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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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AdMonsters European Publisher RTB Report 2012: A Preview

While RTB may be damn-near 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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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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AdMonsters OPS NY Live Blog

Coming to you live from New York, it's the AdMonsters OPS NY Live Blog! Advertising Week may be coming to a close, but it's not over yet. Stay tuned as we capture our lively agenda, covering digital strategy from the multi-screen experience to programmatic premium and beyond. 9:00 Rob Beeler kicks…

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Turning Big Data into Big Analytics

The press has lately been wall to wall with revelations about the emergent ‘data economy.’ True, we have the means to collect a wide variety of data from a variety of consumers in every industry, but that alone isn’t enough to spurn a data ‘revolution.’ Numbers alone are just numbers.…

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How Science Is Impacting the World of Digital Marketing

We often group advertisers into two buckets: the creative and the practical. But is one group really an extension of the other?Consider this analogy: if you went to the beach this summer, you probably spotted seashells and thought that the pattern on each shell was beautiful and unique – that…

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Making RTB a More Efficient Marketplace for Both Sides

The RTB marketplace is not yet operating as a truly efficient market with equal benefit to both sides. This is due to basic economics: Supply exceeds demand, and auction-based pricing combined with low bid density results in a market rife with arbitrage.Buyers are accustomed to drawing from a large commoditized…

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