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The Call of Creative

Earlier this year, Will Spann was volunteered as a speaker on a panel I was leading about HTML5 creative and responsive site issues. We had chatted before, but as we prepped for the discussion and he described the Creative Lab at The Weather Company, I was blown away. Publisher creative offerings…

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Things We Learned at #OPSNY 2015

I’ve been in an OPS-induced coma for the past week, letting my subconscious ruminate over the titanic loads of digital media debate that took place in the hallowed chambers of the Metropolitan Pavilion on June 9. It was just too much for one mind to take, which I corroborate by…

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The Rules of Mobile Advertising: Interview With Opera Mediaworks’ Mark Fruehan

Recently the tech media was awash in panic over mobilegeddon – end times were nigh as Google was switching up its search algorithm to favor mobile-friendly responsive design sites. However, mobilegeddon has long meant something different to digital revenue specialists: publishers witnessing increasing amounts of mobile traffic with dwindling revenue…

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#OPSPOV: Native Is More Than a Laughing Matter

Several years ago – long before the native revolution – when I was the staff writer for trade publication called Mobility that reported on corporate relocation issues, the editorial staff was faced with a dilemma. Against the editor-in-chief’s objections, the sales team had included an editorial element within a package…

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Six Tasty Takeaways From AdMonsters’ Massive OPS Event

I have just emerged from my sensory deprivation chamber following AdMonsters’ June 10 OPS conference – the stimulation of more than 500 industry players roaming four floors devoted to native advertising, multiscreen and technology was too much to digest. Just before I went into shock, Content Czar Rob Beeler guided…

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#OPSPOV: Native, Ops and a Bridge Between Ad and Content Servers

No surprise that viewability was high on the minds of the revenue specialists that headed to New Orleans for the 32nd AdMonsters Publisher Forum, but another trend threaded its way throughout the three days of presentations and discourse: native.The most high-profile examples were an insightful keynote from Quartz Publisher Jay…

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Answering the Call: Ad Ops In a Native World

Native advertising has developed quite the cachet in digital advertising in the past year, with even the Federal Trade Commission jumping into the debate on proper labeling. Indeed, some of this channel’s growing pains are borne right there in the name itself – “native.” Native advertising seeks to emulate a publisher’s…

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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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Top 10 Must-See Ad Week Sessions for Monsters

Aw damn – even AdMonsters is embracing the listicle. But we've got a good excuse: Advertising Week celebrates its 10th anniversary of unleashing the marketing hordes on the Big Apple. The official guide to Ad Week is 263 pages long (warning: it's full of ads) and the mobile app is…

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