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Demand Side Platform Market Size, Share & COVID-19 Impact Analysis, By Type (Self Service and Full/Managed Service), By Channel (Display, Mobile, Video, and Native), and Regional Forecast, 2022-2029

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The global demand side platform market size was valued at USD 16.94 billion in 2021. The market is projected to grow from USD 20.77 billion in 2022 to USD 92.12 billion by 2029, exhibiting a CAGR of 23.7% during the forecast period. The global COVID-19 pandemic has been unprecedented and staggering, with demand side platform experiencing higher-than-anticipated demand across all regions compared to pre-pandemic levels. Based on our analysis, the global market exhibited a higher growth of 21.8% in 2020 as compared to 2019.

In the scope, we have considered demand side solutions provided by key players such as Amazon.com, Inc., Adobe Inc., The Trade Desk Inc., MediaMath Inc., and SmartyAds, among others.

Demand Side Platform (DSP) is a software that allows advertisers to purchase/buy advertising space for ad inventory. Agencies/trade desks use this software platform to buy ad inventory through a real-time bidding system and ad exchange. These platforms are used for advertising inventory over various channels such as display, mobile, video, and native. The rising demand and popularity for programmatic advertising among advertisers is driving the market. Programmatic advertising includes DSPs and Supply-Side Platforms (SSPs).

For instance, in August 2022, Google added three features for advertising on Connected TV (CTV) and to measure the right audience, it added Nielsen Digital Ad Ratings for audience guarantees, advanced programmatic guarantee, and consolidated CTV workflow across YouTube and other CTV apps. These additions aided advertisers in planning, managing, and measuring performance across channels.


Industries Shifting to Digital Solutions and E-commerce amid Pandemic to Boost Market Opportunity

The pandemic has curtailed the movement of goods, services, and people worldwide and significantly impacted economic activity and financial markets. As a result, shifting the workforce to a remote working environment created oversight challenges.

However, in the early 2020s, at the start of the pandemic, demand side platform providers faced slight challenges. Still, eventually, the lockdown seemed to be an opportunity for greater reach of the audience as people inclined toward online shopping and social media the most for their daily needs. Companies have seen a rise in ad spending by advertisers.

The market witnessed growth throughout the pandemic owing to the exponential rise in e-commerce, online shopping, and the gaming sector. A report by the Entertainment Software Association (ESA) found that 55% of video game players in the U.S. played more games during the COVID-19 pandemic. This formed a significant opportunity for advertisers.


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Increasing Mobile Gaming and Video Ads to Surge Demand for Demand Side Platform

Video medium is the most widespread media type for high-impact display ads. Marketers are implementing automated video ad buying in DSPs for distributing digital video commercials. It helps increase engagement on social and digital channels, educates the audience, and enables customer reach with a new medium.

Moreover, mobile gaming and home entertainment in all forms are creating an unprecedented opportunity for demand side platform providers who intend on reaching newly captive audiences. Marketers utilize DSPs for gaming ad networks. The mobile gaming landscape has transformed into an opportunity for advertisers to focus on digital ad spending.

For instance, in April 2022, Tyroo, an ad tech platform, launched a gaming vertical, Comet, in APAC. With Comet, Tyroo can offer advertising opportunities in the vast metaverse while providing customer-centric experiences to the brands. Furthermore, it aids brands in shaping their ad campaigns and enhancing their customer experiences.


Rising Number of Ad Transactions through Connected TV (CTV) and OTT Platforms to Boost Market Growth

With advertisement inventories implementing new strategies such as target audience reach and device marketing, platforms, such as CTV and OTT, play a vital role in their approach. They aid in better customer reach and target audience. CTV display advertising is on the hype due to the rapid increase in video streaming through OTT platforms such as YouTube TV, Apple TV+, and Netflix. For example, the U.S. streaming revenue increased by 41.2% in 2020.

Demand side platforms facilitate businesses in promoting their brand mentions through such channels and increase avenues alongside complete control of their ad campaigns. Further, video is a highly engaging and personal ad format, which enables advertisers to reach their marketing goals efficiently.

For instance, in May 2022, Google LLC added new features to the Google Marketing Platform, Display & Video 360. To improve CTV advertising, the company expanded its CTV inventory in the Display & Video 360 demand-side platform and extended Google audiences to CTV devices.


