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Ad Ops Decoder: What Is GDPR?

For ages, media and tech companies in the U.S. have considered European Union data and privacy regulations to be comparatively strict, comparatively complicated, and generally someone else’s problem. But with the E.U.’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) coming into effect in May of 2018, U.S. companies themselves are prepping to…

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The Video Gold Rush

I returned from an excellent Publisher Forum in Montreal to hear that Mic was laying off part of its editorial staff and re-focusing on creating video content—mainly to grab the sweet CPMs the come with monetizing video. I feel like I’ve heard this story many times in the last few…

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The Persistence of Malware

The ever-changing digital advertising ecosystem has one constant: Malware. Vigilance is the onus of every publisher. Securing the digital advertising ecosystem is easier said than done. The malware emergency du jour differs—this year’s phishing scams and scroll jacking could have been last year’s mobile redirects and app auto-installs. Meanwhile, users…

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AdMonsters Playbook: Optimizing Video Advertising

While video advertising is still a growing revenue center for most digital publishers, much has changed over the last six years. Intriguing new formats such as outstream have allowed online publishers to additional inventory and new video distribution channels have provided content creators methods to inhabit new platforms and thus…

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AdMonsters PubForum Montreal: The Live Blog

(While it's fun to journey to the past... Why not sign up for the next PubForum, November 2017 in Nashville?) The AdMonsters team has successfully made it to Montreal for the 42nd Publisher Forum--which means as much as any of us has misbehaved in the past, evidently it wasn't incriminating…

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Marketing Tech Comes Home for Publishers

Marketing Tech Comes Home for Publishers: Managing the Ad Tech/Mar Tech Convergence

Digital media types have been buzzing for a while about a shift in the marketing tech world: Marketing tech is being drawn closer to advertising tech, and this is going to change the way advertisers and publishers do business. The messaging in advertising will become more personal, and in order…

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