The Trade Desk Announces Galileo, a New Approach for Activating Advertiser Data

Galileo Onboards Advertisers’ First-Party Data into the Industry’s Richest and Most Privacy-Conscious Environment

January 5, 2023 – Los Angeles – Global advertising technology leader The Trade Desk today announced Galileo — a new approach for advertiser first-party data activation. Advertisers are increasingly looking to activate their valuable customer data as safely as possible to optimize media buys across all digital media, while accurately measuring results and business outcomes.

Many major brands spend years building strong relationships with their loyal customers, generating unique and valuable insights regarding their target audiences. Galileo can enable brands to unlock that data in a privacy-conscious manner to find new customers that share similar characteristics. Galileo works in concert with new cross-channel identity solutions, including Unified ID 2.0 (UID2), which the majority of The Trade Desk’s data and publishing partners have embraced.

“We are at a tipping point for the open internet,” said Samantha Jacobson, Chief Strategy Officer, The Trade Desk. “The infrastructure of the internet is embracing new identity solutions built for today’s digital media consumption across different devices and apps, such as Unified ID 2.0. In doing so, they are creating the richest identity ecosystem we’ve ever experienced, and one that aims to put consumer privacy at the forefront. With Galileo, we will help the world’s major advertisers take advantage of this by unleashing the value of their most valuable customer data.”

Galileo can enable advertisers to onboard and activate their first-party data quickly and easily. It incorporates:

  • Seamless and direct onboarding integrations with all major customer relationship management (CRM), customer data platform (CDP), and other data and clean room providers, allowing advertisers to instantly begin matching audiences using UID2.
  • Audience matching across all publishers, platforms, devices, and channels — including connected TV — which provides a true omnichannel identity environment.
  • Objective reporting and measurement of identity matching and advertising performance.

“With most walled gardens’ onboarding proposals, advertisers do not get a transparent view of how their data is performing, and therefore how their campaigns are performing,” said Jacobson. “Galileo and Unified ID 2.0 remove this obstacle and allow advertisers to optimize their data across all digital advertising channels with granular reporting on data performance.”

As part of Galileo, The Trade Desk now has direct integrations with CRM, CDP and clean room providers, including Adobe, Amazon Web Services, Habu, InfoSum, LiveRamp, Salesforce and Snowflake.

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