September 10, 2019 by Łukasz Małecki , Daniel O'Connell , Michael Sweeney

Almost every data-management platform (DMP) on the market allows advertisers to create audiences and use them for different use cases, such as improved online ad targeting and advanced analytics. To create audiences in a DMP, the platform must first create user profiles, which comprise of numerous profile identifiers. As part of a recent internal project carried […]

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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

January 31, 2018 by

In the early days of online advertising, ad space was purchased in the same way as print advertisements, that being that inventory was purchased directly from publishers at a set price, typically on a cost-per-mille (CPM) basis. During the late 1990s and early 2000s, a number of new advertising-technology platforms, such as ad networks, emerged […]

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Waterfalling, Header Bidding and New Auction Dynamics

August 3, 2017 by

Innovation can arise in many different ways. Sometimes it comes about as a result of years of research, and sometimes it evolves from a simple hack to solve a common problem. Header bidding is one example of the latter. Header bidding first emerged as a way for publishers to receive bids on their display inventory […]

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What is Video Header Bidding and How Does it Work?

September 22, 2016 by

Out with the old and in with the new. In the ever-changing world of advertising technology, new trends and methods are appearing all the time. So much so, that it is hard sometimes to keep up with them. Today we offer a quick breakdown of the two popular methods used to programmatically buy and sell […]

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What's the Difference Between Waterfall Auctions & Header Bidding?

August 8, 2016 by

Even if you have just a basic understanding of the inner workings of the online display, then you’ve probably heard of real-time bidding – the auction-like process that occurs in an ad exchange for the buying and selling of available ad inventory. But have you heard of header bidding? Header bidding allows publishers to increase […]

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The Benefits and Drawbacks Of Header Bidding For Publishers

August 2, 2016 by

Back in the early days of the Internet, when an advertiser wanted to buy ad space on a publisher’s website, they would call up the publisher’s sales team to make the purchase. While the direct advertiser-publisher relationship is still around, the introduction and growth of technology has added speed, efficiency, and scale to the online […]

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What is Header Bidding and How Does it Work?