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What Is the Waterfall?

You may hear a lot these days (particularly on a header-cheerleading site like this one) about the ad-server waterfall being vanquished like some fairy-tale villain. Well, it’s not entirely gone, and similar to many foes in children’s stories, it wasn’t always such a bad thing—it was simply exploited. In the…

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Header Bidding Is a Game Changer for Smaller Publishers

My company, Gladly, has a unique perspective on the ad industry as both an ad network helping publishers monetize their audience, and as a publisher of our own small/medium website, Tab for a Cause, that sees roughly 40 million monthly banner ad impressions. In our experience, small publishers in particular…

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Ben Humphry on Self-Service Ads and The Changing Network Model

Editor's note: Ben Humphry is Head of AdMonsters Professional Services in the UK. Recently he wrote two posts for the APS blog Here to Help. We wanted to share them with you in case you missed them. LinkedIn goes self-serveLinkedIn is the latest publisher to move to a self-serve ad model.…

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Building an Ad Server to Serve Your Application

Last Thursday my talk on Bootstrapping Your AdServer provoked hems and haws at the AdMonsters Network Forum (Dec 9th, 2010) in New York City. My intention was to provide a bit of insight to the challenges that publishers encounter on a regular basis; especially those in the midst of a…

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Q and A with Russell Glass, CEO of Bizo

Russell Glass, CEO of Bizo will be giving the keynote address at the AdMonsters Network Ops Forum in NYC Dec 9, 2010. In advance of the event we asked him a few questions about ad operations.Q: Please tell us about you, your company and what gets you excited about online…

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Mobile Advertising Measurement Guidelines are Emerging

The unique attributes of mobile devices and mobile ad networks have made it difficult to trust the accuracy of campaign reports provided by mobile ad servers or the usage reports of mobile sites and applications.  Crisp sometimes provides 3rd party reports to publishers or agencies that show significant discrepancies against…

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Removing the Barriers to Growing Online Media Spend: Transparency

Over 75% of Americans regularly spend time online. All savvy marketers realize that digital is the fastest growing component of their marketing strategy.However online media spend has grown at a much slower rate than consumer growth in time spent online, why is this?There are two clear reasons for the lag…

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Q & A with AdSafe President and Co-Founder, Kent Wakeford

 AdSafe launched an ad verification platform for ad networks and publishers called the AdSafe Network Monitor®. Read the press release. We asked Kent Wakeford of AdSafe a few questions about the new product.To date “Ad-Verification” services have primarily been used by Agencies and Brands. How do you foresee this product…

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