The Drum: Publisher-led platform Concert will let advertisers buy programmatically

Concert, the publisher-led marketplace offering advertising from media brands like Vox Media and NBCUniversal, will now be available to advertisers programmatically. The new programmatic offering is available via a partnership with global ad marketplace Index Exchange. Concert’s programmatic offering will allow advertisers to layer on their own data and audience insights and program advertising with more control across Concert’s ...continue reading

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Campaign: The Trade Desk signs deal to scan every ad impression pre-purchase

As part of this initiative, White Ops and The Trade Desk will co-locate servers and data centers in North America, Europe and Asia, to scan every biddable ad impression in real-time. This practice is common with high-frequency trading in the financial markets where every millisecond counts. When a non-human impression, known as Sophisticated Invalid Traffic within the advertising industry, is identified ...continue reading

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Ad Age: Trade Desk Responds to P&G’s Pritchard’s Call to Action, Takes Shot at Google

Seven months ago, Procter & Gamble Chief Brand Officer Marc Pritchard–arguably the world’s most influential marketer–pronounced that “the days of giving digital a pass are over. It’s time to grow up. It’s time for action,” during a talk at the Interactive Advertising Bureau’s Annual Leadership Summit in Florida. Today, it appears Pritchard’s call to arms is coming to fruition. ...continue reading

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