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Secret Society Debates the Future of Television Advertising

“Programmatic TV is taking longer than we thought,” says Mitch Oscar as he gestures toward a cartoon featuring a group of confused cavemen, a favorite theme of his and probably an apt analogy for most advertising professionals.The jam-packed boardroom in Turner’s offices at the Time Warner building shares a chuckle…

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Flexing Your Programmatic Video Muscles

As with programmatic display, the earliest inroads into programmatic video were set up to give the buyer the right of way in certain key matters. Private exchanges initially left valuable inventory ripe for cherry-picking by buyers, and prone to devalue greatly if passed back. Meanwhile, video content that by rights…

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AdMonsters Playbook: Cross-Platform Video

According to Nielsen, the 2016 Super Bowl had a peak audience of 115.5 million and an average one of 111.9 million viewers on broadcast, cable and satellite TV -- a slightly smaller figure than the previous year. However, 4 million unique viewers streamed the game through various digital mediums (desktop…

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AdMonsters Playbook: Mobile App Advertising

When the iPhone App Store opened its metaphorical doors in 2008, it signaled a dawning age for digital media. Applications were by no means a new phenomenon—the majority of software on laptops, smartphones, tablets and other connected devices are applications. But accessing online media through an application other than a…

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#OPSPOV: Outstream to Pick Up the In-Banner Video Slack

The rough waters never seem to give way for Yahoo. Along with rumors of investor unrest and overall dissatisfaction with CEO Marissa Mayer, Big Y kicked off the year as the poster child for bad behavior in digital video advertising when a CNBC report alleged that not only was its…

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