mandag 22. februar 2010 files for $60 million IPO

Ad market has put in its SEC S-1 form to go public. The company, which offers targeted buying and selling of advertising and sales leads. TechCrunch has a rundown of the company’s current financials, which include a 75% revenue increase in super-tough 2009.
Here’s what I wrote about Reply last October:
Targeted search and display ads are the bread and butter of online advertising today. But ad networks like Reply are learning how to deliver qualified leads — in Reply’s case, potential buyers for cars, homes, home improvement, and insurance deals whose self-selected qualifications that result in up to double the conversion rate from ad to purchase. Since adding publisher tools and more refined categories into which leads can be segmented for automated buying and selling through Reply, the company has seen conversion rates climb to 50-100% over the rates for search and display ads.
Reply works by collecting pre-qualifying information from Web surfers — “I’m looking to buy a home in 94145,” for example — then selling their click-throughs on an ad to a buyer looking for a matching profile. The genre is called lead generation or just “leadgen.”
Generating leads is seen by many marketers as the next step in online advertising. Why? Because lead generation has the potential to grow the market for online ads by making them more effective and less wasteful. Today, Google’s AdSense pulls in $20-30 billion per year, but Google only accounts for about one tenth of all ad spending.
Companies like Reply are chasing not just those online ad dollars, but the $300 billion in offline advertising that could be pulled online if ad networks could promise better bang for the buck, and better-than-offline control over how ad inventory and qualified clicks are bought and sold.

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