January 10, 2023 | Press Release

Hivestack selected as first programmatic digital out of home (DOOH) partner for Korea’s leading digital marketing network, BGFnetworks

Partnership offers increased scale to programmatic buyers across ‘CU’ convenience stores in Korea

Partnership offers increased scale to programmatic buyers across ‘CU’ convenience stores in Korea

SEOUL, KOREA, MONTREAL, CANADA - January 10,  2023 -  Hivestack, the world’s leading, independent programmatic DOOH ad tech company today announced a partnership with leading Korean digital marketing network, BGFnetworks, the organization that operates the digital platform for ‘CU’, the country’s biggest convenience store provider. Through this new partnership, premium DOOH screens at CU’s retail locations across Seoul, Korea will be integrated into the Hivestack Supply Side Platform (SSP) offering both local and global advertisers the opportunity to activate programmatic DOOH campaigns via both Open Exchange and Private Marketplace (PMP) deals.

This partnership will integrate 4,300 digital screens located across 3,500 CU retail stores located in and around Seoul, the capital and most densely populated city in Korea. These retail locations include the popular store, ‘Venue’, a key destination for the younger generation and a highly captive audience for brands. Advertisers from within and outside of Korea will be able to target and engage with the high volume of audiences visiting these stores on a daily basis. 

Yoonseung Jekal, Director of Publisher Development Hivestack Korea said - “We are excited to partner with BGFnetworks and have access to CU’s premium DOOH inventory in these busy locations in and around Seoul. Convenience stores are some of the busiest places in the country and provide the ideal environment to implement Hivestack's core technologies, audience targeting, geofencing, and customized message delivery. In particular, by utilising the popular convenience store Venue, we open up a key opportunity for global advertisers from sectors such as gaming, sports, fashion and social media to reach younger audiences with precision.”

Kihyung Nam, Head of the DS Business team at BGFnetworks said - “CU digital screens are purposefully positioned in areas of high footfall. Partnering with Hivestack enables us to proceed quickly, easily, and conveniently to drive business outcomes for not only local advertisers but also global advertisers. CU convenience store is a life-oriented store with the largest network in the country that provides convenience shopping 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. CU enables ads tailored to the advertiser's needs to be delivered as quickly as possible in the closest proximity to the customer, so that the maximum reach and engagement can be achieved in an optimal environment.”