Top 6 Ad Tech Predictions for 2019

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Hey Guys & Gals!!

Are you ready to kick start the New Year at the fullest? Here are Bucksense’s top 6 predictions for 2019.

1. Unobtrusive Advertising Experiences 

Bucksense noticed that advertisers are now looking for ad formats and marketing strategies that provide a more personalized feel for customers. They seem to be more focused on protecting brands by taking more control over the placement of their ads and delivering a relevant and quality experience for their customers.

Advertisers will opt for focusing more on harnessing their data to provide meaningful insights that can help them blow past their ad campaign goals. Besides, they will start benefiting from creating detailed audiences, derived from real customer interactions and interests, and focusing on speaking to these audiences directly.

From now on advertisers will expect to benefit from ad formats that let customers navigate through different products and focus on what is really relevant to them. The end result will be a better user experience which will lead to increased CTR, LTV, and ROI for our advertisers.

2. Smart TV and Connected Devices

Programmatic ads will gain more control over the inventory that today is sold via traditional channels. We definitely need to unlock the great potential of Smart TV and Connected Devices that will lead to plenty of innovative formats. TV, radio, podcasts and voice controlled devices are the next frontier of programmatic advertising.

3. User  Data Privacy

What data type advertisers are collecting, how they are using it, and how safe and protected this information is seem to frighten users. To ensure we can all get a level playing field and do things in a consistent and compliant way, it is the responsibility of everyone in the digital advertising ecosystem to reassure customers that we take data privacy extremely seriously and its purpose for us as DSPs, SSPs, ad networks, and advertisers is to provide more tailored, personalized, and relevant advertising experiences for our customers.

4. Advertisers’ Right to Take Full Control Over Its Own Data

In 2019 advertisers will start demanding more ownership of their own data when running campaigns. 

Keeping this data to themselves is of paramount importance to become a digital-first brand. Due to the volumes of data involved, there are numerous third parties embedded in the process of data collation, aggregation, and syndication. These are effectively ‘middlemen’ who attach their tags to the advertisements and related content, then provide the segmented data they gather to the brands running the campaign.

5. In-house Advertising 

‘In-house’ will be the next frontier of exploration. We assume that several key players in the ad tech industry will take their ads activities in-house. In addition to the already clear path of advertisers taking their media buying internally with their team, we also expect to see more publishers to get the power to sell their own inventory directly.

6. New Types of  Fraud

In 2019 we expect to see new types of fraud taking place.  We believe that a huge untapped section of these practices is hidden inside Video ads. High CPMs of these media allow frauds to generate bigger profits with fewer impressions, and so be under the radar. Ads.txt were meant to put a stop to fraud and so prevent unauthorized inventory sales. However, the dark side of the ad tech industry has already found workarounds, as SSPs and DSPs have not 100% embraced this standard.

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The Interactive Frontier of Digital Video Advertising

 

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Digital video advertising revenue is moving at a rapid pace. According to IAB, nearly 60% of marketer’s digital advertising budgets are allocated to digital video, up 61% year over year and accounting for $4.2 billion of video ad spend.

Besides, it was revealed that video advertising revenue hit $7 billion in the first half of 2018, up 35% from the first half of 2017. The money being poured into programmatic video is expected to grow by 40%, reaching an unprecedented $9 billion for the channel.

Running Video Campaigns on Bucksense 

Bucksense prides itself for being always at the forefront of innovation. We are connected to several major ad exchanges (Mopub, Millenial, Telaria, Pulsepoint, Bidswitch, Smaato, Spotxchange, etc.), and allow you to place your video ads on multiple channels, such as smartphone, desktop, tablet, feature phone, smart TV.

Bucksense in-banner and in-stream videos expand the creative capabilities of standard banners to help marketers blow past their branding goals and performance KPIs.

Here are some thought-provoking data:

Types of Video Formats

At Bucksense, you can engage your audience by running both Out-Stream (In-Banner) and In-Stream (Pre, mid & post roll) video ads directly from the Bucksense console.

