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?
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?