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Death of the Middleman: How Blockchain Enables Decentralized Ad Selling

We caught up with Kind Ads advisor Neil Patel—cofounder of well-known brands Crazy Egg and KISSmetrics—to find out the thinking behind a decentralized ad network, as well as just how it leverages blockchain to cut out intermediaries, offer enhanced data security for pubs and advertisers, and deliver non-irritating ads.

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The State of GDPR: Publishers’ Questions Answered

Data privacy and legal compliance experts agree: GDPR is too big to ignore. As an ad/revenue operations (ops), you should already know the E.U.’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) comes into effect in May, 2018. What’s actually new in this story? Valid point. Despite months—possibly years—of preparation, publishers still have…

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Twitter, Zuckerberg Support (and Promise to Top) Honest Ads Act

News briefs: Twitter and Mark Zuckerberg say they support the Honest Ads Act, which appears stalled in the Senate, and which the platforms say they can surpass where privacy is concerned. Also, the IAB’s Open Measurement SDK (for in-app viewability and verification) is out of beta now, and the Chief…

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The Fallacy of the Right Ad, to the Right Person, Constantly

The data used for ad targeting feels more personal than ever, and the Cambridge Analytica story shows us the errors of levying personal information in ways users neither want nor expect. Publishers' job right now is to work with buy-side partners to find the right context for that personalization—and publishers…

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Deeper Into Programmatic: Where We Are With S2S, Programmatic Guaranteed

Let's take a look at where the digital media industry is with server-to-server integrations, programmatic guaranteed, and understanding who in the publisher org sells programmatic products, inspired and informed by what we heard at PubForum in Huntington Beach.

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