  • In-banner video ads are a form of out-stream. They are banners with videos embedded in them and are available on a wide range of placements.
  • In-stream video ads are within the video player itself and are injected into the stream that is being sent to the user’s video player. They can run before (pre-roll), during (mid-roll) or after (post-roll) a video.
  • Rewarded video ads are unskippable, short video ads which give users rewards (in-app currency, premium content, gifts, game coins, etc) upon video completion. They are very effective at giving advertisers higher visibility levels, without being intrusive or damaging the user experience.

Video ad format can be identified as the point of growth for advertisers, publishers and mobile marketers. Storytelling capabilities and dynamic elements of this format allow for a more compelling ad experience that leads to higher engagement rates.

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Willing to set up a video campaign and blow past your programmatic goals? So sign up today!

 

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Our 2018 Wrapped

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2019 is finally here! ✨

We want to extend a massive thank you to all our friends and customers for your part in this mind-blowing year. May the New Year bring fresh hopes and bright beginnings!

2018 brought many drastic changes to the digital ecosystem. Here are a few highlights of our special year. 

Responsive Ad Formats

Bucksense’s advertisers have seen their customer interaction rates soar with Responsive Ads as users navigate throughout the ad, selecting the information that matters most to them and essentially creating their own unique user stories.

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Connected TV

Bucksense enables advertisers to elegantly communicate with their targeted audiences on multiple Connected TV channels.
Users can be reached on all popular devices, including Google Chromecast, Amazon Fire TV Stick, Sony Play Station etc.
Bucksense is connected to the main digital platforms such as FilmRise, SlingTV, Chive TV, XUMO, Discovery GO, FOX Sports, Popcornflix and many others!

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Measuring Digital Success Beyond the Click

Instead of simple retargeting campaigns that can frustrate customers and tarnish brands, Bucksense predicts that advertisers will start focusing more on harnessing their data to provide meaningful insights that can help them achieve their campaign goals.

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Fresh from Bucksense: New Features and UI Design

Over the year, the Bucksense team has worked hard behind the scenes to provide you with a sensational customer experience. First-rate features and a fresh console training video were rolled out to improve and update the Bucksense console, and so help you get the most out of advertising campaign.

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GDPR

The General Data Protection Regulation represents a big step forward in protecting the fundamental right to privacy for every EU resident. Bucksense cares about our users’s privacy and is committed to disclosing our data practices.

 GDPR Compliant

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Let’s Go Native!

 

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Owing to the massive growth of advertising on social networks and mobile devices, Native Advertising now accounts for more than half of all digital display spending by US marketers.  eMarketer projects that in 2018 $32.90 billion will be allocated to native digital display ads, up 31.0% over 2017. That means 58.3% of US digital display spending will be for native placements.

Bucksense’s Native Ads

Native Ads go further than traditional media units providing an in-content experience that generates better user engagement.

Bucksense is connected to the major sources of native traffic and our formats integrate seamlessly into the content of apps and sites. We offer a wide variety of Native Ads Layouts to effectively engage your audience (content stream ads, chat list ads, content wall ads, news feed ads, app wall ads).

Besides, the Bucksense console allows you to run Native Video Ads. In case of Native Video Ad campaign, the reports will provide you with additional information concerning the video display (e.g. how many users viewed it completely; how many users paused it; how many users muted it, etc.).

Benefits

Actions speak louder than words! There are several benefits that are strictly connected to Bucksense’s Native Ad Formats:

  • Better customer experience: Bucksense’s Native Ads blend in with the look and feel of its media placement and so are less disruptive and more appealing to users. The right native ad for you is the one which best suits your brand messaging and will catch your user interest in a natural way
  • Transparency: all of Bucksense’s standard fraud and brand safety features have been extended to native ads as well
  • Bulk upload: Bulk Upload feature allows you to upload a zip file of images and/or a spreadsheet of tags and automatically create Creative Assets and corresponding Creatives from each valid file in the zip files or tag in a spreadsheet.
  • Ad Preview: ad preview will show examples of how your ad assets could be displayed for each type of Native format: Main Image Preview (Content stream, Content wall, App wall, News feed and Chat list) and Video preview.
  • Creative attributes: Creative Attributes allow you to add specific targeting details to individual creatives. This flexibility allows you to overwrite the general targeting details set at the campaign/offer level.

