, assumptions and other factors that could cause actual results and the timing of certain events to differ materially from those set forth in or implied by such forward-looking statements. In some cases, you can identify forward-looking statements by the words "may," "might," "will," "could," "would," "should," "expect," "intend," "plan," "objective," "anticipate," "believe," "estimate," "predict," "project," "potential," "continue" and "ongoing," or the negative of these terms, or other comparable terminology intended to identify statements about the future. All statements other than statements of historical fact are statements that could be forward-looking statements, including, but not limited to, statements about YuMe's partnership with Evidon and implementation of its privacy solution; our growth strategy; anticipated trends and challenges in our industry, including the increasing quantity, variety and fragmentation of digital video content, platforms and technologies; expansion of the digital media advertising market in general and the digital video advertising market in particular; our competition; market trends, including overall opportunities for digital media advertising and shifting advertising budgets; the ongoing improvement and refinement of our data-science capabilities; developments in the regulatory framework applicable to our business; and our intellectual property and proprietary technologies. The forward-looking statements contained in this press release are also subject to other risks and uncertainties, including those more fully described in our filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including our Prospectus related to our initial public offering of common stock filed pursuant to Rule 424(b) under the Securities Act of 1933. The forward-looking statements in this press release are based on information available to YuMe as of the date hereof, and YuMe assumes no obligation to update any forward-looking statements.

Waggener Edstrom
Jordan Byrnes, 415-547-7049

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