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Deeper Into Programmatic: Where We Are With S2S, Programmatic Guaranteed

Let's take a look at where the digital media industry is with server-to-server integrations, programmatic guaranteed, and understanding who in the publisher org sells programmatic products, inspired and informed by what we heard at PubForum in Huntington Beach.

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Best Of AdMonsters 2017

Throughout 2017, the discussion on the AdMonsters site, at our events and on our listserv has spun off in countless directions. A person has to wonder: Was there ever a time when it seemed the industry focused on one or two issues at a time, or do we just have…

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The Publisher Side of Supply-Path Optimization: A Q&A With Rachel Parkin of CafeMedia

The idea of "supply-path optimization" has entered the ad tech dialogue fairly recently--and it can be a confusing concept, because it refers to a slew of strategies to help DSPs win bids. It's also confusing because on its surface, it can sound like simply a "DSP thing:" Supply-path optimization is…

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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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What’s Ahead for the Header

“I hate the term header bidding,” a friend and industry resource told me over a cold beer. “It’s too catchy—it sounds like another piece of ad-tech buzzword BS.”I’d argue “tagless tech”—the first name I heard in reference to header-based executions—was far worse (and horribly untrue). But my friend’s dislike really…

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Let the Right Ones In: Evaluating Header Partners

Viva la header revolution! Header tags have been a blessing for virtually every player in digital advertising. As publishers note a boom in CPMs, advertisers are finally getting better ideas of available inventory and getting smarter about valuation. Header tags have given new life to display and video private exchanges…

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