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Could NFTs Be a Boon for Publishers?

April 06, 2021 Should Pubs Even Care About NFTs? Will ClubHouse's Direct Payments Shake Up the Digital Media Ecosystem? Around the Water Cooler...Everything Else We're Reading Could NFTs Be a Boon for Publishers? Image sourced from FutureStreamTV We’ve been sitting on the sidelines watching all of this NFTs (nonfungible tokens)…

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Can Amazon PWN the Cookieless Ad Market?

Move over Big G and Facebook … a little company (well, maybe not so little) called Amazon is nipping at your heels when it comes to digital ad sales. Amazon’s ad business raked in over $15.7 billion in 2020, according to new data from eMarketer. That’s up 53% year-over-year —…

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Audio Is Booming, But Can We Keep It Fraud-Free?

We've been wondering if this rush of ad dollars coming into the audio pipeline and move to streamline the ad supply chain with programmatic is opening the door for fraud to invade the quickly growing podcast and audio advertising ecosystem. So, we turned to Ryan Adams, SVP of Partnerships at…

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The Next CTV Land Grab: A Peloton Screen?

  Powered by: March 30, 2021 The Next CTV Land Grab: A Peloton Screen? The Future of CMS Could User Panels Be a Panacea for Digital Identity? Around the Water Cooler The Next CTV Land Grab: A Peloton Screen? Image sourced from Peloton The virus that shall not be named…

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Managing Consent in Apps in iOS 14.5 and Beyond

We believe that for publishers, like DPG Media, that have a trusted relationship with their users, Apple’s ATT Framework will be less disruptive as consent rates will likely be higher than for less well-established businesses.

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Google Goes Blocka, Blocka, Blocka on 3.1 Billion Ads

  Powered by: March 23, 2021 Google Blocked 3.1 Billion Ads in 2020 Time For Pubs to Find New Normal Around the Water Cooler Google Goes Blocka, Blocka, Blocka on 3.1 Billion Ads The year 2020 really brought malvertisers out of the woodwork. From pandemic-related scams, to #BLM-related scams, to…

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Blurred Lines: Is Roku a Platform or a Publisher?

Platform, publisher, or some next-gen amalgam of the two? As ad tech companies race to dominate the streaming/CTV/OTT market, Roku’s strategy is looking more like an attempt to build out an entire ecosystem — from devices to ad serving pipes, to measurement — one that now includes a new branded…

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The Future of Advertising Should Be Open Sourced

A couple of weeks ago, we hosted a ThinkTank with AdPushup and a group of Monsters to discuss latency, UX, and their impact on revenue.  The conversation quickly evolved into how the cookie's demise might affect latency, UX, and by extension, revenue. AdPushup's Director of Publisher Development, Dikshant Joshi, shared some…

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We’re Not Ready for the Cookiepocalypse

  Powered by: March 16, 2021 Are We Really Ready For the Cookiepocalypse? Is Your CMS Killing Your ROI? Around the Water Cooler Are We Really Ready For the Cookiepocalypse? Ad tech is getting confusing AF. Immediately following the brouhaha over Google’s announcement to not support identifiers tracking users across…

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Will JCPA Break Down the Walled Gardens?

Move over COPPA, GDPR, CCPA and CPRA. There’s a new legislative acronym for publishers to watch: It’s called JCPA (short for the Journalism Competition and Preservation Act of 2021). And though it’s not focused on privacy like the others, if it gets passed, the bill could be just as game-changing…

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