“Successful people do what unsuccessful people are not willing to do. Don’t wish it were easier; wish you were better.” – Jim Rohn
Programmatic advertising is the future of advertising. Learn more about this exciting new form of advertising and why most experts expect national display-ad spending to exceed $27 billion. More than 72% will come from programmatic.
At it’s core, programmatic simply means “automated by a computer (program).” An irrigation system that is scheduled to water the lawn at 6 a.m. is programmatic. A DVR set to record The Big Bang Theory is programmatic. Even having a contact programmed into your phone is programmatic. All of these things automate a manual process using computer programming. For our purposes, programmatic media typically refers to the use of software to purchase digital advertising, as opposed to the traditional process that involves RFPs, human negotiations and manual insertion orders. Programmatic media uses machines to buy ads, basically.*
Eﬀiciency in media buying and creative execution are increased using software and automation. Programmatic can handle both the routine (placing an order) and the complex (bidding on a user in less then a handful of milliseconds) allowing for advertisers to take advantage of a range of tactics. Programmatic advertising makes ad inventory and consumer data available for sale in exchanges to publishers while allowing advertisers to buy highly-targeted ad impressions eﬀiciently using software. Programmatic makes it possible for the customization of audiences.
* Source: Digiday, WTF is Programmatic Advertising
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