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Automated Content Recognition (ACR): The Field-Leveling Technology for T/V (Television/Video)

The emerging technology Automatic Content Recognition (ACR) is upending the way television has always been measured as an advertising medium. ACR allows TV, still the largest vehicle for ad industry spending, to compete with and defend against other digital video advertising platforms. With most consumers, by 2021, able to view…

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Hearts & Science’s Pagliuca: Programmatic Transforms With Data, Technology—and People

“We all expected the time it took for full adoption of programmatic to be shorter. But why aren’t we there yet?” asks Megan Pagliuca, Chief Data Officer at Hearts & Science. Pagliuca, who’s been growing with the programmatic media buying business since its advent 10 years ago, found her calling…

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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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Be Your Advertiser’s Chief Data Consultant

As programmatic markets mature and high-value targets require more effort to message, advertisers are realizing the limits of their own data. Once again they’re keen to hear publishers’ audience stories. But telling your audience story and truly serving as a consultant to advertisers these days requires advanced tactics: namely connecting…

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What is a CMP?

Consent Management Platforms (CMP) have been cropping up rapidly in the wake of GDPR—(and soon CCPA)—as the tool du jour for aiding publishers in collecting and managing consumer consent and passing that data throughout the advertising ecosystem. For publishers working with multiple ad partners who need to enable user-level ad…

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Surviving the GDPR/CCPA Squeeze: Sourcepoint’s Ben Barokas on CMPs and Regulatory Compliance

Such is the publisher’s lot—as soon as you start feeling confident you’ve covered your bases on GDPR, you're trying to prepare for whatever the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) will look like (it’s still being revised). But are your bases really covered on GDPR—considering that the European Data Protection Authorities…

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How Can Publishers Tell a Better Audience Story?

For years publishers have sold advertising targeted around specific content, using available first-party data as the basis for establishing value around the opportunity. That value proposition is built around the scale of the audience, which boils down to selling pageviews, impressions and clicks. But your audience is a lot more…

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