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A Three Prong Approach to Monetizing Inventory

Sweeping generalization time: Publishers focus direct sales efforts on maintaining a $20 CPM and when they can't sell it, throw those impressions to remnant networks and hope they get a $1 CPM for it. As I said, it's a sweeping generalization, but most publishers continue to struggle with getting CPMs…

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Thoughts from the Network Ad Ops Forum

This past Wednesday we co-hosted with IASH our first Network Ad Ops Forum in London and I think everyone would agree it was a great success. Considering that it was a first time event and over 70% of the attendees were attending their first Admonsters event, it was great to…

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The Importance of Having a Plan

During a great session "Ad Operations Optimization" in Prague at our European Publisher Forum, Jen Hanks put forward a question to the group asking how many people had 1 to 2 year plans. Few if any hands went up. At first I was shocked having maintained such plans myself for…

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Thoughts on the Publisher Forum in Prague

Last week was our 12th Publisher Forum in Europe and it was quite frankly a huge success. Prague provided a great location for the event and all of the sessions were quite interactive. I'll be working with the session leaders to see if I can get them to summarize their…

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Centralized vs. Decentralized Operations

When looking at ways to improve upon scalability and the level of client services, one must weight the options of centralized vs. decentralized Ad Operations Department. If you work in an organizational structure that has multiple sales offices in various locations (satellite offices), decentralizing Ad Operations can make sense. If…

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What Traffickers Need to Succeed

This past Thursday AdMonsters had our 2nd Ad Ops 360 event in the US. Ad Ops 360 is a special event for us because it's an extension of our training programs and instead of a room full of senior Ad Operations leaders, we have junior and middle level ad ops…

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Ad Ops and Cloud Computing

Depending on how much you work with Google applications last week, you probably found yourself unable to access them or at least hindered by how slow things operated. #googlefail as it has been called set off a flurry of articles about the potential dangers of cloud computing and reliance on…

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You Have a Late Creative Policy Whether You Like It or Not

As we've been approaching our Online Technical Forum this Thursday April 23rd at 11am EST, the response that I've received about this particular topic has been very interesting. For many, there is great interest in somehow moving the ball on this issue. For others it's a foregone conclusion that publishers…

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Nobody Told Me There’d Be Days Like These

Peter Naylor, SVP of NBC Universal referenced John Lennon's lyrics "Nobody told me there'd be days like these" during his keynote presentation at AdMonsters' 20th Publisher Forum in New Orleans last week. The fact that we are in uncharted waters certainly permeated the entire event, but everyone was focused on…

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Taking on Targeting

All advertisers want to deliver the right message to the right audience.  Agencies are looking for new and better targeting options and publishers who are creative can win their business. At eHarmony, we can target online ads based on a combination of over 260 separate demographic, psychographic and interest-based data…

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