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Roku OneView Ad Platform: Just The Facts

May 11, 2020 Sarah Cavill

In October 2019, Roku purchased demand-side platform (DSP) dataxu, which they recently announced would be relaunched as Roku’s programmatic ad-buying platform OneView Ad Platform. 

How Does The OneView Ad Platform Benefit Digital Marketers?

As streaming becomes the dominant source of entertainment around the globe, advertisers are moving much of their traditional TV budgets to OTT. The need for programmatic, measured and scalable advertising opportunities across screens is more important than ever. 

The OneView Ad Platform combines Roku’s first-party data from 39 million U.S. households and dataxu’s cross-device identity graph into a single platform, which, according to Roku will “manage advertising – across OTT, desktop and mobile campaigns – that reaches an estimated four in five homes in the U.S.” Adding, “OneView Ad Platform integrates the reach, inventor, and capabilities of Roku advertising with the identity and attribution tools of demand-side platform dataxu.”

Does The Roku OneView Platform Provide Attribution Data?

AdExchanger notes, “campaigns on OneView also won’t return ad IDs from Roku devices, as typical programmatic campaigns would, since those ads use Roku first-party user data, and thus advertisers would be able to create segments and retarget Roku users without consent.” However, “Advertisers can use third-party measurement, verification and ad-serving services like Nielsen, Oracle Data Cloud or Innovid.”

Does The Roku OneView Platform Work With Other DSPs?

An article in AdExchanger explains that advertisers using other DSPs will be able to buy Roku inventory, but without the guaranteed outcomes that OneView offers. 

“We are a consumer-first product,” said Alison Levin Roku, VP of Ad Sales and Strategy at Roku. “A reason this DSP made so much sense during acquisition was it would allow brands to access those audiences and measure against them in a controlled environment.” Leveraging Roku’s household data in OneView to create optimized, targeted campaigns is a benefit of the platform, allowing advertisers to drive targeted cohorts to specific CTAs.

Advertisers who have signed on for The OneView Platform launch include Drizly, Experian, Intuit TurboTax and Lexus, among others.

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About the Author

Sarah Cavill

With more than 20 years of writing, editing and reporting experience, Sarah Cavill brings to Digital Media Solutions (DMS) a fine-tuned and diverse set of skills. Her work has been featured in notable publications including The Daily Muse, CBS Local, Techlicious and Glamour magazine. Sarah has a passion for current events and the deep-dive research that goes into the content development and brand identity of DMS Insights. In her role as Associate Content Manager, Sarah contributes to the pitching, researching and writing of multiple stories published each week surrounding digital and performance marketing innovations in pop culture, news, social media, branding and advertising.

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