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Let the Right Ones In: Evaluating Header Partners

Viva la header revolution! Header tags have been a blessing for virtually every player in digital advertising. As publishers note a boom in CPMs, advertisers are finally getting better ideas of available inventory and getting smarter about valuation. Header tags have given new life to display and video private exchanges…

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Bidding Without a Header: OpenX Explains Their Take on In-App Bidding

Header bidding is so immensely popular among publishers at this point, there's a call to adapt its core principles to as many environments as possible. Naturally, vendor companies have been hustling to bring products to market to sate publishers’ appetite for demand that header bidding has piqued. Some of these…

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Native in the Walled Garden: Native PMPs Take Root for CafeMedia

The combination of private marketplace deals and a native ad strategy together sounds like a clear winner for publishers. It’s the digital media equivalent of a Scrabble double word score, or dropping the chocolate in the peanut butter, or the falafel burrito on the menu at a little Mexican/Middle Eastern…

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Leash the Beast: Automating Programmatic Reporting

While it once seemed the domain of the demand side, publishers are increasingly feeling more empowered when it comes to programmatic channels – in their wallets as well as their minds. Recent evolutions in programmatic have improved publisher relationships with demand partners and succeeded in bumping up CPMs and overall…

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The Hot Tip on Programmatic: A Trend Report With Index Exchange’s Lizzie Komar

Here at AdMonsters, we often think of ourselves as the TMZ of the digital advertising world. No, we don’t stealthily follow around the digital directors of media companies to catch them in compromising positions (and if we did, you couldn’t prove it), but we are on top of every trend…

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Programmatic Is Made of People: Sonobi’s Michael Connolly Explains Digital’s People-Based Evolution

One of the key mantras of digital media has long been “the right ad to the right person at the right time.” Frequently promised, it’s debatable how well that goal has been delivered upon. Data is essential in transacting on programmatic deals, and while the transparency and depth of insights…

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Gotta Stay on the Page: Index’s Alex Gardner Opens Up on Header and Server-to-Server Integrations

It’s been a busy few months for Index Exchange. In April, Google announced the exchange as a launch partner as it opened up its Dynamic Allocation server-to-server connection within Doubleclick for Publishers to third-party demand. Then in May, Index and AppNexus announced seamless integrations with each other’s wrappers, pointing toward…

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Hugging the Publisher Yield Curve: A Conversation With Lorne Brown of Operative

Yield strategists… Are they actually sorcerers? Because bringing together a slew of seemingly disparate revenue channels while also breaking them into functional units in order to optimize revenue sounds like some kind wizardry beyond the realms of science. Impossible, you say? No, it’s not magic, Operative CEO Lorne Brown explains…

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The Server-to-Server Way: Going Beyond Header Bidding With Sonobi’s Tony Katsur

Of course the mainstreaming of header bidding has rocked the broader digital landscape, for reasons that ought to be familiar to most AdMonsters readers. But for all its merits, there’s been this widespread suspicion that maybe the header isn’t the end game here: What if the header is just a…

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