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Blockchain Leads the Transparency Brigade: Lucidity’s Miguel Morales

During its short time bouncing around the ad-tech echoplex, blockchain has already run the full hype cycle: from "the next big thing" to "running joke" and now "potentially legit." Tech startups are finally deploying actionable and scalable solutions to a variety of problems, meaning you don't look hip at parties now when you scoff at blockchain. One…

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Webinar Replay: Unlocking the Hidden Web and Delivering Data-Driven Revenue

Following the path Apple trail-blazed with its mobile Intelligent Tracking Protection (ITP), more browsers are blocking (or threatening to block) third-party cookies as well as limiting the usefulness of other tracking tools. While this is creating chaos in programmatic markets that lean heavily on cookies and third-party data, publishers with…

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The New GAM Auction Logic

Many a publisher has gotten lost in pondering the ramifications of Google Ad Manager's move to first-price auctions and introduction of a "unified auction."In gauging the effect of this enormous industry shift, we've got to start with what we know—namely, what is actually changing. Cafe Media's Paul Bannister decided a…

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Don’t Be Timid About SIMID: Dragging Digital Video Standards Forward

I can’t imagine a lot of publishers crying at the funeral for VPAID (Video Player Ad-Serving Interface Definition), the IAB video standard meant to streamline the use of interactive elements in digital video that was hacked for a host of functions—some benign, others less so. With the arrival of IAB…

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Be Your Advertiser’s Chief Data Consultant

As programmatic markets mature and high-value targets require more effort to message, advertisers are realizing the limits of their own data. Once again they’re keen to hear publishers’ audience stories. But telling your audience story and truly serving as a consultant to advertisers these days requires advanced tactics: namely connecting…

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