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AdMonsters Webinar: Thriving Through GDPR (Recording)

Are you panicking yet? On May 25, 2018, the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) comes into effect regarding data-driven content and services that directly target or monitor the behavior of EU citizens… Regardless of the targeting organization’s location. It’s a tall order and there’s unsurprisingly a great deal of…

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The Native Chronicles: Flexibility and A/B Testing

The term “set it and forget it” is anathema to digital advertising. Whether it’s a homepage takeover, pre-roll video, or a private marketplace, no campaign is simply set up, pushed out into the Internet, and then left to fend for itself. Regardless of format, the best digital advertising campaigns are…

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The Buy Side Gotta Check Itself

Last week a lot of my industry connections passed around the Buzzfeed story, “Attack of the Zombie Websites,” about a programmatic, bot-driven web of lies that may have shorted advertisers tens of millions of dollars. Although it was meticulously reported, I had a hard time reading the full article not…

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The Native Chronicles: Creative Revival

The first banner ad is both a thing of legend and of infamy. The latter because it launched a revolution of skyscrapers, page takeovers, interstitials, animated Flash units and other interruptive contrivances that users have learned to loathe. But the first banner ad—a spot for AT&T on Wired.com in 1994—is…

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Invasion of the First-Price Auctions

With all the hubbub about first-price auctions taking over the real-time bidding ecosystem, I don’t think there’s been enough talk about why the second-price auction is currently the standard bearer. That’s why I was exhilarated when Univision’s Eyal Ebel brought the point up at our recent Meetup on the current…

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REPLAY—AdMonsters Webinar: Clear Visions For Direct-Sold Reporting

For years, the digital advertising world was entranced by the potential of increasing automation, but now the pendulum is swinging back toward that human touch in ad deals. That means publishers need to revisit the best ways to manage direct-sold campaigns in a complex contemporary digital paradigm. Campaign reporting is…

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