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Beyond Borders: Publisher Audience Extension Goes Off-Site – Part 2: Old Concept, New Players

“We routinely sell out our site inventory,” a senior ad ops professional tells us. “Our value proposition is our audience, which our advertisers can still reach – just on different properties across the Internet.”Hence why her site launched a new audience extension program right before summer 2012. But this wasn’t…

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Beyond Borders: Publisher Audience Extension Goes Off-Site – Part 1: The Sell-Side Buys

It’s a common adage in retail (brick and mortar as well as digital) that the customer doesn’t cease to exist once he/she leaves the store. The same logic applies to digital publishing: when someone exits a media company’s digital property, that user doesn’t vanish into thin air, and neither does…

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Worlds Collide: Letting RTB Compete with Direct Campaigns in Your Ad Server

A number of partners I’ve been working with have mentioned casually that they are experimenting with creating a marketplace in their adserver by collapsing the prioritization settings. For a lot of publishers, this is the latest version of the struggle with sales channel conflict that they have been wrestling with…

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This Week in Ad Ops: Double-Digit Digital Growth, RTB in Europe, and Monetizing Mobile

Digital Ad Spending Continues to Grow at Double-Digit RatesIt's little secret that investment in digital advertising is growing worldwide; that the audience for digital ads is growing; and, that publishers are slowly turning their backs on print. But, just how fast is digital taking over the reins?Well, if ad spending…

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RTB: Are You Not in Play, Testing the Waters or All In?

While RTB may be nearly ubiquitous among U.S. publishers these days, adoption of the technology across the Atlantic has taken a much more leisurely pace. This isn’t that surprising considering that issues from privacy to highly localized markets make integrating automated selling systems across the European landscape a seemingly Herculean…

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Roll Out the Red Carpet: Premium’s Entrance Into Programmatic

With the growth in digital ad spend via real-time bidding (RTB) validating its place as an established method of media buying, the debate has now turned to the likelihood of premium display inventory coming into the programmatic trading environment at scale.  RTB has proven itself to offer greater efficiencies in…

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Paths to Programmatic Premium, Part I: The Meadow Beyond RTB

Real-time bidding is programmatic trading, but programmatic trading is not simply RTB. That statement is not a riddle, though in the ever mind-warping universe of digital advertising technology, it’s caused a lot of confusion over programmatic buying. “RTB is just the mechanism – literally the buy approach,” explains Christine Peterson, Director…

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Valuation: The New Buying Skill

Media buying is about information superiority. Superior information allows parties of a bilateral transaction to quantify the value of the asset being bought and sold.Consider the television upfronts taking place in coming weeks — they are all about information superiority. Unfortunately, value is based on the amount of increase (or…

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