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Define It - What Is Programmatic Buying? Andy Cocker, COO/ Co Founder, Infectious Media "Programmatic Buying describes online display advertising that is aggregated, booked, flighted, analyzed and optimized via demand side software interfaces and algorithms.

Define It - What Is Programmatic Buying?

While it includes RTB it also includes non RTB methods and buy types such as Facebook Ads API and the Google Display Network. Programmatic also implies the use of multi sourced data signals to inform targeting and optimization decisions. An increasing share of online display advertising is moving towards programmatic due to its inherent efficiency (both workflow and performance). The majority of inventory available via programmatic is non-guaranteed, auction traded during the ad call although we expect to see more guaranteed reserved 'premium' inventory available in the future. George John, CEO, Rocket Fuel I define programmatic buying as the application of artificial intelligence and big data to: Within programmatic buying, I differentiate between John Nardone, CEO, [x+1] Marketers should set production budgets or pay the consequences.

This post is by Clive Duncan a Senior Consultant at TrinityP3.

Marketers should set production budgets or pay the consequences

As a Director and DOP he has an appreciation for the value of great creative and outstanding production values, while also recognising the importance of delivering value for money solutions to the advertiser. So you are filling out your comms campaign brief to the agency (and TV is your medium of choice). So when you get to the bit in the brief that says how much your production budget is, what do you put in the blank field? This is a point of contention for many marketers, with some feeling it is better to provide the budget and others not. Why set an advertising production budget? When you think of professional services, and especially commercial creative services, negotiating or agreeing the budget upfront is important. Likewise in advertising, it is very important to set a budget as it will indicate to the agency your financial expectations and the agency can apply their creative talents within these parameters.

Media Rebate Follies Continue. The Association of National Advertisers (ANA) conducted a survey among 180 members with regard to the prominence of media rebates within the U.S. media market.

Media Rebate Follies Continue

Of note, both the ANA and those members surveyed expressed concern about the existence and appropriateness of this practice. By way of background, media rebates or volume over-rides have been in use within the European advertising market for several years. In essence, media properties offer advertising agency holding companies a financial incentive tied to their overall purchases of space and or time. Publications WFA: End Secrecy Surrounding Agency Media Rebates 03/22.

A new survey by The World Federation of Advertisers indicates that media rebates -- payments to media agencies in return for spending client money with media owners -- are provided most often for digital transactions, followed by print, TV and outdoor.

Publications WFA: End Secrecy Surrounding Agency Media Rebates 03/22

The survey polled 32 multinational advertisers with a collective $35 billion in annual ad spending. The survey identifies Asia-Pacific as the region where there is a significant lack of transparency in how the rebate process is conducted and a greater likelihood that agencies will not properly credit their clients with the savings. The issue of media rebates has always been a sensitive subject in the industry. Publications Wanted Dead and Alive: Schrodinger's Rebate 03/13/2014.

Are there rebates in the giant U.S. media market?

Publications Wanted Dead and Alive: Schrodinger's Rebate 03/13/2014

Depending on who you ask, you will likely receive one of two firm responses; "absolutely! " or contritely, "absolutely not! " Media buying: a flawed system? Forget Don Draper.

Media buying: a flawed system?

Today the real power in advertising is with those who control the money. Call them the media buyers - and they control billions, buying and selling advertising space for clients. A total of £43bn a year washes through the books of the world's largest advertising firm, WPP. That's bigger than the GDP of a small country such as Ecuador. So much money creates so many opportunities. "Media agencies are the ATM of the big advertising companies, they throw off a lot of cash," says industry veteran Nick Manning, whose firm Ebiquity advises advertisers on procurement. Dummy companies Now, though, regulators are threatening to lift the lid. Ad space is traded in similar ways for TV, newspapers and billboards. Today, 10 buyers now account for 80% of money spent on British television, and the activity is concentrated in six major holding groups: France's Havas and Publicis, the US's Omnicom and Interpublic Group, and the UK's Aegis and WPP.

Luckily, other discounts are available. Global News. Significant proportion returned to advertisers as free spaceSome advertisers reduce agency fees to compensateAdvertisers don't believe all rebates are returned.

Global News

The Great Rebate Debate: Are Media Buyers Getting Cash Back? Media trading: the ins and outs. Media trading: the ins and outs 05 October 2010 Clients are increasingly demanding more transparency, but the ongoing problem is that people still hush up the topic.

Media trading: the ins and outs

M&M’s Transparency Perceptions Index is the first step designed to counter that, supporting the view of “buyer beware” with an awareness of which are the more difficult markets in which to do business, and why. The general rules “As a general rule, transparency is split by the Anglo-Saxon world, which is relatively clean and southern Europe, where there are lots of rebates,” says one auditor. “The same applies to MENA, China and LatAm, where there are generally powerful media owner interests,” he says. Emerging markets can be tricky to judge. Established markets are more likely to have legislation.