Targetspot innovates its programmatic offering: transparency, addressable inventory and measurement

Targetspot 14 March 2018

Targetspot is dedicated to a leading programmatic offering in the growing digital audio marketplace. As such, the company is pleased to introduce several new innovative features to its programmatic sales strategy.
Targetspot is dedicated to a leading programmatic offering in the growing digital audio marketplace. As such, the company is pleased to introduce several new innovative features to its
programmatic sales strategy. As programmatic digital audio demand continues to increase, Targetspot has maximized its supply quality to meet and exceed the demands of its clients:

Optimizing all of its addressable inventory for programmatic platforms

Targetspot has implemented a “reverse waterfall” which uses an algorithm to optimize all of its addressable inventory for programmatic platforms. Overall, this guarantees that addressable inventory with cookies and device id’s is first available on programmatic platforms. This feature, along with a multitude of Targetspot targeting capabilities such as demographics, placements, device, Claritas PRIZM segmentation, content and more, enables buyers and clients to extend omni­channel strategies to digital audio.

Ensuring brand safety and transparency in programmatic

Targetspot understands the need for brand safety and transparency in programmatic digital audio. Targetspot’s platform includes premium brands across music, sports, news, and podcasting. Specifically for podcasting, Targetspot’s vast global network includes over 1,000 shows across multiple genres and languages. Because of this, Targetspot enables URL transparency in campaign delivery reporting down to the publisher level and soon, to the station/stream level to highlight greater actionable insights.

Boosting advanced analytics

Targetspot seeks to advance additional analytics for the digital audio marketplace, such LTR. Listen­through­rate (LTR) – a digital audio specific metric – measures engagement with the platform through its content and advertising. Targetspot now measures LTR across more than 90% of its platform and passes the data through for each programmatic campaign. Overall, this delivers a metric of success for clients to highlight in digital audio.

Optimizing access, inventory and data management

Targetspot technology acts as a meta­SSP with multiple SSP/DSP connections for ease of access and best optimization of inventory and data management. Its platform delivers over a billion impressions monthly worldwide and over 1/3rd of those on premium exclusive partners. Further, Targetspot offers a largely unduplicated audience with other streaming music platforms, providing a premium digital audio solution for omni­channel campaigns.

“Targetspot launched its programmatic audio effort two years ago. Given our history in
this emerging channel, we have developed a leading programmatic offering to meet
client demands. Overall, we aim to give advertisers new and efficient ways of purchasing
advertising and integrating digital audio as a part of an omni­channel strategy. We will
continue to enhance and expand our technology, product portfolio and insights for our
advertising clients”.

– Eric van der Haegen