The Trade Desk announces Adobe CDP integration

The independent DSP will allow advertisers to activate their first-party data, using Adobe’s Real-Time CDP, for campaigns across all channels including CTV.

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Today, The Trade Desk announced an integration with Adobe’s Real-Time CDP, enabling advertisers to use their first-party data on the CDP for all channels through The Trade Desk, including for CTV campaigns.

This is another move that aims at providing ways to activate data in campaigns after the anticipated depreciation of third-party cookies. The Trade Desk already developed Unified ID 2.0 as a means for advertisers and partners to activate first-party data through email-based identifiers. Last year, the company also partnered with Publicis Groupe, which owns Epsilon, a top data broker.

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Not only will the activation of data through the Adobe CDP help in targeting customers, but the integration will also take performance data from the campaigns that are run through the DSP and “close the loop” by bringing that data back into the CDP for additional insights, according to a company release.

Dig deeper: Streaming is surging and so are data collaborations.

Why we care. For marketers who have robust first-party data, this integration can make the most of the data without depending on third-party cookies. Of course, this begs the question about what marketers are doing to build those data-rich first-party relationships with their customers. 

From a campaign standpoint, it’s not just what you have, but what you do with it. Having a CDP and DSP adtech partner integrated with one another means that marketers can activate data across multi-channel campaigns, including CTV, with updated, centralized data on the customers that mean most to them. The campaigns can also be more personalized due to the advanced segmentation powered by the CDP.

About the author

Chris Wood
Chris Wood draws on over 15 years of reporting experience as a B2B editor and journalist. At DMN, he served as associate editor, offering original analysis on the evolving marketing tech landscape. He has interviewed leaders in tech and policy, from Canva CEO Melanie Perkins, to former Cisco CEO John Chambers, and Vivek Kundra, appointed by Barack Obama as the country's first federal CIO. He is especially interested in how new technologies, including voice and blockchain, are disrupting the marketing world as we know it. In 2019, he moderated a panel on "innovation theater" at Fintech Inn, in Vilnius. In addition to his marketing-focused reporting in industry trades like Robotics Trends, Modern Brewery Age and AdNation News, Wood has also written for KIRKUS, and contributes fiction, criticism and poetry to several leading book blogs. He studied English at Fairfield University, and was born in Springfield, Massachusetts. He lives in New York.

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