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What Is Viewability?

Viewability has been one of the more contentious issues in digital advertising for several years, in spite of the fact that MS Word apparently doesn’t recognize it as a properly spelled word. That’s appropriate, in a way. Media types have found the viewability issue maddening, and most laypersons would never…

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What Is the Intersection Observer?

With Oracle’s recent purchase of Moat, one of the more widely-integrated third-party measurement companies out there, the term "Intersection Observer" has been thrown around a lot lately. To some, the Intersection Observer has been put forward as the possible driver of the next generation of viewability measurement, and as the…

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How GroupM Executes 100% Viewable PMPs

In this addendum to his three-part series on private marketplaces (read parts I, II and III), Will Rand explains the quirky workings of GroupM's PMP deals that require 100% viewable inventory.First, someone from GroupM says they want to set up a PMP. The PMP will be a non-guaranteed preferred deal,…

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Begin Pondering ‘Begin-to-Render’ Impression Counting

The rendered ad future just got a bit more nuanced following proposals for new measurement standards from the IAB and MRC.During the Austin Publisher Forum in August 2016, a swath of ops professionals gathered for a breakout on an issue that was only beginning to breach the surface. Discrepancies were…

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Best of AdMonsters 2016

One of the lessons 2016 has taught us is that there's a difference between "unpredictable" and "unexpected." That's as true in digital media and ad tech as it is anywhere else. Retracing steps, you can look back and make sense of how we got here. It's just been a slightly…

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AdMonsters PubForum Miami: The Live Blog

In front of us, the PubForum main room dais. To our right, a palm-tree-lined waterway where someone else’s yachts are docked just beyond arm’s reach. Must be AdMonsters Publisher Forum in Miami, at the luxurious Eden Roc resort! If you’re here with us, hopefully you brought your most outrageously casual…

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#OPSPOV: Preparing for the Rendered Impression Revolution [UPDATED]

Read the latest developments in impression counting—the "begin-to-render" movement—here. (1/5/2017)Chatter about discrepancies can always be made out during a Publisher Forum, but for latest gathering in Austin this August, the talk was louder and more anxious. With good reason, though – some demand-side ad servers are reportedly counting when ads actually…

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The OPS Are All Right: Highlights From the 2016 Event

“This is not a silver-bullet conference,” said AdMonsters Publisher Rob Beeler in his opening remarks at OPS NY this past June 7. “Does anyone make or use silver bullets anyway?”This was tamed down from my suggestion that any one of the 800 attendees using the term “silver bullet” be flogged…

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