Google Launches Programmatic Audio Ads In DoubleClick Bid Manager

The potential of programmatic audio has caught the interest of advertising’s behemoth. Google said Wednesday it had launched the ability to buy programmatic audio ads through its demand-side platform (DSP) DoubleClick Bid Manager. Programmatic audio is still a new market, but it’s growing quickly. Spotify launched the capability in 2016, and on its Q1 2018Continue reading »

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Google Sharply Limits DoubleClick ID Use, Citing GDPR

Google is making it more difficult for advertisers to have an independent view of the data generated from ad buys in its ecosystem. In a note to partners sent Friday and obtained by AdExchanger, Google said it will no longer let buyers use the DoubeClick ID when leveraging its data transfer service. The service allowsContinue reading »

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YouTube To Suspend Third-Party Ad Serving In The EU

YouTube will no longer support third-party ad serving on reserved buys in Europe beginning May 21, and it will assess whether to extend that policy globally, according to a memo obtained by AdExchanger. Google advised advertisers who aren’t currently using its ad server DoubleClick Campaign Manager (DCM) to host video on YouTube to “retraffic theirContinue reading »

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Investigation: DSPs Charge Hidden Fees – And Many Can’t Afford To Stop

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Demand-side platforms (DSPs) make money by taking a percentage of the media buys that flow through their technology – and from lots of other hidden extras they charge for. Interviews with more than a dozen sources reveal that even as marketers make progress in understanding what they’re paying for, nontransparent fees abound in the DSPContinue reading »

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Google’s Buy-Side Boss: ‘There Are Issues Preventing Us From Growing As An Industry’

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Brad Bender will speak at AdExchanger’s upcoming Industry Preview conference on Jan. 17-18, 2018, at the Grand Hyatt New York. Google’s rallying cry for 2018? Better and possibly fewer ads. While that theory may seem counterintuitive for a company whose revenues come almost exclusively from advertising, rethinking the ad experience may mean recutting standard formats or reducingContinue reading »

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