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08/21/17

ANA Joins Digital Content Next’s TrustX

The Association of National Advertisers has joined TrustX, a curated, automated, ad-buying marketplace by Digital Content Next. TrustX was created to offer advertisers “a more consistent, brand-safe way to purchase ad innovatory,” per NiemanLab. It already features publishers like Conde Nast, Hearst and Vox Media.

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Programmatic advertisers ramp up efforts to deal direct with publishers

As more advertisers set up their own ad tech deals, they’re taking demonstrable steps to ensure a larger slice of their programmatic ad budgets get directly to the publisher. While the idea of closing the gap between advertisers and publishers is nothing new, the sheer number of intermediaries between the two has made it easier […]

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No Hidden Fees

Transparency in digital advertising is a journey. We discover new requirements for clarity along the way. Fee transparency, which has been a clarion call from marketers for the last few years, can mean much more than simple disclosure. Fee ambiguity and opacity within the digital advertising marketplace experience – no matter how well disclosed – […]

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TrustX, P&G and the ANA move to reduce so-called ‘ad-tech tax’

TrustX is eliminating its 12.5 percent supply-side fee from within its platform following a three-month trial with Meredith, NBCUniversal, CBS Interactive and Magna Global, a move it hopes will have broader implications for the digital advertising ecosystem. The trade body, which represents 35 publishers, including ESPN, Hearst, News Corp. and Condé Nast, argues that for […]

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