Programmatic advertising technology presents itself as one of the most frequently cited concepts in digital advertising ecosystem over the last few years. Despite the ever widespread utilization of programmatic advertising that is thought to make ad buying processes become revolutionarily practical, there are still many points of concern over the concept. In order to clarify these points, it is possible to gain basic insight on the concept by comparing traditional ad buying methods with programmatic advertising.
The main difference of programmatic advertising compared to conventional methods could be stated as automatic -thus rapid- maintenance of media buying processes by real-time analyses realized with the help of technology. Messages advertisers intend to deliver their target audience through ads can thus be delivered at the most appropriate time, in line with matches between online platforms and real-time data. So, what makes programmatic advertising stand out among all the other media buying methods that have been practiced for many years?