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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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Dotdash Has Publishing Down to a Science

Though her path to the publishing industry may seem unconventional, Dr. Deepna Devkar’s journey from academia to the corporate world has always been on a data-driven trajectory. During her keynote at the Miami Publisher Forum on Mar. 11, “Experimenting in the Revenue Lab With Data Science,” the Head of Data…

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4 Lessons For Digital Success From #IABALM

Digital media can be a struggle for all players involved. The duopoly, plus the growing As—Apple and Amazon—continue to gobble up digital ad spend. Mergers, acquisitions and layoffs become the strategy du jour. Legacy brands face challenges too, as digital natives opt for digitally savvy upstarts that know exactly how…

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CCPA Is Confusing AF

Digital media is looking forward to another year of impending doom as a fresh piece of confounding privacy regulation hangs over the space. The CCPA, which will affect any company that touches the data of at least 50,000 Californians a year, is in the middle of a statewide hearing tour…

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How to Use a CDP for Successful Audience Targeting

Delivering relevant and contextual content and truly targeted advertising is a big challenge. Often it's a problem of not using the right tools in the right way. Andrew Beehler, Sr. Manager Programmatic & Yield Operations at Digital Trends shares how to integrate the usefulness of a CDP with the best…

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How Publishers Increase Revenue With Audience Segmentation

More than ever, audience segmentation is a viable path to increasing revenue for publishers, especially publishers who can effectively leverage first-party data both on-site and off-site. That was an essential piece of Madhura Sengupta’s —former Director of Ad Product Technology at Edmunds.com—talk, “Mastering the Sell Side and Buying Side of…

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The Unsung Heroes of the Advertising and Media World

Professor Bob Pearson, former Chief Innovation Officer at W2O Group and current Senior Advisor, kicked off the Publisher Forum in Austin last week with a comprehensive keynote detailing the concepts of Storytizing—moving beyond campaigns to true cross-media engagement—and Audience Architecture—an advanced model for deriving insights from user bases. However, his…

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PubForum Austin, TX 2018: The Tweet Wrap-up

Publisher Forum Austin was about "Defining the Future of Digital Media" in Austin. Monday's keynote from Bob Pearson, senior advisor, W2O group taught us that the future of advertising might rest on taking earned and shared media into true consideration to better understand how audiences work and how we should…

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