Everything about:

ads.txt

Clearing the Way for In-App Transparency

To deliver on the potential of automated buying and selling in the in-app space, advertisers, publishers and our industry as a whole are doubling down on transparency initiatives that make it harder for issues like fraud to take root and restore the faith in the good actors. Here’s a look…

Read More

Are You Ready for the Transparency Blockchain Promises?

Blockchain promises a level of transparency the ad industry needs in order to clean up the supply chain. But it could disclose fees in a way that could hurt the business of some of those companies along the supply chain, even legit ones. Brian LaRue asks how much transparency is…

Read More

Putting Blockchain to Good Use for Ops

The opinions expressed by AdBeeler are not necessarily those of AdMonsters and Access Intelligence. They are only the opinions of Rob Beeler if you find them funny or insightful. This week I’m off to CES, and I actually mean CES. It’s not a well-kept secret that most people in our…

Read More

What Is Ads.cert?

With adoption of ads.txt ramping up among publishers, this is as good a time as any to look toward whatever is next in the battle against ad fraud. The good news (that is, it’s good unless you were hoping for a bit of a breather) is that the IAB Tech…

Read More

Best Of AdMonsters 2017

Throughout 2017, the discussion on the AdMonsters site, at our events and on our listserv has spun off in countless directions. A person has to wonder: Was there ever a time when it seemed the industry focused on one or two issues at a time, or do we just have…

Read More

TAG Certified Channels: The Next Stage of Certification

(AdBeeler is a monthly column from AdMonsters' Chair and PubForum legend Rob Beeler.) Get ready to add a new phrase to your ad tech lexicon: TAG Certified Channel. Remember the beginning of 2017? If a full flashback on the events of this year is too painful, I’ll remind you that…

Read More

Hey Digital Media Doomsayers—Did You Forget About Ad Fraud?

Repent, sinners, because the digital media apocalypse is now upon us. Even outside the trades, the news is awash in talks of corrections; discourses on the failure of advertising and why subscriptions are the only option; and pre-emptive surrenders of souls to the Duopoly. I hear bunker sales are through the roof…

Read More