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Audio Is Booming, But Can We Keep It Fraud-Free?

We've been wondering if this rush of ad dollars coming into the audio pipeline and move to streamline the ad supply chain with programmatic is opening the door for fraud to invade the quickly growing podcast and audio advertising ecosystem. So, we turned to Ryan Adams, SVP of Partnerships at…

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What Can Blockchain Really Do for Advertising in 2020?

Back in 2018, there was a lot of hype about blockchain saving advertising and Senior Editor Lynne d Johnson was riding the wave—high. Now that the hype is over, there are actually quite a few projects proving every day that blockchain and related technologies like cryptography and permissioned ledgers can…

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What Are the Challenges in OTT Measurement?

They say money follows eyeballs. It was certainly true for mobile advertising. Despite OTT’s surging popularity, ad spend on OTT was only projected to reach $2.6 billion in 2019. Compared to linear TV’s $69.2 billion, what advertisers are willing to spend on OTT might seem disproportionate. But to those in-the-know…

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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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5 Big Takeaways From Ad Week NYC 2019

There were quite a few recurring themes that emerged from last week's Advertising Week New York 2019 (henceforth referred to as #AWNewYork) that struck me as being of great interest to folks in the ad operations and ad tech communities. So after gobbling up all of the information and digesting…

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When 5G Gets Here It Will Be Awesome; Also Bad

5G, the supercharged fifth-generation of cellular wireless, is being touted as the next best thing since, well, since true 4G (because LTE really isn’t 4G after all, is it?). It will be the Hennessy Venom GT, which reaches up to 270 mph (or if you prefer a comic book reference,…

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