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Be Your Advertiser’s Chief Data Consultant

As programmatic markets mature and high-value targets require more effort to message, advertisers are realizing the limits of their own data. Once again they’re keen to hear publishers’ audience stories. But telling your audience story and truly serving as a consultant to advertisers these days requires advanced tactics: namely connecting…

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How Can Publishers Tell a Better Audience Story?

For years publishers have sold advertising targeted around specific content, using available first-party data as the basis for establishing value around the opportunity. That value proposition is built around the scale of the audience, which boils down to selling pageviews, impressions and clicks. But your audience is a lot more…

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DSP Hidden Fees, Retargeters and Consent

DSPs Hidden Fees Dragged Into the Light AdExchanger published a lengthy explanation of the infamous hidden fees DSPs sometimes charge. It's common knowledge in the industry that DSPs are often inclined to take a cut off of the transactions they enable, and then add extra fees on top of that.…

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Weekly News Roundup: Facebook’s Ad Algorithm Problem, The State of Data, The Future of the Long Tail

Facebook's Content Problem Is an Ad Problem, Too Couple fresh dispatches from the “You Can’t Automate Everything” beat: Facebook is catching heat over ads both weird and fraudulent on its platform. The Daily Beast’s Taylor Lorenz published a detailed exploration of the bizarre, impractical products (cat blindfolds? Plastic doodads of…

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Reaching Inward to Reach Outward: DMP Success Through Teamwork

There’s a curious thing about DMPs: Publishers generally understand it’s a good idea for them to be aligned with one. A DMP is supposed to help publishers get the most value for their proprietary data, and to pass along the value of its audience extension capabilities to advertisers. But at…

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From Traffic to Strategic Insights: The New ‘Data Ops’ Practitioner

 The role of the ad operations professional is evolving. As data plays an increasingly important role for every advertiser and publisher, the role of ad operations has, in turn, rapidly expanded. It’s no longer enough to just ensure a placement is trafficked correctly and that campaigns are pacing at an…

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