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These 5 Data Trends Will Totally Reshape Ad Operations—hopefully for the Better

Privacy regulations, cookieless web, identity resolution, the value of first-party data, better personalization—are just some of the many data trends shaping publishers' strategies today. The road ahead is being paved as much by user and governmental concerns as it is by the duopoly and other significant players in the ad…

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Beyond Borders: Publisher Audience Extension Goes Off-Site – Part 2: Old Concept, New Players

“We routinely sell out our site inventory,” a senior ad ops professional tells us. “Our value proposition is our audience, which our advertisers can still reach – just on different properties across the Internet.”Hence why her site launched a new audience extension program right before summer 2012. But this wasn’t…

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Beyond Borders: Publisher Audience Extension Goes Off-Site – Part 1: The Sell-Side Buys

It’s a common adage in retail (brick and mortar as well as digital) that the customer doesn’t cease to exist once he/she leaves the store. The same logic applies to digital publishing: when someone exits a media company’s digital property, that user doesn’t vanish into thin air, and neither does…

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Audience Efficiency: Why Overlap Matters

Now we’ve explained the possibilities of "audience efficiency" to drive the highest lift for any target reach (read parts 1, 2 and 3), we ought to explain its limitations. They are borne out of the methodology that has to be used to identify the anonymous interests and intentions shared by…

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