Business Wire | May 02, 2023
DoubleVerify (“DV”) (NYSE: DV), a leading software platform for digital media measurement, data and analytics, today released findings from its “Post-Cookie Questions: The Evolution of Advertising Strategies and Sentiments.” This second report in DV’s ‘Post-Cookie Questions’ research examines the evolution of cookie deprecation strategies, the shift towards user privacy and its impact on digital advertising. The first report, which was released in early 2022, evaluated the impact of industry changes in their business models and forward-looking strategies.
Conducted in February 2023, across four global markets (U.S., LATAM, APAC & EMEA), the latest report polled over 800 respondents with a wide breadth of industry backgrounds – from media buyers and ad operations to senior decision-makers on both sides of the industry.
Key findings of the report include:
Cookie Depreciation Concerns Remain High, But Lessen Year-Over-Year
Overall publisher concern about the impact of cookie deprecation on their business remains consistent year-over-year, with 60% of publisher respondents indicating they were either “very concerned” or “moderately concerned.” However, those who stated “very concerned” decreased year-over-year by one-quarter (25%). Advertisers indicated that “multiple browsers phasing out third-party cookies” was their primary concern amidst recent privacy changes. Only 24% of the surveyed publishers stated they currently had a post-cookie solution in place. The remaining respondents were either still testing or hadn’t yet begun the process.
Publisher Revenue Expectations and Audience Reach Are Top of Mind
With third-party cookie deprecation and other privacy-related changes, 48% of publisher respondents in 2023 anticipate cookie deprecation having a positive impact on their company’s revenue. This is a decrease from the 64% of respondents who answered the same in 2022.
On the advertising side, 31% of advertisers indicated that their ability to target audiences effectively was among their greatest concerns in a cookieless future. Meanwhile, nearly 50% of publishers believed that making data accessible in open-market environments will be one of the biggest challenges with relying on first-party and contextual data.
When it comes to first-party data offering and strategies, both publishers and brands vie for supremacy. Nearly half of all advertisers surveyed cited their own first-party data activation as the cookie-independent solution that holds the most promise. Meanwhile, nearly half of all publishers stated the same for their own first-party data activation, highlighting the misalignment.
Publishers and Advertisers Agree that Contextual and Attention Measurement Are Top Priorities
As publishers and advertisers try to balance delivery and scale, contextual solutions and capabilities are top priorities. 96% of publishers surveyed say that contextual advertising capabilities will be important for their businesses in 2023, and 76% of them considered the quality of their contextual capabilities as “good” or “very good.”
For the advertisers, 94% of respondents stated they were planning to rely on contextual advertising for at least some of their buys in their 2023 media strategies, and 78% of them went on to state that the contextual advertising capabilities they’ve seen from publishers as “good” or “very good.”
“While interest in both contextual and attention-based advertising is on the rise, publishers must always consider what works best for their clients. Attention and contextual solutions represent new opportunities to measure performance in privacy-friendly ways,” said Steven Woolway, EVP of Business Development at DoubleVerify. “Our survey findings indicate that in a post-cookie future, both of these will play a role. In that pursuit, trusted third-party metrics can allow publishers and brands to speak a common language on these topics in the marketplace.”
Publishers and Brands Look to Align on Attention in 2023
Both brands and publishers pointed to attention’s potential as an advertising currency. Publishers have already started adapting, as 94% of publisher respondents have described attention-based capabilities as important to their business this year. On the buy side, advertisers also plan to rely on attention-based metrics (96%) in either most or some of their ad buys in 2023.
“The imminent deprecation of third-party tracking has publishers and advertisers looking for viable solutions and it seems that both sides are in agreement with contextual, attention and first-party data strategies,” added Woolway. “Opportunities are abundant for publishers and advertisers to align in new and impactful ways, and now is the time to cultivate direct partnerships and develop or refine capabilities.”
To learn more about DV’s efforts to equip both sides of the industry with tools and services to build trust and alignment between buyers and sellers, visit https://doubleverify.com/publishers/.
DoubleVerify is a leading software platform for digital media measurement and analytics. Our mission is to make the digital advertising ecosystem stronger, safer and more secure, thereby preserving the fair value exchange between buyers and sellers of digital media. Hundreds of Fortune 500 advertisers employ our unbiased data and analytics to drive campaign quality and effectiveness, and to maximize return on their digital advertising investments – globally.
Hivestack | March 16, 2023
Hivestack, a company that makes programmatic digital out-of-home (DOOH) advertising technology, has teamed up with Focus Media Hong Kong to give local and international buyers access to Focus Media's network of digital panels and billboards.
The network has Causeway Bay, Tsim Sha Tsui, Mongkok, and Kwun Tong, as well as Hong Kong's first digital screen that can be turned on programmatically with 3D creative executions. It is the first and only one in Hong Kong. With the help of Hivestack's programmatic DOOH advertising technology, advertisers will be able to reach a wider audience and send more targeted and personalized ads. It also marks a significant step towards the digital transformation of Hong Kong's out-of-home advertising industry.
