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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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The Evolution of Programmatic Video Marketplaces: From Open to Private, Unreserved to Guaranteed

Since programmatic sales entered the video space a little over nine years ago, the market has continuously evolved. Originally, “programmatic” was all about the open marketplace, with scale and price efficiency the core focus.A few years later, we saw the introduction of private marketplaces—invite-only marketplaces where premium publishers offered their…

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Night of the Living Dead Traffic: VertaMedia on Programmatic Video and Fraud

Late last year, tales of Methbot illegitimately gobbling up $3 million to $5 million in ad spend daily horrified the industry. While advertisers are the obvious victims of fraud based on bot traffic, the spectre still haunts premium publishers—not only is that spend that should have been relegated to their…

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The TV Connection: Discussing OTT Opportunities With VertaMedia

Despite the wonders of screen proliferation, everyone—advertisers and publishers alike—wants to be on the TV screen. It’s big and captivating—the TV screen sucks people in and demands their attention in a way that no desktop or mobile device can. The rise of Connected TV (CTV) and over-the-top (OTT) devices are…

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The True Programmatic Setup: A Talk With Smart AdServer and Genesis Media

Through a piece of Javascript installed in a publisher's content management system, Genesis Media tracks more than 100 signals to evaluate user attention for real-time ad decisioning. Genesis uses that data to customize ad experiences by page, and leverages Smart AdServer piping to match brands to consumers through outstream video formats. We…

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Header Tags Enter the Video Arena: An Interview With Index Exchange

Header tags and bidding have worked wonders for publisher revenue when it comes to display, so no surprise that pubs were eager to put the so-called “hack” to work on the video side. But news flash: video is a whole different world from display. While header integrations would be incredibly…

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Flexing Your Programmatic Video Muscles

As with programmatic display, the earliest inroads into programmatic video were set up to give the buyer the right of way in certain key matters. Private exchanges initially left valuable inventory ripe for cherry-picking by buyers, and prone to devalue greatly if passed back. Meanwhile, video content that by rights…

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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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