How Direct Digital Holdings is Disrupting the AdTech Spac
In this episode of The Tech Talks Daily Podcast, we explore the rapidly evolving AdTech and digital programmatic advertising industry with Mark D. Walker, the CEO, Co-founder, and Chairman of Direct Digital Holdings (DDH).
Mark unpacks how DDH, a burgeoning titan in the industry, continues to lead with its innovative technology platform that manages approximately 90,000 clients monthly, generating over 100 billion impressions per month across various media channels. Amid industry turbulence, this disruptive tech entity uniquely stands strong, continuing to grow and succeed.
Crucially, DDH isn’t your typical AdTech firm. Comprising Huddled Masses, Colossus SSP, and Orange142, DDH presents a unique ad ecosystem that offers services on both the ad-buy and ad-sell sides, a feature that most competitors lack. DDH has strategically positioned itself as a leader in programmatic advertising, emphasizing reaching consumers and publishers in mid-sized, multicultural, and under-represented markets, including those linked to gender, race, and sexual orientation.
On a prouder note, DDH carries the torch of being the 9th ever black-owned business to list on a US exchange (Nasdaq: DRCT), an accomplishment that Mark, who is well-versed in the complexities and potential of multicultural markets, holds with great pride.
In our conversation, Mark discusses a recently released whitepaper featuring noteworthy research findings indicating that, during a time of economic uncertainty, many brands are neglecting potential revenue and market share growth opportunities due to a lack of focus on Black, Hispanic/Latin, AAPI, and LGBTQIA+ communities. Mark offers actionable insights to address this issue.
This episode promises to provide a deep dive into the future of AdTech, the unique vantage point of DDH, and why this fast-growing company should be on everyone’s radar. Stay tuned for this insightful discussion with Mark D. Walker, a trailblazer and advocate for diversity in the tech industry.