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The Trade Desk Unveils the Sellers and Publishers Report – a Biannual Review of Open Internet Trends

 New Report Highlights the Rise of the Premium Internet and Includes a List of the Top 100 Open Internet Publishers as Valued by Advertisers

Global advertising technology leader The Trade Desk (Nasdaq: TTD) today launched The Sellers and Publishers Report – a new biannual assessment of advertising trends on the open internet. According to data from The Trade Desk, which assesses more than 15 million advertising opportunities per second on the open internet, the leading 500 digital publishers account for approximately 50 percent of advertising revenue on the open internet. These publishers are highly valued by advertisers due to their focus on key factors such as advertising quality, viewability, reach, decisioning power and supply path efficiency.

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The Best of the Open Internet (Graphic: Business Wire)

The Best of the Open Internet (Graphic: Business Wire)

According to the report, consumers now spend 61 percent of their online time on the open internet, compared to 39 percent within Big Tech walled gardens. This represents a reversal since 2014, when the majority of online consumer time was spent within walled gardens. This shift is the result, in part, of the rapid advance in streaming TV and digital audio, which now collectively account for almost 5 hours of daily consumption for the average American.

“The open internet is at a tipping point. In 2022, Facebook and Google accounted for less than half of all digital advertising spending for the first time in a decade, a trend that accelerated in 2023. That comes as consumers now spend the majority of their time outside these Big Tech walled gardens — increasingly preferring the best of the open internet. This includes the latest Hollywood movies and popular TV shows, streaming audio, live sports, and trusted journalism,” said Jeff Green, CEO and Founder of The Trade Desk, in introducing the report. “Indeed, since 2019, daily consumption of connected TV (CTV) and digital audio content has doubled in the United States. Not only does this premium internet content command the majority of consumer attention, it is also highly engaging content, which is very attractive for advertisers.”

In order to showcase the value of the very best of the open internet, the report showcases the leading 100 advertising publishers from around the world including streaming services, audio and podcast platforms, as well as popular news, lifestyle and sports destinations. The list was compiled based on a range of criteria important to advertisers, and was conducted in partnership with Sincera, a leading digital advertising data company.

To read The Sellers and Publishers Report: The Rise of the Premium Internet and view the Best of the Open Internet list, please visit The Trade Desk website here.

About The Trade Desk

The Trade Desk™ is a technology company that empowers buyers of advertising. Through its self-service, cloud-based platform, ad buyers can create, manage, and optimize digital advertising campaigns across ad formats and devices. Integrations with major data, inventory, and publisher partners ensure maximum reach and decisioning capabilities, and enterprise APIs enable custom development on top of the platform. Headquartered in Ventura, CA, The Trade Desk has offices across North America, Europe, and Asia Pacific. To learn more, visit or follow us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and YouTube.


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