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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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What’s In Your Header? Header Will Change the Ad Serving Game

Header integrations have made publishers think anew about what role the traditional ad server will have, going forward--if there’ll even be a role for it to play at all. Whatever happens, it seems the dynamic of the ad marketplace is pushing for a substantial change. (Gavin Dunaway published an article…

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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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Live from Austin: The PubForum 39 Live Blog

The AdMonsters crew is in force in Austin, TX, for our 39th Publisher Forum. We have a slightly larger group of attendees than we historically have had, the agenda has some longer session (with more group participation) than in the past--so there's a bit of a charge in the air…

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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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#OPSPOV: Header Bidding Unifies Google Bashing

Here’s an experiment I’m dying to try out: At the next industry event (AdMonsters or other), I want to see how quickly the conversation about header bidding turns into potshots aimed at Google. Based on what I’ve seen lately, my guess is that it’s almost as fast as the response…

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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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