Loren WilsonMember since September 2015
- CEO Answer Media
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- The Vilification Of Ad Networks: Fair or Not? in
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Recently, AppNexus and LiveRail made headlines announcing they were excluding ad networks and resellers from their platforms. The surprise was not that these two platforms, among others, had made this decision. Instead, I was taken aback at how vociferously industry veterans applauded all ad networks as unnecessary middlemen.
- Brand New Lesson For Brands: Distribution Rules in
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- The Vilification Of Ad Networks: Fair or Not?
(Real-Time Daily on
Aggregating volume is a service that provides value. Yahoo, for example, works with "middle layers" to get access to smaller, quality publishers for their paid search feed. They benefit from not messing with thousands of small guys and still getting the marketshare (partners have made up nearly 55% of their search network in the past), publishers get access to a valuable monetization product and the middle layers run a nice business. Publishers, and the smaller publishers especially, aren't always able to be innovative when it comes to monetization. When a network can be successful in aggregating volume it can often times lead to better deals with exchanges and advertisers, which allows publishers to focus on what they do well like write great content and attract an audience. The YouTube MCN model is a great example. It can be win-win-win.