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Three Pillars of Ad Quality: Time for Compliance

You can point to your specs, you can point to LEAN, but getting compliance from the buy side is still a challenge. So what should an overall framework for creative compliance look like? Brian LaRue explores the importance of working proactively to block bad ad creatives before they hit the…

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Can Sandboxing Defeat Redirects?

(Editor's Note: Hear more about sandboxing iframes and ad quality at this special attendee session during the PubForum Huntington Beach, March 4-7, 2018.) Recently, premium publishers have reported an uptick in malicious ads on their sites—particularly pesky mobile redirects, the never-ending scourge. While pubs’ first response tends to involve tracking…

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Weekly News Roundup: Facebook’s Ad Algorithm Problem, The State of Data, The Future of the Long Tail

Facebook's Content Problem Is an Ad Problem, Too Couple fresh dispatches from the “You Can’t Automate Everything” beat: Facebook is catching heat over ads both weird and fraudulent on its platform. The Daily Beast’s Taylor Lorenz published a detailed exploration of the bizarre, impractical products (cat blindfolds? Plastic doodads of…

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Weekly News Roundup: Discovery Invests in Thrillist’s Parent, Layoffs at BuzzFeed, AppNexus Is In on Ads.txt

Discovery's $40 Million Investment in Thrillist's Parent Company This week it was announced Discovery Communications would be investing $40 million in Group Nine Media, the company that owns Thrillist, NowThis, The Dodo and Seeker. That’s less major than their $100 million investment in Group Nine last year, but still very…

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Weekly News Roundup: The State of Time-Based Deals, Safari Cookie-Blocking Hurts Pub Revenue, More

Time Running Out on Time-Based Ad Deals? On Tuesday, Digiday reported time-based guarantees have “hit a wall,” as the popular discussion in digital advertising has moved on to things like brand safety. Reading the coverage, though, it sounds like Digiday has reached this conclusion by talking to a publisher who’s…

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