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Ops on the Rise: Programmatic Shifts and Newsletter Openings

When two digital media vets like AdMonsters Chairman Rob Beeler and Craig Leshen, President of OAO, sit down to catch up, it’s not hard to find them comparing the early days to today and even the future. OAO works with many, many publishers and so we always value Craig’s perspective…

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What Are Sellers.json and Supplychain Object?

To move the industry towards a more transparent future, the Interactive Advertising Bureau has been hard at work releasing specifications that help shed light on the programmatic buying and selling of ads. In 2017 it was ads.txt. This year, it’s sellers.json and supplychain object. But the question is, what exactly…

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Client-Side vs. Server-Side? It’s a Draw

While it may come as no surprise that Google AdExchange generates the most programmatic revenue for U.S. publishers, when it comes to the battle between how much revenue is generated from client-side vs. server-side, we can pretty much call it even-Steven, according to a new report from Roxot called US…

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The New GAM Auction Logic

Many a publisher has gotten lost in pondering the ramifications of Google Ad Manager's move to first-price auctions and introduction of a "unified auction."In gauging the effect of this enormous industry shift, we've got to start with what we know—namely, what is actually changing. Cafe Media's Paul Bannister decided a…

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The State Of Ad Operations 2018

There are plenty problems to be solved in the ad operations world, including issues like IVT, bad ads, malware, and much, much more. So at every Publisher Forum, we bring together all of the noobs (yes, I meant first-time attendees), put them into small workgroups, and open the gates for…

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The Drawbacks of AI-Based Dynamic Inventory Pricing

We seem to be in that sweet moment where artificial intelligence (actually advanced machine learning, but who are we to split hairs?) is more than just buzz and potential, but before the machines have enslaved us and forced us to farm their massive energon cube plantations. That day is coming—I…

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What Is Supply-Path Optimization?

Header bidding is great for publisher revenue, but nasty to a DSP's tech infrastructure. That's why DSPs are making decisions about SPO, trying to sort out the "best" queries. Are you okay with DSPs making those decisions for you? If not, read this...

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