PubMatic and Goodway Group Introduce Fully Transparent, Agency-Controlled SSP Fee Model

Feb 12, 2019


PubMatic and Goodway Group announced that they have signed an agreement to place the management of the supply ad tech fee in the buyer’s control. This partnership between PubMatic and Goodway Group is the first to introduce a 100% transparent, agency-controlled fee model that empowers buyers to improve the efficiency of their programmatic supply path and drive sustainable increases in digital advertising revenue to publishers.

As brand spend continues to drive growth of the programmatic industry, marketers have pushed for greater fee transparency. According to a World Federation of Advertisers (WFA) survey, more than 85% of advertisers worldwide prioritized ensuring a fully transparent relationship with their programmatic partners (source: eMarketer). To that end, Goodway Group has negotiated a single fee to be paid for all media buys transacted on the PubMatic platform.

The fee will replace the standard publisher fee to become the only fee charged for these transactions. This goes beyond other industry approaches to share the fee in the bid request, which requires complete coverage by publishers and introduces operational challenges for buyers, limiting their ability to leverage spending power to improve the economics of their preferred SSP relationships.

PubMatic has been a vocal proponent of transparency and efficiency, driven by the understanding that a more transparent supply chain will increase the value of programmatic at large and result in greater overall spend for the ecosystem. The Goodway Group has aggressively consolidated spend across limited SSPs and exchanges over the past 18 months to drive fairer, more transparent pricing to continue to deliver a better value to its clients. PubMatic’s partnership with Goodway Group offers advertisers a new and elevated iteration of its current offering by putting transparency and control in the hands of the buyers.


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