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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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The Best of AdMonsters 2021

As 2021 comes to a close, it's time to reflect on the top trends that set the tone for digital media and ad tech throughout the year. From Chrome's on-again, off-again cookie cutoff to Apple's privacy updates to mass confusion surrounding developing solid first-party data and identity strategies to the…

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What To Expect: Ad Tech Trends In 2022

Well, 2021 was another rollercoaster, wasn’t it? Filled with exciting wins but also internal shrieks (or outbursts, no judgment) of frustration, and the ad tech industry was no exception. As we countdown the last days of the year and the Omnicron variant attempts to make us nosedive into 2022, we’re…

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AdMonsters 2021 Powerful Playbook Pack

2021 brought a lot of change in digital media in advertising. But not everything was about the ill-fated third-party cookie. This year, our playbooks focused on data, identity, and privacy. But ad quality is still a troublesome thing, especially in mobile apps. And let's not forget the friction between different…

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