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Audience Extension for Publisher Marketing: Know Your Objective

Although audience extension campaigns are really about creating inventory by accessing third-party sites, they tend to have multiple purposes.The advertiser may be trying to reach a highly granular segment with limited on-site presence. The publisher may have limited pre-roll video inventory, so they will hunt down their audiences in third-party streams. The…

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Does Native ‘Perform’? Sharing Metrics Advertisers Understand

As publishers are clamoring for solutions to offer more native ad inventory, their reasoning makes sense, intuitively: Native performs better, because users can consume it seamlessly along with content.But try telling that to advertisers in so many words. Advertisers have long been skeptical about the metrics behind stories of superior…

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#OPSPOV: A Native Ad by Any Other Name Is… Confusing

Native advertising is such an ingrained part of media, you could call it the business’s “one weird old trick!” And while digital media inherited native from print, native seems particularly well for this particular moment in digital. Plenty of publishers are ready to ditch display in lieu of an all-…

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#OPSPOV: Can Creative Get Its Groove Back?

The other week when someone asked me by email if I was going to Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity, I wrote back, “Do I look like I’m the type to go to Cannes? If I wanted to go to an overcrowded waterfront with a bunch of bloated Europeans, I’d…

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Picture This: A Conversation About Today’s In-Image Advertising Strategies

The challenge for digital publishers, in a nutshell: Keep your business profitable enough to continue producing quality content, via an ad-supported model... while acknowleding users' awareness of, and frequent resistance to, being advertised to... while also confronting advertisers' increasing hesitancy to pay for any ad space users can't see easily...…

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AdMonsters Playbook: Mobile App Advertising

When the iPhone App Store opened its metaphorical doors in 2008, it signaled a dawning age for digital media. Applications were by no means a new phenomenon—the majority of software on laptops, smartphones, tablets and other connected devices are applications. But accessing online media through an application other than a…

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