January 31, 2018 by Maciej Zawadziński

In the early days of online advertising, ad space was purchased in the same way as print advertisements, that being that inventory was purchased directly from publishers at a set price, typically on a cost-per-mille (CPM) basis. During the late 1990s and early 2000s, a number of new advertising-technology platforms, such as ad networks, emerged […]

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February 21, 2018 by

The tug of war between publishers and those who resist display ads has been going on for some time now and is far from over. There is no way for users to make ad blockers completely invisible to sites or services that show anti-ad-blocking messages. Conversely, there is no way for publishers to make their websites completely and consistently immune to ad blockers.

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How Can Publishers Detect if Someone is Using an Ad Blocker?

December 21, 2017 by

When folks in the AdTech industry were putting their 2017 predictions together at the end of 2016 and beginning of 2017, most foresaw a year dominated by mergers and acquisitions, header bidding, AI and machine learning, and anything and everything to do with mobile.

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Top 3 AdTech Stories of 2017 That Most Didn't Predict in 2016

December 8, 2017 by

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 the browser type and version.

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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?