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Weekly News Roundup: FCC Says Down With Net Neutrality, Up With Media Consolidation

Net Neutrality on the Chopping Block Earlier today, Federal Trade Commission Chairman Ajit Pai announced plans to end net neutrality regulations. If his strategy was to sneak this one out on the wire during a holiday week, to make smaller waves, I'm not sure if that's going to work, because…

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Weekly News Roundup: Ads.txt Catches On (To Some Agencies’ Chagrin), Transparency in the Header, More

Who's This Asking to Get Into Your Ads.txt? Over on Reddit, publishers are reporting they’re receiving loads of emails from senders identifying themselves as reps from some kind of agency or another, demanding their company be added to the publisher’s Ads.txt file or else they’ll stop buying that publisher’s inventory.…

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Discrepancies on Display: Ad-Juster Talks Visualizing Campaign Numbers

Discrepancies in campaign reporting may be an ever-present scourge--but let's not mistake them for a force of nature beyond anyone's control. As the digital ad ecosystem evolves and gets smarter about its business, there's more value at stake with each impression. That said, managing discrepancies can feel like a long…

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Online and Offline Aligned: Condé Nast’s Print/Event/Digital Convergence

When you're as focused on digital media as we are at AdMonsters, sometimes it's important to remember the offline world still exists, and it's generating serious money for a lot of publishers who are active in it. If you're coming from the point of view of a media company with…

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Weekly News Roundup: Revamping Units for Better Ad Standards, Google Taps Into Rubicon PMPs, Who Wins in a First-Price Auction

Rebooting Ad Units to Meet Better Ads Standards Google wants (and intends, starting in 2018) to block intrusive ads from the Chrome browser, and it wants to tell you what counts as “intrusive.” Ever since Google made the announcement about which types of ad experiences should expect to be blocked,…

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Weekly News Roundup: The State of Time-Based Deals, Safari Cookie-Blocking Hurts Pub Revenue, More

Time Running Out on Time-Based Ad Deals? On Tuesday, Digiday reported time-based guarantees have “hit a wall,” as the popular discussion in digital advertising has moved on to things like brand safety. Reading the coverage, though, it sounds like Digiday has reached this conclusion by talking to a publisher who’s…

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The Straight Story: Native, Content Marketing and the Publisher’s Place

Advertisers and publishers across the board understand that while advertising keeps the digital publishing world's lights on, content is what brings the audience to the goods. Marketers persistently beat the drum for content marketing, and publishers recognize how content marketing initiatives can potentially take users' willing engagement with sponsored content…

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The Publisher Side of Supply-Path Optimization: A Q&A With Rachel Parkin of CafeMedia

The idea of "supply-path optimization" has entered the ad tech dialogue fairly recently--and it can be a confusing concept, because it refers to a slew of strategies to help DSPs win bids. It's also confusing because on its surface, it can sound like simply a "DSP thing:" Supply-path optimization is…

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