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What Is Supply Path Optimization (SPO) in Mobile?

SPO in mobile has an additional level of complexity compared to web, because ads on mobile devices are facilitated mostly through software development kits (SDKs) – and understanding the type of SDK connection can have meaningful implications to that path optimization.

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What Is CTDPA?

Last week the Connecticut House of Representatives and Connecticut Senate joined forces to pass the Connecticut Data Privacy Act (CTDPA). The legislation, also known as Senate Bill 6 (SB6), awaits Governor Ned Lamont's signature to make everything 100% official. The bill is expected to take effect on July 1, 2023. 

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SMH, WTF Is ZPD?!

Simply put, ZPD is information that consumers intentionally volunteer about themselves in exchange for a more personalized experience with the media companies and brands they trust. It's the purest source of truth about their relevant characteristics, behaviors, and preferences because it’s sourced directly from them.

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What Is a Custom Content Taxonomy?

The digital advertising community has been witnessing what many are calling a resurgence of contextual advertising. But contextual advertising is only as effective as the taxonomy of content on which it is based. Enter custom content taxonomies. Most publishers currently use standardized content taxonomies by such organizations as the IAB,…

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What Is Seller Defined Audiences?

Publishers have longed for a privacy-safe way to make their own data and site traffic translatable programmatically across many sites and sellers. With less than a year to go until the demise of third-party cookies in Chrome, there seems to be a new kid on the block who will serve…

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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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What Is Google Topics API?

Late last month, in a move that shocked no one, Google announced Topics, a Privacy Sandbox initiative it thinks can power interest-based targeting in Chrome when third-party cookies are phased out. Google calls Topics an evolution of their previous proposal for interest-based targeting which was called FLoC. 

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The Best of AdMonsters 2021

As 2021 comes to a close, it's time to reflect on the top trends that set the tone for digital media and ad tech throughout the year. From Chrome's on-again, off-again cookie cutoff to Apple's privacy updates to mass confusion surrounding developing solid first-party data and identity strategies to the…

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What Does Apple’s iOS 15 Update Mean for Publishers?

On September 20th, 2021, Apple released iOS 15, an operating system update introducing three new privacy features to Apple devices: Hide my Email, Private Relay, and Mail Privacy Protection (MPP). This update, and these features, in particular, alter how and what data publishers (and third parties) can collect. While Apple's…

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