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Published February 2018

In an industry moving increasingly towards automation and efficiency, traditional reservations (the one-to-one selling and management of direct media buys) represented $26B in global display and video spend in 2017.1 While media buyers and sellers may still prefer to negotiate their premium reservations directly, new research from The Boston Consulting Group (BCG) suggests that using Programmatic Guaranteed for the setup and management of direct media buys can save both parties significant time and add value. The report concluded that publishers and agencies/advertisers save 57% and 29% more time, respectively, when using Programmatic Guaranteed deals versus traditional reservations; while still maintaining the same level of control over their campaigns. 

BCG’s report, “A Guaranteed Opportunity in Programmatic Advertising," investigates the end-to-end direct deal workflows of over 40 advertisers, agencies, and publishers across 12 countries running both Programmatic Guaranteed and traditional reservation deals. The primary objective of the research is to quantify the operational efficiency of each buying methodology. It also explores the performance lift advertisers can gain from Programmatic Guaranteed’s advanced features, like Audience List Guarantees, Custom Creatives, and Frequency Management.

Download the full report find out how Programmatic Guaranteed can save you time, and also learn:

  • The expected growth of programmatic reservations over the next 3 years
  • The (8) areas where Programmatic Guaranteed improves operational workflows for buyers and sellers
  • The (4) levers you can pull to make the most of your Programmatic Guaranteed deals

1 Magna Global, “Programmatic 2017,” September 2017.
2 The Boston Consulting Group, “A Guaranteed Opportunity in Programmatic Advertising, February 2018. 

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