Team Lead, Advertising Technology Product Marketing
Beginning with our first header-bidding integrations in 2012, and through the launch of Amazon Publisher Services in 2016, publishers have consistently looked to Amazon’s advertising business for solutions to help them more effectively monetize their quality inventory, improve their user experience, and access unique and unified demand through a transparent auction. We continually work hard to be a valuable partner for our publisher customers.
In Advertiser Perceptions’ H1 2020 SSP report, publishers ranked Amazon Publisher Services (APS) #2 across nearly every category, including overall usage, likelihood to recommend, and future consideration. Publishers that demonstrated a preference for APS cited our pricing, transparency, and service as key advantages. Eric Meixner, VP of Advertising Operations at Whitepages, said: “After upgrading to Transparent Ad Marketplace’s multi-slot integration (an APS service), we saw a 20% increase in revenue without having to compromise our user experience.”
Meanwhile, our advertiser customers have also benefited from this progress. They’ve been telling us for years that when it comes to digital ad supply, they want a more transparent, trustworthy, and independent solution with lower fees and better performance.
APS has helped that vision become a reality. Today, APS includes tens of thousands of high-quality websites and mobile apps throughout North America, Europe, and Japan. It also includes ad-enabled apps on Fire TV and a growing list of OTT apps through other streaming services. We analyzed spend and performance patterns on Amazon DSP, and have integrated the most impactful sites and apps for our advertisers across all customer types and verticals. Collectively, these sites and apps now make up over two-thirds of spend across all third-party supply sources on Amazon DSP.1
And when advertisers buy inventory from these publishers directly through APS, they typically see better outcomes:2
We’re proud of the progress we’ve made so far, and are excited to continue innovating on behalf of our customers.
1Based on total spend volume worldwide. Data as of June 2020.
2Based on web and mobile app display data from trailing three full months, March-May 2020. All data is aggregated worldwide and may vary by region.