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PubForum Spotlight: Identity Marketing—What’s Exactly in it for Pubs?

So, publisher—you keep hearing that the demise of the third-party tracking cookie is going to work out in your favor… But how exactly? It’s not like marketers were in love with the third-party cookie either—marketers have long wanted a better solution, and that’s people-based marketing, OpenX and LiveIntent explained during…

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PubForum Spotlight: Evolving Ad Operations Through Self-Service

Self-service ad operations and media sales is really trending right now—Spotify, Hulu and Hearst are all doing it. At the recent PubForum in Santa Monica, Peo Persson, Co-Founder and CPO, DanAds, talked about the latest self-service ad operations and showcased how it could make publisher’s lives a little easier. We…

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2020 TV and Video Advertising Predictions

The increasing shift from linear to digital is rife with challenges—OTT measurement is especially complicated, contributing to ad dollars not exactly following the eyeballs. Plus, tackling the convergence of traditional TV and digital is no easy feat, and there's also no easy answer for complying with CCPA. Yet despite the…

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Be Your Advertiser’s Chief Data Consultant

As programmatic markets mature and high-value targets require more effort to message, advertisers are realizing the limits of their own data. Once again they’re keen to hear publishers’ audience stories. But telling your audience story and truly serving as a consultant to advertisers these days requires advanced tactics: namely connecting…

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How Can Publishers Tell a Better Audience Story?

For years publishers have sold advertising targeted around specific content, using available first-party data as the basis for establishing value around the opportunity. That value proposition is built around the scale of the audience, which boils down to selling pageviews, impressions and clicks. But your audience is a lot more…

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Weekly News Roundup: The State of Time-Based Deals, Safari Cookie-Blocking Hurts Pub Revenue, More

Time Running Out on Time-Based Ad Deals? On Tuesday, Digiday reported time-based guarantees have “hit a wall,” as the popular discussion in digital advertising has moved on to things like brand safety. Reading the coverage, though, it sounds like Digiday has reached this conclusion by talking to a publisher who’s…

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Data Clarity Will Set You Free… Eventually

Between the IAB’s OpenData initiative, the LiveRamp/AppNexus-led data consortium, and a few other long-simmering initiatives (think DigiTrust), now is a great time for anyone who’s been championing data transparency. Whether these efforts are bearing fruit—that is to say, if they’re actually translating to more utility in sharing and processing data,…

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