SSPs Are Taking Extra Steps to Assure Publishers They’ll Get Paid

Media owners want to avoid the impact of another sudden DSP bust, just as ad spend is plummeting

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PubMatic is paying publishers earlier and introduced a payment protection plan. Getty Images

The number of media buyers pressing pause on ad spend increased from 24% to 37% between mid-March and mid-April as lockdown measures to combat the Covid-19 pandemic devastate economies, according to IAB research.

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@andrewblustein Andrew Blustein is a programmatic reporter at Adweek.