Ads.txt, a text-based file, was brought into the programmatic advertising ecosystem by IAB Tech Laboratory in May 2017 to prevent fraudulent applications and unauthorized inventory sales. For this purpose, the transparency deficiencies among ad buyer, seller, and programmatic inventory provider were aimed to be eliminated.
Viewed from a historical perspective, fraudulent applications that are known as ad fraud have always been a problem in the world of digital advertising. In fact, approximately 6 billion dollars are spent every year to prevent this problem, according to some sources. In this sense, there have been studies to produce possible solutions for many years. One of these solutions is the ads.txt which is the new project of IAB Tech Laboratory.
So, what kind of solutions in terms of security does ads.txt offer?
Programmatic advertising, which automates media purchase processes for advertisers, appears as a marketing automation technology. Thanks to the programmatic advertising which enables targeting with regard to many variables including online users’ socioeconomic, demographic, and geographic features; promotional activities about products or services can reach users with highest interest possibilities.
Providing many advantages for advertisers enables programmatic advertising to be known as the future’s advertising technology. And this points out that programmatic advertising which has become popular in recent years will not fall off the radar of the digital advertising ecosystem for many years. Accordingly, it is beneficial to follow the trends of programmatic technology which will direct the near future.
Here are the programmatic technology trends that will shape the year 2019…