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All Viewable, All the Time: 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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The False Audience-Content Dichotomy

Choose audience. Choose content. But wait—it's 2018, do media buyers really only get to pick one or the other? No, they shouldn't have to, writes Michael Hans. However, quality issues both in data and content have been holding us back from reaching the true potential of programmatic advertising; the time…

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Skipping the SDK in Mobile In-App

If you want to see veins pop in your mobile developer’s head, just tell him or her you’ve got five new SDKs to integrate stat. Many a programmatic mobile in-app deal has evaporated at the very mention of the dreaded SDK. But what if you could on-board a native demand…

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OpenRTB 3.0: A Question of Adoption

Particularly with the digital signature initiative Ads.cert, OpenRTB 3.0 is going to be a major leap forward for transparency and anti-fraud efforts in the programmatic space. But of course there's a catch—version 3.0 is not backwards compatible, meaning SSPs, DSPs, and other intermediaries have a lot of code re-writing on…

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Capturing That Elusive SMB Spend

Facebook reels from another tornado of scandals, yet their advertising business is going gangbusters. Seems weird, right? Well, no—the Duopoly thrives on small and mid-size advertisers that can't find viable alternatives in digital media. But Editorial Director Gavin Dunaway sees an opportunity to grab a slice of that pie at…

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Death of DoubleClick, Birth of a Monster?

Cleaning out my apartment to prepare for a new family member, I came across an old, dusty travel mug that I don’t think had ever been used. (Travel mugs are useless for an espresso snob like moi.) Emblazoned on its side was a DoubleClick logo so old that I honestly…

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The New Dichotomy

For years people would shoot me skeptical glances when I suggested that in the near future the majority of display inventory would be transacted programmatically—whether that meant RTB or another automated channel. But these days when I express this sentiment, more people nod their heads and scowl only because we…

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Highlights from Huntington Beach

The Spring 2018 Publisher Forum is a wrap, but the lively discussion goes on. We take a look at how some of those discussions--specifically, how to talk with the buy side about brand safety, and how to take action to avoid the GDPR-empowered wrath of E.U. regulators--have played out this…

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