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Ops is Your Beacon in Uncertain Times

The air around digital media is thick with uncertainty. Many of us in the industry are waiting for one or two shoes to drop. But we shouldn’t be waiting—we should be coming together and engaging in discussion about what comes next. Perhaps the biggest obstacle to progress in digital media…

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5 Ways Vast 4.1 Is Way Better

It’s been a slow process getting the video ad industry to update from VAST 2.0 to VAST 4.0. But now that the IAB has introduced VAST 4.1, which includes major improvements over VAST 4.0, there’s a big push to get everyone to adopt, as I learned at IAB Tech Lab’s…

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Video Programmatic Guaranteed Rises

On a recent panel I moderated with some pretty impressive ad tech representation (if I do say so myself), my panelists were oddly uniform in arguing that programmatic guaranteed for digital video—especially served on connected TV or OTT—is the most exciting emerging transactional platform. Why? Because it's easy, I argue...…

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AdMonsters Playbook: Building a Video Business

As broadband connectivity and processor speeds have rapidly accelerated, consumer behavior online has gradually shifted from reading to viewing hours and hours of video. Call it the “TV-ification” of the web—the internet has become a video-centric experience. The “Show Me, Don’t Tell Me” revolution in consumer behavior online is fully…

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Treating Publishers’ Facebook Addiction

Real talk for a second: Whenever you hear me griping about the myriad things Facebook doesn’t do well, either for users or for its publisher partners, I’m probably subconsciously trying to convince myself of something. I’m a social media addict, and I suppose I have been ever since the Geocities…

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