All Boats Rise On Publishers’ Programmatic Partnerships: Rubicon Project’s Novak

News publishers are famously competitive. So why would they team up to sell advertising? Because, in a world of opportunity, sometimes you need to partner to grow, says Rubicon Project’s chief marketer. “We’ve seen it primarily outside the United States but also inside the United States with local papers,” Mari Kim Novak tells Beet.TV. Co-ops are alliances – […]

 

The Transformation of the Trading Desk: Big Topic at Cannes, Rubicon’s Jay Sears

The recent decision of Publicis’ VivaKi to spread its Audience On Demand across the unit shows how “programmatic” methods of automating the trading of ads are becoming more embedded across ad agencies, says Rubicon Project marketplace development SVP Jay Sears. “A lot of the headlines have gotten it incorrect,’ he tells Beet.TV in this video interview. “The headlines […]

 

Expansion Planned for Guardian’s Programmatic Alliance w/ CNN Intl, Economist, Financial Times and Reuters, via Rubicon Project Platform

LONDON — Back in March, The Guardian and four other UK publishers with global ambitions announced they were forming the Pangea Alliance, a shared scheme to pool first-party ad data for ad buyers to target their combined 110 million users in a “programmatic”, or automated fashion. In beta testing since, now the alliance – which numbersThe Guardian, CNN International, the […]

 

Ad Sales Automation Gaining Agency Favor: Rubicon’s Sears

COLOGNE — Many were initially wary at so-called “programmatic” ad-trading techniques’ first incarnation – real-time bidding. But acceptance of ad ops automation represented by programmatic at large is growing from a small silo in media agencies to widespread favor, says one of the largest programmatic ad tech vendors. “You need to look at the organisational […]

 

Rubicon’s Katsur: Three Years Until Premium Video Supply Meets Demand

Typically, publishers want to gain “premium” prices for their advertising spaces, selling unsold spots as “remnant” space. But Project Rubicon business operations SVP Anthony Katsur says they often don’t know which should be which. “Publishers need to better understand the inventory that should be allocated to premium and higher CPMs versus what should they monetize through secondary […]