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Spread of Bad Ads Pretty Terrible, Confiant Reports

In its eye-opening new report on ad quality , Confiant finds that 1 out of every 200 ad impressions from the open exchanges is malvertising. If 1 trillion ads are being served through the open marketplace monthly, Confiant estimates that 5 billion are malicious. Make sure you have smelling salts…

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From Location Data to Movement Science: A Conversation with Verve’s Mark Fruehan

The widespread availability of location data has long been the central lure of the mobile advertising space, but to be successful in an increasingly competitive mobile space, advertisers and publishers need to be thinking beyond location to an array of data points, including uses, transactions, and patterns over time. Verve…

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All Viewable, All the Time: 33Across Launches AttentionX Marketplace

"We think that CPM-based buying leveraging optimization on attention metrics... can drive significant positive changes for the industry without requiring massive upheaval for buyers." 33Across CEO and Cofounder Eric Wheeler explains the features of the just-launched AttentionX exchange, an open programmatic marketplace where all inventory is viewable.

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Does Hope For an Open Universal ID Exit With AppNexus?

Say it ain't so, AT&T! Following its acquisition, AppNexus has pulled out of the Advertising ID Consortium. A founding member of the universal open ID collective, AppNexus' departure potentially leaves the consortium in peril. However, this might be an opportunity for the universal ID cause to make a beneficial pivot.

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Monetizing Podcasts: A Q&A With NPR’s Brett Robinson

NPR's Serial is widely considered where the podcast trend hit its stride. No surprise then that the NPR team are also on the forefront of podcast monetization. Senior Director of Ad Operations Brett Robinson dives into the challenges his team worked through in building up their program as well as…

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