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The Mystery of Dark Patterns: A Publisher’s CMP Nightmare

The FTC report, entitled “Bringing Dark Patterns to Light,” highlights how companies are using a deceptive design practice called dark patterns. The practice is becoming progressively sophisticated and it aims to trick consumers into buying products or unwillingly giving up their data.

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The Rise of Publisher Data and Its Potential for Tighter Collaboration Between Brands, Agencies, and Publishers

With third-party cookie deprecation quickly becoming a reality, publishers are examining the data they have within their walls and realizing that they have unique and valuable assets to bring to the table. Their data will give rise to new opportunities for brands, agencies, and publishers to collaborate earlier on in…

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Whose Data Is It Anyway? Buyers? Sellers? No, Theirs.

Moving forward, it may seem a no-brainer to pubs, that in this privacy-forward era, users should either subscribe or provide morsels of information in exchange for content that is meaningful and relevant to them (which would include advertising), but maybe there really is another way. And maybe that other way…

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Publishers Need Deep Audience Insights Now More Than Ever

The demise of third-party cookies limits the amount of data publishers can leverage to enrich their own audience data. They need those prized data insights to get a fuller profile of the people consuming their media. Because without insights, advertisers are paying for access to a rather blurry picture of…

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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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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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Twenty Questions: Zero-Party Data Edition

What is zero-party data? Ask ten people (well, not ANY ten people; ten adtech dweebs) and you’ll get ten different answers—along with some medium-to-heavy ridicule. Zero-party data is still a relatively new concept (having been coined a scant three years ago), and adtech likes to take its time settling into new ideas.…

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Advertising Industry Learning and Professional Development

Yes, Virginia—You Can Sell First-Party Data

Now that the third-party cookie is on its farewell tour, publishers are warily giving their first-party data another look, but a big question remains: how do publishers actually sell first-party data marketplaces and garner advertiser interest? During an AdMonsters Webinar on Nov. 12, 2020, Insider Inc.'s VP of Programmatic Sales…

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