Ybrant Digital

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Ybrant Digital
Industry Digital Marketing
Founded Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh
Founder(s) Mr. Suresh Reddy & Mr. Vijay Kancharla
Headquarters Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India
Area served Worldwide
Key people Mr. Suresh Reddy
(Chairman & CEO)
Mr. Vijay Kancharla
(Chief Innovation Officer)
Mr. Jacob Nizri
(President)
Services Digital Marketing services
Website www.ybrantdigital.com

Ybrant Digital is a digital marketing company founded in 2000 and headquartered in India with offices in US, Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Uruguay, Mexico, UK, France, Germany, Sweden, Ukraine, Serbia, Israel, China, India, and Australia, and with representatives or partners in Poland, and Italy.

History[edit]

Founded by Suresh Reddy[1] and Vijay Kancharla[2] as USAGreetings.com in September 1999, the company introduced its first eMarketing product 'Powered by USAGreetings' engine, in November 1999. In June 2000, the company metamorphosed into Ybrant Technologies Inc. In September 2007, the company filed a Draft Red Herring Prospectus (DRHP) with the Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI). However, the company decided to put the IPO plans on hold.

In May 2008, Ybrant Technologies integrated all its acquired companies (Oridian,[3] AdDynamix, MediosOne, and VoloMP) and formally changed its name to 'Ybrant Digital'. The reorganization of the company with the name change resulted in the formation of three primary operating divisions; Display Ad Networks led by Jacob Nizri,[4] Technology Platforms led by Vijay Kancharla,[2] and Strategic Initiatives led by Bradley N Cohen.[5]

In December 2009, Ybrant added location-based advertising (LBA) to its services, entering into a partnership with LiveVana Innovations & Lepton Software.

In February 2010, Ybrant Digital launched its local search platform in India 'Ybrant Reach' (YReach), starting in Hyderabad.

In August 2010, Ybrant Digital bought a search-based internet company Lycos. Lycos is a top 25 Internet destination worldwide[citation needed], reaching nearly 60 million unique visitors globally[citation needed]. The Lycos Network of sites and services includes Lycos.com, Tripod, Angelfire, Gamesville, and HotBot.[6]

In May 2012, Ybrant Digital announced that it had agreed to purchase PriceGrabber, LowerMyBills, and ClassesUSA.com from Experian. PriceGrabber provides price comparison shopping services to Yahoo! and MSN shopping. LowerMyBills.com offers savings through relationships with over 500 service providers, while ClassesUSA.com is an online higher-education portal. Steve Krenzer would move from Experian to Ybrant to continue to lead these three businesses. Ybrant expected the purchase to nearly double its revenues.[7]

In September 2012, the purchase of PriceGrabber, LowerMyBills, and ClassesUSA.com from Experian fell through.[8]

Acquisitions[edit]

Name Date Country Operated in Services Offered
Lgs Global 2011 August India,USA,Europe IT Services and Outsourcing
Lycos 2010 August USA Search, Social Media, Affiliate Marketing
Max Interactive 2009 August Australia Display, SEM
Dream ad 2009 May Argentina Display, SEM
Oridian 2008 January Israel, Europe Display
AdDynamix 2007 February USA Display
VoloMP 2007 April Serbia, USA Email Marketing/Software
MediosOne 2006 November USA SEM, Display

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Suresh Reddy". Ybrantdigital.com. Retrieved 2012-03-16. 
  2. ^ a b "Vijay Kancharla". Ybrantdigital.com. Retrieved 2012-03-16. 
  3. ^ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Matomy_Media
  4. ^ "Jacob Nizri". Ybrantdigital.com. Retrieved 2012-03-16. 
  5. ^ "Bradley N Cohen". Ybrantdigital.com. Retrieved 2012-03-16. 
  6. ^ Ybrant Digital Buys Lycos for $36 Million
  7. ^ "Ybrant to Buy US$283 Million (INR 1500 Crores) Business from Experian". Retrieved 2012-05-10. 
  8. ^ "Experian’s PriceGrabber sale falls through". Retrieved 2012-09-26. 

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