Ad tech is an acronym for Advertising Technology and refers to the technologies that enable companies to manage, track, optimize, and pay for advertising. Ad tech products include digital ad serving platforms, tracking and reporting capabilities, and data analytics tools.
Ad tech offers companies a simplified way to manage and track advertising. The individual platforms allow advertisers to serve ads to any audience, use tracking features, and optimize interconnection performance. Advertising campaigns can thus be targeted based on the results and outcome of individual clicks and impressions.
Ad tech however, also offers some disadvantages. Since many platforms specialize in tracking ads, they often lack powerful data analysis features. Another disadvantage is that when using ad tech platforms, you often have to pay an expensive subscription to use all the features.
Ad tech is mainly used in large companies and Agencyen used, but smaller companies are now also increasingly using ad tech solutions. Ad tech products can be used in various ways, e.g. to analyze competitive landscapes, optimize campaigns, and manage ad networks.
An example of an ad tech platform is Google Ads. It allows companies to serve ads to multiple audiences and provides a comprehensive toolset for managing and optimizing campaigns. Another example is Google's DoubleClick Bid Manager, which allows companies to manage and analyze a variety of ad networks.
Ad tech can be a valuable tool to manage, track and optimize advertising. However, it can also incur costs, and its powerful data analysis capabilities can sometimes be insufficient. Ad tech however, can be a helpful platform for businesses of all sizes to manage advertising campaigns, and there are a variety of platforms that provide different tools.« Back to Glossary Index