Why Some Data Companies Are Selling Data As A Percent Of Media

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Data providers have embraced an alternative way of buying audience segments: selling data as a percentage of media rather than transacting on CPMs. Instead of buying data at a fixed rate per thousand impressions, a percent-of-media model ties the cost of data to the cost of media. An advertiser, for instance, is unlikely to spendContinue reading »

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Publishers Tap AppNexus’ Prebid Video To Pump Up Programmatic Yield

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Although video header bidding is still nascent, early adopters are starting to see results. Social-heavy publisher Diply has been using AppNexus’ video header bidding solution Prebid Video since the end of last year to allow programmatic auctions to compete alongside its ad server –  Google’s DoubleClick for Publishers (DFP). Customizing its header bidding wrapper helpsContinue reading »

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Industry Preview: Insiders Highlight Four Issues That Create Distrust In Advertising

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The advertising industry has been plagued by a lack of trust, with vendors, agencies and marketers looking at each other askance. Ad fraud, bad traffic and hidden fees have taken their toll, and while industry players have taken measures to reinstitute their good standing, their work isn’t nearly complete. During a panel Thursday at AdExchanger’sContinue reading »

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Adobe And AppNexus Shed Light On All Fees From DSP To SSP

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Adobe and AppNexus plan to give marketers supply-chain transparency from the DSP to the SSP by partnering on a pilot program. Adobe Advertising Cloud will reveal all fees taken by the DSP, including the platform fee and any add-ons, as well as AppNexus’ bill to the publisher, which will help marketers track media dollars throughContinue reading »

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Why Videology And Other Early Ad Tech Companies Streamlined Once They Hit Scale

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While ad tech companies have been accumulating VC funds and growing their stacks – and sales orgs – for a while, many took pains to rightsize over the past year or so. For some, the intent was to recapitalize or to prep for a sale if an IPO was a no-go. For others, it wasContinue reading »

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News Corp. Lifts The Lid On More First-Party Data To Let Advertisers Buy Across Its Entire Portfolio

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Want to tap News Corp.’s first-party data to target ads across all of its properties? As of Tuesday, you can, thanks to the release of News IQ, which is a managed service (for now) ad platform owned and operated by News Corp. News IQ unifies inventory from publications as varied as The Wall Street Journal,Continue reading »

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AppNexus CEO Brian O’Kelley On Waging A Price War

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AppNexus CEO Brian O’Kelley has been waiting 10 years for ad tech to become transparent. Less than a week after Rubicon Project slashed its take rate in half, to 10% to 12%, by doing away with buy-side fees, AppNexus said its fees are even lower. The company revealed it charges an 8.5% average to theContinue reading »

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Cookie Consortiums Emerge To Combat The Walled Gardens

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A number of ad tech-backed coalitions consolidating cookie pools have bubbled up this year to stave off Google, Facebook and Amazon running away with the market with their own scaled identity assets. And trends like Safari’s ITP cookie restrictions shift the advantage further toward the walled gardens with daily active users. AdExchanger looked at aContinue reading »

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Is Reliance On LiveRamp Scaring Ad Tech Vendors Out Of The Cross-Device Consortium?

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Remember that consortium led by LiveRamp, MediaMath and AppNexus to develop a cookie-based identifier that could be used consistently across the open exchange? While live tests are still set for October, ad tech vendors are hesitant to buy in due to LiveRamp’s exclusive role as a cross-device option. MediaMath is already out, said John Slocum,Continue reading »

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Mindshare, Jivox And AppNexus Launch Solution To Tie Programmatic With DCO

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Mindshare launched a service on Thursday designed to let programmatic planners automate targeting, which lets them create lots of segments quickly. The system, called ANNA, is still in beta and uses AppNexus’ demand-side platform (DSP) and a new API from dynamic creative optimization (DCO) platform Jivox. “Physically, you wouldn’t have time to sit in aContinue reading »

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