Programmatic Advertising & Media Buying

Google shares details on how first price auctions in Google Ad Manager will work

In March, Google announced it will shift to first price auctions for Google Ad Manager, its ad server and publisher exchange, by year end. On Friday, it issued an update with some additional details on the transition. How auctions on Ad Manager run now. Currently, there may be two different auctions run for a specific …

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IAB Tech Labs starts to replace VPAID with more interactive SIMID ad specs

IAB Tech Lab has begun the process of replacing VPAID (Video Player Ad Interface Definition) with SIMID (Secure Interactive Media Interface Definition) specifications to support interactive video ads and give publishers more control over their video ads offerings. Why we should care The new SIMID specifications will enable a “player-centric” model that gives playback control …

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Mobile app ad fraud scheme stuffed banner ads with multiple video players

DoubleVerify’s explanation of how bad actors resold in-banner ads as premium inventory. A mobile app ad fraud scheme involving banner ads being resold as premium video ad inventory on Android devices has turned up. How the scheme worked. Using a sophisticated process, the bad actors purchased banner impressions and resold them as premium in-stream video …

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Google Ad Manager adopting first price auctions for programmatic display, video

Image: Google With the aim of simplifying programmatic buying, Google Ad Manager will start transitioning publisher inventory to a first price auction format. As the market leader in programmatic, Google Ad Manager’s (formerly DoubleClick) move will have broad implications for the industry, which has been pushing toward first price auctions. Why you should care In …

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Verizon Media replaces Flurry Ads with new Verizon Ads SDK

Verizon Media is replacing Flurry Monetization and ONE Mobile SDK with a new Verizon Ads SDK.  The company says the new SDK has been designed to support “publisher SDK size and extensibility needs,” offering app developers a simplified way to access Verizon Media’s monetization opportunities. Why you should care The new Verizon Ads SDK aims …

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Retail manufacturers, Walmart wants your ad business

Walmart says its ready to start monetizing its shopper data and become a go-to ad network for retail manufacturers — both online and in-store. With Amazon’s rapid ad growth looming large, Walmart is bringing its ad sales in-house, bridging the divide between store and digital ad teams as part of a broader effort to build …

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