Programmatic Advertising

3 Ways Publishers Can Take Action Against Fraud
August 16, 2017 at 2:44 pm

Programmatic fraud steals money from publishers’ pockets every minute and if we’re being honest, no one’s really sure what to do about it. Spoofed inventory is one of fraud’s most pervasive formats. With this, impressions on exchanges look like they’re from legitimate publishers but actually represent fake, low-quality inventory. Google recently ran experiments to measure…

How Server-Side Header Bidding Can Elevate Your Programmatic Strategy
August 1, 2017 at 11:34 am

Like so much in the programmatic ecosystem, header bidding continues to evolve. Today publishers are beginning to explore server-side header bidding, which promises to reduce page latency while optimizing programmatic revenue. This post will discuss this new form of header bidding, how it differs from older programmatic methods, and how this approach might evolve in…

New York Times Co. Ups Total Ad Revenues, Digital Soars
July 31, 2017 at 1:18 pm

The New York Times Company revealed strong digital growth, thanks to increases in digital advertising revenue and online subscriptions, in its 2017 second-quarter earnings report released today. Total advertising revenue grew slightly by $1 million, from the second-quarter in 2016, to $132 million. That marks the first time this category has grown since the third…

Still Plenty of Opportunity in Digital Advertising – Flipboard Exec
July 18, 2017 at 1:49 pm

The digital advertising space faces a number of challenges – not least the dominance of big players such as Facebook and Google. But, FIPP World Congress speaker Rick Welch, head of programmatic advertising at Flipboard and former Condé Nast exec, believes there remain plenty windows of opportunity for other players in the market… Below he…

The News Industry Will Address Congress About Facebook-Google Duopoly
July 11, 2017 at 1:16 pm

The news industry has never been more dependent on tech companies and the massive distribution platforms they operate on the internet, leading to a long-standing and ongoing existential crisis in journalism. This isn’t exactly a secret — nearly half of all American adults rely on Facebook as a primary news delivery mechanism, and both the…

Getting Started With SSPs, Waterfall & Header Bidding for Programmatic Advertising
July 6, 2017 at 11:26 am

For traditional publishers, developing and implementing a programmatic approach to ad sales can feel complex and challenging. There is good news though. If a robust digital ad sales practice is already in place many of the key tools needed are already part of your ad infrastructure; you’ll need to layer programmatic technologies into the ad…

Is Blockchain a Solution to Digital Ad Fraud?
June 27, 2017 at 2:34 pm

Fraud has been a problem with digital advertising for a long time. When the incentive structure for direct-response ads focused on click-through, it was not long before we started hearing about “click farms” in far off lands where anyone could buy clicks cheaply. If the incentives focused on social media “likes”, you could buy those…

Could the B2B Media Exchange Be One Answer to Ad Fraud?
June 23, 2017 at 2:26 pm

Did you read Bo Sacks’ recent post on grappling with ad fraud? If you deal with programmatic advertising in any way, what do you think of Bo’s conclusion: “Maybe this whole conversation falls into an arena of total incompetence on an industrial scale. How else does an industry brag that we are down to only…

33 Major Publishers Are Promising Advertisers a New Level of Safety and Transparency
June 19, 2017 at 1:08 pm

The Google-Facebook duopoly has proved to be less than perfect. Google’s video platform, YouTube, has struggled to provide brand safety, and Facebook is still recovering—PR-wise, at least—from its late 2016 measurement woes. TrustX, a programmatic platform announced last September that includes 33 publishers, is looking to capitalize on whatever concerns brand advertisers have with the duopoly. (And, to…

Despite Challenges, Native Ad & Header Bidding Opportunities Are on the Rise
May 12, 2017 at 1:26 pm

Last year was a good year for digital publishers. Although overall advertising growth slowed overall, according to eMarketer, digital advertising grew more than 15% and almost cleared $70 billion. And, by 2020, digital spend is expected to reach $100 billion. A number of factors are driving growth, one of which is mobile technology. But native…