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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 With Less: NetSeer on Mobile In-Image Advertising

Look upon the pages of AdMonsters.com to see the woe mobile monetization has caused publishers. With 2016 likely marking the close of the mobile interstitial age, pubs are frantically searching for revenue opportunities. But prime ad inventory has been sitting, waiting to be discovered: images. “We’re quickly becoming a mobile-first…

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The Dawn of Real-Time Guaranteed: An Interview With OpenX’s Dmitri Kazanski

Possibly the biggest reason header bidding is such a game-changer is because it gives demand sources insight into more—if not all—of a publisher’s inventory. This enables buyers to better evaluate inventory and bid more acutely in real-time buying environments. (If you feel a need to revisit the horrors of the…

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Content Heads Off-Site: Leveraging Audience Extension for Publisher Marketing Efforts

Not terribly long ago, audience extension seemed like more of a pipe dream than a reality for publishers. Though retargeting has been around since the early days of http cookies, it’s only in the last five years or so that the technology has caught up with its promise, enabling publishers…

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Rethinking the Ad Server

“Is header bidding a hack?” This question invariably gets asked in every panel or interview revolving around header bidding. “Hack” is a term dripping with bile and contempt – it symbolizes a ragged workaround versus some mythical notion of organic development. But such development rarely occurs in the digital advertising…

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Native in the Walled Garden: Native PMPs Take Root for CafeMedia

The combination of private marketplace deals and a native ad strategy together sounds like a clear winner for publishers. It’s the digital media equivalent of a Scrabble double word score, or dropping the chocolate in the peanut butter, or the falafel burrito on the menu at a little Mexican/Middle Eastern…

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Leash the Beast: Automating Programmatic Reporting

While it once seemed the domain of the demand side, publishers are increasingly feeling more empowered when it comes to programmatic channels – in their wallets as well as their minds. Recent evolutions in programmatic have improved publisher relationships with demand partners and succeeded in bumping up CPMs and overall…

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The Hot Tip on Programmatic: A Trend Report With Index Exchange’s Lizzie Komar

Here at AdMonsters, we often think of ourselves as the TMZ of the digital advertising world. No, we don’t stealthily follow around the digital directors of media companies to catch them in compromising positions (and if we did, you couldn’t prove it), but we are on top of every trend…

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Hugging the Publisher Yield Curve: A Conversation With Lorne Brown of Operative

Yield strategists… Are they actually sorcerers? Because bringing together a slew of seemingly disparate revenue channels while also breaking them into functional units in order to optimize revenue sounds like some kind wizardry beyond the realms of science. Impossible, you say? No, it’s not magic, Operative CEO Lorne Brown explains…

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