The online ad market in which our Group operations saw increased use of in-feed ads (*1) and video ads, SEM (search engine marketing), ad networks (*2), DSP (Demand-Side Platforms), and SSP (Supply-Side Platforms). In Japan, this is being driven by the growing use of smartphone ads and use continues to grow.
Source: Yano Research Institute "Online Advertisement Market in Japan:
Key Research Findings 2019"
※1：An advertisement displayed between content and content in a website or application.
※2：A mechanism to collect advertisement space of many Internet media, create an advertisement distribution network, and manage unified sales and distribution of advertisements.
Supply-side businesses in particular, which have been our mainstay operations since our founding, have benefitted from market growth. Net sales have increased on increased ad distribution thanks to offering improved GenieeSSP functions and an increase in business clients. As a result, Geniee has a market share of approximately 29.1% as of FY2018.
（Source: MIC Research Institute "Internet Advertising Platform Market 2019"）
（ Source: Fuji Chimera Research Institute, Inc. "Outlook for Digital Transformation Market 2018")
The digital transformation market, the target market for the Marketing Solutions Business, is expected to see rapid growth backed by the trend of management and businesses using digital technology and growing needs related to lifestyle changes and workstyle reform.