October 3, 2019 by Maciej Zawadziński , Michael Sweeney

Third-party cookies have long been the backbone of online advertising, allowing advertisers to measure the success of their campaigns and improve targeting, as well helping publishers monetize their websites. But over the past few years, the reliance of third-party cookies has decreased due to changes in user behavior (e.g. installing ad-blocking software) and new privacy […]

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Intelligent Tracking Prevention (ITP): The Impact on Cookies, AdTech, and MarTech

September 30, 2019 by

If the Safari browser were a nightclub, then this is what it would look like… Clearcode Cartoon #1: The Safari Club The Background In September 2017, Webkit, the open-source web browser engine that powers Apple’s Safari browser, released a new privacy feature called Intelligent Tracking Prevention (ITP).Intelligent Tracking Prevention blocks third-party cookies by default and […]

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Clearcode Cartoon #1: The Safari Club

September 30, 2019 by ,

The question of building or renting an AdTech platform, such as a supply-side platform (SSP), bidder, demand-side platform (DSP), or data management platform (DMP), is one that many tech companies, brands, and agencies often ask themselves. In fact, this is often one of the main questions our partners ask when enquiring about our AdTech and […]

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Should I Build Or Rent an AdTech Platform [Decision Tree]

September 26, 2019 by ,

The ability to quickly build and test new solutions is a key determinant of success for any tech company.  Cloud service providers like AWS allow us — software engineers and DevOps — to develop and implement new applications at a very fast pace.Our development team recently conducted an internal project whereby we built a working […]

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How We Built an Ad Exchange with Amazon Web Services (AWS)

September 10, 2019 by , ,

Almost every data-management platform (DMP) on the market allows advertisers to create audiences and use them for different use cases, such as improved online ad targeting and advanced analytics. To create audiences in a DMP, the platform must first create user profiles, which comprise of numerous profile identifiers. As part of a recent internal project carried […]

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How Profile Merging and Audience Building Work In a DMP

September 3, 2019 by ,

In recent years, we have seen a quick proliferation of various standardized ID solutions. The consortiums and companies that stand behind them include some of the leading AdTech vendors, promising a better alternative to cookie syncing and competition with walled gardens like Facebook and Google. Table Of Contents Why Does Online Advertising Need an ID […]

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Identity in AdTech: Meet The Various ID Solutions

August 19, 2019 by ,

In a scene from the 1982 film Blade Runner, a flying car is seen travelling through Los Angeles in the year 2019. To its right is a large digital advertisement on the side of a building displaying the words “Enjoy Coca-Cola”. A digital OOH ad in the 1982 film Blade Runner. Did Blade Runner invent […]

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How to Build a Programmatic DOOH Advertising Platform

August 1, 2019 by ,

The Wild West era in America during the late 1880s gave rise to a new genre of film known as Westerns, which depicted vast and rugged landscapes with men riding on horseback, regularly engaging in gunfights. Indeed, the Wild West is famous for lawlessness, vigilantism, and outlaws on the run. Are there any similarities to how […]

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Taming the Wild West of Consumer Data Sharing in AdTech

July 1, 2019 by

At the end of every month, we present you a curated list of the top AdTech stories in a condensed, easily digestible format. The goal is simple: maximum knowledge at minimum reading. All you need is five minutes of spare time and a cup of good coffee. Here’s a list of three interesting AdTech news […]

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Clearcode’s AdTech Month In Review: June 2019

June 12, 2019 by ,

In the early days of online advertising, publishers used ad networks to sell their remnant inventory to advertisers. However, as publishers started using more and more ad networks, it became harder to identify which ad network would sell the most inventory at the best price. To solve this problem, a new type of AdTech platform […]

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The Anatomy of a Supply-Side Platform (SSP) [infographic]