Digital Publishing Lessons For Navigating The New TV Landscape

“The Sell Sider” is a column written for the sell side of the digital media community.  Today’s column is written by Ben Dixon, CEO at Adslot. The traditional TV ecosystem still attracts immense money in advertising – an estimated $69.2 billion in 2019 – despite the continued proliferation of cord cutters, who shun content that can’tContinue reading »

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Group Nine Media Prez On BuzzFeed Merger Rumors, And Why Social Distribution Isn’t Dead

Digital media companies who bet on social distribution and video have fallen on hard times, but Group Nine Media is angling to be the exception. Group Nine, whose brands include Thrillist, The Dodo, NowThis and Seeker, has developed a holding company model designed to reduce costs by sharing backend resources – while still efficiently reachingContinue reading »

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The Industry’s OTT Investments Will Help All Digital Publishers, Even Those Without TV Assets

“The Sell Sider” is a column written for the sell side of the digital media community.  Today’s column is written by Michael Lehman, SVP, global marketplace development at TripleLift. Over-the-top (OTT) advertising has captured the industry’s hearts and minds over the past year and is widely considered to be one of its most compelling newContinue reading »

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A Suggestion For Ad Refreshing

“The Sell Sider” is a column written for the sell side of the digital media community. Today’s column is written Dan Fennell, vice president of publisher development at GumGum. The ability to refresh ads on publisher pages has been around for some time. In 2016, Google created an ad refreshing standard within its ad exchange.Continue reading »

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Mobile Marketers Hold The Clicker For CTV Ads

“On TV And Video” is a column exploring opportunities and challenges in advanced TV and video. Today’s column is written by Scott Swanson, CEO at Aki Technologies. Apple’s move into streaming TV is a significant milestone in the already-in-progress, cord-cutting revolution. It should serve as an important nudge for marketers: Yes, it’s time to getContinue reading »

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Publishers Must Optimize Accordingly To Meet Buyers Heading For The Open Market

“The Sell Sider” is a column written by the sell side of the digital media community. Today’s column is written by Sara Badler, senior vice president of programmatic revenue and strategy at Dotdash. While programmatic buying strategies and buzzwords du jour change, one fact remains constant: Every impression counts. The buyer emphasis on achieving the bestContinue 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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Even In A Brand-Safety Climate, Reddit Is Winning Over Advertisers

Brands are being tough on platforms, pulling advertising dollars after brand safety fiascoes and thinking critically about appearing adjacent to unpredictable content that can expose them to brand-safety risks. Yet Reddit, which languished with minimal advertising for years in part due to those brand-safety concerns, is thriving. Revenue grew by a factor of three inContinue reading »

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Can Advertisers’ Pressure Jumpstart Publishers’ Alliances?

“The Sell Sider” is a column written for the sell side of the digital media community. Today’s column is written by Alessandro De Zanche, an audience and data strategy consultant. Unilever recently announced “Unilever Trusted Publishers,” a network of global, regional and local publishers and platforms with whom it will build a media environment withContinue reading »

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How A Focus On Quality And Discipline Revived Healthline Media

Healthline Media embarked on the road to recovery by taking a content-focused approach to health information. The profitable company racked up more than $100 million in revenue last year. With audience growth rates topping 60% year over year, Healthline is on the cusp of eclipsing slow-growing WebMD as the web’s top health property. The ascensionContinue reading »

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