October 21, 2019 by Michal Wlosik

We like to think the internet is an open and free space where everyone is equal and no one is restricted in any way – at least that’s how many envisioned it. A closer look at the online advertising industry, however, quickly reveals its many similarities to a game of Monopoly.

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May 8, 2019 by ,

Everyone who works in online advertising – from advertisers and agency folks to developers and publishers – has no doubt heard the concept of a walled garden. The term gets tossed around in AdTech and MarTech quite a bit, but its roots reach far beyond online advertising. We like to think the internet is an […]

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Walled Gardens vs Independent AdTech: The Fight for Ad Dollars and Survival

April 26, 2019 by

Every Friday we present you a curated list of 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 this week’s portion of interesting industry news: Publishers Rejoice: VPAID Is Out And […]

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Clearcode’s AdTech Week In Review: April 20 - April 26 2019

April 26, 2019 by

With the rise of various self-service programmatic ad-buying platforms, brands have become increasingly independent of agencies and their managed services. Today, most online (and some offline) media purchases can be made in-house, at a lower cost, and with greater transparency and control over the purchased media. Does that make agency trading desks completely irrelevant by […]

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What Is an Agency Trading Desk (ATD) and How Does It Work?

April 24, 2019 by

The online advertising industry has faced various challenges in recent years – regulations like the GDPR, industry-wide problems like banner burn and banner blindness, as well as the increasing unreliability of cookies due to ad-blocking software and browser mechanisms like Intelligent Tracking Prevention (ITP). Despite these issues, targeting users based on their behavior is still […]

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What Is Audience Extension and How Does It Work?

April 17, 2019 by

Understanding the concept of header bidding is central to understanding how programmatic ad buying works. The process originally emerged as a novel solution to remedy the inefficiency, and Google’s preference, of its own ad exchange (AdX), during the waterfall ad-buying process. However, it quickly gained traction and became a widely accepted and expected industry standard. […]

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Client-Side vs. Server-Side Header Bidding: Pros and Cons

March 20, 2019 by , ,

The European Union’s General Data-Protection Regulation (GDPR) has been in force for almost a year, but in spite of numerous publications in the media there is still a lot of misinformation and confusion around it. In our new webinar, we guide through the key concepts of GDPR, discuss what the regulation means for AdTech companies, […]

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On-Demand Webinar: The Impact of the GDPR on the AdTech and MarTech Industries

February 4, 2019 by

When it comes to data-privacy scandals, Facebook and Google immediately spring to mind as the key culprits. These companies are the scapegoats whose shady data-privacy practices get plastered all over the news and lead to investigations, but there are other companies that operate away from the spotlight, unbeknownst to most internet users. In the United […]

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What Is a Data Broker and How Does It Work?

January 23, 2019 by

With ongoing technological advancements and vast advertising opportunities, programmatic is slowly making its way to new areas of advertising – some of which not long ago seemed completely impervious to automation. Yet, we are witnessing a steady shift from manual media-buying processes towards automated (i.e. programmatic) processes in a number of different media: out-of-home advertising […]

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What Is Print Programmatic and How Does it Work?

January 9, 2019 by

With privacy-centered themes dominating the headlines, 2018 could easily be hailed the year of privacy. It was a really busy time for the AdTech and MarTech industry. GDPR and privacy issues sent ripples through the industry, and advertisers and publishers spent most of their time understanding and aligning with new privacy laws – not only […]

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Clearcode’s Top Posts Of 2018

December 20, 2018 by ,

Over the years, cookies have been the lifeblood of online advertising, driving targeted digital marketing and attribution. They are currently the most common method of identifying users online and enabling a personalized browsing experience. However, the growing awareness of privacy issues and the introduction of privacy-centered European laws (GDPR and ePrivacy) has put pressure on […]

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What Facebook's First-Party Cookie Means for AdTech