MMA North America Programmatic Committee Strategic Framework | MMA
Release Date: 
March, 2015
Education Section: 

In 2014, big brands from Kraft to MasterCard have announced plans to shift up to 100% of their media budgets to programmatic. And they are not alone. According to MAGNA GLOBAL’s recent Programmatic Forecast, global programmatic spend will reach $21B in 2014 and more than double to $53B by 2018. Pervasive consumer use of mobile devices is a key driver behind the rapid growth of programmatic. Crossdevice identification, the rise of programmatic TV, the ad fraud battle, and evolution of the media supply chain (i.e. brand safety, private marketplaces, and transparency) have also risen as the important drivers and inhibitors to the adoption of programmatic over the next 12-18 months.

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Agency: A company that provides strategic, creative or media buying and related services to marketers.
Marketer: A company that sells its products directly to consumers and businesses and buys marketing services to achieve its goals. Company must also not fit into any of the other sales definitions.
Carrier/Operator: A mobile network operator that provides voice and/or data services.
Enabler: A solutions provider offering technology and services that enables and supports mobile marketing.
Associate: Companies or organizations that do not generate revenue from mobile, but are integral to the development of the mobile industry. (i.e. trade associations, legal firms, consulting agencies, etc.)
Seller: Companies that create and/or promote media and content or broker the sale and distribution of mobile advertising.