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The Call of Creative

Earlier this year, Will Spann was volunteered as a speaker on a panel I was leading about HTML5 creative and responsive site issues. We had chatted before, but as we prepped for the discussion and he described the Creative Lab at The Weather Company, I was blown away. Publisher creative offerings…

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Forging Forward: Unlocking PMP Potential

The promise of private marketplaces is both alluring and straightforward. For brands, there’s the opportunity to reach engaged audiences of premium publishers with the efficiency of programmatic. For those premium publishers, there’s an opportunity to move inventory via programmatic, but at significantly higher CPMs than they can net in the…

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Going Full Stack: AppNexus Acquires YieldEx

Consolidation in the digital ad technology industry has started a new trend: going full stack. For some time, publishers have had to choose between one unified tech stack (ahem, DoubleClick) or piecemeal point and multi-point solutions connected by duct tape (aka, integrations). But full stacks appear to be on the rise,…

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It Ain’t Automatic: The Manual Side of Programmatic

Ask someone to explain what “programmatic” is and they will invariably use the word “automation.” Makes sense, but automation for whom? For buyers, programmatic platforms certainly automate the purchasing of media across sites. For sellers, programmatic brings hundreds if not thousands of buyers their way without sales having to pick…

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Tools For Tomorrow: A Conversation With Neil Sweeney, President & CEO of Juice Mobile

For publishers, mobile is an itch spreading over greater sections of skin, tingling more ferociously every second. Scratching doesn’t make it worse, but certainly fails to relieve the symptoms. Publishers continue to struggle in their mobile monetization efforts: because there’s little incentive for direct sales to evangelize the channel (particularly when…

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The Premium Pub Guide to Botnet Infestation

Some premium publishers are likely reading the latest batch of hysterical articles describing the scourge of botnet traffic on digital advertising and thinking, "Tough cookies."Which isn't a bad way to put it – media buyers' obsession with chasing cookies and buying the cheapest inventory available through RTB-powered exchanges has created…

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When They’re Available, Cookies Score More Cash

It’s a weird time for the cookie. Villainized by privacy advocates and the media, the itty bitty sticky bits of data seem to be more popular than ever when it comes to digital ad targeting and tracking.Publishers are increasingly meeting cookie-obsessed advertisers on the programmatic playing field via private exchanges,…

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