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What’s The Key to Good Cookieless Targeting? It’s Good Measurement

Though Google pushed back its cookie deprecation deadline, the industry should continue to right itself on a path not built on third-party cookies. Since Google announced its plan, over 50 alternative identity solutions have become available in Prebid alone. While the industry is gaining strides with targeting users across Safari and other…

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Spring Cleaning Checklist: Essential Tips for Marketers

The spring season brings fresh opportunities for home, cleaning, and DIY brands to connect with consumers ready to refresh their living spaces. As people shift into the spring cleaning mindset, marketers should be prepared to engage these motivated home buyers. Use this checklist to inform…

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Measure Identity Analytics Across Supply-Side Partners

Now that we’ve officially entered the cookie deprecation era, having the right analytics tools for your identity initiatives is more important than ever. Publishers can now get a detailed view of their supply performances across their Lexicon-enabled partner platforms with the new 33Across Analytics Module via Prebid. The module provides a better understanding of how…

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CES Review – The Ad Tech Perspective

CES 2024 did not have the usual jovial tone that you would expect from an industry event in Las Vegas. It came at a momentous time for the digital advertising industry since Google had just announced the start of third-party cookie deprecation days before the event. While the industry knew this day would come, everyone came…

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How to Scale with Alternative Identifiers

In the ever-evolving landscape of digital advertising, staying ahead of the curve is crucial for publishers. As the industry grapples with the challenges of cookie deprecation, the need for alternative identifiers becomes increasingly apparent. In a recent…

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Insights: Q2 2023 Cookieless Highlights for Retailers

In 33Across’ Q2 Programmatic Cookie Alternative Trends Report (vol. 4), we analyzed programmatic transactions on the 33Across exchange to gain insight into cookie alternative versus third-party cookie buying trends for buyers and sellers. Retailers have long benefited from programmatic advertising’s ability to activate…

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Cookie Alternative Spend Continues To Grow in Q1

After a challenging Q4 and the usual drop in revenue that the industry sees during the first quarter of the year, we were pleased to see continued growth in cookie alternative investment. During a time when marketers are seeking efficiency while trying to reach new audiences, unaddressable inventory checks many of these…

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Partner Spotlight | BidSwitch

BidSwitch, a neutral programmatic infrastructure layer engineered by IPONWEB, is our newest Partner Spotlight! We spoke with BidSwitch’s Cole Newman, Client Services Director to learn more about their experience in working with 33Across. Tell us a little more about…

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How Cookie Alternative Inventory Helped Salvage a Rocky Q4

Q4 2022 was challenging compared to prior years due to low consumer spending caused by inflation. Despite this, cookie alternative inventory gave advertisers greater efficiency and publishers increased incremental revenue. The 33Across Programmatic Cookie Alternative Trends Report highlights buy-side and sell-side …

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33 Spotlight: John Whitmore

We are thrilled to announce the promotion of John Whitmore to SVP, Global Business Development – Lexicon. John will lead new Lexicon partnerships across the industry, working closely with…

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Closing Out 2022: A Year of Victory for 33Across

It’s hard to believe that we are officially closing out 2022 (where did the time go?). This year has been an exciting time for 33Across as the business pivoted into an industry-leading identity solution. Being in rapid growth is a positive challenge, but we needed to make sure that…

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Retailers Cash In on Cookieless This Holiday Season

The Cyber Five (the period between Thanksgiving Day to Cyber Monday) is the most anticipated time for retailers as an influx of gift-givers cash in on the best deals of the year. With a record 196.7 million shoppers, this Cyber Weekend was especially interesting to …

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Advertising Cookieless CPMs | August and September 2022

In the recently produced 33Across Programmatic Cookieless Trends Report, we analyzed programmatic transactions on the 33Across exchange to gain insight into cookieless versus cookie trends for buyers and sellers during August and September 2022. From a demand perspective, our report highlights…

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Partner Spotlight | Shinez

Our newest Partner Spotlight is Shinez; a leading storytelling platform that distributes entertaining and engaging stories across social media and the open web to over 60M readers. We spoke with…

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Optimize Cookieless Monetization this Q4

Q4 is fully underway, and publishers shouldn’t miss out on the huge revenue potential that this quarter brings. We share the tips and tricks publishers need to follow so that they get the most out of their cookieless inventory this holiday season.

