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Viewability Hacks – Chrome Extension

Ad ops and hacking have long ridden side by side (check out this oral history of ad ops for more tales), so it's no surprise that the rise of viewability has ops pros reaching for their inner Macgyvers. Come on, you can even hear the theme song as you read…

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Publisher Viewability Litmus Test 2: Viewability Stumbles Forward

Download the latest Publisher Viewability Litmus Test here. (Note: You must log in or register with AdMonsters to download the survey.) From the Executive Summary: In April 2014, shortly after the Media Rating Council lifted its embargo on transacting display inventory on a viewability basis, AdMonsters fired out a survey to its…

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#OPSPOV: Template for a Publisher Viewability Policy

I can’t remember any change in digital media sales that has been as dramatic as the concept of viewability. It paves the way for efficiency and opens the door to exciting metrics – for example, the idea of selling based on attention – which are good for advertisers, agencies and…

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Take the Survey: Viewability Litmus Test Fall 2014

Take the Fall 2014 Viewability Litmus Test Survey. Open Now until November 14.Earlier this year – and on the heels of the MRC's decision to lift its advisory on viewability — we surveyed ad operations leaders at more than 50 publishers about their experiences with, and opinions on, viewable impressions. Publishers'…

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#OPSPOV: Marketers Have Good Reasons to Go Programmatic

The chief finding from a Winterberry Group/IAB report on programmatic has been the subject of many conversations at AdMonsters lately: 99% of global publishers have some kind of programmatic offering. This runs the gamut from programmatic direct and private marketplaces to simply filling some unsold inventory via open RTB.Things are…

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Open Video Viewability: One Code to Assess Them All?

“We assert that a common interoperable technical approach to measurement is preferable to multiple, incompatible and non-standard technologies.”Thus reads the charter of the Open Video Viewability (OpenVV) project led by TubeMogul in conjunction with 25-odd ad technology and measurement providers (the latter includes Nielsen and DoubleVerify), most of them household…

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How Viable Is Video Viewability?

Fifty percent of pixels in view on the in-focus browser tab for two continous seconds. It doesn’t seem like a giant barrier to cross for a video ad to be considered in-view – and that was the point.Following the June 30 lifting of the Media Rating Council’s advisory against transacting…

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The Ad Ops Investment: An Interview With OAO

It’s hard enough overseeing the ad operations tech stack and processes of one publisher; imagine juggling multiple publishers. But that’s exactly the mission companies like Outsourced Ad Ops (OAO) have taken on – and they have to do it well enough to be profitable and grow as a company. While…

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Publisher Viewability Litmus Test

Viewabilty has been a big topic at AdMonsters events since the term came onto the scene. When the MRC recently rescinded its advisory against transacting on a viewable basis, we wanted to know how much it would affect publishers right then—and in the future.We conducted a survey of ad operations…

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