Wise Publishing Gets Wise To Latency Reduction

Slow-loading ads are still a perennial problem for publishers. Wise Publishing, a Toronto-based publisher of personal finance content with around 5 million monthly unique visitors, acquires a significant portion of its traffic through paid channels. But if an ad loads slowly and a visitor leaves, so does that monetization opportunity. “Dealing with latency is incrediblyContinue reading »

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Rubicon Project Built Demand Manager To Give Publishers More Control Over Open Web

Publishers want to control their header bidding – especially in light of Google Ad Manager’s changing rules and proprietary header bidding wrappers giving preference to their own demand. To serve this need, Rubicon Project built Demand Manager, tech that sits on top of the open-source wrapper Prebid. In addition to analytics and a rich UIContinue reading »

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Google’s Move To First-Price Auctions Will Likely Put A Dent In Header Bidding

“The Sell Sider” is a column written for the sell side of the digital media community. Today’s column is written by Jean-François Bernard, co-founder and chief product officer at Adomik. Google’s move to a first-price auction will change the dynamics of the publisher stack and redistribute revenue for publishers across all the channels they use.Continue reading »

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Why 2018 Was The Year Header Bidding Realized Its Potential

This article is sponsored by Prebid.org. 2018 wasn’t the year header bidding first began disrupting how exchanges and publishers thought about monetizing their inventory, but it may be remembered as the year it reached an inflection point. According to the ServerBid Header Bidding Industry Index, nearly 75% of the U.S.’s top 1,000 websites had adopted headerContinue reading »

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AppLovin Acquires MAX In A Bid To Spur In-App Header Bidding Adoption

The in-app header bidding space is gathering momentum – but not fast enough for AppLovin. The mobile ad network has acquired MAX, a startup that came out of beta just over four months ago with a solution that helps app publishers get a fair shake on the open exchange, the company announced Wednesday. “There areContinue reading »

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Rubicon Project Executes On Turnaround Plan In Q2

Rubicon Project beat its Q2 revenue expectations, sending the stock up 15% in after-hours trading Wednesday. Rubicon Project is still in the middle of steering a huge ship out of danger: It’s burning cash faster than it can increase ad spend on its platform, the result of cutting buyer fees from the platform in November.Continue reading »

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Header Bidding Will Force Positive Changes On Private Marketplaces

“The Sell Sider” is a column written for the sell side of the digital media community.  Today’s column is written by Michael Lehman, vice president of supply at TripleLift. The original promise of PMPs was impossibly compelling: Marry the high CPMs, large revenues and control of direct sales with the efficiency and data of programmaticContinue reading »

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PubNative Intros A Hybrid Approach To Mobile Header Bidding

Header bidding-like tech is starting to pick up steam on mobile, but it’s still mostly SDK-based, which brings added latency along with the revenue bump. On Thursday, mobile monetization platform PubNative released a hybrid server-side/client-side header bidding tool to help publishers bring in more dough without messing up the UX. Dubbed HyBid, the solution allowsContinue reading »

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In-App Header Bidding Is Hot. Next Up: Facebook

Facebook is hopping into in-app header bidding. Starting Wednesday, publishers can include Audience Network inventory in their in-app unified auctions. All formats will be available, including display, native and video. Facebook joins a long list of other platforms that have gotten jiggy with in-app header bidding in recent months, including Google’s AdMob, Oath, MoPub andContinue reading »

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Mobile Header Bidding Is On The Rise, And In-App Waits In The Wings

Header bidding-enabled ad spend is on the upswing thanks to mobile. And though it’s still early days for in-app header bidding adoption, that train’s just about ready to leave the station. The number of mobile impressions transacted through unified auction technology increased more than 110% year over year in the first quarter of 2018, accordingContinue reading »

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