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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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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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