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No Better Time to Talk to Your User

"More often than not, my role on a panel is that of moderator and it’s my job to ask the questions and create the narrative," says AdMonsters Chairman, Rob Beeler. A couple of weeks ago, however, I got invited to be on a panel hosted by Admiral and the Local…

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PubForum Spotlight: We’ve Always Been At War With Bad Ads

Publishers add more ads per page and lower their floors to capture more revenue, hoping to ride things out until higher CPMs return.  Unfortunately, more ads, lower floors, and other desperate moves lead to more opportunities for bad actors to step in. And users will adopt blockers to maintain a…

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Turnin’ 50 Ain’t That Bad

Each and every Pub Forum is an experience. AdMonsters Chairman, Rob Beeler, sometimes wishes we didn’t call it a conference. “The AdMonsters Experience, Santa Monica 2020” sounds pretty cool, no? It’s because of this, he finds it hard to identify a “favorite Pub Forum” or “favorite location." Here’s his attempt…

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Ops on the Rise: Programmatic Shifts and Newsletter Openings

When two digital media vets like AdMonsters Chairman Rob Beeler and Craig Leshen, President of OAO, sit down to catch up, it’s not hard to find them comparing the early days to today and even the future. OAO works with many, many publishers and so we always value Craig’s perspective…

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Let’s Talk True Partnerships

Remember the Sizmek debacle? This awkward state of affairs really got me thinking about the word “partnership” and how disposable a word it has become in our industry, says AdMonsters Chairman, Rob Beeler. Someone can have 10-to-15 header-bidding “partners,” but all that means is you’ve got contracts with that number…

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Ops Turns 10

The day before Ops 10 years ago, AdMonsters Founder, Bowen Dwelle, had an epiphany: Ops is Sexy. We had never discussed this kind of messaging before, says Rob Beeler, Chairman, AdMonsters. All I knew is that I was going to find myself in front of a few hundred people (Ops…

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To Automate or Not to Automate (Everything)

"Operations should always be looking to automate and no one wants to be stuck doing “manual” work," shares AdMonsters Chairman Rob Beeler. "However, we as an industry, have not reached a point where we can leave it all to the machines."

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The Ad Ops Quantum Leap

What does ad ops have in common with Nobel-Prize winning physicist Max Planck, the father of quantum theory? AdMonsters Chairman Rob Beeler swears it's not that big of a leap, and celebrates the greatest moments to be in ad ops: when we put on our lab coats and experiment.

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Ad Ops Is a Thankless Job, But Thanks Anyway

Paraphrasing Rob Norman, formerly of WPP, Rob Beeler, Chairman of Admonsters says, "advertising is about trying to make the magic of a creative thought and use to technology measure how magical it was." Here's his take on ad ops as we head into Q4 madness. Read more.

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