December 4, 2019 by Michael Sweeney

December 31, 2019, will mark the end of a decade. It will also mark the end of an era in online advertising — one where third-party cookies have powered mass data collection and user privacy has been ignored.  Privacy laws, like the GDPR, and privacy settings in browsers, like Safari’s ITP and Firefox’s ETP, are […]

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September 3, 2019 by ,

In recent years, we have seen a quick proliferation of various standardized ID solutions. The consortiums and companies that stand behind them include some of the leading AdTech vendors, promising a better alternative to cookie syncing and competition with walled gardens like Facebook and Google. Table Of Contents Why Does Online Advertising Need an ID […]

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Identity in AdTech: Meet The Various ID Solutions

August 27, 2019 by

The 25th of May, 2019, marked the first anniversary of the introduction of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) – an EU law meant to give internet users better control of how their data is collected and shared. Much has been written about the regulation since then, but its true impact can only be measured […]

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How Well Are Big Brands Handling User Rights Under The GDPR?

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

August 2, 2019 by

At the end of every month, we present you a curated list of the top AdTech stories in a condensed, easily digestible format. The goal is simple: maximum knowledge at minimum reading. All you need is five minutes of spare time and a cup of good coffee.Here’s a list of three interesting AdTech news stories […]

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Clearcode’s AdTech Month In Review: July 2019

August 1, 2019 by ,

The Wild West era in America during the late 1880s gave rise to a new genre of film known as Westerns, which depicted vast and rugged landscapes with men riding on horseback, regularly engaging in gunfights. Indeed, the Wild West is famous for lawlessness, vigilantism, and outlaws on the run. Are there any similarities to how […]

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Taming the Wild West of Consumer Data Sharing in AdTech

July 1, 2019 by

At the end of every month, we present you a curated list of the top AdTech stories in a condensed, easily digestible format. The goal is simple: maximum knowledge at minimum reading. All you need is five minutes of spare time and a cup of good coffee. Here’s a list of three interesting AdTech news […]

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Clearcode’s AdTech Month In Review: June 2019

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]

June 3, 2019 by

As various technologies and tools rise to prominence and then fall from grace, the dominance of email remains unflinching. It’s not only the preferred means of communication today, but also consistently tops the list of best-converting marketing channels. Email automation allows marketers to schedule targeted messages or send them when a user performs a specific […]

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What Is Email Automation and How Does It Work?

May 30, 2019 by

Cookies remember website configuration, login details and products added to the shopping cart. For years they’ve also been the backbone of online advertising for targeting, retargeting, tracking and attribution. We’ve compiled a list of the most popular web browsers and explain how they handle first-party and third-party cookies. Cookies are currently the most common method […]

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How Different Browsers Handle First-Party and Third-Party Cookies

May 29, 2019 by ,

Leading up to the year 2000, there were dire predictions circulating about a potential end to the digital world because of a software issue, known as the Y2K bug, that would kick in at the stroke of midnight on January 1. As it turned out, the world didn’t end. Computers still worked and digital calendars […]

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Why the GDPR Hasn't Impacted AdTech... Yet