Case Study

Are Media

WINR Generates 1st Party Data & Insights At Scale With AdGate™ Audience Builder
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About Are Media

Are Media (formerly Bauer Media Australia) has been influencing women across Australia and New Zealand since the 1930s when one of its most well-known brands, The Australian Women’s Weekly, began publishing.

Since that time, Are Media has grown to become Australia and New Zealand’s leading multi-channel publisher, reaching 9,759,000 Australian’s per month in Print and Digital.

The Publisher's Challenges.
  • Publishers like Are Media have been impacted by Safari, Firefox and most recently Chrome in a growing movement to end support for third-party cookies which enable much of the targeting logic underpinning digital advertising infrastructure.
  • Publishers who rely on third-party cookies for identity, now risk rapid and material declines in market share and revenue due to these changes.
  • In response, publishers must create their own first party identity and insights data to compete effectively.

AdGate™ Audience Builder enables publishers to create their own 1st party segments at scale with a simple, low friction interaction embedded in article content.

How it works.

User arrives on an article.


AdGate™ appears, embedded midway into the article.


DMP or DSP segment pixels are embedded in AdGate™ answer buttons. These “fire” when a user clicks on an answer; the data is then immediately recorded in the designated DMP/DSP for which can be activated or on-sold by the publisher.


User engages and unlocks content instantly.

Campaign examples.

A Selection of Campaigns Run With Are Media

The results.

Operating on test volumes only, AdGate™ Audience Builder was able to deliver a >22% engagement rate. This, when compared with industry standard survey units which typically average 1-2% engagement rates indicates Audience Builder’s enormous potential for 1st party data segmentation.

* Engagement Rate = User Responses/Impressions

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