This interview was originally published in eMarketer, reprinted with permission.
Most premium publishers who sell inventory programmatically rely on a tactic called header bidding, which allows them to simultaneously offer inventory to all of their ad exchanges before making calls to their ad servers. While header bidding has steadily gained adoption on the open web, it has been slower to gain popularity among app publishers.
Because there is not an actual header within apps, the phrase “mobile header bidding” is a misnomer, which is why industry insiders instead call this practice “mobile bidding,” “advanced bidding” or “unified auction.” Casie Jordan, director of professional services at Twitter-owned mobile ad tech company MoPub, spoke with eMarketer’s Ross Benes about how header bidding is moving into apps.
Learn more about MoPub's approach to in-app bidding for the mobile app world here.