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Choose Wisely: Crucial Criteria for Selecting an Ad Quality Provider

It's not your imagination—most malvertising attacks do happen over weekends. Bad actors hope to catch ops when its guard is down, so the gatekeepers must always be vigilant. A robust ad-quality solution is an essential tool for a publisher, but finding the right one requires a great deal of due…

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Monetizing Podcasts: A Q&A With NPR’s Brett Robinson

NPR's Serial is widely considered where the podcast trend hit its stride. No surprise then that the NPR team are also on the forefront of podcast monetization. Senior Director of Ad Operations Brett Robinson dives into the challenges his team worked through in building up their program as well as…

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Spare Some Change: A Conversation With Ops Keynote Tom Goodwin

“Digital Darwinism” aims to launch larger philosophical conversations about how technology is changing a variety of businesses from top to bottom. How does one adapt in the digital age—slowly in small increments or rapidly and dramatically? Gavin Dunaway catches up with Ops 2018 keynote Tom Goodwin to discuss the concepts…

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The Fallacy of the Right Ad, to the Right Person, Constantly

The data used for ad targeting feels more personal than ever, and the Cambridge Analytica story shows us the errors of levying personal information in ways users neither want nor expect. Publishers' job right now is to work with buy-side partners to find the right context for that personalization—and publishers…

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The Next Stage of Social Strategy: A Q&A With Claudia Page of Dailymotion (Part 3)

Here's the conclusion of this three-part interview series with Claudia Page, Dailymotion's VP, Product and Partner Development. Claudia tells Gavin Dunaway that publishers will always need larger platforms to drive traffic to their O&Os. But when pubs look to these platforms, they need not only the traffic, but opportunities to…

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The Next Stage of Social Strategy: A Q&A With Claudia Page of Dailymotion (Part 2)

In the second of this three-part interview series, Claudia Page, Dailymotion's VP, Product and Partner Development, shows Gavin Dunaway a world outside of Facebook for content distribution and for getting traffic. Facebook, she says, has veered away from its most distinct core features, and there are pluses and minuses in…

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