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Inclusive Conversations | Hispanic in Tech

National Hispanic Heritage Month takes place each year from September 15th – October 15th, and is a time to recognize the culture and wonderful contributions of Hispanic individuals (those with roots from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean, and Central and South America). In this latest Inclusive Conversation (a series we created to spotlight minority voices in the workplace), I spoke with our…

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The Single Biggest Thing Advertisers Need to Do this Q4

Q4 is undoubtedly the biggest programmatic revenue driver of the year. With back to back holidays comes increased consumerism, and advertisers should prepare themselves accordingly for what’s to come. If you’re an advertiser, you need to rethink your strategy of how to…

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3 Key Takeaways from the 2022 Digiday Publishing Summit

Earlier this week, I had the opportunity to attend the Digiday Publishing Summit in Miami. This year’s theme honed in on how media companies are building and adapting their business models to address and overcome the current economic climate, and niche topics of discussion included addressing…

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33Across Celebrates its Second Annual Spirit Week

Summer has come to a close and we all know what that means – students across the country have returned to the classroom. Although we’re missing having our kids at home (or maybe a little relieved), the return to school means that Spirit Week season is upon us! The kids can’t have all the fun, so last year we decided to…

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How to Monetize Beyond Third-Party Cookies

Lexicon immediately makes your inventory addressable, but did you know that there are ways to take your cookieless monetization to the next level? Below you will find essential tips and tricks that we’ve…

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4 Tips for Publishers: How to Navigate Away From Third-Party Cookies

Today, the majority of programmatic revenue runs on third-party cookies, leaving almost half of a publisher’s inventory under-monetized. Looking ahead to Google’s plan to phase out third-party cookies in 2023, the problem will only get worse. With over 40 registered ID Modules in Prebid and 80-plus IDs in-market to choose from, publishers have…

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Partner Spotlight | Factinate

Factinate, a website dedicated to finding and sharing interesting facts about science, history, animals, film, people, and much more, is our newest Partner Spotlight! Since deploying 33Across’ Lexicon solution, they have seen a significant boost in cookieless revenue. In this Partner Spotlight edition, you’ll get to see…

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Inclusive Conversations | AAPI in Tech

May is Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month, which spans many regions and cultures. At 33Across, we are privileged to have many employees who are a part of the AAPI diaspora. This year, I sat down with a few of those employees for an Inclusive Conversation; a series we created this year to spotlight minority voices in the workplace. During the discussion, we spoke about…

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Partner Spotlight | DailyMail.com

We are excited to introduce our newest series, Partner Spotlight, where we highlight our wonderful partners and how we’ve helped them to armor up for the cookieless world. This edition of Partner Spotlight features DailyMail.com, one of the world’s largest English-speaking newspaper websites with more than 185m global unique browsers….

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Inclusive Conversations | Women in Tech

In honor of Women’s History Month, 33Across hosted three Inclusive Conversation panels around work-life balance, engineering, and leadership. During these discussions, a few common themes emerged from our strong, smart, and hard-working female team members…

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Inclusive Conversations | Black in Tech

Black History Month is a time to pay tribute to the contributions and struggles of African Americans. At 33Across we believe that Black excellence should be celebrated in February and all throughout the year. This February, we’ve created a space to share stories and honor Black history…

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What You Need to Know About Programmatic Cookieless Deals

Lexicon’s cookieless programmatic deals sound intriguing; especially when you think about giving your campaigns a competitive edge of reaching untouched audiences at half the price of your standard cookied deal. But you may be asking yourself – how exactly…

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Goodbye Cookie—Hello Token

The industry is reeling from the pending demise of the cookie. It’s been a central component to how the programmatic ecosystem functions – how it targets audiences, enables attribution, tracks…

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A 2021 Pep Talk for Publishers

Now that we ended the rollercoaster year of 2020, it’s time for publishers to brush the dirt off and take a hard look in the mirror and repeat: This is your year. It’s time to be in control. You’ve got your own first-party data which is worth its weight in gold, now you just need…

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Why 33Across is Giving Employees Election Day Off

Like everything in 2020, Election Day will look a lot different than prior years. Due to the obstacles from COVID-19 and the importance of voting, 33Across is giving its employees the day off to exercise their civic duty. We do hope that for…

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Embrace the Unpredictable for a Successful Holiday Season

2020 continues to be unpredictable as we head into the holiday season. We wanted to share a few key points with our supply partners to help prepare you for a less than normal Q4. Between the constant headlines of COVID-19, economic uncertainty, and the election, it’s almost impossible to…

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3 Ways to Deal ID Like A Boss

Programmatic buying has become advertising’s essential workhorse. There’s minimal contact, you have the potential to reach vast audiences, and it can be extremely efficient; however, that’s not to say that figuring out how to navigate it is a breeze….

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High Quality Display Made Social

We’re excited to announce that 33Across has partnered with Spaceback to offer Social Display Ads, coupling the engagement of social ad formats with the scale and effectiveness of our AttentionX programmatic exchange.

