May 15, 2019 by Michael Sweeney , Maciej Zawadziński

Data-management platforms (DMP) are popular among advertisers, agencies, and publishers. They are complex pieces of software that incorporate many different components and features.

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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 the bread and butter of digital media today.

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

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.

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The Different Types of TV Advertising

July 16, 2018 by

For years, in order to increase the relevance and effectiveness of ads and marketing messages displayed to online audiences, publishers and advertisers have taken advantage of behavioral data for both advertising and personalization.

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What is Behavioral Targeting and How Does It Work?

July 11, 2018 by

In the age of ad fraud, an increasing amount of advertisers’ money is wasted on ad impressions that appear on fraudulent sites, don’t reach the desired audiences, or are not properly displayed in the user’s browser.

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What is Ad Verification and How Does It Work?

May 23, 2018 by ,

In a post-GDPR world, with the introduction of many new rules and requirements governing personal data and user consent, advertisers will have a tough nut to crack. On top of that comes the user’s right to be forgotten, the right of data portability, and numerous other complications. The new EU law will put a spanner in the works for advertisers, making the traditional behavioral targeting of ads a real challenge.

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What is Contextual Targeting and How Does It Work?

May 16, 2018 by

The world of programmatic ad buying is increasingly threatened by ad fraud. This includes fraudulent representation of ad impressions and clicks, or manipulation of bid requests for monetary gain. Ads.txt came as a way to partly curtail the phenomenon, and the recent addition of ads.cert makes a robust countermeasure to fraud.

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What's the Difference Between Ads.txt and Ads.cert?

May 10, 2018 by

Despite all the advancements in the online advertising industry over the past few years—header bidding and the increase in programmatic ad spend, for example—there are still a number of fundamental issues plaguing the industry. Two of the main problems are the constant battle to reduce ad fraud and a growing need for transparency.

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What is Ads.cert and How Does It Work?

May 2, 2018 by ,

Since May 25, 2018, all companies that collect, use, process, and share data about EU citizens are required to comply with the General Data-Protection Regulation (GDPR) and implement new data-protection and security measures. The regulation does not apply to EU companies alone. Regardless of whether an organization is based in the EU, it must comply with the regulation when processing EU/EEA-citizen data, or face severe financial penalties.

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How the IAB’s GDPR Transparency and Consent Framework Works From a Technical Perspective

April 20, 2018 by ,

Cable television is in decline, seriously losing to streaming media in terms of convenience and reach. Video ad views on OTT (over-the-top) devices grew 63% year over year in Q3 2016, and the trend is expected to continue.

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What is OTT Advertising and How Does It Work?

April 13, 2018 by

The online advertising industry is populated by an array of media-buying methods, making it increasingly difficult to comprehend, even for the most seasoned marketers. While terms like programmatic direct, real-time bidding (RTB), and private marketplace (PMP) all fall under the programmatic umbrella, it is worth remembering that they are quite different concepts.

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Understanding RTB, Programmatic Direct and Private Marketplace

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