History

Dec. 1996 D.A.Consortium Inc. was established through joint investment by HAKUHODO Inc., ASATSU INC. (now ASATSU-DK INC.), Daiichi Kikaku (now ASATSU-DK INC.), Digital Garage Inc., YOMIKO ADVERTISING Inc., I&S (now I&S BBDO Inc.) and TOKUMA SHOTEN PUBLISHING CO., LTD.
Jan. 1998 Relocated headquarters to Ebisu-Nishi, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo.
Mar. 1998 Daiko Advertising, Inc. and Nikkeisha, Inc. joined the Consortium's agency network.
Dec. 1999 Relocated headquarters to Higashi, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo.
Dec. 2000
Opened the Kansai Office.
Jul. 2001 Listed on NASDAQ Japan (now the JASDAQ).
Oct. 2001 Opened the New York Office.
Jul. 2002 TOKYU AGENCY INC. joined the Consortium's agency network.
Dec. 2003 spicebox, inc., consolidated into an equity-method affiliate, opened for business.
Jul. 2004 Made an investment to Ergo-Brains, inc., and consolidated into an equity-method affiliate.
Nov. 2004 Made an investment to digitalBoutique, Inc. (now Babycome, inc.), and consolidated into an equity-method affiliate.
Dec. 2004 Established ADPRO inc.
Dec. 2004 Certified by international standards for information security management systems-BS7799 Part2: 2002 and ISMS Certification Ver.2 (now ISO27001).
Mar. 2005 Relocated headquarters to Yebisu Garden Place Tower. (current address)
Mar. 2005 Stock split of 1:2.
Oct. 2005
Established a company in China named 北京迪愛慈商務諮詢有限公司(now 北京迪愛慈広告有限公司)
Mar. 2006 Consolidated Ergo-Brains, inc. as a subsidiary.
Mar. 2006 Consolidated Interspire, Inc., as a subsidiary.
Jan. 2007 Opened the Kyushu Office.
Jan. 2007 Partnered with Yokayokanet, Inc. to operate sales and marketing for online advertising in Kyushu.
Mar. 2007 Acquired a patent on Electronic advertisements analysis program (Japan Patent Number 4819441).
May. 2007 Started "AD-Visor® NEXT", a media plannning support system.
Jul. 2007 Started "ad-meister™", an ad operation management solution to media.
Nov. 2007 北京迪愛慈商務諮詢有限公司(DAC Beijing) gets the advertising license in China.
Dec. 2007 Joint partnership with IREP Co., Ltd. to establish Relevancy-Plus Inc.
Feb. 2008 Third-party allotment of shares to major TV stations in Tokyo and Nikkei Digital Media, Inc.
Jun. 2008 Opened the Chubu Office.
Jun. 2008 Became exclusive selling partner in Japan for NewsGator Technologies Inc.’s Widget Services Platform.
Jun. 2008 Became exclusive selling partner in Japan for Digital Envoy Inc.’s IP Location Service.
Oct. 2008 Acquired a patent on Advertisement evaluation system (Japan Patent Number 4199434).
Feb. 2009 Carried out a third-party allotment of shares to HAKUHODO Inc., making D.A.Consortium a consolidated subsidiary of Hakuhodo DY Holdings Inc.
Feb. 2009 Consolidated HAKUHODO i-studio Inc. as a subsidiary.
May. 2009 Ergo-Brains, Inc. absorbed Interspire, Inc., and was renamed to SPiRE, Inc.
Jun. 2009 Launched “MarketOne®”, an online ad marketplace open to ad agencies.
Jun. 2009 IREP Co., Ltd. became an equity-method affiliate.
Aug. 2009
Acquired a patent on Online advertisements provision system (Japan Patent Number 4362117).
Nov. 2009 Partnered with Kaltura Inc. to deliver Online Video Platform in Japan.
Feb. 2010 Partnered with Total Immersion S.A. to provide creative services and "D'fusion®", an AR Application.
Jul. 2010 Concluded capital and operating alliance with Members Co., Ltd., and consolidated into an equity-method affiliate.
Dec. 2010 Consolidated IREP Co., Ltd. as a subsidiary.
Feb. 2011 Established Platform One Inc.
Mar. 2011 Acquired a patent on advertisement evaluation system and advertisement evaluation method (Japan Patent Number 4709199).
Apr. 2011 Started "YIELD ONE®",an online ad exchange platform to media.
