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The New Ways Agencies Take Ownership of Media Buying

The field of media buying, at one point the domain of influential agencies that specialized in that particular task, has been completely upended by the programmatic marketplace and other developments in transactional technology. In recent years, we've seen a great restructuring in who's involved in media buying and where they're…

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#OPSPOV: Header Bidding’s Not Dead… Yet

All right, everyone – it was fun while it lasted, but it’s time to admit the party’s over. Like the cops shutting down a suburban rager, Google has shown up to end all of our header bidding fun by opening up Dynamic Allocation to those filthy third-party demand sources. So…

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#OPSPOV: Outstream to Pick Up the In-Banner Video Slack

The rough waters never seem to give way for Yahoo. Along with rumors of investor unrest and overall dissatisfaction with CEO Marissa Mayer, Big Y kicked off the year as the poster child for bad behavior in digital video advertising when a CNBC report alleged that not only was its…

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State of Ad Ops 2015

Just what is the state of ad ops? It’s complicated. Literally. As AdMonsters Publisher Rob Beeler suggests in his executive summary to the State of Ad Ops 2015 (sponsored by Sizmek), complexity is more foe to a digital publisher than competing sites. Indeed, that’s why digital pubs are willing to…

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Publisher Forum La Jolla: Let’s Liveblog

Looks like the AdMonsters editorial team chose just the right moment to get out of cloudy, autumnal New York City, and the right destination. La Jolla, CA is about as sunny and warm as any travel agent would want us to believe. These are prime conditions for AdMonsters Publisher Forum…

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Show Me the Money: The Increasing Importance of Payment Terms

As the growth of programmatic transactions has reached nearly 50% of all inventory bought and sold, there has been a global proliferation of ad marketplaces for publishers to consider when developing and evolving their indirect monetization strategies. While Google’s DoubleClick Ad Exchange and AppNexus may dominate the conversation, there’s no…

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