Scibids Finds 87% of UK Marketers View AI as an Essential Part of Their Marketing Strategy


More than 8 in 10 marketers (87%) believe that AI is an important part of their marketing strategy in 2023, finds a new study by Scibids, the global leader in artificial intelligence (AI) for digital marketing, in collaboration with research company Censuswide. In fact, 61% of respondents are already using AI to help deliver effective advertising that is privacy friendly, respectful of consumers, and less harmful to the planet.

Following a turbulent period for marketers, Scibids surveyed 252 senior brand marketers* across the UK to understand their thoughts on programmatic growth, the role AI has to play, and methods being used to optimise strategies. Respondents were optimistic, with 74% expecting their programmatic investment to grow in 2023. 

Matt Nash, UK MD at Scibids, commented: “Digital marketers are  increasingly embracing and enhancing their use of AI as a tool to overcome the new hurdles and challenges they are facing. This research also showcases that while the industry has come a long way in terms of utilising AI, there is still plenty that can be done to ensure further stability and growth in the future. 

“AI, particularly  custom algorithms, is vital as brands seek to drive ROI across programmatic-bought paid media and increase sales and brand equity. Indeed, programmatic is here to stay, but only by embracing AI's Golden Age can it unlock its true potential..”

The research is launched alongside Scibids’ latest report, ‘The Golden Age Of AI Is Here: Developing Your Digital Marketing Strategy’ which combines the results of the survey with insights from leading programmatic experts at companies including PokerStars, MG OMD, Space and Time, The Trade Desk and EssenceMediacom. 

*This data was collected by Censuswide between 9th February 2023 and 13th February 2023, following a survey of 252 senior brand marketers from across the UK, who answered questions around programmatic growth, data, customisation and AI.