Here’s Who You Picked for Our First-Ever Best of Tech Awards Finalists

Nearly 50,000 of you weighed in on companies excelling in ad tech

Readers’ Choice: Best of Tech Awards
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At Adweek, we know a thing or two about lists.

But our lists—Adweek 50, Brand Genius, The Hot List, Media Agency of the Year, etc.—rarely put you, our reader, at the center of deciding which companies are the best of the best.

This year, we introduced our Best of Tech Awards to remedy this, highlighting 24 categories that sit at the cross-section of today’s advertising world: ad tech.

No matter your title or function, we pride ourselves in arming you with the knowledge and skills to help you do your job better. These are the companies that made the cut as the finalists you said do it best.

To see who emerges as the winners, vote here and check back Oct. 23.

Thank you for participating. Thank you for reading.

Demand-Side Platform: Display DSP

1. The Trade Desk​
2. Google​
3. Centro​
4. Amobee​

Demand-Side Platform: Video DSP

1. The Trade Desk
2. Amobee
3. Adobe

Demand-Side Platform: Mobile DSP

1. The Trade Desk​
2. Amobee
3. Dataxu
4. Centro

Supply-Side Platform: Display SSP

1. Google
2. Rubicon​ Project
3. Xandr
4. Openx

Supply-Side Platform: Video SSP

1. Telaria
2. Spotx​
3. Freewheel​

Supply-Side Platform: Mobile SSP

1. Amobee
2. Rubicon​ Project
3. Twitter

Data-Management Platform

1. Salesforce
2. Adobe
3. Liveramp​

Measurement & Analytics: Digital & Mobile Display Advertising

1. Google​
2. Moat​
3. Adobe​

Measurement & Analytics: Digital Video

1. Nielsen​
2. Google​
3. Adobe

Ad Network: Digital Display

1. Google
2. Xandr​
3. Amazon​
4. Experian

Ad Network: Video

1. Teads​
2. Verizon Media
3. Xandr

Ad Network: Mobile

1. Google
2. Unity​
3. Adcolony​

Media Planning/Attribution

1. Nielsen​
2. C3 Metrics
3. Experian​
4. Neustar


1. Centro
2. Criteo
3. Google

Brand Safety/Verification

1. Moat
2. Doubleverify
3. Integral Ad Science

Data Supplier

1. Oracle​
2. Epsilon​
3. Experian

Mar Tech: Marketing/Cloud Automation

1. Salesforce
2. Adobe
3. Movable Ink​
4. Centro

Mar Tech: Customer Data Platform

1. Adobe
2. Mparticle​
3. Experian
4. Lytics

Mar Tech: Email Marketing Service

1. Mailchimp
2. Epsilon
3. Movable Ink

Mar Tech: Identity Platform

1. Liveramp​
2. Experian
3. Conversant

Mar Tech: Journey Management

1. Salesforce
2. Adobe
3. Nielsen​

Social Influencer/Social Intelligence

1. Sprinklr
2. Sprout Social
3. Synthesio
4. Brandwatch

Social Influencer/Social Marketing Management

1. Hootsuite​
2. Sprinklr
3. Social Bakers

Social Influencer/Influencer Marketing Platform

1. Collective Bias (Inmar Influencer Platform)
2. Rhythmone
3. Activate

@joshsternberg Josh Sternberg is the former media and tech editor at Adweek.