In an answer to DoubleClick‘s
Sonar Network and 24/7 Media‘s
ContentZone, ad network L90 Inc.
launched the low-cost Zonfire network,
which consists of smaller sites with fewer impressions than its premium
So far, L90 has rounded up enough sites for the network to represent a total
of more than one billion monthly impressions.
“Each month L90 receives hundreds of requests from Web publishers for ad
sales representation,” said John Bohan, chief executive officer of L90.
“Many of these requests are from sites that do not meet the premium branding
and traffic requirements of the L90 Network, but have highly desirable
content and user demographics. With the launch of Zonfire, we can now
accommodate these smaller Web sites while providing additional services to
our advertising clients.”
The same impulse led 24/7 Media and DoubleClick
to launch their low-cost
networks, in hopes that, as these sites grow, they might become a part of
the premium network.
The new network will divide its Web publishers into vertical content
channels, such as Automotive, B2B, Business & Finance, Career,
Entertainment, Games, Health & Fitness, Kids & Teens, Movies, Music, Sports,
Technology, and Women. All of the publishers in the network use L90 to
manage and serve their ad inventory.