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#OPSPOV: Video Beyond the Stream

Hark my words, publishers, and let them set you free: Pre-roll is not the be-all and end-all of digital video advertising. Sure, there’s post-roll and mid-roll, but let’s get past the rolls. In fact, let’s get past the video stream – in-stream video ad inventory is limited namely because premium video…

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How Video Becomes the Champion of Mobile Revenue

Like a leaky faucet drip-drip-dripping into a steel sink, mobile has long been that nagging concern keeping publishers up at night. The amount of inventory seems to multiply daily with little demand from buyers (especially when it comes buying guaranteed), so publishers are forced to turn to ad networks and…

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What Polar Vortex? DC Mashup Debates Viewability and More

Blizzards, polar vortexes (vortices?) – simply minor obstacles when it comes to bringing ad ops professionals together for deliberation and… Well, what’s deliberation without a little drinking? Even in a place like DC, where two inches of snow shuts down the federal government faster than a budget dispute. (As a friend…

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The Best of AdMonsters 2013

If 2013 must be a "year of something," we probably should call it the year of mobile. According to estimates from eMarketer, U.S. mobile advertising spend more than doubled in 2013 to hit $9.6 billion compared to $4.36 billion in 2012. eMarketer estimates that near-stagnant desktop spend will actually decrease…

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Media Working: OPS NY 2013 Live Blog

We kick off today's OPS by celebrating five years of Rob Beeler as AdMonsters' content czar and chief emcee. Here's to five more, buddy!But onto the meat – Derek Metz of Acceleration details early results from our Publisher Maturity Index survey – it's not too late to add your insight…

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OPS: Digital Media Shifts Seasons

I’d like to say it’s feeling like fall in New York, but no, heat and humidity still assail us in early September, turning the Big Apple into a concrete sweat lodge. Hopefully the weather changes course before Sept. 26, with crisp autumn weather signaling the arrival of AdMonsters’ flagship one-day…

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