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How the Pandemic Got Ad Ops and Sales to Cozy Up

Historically, the relationship between ad ops and sales has been labeled with an “It’s Complicated” status. But since the pandemic, the relationship between ad ops and sales has become far more collaborative. Now, the two teams are coming together to rethink and revise their processes, client approaches and even their…

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Pandemic Pushes Self-Service Ad Platform Adoption Forward

It was slow starting for self-service ad platforms. Buyers were hellbent on using exchanges to cherry-pick their inventory. But 2020 is an extremely different marketplace, largely shaped by how the global Coronavirus pandemic has altered the landscape. In particular, publishers’ sales teams are focusing on big buys, leaving occasional smaller…

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Pubs Extol the Upside of the Pandemic

After taking a massive hit from COVID-19, pubs' resiliency led to efficiently working-from-home, successfully diversifying revenue, and employing tools like automation and self-service to manage workflow and capture smaller budget spend. Recently, we chatted with a number of pubs at a roundtable discussion about planning for tomorrow’s very different ad…

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Christine Maguire: Leading From the Ground Up

Back in April 2019, Christine Maguire joined Tripadvisor to lead the company's global media strategy and operations, and to better leverage the company’s international consumer demand and to drive revenue through new digital advertising solutions. Then COVID-19 hit. And the world of travel came undone. Leading up to her PubForum…

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TikTok Gets Hip to SMBs With Self-Serve Platform

What an interesting time for fast-rising TikTok to introduce a self-serve advertising platform aimed at meeting the demands of SMBs. In addition to the platform's now-famous creative capabilities, SMBs will get advanced targeting and flexible budgeting allowing for campaign pausing. Editorial Director Gavin Dunaway caught up with the TikTok collective…

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