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AdMonsters Playbook: Fill Rate Survey

On the surface, fill rate may seem like a simple enough metric—divide the number of impressions filled by the total number that were potentially available. But in reality, it’s a very difficult calculation to make, particularly with an ever-widening pool of monetization channels. To better understand the role fill rate…

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SSP and DSP Value Is in the Eye of the Publisher

As the main feeder exchanges settles at three—GAM, Amazon's Transparent Ad Marketplace (TAM), and Prebid—there’s a great deal more murkiness in the middle; even more cross-pollination as SSPs pine for advertiser spend and DSPs tighten their bonds with premium publishers. The question of “how many intermediaries are actually necessary?” is…

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PubForum Scottsdale: A Pictorial Retrospective

Ops is sexy. Ops is people. Ops is community. If you ever attended an AdMonsters Publisher Forum, you know exactly what I'm talking about. If you haven't—sorry for ya 😢. The 3.5 days brings together a small select group of publishers, data professionals and other digital media stars (the unsung…

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Minority Report Podcast x AdMonsters: News Corp’s Stephanie Layser

The Minority Report highlights people of color, women & LGBTQ community within media, ad tech, advertising and marketing. This episode features Stephanie Layser, Vice President, Advertising Technology & Operations, News Corp. Layser shares her story of how she got into digital advertising, why building relationships is so important, how to manage…

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PubForum Scottsdale: Startup Showdown

Typically during the November Publisher Forum, we ask attendees to come up with an ad tech startup that would solve a particular issue that's driving them nuts. You can bet this is an interesting portal into ad ops' biggest—while some fake companies address novel up-and-coming challenges, others elicit an appalled…

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