Brandscreen can remain a DSP leader in APAC, where it has more experience than TURN, MediaMath etc
The official release on the Brandscreen/Zenovia deal can be found here
So why is this good news for Brandscreen, and Agencies who power their trading desks using it?
Stability and Resources
The amount of resource needed to operate a DSP at scale globally is huge. Think of billions of impressions all needing a real time decision. The processing power is immense. With both companies involved, there is more capital to ensure longevity.
Brandscreen will now be able to see if an ad was actually seen (vs just served). This cool feature from Zenovia helps us get closer to the true value an impression can bring.
Global Reach and Scale
Using Zenovia, Brandscreen will be able to have reach beyond APAC. It will likely start with the US and scale from there.
One of Zenovia's core strengths is its ability to remove fraudulent clicks and duplication. Their website describes them as "The preferred technology platform for advertisers to access viewable, clean media from the world’s best publishers". This will be a great gain for Brandscreen once it makes it into the feature-set.
The DSP space is similar to an arms race of gaining features and functionality to attract the hottest advertisers and agencies. Video, data aggregation, mobile and segmentation are all differentiating features across programmatic buying products, and are tweaked and released daily.