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These 5 Data Trends Will Totally Reshape Ad Operations—hopefully for the Better

Privacy regulations, cookieless web, identity resolution, the value of first-party data, better personalization—are just some of the many data trends shaping publishers' strategies today. The road ahead is being paved as much by user and governmental concerns as it is by the duopoly and other significant players in the ad…

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Digital Media and Advertising Outlook: Latest Ad Ops and Revenue Trends

We talk to an awful lot of publishers at our Publisher Forums and other events. And in those conversations, we get deep into the weeds with them about their frustrations—like ad fraud, ad impression discrepancies, and ad quality. But we also speak with them about all the things that work…

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Remember the Times: AdMonsters Top 10 Stories of 2018

For digital media and advertising 2018 has been a really exciting, but often bumpy, roller coaster ride. As far as ad operations is concerned, blockchain, artificial intelligence, location services, and mobile-first everything are offering promising monetization alternatives and other opportunities that bring publishers and brands closer to audiences in more…

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Death of the Middleman: How Blockchain Enables Decentralized Ad Selling

We caught up with Kind Ads advisor Neil Patel—cofounder of well-known brands Crazy Egg and KISSmetrics—to find out the thinking behind a decentralized ad network, as well as just how it leverages blockchain to cut out intermediaries, offer enhanced data security for pubs and advertisers, and deliver non-irritating ads.

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The “Truth” About Blockchain (Part 2)

Last week, Gabe Greenberg advised readers to be wary of blockchain-based ad tech solutions that over-promise on this still-emerging technology. Now, he explains how blockchain could replace OpenRTB and solve for the protocol's flaws, and he shows us some examples of how brands are already using blockchain tech outside of…

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