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Best Practices for Ensuring High-Quality Inventory & Ads

We’ve all heard the stories about ad placements that make brand managers cringe: ads for respectable brands appearing in terrorist recruitment videos, and the like. Obviously, marketers want to avoid such placements. But that’s just a start. In an ideal world, your ad will be seen by real people alongside…

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AdMonsters Playbook: Balancing In-App Ad Quality With Revenue

The last 24 months have been stellar for app developers. More users installed more apps, demonstrating that this robust app economy still has plenty of room for growth. But key challenges still remain. App publishers that rely on advertising to monetize their apps struggle to maintain a positive user experience…

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Google’s SSP Security Ranking Slips

AdMonsters Advisory Board Chairman, Rob Beeler, caught up with John Murphy, Chief Strategy Officer at Confiant about some surprising findings in Confiant's Malvertising & Ad Quality Index Q1 2021 report. It seems Google has slipped in the SSP rankings. A perennial strong performer, Google experienced an uncharacteristic setback this quarter.…

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Sellers Need Buy-Side Transparency

Transparency concerns have long plagued open advertising markets, scaring away participants on the buy and sell-side of open real-time bidding advertising transactions. The buy-side has ads.txt and sellers.json. Unfortunately, sell-side participants—publishers—often have difficulty obtaining basic levels of transparency in reverse when using header bidding tools to extend demand.

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Bad Ads, Whatcha Gonna Do?

We're back with another entry in AdMonster's Discourse, the audio series that massages your eardrums while also informing you about the latest in digital media and advertising technology. As guaranteed spend from advertisers has been paused or simply dried up, publishers are leaning on the open programmatic marketplace far more...…

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PubForum Spotlight: We’ve Always Been At War With Bad Ads

Publishers add more ads per page and lower their floors to capture more revenue, hoping to ride things out until higher CPMs return.  Unfortunately, more ads, lower floors, and other desperate moves lead to more opportunities for bad actors to step in. And users will adopt blockers to maintain a…

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Ad Quality Climbs the Ladder as Clean.io Syncs Deal With Xandr

The question long asked at AdMonsters events: why does the ad quality burden falls solely on publishers? Fortunately, that weight is finally being shared by others in the supply chain. Slowly but surely, exchanges and SSPs are starting to take responsibility when it comes to supporting ad quality in the ecosystem.…

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