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Pubs Want More Financial Assurances From SSPs

As we move closer to the end of Q4, pubs are experiencing a rebound of sorts but it hasn't halted their concerns about payments. Pubs are looking for assurances (and insurance) from their SSP partners that they won’t be left holding the bag when a default happens along the chain…

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What Is Demand Path Optimization (DPO)?

In the advertising industry, we are always looking for ways to be more efficient. This is especially true for media owners who are hoping to monetize their desirable content and audiences with the least amount of steps in between. Enter Demand Path Optimization which can clean up the media selling…

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SSP and DSP Value Is in the Eye of the Publisher

As the main feeder exchanges settles at three—GAM, Amazon's Transparent Ad Marketplace (TAM), and Prebid—there’s a great deal more murkiness in the middle; even more cross-pollination as SSPs pine for advertiser spend and DSPs tighten their bonds with premium publishers. The question of “how many intermediaries are actually necessary?” is…

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Pushing the Malvertising Battle Upstream

Times are changing as publishers cull demand partners in the hunt for unique demand. Increased supply path optimization (SPO) on both the buy and sell sides means that SSPs must better cater to premium publishers to ensure they’re part of the preferred supply chains. To become better strategic partners with…

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Yes, Virginia: Blockchain Can Scale

I'm used to the eye rolls whenever I ask ad tech veterans their feelings on the potential of blockchain. I'll be the first to admit the term is sullied following an audacious hype cycle (even for ad tech!) and some scam-tastic initial coin offerings (ICOs). But the technology does seem…

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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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Flexing Your Programmatic Video Muscles

As with programmatic display, the earliest inroads into programmatic video were set up to give the buyer the right of way in certain key matters. Private exchanges initially left valuable inventory ripe for cherry-picking by buyers, and prone to devalue greatly if passed back. Meanwhile, video content that by rights…

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The State of SSPs: Classic vs. New

The Forrester Wave report on Sell-Side Platforms sets the stage for the publisher ecosystem in 2012 by labeling SSPs a “vital part of the publisher tech stack.” The SSP is an increasingly necessary tool for managing and optimizing a plethora of indirect sales channels – oh, and making sure they’re…

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