HOW KOBE SHIMBUN SAW A 120% INCREASE IN OVERALL REVENUE WITH PUBMATIC’S OPENWRAP
Established in 1898, Kobe Shimbun is a leading Japanese daily newspaper based in Kobe, Japan. Kobe Shimbun has a range of widely read digital properties that are monetized via programmatic advertising.
Header bidding wrappers give publishers increased control of their programmatic revenue, but they can be challenging to set up and maintain. When Kobe Shimbun launched their new site, Yorozoo News, they initially turned to a proprietary full stack solution to monetise their programmatic inventory. However the publisher was seeing poor results, with much of their inventory going unfilled. Kobe Shimbun were keen to improve monetisation by working with a partner that could boost eCPM and overall fillrates. PubMatic’s Prebid-based header bidding wrapper, OpenWrap, was the obvious choice.
PubMatic’s OpenWrap is a premium wrapper solution built on Prebid that gives publishers access to innovative custom management tools and performance optimization insights to unlock new revenue opportunities.
Adopting OpenWrap allowed Kobe Shimbun to upgrade to their programmatic stack to increase eCPM and fillrates, ultimately leading to better monetization.
The PubMatic team walked Kobe Shimbun through the process of becoming operational and provided on-the-ground engineering support throughout the integration stages. PubMatic continue to run end-to-end tests ensuring consistent, positive revenue growth for Kobe Shimbun.
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With PubMatic’s easy to use UI, Kobe Shimbun also observed greatly improved operational efficiency, with 12-fold reduction in time taken for operational tasks such as adding bidders or changing settings within the wrapper.