Setting up Native Ads with Bucksense is a piece of cake! Thanks to our user-friendly platform, you just need to upload a logo and a main image, then choose a title, a description and a call to action.  

For more information, take a peek at our wikipage.  

Willing to set up a native campaign and blow past your programmatic goals? So sign up today!

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Turbocharge Your Ad Campaigns with Geo-Targeting

 

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Need to enhance your campaign’s performance, and so deliver way more personalized ads to users? Geo-Targeting is the solution!

Thanks to Geo-Targeting, we are able to acquire an in-depth understanding of consumer intent to purchase and act. This technique allows you to display different ad formats, so you can deploy diversified techniques to build a connection with your audience.

How does Geo-Targeting work? 

Geo-Targeting is an excellent tool to give brands the chance to target audiences across multiple devices and touchpoints, by linking a mobile device that Geo location data identified to the digital persona of other devices (e.g. desktop, smartphone, tablet, or connected TV). This is done by mapping the Advertiser ID to other devices using a device graph.

The last piece of the puzzle is attribution, which gives you the power to prove a campaign has influenced or changed the customer behaviour. Combining location insights with complementary data points demonstrates both intention and actual behaviours as consumers move between real world businesses.

Benefits of using Geo-Targeting 

There are several advantages in using Geo-Targeting:

  • By customizing ads to users based on their location, you are much more likely to show them something relevant and therefore much less likely to be blocked or ignored.
  • Since location data is served in real time, there is an opportunity for brands to target people at certain times.
  • A better ad targeting saves you time and money by not serving your ads to users who literally could not care less about it.

Running geo-targeted campaigns in Bucksense is a piece of cake: all you need to do is creating Geo Lists and associate them to your campaigns. Moreover, Geo Lists allow you to blacklist all Geo locations that are not relevant to your audience.

What are the misconceptions?

Although Geo-Targeting is getting popular among advertisers, there are still a few misconceptions revolving around it.

Fraudulent activity is not the only cause of inaccurate location data: it can depend on technical limitations or errors in the app Software Development Kit. In addition to it, some publishers and SSPs shorten lat/longs making them useless for accurate geolocation services. Lastly, the way the app is sourcing location data might be a possible cause.

As apps evolve by looking to increase inventory yield by adding location data to their inventory, it is getting harder and harder to identify new causes/types of inaccurate location data.

If you are curious to know how to run geo targeted campaigns in Bucksense, please take a look at our wikipage.

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Sit Back, Relax and Enjoy Our Console Training Video

 

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Hunger for a new Console Training Video? 📹 Here it is!

The Bucksense team has been working harder than ever to turbo charge your customer experience, so that you are always at the forefront of this ever changing programmatic world of ours!

We perfectly know how it feels to be in your shoes: no time for a phone training, plenty of questions popping up in your mind and an urgent need to set up your first campaign. So let’s save time! This tutorial will give you a quick training of all the steps you need to follow to start your first campaign, before diving deeper into it thanks to our howto page.

As you know, creating a campaign on Bucksense’s ad platform is a piece of cake. Besides, we are connected to several major ad exchanges for mobile and desktop, with hyper-targeting features that enable you to reach the right audience for your campaign! The best part? We are free of minimums and commitments!

Willing to turn pro in programmatic advertising? So sit back 💺, relax 😎 and enjoy our console training video ⤵️

https://howto.bucksense.com/bucksense-console-training/

 

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Bucksense at Madrid Mobile Summit 2018

 

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Hey fellows!

November is just around the corner, and we already soaking up the spooky Halloween atmosphere.  

Surrounded by gloomy pumpkins, we are counting down the days to meet you at Madrid Mobile Summit 2018, the ultimate event for everyone in the apps/games/ad tech ecosystem. It will be so oh-good to be home!

The Bucksense team is dying to see you there and discuss about the great potential of Geo targeting. If you need to ensure that your ad campaigns reach the right audience in the right place or the right moment, Geo targeting gives you more control over who gets to see your ads.  

Running geo-targeted campaigns in Bucksense is a piece of cake: all you need to do is creating Geo Lists and associate them to your campaigns. Moreover, Geo Lists allow you to blacklist all Geo locations that are not relevant to your audience.

