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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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Pushing the Malvertising Battle Upstream

Times are changing as publishers cull demand partners in the hunt for unique demand. Increased supply path optimization (SPO) on both the buy and sell sides means that SSPs must better cater to premium publishers to ensure they’re part of the preferred supply chains. To become better strategic partners with…

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Remember the Times: AdMonsters Top 10 Stories of 2018

For digital media and advertising 2018 has been a really exciting, but often bumpy, roller coaster ride. As far as ad operations is concerned, blockchain, artificial intelligence, location services, and mobile-first everything are offering promising monetization alternatives and other opportunities that bring publishers and brands closer to audiences in more…

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