Teads: Publishers Looking to Insulate Themselves From Policy and Platform Changes by Focusing on 1st Party Data and Quality Content

Results come from Teads’ latest survey of 449 publishers from around the world, an update on the survey done in 2021

Publishers are focusing on quality content and 1st party data, with a 100% increase year on year saying these are a priority in 2022

Media brands are leaning into sustainable technologies to monetize their inventory into the future

LONDON & NEW YORK--()--Today Teads, The Global Media Platform, unveiled its latest research on how prepared publishers are for the cookieless era. In an update of the survey that was run in 2021, 449 of the world’s best publisher brands, representing a cross-section of both small and medium sized publishers and the largest media companies, responded to questions about their plans for the deprecation of the cookie and which industry initiatives they’re looking at implementing.

Cookie education amongst publishers has dramatically improved year on year, with 30% of publishers now stating “I have a strong understanding of all the new initiatives in the industry and their benefits/drawbacks”, up from 23% in 2021. Just 6% say “I have limited to no knowledge of cookies and the cookieless future”, down from 10%.

When asked how platform and regulatory changes in 2021 impacted your planning for the cookieless future, 78% said that such changes either had no impact or actually accelerated their plans. In response to the question “Do you see the deprecation of 3rd-party cookies and/or IDFA/Device IDs as a threat or an opportunity for publishers?”, we’ve seen a 100% increase year on year, with 50% of respondents now saying such changes; “...give us the opportunity to differentiate through our 1st-party data and the quality of our content”.

When asked about which data/targeting solutions are they likely to adopt, only 27% said that a privacy sandbox would be considered. Most (63%) see 1st party data as an answer, 59% appropriately see contextual within their offering, with unique ID seeing a good percentage at 43%.

The challenges are most apparent from logins, with only 45% of global publishers saying they have a strategy for increasing the utilization of logins and 93% say 50% or less of their users actually do so. Logins pose questions across the publisher journey, with 45% worried about impact on user experience and 49% worried about the impact on traffic. With others also showing concerns about monitoring inventory monetization capabilities (33%), technical implementation of logins (31%) and conflict with subscription models (18%).

In response to the survey results Todd Tran, Chief Strategy Officer, from Teads said “The progression in the past year has been rapid, we’ve moved into a fascinating stage of accelerated learning and adoption of new technologies that are showcasing publishers can thrive in today’s cookieless world. What’s most encouraging is to see that publishers are making changes to insulate their business models from external factors. By focusing on quality content and 1st party data, they are giving advertisers the best possible opportunity to buy sustainable media that delivers real business outcomes. It’s a very exciting time for publishers and we’re proud to be working with them on new technologies and solutions, such as our cookieless tag, for this new cookieless world.”

ENDS

About Teads

Teads operates a leading, cloud-based, end-to-end technology platform that enables programmatic digital advertising across a global ecosystem of quality digital media. As an end-to-end solution, Teads’ modular platform allows partners to leverage buy-side, sell-side, creative, data and AI optimization technologies.

For advertisers and their agencies, Teads offers a single access point to buy the inventory of many of the world’s best publishers. Through exclusive global media partnerships, Teads enables advertisers and agencies to reach 1.9 billion unique monthly users* in brand safe, responsible advertising environments, while improving the effectiveness and efficiency of digital ad transactions.

Teads partners with the leading marketers, agencies and publishers through a team of 1,000+ people in 26 countries.

*Global reach as of Sept 2021

Contacts

Libby Darcy, Senior Account Executive, Bluestripe Group
libby.darcy@bluestripegroup.co.uk
+447919927716

Graham Alexander, Global Communications & PR Director, Teads
graham.alexander@teads.com
+447799320275

Contacts

Libby Darcy, Senior Account Executive, Bluestripe Group
libby.darcy@bluestripegroup.co.uk
+447919927716

Graham Alexander, Global Communications & PR Director, Teads
graham.alexander@teads.com
+447799320275