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The Dawn of Real-Time Guaranteed: An Interview With OpenX’s Dmitri Kazanski

Possibly the biggest reason header bidding is such a game-changer is because it gives demand sources insight into more—if not all—of a publisher’s inventory. This enables buyers to better evaluate inventory and bid more acutely in real-time buying environments. (If you feel a need to revisit the horrors of the…

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Tools For Tomorrow: A Conversation With Neil Sweeney, President & CEO of Juice Mobile

For publishers, mobile is an itch spreading over greater sections of skin, tingling more ferociously every second. Scratching doesn’t make it worse, but certainly fails to relieve the symptoms. Publishers continue to struggle in their mobile monetization efforts: because there’s little incentive for direct sales to evangelize the channel (particularly when…

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What Polar Vortex? DC Mashup Debates Viewability and More

Blizzards, polar vortexes (vortices?) – simply minor obstacles when it comes to bringing ad ops professionals together for deliberation and… Well, what’s deliberation without a little drinking? Even in a place like DC, where two inches of snow shuts down the federal government faster than a budget dispute. (As a friend…

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Facilitating Transparency: Interview With MediaMath’s Daniel Bougourd

“No transparency!” must be the most common complaint around the RTB space. Buyers feel short-shifted in terms their ability to get insight into the inventory they’re purchasing while publishers are concerned with the advertisers grabbing their stock for cheap and the quality of the creative coming through the pipes. Oh,…

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On the Programmatic Road to the New Premium, Part 2: Competition in the Channels

Pop quiz, publisher: Let’s say Brand X purchases $10 guaranteed CPMs from your direct sales team. However, Brand X’s steely programmatic buying team notices a high-prospect user has just jumped on one of your URLs. They’re dying to retarget them, and perhaps at a rate above the $10 CPM.In the…

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