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No Cookies? No Problem: LiveRamp ATS Is the New Plug for Pubs

Without third-party cookies driving targeted advertising — publishers that don’t have a strategy to drive user authentication and first-party data, should expect lower CPMs and less revenue. Something will have to connect the dots in the absence of cookies, and LiveRamp Authenticated Traffic Solution (ATS) may just be it. We…

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SMH, WTF Is ZPD?!

Simply put, ZPD is information that consumers intentionally volunteer about themselves in exchange for a more personalized experience with the media companies and brands they trust. It's the purest source of truth about their relevant characteristics, behaviors, and preferences because it’s sourced directly from them.

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Are We Ready for a Post-Cookie World Fueled by Hybrid Targeting?

While the full implications of a truly cookie-free ecosystem are not fully understood, advertisers and publishers have much to consider. Advertisers need an alternative to third-party cookies, one that will allow them to scale their campaigns and drive efficiency. In all likelihood, campaigns of the future will contain elements of first-party…

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Capitalizing on Your First-party Data With Interactive Content to Increase Engagement and CPMs

With the third-party cookie near death and privacy regulations ratcheting up, publishers have many challenges ahead. We spoke with Will Hathaway, Head of Strategic Business Development at Ex.Co to learn about how his company helps publishers face those challenges head-on by leveraging content experiences to increase engagement, revenue, and CPMs…

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Never Fear, IAB Seller-Defined Audiences Is Here

In the latest attempt at saving the day before the cookiepocalypse, please meet our potential super data hero — seller-defined audiences (SDA). This solution developed by the IAB Tech Lab is a proof of concept released last week as a result of Project Rearc launched two years ago. The SDA…

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What is VRM and Why Does Every Publisher Need It?

With the vast majority of publishers unable to monetize double-digit percentages of their audiences due to adblockers, we felt this was a problem that wasn’t going to go away, was only going to increase in magnitude, and was certainly one worth solving. Unlike early solutions that forced ads to serve by…

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Are You Prepared to Thrive in a Cookieless World?

When Google postponed killing off third-party cookies, it gave advertisers and publishers some breathing room. But that doesn’t mean that the advertising ecosystem is now completely challenge-free. Top of mind for the entire advertising ecosystem: data, privacy, and trust. These areas will have major implications as the ad tech industry seeks…

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What Is a Data Clean Room?

A data clean room is a secure, protected environment that enables two or more parties to bring data together for joint analysis with privacy, security, and governance rules in place. Data clean rooms are the future of data collaboration, but they’re not a new idea.

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