Ad targeting in a multi-screen world
The latest DeviceAtlas whitepaper looks at how device-diversity can be leveraged to help target advertising in a multi-screen world. With global mobile advertising spend projected to be $42 billion by 2017 (Gartner) and the RTB standard continuing to gain traction, device intelligence is clearly worth getting right for players in the advertising ecosystem.
Why increasing device fragmentation is having a positive impact on mobile ad targeting
Cellphones, smartphones, phablets, tablets, e-readers, PCs, notebooks, games consoles, smartwatches, smartTVs, connected cars… there’s an ever-expanding array of Internet-enabled device types and vast numbers of them. Gartner predicts there will be 6.4 billion connected devices used in 2016. This device diversity should not be seen as a barrier to mobile advertising, but rather as an opportunity to achieve better targeted ads.
What is a demand-side platform (DSP) and real-time bidding (RTB)?
Those days when advertisers would buy huge blocks of untargeted mobile advertising with little idea about where or when the advertisements run are numbered, or so we’re told. Today advertising technology is so efficient and so fast that in the time it takes someone to open a mobile page on a site or app, advertisers can identify the opportunity, based on visitor/publisher profiling, bid for and buy the ad spot, and serve the ad. This all happens automatically in real time. Welcome to the brave new world of the demand-side platform (DSP) and real-time bidding (RTB) exchange.