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What Is Programmatic Guaranteed?

Programmatic guaranteed deals have been in the air for a while now. But as we’ve seen at several AdMonsters events, when a session on programmatic opens up into the Q&A segment, there’s still a lot of confusion about what programmatic guaranteed means. The marketplace hasn’t made clarity on this terminology…

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8 Mammoth Takeaways From Programmania

“Digital Is Dead” read the first slide of Larry Allen’s keynote for Programmania on June 5, 2017. I don’t know if it elicited the gasps Larry was hoping for, but I could detect a certain sense of puzzlement flowing throughout the room of 200-plus programmatic specialists. Wait—isn’t this supposed to be…

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Transparency Is a Team Sport

For years, we’ve joked that brands don’t care how the digital advertising sausage is made. Their modus operandi seemed along the lines of: Let the agencies and publishers deal with the frustrating minutiae involved in making digital media transactions work.Funny how quickly things change. As increased spend hits digital channels…

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How GroupM Executes 100% Viewable PMPs

In this addendum to his three-part series on private marketplaces (read parts I, II and III), Will Rand explains the quirky workings of GroupM's PMP deals that require 100% viewable inventory.First, someone from GroupM says they want to set up a PMP. The PMP will be a non-guaranteed preferred deal,…

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The ABCs of PMPs: Part III

Read Part I here and Part II here.So you want to set up a PMP. The conversation typically goes like this:1. The Advertiser reaches out to a supply partner and says it wants to set up a PMP. Advertisers find supply partners in a variety of different ways—some use comScore,…

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The ABCs of PMPs: Part II

Read Part I of this series here.There's an old saying: If you take someone's money, you have to do what they say.The big five agency holding companies control a significant portion of the world's media spend, and if someone on the sell side wants to make money in the ad…

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The ABCs of PMPs: Part I

The fact that publisher revenues are under siege from a number of sources isn’t exactly news. Users are abandoning desktop in droves, continuing the progression from print dollars to digital dimes to mobile pennies. Remaining desktop users are blocking ads with increasing regularity. Companies like Facebook, the dominant source of publisher…

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More Power to PMPs: A Conversation With Justin Kennedy of Sonobi

When they first hit the scene, private marketplaces were heralded as a promising next step in the evolution of programmatic: a way for buyers and sellers to transact efficiently in a trusted and highly valued environment.Unfortunately, that’s not how PMPs have panned out for publishers, at least not across the…

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