Mediavine Actively Sending FLoC IDs to The MediaGrid in the Bid Request
BOCA RATON, Fla. – May 18, 2021 – Mediavine, the largest exclusive full-service ad management firm in the U.S., is actively sending Google FLoC IDs in the bid request to The MediaGrid using its custom-built OpenRTB server, Mediavine Exchange. Mediavine’s technology gathers FLoC IDs from its nearly 8,000 publishers and passes them to supply-side partners (SSPs) to be used in the ad auctions. Mediavine is the first full-service ad manager and company overall to provide SSPs with FLoC IDs.
The MediaGrid is passing the FLoC IDs to its demand-side platform (DSP) partners to facilitate the creation of cohorts and serve targeted ads. Mediavine’s customized, adaptive OpenRTB implementation allows The MediaGrid to collect FLoC IDs directly from Mediavine Exchange, expediting the auction process.
“Our custom OpenRTB-based ad technologies allow Mediavine to be the first verified FLoC integration, collecting IDs and passing them through the bid stream all the way to advertisers,” said Eric Hochberger, CEO and Co-Founder of Mediavine. “While FLoC comprises a limited percent of traffic at this time, we’re excited that the scale of 17+ billion ad impressions empowers advertisers to start testing today in preparation for the cookieless future.”
Historically, one of the biggest complications with server-to-server bidding is cookie matching. Mediavine’s OpenRTB technology is optimized for both today’s needs and future cookieless solutions including FLoC, handling more than 300 billion bid requests per month.
“With the demise of the third-party cookie looming, it is vital to begin testing and evaluating alternatives today, with FLoC being one of the major contenders,” said Michael Beschastnov, Product Architect of The MediaGrid. “We are excited to work with industry-leading partners like Mediavine to enable these tests, gather learnings early and ensure their post-cookie preparedness in advance of Q1 2022, so together, we can continue to drive measurable outcomes for advertisers and meaningful revenue for content creators.”
Mediavine is the largest exclusive full-service ad management company in the United States, representing and monetizing nearly 8,000 publisher partner websites in addition to its owned and operated properties. Mediavine proudly ranks as a Comscore top five lifestyle property with 130 million unique monthly visitors and 17 billion monthly ad impressions. Additionally, Mediavine is an award-winning Google Certified Publishing Partner, Trustworthy Accountability Group (TAG), Ads.txt and GDPR compliant, and is also a member of the Coalition for Better Ads and Prebid.org.