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What is IAB’s Multi-State Privacy Agreement (MSPA)?

Another day, another way for the ad tech alphabet soup plot to thicken. But this time, it seems to be a step in the right direction towards unifying compliance across state privacy laws called the Multi-State Privacy Agreement (MSPA). As of late, IAB and the IAB Tech Lab is committed to encouraging…

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What Is PPID and How Does It Benefit Publishers?

PPIDs are a unique identifier assigned by a publisher to a user. Publishers will share PPIDs with Google’s programmatic demand and this process will help them customize their ads and targeting. On the other hand, ESPs allow publishers to share encrypted first-party signals with buy-side platforms of their choosing. What are the…

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What Is Ad Refresh? All That a Publisher Needs to Know

The ad tech industry is packed with several solutions (such as header bidding, A/B testing, etc.) to help publishers optimize their ad revenue. One such solution is ad refresh, which is considered advantageous by a lot of publishers yet there is some skepticism around using it due to its controversial…

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What Are the Tradeoffs Between DMPs, MDMs and CDPs?

The rise of digital channels where consumers engage with brands — on websites, mobile apps, social platforms, etc. — drove the creation of solutions like DMPs, MDMs, and CDPs. These solutions allow marketers (and publishers) to recognize people by their different proxies and stitch them together for a single view…

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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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