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Reading the Programmatic Tea Leaves From Google’s Earning Report

AdMonsters Editorial Director Gavin Dunaway doesn't always pay attention to Google earnings reports, but there were some surprising inclusions—and absences—in the fiscal year 2019 that got the ad tech speculation machine humming at full speed. There may be big changes for ad tech on the horizon—read more.

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Jounce: Duplicate Auctions Still on the Rise

Most publishers these days seem more focused on culling demand partners and supply path optimization than adding Johnny-come-latelys into their headers, so we were surprised to see Jounce Media report that duplicative auctions are up. However, a closer examination revealed even more interesting trends. Read more about it.

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Opening a New Programmatic Gateway: Adhese’s Post-Cookie Connectors

It's the perfect moment for outside-the-box thinking in the open programmatic marketplace as the third-party cookie continues to crumble in the face of privacy initiatives (and regulations) and walled gardens increasingly reap the lion’s share of online ad revenue. It’s curious how legacy demand- and sell-side platforms will adjust to…

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The Persistence of Client-Side Header Bidding: A Conversation With Smart

The third-party cookie’s accelerating fade makes us ponder the future of client-side header bidding, even if troubles with ID-matching and a lack of transparency and flexibility continue to mar the adoption of server-side bidding. AdMonsters Editorial Director Gavin Dunaway chats up Smart's Lucie Laurendon about the future of the header…

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Best of AdMonsters 2019: The Top Stories in Digital Media and Advertising

It's that time of year again. The time of year when we at AdMonsters take a moment to reflect on everything that's happened in the past year in the world of digital media and advertising. What's that saying again, "Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it?"…

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SSP and DSP Value Is in the Eye of the Publisher

As the main feeder exchanges settles at three—GAM, Amazon's Transparent Ad Marketplace (TAM), and Prebid—there’s a great deal more murkiness in the middle; even more cross-pollination as SSPs pine for advertiser spend and DSPs tighten their bonds with premium publishers. The question of “how many intermediaries are actually necessary?” is…

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Publishers Should Experiment With Timeouts to Bring in Higher Bids

Producing the highest bid from demand sources ultimately leads to increased latency, given the amount of time it takes for multiple auctions to take place at once. A recent report from MonetizeMore shows exactly how publishers who set aggressive timeouts—around 500-600ms—to improve page loads end up missing out on the…

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