Podcast: CafeMedia’s Culture

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Welcome to AdExchanger Talks, a podcast focused on data-driven marketing. Subscribe here. CafeMedia, operator of CafeMom, MamasLatinas and other sites, is a technology-first media company. It employs seven developers who do nothing but manage pre-bid implementations, upgrade bidders, monitor code on-page and so on. “The delivery of programmatic media is what we do,” says EVP for StrategyContinue reading »

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Contextual Targeting’s Resurgence In The Year Ahead

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“The Sell Sider” is a column written by the sell side of the digital media community. Today’s column is by Paul Bannister, co-founder and executive vice president at CafeMedia. Contextual targeting is one of the original forms of targeted marketing, hearkening back to the days when Chevrolet might have run an ad next to a local newspaper’s feature story onContinue reading »

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Private Marketplaces: Ripe For The Next Great Transformation

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“The Sell Sider” is a column written by the sell side of the digital media community. Today’s column is written by Rachel Parkin, senior vice president of strategy and sales at CafeMedia. While ad tech has seen a constant stream of innovation over the last few years, one thing has largely stayed the same: privateContinue reading »

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Supply-Path Optimization: The Buy Side’s Answer To Header Bidding

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“The Sell Sider” is a column written by the sell side of the digital media community. Today’s column is written by Rachel Parkin, senior vice president of strategy and sales at CafeMedia. Supply-path optimization (SPO), or, as I like to call it, supply pathing, might not sound like the sexiest topic, but is suddenly theContinue reading »

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Getting To The Holy Grail: How Publishers Measure The Incremental Value Of Ad Tech Partners

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If a new ad tech partner generates $50,000 in revenue for a publisher, is it safe to assume that gross revenue will increase by the same amount? Publishers that unify their analytics and rigorously test those partners increasingly are finding that the answer is no. “There is no such thing as purely incremental revenue,” saidContinue reading »

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The Failure Of Innovation In Ad Tech

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“The Sell Sider” is a column written by the sell side of the digital media community. Today’s column is by Paul Bannister, co-founder and executive vice president at CafeMedia. In our industry – one of the most digitally advanced, according to McKinsey Global Institute – you would expect massive innovation. However, you’d be disappointed. Venture capital investment has indeed pouredContinue reading »

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New Year’s Resolutions For The Methbot Hangover

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“The Sell Sider” is a column written for the sell side of the digital media community. Today’s column is written by Paul Bannister, co-founder and executive vice president at CafeMedia. A new year brings the opportunity to start fresh and kick things off the right way. Often, the resolutions we choose are direct reactions toContinue reading »

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It’s Time Programmatic Moves From Budget Channel To Media Conduit

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“The Sell Sider” is a column written by the sell side of the digital media community. Today’s column is written by Rachel Parkin, senior vice president of strategy and sales at CafeMedia. Two years ago, I saw the future of programmatic not as a budget channel, but rather a conduit through which all media changedContinue reading »

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