Automated Trading: Beyondthe HypeMIKE NOLET"CTO & CO-FOUNDER @ APPNEXUSwww.mikeonads.com
I Have Three Messages for You Today       1   Programmatic trading is real; Time            to get on board       2   Hype...
1   A technology with a new market and                     value networkDisruptive "   2   Different set of consumersTechn...
VOIP   PHONE
Classic Disruptive Technology                               Superior cross-device audio, video                            ...
Ok, so what does that have todo with online advertising?
Let’s take a trip back in time…
“Original” Ad Model – Direct Sales    A Advertiser                       Publisher     P    A Advertiser                  ...
The Problem with Traditional Media Sales                                    Relative to the corresponding1   Operationally...
Enter the Ad Network     Ad Network                 A                               P     Aggregators of supply           ...
The Ad Network Problem1 No standardized way       A     of trading results in        N     daisy chains2 Serious ad qualit...
Right Media: “Exchange 1.0”                                                      A                          P             ...
Classic Disruption in the Making…     A NEW "                      Trading between "     MARKET                      netwo...
Competition Fast Followed…1   Other ventures quickly     follow Right Media to     build exchanges2   All exchanges     ac...
Enter SSPs & DSPs                                               N                           A                    P        ...
The Challenges     The SSP Challenge           No full insight into the demand pool            Prices are estimated       ...
Enter RTB
Enter RTB"a.k.a. “Interop”
Welcome to today’s world ofprogrammatic trading…
Exchange 2.0      1   Operationally more efficient: less manpower      2  Enables buyers to leverage their own data        ...
Classic Disruptive Technology     PERFORMANCE                                                        SSPs & DSPs gain     ...
If exchange trading is so good,why does it seem so damncomplicated?
Let’s talk about "Venture Capitalists…
1   They are on a constant quest for     How do           the “Home Run”     VCs         2   They look for three things:  ...
Result: Continuousinvestment in new“feature” categories
Let’s Look at the Latest “Eye Candy”26
Let’s Make This a Bit Simpler..           Features / If lucky a standalone “delivery system / tool”                       ...
Look at This… It’s Not Complicated at All!                             Data Providers                                  R.I...
If you do notunderstand whatsomeone is saying,"it’s probably not real.
Ok… so what should you bedoing?
1   Educate yourself and be able to                        cut through the hype.     Let’s start   2   Start doing somethi...
But that doesn’t feel bigenough does it?
There is Hope in Sight… 33
1   We are riding a seven year wave of                disruptive innovation in automated                trading           ...
Thank you!MIKE NOLET"CTO & CO-FOUNDER @ APPNEXUSwww.mikeonads.com
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  1. 1. Automated Trading: Beyondthe HypeMIKE NOLET"CTO & CO-FOUNDER @ APPNEXUSwww.mikeonads.com
  2. 2. I Have Three Messages for You Today 1 Programmatic trading is real; Time to get on board 2 Hype makes this seem much more complicated than it is 3 Time for action is now2
  3. 3. 1 A technology with a new market and value networkDisruptive " 2 Different set of consumersTechnology 3 Often the “least profitable”Shifts 4 Ignored by incumbents 5 Eventually technology becomes “better” than existing market
  4. 4. VOIP PHONE
  5. 5. Classic Disruptive Technology Superior cross-device audio, video compared to the telephone. Skype is PERFORMANCE becoming the business standard. Video Basic chat and conference calls “Free” international calls5
  6. 6. Ok, so what does that have todo with online advertising?
