Criteo’s Grabowski Sees Head Of Steam Behind Header Bidding

Header bidding, the technology tactic through which publishers can entertain multiple bids for ad inventory simultaneously in order to maximize the chance of higher bid prices, has grown in momentum over the last couple of years. But Criteo didn’t anticipate this kind of demand. When the ad-tech company launched Criteo Direct Bidder, one of its header […]

How Header Bidding Has Gone Hybrid: Intermarkets’ Requidan

For such a young concept, header bidding, the technology which now allows publishers to entertain bids from multiple demand sources simultaneously to achieve higher yield, seems to already have enjoyed a long and fulsome life. From beginning as a technology which required execution on the client side, now there are also many server-to-server header executions. […]

Header Bidding Will Go Hybrid & In-App In 2018: PubMatic’s Khatri

The technology which allows publishers to entertain ad bids from multiple demand sources simultaneously has made in-roads to facilitating a healthy chunk of display ad sales in the last couple of years. So what is next on the radar for header bidding? The tech begun by deploying on the client side and for display ads […]

Header Bidding Is At A ‘Tipping Point’: PubMatic’s Pichardo

It has only been around for about two years – but, already, header bidding, the technology which allows publishers to entertain bids from multiple ad buying sources simultaneously to achieve higher yield, is changing fast. Quickly cornering segments of the display market, now header bidding is ready to thread its way in to richer ad […]

Header Bidding Changes Everything: Rubicon’s Kershaw

Tom Kershaw is deadly serious about header bidding. Last year, his company felt the pain of the new technology, which allows publishers to entertain multiple simultaneous ad bids for higher yield. Rubicon conceded it had been slow to roll out – an admission that sent its stock tumbling, forcing it to make wide-ranging lay-offs and prompting it […]

For Video, Header Bidding Needs A Hybrid Approach: Cedato’s Doron

Header bidding, the ad-tech practice through which publishers are now able to entertain multiple ad bids simultaneously rather than in a waterfall sequence, has apparently worked wonders for display ad sales. But, for video, the situation looks altogether more challenging. For one, the VAST and VPAID tags on which client-side video depend impose time-out limits […]

Header Bidding Coming to Video, But in Time. AppNexus’ Van Kirk explains

In the last couple of years, header bidding, the ad-tech practice through which publishers are now able to entertain multiple ad bids simultaneously rather than in a waterfall sequence, has tantalised buyers and seller alike. But, whilst the technology is now getting more widely deployed on display ads, arrival in video ads will take some time. […]

The Double-Edged Sword Of Header Bidding, explains The Trade Desk’s Stempeck

In the last year and a half, yet another new tech terminology has popped up in digital advertising, as platforms try to fix and enhance some of the wonkier off-shoots that programmatic has wrought. In “header bidding”, rather than publishers entertain bids from multiple bidding sources in a “waterfall” sequence, they can see them all […]

FreeWheel’s Brunet Discusses The Programmatic Guaranteed Future, Unified Header Bidding

Premium video provider FreeWheel believes that guaranteed, programmatic transactions on a one-to-one basis between publishers and buyers represent the future of both video and linear television. The programmatic guaranteed world is the “next generation of programmatic transactions for premium publishers because this guarantees a safe transaction for both the seller and the buyer and it […]

Publishers Should Test Server-Side Header Bidding: Weather’s Hlavacek

HOLLYWOOD — Publishers have eagerly embraced a technology which allows them to call on multiple ad buyer demand sources simultaneously to achieve higher bids – now they must carefully scrutinize the next iteration of the tech. That is according to a man who is surely the only executive out there with the title “VP of global automated monetization”. “Almost […]

Header Bidding Moves To Server In AppNexus, Index Exchange Partnership

HOLLYWOOD BEACH, FL  — An expanded partnership between programmatic ad-tech firm AppNexus and exchange Index Exchange is one of the moves already changing the nature of ad trading’s so-called “header bidding” technique. The pair announced they have worked to produce tight technical integrations for server-to-server header bidding. “Header bidding” is a technique that has only recently grown up, in which […]

‘Header Bidding 2.0’ Will Help RTB Kill IO: Rubicon’s Mulcahy

Just when you wrapped your head around “programmatic”, a new variant of the data-driven advertising technology is creeping on to the scene. In so-called “header bidding“, publishers offer inventory to multiple ad exchanges before alerting their ad servers, intending to garner multiple bids on the same inventory and so make higher prices. And, no sooner […]

Header Bidding ‘Correcting’ Programmatic Marketplace: Washington Post’s Tollestrup

WASHINGTON, D.C.-The Washington Post has gone to great lengths to create a unified auction for its ad inventory that is sold programmatically as it tries to make it easier for buyers to understand and manage private marketplace deals. “If you don’t have a direct relationship with the buyer, you’re just line on the spreadsheet,” said […]

Header Bidding Surfaces Value Of ‘Every Single Impression’: OpenX’s Van Ullen

WASHINGTON, D.C.-Quality and scale of audience are key to most political advertising campaigns, according to the VP of Business Development at OpenX. “The quality component is really key for buyers because we’re no longer in a world where we’re just trying to buy the audience across any type of content. Ad effectiveness on quality content […]

‘I Invented Header Bidding’: Now O’Kelly Is Making Marketing Programmable

COLOGNE — Thank Brian O’Kelley for the new-wave way that publishers are maximizing yield by tapping in to multiple demand sources. In the words of the AppNexus CEO himself: “I invented header bidding back in 2009.” Using that technology, publishers don’t have to be hemmed to selling their space through just one ad exchange, they can take […]

Accuen CEO Pagliuca: Header Bidding Will Accelerate Trend Of Direct Programmatic Relationships

MIAMI – Accuen, Omnicom’s programmatic agency, sees the future of programmatic media buying involving more direct relationships between advertisers/agencies and publishers—a trend that will be hastened by header bidding. As it turns out, the industry had to go forward before going backward, starting with manual buying, according to Megan Pagliuca, Accuen’s Global CEO. Then came […]

Political Campaigns Benefit From Header Bidding: Intermarkets Snow explains

This election year, $1.1B of an expected total of $11.4B political ad spending will go to digital, according to a recent Borrell Associates estimate. But how is that money being used online? One advertising technology firm buying ads for campaigns says a new flavour of programmatic is rising – and not all ads have to be political in […]

MediaMath Sees Publishers, Advertisers Skirting The ‘Waterfall’ Via Header Bidding

VIEQUES, PR — Header bidding in programmatic advertising—not necessarily a new concept but one that’s gaining in popularity—can only benefit publishers and advertisers when both possess an intimate knowledge of the techniques involved, according to longtime practitioner Sam Cox. Simply stated, header bidding enables publishers to avoid the “waterfall effect” of how ad exchanges offering […]

IAB Mulls ‘Header Bidding 101’ To Help Standardize Latest Ad Tech

Just when you wrapped your head around “programmatic”, a new variant of the data-driven advertising technology is creeping on to the scene. In so-called “header bidding“, publishers offer inventory to multiple ad exchanges before alerting their ad servers, intending to garner multiple bids on the same inventory and so make higher prices. Now the Interactive Advertising […]

OpenX Opens Up Header Bidding To Real-Time Guarantees

PALM SPRINGS — The latest piece of ad-tech lingo is “header bidding” – a kind of advance bidding on ad inventory where publishers offer ad spots to multiple sources of ad demand, hopefully increasing their yield. Ad-tech vendor OpenX is amongst the pioneers in the space. And now its recently-announced Real-Time Guaranteed (RTG) system is connecting […]