Genesis Growth Equity Fund I (GGEF I), a private equity fund focusing on investments into small and mid-size growth companies primarily in the Czech Republic and Slovakia, successfully completed an acquisition of a majority stake in R2B2.

Genesis Growth acquires a majority stake in R2B2

In May, after a two-month slump, the average cost per thousand impressions (CPM) returned to normal.

For spring 2020, R2B2 has put together packages for buying high-visibility banners and native ads. The packages have been made based on thorough metrics and ensure that the ads are displayed in the most visible positions. This even applies to native ads, whose metrics are new.

R2B2 has expanded its digital ad network to be compatible with new types of native ads. SuperNative ads will continue to be a priority in 2020, and prices will remain unchanged.

In November, the CPC for all online formats increased. CPMs also rose, especially for Interscroller, Takeover Skins, and Mobile Skins.

The revenue per unit on internet ad placements sold at auction during high season has risen by more than 50%. The dramatic growth in performance has impacted both large and specialized publishers. The auctioning of ad space is receiving strong support from publishers.

R2B2 has integrated two more programmatic ad platforms, PubMatic and Ströer. The company now connects to 13 programmatic networks and mediates demands for new ads with the participating partners.

The CPC for Banners 300x600 has increased again after the summer. In October, the CTRs for Mobile Skins and Native reached their highest points so far this year at 2.65% and 1.12%. CPMs fell for all formats except Banners 300x600. The average purchase price for Takeover Skins sank to below 4 EUR.

The latest addition to our programmatic formats has confirmed its performance after four months of operation. Mobile Vignettes are fully prepared for the onslaught of the main advertising season.

In September, the CPC fell for all formats except 300x600 Banners and Takeover Skins. The CPM for 300x600 Banners held steady at just under 1 Euro. HbbTV was dominated by pay-per-click campaigns.

In August, the CPM rose for all formats except videos and 300x600 Banners. The biggest change was recorded for 300x600 Banners whose CPC fell from 27 CZK to 17 CZK. This is the lowest CPC this format has had over the past year. The CTR for videos increased from 0.69% to 1.30%, and the CTR for Mobile Skins has also continued to climb.