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Virtual Workshops With Real-World Takeaways

On Wednesdays at Publisher Forums, we let the attendees "take over" the conference. Attendee volunteers lead informal sessions with their peers on a variety of topics, and then report major takeaways to the whole group. Through the magic of technology (cough, Zoom, cough), we ran an experiment where we took this…

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Liberate Ad Ops By Integrating Automation

In contemporary ad ops, the repetitive and voluminous tasks we handle remain huge—whether they are performed in-house or outsourced. Just beginning to integrate automation will significantly reduce ops’ trafficking time and free them up for more valuable analysis and client care.

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Webinar Replay: Injecting Agility to Seize New Revenue Opportunities

An ever-shifting digital advertising landscape offers challenges aplenty for publisher revenue professionals—but it also brings countless opportunities to boost the bottom line. Taking advantage of these openings requires flexibility in your operations—how can you inject agility into your team and tech to realize your revenue potential, manage margins, and ensure…

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Webinar Replay: Easy-to-Implement Automation

Automation can be as easy as 1, 2, 3… Whether they involve campaign setup, creative management, or reporting and reconciliation, manual and mundane tasks siphon away enthusiasm from your ad operations team. Worse, they distract your best producers from initiatives like customer success that truly move the needle. Integrating more…

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Webinar Replay: Automating the Digital Direct Sale

Direct sales are on the rise—which is great news! It’s just that orders are somehow becoming even more complicated, crossing a seemingly endless river of channels. Publishers need as much automation as possible in their workflows, and the tools are up to the task—particularly tighter integrations with advertiser planning and…

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How Ad Ops Can Work Better With Sales

The business of ad operations is a complex one, requiring various teams to coordinate their activities to align, compliment, and work in sync with each other well. In that regard, the successes of sales and ad ops are interlinked, as neither department can achieve its greatest height without the support…

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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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