AOL Says 92% of Marketers Use Programmatic Despite Persisting Challenges

Half of publishers are still figuring it out

AOL announced last week that ad revenues were up 20 percent for the quarter, due in large part to the growth of its programmatic business. To get a better handle on where advertisers, publishers and agencies stood on programmatic ad buying, it surveyed a selection of them—with most representing Fortune 1000 companies—earlier in the summer, and while 86 percent of brands claimed to have a strong handle on how it works, only 50 percent of publishers said the same.