Digital Supply Chain Maturing Because ‘Marketers Want More’: Index Exchange’s Andrew Casale

COLOGNE – Could it be that the digital supply chain is finally growing up? It’s definitely maturing, with signs of consolidation, less innovation and indications that marketers’ calls for greater transparency are having an impact, according to Andrew Casale. If all of this were true, Casale would know. Back in 2003 he founded Casale Media […]

 
 

Meredith Corp.’s Minoff Bullish On Server-To-Server, Industry Collaboration

HOLLYWOOD, Florida – Meredith Corporation’s Chief Digital Officer is bullish on server-to-server ad auction integration. “We think it has a lot of value,” says Matt Minoff. “Anything we can do that decreases latency on the page, improves user experience while simultaneously driving incremental revenue growth is a positive.” Moreover, Minoff hopes to see the day […]

 
 

Moat’s Goodhart Appraises ‘Screen Real Estate’ For Video Measurement

HOLLYWOOD, Florida – It’s been said that the most valuable real estate is all about location. It’s no different with video advertising, but consumption habits are changing so fast that they are hard to measure. Enter the Moat Video Score, a new impression-level metric for measuring digital video exposures that focuses on length of creative, […]

 
 

Roku’s Rosenberg: Data And Interactivity Boost Value Of Advertising

HOLLYWOOD, Florida – Streaming television pioneer Roku foresees ad loads decreasing and, as a result, the value of ads has to increase. “From an ad strategy perspective, we feel strongly that an empowered consumer needs a more relevant and better ad experience than they’ve had historically in TV,” says VP of Advertising & Audience Development […]

 
 

IAB Tech Lab Priorities: Open Source Kit For In-App Ads, RTB Standard Revamp

HOLLYWOOD, Florida – Having recently released its first software development kit for monitoring in-app ads, the IAB Tech Lab is busily prepping the latest overhaul of open real-time bidding protocols. “I’m really excited about it,” says the IAB’s Alanna Gombert. The Lab’s first SDK is a takeover of an initiative originally conceived and developed by […]

 
 

Header 2.0 Puts Publishers Choice On The Server, Gardner Says

HOLLYWOOD — In the new programmatic buzzword of “header bidding”, publishers no longer have to run auctions for ad buys sequentially; they can audition multiple demand sources simultaneously, to get the highest price. The practice has been around a few years, but spent 2016 bedding in. In 2017, however, header bidding is changing. No longer confined […]

 
 

comScore’s Fetters: Digital Buy Side Wants Audience Quality, Ecosystem Cleanup

HOLLYWOOD, Florida – Has the pendulum begun to swing from advertising and media’s preoccupation with digital viewability to audience quality? It’s a trend that comScore executive Aaron Fetters is seeing on the buy side—along with a keen desire to clean up “a mess” of an ecosystem. “We finally seem to be going a little bit […]

 
 

Cheddar Expands Presence In TV Bundles, Steinberg explains

HOLLYWOOD, Florida – Anyone over the age of 60 probably hasn’t heard of Cheddar TV. Which is entirely the point, according to its Founder & CEO, former BuzzFeed executive Jon Steinberg, whose plans include activation within two more popular TV bundles in the coming months. “I saw nobody recreating the MSNBC, CNN, CNBC for people under […]

 
 

News Corp.’s Guenther On Infrastructure Flexibility, Fake News And Viewability

HOLLYWOOD, Florida – While programmatic media buying continues to grow rapidly, publishers need to remain flexible with their infrastructure. It’s all about helping advertisers reach the audiences they want, says the SVP and Global Head of Programmatic for News Corp., Chris Guenther. “It’s just a means of servicing our clients,” Guenther says of programmatic in […]

 
 

Facebook Instant Articles ‘A Win Financially’ For The Washington Post: CRO Hartman

HOLLYWOOD, Florida – Less than a month after announcing it would publish a daily collection of news stories in Facebook Instant Articles, The Washington Post says the move has been “a win financially,” a positive sign in an era of strained relations between traditional publishers and digital giants. Last summer, the Post was among the first […]

 
 

Index Exchange’s Casale On The Benefits Of Supply Side Focus, Infrastructure And Partnerships

HOLLYWOOD, Florida – On the heels of his company’s expanded partnership with AppNexus, Index Exchange President & CEO Andrew Casale reflects on the benefits of focusing exclusively on supply side clients, becoming “an infrastructure” company and fostering adtech partnerships. Until three years ago, Index Exchange was known as Casale Media, an early proponent of programmatic […]

 
 

Header Bidding Moves To Server In AppNexus, Index Exchange Partnership

HOLLYWOOD BEACH, FL  — An expanded partnership between programmatic ad-tech firm AppNexus and exchange Index Exchange is one of the moves already changing the nature of ad trading’s so-called “header bidding” technique. The pair announced they have worked to produce tight technical integrations for server-to-server header bidding. “Header bidding” is a technique that has only recently grown up, in which […]