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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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What Is a SPAC?

With the pandemic putting a lot of digital media and ad tech companies in a black hole, SPACs are providing these companies with a means of digging themselves out. To gain a deeper understanding of SPACs, why they're trending now and how they can help digital media and ad tech,…

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An Ecosystem Divided

  Powered by: March 09, 2021 An Ecosystem Divided Brands Are Hungry For New Digital Ad Options Around the Water Cooler An Ecosystem Divided Photo by Luca Bravo on Unsplash "Are we creating two different ecosystems?" Shenan Reed, SVP, Head of Media, L'Oréal asked Jerry Dischler, Vice President / General…

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Fast Food Brands Hungry For Data

When McDonalds bought Dynamic Yield for $300 million in 2019, one of the benchmarks for the deal was whether the recommendation platform could help increase drive-through sales in the U.S. by 1% overall. Meanwhile, Yum Brands acquired the AI division of Kvantum, a performance marketing firm to use the platform…

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Repairing the Leaky Pipeline: TechBae Is Advancing Women In Media and Ad Tech

In celebration of International Women's Day and Women's History Month, we reached out to Brenda Salce-Garcia, Senior Vice President, Global Customer Success, Operative and Co-founder & Empowerment Partner of TechBae, a community-driven organization that brings together women from leading ad tech and media companies to lift up and empower one…

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