  7. 7. Let’s take a trip back in time…
  8. 8. “Original” Ad Model – Direct Sales A Advertiser Publisher P A Advertiser Publisher P CPM Based Negotiated Adservers as “delivery engines” Focused on “premium” inventory8
  9. 9. The Problem with Traditional Media Sales Relative to the corresponding1 Operationally difficult media budgets, the high- volume, low-dollar, high-2 Doesn’t scale past the top-100 publishers complexity nature of Digital3 Low sell through programs makes it the most labor intensive medium " in the advertising Industry SOURCE: Joe Burton, MCCANN WORLDGROUP, AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF ADVERTISING AGENCIES, INC., 20099
  10. 10. Enter the Ad Network Ad Network A P Aggregators of supply SELL BUY & demand who try to A N P solve the “remnant NETWORK monetization” gap. A P ADVERTISERS PUBLISHERS10
  11. 11. The Ad Network Problem1 No standardized way A of trading results in N daisy chains2 Serious ad quality P N N problems N P3 Deep channel conflict issues N A11
  12. 12. Right Media: “Exchange 1.0” A P ADVERTISER 1 PUBLISHER 11 Adserver for ad N networks NETWORK 12 Link networks on one E platform to provide EXCHANGE balanced liquidity A N N A ADVERTISER 2 NETWORK 2 NETWORK 3 ADVERTISER 3 P P PUBLISHER 2 PUBLISHER 312
  13. 13. Classic Disruption in the Making… A NEW " Trading between " MARKET networks A NEW " Trading + eCPM" TECHNOLOGY in the ad server “LEAST PROFITABLE” customers (Networks) Focused on “LOW QUALITY” (remnant/unsold) inventory13
  14. 14. Competition Fast Followed…1 Other ventures quickly follow Right Media to build exchanges2 All exchanges acquired by major media companies in 200714
  15. 15. Enter SSPs & DSPs N A P P A PUBLISHERS N ADVERTISERS DSP SSP P SSP A PUBLISHER ADVERTISERS “Ad Trading Specialists” (ATS)15
  16. 16. The Challenges The SSP Challenge No full insight into the demand pool Prices are estimated High latency All the same problems with ad networks: channel conflict, ad quality, malware, etc. The DSP Challenge Operational overheads Lack of centralized budget/frequency control Lack of transparency/visibility Inconsistent targeting Difficult to buy behaviorally16
  17. 17. Enter RTB
  18. 18. Enter RTB"a.k.a. “Interop”
  19. 19. Welcome to today’s world ofprogrammatic trading…
  20. 20. Exchange 2.0 1 Operationally more efficient: less manpower 2 Enables buyers to leverage their own data and effectively remarket and frequency cap 3 Gives sellers control over price, quality and better transparency and visibility Programmatic trading is starting to be better than traditional hand sold: higher revenue for the seller, higher ROI for the buyer
  21. 21. Classic Disruptive Technology PERFORMANCE SSPs & DSPs gain market adoption + RTB Yahoo adopts SSPs & DSPs starting to bring more premium supply/ exchange trading; demand Adx long tail Right Media: Automating trading between networks21
  22. 22. If exchange trading is so good,why does it seem so damncomplicated?
  23. 23. Let’s talk about "Venture Capitalists…
  24. 24. 1 They are on a constant quest for How do the “Home Run” VCs 2 They look for three things: §  A growing or “hot” industry invest §  Category Leaders capital? 3 §  Technology Companies Tend to not truly understand the technology24
  25. 25. Result: Continuousinvestment in new“feature” categories
  26. 26. Let’s Look at the Latest “Eye Candy”26
  27. 27. Let’s Make This a Bit Simpler.. Features / If lucky a standalone “delivery system / tool” Irrelevant27
  28. 28. Look at This… It’s Not Complicated at All! Data Providers R.I.P. R.I.P. Buyer Buyer Seller Buyer & Seller Seller Buyer Technology as a service Technology as a service Buyer Buyer Data Data Seller Provider Provider28
  29. 29. If you do notunderstand whatsomeone is saying,"it’s probably not real.
  30. 30. Ok… so what should you bedoing?
  31. 31. 1 Educate yourself and be able to cut through the hype. Let’s start 2 Start doing something. Sell simple… 3 something. Buy something Learn by doing.31
  32. 32. But that doesn’t feel bigenough does it?
  33. 33. There is Hope in Sight… 33
  34. 34. 1 We are riding a seven year wave of disruptive innovation in automated trading We have a hyped up market mapLet’s 2 fueled by the VC industryRecap 3 The real value prop is simple: §  Operational efficiencies reduce costsQuickly §  Buyers can use their own data/tech §  Sellers have more control for reduced channel conflict and increased quality 4 Now is the time to do something!
  35. 35. Thank you!MIKE NOLET"CTO & CO-FOUNDER @ APPNEXUSwww.mikeonads.com

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