Sep. 2011 Acquired a patent on advertisement support system and advertisement support method (Japan Patent Number 4820888).
Nov. 2011 Partnered with Adnetik Inc. to provide "Trading Desk Services" that will allow strategic operations for online marketing.
Dec. 2011 Consolidated Torchlight Inc. as a subsidiary.
Mar. 2012 Consolidated the ngi group, Inc. (motionBEAT Inc.) as a subsidiary.
Apr. 2012 Started "ADFlow™", a creative management system.
May. 2012 Established DAC ASIA PTE. LTD.
Jun. 2012 Concluded capital and operating alliance with Innity Corporation Berhad, and consolidated into an equity-method affiliate.
Jul. 2012 Became exclusive selling partner in Japan for CrispMedia, Inc.’s Mobile Rich Media Platform.
Jul. 2012 DAC ASIA PTE. LTD. and Innity Corporation Berhad established the joint venture I-DAC PTE. LTD.
Sep. 2012 Acquired a patent on yield management system, method and program (Japan Patent Number 5080630).
Nov. 2012 Concluded capital and operating alliance with ALBERT Inc.
Dec. 2012 motionBEAT Inc. and SPiRE Inc. merged, with corporate name changed to UNITED Inc.
Feb. 2013 Partnered with TubeMogul Inc. to take its First Step into Video RTB Market in Japan.
Apr. 2013 Stock split of 1:100 and adopted a Share Unit System which defines 100 shares as one trading unit.
Apr. 2013 Acquired a patent on ad placement volume estimation device and program (Japan Patent Number 5238612).
Apr. 2013 Started "AudienceOne®", a data management platform.
Apr. 2013 Concluded capital and operating alliance with Origami Inc.
Nov. 2013 Concluded capital and operating alliance with ZEDO, Inc.
Jan. 2014 Decision to proceed with an investment to “WiL Fund I,L.P.”
Jan. 2014 Announced establishment of "DAC Venture United Fund No.1" with Hakuhodo DY Media Partners Inc. and UNITED, Inc.
Jan. 2014 Made an investment to Adinnovation Inc., and consolidated into an equity-method
affiliate.
Apr. 2014 Concluded capital and operating alliance with IPONWEB Holdings Limited.
May. 2014 Started "FlexOne® Elephant",a next generation ad serving platform.
May. 2014 Started "FlexOne® Responsive", a next generation ad serving platform.
Jun. 2014 Started "EffectiveOne", a 3PAS Platform.
Jun. 2014 Concluded capital and operating alliance with Datasection Inc.
Jul. 2014 Started "FlexOne® Standard", a next generation ad serving solution.
Sep. 2014 IREP Co., Ltd. switched its listing to the Second Section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange.
Nov. 2014 Made an investment to livepass Inc., and consolidated into an equity-method affiliate.
Dec. 2014 Started "DialogOne", a communication management tool.
May. 2015 Concluded capital and operating alliance with Yummy Japan Inc.
Jan. 2015 Partnered with GLIDER associates, INC. for Native Advertising Serving.
Jan. 2015 Entered partnership with YuMe Inc., a Multi-screen Video Advertising Company in US.
Feb. 2015 Partnered with Jibe Mobile K.K. to launch "DialogOne Agent", an Interactive Conversation Tool.
Feb. 2015 Acquired a patent on advertisement distribution system, method and program (Japan Patent Number 5699175).
Mar. 2015 Partnered with Cxense ASA to provide Content Recommendations and Targeted Marketing to increase digital revenue for publishers.
Jul. 2015 Acquired a patent on targeted advertisement distribution device, method and program (Japan Patent Number 5784205).
Aug. 2015 Made an investment to GLIDER associates, INC., and consolidated into an equity-method affiliate.
Mar. 2016 Concluded capital and operating alliance with Ubiregi Inc.
Apr. 2016 Established Handy Marketing Inc. with Hakuhodo DY Media Partners Inc. and Yahoo Japan Corporation.
Aug. 2016 Established D.A.CONSORTIUM TAIWAN INC.
Oct. 2016 Established D.A.Consortium Holdings Inc. with IREP Co., Ltd.
Nov. 2016 Established Yengage Corporation.
Feb. 2017 Consolidated DAC Tech Vietnam JOINT STOCK COMPANY as a subsidiary.
Mar. 2017 Concluded capital and operating alliance with Evixar Inc.
Jul. 2017 Concluded capital and operating alliance with TABI LABO Inc.

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