Although Geo targeting is getting popular among advertisers, there are still a few misconceptions revolving around it. What about dispelling all these doubts together? So let’s meet on November 13th at MEEU in Madrid.

Send us an email at info@bucksense.com,  and we will connect you to a member of our team. 

🎃 Oh, we almost forgot … Happy Halloween y’all!! 🎃 

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Bucksense Returns from DMEXCO 2018

 

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The curtain falls on DMEXCO 2018!

We had a whale of time in Cologne, meeting our clients and dearest partners, and sharing our vision on the ad tech world. The motto this year was Take C.A.R.E. standing for CuriosityActionResponsibility and Experience. The aim was to arouse curiosity, raise awareness for change and appeal for industry responsibility given the current consumer uncertainty.

We had truly appreciated the key themes revolving around DMEXCO 2018: voice tech, GDPR and machine learning dominated the German event this year.

DMEXCO, which gathers more than 40,000 people every year, represents the meeting point for brands, marketers and agencies, as well as digital businesses and tech pioneers, who intend to keep on struggling to help the industry build new technological standards, insisting upon shared goals and bringing their technology to turn the digital marketing into a transparent world addressed to protect the consumers’ privacy.

However, it did feel different this year: forget about the ‘melting pot’ which usually characterizes the Europe’s biggest annual digital marketing conference, DMEXCO 2018 was more local than ever.

Another peculiarity was the distinct lack of brands and agencies. As ISBA’s director of media, Steve Chester, said, DMEXCO has not been seen as being directly relevant to brands in the past. However, as relationships with ad tech businesses keep on evolving, brands will seek to create direct relationship with ad tech suppliers, with the purpose to gain more transparency and control of their media supply chain.

And that’s all, dear marketers! We want to extend a massive thank you to all who stopped by to personally meet with us!

We are dying to see you next year at DMEXCO!

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Bucksense Update: Get to Know the Latest Version of our Platform

 

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Craving for something new? Here it is!

Several new features have been just rolled out to improve and update the Bucksense console:

NEW OFFER SETTINGS

A way more dynamic offer section has just landed in our console! Bucksense allows marketers to set up and track mobile and desktop campaigns. Defining the type of offer (web, mobile web or web responsive) not only helps you to classify it, but also determines the specific campaign settings that are directly tied to the offer type you have chosen.

Thanks to the brand-new settings, you are allowed to check all the Campaigns connected to it, and quickly edit your preferences.

And that’s not all! Take control over your offers by setting a cap (daily or total) for Impressions, Clicks and Budget, and by specifying the Time Zone, start date and end date.

Willing to make use of the new offer settings like a pro? So take a look at our wikipage.

NEW REAL TIME REPORTS MENU AND FEATURES

Real Time Reports Menu has a fresh new look, and it has been split up into 4 different categories: Analyze Campaigns, User Insight, Inventory Insight and Scale and Optimize.  Each of them will provide you with extremely useful data, which will help you to optimize your campaigns basing on the best performing variables and channels.

Want to get a more in-depth explanation? So take a look here

What’s new in the report does not end there!

You will now able to edit the Offer and Campaign settings directly from the report. All you have to do is select “Offer” or “Campaign” as type of report, and you will get a detailed overview which displays the settings you have previously entered.

For more information, read here

Helping you to blow past your programmatic goals is all that matters!

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DMEXCO 2018 Is Calling! Let’s Have a Blast Together!

 

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DMEXCO is right under our noses!

On 12-13 September, the coolest programmatic team will land in Cologne to take part in DMEXCO 2018, the cherry on top of all the European digital marketing events.

The engine of the digital economy is the technology used to deliver finished digital services to businesses and consumers. Connected devices, broadband infrastructure, cloud software, internet-based services, the societal benefits that this technology delivers are endless. Unfortunately, it is nearly impossible that anyone involved in the making or consumption of marketing is totally happy with it.

However, Bucksense intends to keep on struggling to help the industry build new technological standards, insisting upon shared goals and bringing our technology  to turn the digital marketing into a transparent world addressed to protect the consumers’ privacy.

Let’s meet and make it possible!

Send us an email at info@bucksense.com,  and we will connect you to a member of our team.

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