Basis Technologies, a supplier of global programmatic advertising and media automation solutions, has announced an interface with FreeWheel. Through the partnership, advertisers will have direct access to the best-connected TV (CTV) ad inventory. FreeWheel and Basis Technologies have been partners for a long time. According to this association, Basis platform customers will have access to programmatic assured buying capabilities on video inventory across publishers in the ad ecosystem. This is thanks to FreeWheel, an international technology network for TV ad businesses.
The interconnected apps that make up the Basis platform automate manual tasks, standardize company procedures, and enhance marketing and advertising effectiveness. Ad purchasing options include programmatic, vendor-direct, search, and social. Addressable TV advertising is powered by its BasisTV+ system with 1,000 targeting parameters and 80 trackable indicators.
Important Elements of Integration
This novel partnership and its attendant capabilities stand out for providing advertisers with guaranteed, upfront-style premium CTV ad inventory obligations. They will be on an even playing field with rivals with bigger ad spend budgets. Furthermore, Basis and FreeWheel are extending CTV advertising’s supply, progress, and capability to a wider range of advertisers. For this, they are streamlining and facilitating access to this kind of ad inventory by making it more direct.
With this agreement, Basis will hold a distinct place among programmatic ad tech companies. The majority of ad space for high-quality CTV programming is now only accessible through direct channels. Deals that have been agreed upon with publishers and processed through IOs, or those that have been brought about via programmatic guaranteed or private marketplace buying, are included. Basis and FreeWheel hope to increase the number of brands that can use CTV advertising by providing additional integrated possibilities.
The CTV Landscape
Streaming services are becoming more and more popular among TV viewers, which has increased the demand for connected TV advertising. In June, CTV advertising made an unprecedented $1 billion in spending. In addition, more programmatic businesses are considering collaborations with CTV-focused businesses as a safeguard against the changing market. Additionally, CTV is anticipated to increase by over 13 percent globally to 25.9 billion in 2023, according to projections made by GroupM. With internet-connected televisions and streaming devices, brand advertisers have the chance to interact with highly engaged and targeted audiences. CTV, as opposed to regular TV, enables more exact behavioral and demographic targeting. This implies that marketers can target users who are engaged with material with tailored messages. Furthermore, it offers advertisers a simpler method for more accurate campaign performance measurement, allowing them to optimize their plans for maximum impact.
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Here’s what they said
Jon Mansell, U.S. Head of Marketplace Demand, FreeWheel stated,
When people think of ‘programmatic guaranteed,’ the first association or use case that may come to mind is the upfronts, but nowadays, the potential and opportunity for this medium have expanded beyond that. We’re excited to team up with Basis to democratize, simplify, and open up access to this inventory, as well as drive creative and innovative uses for it, among today’s buyers.
According to Tyler Kelly, President of Basis Technologies, Basis has overcome this difficulty by providing an omnichannel DSP that allows marketers to utilize premium advanced TV inventory in addition to media automation tools that facilitate direct dealmaking with publishers. He said,
There is high demand among marketers trying to reach audiences on CTV today and as such, we’ve teamed up with FreeWheel to remove some of the barriers to growth and to further democratize this channel. FreeWheel is the right partner for this given its track record and commitment to simplifying and creating more direct supply paths to different pools of ad inventory. Our programmatic advertising and media automation platform has been delivering to FreeWheel a critical mass of regional and local advertising demand sourced from our agency and brand customers.