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Best Practices 2020

Posted Feb 3, 2020

Throughout the past decade, the demand for advertising has grown consistently. According to Zenith Media, global ad spend is forecasted to rise by 4.3% in 2020. Gaming has already proven to have universal appeal and as smartphone adoption continues to spread, mobile games have bolstered the continued rise of the industry. With over 2.2 billion…

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A Guide to IAB’s New Supply Chain Transparency Tools

Posted Oct 23, 2019

In 2018, digital advertisers lost $35 billion to digital ad fraud, or $51 million a day. This year that number is expected to jump to $42 billion, due to new, sophisticated techniques by fraudsters. Another reason is advertisers, particularly small and mid-size brands, are not adopting anti-fraud solutions like ads.txt and openRTB 3.0 spec. Because…

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Playables Best Practices

Posted May 29, 2018

For the past couple years, playable ads have grown tremendously and gained popularity with top marketers and brands. Not only are playables a great way to enhance the user experience and improve ad quality, but they also offer interaction capabilities other ad formats don’t, which in turn increases engagement, retention, and user acquisition. AdColony started…

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Divulging the Odds — Loot Boxes & The App Store

Posted Jan 9, 2018

Shortly before Christmas, Apple introduced several new rules for the App Store, the most notable of which is related to so-called “loot boxes” and requires developers need to share the odds of the contents before users make an IAP purchase. What does that mean for developers around the globe in 2018? This is a big…

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