THE FUTURE OF

PROGRAMMATIC

WHAT IS PROGRAMMATIC?

Programmatic is an algorithmic real time ad buying and selling process, where software automates purchasing, optimization and placement of media inventory by using a bidding-based system. Modern evolutions in this technology include the use of omnichannel platforms with AI technology and data integration that offers greater tracking clarity, with deeper predictability and stronger consumer insights.

WHY SHOULD MARKETERS CARE?

By leveraging the future of programmatic technology, marketers can build more targeted ads for consumers that are a stronger match to the content being delivered. Programmatic systems, such as blockchain verification of legitimate traffic, and advanced AI data technology, allows for advertisement opportunities to become advanced in their ability to deliver the right messages and offers, to the right audiences, at the best time for each consumer, all while offering unprecedented media buying transparency.

HOW CAN IT HELP YOUR BUSINESS?

Staying current on the future of programmatic positions businesses to leverage the new transparency and efficiency of advanced data integration and AI technology to target and reach consumers. Advances in the programmatic space give marketers greater control and more information over their ad spending.

 

They can also focus more on the creative aspects of advertising, as AI technology takes care of the data and systems integration. As programmatic’s reach extends beyond the digital ecosystem into more traditional channels such as TV and Out-of-Home (OOH), marketers can go even further with data-driven, personalized advertising.

A Personalized Future, with Mike Barclay of MoEngage

Personalization in marketing is nothing new; since the dawn of the internet, brands have been able to customize messaging to specific groups or even individuals. However, we haven’t always used this engagement superpower for good. Many brands have been guilty of getting a little too personal and creeping out their customers in the process. But today’s guest says there’s a bright future for personalization as a cornerstone to modern marketing. Mike Barclay of MoEngage joined the pod to discuss the highs and lows of personalization, and what brands born before the dawn of the internet can do to get in on the personalization game.

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QR Codes: Are they Back for Real This Time?

QR Codes are an extension of the barcode, and were first introduced as a way for manufacturers to scan larger amounts of data quickly. By 2011, retailers and tradeshows were able to take advantage of smartphone technology to utilize QR codes in their inventories, badging, and check-ins — and slowly there emerged consumer usage in the form of online offers.
The process, however, was clunky and involved third-party app software to get QR Codes to work. Fast forward to 2020, when the COVID-19 pandemic raged, and the need for contactless interaction became paramount. It was during this time that QR Code technology could now exist on everything from packaging to OOH signage, and with a simple hover of a smartphone’s camera send consumers to microsites, check-in pages, and offers.
This has allowed marketers to take advantage of QR Codes in ways previously unthought of; however, like most technologies, there are privacy and safety issues to be aware of — and the current speed and ease of QR Code usage means large untapped potential for marketers in the future as well. Read on to see how marketers are using them and addressing issues with QR Codes.

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THE FUTURE OF

PROGRAMMATIC

WHAT IS PROGRAMMATIC?

Programmatic is an algorithmic real time ad buying and selling process, where software automates purchasing, optimization and placement of media inventory by using a bidding-based system. Modern evolutions in this technology include the use of omnichannel platforms with AI technology and data integration that offers greater tracking clarity, with deeper predictability and stronger consumer insights.

WHY SHOULD MARKETERS CARE?

By leveraging the future of programmatic technology, marketers can build more targeted ads for consumers that are a stronger match to the content being delivered. Programmatic systems, such as blockchain verification of legitimate traffic, and advanced AI data technology, allows for advertisement opportunities to become advanced in their ability to deliver the right messages and offers, to the right audiences, at the best time for each consumer, all while offering unprecedented media buying transparency.

HOW CAN IT HELP YOUR BUSINESS?

Staying current on the future of programmatic positions businesses to leverage the new transparency and efficiency of advanced data integration and AI technology to target and reach consumers. Advances in the programmatic space give marketers greater control and more information over their ad spending.

 

They can also focus more on the creative aspects of advertising, as AI technology takes care of the data and systems integration. As programmatic’s reach extends beyond the digital ecosystem into more traditional channels such as TV and Out-of-Home (OOH), marketers can go even further with data-driven, personalized advertising.

