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$5 Billion by 2020: How OTT, CTV, and Video Formats Build the Future of Advertising

Summarizing experiences and outcomes of conferences that were held last month by IAB ALM and CTV Roundtable, I can pinpoint one overarching idea: programmatic buying is peaking, and it’s no longer bound only to digital media – today, it is represented by television, radio, and out-of-home technologies. A new Winterberry Group study reveals that this year, programmatic ad spending will account for $389.5 billion, which is 7.2% more than in 2019. Programmatic advertising has always been susceptible to tech innovations, but…

How the Industry is Changing the Definition (and Expectations) of Transparency

For digital advertisers, transparency is critical. Marketers are increasingly seeking greater confidence and clarity across a convoluted media supply chain. We’ve seen some of the world’s biggest brands, like P&G and Unilever, lead the charge here. Furthermore, as the ecosystem becomes more focused on transparency, the shift is having a profound impact on the programmatic marketplace. According to eMarketer, US advertisers will spend almost $60 billion on programmatic advertising in 2019. That’s nearly 90% of the…

Tuning in to Digital Audio Advertising

I’ve been keeping my ear out for the song of the summer. It’s gotta be a song with that hook, the beat, and becomes an earworm before you know it. Though jamming to Lil Nas X or the Jonas Brothers is not just a summer activity. U.S. adults spend more time listening to digital audio than browsing on social media. With 204 million digital audio listeners in the U.S. or nearly 2/3 of all digital media consumers, digital audio is the second most popular digital activity (based on time spent) for U.S. adults (behind the video).…

MarTech Interview with Damon Henry, Founder and CEO, KORTX

"The challenge for advertisers is that the audience data they’re collecting is siloed within a given campaign channel. What they learn about a customer on SnapChat they’re not able to incorporate into a programmatic display campaign." Tell us about your role and journey into Technology. What inspired you to start KORTX IO? I’ve been writing software since I was a teenager. After studying computer science, I was fortunate to land a job at a traditional ad agency. Here my colleague and I were tasked with developing the…

MarTech Interview with Paul Dolan, CEO, Varick

"One thing that has remained consistent in AdTech is the need for experts, whether in-house, at an agency or at a service provider, marketers need expertise in math, statistics, analytics, research, and creativity." Tell us about your role and journey into AdTech. I am the CEO of Varick—we are the platform media experts. We help agencies and brands grow their businesses through digital advertising platforms such as Google, Amazon, and Facebook. Our clients tap into a team of experts and our Alveo tech platform to maximize…

TechBytes with Jateen Parekh, CTO and Co-Founder, Jelli

Jateen Parekh CTO and Co-Founder, Jelli How has programmatic changed the radio business? Jateen Parekh, CTO and Co-Founder, Jelli, chats about his journey into programmatic advertising, and what made him focus on audio industry.Tell us about your role at Jelli? I help define the company’s internal strategy for Jelli’s technology to make sure it aligns with our business and industry goals. My job entails communicating the technical aspects of our platform to our external partners and customers so they get a better…

Artificial Intelligence: The Next Frontier Of Programmatic Buying

Artificial Intelligence (AI) and machine learning are on the verge of revolutionizing programmatic media buying, and the reason is simple: In today’s marketplace, AI has the ability to do far more than humans can handle on their own. Machine Learning, a broad area of computer-aided decision making, has been used in many aspects of marketing for years. Now in 2017, more powerful Deep Learning technology, often synonymously referred to as Artificial Intelligence, has become increasingly valuable for marketers with useful…

Two Ways Brand Safety is Affecting Demand-Side Platforms

According to a study from the CMO Council, 72 percent of marketers are concerned about brand safety. Similarly, 78 percent feel their brand’s reputation has been tarnished by the accidental placement of ads alongside controversial content. In the wake of recent brand safety worries, transparency has become a major issue for advertisers. Now, we’re witnessing the effect these concerns have on how advertisers buy and the demand-side platforms they use. To take a closer look at this phenomenon, my company, MediaRadar,…

SpotX Reveals the Impact of Third-Party Data on Audience-Based Ad Buying and Selling

In A Recent Report, SpotX Has Released Detailed Insights Into The Current State of Video Advertising on OTT It's finally approved that third-party data is the strongest driver for the adoption of audience-based buying and selling of ads on OTT. According to the leading video ad serving platform, SpotX, more than ninety percent of the advertisers acknowledged that leveraging third-party data is the primary business driver for moving to audience-based buying and selling of ads. Recommended Read: Video is The Future of…

Magnetic Announces Latest Media Buying Platform and a New CEO

Magnetic Force Comes to the Rescue of Brands Looking for Better Bidding and Transparency Options in Adtech Ecosystem; Corey Ferengul Takes the Mantle as the New CEO Magnetic, a leading adtech and targeting company driven by AI technology, has announced the launch of a new media buying platform, Magnetic Force. Magnetic Force is branded as a fully-automated and AI-powered transparent media buying platform. In addition to the latest launch, the digital marketing company also announced Corey Ferengul as the new Chief…