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

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]

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

October 23, 2018 by ,

When you hear most people in the online advertising world talk about integrating a demand-side platform (DSP) with an ad exchange or supply-side platform (SSP), they make it sound as if it’s a matter of connecting the platforms together via a cable. In reality, integrating a DSP with other AdTech platforms is a meticulous technological […]

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How to Integrate a DSP with Ad Exchanges and SSPs

October 18, 2018 by ,

When publishers first began their exodus from print media towards digital, they started looking for new ways to generate revenue. The most intuitive revenue model was the one they had already been using in print – advertising. Display advertising came about to replicate printed ads in the online world and enable website monetization, which is […]

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What Is a Supply-Side Platform (SSP) and How Does It Work?

October 16, 2018 by

We are witnessing the grand exodus from traditional television. The surge in Advanced-TV audiences means the medium can no longer be ignored as an advertising platform. Traditional TV is technologically outdated and long past its heyday in terms of viewability. Not without reason are we increasingly referring to cable TV viewers as nevers, cord cutters […]

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Challenges AdTech Companies and Advertisers Face With Advanced TV

September 20, 2018 by

Data is everywhere; the main challenge for marketers and advertisers is to know how to properly collect and leverage it. With MarTech platforms using data to display personalized messages in owned media, and AdTech platforms using it to display targeted messages in paid media, there is a strong push towards a single technology offering personalization […]

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MadTech: 3 Use Cases for Marketers and Advertisers

September 19, 2018 by ,

Traditional terrestrial and cable TV are long past their heyday, trailing behind streaming media in reach, measurability and content quality. Video-ad views on OTT (over-the-top) devices grew 63% year over year in Q3 2016, and the trend is expected to continue, further crippling traditional TV advertising. Traditional TV can offer advertisers a mere fraction of […]

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The Different Types of TV Advertising

August 24, 2018 by

The demarcation line between AdTech and MarTech has become so faint, it’s more and more difficult to tell the difference between the two, thus MadTech was born. That’s not a spelling mistake either—the need to coin a completely new term for the resulting overlap is more urgent than ever. MadTech represents the ultimate convergence of […]

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What is MadTech? The Convergence of AdTech and MarTech