December 8, 2017 by Maciej Zawadziński

In the early days of online advertising, the amount and type of data companies could collect about users was limited to the header information passed along with a HTTP call from the user’s browser, such as the language set on the user’s computer, URL of the page that the ad is being loaded onto, and […]

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Don't Fret - the GDPR Is a Good Thing for AdTech

November 14, 2017 by

If you have ever bought anything on eBay, you are probably no stranger to the concept of second-price auctions, the bidding process in which the winner pays the price offered by the second-highest bidder, rather than their own.

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How Do First-Price and Second-Price Auctions Work in Online Advertising?

November 9, 2017 by

Ad fraud has been a constant theme of online advertising and has often showed little sign of slowing down. Industry research reveals that it costs the digital ecosystem about $6 billion per year, with many online advertising companies completely unaware that it’s even happening.

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What is Ads.txt and How Does It Work?

October 9, 2017 by

While the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and it’s “baby sister” the ePrivacy Regulation may be full of ambiguous, legal jargon, one thing is clear; if you collect data from EU citizens, then your world is going to look a whole lot different come May 25, 2018.

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The GDPR Will Drain the AdTech Cookie Pool

September 27, 2017 by

Apple has built a strong reputation as a leader in tech innovation, and has stayed at the forefront of user privacy protection as well. With its most recent update of iOS 11 and Safari, the company is taking the privacy of its customers one step further with a brand new feature known as Intelligent Tracking Prevention.

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What Is Intelligent Tracking Prevention and How Does It Work?

August 3, 2017 by

Innovation can arise in many different ways. Sometimes it comes about as a result of years of research, and sometimes it evolves from a simple hack to solve a common problem. Header bidding is one example of the latter.

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What is Video Header Bidding and How Does it Work?

May 9, 2017 by

Have you ever watched a video online and seen a banner ad displayed on top of the video? Or watched a video and seen an ad appear halfway through? How about a rich media ad take over the screen when using a mobile app? All of these situations are examples of video ad-serving protocols known as VAST, VPAID, VMAP, and MRAID.

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What Are VAST, VPAID, VMAP, and MRAID?

February 15, 2017 by

“Where is Everybody?” This somewhat famous question was asked by Enrico Fermi, a physicist known for the Fermi paradox, when pondering why no alien lifeform has ever contacted planet Earth, given that there are about 100 Earth-like planets in the universe for every grain of sand in the world.

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What is Look-alike Modeling and How Does it Work?

December 19, 2016 by

Ready, aim…advertise. Okay, maybe that’s not how you usually say it, but you understand.

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AdTech Targeting Methods: The Ultimate Guide

December 15, 2016 by

Regardless of whether you are an advertiser, marketer, or publisher, there’s one thing that’s true: identifying and tracking visitors across devices is difficult, to say the least.

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Deterministic and Probabilistic Matching: How Do They Work?