MediaMath, a leader in programmatic marketing technology, has achieved an industry-first with omnichannel advertising campaigns that purchased out-of-home (OOH) media through a partnership with Place Exchange, a programmatic exchange for OOH and place-based media. We are told that this marks the first time in digital advertising history that OOH ads were purchased programmatically via the exact same campaigns and workflows as online and mobile media and measured with the exact same metrics and reporting—impressions, conversions, response rates, and CPAs—making OOH attributable in the same way as other digital channels.
Through the partnership, MediaMath clients are able to serve high-impact OOH ads programmatically in the physical world in high-traffic locations that reach brands’ target audiences, in contexts that are brand safe by design – free of bot fraud and always viewable.
Karen Chan, Director, Emerging Channels, MediaMath Told us “Omnichannel is about providing advertisers with the ability to express their marketing objectives and leveraging automation and intelligence to achieve those objectives, regardless of the devices, screens, or channels on which their audiences might be found. “\For decades, advertisers have been forced to split channels apart due to technical differences, data disparities, or other factors that stood in the way of a customer-centric approach. That is now finally changing. We can run out of home programmatically and help brands directly reach their audiences where they live, work and play.”
Previously, other programmatic OOH platforms required marketers to treat the channel as a silo, necessitating separate workflows for campaign setup, targeting, and management, as well as different creative requirements. They also failed to deliver to device-level data that could power the same analytics, optimization, and attribution for OOH as for other channels such as online, mobile, and social. Through the unique combination of MediaMath’s TerminalOne platform omnichannel capabilities and Place Exchange’s proprietary data and IP, the two companies have placed out-of-home on truly equal footing with other programmatic channels, unifying workflow, measurement, and attribution for the first time.
These groundbreaking ads ran via Place Exchange’s open auction, which includes expansive OOH inventory across a wide array of outdoor and indoor formats from the top OOH media companies across the US. Through its unique patent-pending integration and proprietary data, Place Exchange can unify campaign and creative workflows, as well as reporting and attribution, for OOH with other programmatic channels within DSP systems.
“Programmatic has historically been confined to the world of personal devices, giving marketers only one small window into their consumers. By contrast, out-of-home enables brands to reach massive audiences with highly engaging, life-size creative experiences in the real world, putting ads in front of consumers that make sense relative to where they are in their journeys between home, work, shopping, and entertainment, where they spend 70 percent of their time,” said Dave Etherington, Chief Commercial Officer of Place Exchange. “With Place Exchange, we can finally seamlessly unify OOH with online, mobile, and other programmatic channels. And with the ability to power standard digital attribution, we see that OOH can drive strong performance at every stage of the funnel, all with 100-percent viewability and no bots, ad blockers, or unsafe content.”
The addition of Place Exchange to TerminalOne broadens MediaMath’s omnichannel capabilities to include online, mobile, audio, native, social, CTV, and OOH. Both MediaMath and Place Exchange believe this landmark step will accelerate the transformation of OOH into a truly programmatic medium, as well as bring the broader industry closer to the promise of omnichannel marketing.
About Media Math
MediaMath helps leading global marketers deliver personalized digital advertising across all connected touchpoints. Over 9,500 marketers in 42 countries use our enterprise software every day to launch, analyze and optimize their digital advertising campaigns across display, native, mobile, video, audio, social, digital out of home and Advanced TV formats. Founded in 2007 as a pioneer in “programmatic” advertising, MediaMath was recognized by Gartner in 2018 as a Leader in the Magic Quadrant for Ad Tech. MediaMath has offices in 16 cities worldwide and is headquartered in New York City. To learn more about how MediaMath helps innovative marketers delight their customers and drive real business outcomes, follow us at @mediamath or visit www.mediamath.com
About Place Exchange
Place Exchange, a unit of Intersection, is the first true programmatic exchange for out-of-home and place-based media. Integrated with leading DSPs, Place Exchange’s patent-pending technology offers agencies and advertisers the opportunity to fully unify buying and measurement of out-of-home media with other digital channels, leveraging the same workflow, creatives, reporting, and attribution as for online and mobile advertising. For out-of-home media sellers, Place Exchange offers the opportunity to monetize the full spectrum of their inventory, from billboards to video screens. Across the entire out-of-home media ecosystem, Place Exchange makes everything Click into Place™. For more information, visit www.placeexchange.com.