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Taken For Granted: The Many Problems Solved by the Modern Ad Server

The creation of ad servers more than 20 years ago revolutionized our relationship with the internet. As the web expanded at an astronomical speed, publishers discovered new ways of commercializing their content, brands discovered engaged and relevant audiences, and online users were able to continue browsing the internet for free. Over the past two decades, the technology underpinning digital advertising has undergone significant changes. We’ve seen the introduction of bidding engines in the form of demand-side platforms…

Why Increased Viewability Isn’t Always a Good Thing

Recent reports suggest that viewability rates have gone up for online ads, which on the face of it is great news for both advertisers and publishers — more people are seeing the ads, publishers are making more money, and everybody’s happy. But is this picture as rosy as it seems? I would argue not. The rise of viewability as the predominant metric in the online advertising industry has driven a series of site behaviors that have significantly degraded the user experience over the past few years. Technologies exist that…

Have We Lost Sight of Viewability?

Remember viewability? It seems like only yesterday that it was the digital ad industry’s cause de guerre. After all, what good is an ad if it can’t be seen by the consumer. Ads that are served “below the fold,” or that fail to load sufficient pixels to be read and understood, have no chance to influence consumers purchasing decisions. In 2015 wave-making CMOs like P&G’s Marc Pritchard and Unilever’s Keith Weed dominated the conversation with public calls for digital to clean up its act and provide guarantees that…

How Rewarded Video Ads Can Drive In-Game Purchases

The rewarded video ad format is adored by the mobile gaming and advertising worlds. We now finally have an ad format that satisfies the needs of advertisers, publishers and gaming audiences. Rewarded video ads provide gamers with a reward for watching the entire length of a video ad. In the mobile gaming world, this format works extremely well in mobile games. For developers, rewarded video ads offer the potential to increase in-app purchases and lengthen play session times, therefore increasing loyalty and retention. Also,…

Interview with Robert Seo, CEO US, Buzzvil

"CMOs are seeing a record number of users opting-in for lockscreen content, and marketing strategies in turn are including that most-often used area of a device."Tell us about your journey into technology. How did a US Marine take to entrepreneurship? I joined the Marine Corps when I was 18 because I wanted to serve and to challenge myself to grow. I got what I wanted and more through my training and my time with a light armored reconnaissance unit. Since then, I’ve always been placing myself in challenging situations…

Everything You Know About Viewability Could be Wrong

When it comes to conversions, there is a lot going on below the fold. New data from Nativo underscores the importance of the viewable CPM Now that viewability measurement has become ubiquitous across the digital space, advertisers are looking deeper into the meaning of this metric and how it translates to success. Agencies have dozens of publishers across several channels to oversee, and finding the proverbial silver bullet at the beginning of the consumer journey (awareness) to support conversion can be difficult. For…

Vista Equity Partners to Acquire AdTech Leader, Integral Ad Science (IAS)

Vista Equity Partners has Agreed to Acquire Majority Stake in Integral Ad Science, Supporting IAS’s Continued Growth The leading adtech platform, Integral Ad Science (“IAS”), has announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to be majority acquired by Vista Equity Partners (“Vista”). Vista is a leading private equity firm focused on investments in software, data, and technology-enabled businesses. Recommended Read: InMobi Expands IAS Integration to Provide Enhanced Viewability Reporting for Mobile In-App VAST…

TechBytes with Eric Berry, Co-founder and CEO, TripleLift

Eric Berry Co-founder and CEO, TripleLift Earlier this month, Google announced its header bidding exchange partners through Exchange Bidding. The partnership community includes TripleLift, a leader in Native and Programmatic advertising. To better understand how advertisers and publishers could benefit from Google Exchange Bidding to monetize their display ad inventory, we spoke to TripleLift's CEO, Eric Berry. Tell us about your role at TripleLift and the team/technology you handle. I am the CEO at TripleLift. The…