Google is reportedly developing technology that would create a market for data designed to help target display ads better, according to a report in Ad Age that cites “executives familiar with Google’s plans.”
The story says the data exchange is known internally as “DDP,” and, according to comments made by Google ad chief Neil Mohan, it sounds like this ability for publishers and advertisers to capitalize on user data will be baked into a variety of products, rather than existing as a standalone offering.
Mohan was quoted as saying, “If our vision is a comprehensive one, it needs to contemplate data in addition to ad inventory. We are working on initiatives to help publishers and advertisers do just that.”
Google already has investments in a lot of areas where it would make sense for more data capabilities to be included. The company runs DoubleClick, including the DoubleClick Ad Exchange, along with Invite Media and Teracent. The announced AdMeld deal, currently under federal review, is another piece of the puzzle.