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?

November 2, 2018 by ,

Cookies remember website configuration (e.g. language preferences), login details, and products added to the shopping cart, even after a user leaves the site, but because cookie files are widely used to collect certain pieces of information, they can also be used to carry out advertising processes like behavioral profiling and retargeting.

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What’s the Difference Between First-Party and Third-Party Cookies?

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?

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

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. In this post, we will take a closer look at what behavioral targeting is and how it works, and will discuss the […]

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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. These issues effectively decrease the advertisers’ return on investment, and because an increasing number of ads are being displayed […]

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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 […]

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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. While the general consensus […]

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