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YIELDLAB – A STRONG PARTNER FOR PREMIUM PUBLISHERS

When trading advertising services, both advertisers and media buyers gain in efficiency from automated processes. Yieldlab has made it its task to offer a complete advertising solution with one central point of contact to publishers, combining yield management and programmatic advertising. To achieve their goals, Yieldlab offers its publishing partners maximal transparency and control opportunities across all channels, customers, campaigns and inventories. Here at Yieldlab, technical functionality and quality are just as important as service and security. That is premium programmatic advertising – made in Germany.

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YIELDLAB YRD – UTILISING THE WHOLE POTENTIAL ON ONE PLATFORM

You determine the rules: Whether for desktop, mobile or video inventory, in the age of multi-screen application and automated media commerce, publishers need a flexible and integrated advertising platform in order to manage their complete inventory and to offer it to media buyers. To do so, the Yieldlab Publisher Solution YRD displays all constellations and contract situations allowing the publisher to easily manage them on one interface. Publishers determine their own pricing strategies and sales rules – open auctions, fixed placement, guaranteed inventory or Deal IDs – for selling their inventory to buyers across all advertising channels.

Yieldlab YRD is able to display all market-relevant deal types for publishers on its interface. With the help of Deal IDs – numeric codes, which are exchanged between seller and buyer – advertisers can purchase defined inventory on placement level.

Before access to the inventory is granted, the consent of the publisher is needed – at Yieldlab YRD nothing happens without the publisher’s involvement. That is our promise: We are always on the side of the publisher so he can get the most out of his inventory.

VERSATILE AND FLEXIBLE WITH SIMPLE ACCESSIBILITY OPTIONS

A system for everything: Private marketplaces (PMPs) have proven successful in the area of automated premium marketing to grant access to certain inventory classes only to selected media buyers as well as to efficiently display agreements between media agencies, buyers and publishers. But how do you know as a publisher, what placement will obtain the highest price in real-time and when it will and will not be appropriate to offer certain placements in PMPs? From the very beginning, Yieldlab offers publishers PMP functionality. Our five-year experience in this area has taught us that an automated marketing system is only effective when offers for all inventory classes can be compared and evaluated. If requested by the publisher, Yieldlab YRD eliminates boundaries between inventory classes. Our Unified Yield Approach enables publishers for the first time to manage the demand for their entire inventory on just one system, one platform and one interface.

Regardless of special agreements with selected partners, open or private auctions: The Yieldlab YRD Platform is based on the marketing strategies of the publisher and caters to his objectives.

Yieldlab YRD, as a unity, has proven itself to be a unique and effective marketing platform for premium publishers.

TRANSPARENCY AND EFFICIENCY IN THE AUTOMATED COMMERCE OF MEDIA


TECHNOLOGY PARTNERSHIPS – PERFECTLY WIRED

All major purchasing platforms are connected to Yieldlab YRD, connecting publishers with hundreds of buyers and thousands of advertisers. Yieldlab YRD provides publishers with all necessary technical requirements so they can obtain the highest demand for their inventory. The Yieldlab YRD platform provides publishers with endless opportunities to obtain the highest price for each Ad Impression as well as with a framework to conclude business transactions with their preferred customers. The number of demand partners is continuously increasing also in other European countries. Users who implement the Yieldlab YRD Platform gain access to market relevant Demand Side Platforms (DSPs) and Trading Desks of brand advertisers. This ensures that advertisers access inventories according to their environment and their media brand.


DISPLAY, VIDEO, MOBILE – YOUR PARTNER FOR ALL MARKETING CHANNELS

The use of media is becoming more and more fragmented resulting in the formation of various specialty platforms which offer publishers an optimal introduction into programmatic selling. However, truly optimal would be just one single, stand-alone platform solution which combines automated selling of mobile, video and display. It would be the solution to avoid inefficiency and double costs.

In order to be successful in the area of automated media commerce and to utilise the efficiency gain of programmatic advertising, publishers must be able to manage all marketing channels via a single interface. Whether mobile In-App or mobile websites, stationary offers or InStream video placement, with Yieldlab YRD, publishers are able to automate the marketing of all their contents across multiple channels from one central interface. Thus, Yieldlab YRD is the first multi-screened supply-side platform focusing on the inventory of premium publishers.

More information: » Display » Video » Mobile

FLEXIBLE CUSTOM PRICING STRATEGIES

Yieldlab YRD is able to display all inventory sources at various price levels across multiple channels offering publishers full flexibility in establishing their own auction rules. With the PMP functionality integrated in the platform solution, it is possible to display all contract situations and constellations between supply and demand sides and to transfer them into programmatic real-time monetarisation.

