This is the fifth post in a series about Display & Video 360 innovations.
Display & Video 360 is organized around five integrated modules that work together to simplify the end-to-end campaign process: Campaigns, Audiences, Creatives, Inventory and Insights. Today you’ll learn more about new capabilities of the Inventory module, where media teams can browse a diverse marketplace of media across formats, devices, and screens, then easily negotiate and manage campaigns with a range of deal types—from open auction to Programmatic Guaranteed.
A diverse mix of inventory across all channels and devices—including connected TV
The Inventory module is home to an array of premium digital inventory across devices and screens, such as mobile web and app, and connected TV. It also includes high-quality TV inventory via over-the-top video streams and traditional linear TV.
With Display & Video 360, you can access YouTube, Gmail and Waze (both currently in beta), and Google Partner Inventory alongside cross-exchange display and video inventory in a single buying tool. YouTube inventory includes all TrueView formats and YouTube Reserve inventory, including Google Preferred. You can also access digital audio ad inventory from Google Play Music, Spotify, SoundCloud, TuneIn—and now, Pandora and AdsWizz. This offers brands the opportunity to bring audio, display, and video campaigns together in one place, and connect with audiences in various moments throughout the day.
To make sure you can reach people in all environments, Display & Video 360 gives you access to national, local, and addressable linear TV inventory through integrations with clypd, WideOrbit, and Google Fiber (all currently in beta). You can also access premium TV content on connected TVs, such as programming from CBS, AMC, A+E, MLB.TV, and many more.
Quality, brand-safe inventory
No matter what inventory they choose, media teams can be sure they are in control of the ads they're buying and where they're running. Display & Video 360 offers advanced fraud prevention, viewability, and verification to give media buying teams more confidence and control.
Display & Video 360’s fraud prevention uses over 180 sophisticated filters, a global team of experts, and manual reviews in an effort to prevent you from paying for invalid clicks, impressions, views, or interactions. In addition, buyers will receive refunds for invalid traffic that is detected by Google up to 30 days after monthly billing and meets other criteria.
To ensure you’re buying inventory only from the actual sites where you intended your ads to appear, the ads.txt authorized-only inventory control enables you to run campaigns on sites that support ads.txt authorized inventory—and exclude inventory from sites without the file. And, with built-in Active View viewability targeting and optimization, you can be confident that your ads are seen, not just served.