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Header Tags Enter the Video Arena: An Interview With Index Exchange

Header tags and bidding have worked wonders for publisher revenue when it comes to display, so no surprise that pubs were eager to put the so-called “hack” to work on the video side. But news flash: video is a whole different world from display. While header integrations would be incredibly…

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#OPSPOV: Facebook’s Video Reporting Snafu Presents Publisher Due Diligence Opportunity

Facebook is catching heat right now from agencies about an apparent long-standing discrepancy in the way it reports video ad performance. It’s debatable how much of an impact this has had to date on either Facebook’s or agencies’ businesses. But a highly public flare-up like this sure looks like a…

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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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Programmatic Video in Bloom: Talking VPAID, VAST 4.0 and More With VertaMedia’s Alex Volker

The prognosis for programmatic video looks pretty bright: eMarketer estimates that ad spend will hit $5.37 billion in 2016, which is more than 50% of total predicted digital video ad spend ($9.59 billion). However, the current situation is a bit cloudier: issues with latency and standards are making premium publishers…

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To Protect and Serve: A Conversation on Malware, Video, & HTML5 with GeoEdge’s Amnon Siev

Explosive growth in video, a sense that the ad marketplace might have finally “figured out” mobile, the ability to discover previously unseen demand sources — publishers are seeing more channels and methods for monetizing than they ever have. That’s great for revenue, but it also opens up an ever-increasing number…

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Best of AdMonsters 2015

Looking back on what happened in digital media in 2015, it’s hard to summarize it, exactly. I keep thinking of something AdMonsters’ Publisher Rob Beeler said during our Publisher Forum in La Jolla last month: One of Rob’s old lines about the state of ad ops is, “Everything is status…

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