PubMatic, a standalone technology business that provides the future supply chain for digital advertising, announced that its freshest product, Activate, is now accessible in the Asia-Pacific area. To acquire premium video and CTV inventory at scale, buyers can conduct non-bidded direct purchases on PubMatic’s programmatic platform using the company’s novel end-to-end supply path optimization (SPO) solution.
PubMatic’s programmatic platform across APAC
Since its May debut in the US and EMEA, Activate has grown in popularity in every region. It has a pipeline of more than 50 active marketers, agencies, and campaigns running across numerous international agency-holding firms. The solution is now being introduced throughout the Asia-Pacific area as a result of this success with partners such as Dentsu APAC, iQIYI, KINESSO India, Madison Digital, and Wishmedia.
Activate – A Novel Offering
Activate symbolizes a novel industrial paradigm. It developed a single technology layer that directly links buyers and suppliers of digital materials. Activate enables a seamless transition from traditional direct transactions to programmatic guaranteed (PG) or programmatic private marketplace (PMP) arrangements. The technology allows for transactions across PubMatic’s premium CTV and online video inventory inside a single platform, giving media buyers greater oversight across their omnichannel video investments.
Industry forecasts predict that by the end of 2023, non-programmatic insertion orders will make up roughly 60% of CTV and 18% of online video transactions. Activate increases PubMatic’s total addressable market to over $65 billion. To be completely integrated into PubMatic’s expanding software package, including the PubMatic Sell-Side Platform and Connect, Activate was built using the technology acquired when PubMatic acquired Martin in 2022.
Here’s what they said
Rajeev Goel, Co-Founder and CEO of PubMatic said,
PubMatic’s launch of Activate in the Asia-Pacific region marks a significant milestone in our efforts to revolutionize the industry’s programmatic marketplace. Activate is an extension of our successful SPO strategy that addresses advertiser demand for solutions that deliver a better return on video and CTV investments.
Sunil Naryani, Chief Product Officer of media at dentsu APAC, who supports the Carat, iProspect, and dentsu X agencies in the region added,
At dentsu, we prioritize ad tech maturity, focusing on transparency and control in the programmatic supply chain for efficient, high-quality media delivery. Our partnership with PubMatic plays a pivotal role in our supply curation and SPO practices. With PubMatic’s Activate, we anticipate delivering enhanced value to our clients by bridging the gap between buyers and sellers and further streamlining the supply chain, unlocking opportunities to maximize working media for their video and CTV investments.
Andy Sun, General Manager of Sales Operations, International Business Department at iQIYI commented,
iQIYI is a long-time partner of PubMatic. Together we are committed to delivering innovation in the CTV ecosystem. We’re excited to be a launch partner for PubMatic’s Activate solution and look forward to continuing to work closely together to drive effective programmatic CTV advertising.
Paras Mehta, Business Head at KINESSO India stated,
PubMatic is a key player in the programmatic ecosystem, and we’re excited to explore how Activate can benefit our CTV clients.
Suchi Jain, General Manager and Head of Programmatic at Madison Digital said,
PubMatic is a valuable partner across India, helping us deliver transparent and effective solutions for advertisers. We’re excited to see their continued innovation in streamlining video and CTV buying for our clients.
Meejoo Na, Chief Operating Officer at Wishmedia said,
Wishmedia is dedicated to providing advertisers in Korea with best-in-class digital advertising solutions. We’re thrilled to be a launch partner for PubMatic’s Activate and look forward to our clients benefiting from a more efficient digital supply chain, and greater ROI on their video and CTV spend.