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The New GAM Auction Logic

Many a publisher has gotten lost in pondering the ramifications of Google Ad Manager's move to first-price auctions and introduction of a "unified auction."In gauging the effect of this enormous industry shift, we've got to start with what we know—namely, what is actually changing. Cafe Media's Paul Bannister decided a…

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Bad Ads Took a Dip in Q3, Says Confiant; Bad Actors Be Forewarned

Bad ads are a pretty terrible thing for the entire ad ops ecosystem. By 2025 ad fraud—malvertising redirects and malicious IBV to name a few—will cost advertisers more than $50bn, accounting for 30% share of the overall digital market, so warned The World Federation of Advertisers back in 2016. But…

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Will Exchanges’ Call for Better Programmatic Marketplace be Enough?

Our new Senior Editor Lynne d Johnson dives into the "Principles for a Better Programmatic Marketplace," an open letter to the industry from six exchanges that seems to grant programmatic buyers all their transparency wishes—fee transparency, no hidden auction machinations, traffic filtered for IVT... We're surprised they didn't throw a…

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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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