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

August 27, 2018 by

Prior to the year 2000, the online advertising and marketing industries were powered by creative thinkers and gifted copywriters. While there’s still a need for these skills when penning advertising and marketing campaigns, the industries are now driven primarily by technology. Brands and agencies that would traditionally invest in ad men and women are now […]

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AdTech/MarTech Development Teams: In-House vs Outsourcing vs Development Partner

July 16, 2018 by

Despite the efficiencies, automation, and scale advertising and marketing technology bring to the online world, there’s no shortage of problems with these industries. Ad fraud, a lack of transparency around fees and commissions, and the GDPR are just a few of the external privacy issues they face today. AdTech/MarTech vendors and agencies face a number […]

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AdTech/MarTech Development and the Vicious Cycle Plaguing Vendors and Agencies

May 17, 2018 by

With only a week until the European Union’s General Data-Protection Regulation (GDPR) goes into effect, AdTech and MarTech companies around the world are bracing themselves for the dawn of a new era in digital advertising and marketing. How prepared are they for the new regulation, and what has their journey towards compliance looked like up […]

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Are AdTech and MarTech Vendors Prepared for the GDPR? [Survey Results]

April 19, 2018 by

You may remember hearing about the Volkswagen emissions scandal that made headlines worldwide in 2015. For those unfamiliar with the story, the German automaker intentionally programmed its turbocharged-direct-injection (TDI) engines to comply with the United States’ emissions and pollution standards by activating the engines’ emission controls only during laboratory tests. This allowed Volkswagen’s engines to […]

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In a Post-GDPR World, Who Will Be the Emissions Cheaters of AdTech?

April 19, 2018 by

Despite the fact that the European Union’s General Data-Protection Regulation (GDPR) has come into force, and the ongoing coverage in the media, there still seems to be a lot of misinformation and confusion as to what the GDPR and the proposed ePrivacy regulation mean for AdTech companies. To help publishers, brands, agencies, and AdTech vendors […]

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GDPR and ePrivacy FAQ from AdTech vendors

April 17, 2018 by

While the true impact of the GDPR and ePrivacy regulation won’t be felt until after they come into force, we can already get a sense of the effect they’ll have on the online advertising and marketing industries. So we created an infographic to highlight the main areas of the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation […]

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The Effect the GDPR and ePrivacy Will Have on AdTech and MarTech Vendors [infographic]

April 12, 2018 by

Out of all the hurdles publishers and AdTech & MarTech companies must overcome to comply with the upcoming General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), the one about user consent is the biggest. After May 25, 2018, if they want to collect, process, and store personal data from data subjects in the EU and EEA, then they’ll […]

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GDPR and AdTech/MarTech: What Obtaining User Consent Will Look Like [infographic]

March 30, 2018 by

In the early days of online marketing, marketers were faced with the problem of having limited information about customers. Targeting possibilities were minimal and online advertising was more hit or miss than today. Now, the situation is completely different. We are dealing with an abundance of channels and sources of data, and the only problem […]

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What is a Customer Data Platform (CDP) and How Does It Work?

March 12, 2018 by

On April 27, 2016, the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) was adopted and triggered the start of a two-year countdown towards its enforcement date on May 25, 2018. During these two years, all companies that collect data about European citizens and residents have to make a number of changes to their current policies […]

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GDPR & ePrivacy: The Effect on AdTech & MarTech From a Technical Perspective [GUIDE]