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#OPSPOV: Publishers React as Google, IAB Challenge Mobile Interstitials

Google made an announcement last month via a blog post: They’re taking a stand against (ostensibly) intrusive mobile interstitials. Starting Jan. 10, 2017, the post reads, “content that is not easily accessible to a user on the transition from the mobile search results may not rank as highly.”In other words,…

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Bidding Without a Header: OpenX Explains Their Take on In-App Bidding

Header bidding is so immensely popular among publishers at this point, there's a call to adapt its core principles to as many environments as possible. Naturally, vendor companies have been hustling to bring products to market to sate publishers’ appetite for demand that header bidding has piqued. Some of these…

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How The New York Times Went Native, Ditched Mobile Banners and Embraced Platform Publishing

If you're a brand that wants to push out a native advertising campaign that consumers find genuine and meaningful -- as "native" as it gets, really, on a premium publisher property of inimitable quality -- one of the best things you could do is to have the publisher develop the…

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The Server-to-Server Way: Going Beyond Header Bidding With Sonobi’s Tony Katsur

Of course the mainstreaming of header bidding has rocked the broader digital landscape, for reasons that ought to be familiar to most AdMonsters readers. But for all its merits, there’s been this widespread suspicion that maybe the header isn’t the end game here: What if the header is just a…

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Familiar Show, New Stage: A Conversation About Mobile App Monetization with Playbill’s Rachel Glickman

If you've ever been a lover of the theater, or if you've ever been close to one, then Playbill is likely more to you than just a familiar name and eye-catching yellow-and-black logo. The print magazine version has been publishing since 1884, distributing its goods to readers who want to…

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Demystifying Mobile Video: Creative, Reporting, Standards and More

More than ever, publishers are feeling pressure to really understand and deliver on their video inventory in mobile. It’s widely held, and upheld by one study after another, that mobile video consumption has risen dramatically in recent years: eMarketer says that through 2015, 105 million U.S. users watched video on…

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Best of AdMonsters 2015

Looking back on what happened in digital media in 2015, it’s hard to summarize it, exactly. I keep thinking of something AdMonsters’ Publisher Rob Beeler said during our Publisher Forum in La Jolla last month: One of Rob’s old lines about the state of ad ops is, “Everything is status…

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