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ID Is Key: Unlocking Mobile Tracking & Cross-Device Measurement, Part I

UDID was a problem. First off, the 40-digit alphanumeric codes giving unique identifiers to Apple mobile devices based on hardware details had no consumer opt-out functionality – no blocking, removing, what have you. Second, the read-only identifier was static – even if a phone exchanged owners, the UDID was imprinted…

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Video Ad Summit: Measurement’s Come Far, Still Must Travel

Calling 2013 a big inflection point for the space, Xaxis VP of Product Development Christina Beaumier proclaimed: “TV advertisers no longer think of digital video as a red-headed stepchild.”At VideoNuze’s Online Video Advertising Summit, participant after participant illustrated why these are digital video’s halcyon days – in particular, because of the…

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This Week In Ad Ops: Twitter Opens Up to Advertisers, and More

Twitter Opens Up to New EraHas Twitter hopped on the Facebook train? Well, with the release of its own advertising API earlier this week, it may seem like it to some. The much-anticipated API program launched Tuesday to equal parts fanfare and fright. The program offers two APIs, one for…

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This Week In Ad Ops: Ad Quality’s Effect on RTB, Viewability

Starting the Year in Full GearIt’s been another exciting week for the AdMonsters team. The year’s first Publisher Forum in Sonoma is officially sold out. And, with around 150 confirmed participants landing in Northern California March 3 – March 6, Sonoma is sure to kick off this year’s schedule of…

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Beyond Borders: Publisher Audience Extension Goes Off-Site – Part 2: Old Concept, New Players

“We routinely sell out our site inventory,” a senior ad ops professional tells us. “Our value proposition is our audience, which our advertisers can still reach – just on different properties across the Internet.”Hence why her site launched a new audience extension program right before summer 2012. But this wasn’t…

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Beyond Borders: Publisher Audience Extension Goes Off-Site – Part 1: The Sell-Side Buys

It’s a common adage in retail (brick and mortar as well as digital) that the customer doesn’t cease to exist once he/she leaves the store. The same logic applies to digital publishing: when someone exits a media company’s digital property, that user doesn’t vanish into thin air, and neither does…

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Worlds Collide: Letting RTB Compete with Direct Campaigns in Your Ad Server

A number of partners I’ve been working with have mentioned casually that they are experimenting with creating a marketplace in their adserver by collapsing the prioritization settings. For a lot of publishers, this is the latest version of the struggle with sales channel conflict that they have been wrestling with…

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