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MarTech, Big Data and the Publisher Quest for the Holy Grail Dashboard

There are a couple new players in town, quietly but dramatically changing the way the marketing/advertising ecosystem uses big data. Marketing technology and system integrators have been rapidly expanding first-party offline data sets, based on the business intelligence data sets that have powered brands for years.These massive data pools are…

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The Legal Connection: How Ops Avoids Regulatory Pitfalls

Regulation--it’s the bane of ops’ existence. Keeping abreast of various regulations impacting the digital advertising environment is not easy: COPPA, HIPPA, VPPA, cookie laws, and so on. Do you even know what those letters represent let alone mean? Maybe the bigger question is: Where does regulation come from, and how…

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Big Data Revisited: OpenX on Tools for Driving Insight and Revenue

After a term or two as the buzzword du jour, Big Data is no longer quite the cause celebre in digital advertising. Rather than gracefully gliding through the oceans of data created every day, industry players—particularly publishers—have realized they are swamped with far more data than they could ever know…

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One Order to Rule Them All: Inside Gannett’s Massive Workflow Centralization Mission

If you think standardizing and centralizing sales workflow across a few properties is Sisyphean effort, spend some time in Gannett’s shoes. The national and regional media powerhouse is in the middle of a massive sales workflow centralization project and has already integrated a single-entry order system for digital products across…

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Reaching Inward to Reach Outward: DMP Success Through Teamwork

There’s a curious thing about DMPs: Publishers generally understand it’s a good idea for them to be aligned with one. A DMP is supposed to help publishers get the most value for their proprietary data, and to pass along the value of its audience extension capabilities to advertisers. But at…

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