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Saddle Up: Mobile Publisher Forum Live Blog

Morning pardners – despite chatting with our sponsors till late in the night at the YuMe-hosted opening reception, the crew here at the Westin Riverwalk in San Antonio seems bright-eyed and bushy-tailed, enjoying a little Southwestern-style breakfast and preparing for the admittedly packed first day of our first ever mobile-focused…

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FTC: Consumer Privacy on Mobile Devices

In preparation for our upcoming AdMonsters Mobile Publisher Forum, we've interviewed Attorney Jim Elliott of the Federal Trade Commission to get a preview of his presentation on consumer privacy on mobile devices, which he will be delivering at the event. First, an intro from Jim:Maria, I appreciate this opportunity you and…

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Putting Money into the Mobile Wallet

A new patent by Apple promises to bring a challenge to ever-developing NFC technology, but is it too late? NFC has been in the news for ages, but it hasn’t fully taken off. It was disappointing when the iPhone 5 didn’t come NFC-enabled, but the technology itself has some kinks…

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Digital Advertising: Dream Big, Execute Bigger

I’ll share a guilty pleasure that few people outside digital advertising will understand: with the release of every new cutting-edge gadget, I can't wait to see the amazing advertising that is certain to follow. You readers know what I’m talking about: remember the True Blood ad on the iPhone, complete with…

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The 6 Letters Holding Back TV Everywhere

TV Everywhere- the ability to watch any televised program at any time on any device- isn’t a matter of ‘if’ anymore but rather a question of 'when' once you consider the evolving viewing habits of US consumers and the changing dynamics of the pay television business. The ‘when’ for TV Everywhere becoming a mainstream…

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99 Problems, and the GIF is Still One

We’ve got way more than 99 problems in digital advertising, and unfortunately, the .gif is still one. You’ve seen them: the lackluster, unanimated .gifs that crop up in place of shiny, fancy rich media (Flash) creative on your finicky, non-flash enabled devices. As these devices – let’s be honest, most…

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Turning Big Data into Big Analytics

The press has lately been wall to wall with revelations about the emergent ‘data economy.’ True, we have the means to collect a wide variety of data from a variety of consumers in every industry, but that alone isn’t enough to spurn a data ‘revolution.’ Numbers alone are just numbers.…

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How Consumers Are Driving a New Acceptance of Mobile Advertising

Anyone who has been working in mobile advertising for any significant amount of time could easily count enough ‘revolutions,’ ‘Year(s) of Mobile,’ or 2.0 moments to need both hands. For the most part, these innovations and moments have resulted in stunning capabilities but very little ROI growth. This is because…

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