August 19, 2019 by Maciej Zawadziński , Michael Sweeney

In a scene from the 1982 film Blade Runner, a flying car is seen travelling through Los Angeles in the year 2019. To its right is a large digital advertisement on the side of a building displaying the words “Enjoy Coca-Cola”.

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April 13, 2018 by

The online advertising industry is populated by an array of media-buying methods, making it increasingly difficult to comprehend, even for the most seasoned marketers. While terms like programmatic direct, real-time bidding (RTB), and private marketplace (PMP) all fall under the programmatic umbrella, it is worth remembering that they are quite different concepts.

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Understanding RTB, Programmatic Direct and Private Marketplace

November 14, 2017 by

If you have ever bought anything on eBay, you are probably no stranger to the concept of second-price auctions, the bidding process in which the winner pays the price offered by the second-highest bidder, rather than their own.

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How Do First-Price and Second-Price Auctions Work in Online Advertising?

January 17, 2017 by

Why should you care about OpenRTB – the open-source protocol developed in conjunction with a consortium of demand- and supply-side platforms and adopted by the IAB?

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How An OpenRTB Integration Makes AdTech Platforms More Valuable

April 7, 2016 by

Advertising technology seems to have a language all its own. Pay-per-click, demand-side platform (DSP), ad exchange — the list goes on and on.

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Real-Time Bidding (RTB) & Programmatic: </br>One and the Same?

November 30, 2015 by

Digital ad-spending from real-time bidding (RTB) is set to reach $7.4 billion and account for 28% of total digital ad-spending in 2016, according to eMarketer.com.

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August 12, 2015 by

Programmatic is more than just a buzzword – it’s the future of online media buying and selling. It’s an exciting and ever-evolving industry comprising of a number of intermediaries and technology platforms. And ever since its introduction to the online display advertising ecosystem, programmatic has gone from strength to strength. Figures from a recent study […]

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The RTB & Programmatic Landscape: The 12 Most Important Areas and Their Challenges & Opportunities

January 23, 2015 by

Let’s imagine you open your web browser and enter a URL to access a website. The page loads, and you see a display ad on the right-hand side advertising a hotel you recently researched for your upcoming holiday.

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How Does Real-Time Bidding (RTB) Work?

January 8, 2015 by

There was a time, believe or not, when commercial advertising was banned on the Internet. It can be hard to imagine an online world without spam, pop-up ads, or banner ads, but whether you absolutely detest digital ads or appreciate that they help keep a lot of content free and readily available, there is no […]

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How Real-Time Bidding (RTB) Changed Online Display Advertising