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These 5 Data Trends Will Totally Reshape Ad Operations—hopefully for the Better

Privacy regulations, cookieless web, identity resolution, the value of first-party data, better personalization—are just some of the many data trends shaping publishers' strategies today. The road ahead is being paved as much by user and governmental concerns as it is by the duopoly and other significant players in the ad…

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What is the IAB Consent Framework?

GDPR compliance means companies must obtain consent when collecting personal data from their website visitors. Sounds like a big headache, right? But wait, it's easier than you think. The IAB GDPR Transparency and Consent Framework is the Interactive Advertising Bureau’s solution to help publishers tell visitors what data is being…

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The State of GDPR: Publishers’ Questions Answered

Data privacy and legal compliance experts agree: GDPR is too big to ignore. As an ad/revenue operations (ops), you should already know the E.U.’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) comes into effect in May, 2018. What’s actually new in this story? Valid point. Despite months—possibly years—of preparation, publishers still have…

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The Fallacy of the Right Ad, to the Right Person, Constantly

The data used for ad targeting feels more personal than ever, and the Cambridge Analytica story shows us the errors of levying personal information in ways users neither want nor expect. Publishers' job right now is to work with buy-side partners to find the right context for that personalization—and publishers…

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Targeting Consent Is a Publisher/Vendor Team Effort

Retargeting companies were in the industry trade headlines last week, as a couple of the leading retargeters had made efforts to allow users to opt into having their data collected. There are a few timely issues these companies are trying to address—Apple’s limits on the amount of time it’s acceptable…

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