Bauer and Pacific Magazines unite over Viewa

By AdNews | 8 December 2014

Australian magazine publishers, Pacific Magazines and Bauer Media, will now both use the Viewa augmented reality application and publishing tool, which will provide opportunities for advertisers with respect to cross-platform publishing.

The app which was developed by mocom in conjunction with Bauer, will now be used by both companies giving clients the potential for large scale market engagement and greater flexibility when implementing campaigns across both businesses.
Combined, Pacific and Bauer reach more than 14 million Australians each month.

After launching Viewa with Better Homes and Gardens, Marie Claire, New Idea and Famous, Pacific Magazines will roll out Viewa across the rest of its portfolio of titles.

On the expansion of Viewa, Mary Ann Azer, executive director of Magazine Publishers of Australia said: “This is a great outcome for the magazine industry, making the buying and implementation process for advertisers easier than ever before.”
“This marks an exciting new phase in multi-platform publishing; as we work towards an industry standard in terms of innovation and measurable results.”

Pacific Magazines commercial director, Gereurd Roberts, said allowing readers to interact with magazines provides a deeper level of engagement which benefits both readers and advertisers.

“The reader experience with an app like Viewa closes the gap between print and digital. It gives us as publishers the opportunity to provide deeper content and we know that people engage with our magazines far beyond the page,” Roberts said.

Bauer Media’s publisher of new media Marne Schwartz elaborated on Roberts’ point saying this milestone would prove critical in allowing clients and agencies a clear view of what success looks like for magazine media buys.

“This development will undoubtedly become central to the customer-centric focus clients and agencies demand. As clients and agencies continue to demand proof of engagement with their marketing campaigns, using Viewa as the physical-to-digital tool across companies allows for a standard accountability and proof of performance in buying magazine media.”

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