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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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

March 15, 2019 by ,

When advertising moved online from the print world back in the late 1990s, the biggest opportunity for advertisers was the ability to reach people on an individual basis. They no longer had to rely solely on contextual targeting – advertisers could now create audiences based on interests, behavior, and location, and show ads to members […]

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Identity in AdTech: Unravelling The ID Problem

February 27, 2019 by

Demand-side platforms (DSPs) are one of the main tools used by advertisers to run online media campaigns. On the outside, they seem like a platform that’s used to simply buy ad space from publishers, but they are actually comprised of many different components that work behind the scenes, each playing a key role in the […]

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The Anatomy Of a Demand-Side Platform (DSP) [infographic]

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 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

January 7, 2019 by

It’s that time again when we start seeing articles featuring AdTech predictions for the upcoming new year. Instead of presenting you with another run-of-the-mill post about what we think will happen in AdTech in 2019, however, we’re going to look at what the data tells us. We’ve analyzed a number of AdTech-related topics that are […]

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AdTech in 2019: 3 Trends Based on Data, Not Predictions

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

December 19, 2018 by

In 1993, an innocuous, simple banner was displayed on Wired.com, teasing unsuspecting visitors to click on it. These were the meager beginnings of display advertising, and programmatic quickly arose to automate the growing demand for this emerging ad-delivery process. There was no turning back from there; the novel way of buying media and managing online […]

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What is Programmatic Audio and How Does it Work?

November 30, 2018 by

Since the early 2000s, brand advertisers and ad agencies have been moving their budgets online, spending big bucks on programmatic advertising – including display, video, native, and mobile – due to technological advancements and vast advertising opportunities.

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What Is Digital Out-of-Home (DOOH) Advertising and How Does It Work?

October 15, 2018 by

For the past two decades, concerns about online privacy have slowly gained traction. People want faster page loads, less website clutter, and most importantly, better protection of their data and respect for their privacy. The emergence of content-filtering software like ad blockers spearheaded the trend towards growing awareness of privacy issues associated with the existence […]

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What Is the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) and What Does it Mean for AdTech & MarTech?