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…
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?
At the time when ad spaces were sold in traditional ways and the programmatic technology was not yet widespread, impression sales and purchases were carried out one by one. For this reason, important resources, such as time and money were used quite inefficiently compared to the programmatic. However, SSPs that have the programmatic technology in which all the process takes place automatically in split seconds, make the lives of the publishers who prefer to use them considerably easier.
Thanks to the programmatic SSP, publishers can easily access customers whose existence was once unknown to them. In this way, it becomes possible for them to keep the fill rates high. But, what other benefits can SSPs provide for online publishers?
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?
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?
The success of programmatic advertising in achieving marketing goals of brands cannot be denied. Thanks to this technology based on user data, it is possible to increase the performance of e-marketing and to get higher efficiency from advertising campaigns. But undoubtedly, the preferred programmatic advertising platform plays an important role in this success.
The selection of programmatic advertising platform is an extremely critical decision, as it affects the whole campaign and even the brand image. At this point, it is necessary to focus on the needs of the brand in order to find out which platform would be the best choice. Here are the main points to consider while deciding on a programmatic advertising platform…