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    The Perfectionist’s Guide To Ad Operations: Part 2

    Nobody ever said that managing hundreds of campaigns across dozens of systems is easy.  We’re not saying that either. In fact, guaranteeing successful delivery across all of your campaigns is so difficult and cumbersome, that publishers who simply hit their impression goals are often at a significant advantage over those that don’t.  But we’re here […]

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    The Perfectionist’s Guide to Ad Operations: Part 1

    Imagine you run an ad ops team at your organization (if you already do, this will be easy). You arrive at work to find a slew of trafficking requests that have come to you via email, excel, shared docs, or maybe even a sticky note strategically placed on your computer screen. You’re handed a report […]

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    Publishers, Don’t Let RFPs Drain Your Profits

    This is the story of how we developed our newest product offering: RFP Completion Services. About eight months ago, we had a conversation with one of the leading sports media publishers that receives over 100 RFPs per month. After a deep-dive evaluation of their ad ops processes, we discovered that their biggest bottleneck lied in […]

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    Agency Ad Ops is a Product, Not a Delivery System

      There’s ad ops, and then there’s premium ad ops. The former is a service. The latter is a monetizable product. The difference? Delivery. Agency ad operations is an intricate business, dependent on variable factors like client relationships, strokes of creative genius, and insight into consumer behaviors. But the business of advertising is rooted in […]

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The Perfectionist’s Guide To Ad Operations: Part 2

Posted by on September 15, 2014

Nobody ever said that managing hundreds of campaigns across dozens of systems is easy.  We’re not saying that either. In fact, guaranteeing successful delivery across all of your campaigns is so difficult and cumbersome, that publishers who simply hit their impression goals are often at a significant advantage over those that don’t.  But we’re here […]

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The Perfectionist’s Guide to Ad Operations: Part 1

Posted by on September 4, 2014

Imagine you run an ad ops team at your organization (if you already do, this will be easy). You arrive at work to find a slew of trafficking requests that have come to you via email, excel, shared docs, or maybe even a sticky note strategically placed on your computer screen. You’re handed a report […]

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Publishers, Don’t Let RFPs Drain Your Profits

Posted by on July 22, 2014

This is the story of how we developed our newest product offering: RFP Completion Services. About eight months ago, we had a conversation with one of the leading sports media publishers that receives over 100 RFPs per month. After a deep-dive evaluation of their ad ops processes, we discovered that their biggest bottleneck lied in […]

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Agency Ad Ops is a Product, Not a Delivery System

Posted by on June 25, 2014

  There’s ad ops, and then there’s premium ad ops. The former is a service. The latter is a monetizable product. The difference? Delivery. Agency ad operations is an intricate business, dependent on variable factors like client relationships, strokes of creative genius, and insight into consumer behaviors. But the business of advertising is rooted in […]

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When RFP Means Restrain from Productivity

Posted by on November 19, 2013

If you could devote 1,600 hours to any one aspect of your ad business each month, you’d likely choose to allocate all of that time to RFP response, right? Absolutely… not! The notion of having to respond to an increasing amount of RFPs is certainly a good “problem” to have, but good can turn sour […]

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The New Age of Ad Ops: Key Takeaways from IAB’s Ad Operations Summit 2013

Posted by on November 11, 2013

I recently had the privilege of moderating a session at the IAB Ad Operations Summit. The topic of discussion: The New Age of Ad Operations. To get the conversation started, I highlighted three new realities in ad operations: New competition is forcing publishers to create new business models Publishers continue to lag in the ad […]

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5 Tips for Scaling Your Ad Operations

Posted by on August 5, 2013

From new product offerings to the adoption of new technology solutions, there are many ways that digital publishers can grow their businesses. However, the introduction of additional offerings and solutions (not to mention seasonality and variable spikes in demand) undoubtedly carries with it a series of implications for ad operations. Enter the importance of scalability. […]

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What Has Happened to Content & Context in Digital Advertising?

Posted by on July 31, 2013

The good news: both content and context are still present in digital advertising. The bad news: the quest for efficiency and automation has stifled the focus on these elements. Marketers and advertisers spend thousands of dollars to share their messages in the hopes of establishing a connection with their audience. But is using automation to […]

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3 Key Takeaways from AdMonsters OPS TV 2013

Posted by on July 25, 2013

“Most of the growth in web and mobile video is going to be coming from display advertising dollars, not television advertising dollars.” – Dave Morgan | Founder & CEO, Simulmedia For an audience that was chomping at the bit for the possibility to break into the $70 billion domestic TV advertising market, this came off […]

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The Branding Shortfalls of Programmatic

Posted by on July 18, 2013

At this week’s IAB Marketplace conference, Romy Newman, Wall Street Journal’s Chief Digital Officer, joined Lorne Brown, Operative’s CEO, to discuss the secrets to selling premium content at scale. One of the key topics addressed? Achieving efficiency without compromising value. As Romy notes in this video clip, brand advertisers currently find themselves in an environment […]