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What Is Supply-Path Optimization?

Header bidding is great for publisher revenue, but nasty to a DSP's tech infrastructure. That's why DSPs are making decisions about SPO, trying to sort out the "best" queries. Are you okay with DSPs making those decisions for you? If not, read this...

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Pub Demand Partners Get a Haircut

We've been hearing at Publisher Forums for a while now that pubs are shedding demand partners rather than on-boarding them. Now we've got the data to back it up—and the drop is dramatic. Oh, and guess who else is doing a bit of culling? Advertisers are shaking loose DMPs fast.

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Are You Ready for the Transparency Blockchain Promises?

Blockchain promises a level of transparency the ad industry needs in order to clean up the supply chain. But it could disclose fees in a way that could hurt the business of some of those companies along the supply chain, even legit ones. Brian LaRue asks how much transparency is…

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Slides of Our Lives: Take Action on Supply Path Optimization

Supply path optimization is having its moment, as fashionable industry jargon goes, but there's really important substance behind the hype. In short: DSPs and agencies are adopting new strategies for optimizing their supply paths because header bidding has massively increased the queries they have to process, which puts strain on…

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