Thus, publishers can establish individual minimum prices for each placement option and reduce access to certain auctions by means of Deal IDs and blacklisting and/or whitelisting. In addition to these minimum prices, fixed prices from pre-negotiated deals of the direct sales team can be taken into account. Our experienced Publisher Solutions Team will be happy to assist you in developing the optimal sales strategy for your inventory.

The following pricing strategies are available to you with Yieldlab YRD:

1. Open auctions

2. Private auctions

3. Preferred deals

4. Automated guaranteed / programmatic guaranteed

5. Fixed prices (without auction)


YIELDPROBE – ACHIEVE THE OPTIMUM

An important part of yield optimisation is our Yieldprobe solution. Yieldprobe is an API that can easily be integrated into the publisher's existing system environment and, per request, can be based on the AdServer. It ensures that overarching yield optimisation is obtained between the publisher's directly sold campaigns and programmatic advertising in order to meet set goals even better. We call this Unified Yield Optimisation.

Yieldprobe is already integrated in thousands of the most popular websites, such as BILD.de, focus.de or ProSieben.de.


WHITELISTING / BLACKLISTING – CENTRALLY VIA ALL CHANNELS

Multi-level control: Publishers are able to protect existing campaigns and revenues by means of whitelisting and blacklisting as well as to ensure that no one is able to purchase such impressions at a lower price – lower than the current high-price campaign – in an open auction.

Due to its integrated approach, the Yieldlab Supply Side Platform functions like a private marketplace for all marketing channels and inventory classes. On the Yieldlab YRD interface, the access for each individual demand partner and advertiser can be carefully selected and controlled. Contrary to common market praxis, we realise this through a multi-step control system.

In the first step, publishers determine which Yieldlab YRD demand partner they want to target with their inventory offer, and unlock them by means of whitelisting.
Now they have the choice: Either they choose blacklisting to release their inventory to advertisers who initially will have full access and who can be blocked at any time, or they choose whitelisting to grant access only to selected advertisers. Of course, advertisers can previously be placed on a blacklist. The Yieldlab YRD platform's level of functionality is unique.


BRAND SAFETY AND AD QUALITY – QUALITY CONTROL ON CAMPAIGN LEVEL

Protect your media brand. Brand safety is not only important for advertisers but is an important criterion for premium publishers in establishing a successful marketing strategy. All of our publishing partners are well-known media brands which pay close attention to the type of advertising displayed in their environment. To eliminate brand-damaging campaigns, hundreds of advertisers are being manually reviewed and evaluated by the Yieldlab Operations Team on a daily basis. In addition, all advertisers are being monitored centrally and can be blocked at any time using blacklisting. Publishers are also able to directly block certain advertisers denying them access to their inventory. A special feature: Yieldlab YRD enables publishers to choose the Brand Safety Option for all their marketing channels. This option allows the central control of the quality of the entire desktop, mobile and video inventory.  

In addition to the protection against brand-damaging campaigns, another important advantage arises: The clear association of revenues to advertisers has a significant influence on clean Reporting. Also, revenues from display, mobile and video campaigns can be attributed better to the sales staff.


INSIGHTS – NEXT GENERATION SSP REPORTING

Reporting via Yieldlab YRD enables publishers to comprehensively analyse extensive campaigns, advertisers and their own offer with an unprecedented level of detail for SSP ensuring optimal yield management across all channels. With these findings, hidden potentials can be revealed and the minimum prices can be adjusted at placement level. The result is an increase in revenues with full transparency and complete control. In comparison to many competitors, we understand comprehensive reporting to be an integral part of our supply side platform. We help publishers to learn more about their inventories and buyers. To do so, we provide our customers with Yieldlab YRD Insights.

More information: » Insights

DATA – QUALITY CONNECTS

The availability and integration of audience and targeting data is still uneven between buying side and selling side. While the buying side accesses second and third party data quite naturally in addition to its own first party data and adjusts its media commerce and bidding strategies accordingly, many marketers and their publishers are still in the dark. The lack of knowledge makes it difficult for the supply side to recognize the actual value of its own audience and inventory.

We urge you to use Yieldlab YRD. Due to our cooperation with the Marketing Joint Venture AdAudience and many collaborations with Data Management Platforms (DMPs) and audience specialists like adsquare, The Adex, Krux, Semasio and nugg.ad, publishers are able to find the right balance again. They are able to offer special custom targeting options to the buying side and support them in monetising traffic.

More information: » Data

FORMATS – MANY OPTIONS

Yieldlab YRD for Publishers offers the greatest possible variability in advertising formats for programmatically purchased campaigns to the supply side. In addition to the formats from the Universal Ad Package (UAP), publishers are able to create custom-sized media campaigns for their advertising clients, including Wallpaper which is especially important to brand advertisers. The same applies to mobile inventory; with Yieldlab YRD the implementation of all standardised advertising formats as well as non-standard sizes for Mobile Enabled Websites (MEW) or Mobile Apps is possible. Continuous delivery of all market relevant video standards is guaranteed without delay for the publisher's stationary and mobile video inventory offers.

