Zespri partners with SeenThis to further minimize CO2 emissions from digital campaigns

The grower-owned food company has a long-term commitment to sustainable and ethical practices across its global business

London, UK - 1st November 2023: New Zealand-based growers’ cooperative Zespri Group, its media agency Mindshare and adaptive streaming specialist SeenThis are pointing the way for advertisers seeking to balance greater sustainability and media performance, with the announcement of remarkable emissions savings from the recently concluded "Zespri SunGold" campaign.

Zespri, the world’s largest marketer of kiwifruit, sells its products in more than 50 countries. Sustainability is a major focus for the company - it sits at the heart of its purpose to help growers, communities, consumers and the environment thrive. Streamed with SeenThis technology, the French “Zespri SunGold” campaign - which consisted of a series of IAB formats utilizing high quality video and images in display ad spaces - used an average of 39% less data compared to delivering the same quality creative using conventional technology, which results in 12% lower carbon emissions associated with delivering the creative.

Nor did the campaign sacrifice performance for greater sustainability: it saw a video start rate of 85% and a completion rate of 77% for its best-performing formats.

SeenThis proprietary adaptive streaming technology actively reduces the amount of data required to deliver content, eliminating "data waste" - data transferred unnecessarily, not "consumed".

Ads load instantly with the streaming being adapted to the users' conditions and the assets optimized for the highest quality that can be perceived by the human eye. This is not only much more efficient from a media performance point of view, but is also a more sustainable way of delivering digital advertising.

Mohamed Akouh, Senior Display & Programmatic Strategist at Mindshare said: "Mindshare has worked hand in hand with SeenThis and Zespri to achieve better display performance while positioning itself at the forefront of innovation in sustainable advertising. We are very pleased with the results and the potential of SeenThis technology, which enables us to actively minimize the carbon footprint of campaigns while improving media performance. "This partnership is part of Zespri's approach to better understand the carbon impact of its media campaigns, and to reduce it," says Mélanie Lacomme, Marketing Manager France for Zespri. "We began this process in 2021 by measuring the carbon impact of our campaigns with GroupM, choosing advertising agencies based on their performance but also their commitment to carbon reduction initiatives. Every year, we try to go one step further, aiming now also at reduction and not only compensation."

Press contact: Maryum Sheikh, Press Lead at The Digital Voice press@thedigitalvoice.co.uk

About SeenThis Since 2017, Swedish tech company SeenThis has been evolving screen experiences for everyone, everywhere. With its groundbreaking adaptive streaming technology, SeenThis is transforming the distribution and climate impact of digital content compared to traditional technology. With billions of streams served for 1000+ brands in 40+ countries, the company is on a journey to reshape the internet – for good. Working across seven offices globally, SeenThis employees are obsessed with creating a truly high-speed and energy-efficient Internet. For more information, visit seenthis.co

About Zespri Zespri is 100 percent owned by current and former kiwifruit growers and has a global team of 850 based in Mount Maunganui and throughout Asia, Europe and the Americas. Our purpose is to help people, communities and the environment thrive through the goodness of kiwifruit, and we work with 2,800 growers in New Zealand and 1,500 growers offshore to provide consumers with fresh, healthy and great-tasting Zespri Green, RubyRed™ and SunGold Kiwifruit. In 2022/23, we supplied 183.5 million trays of kiwifruit to consumers in more than 50 markets, and recorded global operating revenue of NZ$4.22 billion. Zespri is committed to sustainability, with areas of improvement identified right through the supply chain including our pledge that by 2025 we will use 100 percent reusable, recyclable or compostable packaging, do more to help the environment, and work with our partners to be carbon positive by 2035.

Nov 01, 2023