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?
Digital advertising is an important marketing strategy for companies to announce their products and services to their target audiences by using online platforms. Including display ads, mobile ads and video ads, digital advertisement methods are effective in many platforms like gaming and mobile and play a huge role in reaching masses.
As a result of changing ways of media consumption, online ads are growing more popular, and one of the most significant features of the online ads is that they provide the maximum profit with the lowest possible budget. Therefore, companies can purchase ad space on online platforms and choose where they are displayed within their advertising budget. Thus, it may be said that the efficiency of ads is in the hands of the advertising agencies.
So, what can advertising agencies do to achieve success? Which methods may be used when purchasing online ad space and which purchases are the most effective and profitable?
Here are the details of the most prominent advertisement purchasing technologies, such as Ad Exchange, DSP, and SSP, for the companies preparing to enter or are already involved in the digital advertising ecosystem…
The demand side platform, abbreviated as DSP, can be defined as a technology that enables media buying and creating advertising campaigns for advertisers. In this respect, DSP resembles Google’s product AdWords, now known as Google Ads, can be used instead of Google Ads owing to its many different features.
Although DSP has a lot in common with Google Ads, it has important and advantageous features for advertisers. For this reason, there are many advertisers who use a DSP instead of Google Ads. So what are the most important features of DSP for advertisers that distinguishes it from Google Ads and makes it preferable?
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?