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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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

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

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]

May 16, 2019 by ,

Founded in 2002 in Copenhagen, Denmark, Adform has grown to become a leading software vendor in the online advertising ecosystem. Adform provides both media buyers (advertisers and agencies) and publishers with a range of platforms to help them create, run and manage media campaigns across display, video, mobile, audio, and digital out-of-home (DOOH). Adform Integration […]

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Adform Integration and Development: 3 Use Cases for AdTech Vendors, Agencies, and Publishers

May 15, 2019 by ,

Data-management platforms (DMP) are popular among advertisers, agencies, and publishers. They are complex pieces of software that incorporate many different components and features. Let’s take a look at what components make up a data-management platform (DMP) and how they are connected. Click here to open this DMP infographic in a new tab. What Is a […]

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The Anatomy Of a Data-Management Platform (DMP) [infographic]

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