Virtually 80 percent of US display ad expend is likely to be programmatic in 2017[ eMarketer]

It may not have a great rep these days, with flare-ups over inappropriate placements, fraud and transparency fears, but automated ad buying continues to gain share.

An estimated $32.56 billionA will transact programmatically on display advertising in the US this year. That works out to 78 percentage, or approximately four out of five ad dollars spent on display ads in the US, according to eMarketer’s most recent estimations. But as capabilities and access to premium inventory improve and media buyers and advertisers seek greater control and transparency, private marketplaces continue to gain momentum.

The share of transactions passing on open exchanges is on the deterioration. Programmatic direct is expected to account for 56 percentage of all programmatic showing expend, and open exchange RTB buying will make up 44 percent.

” Private setups dedicate buyers and sellers greater control over their automated buys ,” told eMarketer principal analyst Lauren Fisher.” They may have initially served to bring in reticent buyers and sellers, but now private setups drive much of the change and momentum in the marketplace, as both parties seek greater control from their programmatic attempts .”

Mobile accounts for 79.8 percentage of programmatic expend in the US, with $24.14 billion expected this year, an increase of 34 percentage over 2016.

Nearly 80 percent of mobile ads are already transacted programmatically in the US. That’s expected to increase to 85.2 percentage by 2019. Almost three-quarters of video ads will bought and sold programmatically by next year, tells eMarketer.

Native ads sold outside of social networks like Facebook and Twitter are still less likely to be sold programatically, with less than half expected to transact that style this year. That’s likely to change as native ad exchanges ripen and add direct-selling capabilities.

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