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Cleaning Up the Programmatic Supply Chain 

The advertising ecosystem has a huge opportunity to create a more transparent programmatic supply chain, where SSPs, brands, ad tech vendors, and agencies alike can commit to using new tools and tactics to improve how they work with publishers. By enhancing the control and transparency in the programmatic supply chain, we will ultimately…

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Can Amazon PWN the Cookieless Ad Market?

Move over Big G and Facebook … a little company (well, maybe not so little) called Amazon is nipping at your heels when it comes to digital ad sales. Amazon’s ad business raked in over $15.7 billion in 2020, according to new data from eMarketer. That’s up 53% year-over-year —…

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Audio Is Booming, But Can We Keep It Fraud-Free?

We've been wondering if this rush of ad dollars coming into the audio pipeline and move to streamline the ad supply chain with programmatic is opening the door for fraud to invade the quickly growing podcast and audio advertising ecosystem. So, we turned to Ryan Adams, SVP of Partnerships at…

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Blurred Lines: Is Roku a Platform or a Publisher?

Platform, publisher, or some next-gen amalgam of the two? As ad tech companies race to dominate the streaming/CTV/OTT market, Roku’s strategy is looking more like an attempt to build out an entire ecosystem — from devices to ad serving pipes, to measurement — one that now includes a new branded…

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The Future of Advertising Should Be Open Sourced

A couple of weeks ago, we hosted a ThinkTank with AdPushup and a group of Monsters to discuss latency, UX, and their impact on revenue.  The conversation quickly evolved into how the cookie's demise might affect latency, UX, and by extension, revenue. AdPushup's Director of Publisher Development, Dikshant Joshi, shared some…

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Will JCPA Break Down the Walled Gardens?

Move over COPPA, GDPR, CCPA and CPRA. There’s a new legislative acronym for publishers to watch: It’s called JCPA (short for the Journalism Competition and Preservation Act of 2021). And though it’s not focused on privacy like the others, if it gets passed, the bill could be just as game-changing…

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Fast Food Brands Hungry For Data

When McDonalds bought Dynamic Yield for $300 million in 2019, one of the benchmarks for the deal was whether the recommendation platform could help increase drive-through sales in the U.S. by 1% overall. Meanwhile, Yum Brands acquired the AI division of Kvantum, a performance marketing firm to use the platform…

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OTT Is Where the Money Resides

Now with the recent influx of premium streaming services like Disney+ and HBO Max, along with changing CouchSurfing consumer behaviors brought on by the Pandemic, it looks like OTT is really set to take off. In fact, according to North America OTT TV & Video Forecasts report from analyst firm…

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