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OpenRTB 3.0: A Question of Adoption

Particularly with the digital signature initiative Ads.cert, OpenRTB 3.0 is going to be a major leap forward for transparency and anti-fraud efforts in the programmatic space. But of course there's a catch—version 3.0 is not backwards compatible, meaning SSPs, DSPs, and other intermediaries have a lot of code re-writing on…

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Have We Reached the Limits of Ads.txt?

It's been reported this week that 1,400 mobile apps loaded ads on TV Guide's domain. How did this happen, in an age when everyone's on board with Ads.txt? Well, the answer is simple, but it's not what you want to hear: The buyers just hadn't been scanning those Ads.txt files…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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