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A Most Symbolic Boycott

We haven’t seen major brand advertisers ditch social media advertising like this since MySpace 2009. An ever-growing crowd of well-known brands is pausing their ad spend on Facebook—and other social media platforms—to protest lax moderation of hateful content keeps growing longer. Our cynical minds immediately leap back to the great YouTube…

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Supply-Side Audience Data Insertion? SpotX and Acxiom Say Oh Yeah

As the third-party tracking cookie continues its long, long farewell tour, advertisers and publishers alike are looking for replacement targeting solutions—particularly ones that won't steep them in the user privacy quagmire brought on by cookies. Tech providers seem to be meeting them with ingenuity, as evidenced by the latest partnership…

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Now Comes the Fun Part: Activating Identity

You took a really big step by adding an identity partner, but like most things in ad tech you can’t expect to flip a switch and watch the magic happen. Activation, though, is where things get exciting—sure you’ll be able to garner looks from new advertisers and grab higher CPMs,…

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Virtual Workshops With Real-World Takeaways

On Wednesdays at Publisher Forums, we let the attendees "take over" the conference. Attendee volunteers lead informal sessions with their peers on a variety of topics, and then report major takeaways to the whole group. Through the magic of technology (cough, Zoom, cough), we ran an experiment where we took this…

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Advertising Industry Learning and Professional Development

Webinar Replay: Debunking Authentication Myths

The slow demise of third-party cookies has left the advertising ecosystem awash in uncertainty—and a good deal of fear. Beyond the anxiety, publishers need to understand that this is actually an opportunity to reboot our industry and rebuild it based on trusted engagement. At the center of this movement is user…

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Bad Ads, Whatcha Gonna Do?

We're back with another entry in AdMonster's Discourse, the audio series that massages your eardrums while also informing you about the latest in digital media and advertising technology. As guaranteed spend from advertisers has been paused or simply dried up, publishers are leaning on the open programmatic marketplace far more...…

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Intensely Investigating Identity Issues

On top of their pandemic woes, publishers need to begin preparing for Life Beyond Cookies—key to that will be identity marketing and traffic authentication, but our most recent PubForum in Santa Monica showed there's a great deal of confusion about these concepts. To prepare for our webinar on Debunking Authentication Myths…

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Identity Authentication in Digital Advertising

Behold the 8th Wonder of the World: The Identity Pyramid

One of the most important reasons for publishers to jump on the identity train is to get connected to the advertisers' bigger targeting picture. To understand just how identity accomplishes this, behold the Identity Pyramid. This lists the various identity signals in terms of prevalence (most at the bottom) and…

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Programmatic Won… By Default?

Marfeel asked AdMonster Editorial Director Gavin Dunaway to lead a programmatic panel with heavy hitters from Leaf Group, PreBid.org, Amnet, and more. As you can imagine, it's highly engaging—the talk circles around how the programmatic ecosystem is adjusting in the pandemic fallout, especially with The Trade Desk's demand that exchanges…

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