Growing Fraudulent Practices across Advertising Industry Might Hinder the Market Growth

Fraudulent advertising is increasingly emerging as a new risk to consumers shopping online. Consumers are exposed to millions of fraudulent advertisements, directing them to illegal e-commerce websites that defraud and provide counterfeit products and deceitful services. Ad frauds may occur in many forms, including fake ad impressions/clicks by bad bots, piling ads on top of one another, and fake ghost sites that duplicate real websites to get permitted by ad networks. A 2019 China Internet Network Information Center report stated that China's digital ad fraud rate rose as high as 40% over the last few years. China accounted for 30.7% of the total advertising spend, and the U.K. ad fraud accounted for just 2.4% during the same period in the U.K.

Moreover, many fraud adverts are using social media as a platform to practice such deceits. For instance, a report by tracit.org 2020-21 stated facts and use cases related to fraudulent practices.

By using Google's video platform YouTube, fraudsters exploited the popularity of certain popular video games by tricking consumers into downloading risky apps. Also, on YouTube, scammers used COVID-19 to profit through easy-to-find videos advertising overpriced face masks and mock vaccines, costing consumers more than USD 5 million. In April 2019, an advert for fake Tommy Hilfiger apparel was identified on LinkedIn.


By Type Analysis

Complete Control over Ad Campaigns and Ad Buying Process to Increase Self-service DSP Demand

Based on type, the market is segmented into self-service and full/managed service.

Full/managed service DSP holds the largest revenue share in the market owing to its popularity and vast advertising solution offerings among advertisers. In full/managed service DSP, a third-party, such as an agency, runs and manages the entire campaign to target an accurate audience with the help of their media strategist's team.

However, self-service DSP is expected to hold the highest CAGR during the forecast period, giving advertisers complete control over their ad campaigns. Marketers can have full control over the ad buying process, selecting inventory, and running campaign management with the help of their marketing team. Self-service demand-side platforms are efficient marketing tools that enable advertisers to buy high-quality impressions at scale with minimal friction. This factor is likely to drive the demand side platform market growth.

By Channel Analysis

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Extensive Rise in Number of Smartphone Users and Social Media to Propel Segmental Growth

Based on channel, the market is categorized into display, mobile, video, and native.

The video segment is likely to gain maximum segment share owing to the rising adoption of CTV advertising for mass reach to customers. Advertisers can achieve their target by leveraging video advertising to influence awareness tactics, brand perception, and reach new customers. Further, COVID-19 has shifted viewers from linear to CTV and Over-the-Top (OTT) platforms, with more individuals staying home. This has increased the demand for DSPs. According to EMI Research Solutions, in 2020, monthly OTT subscription service users in Latin America rose to 117.2 million.

Mobile advertising is expected to grow at the highest CAGR in the forecast period owing to the increasing number of internet and smartphone users. In addition, social media and mobile gaming have gained advertisers' attention for publishing ads. For instance, as per Global Games Market Report, mobile gaming revenue accounted for USD 36 billion in 2021.


North America Demand Side Platform Market Size, 2021 (USD Billion)

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Geographically, the market is divided into five key regions such as North America, South America, Europe, the Middle East & Africa, and Asia Pacific. They are further categorized into countries.

North America is expected to hold the maximum revenue share during the forecast period. The region's market growth is driven by the rising programmatic ad spend. According to eMarketer, approximately 85% of digital display advertising spending in the U.S. was done through programmatic technology in 2020. Also, market vendors are significantly focusing on adopting new technologies in their demand-side platform software. The region is incorporating prominent businesses across all industries and extensively implementing demand-side platform software. Further, multiple well-established and small regional advertisers are leveraging demand-side platforms for short-term performance campaigns and brand-building campaigns.

Asia Pacific is projected to witness the highest CAGR during the forecast period. Market players in the region focus on expanding their geographical presence by offering advanced demand side platforms across developing nations. The market is driven by extensive smartphone penetration in the region. Also, the adoption of advertising approaches, such as programmatic advertising and device marketing, is likely to fuel regional growth in the long term.

Europe is expected to hold a prominent global demand side platform market share. The growth is owing to the growing popularity of DSP software among advertisers in the U.K., Germany, and France. According to Zenith forecast, Central & Eastern Europe (C&E Europe) is anticipated to showcase significant growth between 2021 and 2024 for programmatic ad spend.

