Ad execs sound off on Amazon’s DSP dilemma

Many ad executives have found Amazon’s DSP to be cumbersome to use, lacking in measurement capabilities and limited in the range of inventory it offers for purchase.
March 25, 2024

Ad execs sound off on Amazon’s DSP dilemma

Many ad executives have found Amazon's DSP to be cumbersome to use, lacking in measurement capabilities and limited in the range of inventory it offers for purchase.

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Many ad executives have found Amazon’s DSP to be cumbersome to use, lacking in measurement capabilities and limited in the range of inventory it offers for purchase.

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