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The True Programmatic Setup: A Talk With Smart AdServer and Genesis Media

Through a piece of Javascript installed in a publisher's content management system, Genesis Media tracks more than 100 signals to evaluate user attention for real-time ad decisioning. Genesis uses that data to customize ad experiences by page, and leverages Smart AdServer piping to match brands to consumers through outstream video formats. We…

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Getting Your House in Order: WideOrbit Talks About Order Management as Linear and Digital Converge

More than ever, media companies offering video campaigns straddle both sides of the traditional/digital divide. In some cases, we see ad budgets shifting from TV to digital. In others, we see the opposite pattern. While that’s opened up all kinds of new opportunities for both broadcasters and publishers, the lack…

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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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