Swiftmile Selects Broadsign OOH Technology to Deliver Global Programmatic Micromobility Ad Network

July 15, 2021Catherine Lee

Technology integration gives way to new international fleet of electric bike, moped, and scooter docking/charging stations offering programmatic ad display inventory

San Carlos, CA and MONTREAL — July 15, 2021 — Swiftmile, the pioneer in micromobility charging infrastructure and technology, announced today that it has enlisted Broadsign, developer of the leading out-of-home (OOH) marketing platform, as the technology partner for its new global micromobility advertising network. 

Swiftmile is working with the public sector, real-estate developers, and mobility operators to roll out charging hubs for micromobility vehicles like e-bikes and e-scooters across the globe. Media buyers looking to reach audiences on-the-go can now access Swiftmile’s signage inventory via more than 30 omni-channel and OOH specialty demand-side-platforms (DSPs) integrated with Broadsign’s programmatic supply-side-platform (SSP) for OOH, Broadsign Reach.

In June, Swiftmile deployed its latest network of charging hubs throughout downtown Miami, which will eventually scale to 100+ locations in high-visibility sites managed by the Miami Parking Authority. Swiftmile’s charging hubs are also present in cities like Washington, DC, Pittsburgh and Berlin, Germany, with additional deployments to be announced this summer. Their growing advertising network expands and simplifies international media buyer access to urban audiences on-the-go and arrives as the use of micromobility continues to boom worldwide. 

Advertisers and media buying agencies can now easily harness Swiftmile’s inventory and use real-time triggers such as weather, traffic, transit delays or other data to reach audiences with contextually relevant and hyperlocal messages as they move throughout their days. All programmatic transactions across the network are managed by Broadsign Reach, with the complete stack of Broadsign OOH marketing solutions also helping to streamline ad sales and network management. In addition to supporting programmatic advertising, Swiftmile’s network of displays will also share transit information and public service announcements, as well as promotions from local businesses in the vicinity.

“Swiftmile is helping cities embrace sustainable micromobility options like e-bikes and e-scooters with fewer pain points by charging and organizing vehicles at our universal hubs. At the same time, we’re helping local governments and businesses tap into new ad-supported revenue,” shared Joel Martin, Vice President of DOOH at Swiftmile. “Broadsign Reach, and the full stack of Broadsign solutions, are crucial to achieving our mission of advancing sustainable mobility, and we look forward to working together to benefit cities, travelers and media buyers alike.”

“In a screen-fatigued world, fresh ad inventory like that offered by Swiftmile is attractive, providing an engaging medium for advertisers to deliver content that speaks to the audience in the moment and at a time when more populations are getting outside and taking note of OOH ads. The integration with Reach and full stack of Broadsign solutions makes Swiftmile’s inventory much more accessible to international media buyers while simultaneously streamlining operations for Swiftmile publishers,” shared Adam Green, SVP of Strategy at Broadsign. “Collaborating with the Swiftmile team on the integration has been an exciting journey, and we can’t wait to continue our work with them as they grow.” 

About Swiftmile

Swiftmile is the pioneer and market leader in LEV charging, offering a new class of green infrastructure that will set the foundation for “gas stations of the future.” We build and operate Mobility Hubs to charge and organize e-scooters, e-bikes and e-mopeds, at little or no cost to cities thanks to an on-Hub advertising screen. Swiftmile’s infrastructure is driving battery and charging standardization for the global micromobility sector, with Hubs across North America and Europe. Swiftmile is based in San Carlos, CA. For the latest updates and information on Swiftmile, visit https://swiftmile.com/ 

About Broadsign

Broadsign empowers publishers, agencies and brands to harness the power of out-of-home and connect with audiences across the globe. Powering over 425,000 signs along roadways and in airports, shopping malls, health clinics, transit systems and more, Broadsign is at the heart of people’s lives. The Broadsign platform helps publishers more efficiently manage their business operations while enabling brands and agencies to easily book OOH campaigns. The platform includes tools for content distribution, playback and proof of performance; sales inventory availability and proposal generation; automated programmatic DOOH transactions; and OOH business operations.

Catherine Lee
Catherine Lee

Product Marketing Specialist

Cat has been with the Broadsign team since 2020, specializing in go-to-market strategy, product positioning and messaging, and cross-functional alignment. In her free time, she’s probably building something, caring for an (absurd) amount of plants or playing Zelda.