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Opening a New Programmatic Gateway: Adhese’s Post-Cookie Connectors

It's the perfect moment for outside-the-box thinking in the open programmatic marketplace as the third-party cookie continues to crumble in the face of privacy initiatives (and regulations) and walled gardens increasingly reap the lion’s share of online ad revenue. It’s curious how legacy demand- and sell-side platforms will adjust to…

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Get Closer to Your Audience: The Value of Push Notifications (Plus, Best Practices)

Thanks to the powers of personalization and automation, push notifications can be a successful revenue source for publishers. With context as a driver—tied to a unique profile— a publisher is empowered to distribute engaging content that keeps their fans coming back for more. They can also provide advertisers with the…

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Best of Decoder 2019: AdMonsters Ad Tech, Ad & Rev OPs and Strategy Explainer Series

Decoder is AdMonster's content series that makes sense of digital media and advertising's alphabet soup. We take a deep dive into the technical aspects of ad tech but also bring clarity to challenges and strategical solutions that help to propel ad ops, rev ops, data, programmatic and marketing forward. Here's…

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The Persistence of Client-Side Header Bidding: A Conversation With Smart

The third-party cookie’s accelerating fade makes us ponder the future of client-side header bidding, even if troubles with ID-matching and a lack of transparency and flexibility continue to mar the adoption of server-side bidding. AdMonsters Editorial Director Gavin Dunaway chats up Smart's Lucie Laurendon about the future of the header…

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2020 May Be the Year That Ad Tech Runs Out of Easy Answers

One of ad tech’s chief promises was that it would finally fix advertising. The advent of real-time bidding (RTB) in the late aughts ushered in ad tech’s “Age of Easy Answers” where the frustrating ambiguities of marketing and advertising would steadily be rooted out and obliterated by data and algorithms.…

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Best of AdMonsters 2019: The Top Stories in Digital Media and Advertising

It's that time of year again. The time of year when we at AdMonsters take a moment to reflect on everything that's happened in the past year in the world of digital media and advertising. What's that saying again, "Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it?"…

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SSP and DSP Value Is in the Eye of the Publisher

As the main feeder exchanges settles at three—GAM, Amazon's Transparent Ad Marketplace (TAM), and Prebid—there’s a great deal more murkiness in the middle; even more cross-pollination as SSPs pine for advertiser spend and DSPs tighten their bonds with premium publishers. The question of “how many intermediaries are actually necessary?” is…

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What Are the Use Cases for Log-Level Data?

The programmatic black box has opened. Ad platforms are beginning to make their log-level data available in the hopes of satiating industry hunger for transparency. Once considered the “data exhaust” of the industry, log-level data (LLD) has been positioned more recently as a remedy for many of programmatic’s woes. LLD…

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PubForum Scottsdale: The Wonderful World Of Workshops

On the last day of AdMonsters Publisher Forum Scottsdale when publishers went into their workshop groups to explore the issues affecting them in their day-to-day—it was sort of a cross between a support group and a brainstorm on steroids. Topics included "Optimizing Your DMP," "Selling the Data," "Privacy Regulations," "Programmatic…

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