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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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Native SSPs Gain Steam: How Native Is Steering Into Programmatic Channels

Native advertising is no longer just the topic du jour or an interesting addition to a publisher’s revenue strategy. Native is the wave of the future, embraced by both advertisers and publishers in the quest for relevancy and engagement. But diving into native can be trickier than it appears. The…

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The True Programmatic Setup: A Talk With Smart AdServer and Genesis Media

Through a piece of Javascript installed in a publisher's content management system, Genesis Media tracks more than 100 signals to evaluate user attention for real-time ad decisioning. Genesis uses that data to customize ad experiences by page, and leverages Smart AdServer piping to match brands to consumers through outstream video formats. We…

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Take It to the People: LiveIntent’s Jason Kelly on Identity-Based Marketing

The identity- or people-based marketing train is one that all publishers should be jumping aboard as they can. According to research from Signal.co, 25% of marketer and advertisers are spending half their budgets via people-based channels, and 65% see double the performance versus non-people-based. Something like 60-80% of marketers will…

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Getting Your House in Order: WideOrbit Talks About Order Management as Linear and Digital Converge

More than ever, media companies offering video campaigns straddle both sides of the traditional/digital divide. In some cases, we see ad budgets shifting from TV to digital. In others, we see the opposite pattern. While that’s opened up all kinds of new opportunities for both broadcasters and publishers, the lack…

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Content Heads Off-Site: Leveraging Audience Extension for Publisher Marketing Efforts

Not terribly long ago, audience extension seemed like more of a pipe dream than a reality for publishers. Though retargeting has been around since the early days of http cookies, it’s only in the last five years or so that the technology has caught up with its promise, enabling publishers…

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Header Tags Enter the Video Arena: An Interview With Index Exchange

Header tags and bidding have worked wonders for publisher revenue when it comes to display, so no surprise that pubs were eager to put the so-called “hack” to work on the video side. But news flash: video is a whole different world from display. While header integrations would be incredibly…

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Innovation in the Inbox: Programmatic Advertising in Email and the Rise of Identity Marketing

“We look at the inbox as probably the most intimate place you can be on the web,” says Kerel Cooper, VP of Platform Development for LiveIntent. “When you’re looking at a piece of content in your inbox, there’s no other place where you’re more engaged.” He makes a good point…

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Flexing Your Programmatic Video Muscles

As with programmatic display, the earliest inroads into programmatic video were set up to give the buyer the right of way in certain key matters. Private exchanges initially left valuable inventory ripe for cherry-picking by buyers, and prone to devalue greatly if passed back. Meanwhile, video content that by rights…

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Rethinking the Ad Server

“Is header bidding a hack?” This question invariably gets asked in every panel or interview revolving around header bidding. “Hack” is a term dripping with bile and contempt – it symbolizes a ragged workaround versus some mythical notion of organic development. But such development rarely occurs in the digital advertising…

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