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Weekly News Roundup: Facebook’s Ad Algorithm Problem, The State of Data, The Future of the Long Tail

Facebook's Content Problem Is an Ad Problem, Too Couple fresh dispatches from the “You Can’t Automate Everything” beat: Facebook is catching heat over ads both weird and fraudulent on its platform. The Daily Beast’s Taylor Lorenz published a detailed exploration of the bizarre, impractical products (cat blindfolds? Plastic doodads of…

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Big Data Revisited: OpenX on Tools for Driving Insight and Revenue

After a term or two as the buzzword du jour, Big Data is no longer quite the cause celebre in digital advertising. Rather than gracefully gliding through the oceans of data created every day, industry players—particularly publishers—have realized they are swamped with far more data than they could ever know…

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Reaching Inward to Reach Outward: DMP Success Through Teamwork

There’s a curious thing about DMPs: Publishers generally understand it’s a good idea for them to be aligned with one. A DMP is supposed to help publishers get the most value for their proprietary data, and to pass along the value of its audience extension capabilities to advertisers. But at…

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The Off-Site Plan: Segmenting Audiences For Extension

First-party data is oil of the digital media landscape. While all kinds of publishers can claim it, the refinement process, not the drilling, makes the big bucks. Fortunately, technology has improved publishers’ refining abilities, not just in driving revenue from first-party data through on-site advertising as well as selling data to…

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From Traffic to Strategic Insights: The New ‘Data Ops’ Practitioner

 The role of the ad operations professional is evolving. As data plays an increasingly important role for every advertiser and publisher, the role of ad operations has, in turn, rapidly expanded. It’s no longer enough to just ensure a placement is trafficked correctly and that campaigns are pacing at an…

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