Troy Yang, MD of North Asia at Hivestack, said, "Focus Media Hong Kong helps to expand the variety of DOOH screens for media buyers." He also said, “The whole team at Hivestack is thrilled to partner with Focus Media in Hong Kong, which will now exclusively use the Hivestack SSP to drive incremental revenue from our global network of advertisers." He further said, "This partnership provides countless opportunities for brands, agencies, and omni-channel DSPs both locally and globally to activate programmatic DOOH campaigns across some of the most strategic locations in Hong Kong."
(Source - Exchangewire)
The goal of the partnership is to bring in more money from global advertisers and take the process of buying programmatic DOOH ads to the next level. In Hong Kong, digital advertising that is based on data was expected to bring in 62% of all advertising revenue by 2022.
Hivestack is a full stack adtech company that specializes in programmatic digital out of home (DOOH) advertising. Their platform offers a complete suite of tools and services to enable buyers and sellers of DOOH advertising to activate campaigns and attract programmatic revenue. On the buy side, marketers can use the Demand Side Platform (DSP) to create measurable campaigns that activate DOOH screens in real-time based on consumer behavior and audience movement patterns. On the sell side, DOOH media owners can use Hivestack's Supply Side Platform (SSP) & Ad Exchange. Additionally, the Ad Server can power impression-based, directly sold campaigns. Attribution enables buyers and sellers to measure business outcomes at all stages of the consumer sales funnel, providing a more complete picture of the effectiveness of their campaigns.
PR Newswire | May 05, 2023
Sonobi revealed a new programmatic advertising partnership with Captify and MediaMath to offer brands a path to launch or scale their CTV advertising efforts.
CTV, or connected television, is one of the fastest-growing opportunities for advertisers. However, there’s a major challenge: How can a brand be sure its targeted users are actually the ones watching? Programmatic CTV advertising has struggled to deliver targeted audiences, creating an environment with too little transparency and too much risk.
Industry leaders Sonobi, MediaMath, and Captify are teaming up to create a unique opportunity to connect brands with the users they want to target through connected television devices. By combining the expertise of all three trusted programmatic advertising partners, brands can expect a higher level of engagement, a better experience for the user, and more efficient ad spending with quality inventory and enhanced targeting.
“Through our partnership, we’re creating a more curated marketplace that will allow you to scale effectively,” Sonobi CEO Michael Connelly said.
Sonobi will primarily handle the supply side of the equation by leveraging a network of more than 50 CTV publishers as well as robust first- party data from proprietary push notification technology. Push notifications use a tracker that converts the user into a GO ID to create a numerical profile, and it's this profile, combined with the high quality search intent data from Captify and the demand from MediaMath, that makes this curated marketplace possible for CTV advertising.
The GO ID is the next evolution in understanding and targeting audience segments. But what if a user has five different profiles across the digital ecosystem? That's where identity pairing, which matches first-party data with GO IDs. By working together, Sonobi, MediaMath, and Captify can illuminate the segments brands are looking for with greater success than cookies alone could provide.
Captify's search intelligence platform enables the industry's only real-time intent audiences for CTV. "Extending Captify's technology into CTV with Sonobi and MediaMath has enabled marketers to achieve a new level of performance for their CTV campaigns. Coupled with our robust and proprietary insights packages, we are excited to power this solution for MediaMath's thousands of advertisers," Captify's SVP of Business and Corporate Development Matthew Papa said.
"MediaMath's clients are looking for easier ways to reach high intent audiences through CTV" said Jared Lansky, SVP Partnerships at MediaMath. "By bringing Sonobi and Captify into our Curated Markets offering, we are able to offer a turnkey solution that delivers those audiences in just one click".
Sonobi is an independent, consumer-focused technology company that provides a fair and equitable media marketplace to connect advertisers directly with individuals. Sonobi’s JetStream technology is transforming the business of traditional impression-based advertising to individual-based advertising. By unifying comScore’s top 250 premium media properties and fortune 500 advertisers, Sonobi’s JetStream platform enables publishers and marketers to directly collaborate in order to create and deliver superior addressable communication plans for the people who matter most — consumers. Learn more at: www.sonobi.com
Captify is the leading Search Intelligence Platform for the open web and the largest independent holder of first-party search data outside of google, connecting the real-time searches from over 2 billion devices globally. Its Search Intelligence technology powers omnichannel programmatic advertising and real-time insights for the world’s biggest brands, such as Disney, Unilever, eBay, Mercedes-Benz, Microsoft, Nestlé, GSK, Uber, Mars, P&G, Sony, and Toyota—without reliance on third-party cookies. Captify brings brands more customers, publishers greater yield, and consumers the most relevant digital experiences. Learn more at: www.captifytechnologies.com
MediaMath is the leading technology pioneer on a mission to make advertising better. We deliver outstanding results through powerful ad tech, partnership and a curiosity for what’s next. We help more than 3,500 advertisers solve complex marketing problems so they can deepen their customer relationships across screens and around the world. Learn more at: www.mediamath.com