PubMatic Auction Package deals are real-time planning tools that allows you to create auction packages at scale:
- Ingest data, target preferred publishers, and create PMP deals.
- Refine deals with PubMatic targeting criteria across multiple publishers.
- Forecast the reach and impressions of your PMP campaign in real-time during deal creation.
Create an Auction Package deal
Follow these instructions to create an Auction Package deal in the Media Buyer Console.
In the Media Buyer Console, select Deals > Deals > Create Auction Package Deal.
Deal Information fields are described in the following table.
PubMatic suggests this naming convention: Buyer-DSP-InventoryDescription-StartDate(MMDDYY)
For example: GroupM-TTD-HighViewability-070418
There are two options:
Select up to 10 buyers and then click Done.
Always On is a flag for internal use only. Multi-publisher ongoing deals originated by PubMatic, DSPs, or agencies are usually always-on deals. This flag allows PubMatic to apply a default auction fee for publishers under Auction Fee pricing model.
Targeting settings are described in the following tables.
There are three options for selecting publishers for your deal:
Publishers included in Auction Package deals must meet the following criteria in the PubMatic system:
Option 1: Maximum Reach (recommended)
This option will get the greatest number of impressions, based on historical data, for your deal. As the deal continues to run, the system will update the publishers to only include the optimized publishers with the highest reach. A list of publishers that match the selected targeting and buyer criteria will appear in a summary at the bottom of the deal details only after a newly-created deal is saved.
Option 2: Upload
Option 3: Select
If you delete a publisher, Auto-update automatically adds a new optimized publisher to fill that spot.
To block publishers from auto-updating, Select from the menu list, or click Download Publishers List and Upload your the list with a maximum of 50 publishers.
Banner and Native: Targets banner and native creatives. Native can't be selected separately from banner, but if only Native creatives are added, then only Native inventory will be targeted.
Video: Targets video creatives.
When Banner and Native and Video are both selected, detailed video targeting is unavailable. This is because further detailed video targeting settings would negatively limit banner and native inventory. For additional video targeting, either deselect Banner and Native or create separate deals for both ad formats.
Select the platform(s) you want to target. For example, desktop, mobile web, CTV, etc.
When Desktop is selected, Mobile targeting is unavailable. This is because mobile targeting limits desktop inventory. If you want to choose mobile targeting, either deselect desktop or create a separate deal.
Select Any or Select. You can choose up to 1,000 ad sizes per deal. To learn more, see How ad sizes are reported.
OM SDK Support
Enable this to target mobile apps that support IAB Open Measurement SDK.
Enable this to target by latitude and/or longitude.
Device Id Type
Target all device types or select specific ones from the list.
Target all mobile operating systems or select specific ones from the list.
Target all browsers or select specific ones from the list.
Playback Method: Describes the conditions in which the video/audio plays.
Skippable: Yes, No, Any
Skip Delay: Enter number of seconds
Skip Delay Override: Enter number of seconds
Player Size: All, Small, Medium, Large
Video Ad Formats
Linear: indicates the video ad which runs before, between, or after the video content is viewed by the publisher.
Non-Linear: indicates the video ad which runs parallel to the video content so the publisher still has the option of viewing the content.
Pre-roll: video ad that appears before the video content displays.
In-roll: video ad that appears in the middle of the video content.
Post-roll: video ad that appears after the video content completes.
Select the video/audio playback methods. For example, auto-play on page load with sound off, click-to-play, and mouse-over.
VPAID (Video Player-Ad Interface Definition) is an IAB standard that allows a video ad and a video player to communicate with each other. VPAID defines a uniform run-time environment so that a compliant player can accept any compliant advertisement from any other party.
Skippable video ads allow viewers to skip an ad after a set amount of time. Select Enabled, Disabled, or No Preference.
Skip Delay: Enter number of seconds
Skip Delay Override: Enter number of seconds
Minimum Player Size
Select Small, Medium, or Large.
Select Include if you want your ads to show only in specific geographical regions. Select Exclude to prevent your ads from showing in specific regions.
Then select from the list of geographies.
Select categories from the list
Select Include if you want to target ads from specific IAB categories. Select Exclude to prevent ads that from specific IAB categories.
Audience targeting can include a buyer's first-party audiences, publisher's first-party audiences, and PubMatic audiences. To find a specific provider, use the Search box or select from the Provider list.