Similarly, the rising digitalization and industrialization in South America may drive market growth. The Middle East & Africa region is projected to gain stable growth owing to significant investment in the solution by major players.

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For instance, in 2021, Amazon.com, Inc. launched Amazon DSP in Saudi Arabia to enable advertisers and agencies to reach their target audience. It is a self-service DSP that works for both Amazon-owned and off-Amazon parties. Moreover, it facilitates direct publisher relationships.


Strategic Collaborations and Partnerships to Boost Market Expansion of Key Players

Key players are trying to boost their operations and scale sales through partnerships and collaborations. This enables brands to expand their product offerings and customer base. For instance,

March 2022: The Trade Desk integrated with Adobe Real-Time Customer Data Platform, aiding marketers to drive more clarity in their advertising by activating first-party data without depending on third-party cookies. The email-based initiation will be available on all media channels of the Trade Desk, including connected TV (CTV).

August 2021: Adobe, Inc. partnered with the Media Trust to provide Safe Consumer Ad Experiences. The Media Trust provided tools, such as malware scanning and ad categorization, to Adobe Advertising Cloud, enabling Adobe's demand side platform to notify advertisers and help remediate issues quickly.

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  • June 2022: Basis Technologies released a data visualization solution, Data Canvas, to automate reporting in advertising. Data Canvas aids organizations available in the Basis media automation platform, reducing manual tasks in sharing and building client reports and dashboards.

  • July 2022: SmartyAds partnered with SQUID, a news feed company. With this collaboration, SmartyAds enables advertisers to expand their reach and address audiences, including the tech-savvy youth. SQUID helps SmartyAds in offering news in local languages and broadcasting it through various digital channels.

  • April 2022: Xandr launched deal discovery, inventory library, and activation platform for Invest DSP. With this launch, Xandr enabled the easy discovery of premium inventory to buyers, creating a footprint in the programmatic advertising industry. Moreover, buyers can access publishers across multiple Supply-Side Platforms (SSPs).

  • May 2022: Adform expanded its long-standing partnership with DoubleVerify (DV), a digital media analytics and measurement provider. The partnership enabled advertisers to guard their programmatic campaigns and ensure the media quality in new ways, including connected TV advertising.

  • February 2022: The Trade Desk Inc. launched OpenPath to connect advertisers and marketers with premium publishers. OpenPath allows publishers to integrate with their demand side platform directly accessible to premium publishers.


An Infographic Representation of Demand Side Platform (DSP) Market

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The research report highlights leading regions across the world to offer a better understanding of the user. Furthermore, the report provides insights into the latest industry and market trends and analyzes technologies deployed at a rapid pace at the global level. It further highlights some growth-stimulating factors and restraints, helping the reader gain in-depth knowledge about the market.




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By Type, Channel, and Geography

By Type

  • Self Service

  • Full/Managed Service

By Channel

  • Display

  • Mobile

  • Video

  • Native

By Region

  • North America (By Type, Channel, and Country)

    • U.S.

    • Canada

    • Mexico

  • South America (By Type, Channel, and Country)

    • Brazil

    • Argentina

    • Rest of South America

  • Europe (By Type, Channel, and Country)

    • U.K.

    • Germany

    • France

    • Italy

    • Spain

    • Russia

    • Benelux

    • Nordics

    • Rest of Europe

  • Middle East & Africa (By Type, Channel, and Country)

    • Turkey

    • Israel

    • GCC

    • North Africa

    • South Africa

    • Rest of the Middle East & Africa

  • Asia Pacific (By Type, Channel, and Country)

    • China

    • India

    • Japan

    • South Korea 

    • ASEAN

    • Oceania

    • Rest of Asia Pacific

Frequently Asked Questions

The market is projected to reach USD 92.12 billion by 2029.

In 2021, the market stood at USD 16.94 billion.

The market is projected to grow at a CAGR of 23.7% in the forecast period (2022-2029).

Video channel is likely to lead the market owing to the rising adoption of connected TV advertising for mass reach.

Rising ad transaction through connected TV and OTT platforms boosts the market growth.

Alphabet Inc., Amazon.com, Inc., Adobe Inc., The Trade Desk, Inc., MediaMath Inc., Adform, Xandr (Microsoft), SmartyAds, Gourmet Ads, and Basis Technologies are the top players in the market.

North America is expected to hold the highest market share.

Asia Pacific is expected to grow with the highest CAGR.

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