The advertising industry is united in its call for greater transparency in programmatic advertising, and nowhere is this more pressing than in the case of auction mechanics. What’s the story so far, and how can industry players stay above the fray?
Given the recent focus on transparency and brand safety scandals, it’s safe to say attribution may have slipped off the radar for some in the adtech industry.
Connected living and an ever-increasing reliance on smartphones has pushed digital audio – including digital radio, music streaming, and podcasts – into the mainstream. And while the advertising industry has been busy speculating on whether last year, this year, or next year will be the year of programmatic TV, programmatic audio has been quietly and unobtrusively establishing itself as the next step on the path towards true omnichannel programmatic advertising.
Header bidding, it’s undeniable that technical terms don’t come much blander. But, this humble programmatic process has become a major talking point for the digital advertising industry – even threatening the dominance of Google’s ad server DoubleClick.
For years, digital soothsayers have predicted the second screen – mobile – would become the primary screen. And last year it finally happened. Time spent on mobile overtook PC, accounting for more than two hours each day. What’s more, mobile will become the main point of internet access for Generation Z within two years.