Pubmatic

Why does Europe lag behind the US in adoption of Real-Time Bidding?

Real-time bidding (RTB) is a small, but rapidly growing part of the overall display advertising market, which is billed as a way of giving agencies and advertisers better control of their ad buys and costs.

Last year eMarketer predicted that RTB spend in the US will reach $7.1bn by 2016 – nearly a third of the display ad market – up from $1.9bn in 2012.

However RTB also receives criticism for being too complicated, overly expensive and offering poor quality inventory.

With this in mind, AdMonsters and PubMatic have published a new report that examines publisher attitudes towards RTB.

AdMonsters distributed an online survey to its European publisher contacts and carried out several in-depth interviews with experienced RTB users in both the US and Europe.