A+E Networks Connects Direct Sold Inventory To Programmatic

A+E Networks said Wednesday that it will work with Comcast-owned FreeWheel to unify demand across its direct sold and programmatic ad buyers. When viewers stream shows via an OTT device, phone or computer, A+E has to balance programmatic bids with direct sold buys sold through cable channels, like A&E, History and Viceland, said Jason DeMarco,Continue reading »

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How Sizmek Fell, And How It Could Be Sold

Sizmek regained access to its cash this week after Cerberus, the investment firm that owns Sizmek’s debt and now owns its equity, seized its holdings and pushed the company into bankruptcy last Friday. Sizmek has resumed business operations and is covering payroll and employee benefits, after missing the previous pay period. The next two toContinue reading »

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Everything You Need To Know About The Bidstream

The phrase “bidstream data” is popping up more and more, but few understand what the bidstream is and what data is available. In the world of real-time ad auctions, bidstream data comes from a publisher or app and includes basic facts about the ad unit, like publisher and URL, device type, IP address and adContinue reading »

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Nextdoor’s CRO Lays Out The Welcome Mat For Advertisers

If you live in the United States, chances are you live in one of Nextdoor’s 190,000 active neighborhoods, which cover 90% of the country. But many in the advertising business haven’t yet worked with Nextdoor, which started selling ads less than two years ago. Leading that advertising push is Lauren Nemeth, a Google, AppNexus andContinue reading »

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Discovery To Run Automated Guaranteed Programmatic Campaigns Through SpotX

Advertisers and consumers both love a good binge watch during the holidays, and Discovery Inc. and SpotX have teamed up to better manage their inventory just before winter break. Discovery will run automated programmatic guaranteed campaigns through SpotX, the SSP said Tuesday. This development complements Discovery’s direct sales efforts and private marketplace offerings, said BillContinue reading »

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Hulu Will Finally Open A Self-Serve PMP – Is It Because It’s Growing Too Fast To Meet Demand?

On Jan. 1, 2019, Hulu will release a self-serve private marketplace that will allow advertisers to bid on Hulu inventory without going through the additional steps of working with Hulu’s sales team. Instead, advertisers can use their own DSPs or trading desks to plug into the marketplace. The PMP will initially house standard 30-second spots,Continue reading »

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United States and United Kingdom Lead World In Programmatic Maturity, WFA Study Finds

The United States and United Kingdom are dominating in programmatic innovation, but Germany could be the next big player in the space, according to a study released Thursday from the World Federation of Advertisers (WFA). The WFA analyzed 13 countries with significant ad markets. The group looked at programmatic spend per capita, amount of privateContinue reading »

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How Direct Deals Are Evolving In The Age Of Programmatic

“The Sell Sider” is a column written by the sell side of the digital media community. Today’s column is written by Erik Requidan, vice president of programmatic strategy at Intermarkets. In a recent podcast, Chris Kane explained three ways that buyers navigate the complex programmatic supply landscape. The hardest: direct-to-publisher integrations. Some of the biggest names in mediaContinue reading »

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Zenith Forecasts Slower Programmatic Media Growth As Data Costs Go Up

Global programmatic advertising will grow by more than $13 million next year and the year after, but its growth rate has stalled and it’s making slower-than-expected headway in taking share from non-programmatic media, according to Zenith’s 2018 Programmatic Marketing Forecast published Monday. Programmatic display advertising will clear $70.2 million this year, according to the report,Continue reading »

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Linear: An Overlooked Opportunity In The Evolving DSP Landscape

“On TV And Video” is a column exploring opportunities and challenges in advanced TV and video. Today’s column is written by Ramsey McGrory, chief revenue officer at Mediaocean. With The Trade Desk’s market cap at $5.25 billion (Stock: TTD) and MediaMath’s valuation topping $1 billion following its last funding round, leading traditional demand-side platforms (DSPs)Continue reading »

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