The vast majority of digital display ad dollars in Canada are being spent using programmatic channels. It’s the culmination of almost a decade of maturation for this automated method of ad buying.
How big is programmatic display advertising in Canada?
In 2019, programmatic ad spending will make up 86.4% of digital display spending, or CA$3.91 billion ($3.02 billion) in Canada. That’s equal to almost half (44.5%) of all digital and almost a quarter (23.8%) of total media advertising.
What is the share of programmatic display by transaction method?
Programmatic direct, the primary method for placing ads in social media, accounts for almost two-thirds (62.6%) of the total, with the remainder going to real-time bidding (RTB). Within RTB, private marketplace (PMP) spending outpaces open exchange ad investment in Canada, unlike the US where PMP holds a smaller share of RTB.
How programmatic is mobile display?
Mobile programmatic display spending will reach CA$2.60 billion ($2.01 billion) this year, up 28.9% over 2018. But new Intelligent Tracking Prevention (ITP) features in mobile browsers are making attribution more difficult across the mobile web, which has implications for that area of programmatic activity.
Is video still a top growth area for programmatic?
Video programmatic spending continues apace, reaching CA$983.9 million ($758.9 million) in 2019. However, the supply shortfall continues in Canada, as local publishers have been slow to produce video inventory and fully monetize a healthy video audience.
When will the global privacy reform movement affect Canada?
It already does, since many programmatic transactions cross borders and regions. Closer to home, privacy reform is expected in 2020 in Canada, following consumer protection measures like Europe’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA).
WHAT’S IN THIS REPORT? This report covers our 2019 forecast for programmatic advertising in Canada. It explains how the automated method of transacting display is developing across screens and formats.
KEY STAT: Programmatic now accounts for 86.4% of all digital display ad spending, following a five-year period of rapid growth.
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