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Chasing Down the Runaway Media Sales Train

Life comes at you fast—in no area is that truer than media sales. The last few decades have a been a roller coaster of disruption, and it doesn't look like the industry will get a chance to catch its breath anytime soon. As a guide to keep pace with this…

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Ad Quality Climbs the Ladder as Clean.io Syncs Deal With Xandr

The question long asked at AdMonsters events: why does the ad quality burden falls solely on publishers? Fortunately, that weight is finally being shared by others in the supply chain. Slowly but surely, exchanges and SSPs are starting to take responsibility when it comes to supporting ad quality in the ecosystem.…

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Webinar Replay: Easy-to-Implement Automation

Automation can be as easy as 1, 2, 3… Whether they involve campaign setup, creative management, or reporting and reconciliation, manual and mundane tasks siphon away enthusiasm from your ad operations team. Worse, they distract your best producers from initiatives like customer success that truly move the needle. Integrating more…

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Unified Auction Brings High Anxiety to GAM City

Before the news of Google’s ad department reorganization broke, publishers had already been getting quite itchy over the machinations of Google Ad Manager. Now outgoing Director of Product Development Jason Bigler officially announced in a blog a few weeks ago what publishers had been hearing from their GAM account managers: the…

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What Is Cryptography?

If blockchain is the infrastructure that underpins Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies, cryptography is the infrastructure that underpins blockchain. When you boil it down, the core problems cryptography solves are identity validation and data verification. Blockchain’s big value prop is the ability to facilitate transactions without a middle man. But, both…

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Mobile App Ad Quality: Do You Need an SDK?

Limiting the number of monetization SDKs integrated has been a common practice; many in-app demand sources have also built simpler APIs that can handle the job. Especially with monetization technology, a single SSP or exchange can open up to a wide realm of demand sources, precluding the need for numerous…

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Subscribing to New Revenue Streams With Scroll’s Tony Haile

Publishers know that diversified revenue streams are the key to thriving in the current market—there's more to monetization than ads. Still, the prospect of paid subscriptions leaves many a publisher wary—many can't see themselves building and managing New York Times-style paywalls, let alone driving enough subscription revenue to justify the…

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Advertising’s Future Is Advertising Futures

Early on in my tenure reporting on the digital advertising space, I was fascinated by the concept of audience futures—enabling publishers to guarantee sales of audience segments that could be transacted programmatically. This seemed to be an evolution of both digital direct guaranteed sales and TV-buying, but unfortunately the market hasn't…

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