China is the largest web space with the number of Internet users exceeding 1 billion. The online ad market in China today is estimated at $44B with the auto ads’ share of $15.9B. This is the second largest market after the USA where more than half of display ads are sold via programmatic advertising.
Instead of usual for us Google and Facebook which also use programmatic tools, the Chinese market is dominated by giants such as Baidu, Alibaba, and Tencent (BAT) whose total share exceeds 90%.
The BAT have their own ad networks and data management platforms (DMPs) and are extremely unwilling to share them. While a western advertiser is used to interact with an agency trading desk (ATD) to configure advertising settings, in China the advertiser encounters local intermediaries that are: 1) fewer than fingers on your hand; 2) willing to work with the residents of China only; 3) non-transparent in terms of ad campaign's key performance indicators.
But despite the above troubles, if you managed to settle in the Chinese market or found an agent, then dealing with programmatic platforms will not be a barrier for you. Our team will take care of all the operations and help you to launch an advertising campaign with clear KPIs and transparent reporting.
Programmatic is a model for automated buying, selling and optimizing online ads, where the main idea is not just impressions but impressions for the right target audience through many communication channels – social networks, media web resources, and large information portals. Relevant communication channels in China may include:
Baidu, the largest search engine (similar to Google banned in China) with internal services for the distribution of contextual and native advertising: Baidu Tieba, Baidu Zhidao, Baidu Baike, etc. The total audience of more than 1 billion.
WeChat platform (part of the ecosystem of the Internet giant Tencent) and WeiBo (Sina Corp.) - microblogging service (Sina Corp.) are China's largest social networks with an audience of 1 billion on WeChat and 700 million on WeiBo.
Video hosting services Youku, IQIYI, Tudou, and Tencent Video (equivalents of YouTube banned in China) hold the Chinese market of 900 million active users.
Back to automated ads, China has a programmatic model essentially identical to the Western one but with some Chinese specific features, with an advertiser on one hand and a publisher on the other hand, and the advertiser wants the publisher to publish his/her ads.
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DSP (Demand-Side Platforms) - to buy targeted traffic from SSP at the lowest price
ATD (Agency Trading Desk) - a platform to configure advertiser's ad settings
SSP (Supply-Side Platforms) - to sell site traffic with the maximum profit for the publisher
Ad Networks - to aggregate ad placement sites and compare them with advertisers' demands
China Digital Marketing Agency deals with the most effective Trading Desk platforms to launch an ad campaign and covers almost all the areas of activity.
Analysis of major SSPs of publishers to determine relevant communication channels
Native and contextual advertising on desktop and mobile devices
Placement of ad pre-roll/mid-roll videos on major Chinese video hosting sites
Access to the Trading Desk platforms
Real-time analytics and reporting
Customization of your personal account and configuring your targeting settings
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