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How to Have a Holly Jolly Q4

It’s that magical time of year for digital advertising, and while you’re most likely putting your final touches on your marketing strategies, there’s one you should not gloss over. With a shorter holiday season, having the right programmatic strategy is more…

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Takeaways From Digiday Publishing Summit – Key Biscayne

This past week the 33Across team attended Digiday Publishing Summit in Key Biscayne to connect with publishers and learn more about the challenges they face on a day to day basis in today’s digital media ecosystem. As you can see from the conference’s “Challenge Board,” today’s publishers face no…

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Using Privacy by Design to Tackle GDPR

If there’s anything that grappling with GDPR compliance has taught us, it’s that untangling the web of which party collected, shared or monetized a specific user’s identifier can be challenging. And if it was tough for our industry’s collective think-tank of…

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A New Standard for Programmatic Transparency

As the programmatic supply chain grows more complex, buyers have become increasingly concerned about protecting themselves against fraudulent inventory and ensuring they’re taking the most efficient path to every impression. At 33Across, we’ve been working hard to provide buyers with as much transparency as possible…

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Attention Metrics are Shaping Ad Industry Dynamics in Japan

Two threads unite the global ad industry across different languages, currencies and cultural norms: Everyone is trying to capture consumer attention, and it’s getting harder (and more expensive) to do it. Yet there’s another global dynamic in the mix that we all have to consider in this…

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Digiday Programmatic Austin: The road to transparency

Last week, 33Across traveled to Austin to attend Digiday’s Programmatic Marketing Summit to hear from brands, agencies, and partners. Along with the warm weather, surplus of barbeque, and local beers, Austin did not disappoint with the discussions surrounding…

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Our New Adaptor Makes Header Bidding Even Better

Here’s how our new adaptor makes Header Bidding even better. According to industry estimates, header bidding penetration in the US has surpassed 70 percent among the top 1,000 properties. Publishers have seen the benefits of increased competition…

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Introducing a new kind of open exchange

We’re excited to announce the launch of AttentionX™, the first open exchange offering only viewable inventory and beyond, including high impact formats and attention-based ad products. Sadly, 50-70% of all inventory on exchanges today is…

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Video: The Evolving Programmatic Landscape

Amidst the hustle and bustle of meetings, panels, and receptions at Cannes Lions, we were fortunate to grab some time with a knowledgeable panel of experts for a candid conversation about the Evolving Programmatic Landscape. Moderated by Gavin Dunaway, Editorial Director of AdMonsters, our panel dove into topics such Moving Beyond Viewability and…

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Making the Most of the Small Screen

In 2017, mobile internet traffic accounted for over 52% of total global online traffic. The mobile world we live in results in the majority of users accessing the internet on smaller screens instead of traditional desktop screens. With initiatives like the Better Ads Coalition, we have to start…

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Digiday Publishing Summit Europe: What Publishers Can Expect In 2018

Monaco, known as the playground of the rich and famous, was the location of Digiday Publishing Summit Europe 2018.  Despite being a virtual ghost town in February, hundreds of Europe’s leading publishers gathered to discuss hot industry topics and the latest trends. Here are a few of my takeaways from attending the event…

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Ads.txt | Be Part of the Solution

Recently, the Interactive Advertising Bureau Tech Lab launched ads.txt to help increase transparency within the programmatic ecosystem. Ads.txt gives publishers better control over their inventory and in return protects buyers against unauthorized sellers…

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3 tips for Publishers to Monetize and Beat the Q1 Blues

Winter has officially arrived. The days are shorter and temperatures are low, but that doesn’t mean your fill rate has to be. Coming off of a profitable holiday season, we know that Q1 can be a challenging time for publishers to monetize. Rest assured there is a way to get through the season. Here are a few tips…

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33Across Takes on CES

Last week the much anticipated Consumer Electronic Show took place in Las Vegas. Better known as CES, the four day conference provided participants the opportunity to get a first look at what to expect from the tech world in 2017. Team 33Across was in attendance, below are a few of our takeaways…

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My 5 Takeaways from DMEXCO

This year’s DMEXCO event in Cologne, Germany was particular interesting. There was a heatwave in September and a huge turnout from the global digital…

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33Across Now Supports HTTPS Sites

HTTP, or hypertext transfer protocol is the way a web server communicates information with browsers like Google Chrome and Safari. HTTP allows visitors to view a site and send information back to the web server…

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How Publishers Win With 33Across

Finding innovative ways to monetize your site and increase traffic, can seem overwhelming. With new monetization trends emerging, finding trustworthy partners that understand your site and are easy to install can be challenging…

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