PubMatic data is global. We recommend you add Geo-targeting if you want to target users of a specific country.
Select Include if you want to target specific audiences.
Select Exclude to prevent ads from showing to specific audiences. Only first-party audiences without a price ($0) can be excluded.
Click include (or exclude) to add an audience to the deal.
Click show data to see how many impressions are available for an Audience. This number includes the targeting selected for publisher, ad format, platform, and geography.
|Override Audience CPM Deal|
The deal-level data CPM feature allows data providers to override the default price for an audience in a given deal.
To enable the Override Audience CPM Deal:
The deal summary will also reflect that the audience price has been overridden for each deal.
Viewability targeting allows you to create deals that target only impressions that meet a minimum level of predicted viewability. For example, if you want to target impressions that are at least 80% likely to be viewable, select 80% or greater from the list. Included Viewability appears in the Summary panel on the right.
Viewability thresholds are predicted based on historical data provided by our viewability partners, Moat and Pixelate. We're integrated with Moat to measure video ads and Pixelate to measure banner ads in both web and app environments. It's important to remember that viewability thresholds are not a guarantee of viewability.
Banner ads are fully supported in both web and app environments; video ads are supported in web environment and certain apps. For a video ads in-app environment, you should target the deal to the apps supported for viewability.
Keep in mind that deals with a higher viewability threshold will result in fewer matches. To increase your match rate, try lowering the viewability threshold. You can adjust this setting at any time.
Broad Match: This is the most flexible match type because it matches all URLs/app bundles that contain the strings specified in deal targeting. Broad Match matches the URLs and app bundle IDs that contain a set of characters you specify for targeting. This set of characters is called a substring. Broad Match is ideal for targeting entire sites, apps or keywords that appear in page URLs/app bundle IDs.
Simple Match: This match type looks for the URLs, app bundle IDs or app IDs you specify in deal targeting. The traffic must be from the exact pages, apps specified but this match type ignores query parameters, hash or anchor tags, protocol and trailing slashes, and WWW in the URL because adding query or hash parameters doesn’t generally change the pages. It's ideal for targeting single pages.
Exact Match: This match type looks only for URLs, app bundle IDs, or app IDs that are exactly what you specify in deal targeting.
Select Include if you want to target specific domains/apps.
Select Exclude to prevent ads from showing to specific domains/apps.
Select Manual Input to list apps in the field. This field accepts a max of 100 items. To enter more, use the bulk upload feature.
Select Bulk Upload if you want to upload more than 100 items.
The Inventory Summary provides information about the deal's publishers in real-time.
|Block publishers||This option only is available if you selected Maximum Reach for the publisher in Inventory targeting. The PubMatic system will automatically add a new publisher when you block a publisher.|
|Remove publishers||This option is only available if you uploaded or manually selected the publishers in Inventory targeting. The PubMatic system will automatically add a new publisher when you block a publisher.|
|Banner Floor||This column displays the default CPM banner floor price set by the publisher. Use this to help you determine your bidding strategy.|
This column displays the default CPM video floor price set by the publisher. Use this to help you determine your bidding strategy.
The default priority is set by the publisher.
Priority settings are based on channel type (lowest=P16, highest=P1), as follows:
Real-time impression availability
As targeting selections are made, Impression availability will update in real time.
The total number of impressions available is calculated using the historical impression number over the last 30 days for the following deal settings:
- Ad Format
- Geography (country only)
The forecasting does not consider any other targeting criteria selected for the deal. For example, if you chose to exclude Audience targeting, then Audience is not considered either.
Max Total Available Impressions refers to the number of ad requests PubMatic has received from publishers in the last 30 days.
Data is not available at the DMA, Region or City level.
More than one audience audience may be selected, but the number of impressions available might be inflated due to duplicate impressions across audiences.
In the Media Buyer Console, select Deals > Deals from the main navigation.
Edit a deal
- Click the vertical ellipsis to the left of the deal you want to edit.
- Select Edit.
- Make the desired changes to the deal.
- Click Save Deal.
Deactivate or activate a deal
Auction Package deals with a status of Paused, In Progress or Failed, can be resumed. Auction Packages with a status of Live, Scheduled or In Progress can be paused.
- Click the vertical ellipsis to the left of the deal you want to pause or resume.
- Select Resume or Pause.