Demand-Side Platform (DSP) is a software that automates performing digital ad impressions on mobile web, desktop, and in-app. This software enables advertisers to purchase ad spaces on online platforms of publishers and to fill these ad spaces with ads of their own brands in display, video, native, pop, push kind of advertising formats.
Accordingly, publishers offer their ad spaces through ad exchanges with demand-side platforms integrated to advertisers and advertisers purchase ad spaces by deciding which one is the most appropriate for ad impressions. All these processes are carried out automatically and in real-time. So, for what are the reasons advertisers work with a demand-side platform?
Everything about digital advertising is based on advertisers’ capability of reaching their target audience with the help of publishers. Whereas this requires for the publishers to purchase the advertising spaces on websites. At this point, demand based solution partners such as ad networks, DSPs (Demand Side Platform) and ad exchange seek out for the proper audience that fits the advertiser’s target audience. As for displaying ads to these prospective customers, payment is being made to the publishers.
Surely, the amount of payment is not equal for all ad spaces. Therefore the publishers should make sure that they are selling their digital ad inventories at their real value. That’s where the SSPs, i.e, Supply Side Platforms, come on to scene. SSPs are responsible for managing and optimizing the publishers’ ad spaces on their behalf. That is to say, the SSPs actually provide the publishers full control over their inventories.
So, what are the features that the publishers must make sure being offered, before deciding on the best SSP for themselves?
Programmatic media purchasing is definitely one of the most popular digital advertisement concepts of the last few years. One of the most important components of the programmatic ecosystem is of course the demand side platforms (DSP). DSPs are defined as a technology that makes it possible for advertisers to automate the buying process of the spaces where the advertisements will be displayed and it also allows them to track campaigns.
In programmatic advertising, purchasing decision for each advertisement is carried out through DSP algorithms within milliseconds. This provides great convenience for advertisers. Of course, the most efficient advertising campaigns can only be possible with the right choice of DSP. Here are some of the critical points that companies should consider when selecting a DSP…
Supply Side Platform or more widely known as SSP, is a digital advertising technology allowing online publishers to sell their inventories automatically. SSPs, which bear similar properties with DSPs (Demand Side Platforms) that contribute to better advertising management for advertisers, focus merely on publishers.
SSPs pave the way for an auction to be carried out for each advertisement display of publishers and therefore the selling of the ad space to the party that offers the highest bid. Hence, publishers can sell the ad space for its real value thanks to the SSPs. So, what other significant advantages do SSPs offer, other than ensuring publishers to earn much better in comparison to traditional methods?
Programmatic advertising technology that shapes the future of the digital advertising world makes advertising purchasing processes much more practical, fast and profitable. Programmatic advertising, a type of marketing automation, provides a technology based on data that automatizes media buying processes. It thus becomes possible to put inventory on the market and purchase them electronically in milliseconds.
The term Supply Side Platform, abbreviated as SSP, refers to a tool that helps publishers get the best offer from advertisers for their inventory. SSPs, which have a similar structure to the DSP (Demand Side Platform), contribute to better advertisement management for publishers only, unlike DSPs. In this respect, publishers determine the cost of the advertisement space through minimum units, and the advertiser who gives the maximum price for the advertisement space can gain access to the publisher’s website’s inventory.
The number of publishers using SSP technology, which makes the advertising management very practical, keeps growing. In addition to that, while programmatic advertising remains popular, it is possible to predict that SSP will be used by more publishers in future periods. So SSPs are considered to be the technology of the future, but how do they work?