In addition, the integration of several new formats is possible on all channels.

More information: » Formats

OPEN APIs – EASY CONNECTIVITY OPTIONS

Yieldlab YRD provides maximum transparency and control over all customers, channels, campaigns, inventories and targets. For this reason, we have developed the Yieldlab platform as an open system for third party providers from the start and have already engaged into several collaborations with tech companies which are using our Enterprise and Data APIs as well as Yieldlab Adtag and Yieldlab Yieldprobe. Our open interfaces build the base for individual publishing solutions for providers of reporting systems, Ad Verification specialists, as well as for the integration of CRM and BI systems. For example, ADvendio, an Order Management System based on Salesforce, uses our interface to provide a central access point to marketers enabling a complete overview on the monetarisation.


PUBLISHER SERVICES – WE WILL GUIDE YOU

Here at Yieldlab programmatic advertising is the automated management of media inventories. There are a lot of things to take into account which do not always work automatically. With Yieldlab YRD, technology and individual consultation go hand in hand. As publishing partner, you can benefit from our extensive know-how in programmatic advertising and yield optimisation.

More information: » Publisher Services
YIELD OPTIMISATION

COMPLETE YIELD OPTIMISATION FOR ALL INVENTORY CLASSES ACROSS ALL CHANNELS

Initially, programmatic advertising is merely a more efficient processing method to offer inventory to the buyer side via automated systems. Yieldlab YRD combines such efficiency with the publisher's internal yield optimisation. So far, classic inventory optimisation was characterised by manual processes and strict division by inventory class. Yieldprobe is a mature optimisation technology which determines the best buyer for each individual Ad Impression in real-time.

If requested by the publisher, Yieldlab YRD eliminates boundaries between inventory classes. Our Unified Yield Approach enables publishers for the first time to manage the demand for their entire inventory on just one system, one platform and one interface.
Regardless of special agreements with selected partners, open or private auctions: The Yieldlab YRD Platform optimises demand via one platform and caters to the objectives of the publisher.

Currently, the level control logic Yieldprobe, from Yieldlab YRD, compares up to 200,000 incoming price offers from the demand side per second. For each millisecond, each individual position on your website and each user, we determine the advertiser best matching your strategy.

Due to its integrated approach, the Yieldlab Supply Side Platform functions like a private marketplace for all marketing channels and inventory classes. Whether for desktop, mobile or video inventory, the access for each individual advertising client can be carefully selected and controlled. This is the only possible way to significantly increase the effective TKP and thus, total revenues from your digital investment.

YOU LAY DOWN THE RULES – YIELDLAB YRD PROVIDES REAL-TIME YIELD

With Yieldlab YRD, programmatic deals, directly sold campaigns and revenue share agreements, e.g. agreements you made in the area of image/text, can be optimised according to eCMP. For these partners, Yieldlab performs an eCPM prediction and ensures that it is part of the bidding process of an auction.

PUBLISHER SERVICES

PUBLISHER SERVICES AND SOLUTIONS – TECHNOLOGY HAND IN HAND WITH INDIVIDUAL CONSULTATION


We want to meet the demand of our customers on all levels. For that reason, publishers and marketers can decide for themselves in how far they can or want to get involved with their Yieldlab platform and the decision making processes of programmatic advertising which is done through that platform. It is certainly possible to use our Yieldlab YRD technology independently, but our extensive know-how in programmatic advertising and yield optimisation is available to anyone. We gladly establish personal contact to advertisers of interest.


If you opt for our Managed Service, we are happy to advise you and, if you wish, we take on the complete management of your programmatic platform for you, according to your individual goals and expectations.

If you possess the necessary know-how and choose our Assisted Services, we gladly let you handle the management of your Yieldlab YRD system bit by bit.

If you do not need much advisement and would like to manage your platform completely on your own, you may do so after passing a detailed introduction into management of the system taking on full responsibility with our Self Service.


Do you have questions or need support? Please contact our Publisher Solutions Team directly.

Nicole Mortier
VP Publisher Solutions

n.mortier@yieldlab.de
Telephone: +49 40 609 4696-0

CASES

LEARN MORE ABOUT YIELDLAB'S COOPERATION WITH PUBLISHERS

Yieldlab supervises premium publishers in the areas of yield optimization and Programmatic Advertising for years. We do this so successful that now 65% percent of Germany's top 20 AGOF marketers have integrated the Yieldlab platform.

To get to know us and our technology even better and to give you a practical insight into our collaboration with renowned publishers, we are currently working on the design of selected case studies. We cordially invite you to keep this growing section of our website in mind.