Adform Now Offers Programmatic Audio Ads

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Adform Now Offers Programmatic Audio Ads

Working with Rubicon Project will enable Adform buyer clients to access Spotify’s digital audio inventory at a global scale

Adform (, the independent and open full-stack ad tech platform, continues to grow its omni-channel position by working with companies such as Rubicon Project, which operates one of the largest advertising marketplaces in the world. These partnerships give Adform buyer clients access to additional inventory, in this case, programmatic audio ads, now available through the Adform Demand Side Platform (DSP).

Adform’s buyer clients can now purchase 15-second or 30-second Spotify audio ads programmatically through Rubicon Project’s technology platform, targeting Spotify’s free listeners in real time via Adform’s DSP.

“The ability to purchase Spotify ads programmatically via Adform is great news and another step that publishers are opening their inventory to programmatic. This highlights the speed at which the industry is progressing towards an omni-channel, consumer-centric attitude that allows enhanced brand experiences through the use of more targeted creative and messaging alignment,” said Samir Shah, head of data and ad tech at Zenith Media.

“Reporting becomes increasingly valuable as a result of further actionable insights, as it incorporates more and more mediums and screens and thus we need to spend the time analyzing the effectiveness. So Adform has got programmatic audio, so now the focus needs to be more programmatic TV and DOOH – 2017 is set to be an exciting year for Adform, and ad tech in general.”

Spotify is available in 60 markets around the world, reaching over 70 million non-paying listeners across over two billion playlists. The streaming service uses first-party data to offer advertisers a wide range of audience segments to deliver the right message across desktop and mobile devices based on a consumer’s age, gender, music genre and personalized playlists.

The combination of Spotify's deterministic data, Rubicon Project’s premium marketplace and Adform's targeting capabilities, allows advertisers to target relevant listeners with a personal brand experience. This is all executable in real time with precise ad frequency for maximum potency. In terms of measurement and campaign reporting, Adform can track ads’ completion rates as well as pause and mute events alongside standard analysis.

“Advertising does not get more personal than this,” states Jurjen de Wal, product director at Adform. “More consumers are streaming music than ever before, with some markets, like the United States, growing by 50 percent. Mobile phones have become the default device for enjoying music. Advertisers can take full advantage of using audio ads to effectively reach listeners with a relevant, personalized brand experience, even if they aren’t actively looking at the screen. Adform’s support for programmatic audio ads reflects our cross-channel programmatic buying platform vision, which encompasses display, mobile, native, video, DOOH, print and now audio.”

About Adform

Adform is the independent and open full stack ad-tech platform that encompasses data, creativity and trading, servicing media agencies, trading desks, advertisers and publishers globally.

All of our solutions are modular and easily inter-operate with all major technologies used throughout the digital advertising ecosystem.

Adform was founded in Denmark in 2002 and is one of the world’s largest private and independent advertising technology companies. With offices in 18 countries, Adform has more than 800 employees globally throughout Europe, North America, MENA and APAC.

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