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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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Surviving the GDPR/CCPA Squeeze: Sourcepoint’s Ben Barokas on CMPs and Regulatory Compliance

Such is the publisher’s lot—as soon as you start feeling confident you’ve covered your bases on GDPR, you're trying to prepare for whatever the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) will look like (it’s still being revised). But are your bases really covered on GDPR—considering that the European Data Protection Authorities…

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