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What Is a Custom Content Taxonomy?

The digital advertising community has been witnessing what many are calling a resurgence of contextual advertising. But contextual advertising is only as effective as the taxonomy of content on which it is based. Enter custom content taxonomies. Most publishers currently use standardized content taxonomies by such organizations as the IAB,…

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What Is Seller Defined Audiences?

Publishers have longed for a privacy-safe way to make their own data and site traffic translatable programmatically across many sites and sellers. With less than a year to go until the demise of third-party cookies in Chrome, there seems to be a new kid on the block who will serve…

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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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What Is Google Topics API?

Late last month, in a move that shocked no one, Google announced Topics, a Privacy Sandbox initiative it thinks can power interest-based targeting in Chrome when third-party cookies are phased out. Google calls Topics an evolution of their previous proposal for interest-based targeting which was called FLoC. 

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5 Data Privacy Trends to Watch in 2022

Preparing for privacy regulations, along with the death of the third-party cookie (and other identifiers used in targeting individuals and measuring advertising) is still as colossal a challenge as it was two years ago. So, what's coming to the data and privacy landscape in 2022? Expect more state-led privacy legislation coming…

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