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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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Twenty Questions: Zero-Party Data Edition

What is zero-party data? Ask ten people (well, not ANY ten people; ten adtech dweebs) and you’ll get ten different answers—along with some medium-to-heavy ridicule. Zero-party data is still a relatively new concept (having been coined a scant three years ago), and adtech likes to take its time settling into new ideas.…

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6 Steps To Make The Cookie Crumble Your Way

In a cookieless, privacy-centric future, you need to focus on first-party data. But focusing on first-party data is a broad statement that can easily leave you asking what exactly does that mean we should do? There are 6 steps to making sure your organization is able not only to function…

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Facebook Ads & iOS 14: What Can You Do to Overcome Data Loss?

If you’ve looked at your Facebook ads data recently, you might be worried about your dwindling conversion insight. Starting with Safari and Mozilla’s default blocking of cross-site tracking since the release of ITP 2.1, continuing with the rollout of Limited Data Use that limited tracking in California to comply with…

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Media Investment: A Different Approach to Buying and Selling

Editorial Director, Gavin Dunaway spoke with Evergreen Trading’s Chief Operating Officer, Mark Ordover, to gain a deeper understanding of the role Evergreen Trading plays as a media investment agency within the buy-sell relationship between marketers and media companies, as well as how they can help publishers losing spend to the…

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Views From the Buy Side: Opportunities in a Cookieless World

As privacy restrictions began to tighten, Digital Media & Measurement Consultant, Rachel Adams had concerns that the digital media industry would no longer be data-driven, and she'd end up in the “integrated” media world again, where most buys were considered equally difficult to measure, and plans saw few changes quarter…

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How Will an Entire Industry Unlearn Ad Tech 1.0?

"Ad Tech 2.0 won’t offer marketers nearly as much access to deterministic, user-level, and cross-site/cross-app data as they’ve grown accustomed to. In many cases, user-level data will dry up completely," says Myles Younger, Senior Director of Marketing, MightyHive. "No matter what “Ad Tech 2.0” ends up looking like, hundreds of…

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