Viant’s Adelphic acts to solve ad pricing transparency by offering ‘all-you-can-eat’ monthly subscription

Marketers regularly complain about transparency in digital advertising and, this week, Viant’s Adelphic announced a pricing change that it believes solves the problem for a demand-side platform (DSP).

What’s new. Instead of charging a percentage of media spend as other DSPs do — typically 10 to 15 percent  — Adelphic will now charge an all-you-can-eat monthly subscription price of $3,000 per log-in, with a 12-month minimum. And all vendors involved in the process — targeting data providers like data management platforms, inventory providers like ad exchanges, verification services and others — are billed directly to the advertiser.

For those of us who don’t use DSPs on a daily basis, it seems surprising that a subscription model and direct billing is new, but Viant CEO Tim Vanderhook said in an interview that he is unaware of any other DSP that has a similar structure.

SaaS versus media agency pricing model.

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