Yahoo Inc. has announced a strategic, multi-year relationship for online display and video advertising with Walmart.com. This agreement enables Walmart.com to leverage Yahoo!’s advertising platform to present new offers to online customers. Yahoo! also becomes the exclusive portal to resell Walmart.com’s display inventory.
Yahoo will bring its extensive network of leading brand advertisers to Walmart.com and serve as the primary marketing and sales channel for the site’s display and video advertising. Yahoo! will also apply its industry-leading ad-serving, targeting and inventory management capabilities to power ad pricing, targeting, delivery and reporting for Walmart.com. The site will ultimately become a participant in AMP! from Yahoo!, the recently announced advertising management platform that will become available to publishers later this year.
“This announcement builds on our strategy to be the partner of choice for leading brands looking to engage more customers with compelling offers online,” said Todd Teresi, senior vice president of the Yahoo! Publisher Network. “By combining Walmart.com’s leading position as a multi-channel retailer with our industry-leading display advertising sales and ad management technology and sales force, we will be able to provide advertisers with the easiest, most effective way to deliver targeted, relevant marketing messages to Walmart.com shoppers.”
Marketers will be able to take advantage of Yahoo! and Walmart.com’s partnership in the online retail category later this month.