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Direct Digital Holdings collaborates with Amazon Publisher Services

Direct Digital Holding Group's Supply-Side Platform Colossus SSP to Integrate with Amazon's Transparent Ad Marketplace (TAM)
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Direct Digital Holdings, Inc. (Nasdaq: DRCT) (“Direct Digital Holdings” or the “Company”), a leading advertising and marketing technology platform operating through its companies Colossus Media, LLC (“Colossus SSP”), Huddled Masses LLC (“Huddled Masses”) and Orange142, LLC (“Orange142”), today announced a new collaboration with Amazon Publisher Services, with Colossus SSP integrating with Amazon’s Transparent Ad Marketplace (TAM). The integration will allow Colossus SSP’s roster of publishers – which include both minority-owned / multicultural outlets and general market properties – to tap into the benefits of TAM, server-side header bidding solutions that offer a direct auction approach.

“This collaboration with Amazon Publisher Services will deepen Colossus SSP’s access to direct, premium, transparent and scalable advertising opportunities,” said Mark D. Walker, CEO and Co-Founder of Direct Digital Holdings. “Leveraging TAM will be a boon for demand partners affiliated with Colossus SSP’s inclusive marketplace.”

“We take pride in being able to contribute to the growth of our publisher partners,” said Lashawnda Goffin, CEO, Colossus SSP. “By incorporating Amazon’s TAM, we can offer them increased demand, reduced processing power and transparent auction dynamics through lower costs – without any development work required on the part of our publishers. This is particularly critical, since we not only work with some of the biggest names in media, but also an array of diverse, niche and multicultural properties that will now be able to benefit without any sort of heavy lift.”

With one simple APS integration, Colossus SSP can seamlessly integrate with premium and scalable supply; Ranker is the first APS-connected publisher to integrate with the Colossus SSP via Transparent Ad Marketplace.

“We are excited about the collaboration between Amazon Publisher Services and Direct Digital Holdings, the added demand that the integration will drive for APS-connected publishers, and the value that TAM will drive to Direct Digital Holding’s diverse portfolio of connected media partners,” said Bryan Everett, Global Head of Third-Party Demand, APS.

Currently, Colossus SSP represents 22,000 media properties – offering inventory from both multicultural/diverse and general market publishers. The company has 136,000 advertisers accessing its platform monthly, generating over 250 billion impressions per month across display, CTV, in-app and other media.

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