Building upon an existing integration relationship with Sharethrough and TripleLift from 2016, LA AdTech Partner Company, The Trade Desk looks to expand their native video offerings to allow in-feed native video placements to be purchased programmatically.
This expansion will allow media buyers access to The Trade Desk’s self-serve demand tools to purchase in-feed native video placements at scale across thousands of sites and apps. These native placement allows advertisers to deliver immersive brand messaging through in-feed and in-article ad units.
The Trade Desk’s platform allows media buyers to manage data-driven digital advertising campaigns across various advertising formats, including display, video, audio and social, on a multitude of devices, including computers, mobile devices, and connected TV.
In 2016, Sharethrough reported $140 million in gross native ad spend through its platform, with more than a third of that spend coming from native video and native video impressions. In-feed native video is expected to exceed $20 billion in spend in 2017, according to Business Insider Intelligence. Native video has been shown to offer a positive audience experience and return significant increases in brand lift, favorability and ad recall with just a few seconds of exposure, according to industry research.
Recent research found that 90% of U.S. marketers and agencies have adopted or are beginning to adopt native advertising. Additionally, eMarketer projects U.S. video ad spend to reach $14.77 billion by 2019.
The Trade Desk is also integrating with Ligatus to offer additional native display inventory at a global scale. Ligatus’ network consist of over 1,400 high-quality publishers in Europe that offer a brand-safe environment.