“It’s a challenging marketplace, and there’s so much data coming at [marketers] that they don’t know what to do sometimes, so you do what you’ve always done—rely on traditional KPIs like click-through rates or cost per thousand impressions. What I think is exciting is that there are marketers who are saying, ‘We have to do better than that.’ The promise of digital marketing has always been for a more engaging, personalized communication with a customer or prospect, and we’ve got to deliver on that.”

Matt Sweeney

CEO

Xaxis

Key Stats

ANA Marketing Futures and eMarketer have come together to deliver key stats and forecasts on the trends that will shape the industry for years to come.

Related Content

Want to take a deeper dive into the future of programmatic? ANA Members have access to brand stories, case studies, and expert webinars you won't find anywhere else. 

The Programmatic Promise

ANA/MiQ. September 2020

 In this whitepaper, brands and agencies from around the world were asked about their programmatic strategies: what they’re getting right, what they’re struggling with, and what support they needed to get closer to the ideal future state of programmatic omnichannel.

Fixing the Leaky Bucket: How to Optimize Value from Programmatic Buying

ANA/Ebiquity. May 2020

The programmatic digital media supply chain is incredibly – and often unnecessarily – complex. In certain areas, it has become this way almost by design. It's no wonder that many marketers struggle to understand how it works. This report from Ebiquity provides some clarity.

Uncovering the Inefficiencies with Programmatic Buying

ANA. September 2019

Software company SAP discussed how it investigated the unsatisfactory performance of its programmatic media buys and the findings and solutions that resulted in positive change.

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Programmatic is an algorithmic real time ad buying and selling process, where software automates purchasing, optimization and placement of media inventory by using a bidding-based system. By leveraging the future of programmatic technology, marketers can build more targeted ads for consumers that are a stronger match to the content being delivered.
 
ANA Marketing Futures spoke to marketers and experts across industries to get their perspective on where programmatic technology was headed, and created a guide to help brands leverage developing technology to deliver more relevant, engaging advertising to consumers.

Matt Sweeney

CEO

Xaxis

“It’s a challenging marketplace, and there’s so much data coming at [marketers] that they don’t know what to do sometimes, so you do what you’ve always done—rely on
traditional KPIs like click-through rates or cost per thousand impressions. What I think is exciting is that there are marketers who are saying, ‘We have to do better than that.’
The promise of digital marketing has always been for a more engaging, personalized communication with a customer or prospect, and we’ve got to deliver on that.”

Key Stats

ANA Marketing Futures and eMarketer have come together to deliver key stats and forecasts on the trends that will shape the industry for years to come.

Related Content

Want to take a deeper dive into the future of programmatic? ANA Members have access to brand stories, case studies, and expert webinars you won't find anywhere else. 

The Programmatic Promise

ANA/MiQ. September 2020

In this whitepaper, brands and agencies from around the world were asked about their programmatic strategies: what they’re getting right, what they’re struggling with, and what support they needed to get closer to the ideal future state of programmatic omnichannel.

Uncovering the Inefficiencies with Programmatic Buying

ANA. September 2019

Software company SAP discussed how it investigated the unsatisfactory performance of its programmatic media buys and the findings and solutions that resulted.

Fixing the Leaky Bucket: How to Optimize Value from Programmatic Buying

ANA/Ebiquity. May 2020

The programmatic digital media supply chain is incredibly – and often unnecessarily – complex. In certain areas, it has become this way almost by design. It's no wonder that many marketers struggle to understand how it works. This report from Ebiquity provides some clarity. 

Download Now!

Programmatic is an algorithmic real time ad buying and selling process, where software automates purchasing, optimization and placement of media inventory by using a bidding-based system. By leveraging the future of programmatic technology, marketers can build more targeted ads for consumers that are a stronger match to the content being delivered.
 
ANA Marketing Futures spoke to marketers and experts across industries to get their perspective on where programmatic technology was headed, and created a guide to help brands leverage developing technology to deliver more relevant, engaging advertising to consumers.

About ANA Marketing Futures

Knowing that marketers are increasingly challenged in their efforts to keep up with the latest trends and technologies, the Association of National Advertisers (ANA) tasked itself with creating a program designed to help marketers anticipate—and prepare for—the future of marketing.

 

ANA Marketing Futures is what emerged. With a focus on innovative topics and emerging trends, ANA Marketing Futures provides resources that will influence and inform via member cases, research studies, and insight from industry innovators. Check back often to learn about emerging trends and become inspired to take steps toward the growth of your business.

 

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