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Celtra Wins IAB Digital Rising Stars Competition

Celtra Selected to Participate in IAB Digital Video Rising Stars Ad Control Bar Working Group, a Collaborative Effort That Will Set Industry Standards for Digital Video

CAMBRIDGE, MA -- (Marketwire) -- 02/25/13 -- Celtra Inc., the industry leader for rich media mobile ad serving and analytics, today announced that the Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB) has selected the company as a winner of the IAB Digital Video Rising Stars competition. The Agency Working Group evaluated more than six dozen entries to arrive at the five creative ad product concepts that will become the IAB's first-ever Digital Video ad format standards. Now that winners have been announced, the IAB will form Working Groups in which the winning companies will collaborate with input from the Agency Working Group and the Ad Ops Working Group, to craft a final Style Guide and Technology Specifications for each of the five Digital Video Rising Stars.

Celtra has been chosen to participate in the IAB Digital Video Rising Stars Ad Control Bar Working Group with fellow digital video innovators to define, build and implement this Digital Video Rising Star. Key aspects of Celtra's Interactive Video Pre Roll submission was voted among the top in the Ad Control Bar category, and its innovations will be incorporated into the final Style Guide and Tech Specifications for this Digital Video Rising Star.

Celtra's winning ad concept brings a full range of reliable interactive ad capabilities to digital video. These features, that have been available and used with huge success in Celtra's standard rich media ad formats, allow advertisers to leverage, among others, social media and location-based services and are expected to push engagement levels and effectiveness of rich media ads even higher within the video context.

"Celtra is honored to be named one of the Digital Video Rising Stars, and extremely happy to be able to contribute to the development of the innovative new mobile ad formats within the IAB Working Groups," said Matevz Klanjsek, Chief Product Officer and Co-founder at Celtra. "We have always been a huge advocate of quality ads that offer slick end-user experience. The Celtra team is excited to be part of the group bringing a new, standardized ad product to market that will make mobile rich media ads more friendly and exciting for consumers, as well as help brands and agencies deliver more engaging and effective advertising experiences."

"As a leading mobile partner to publishers and agencies, Celtra is well-placed to help extend the Rising Stars to connected devices," said Peter Minnium, Head of Brand Initiatives, IAB. "The judges found that their submission to the Digital Video Rising Stars provided an elegant user experience, which is sure to make the IAB Ad Control Bar unit a success in the marketplace."

About Celtra Inc.
Celtra Inc. is the global leader for rich media mobile ad serving and analytics. Celtra's AdCreator 3 platform, which is used by world's leading agencies, publishers and networks in more than 18 countries, is the only complete, SDK and ad server agnostic platform for rich media mobile advertising. Celtra's unparalleled HTML5 ad products are designed to provide the best user experience, performance and reliability on distinctive mobile platforms with one single ad unit. For more information, visit Celtra at www.celtra.com or @CeltraMobile on Twitter.

Celtra is headquartered in Cambridge (MA), with offices in New York City, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Chicago, London (UK), and Ljubljana (SI).

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