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What Is an Identity Strategy?

The sheer number of proposed solutions to the third-party cookie almost guarantees that there will be no single winner and that publishers will need to adopt a multi-point approach to meet the needs of their ad partners. Figuring out what that exact approach needs to be will require serious testing…

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What Is SWAN?

You may have heard of SWAN in Google's Privacy Sandbox, but this SWAN is a community-operated and open source replacement for many use cases supported by third-party cookies. Compared to Google’s Privacy Sandbox offerings, SWAN (Secure Web Addressability Network) provides a legally compliant solution that will improve people’s privacy. No…

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What Is the Colorado Privacy Act (CPA aka ColoPA)?

On July 7, 2021, Colorado Governor Jared Polis signed the Colorado Privacy Act (aka CPA or ColoPA depending on who you ask) into law. This makes Colorado the third state — joining California and Virginia — to pass comprehensive privacy legislation. Publishers and marketers will need to comply by July…

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What Are Publisher Cohorts?

The upcoming loss of third-party identifiers within Chrome, and the changes that Apple has already made in that space, means that first-party data is in a strong position. Losing cross-domain identifiers only strengthens publishers’ first-party data, as a viable option for advertisers to continue reaching consumers. And this first-party data can…

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What Is a SPAC?

With the pandemic putting a lot of digital media and ad tech companies in a black hole, SPACs are providing these companies with a means of digging themselves out. To gain a deeper understanding of SPACs, why they're trending now and how they can help digital media and ad tech,…

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What Is FLEDGE?

On January 22, 2021, Google announced plans for its “First Locally Executed Decision over Groups Experiment” or FLEDGE for short. The announcement on Github describes how they will operationalize TURTLEDOVE for a first test. 

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What Is CryptoRTB?

We chatted with AdLedger's Executive Director, Christiana Cacciapuoti, to learn more about the problems that CryptoRTB solves in the supply chain, how it benefits both sellers and buyers, how it differs from ads.cert, and the results of tests using the protocol that prove that blockchain-based solutions can accommodate the speed…

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What Is PARRROT?

Magnite recently released a new proposal in Google's Privacy Sandbox called PARRROT. We reached out to Garrett McGrath, VP of Product Management at Magnite, to sort out all of these birds so we can figure out how each of them might shape the future of advertising—either separately or together.

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What Is IDFA?

It’s true that most people in the advertising world know more about IDFA than they did six months ago, but the twists and turns of the privacy plot are worth exploring. We asked Isaac Schechtman, Senior Director of Product Strategy at BidSwitch to catch us up on everything going on…

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