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Global Intelligence for the Digital Transition

The Evolution of Online Display Advertising

An IAB UK video to explain the evolution of display trading in 2012. The display ecosystem has developed from direct buying and selling into an increasingly complex environment with data now powering real time bidding and selling.

Digital Briefing Live: Malaysiakini’s Chia Ting Ting on building a premium ad business

Digital news organisations are finding it much easier to attract an audience than they are to make money from that audience. To find out how to monetise digital audiences, in this edition of Digital Briefing Live, we speak to Chia Ting…

Online Advertising Explained: DMPs, SSPs, DSPs and RTB

Ad exchanges are using an increasing amount of data to deliver better targeted ads to users and better performing ads to advertisers. News organisations need to understand how digital advertising is all about data, data, data. We cut…

Presentation: Digital advertising and sales for Russia and Ukraine

In a series of presentations, we look at the digital advertising market in Russia and the Ukraine and look at the best way to organise a sales team, as well as use ad networks, classifieds and social media to grow revenue.

Malaysiakini doubles revenue with premium ad strategies

In the past year, independent news website Malaysiakini has been able to double its revenue, from an already healthy base, through a relentless pursuit of premium advertising. Malaysiakini’s senior advertising manager, Chia Ting Ting,…

How to get started with Google AdSense

Ad networks can be an important element to building revenue for your site. In many markets, Google AdSense is the dominant ad network. This step-by-step guide shows you how to setup an AdSense account and put your first ad on your website.

What you can learn from Microsoft’s advertising failure

Tech giant Microsoft has been forced to write off billions from an online display ad business it bought in 2007. The digital display ad market has changed dramatically in the last five years, and you can learn a lot from Microsoft’s…

Online Advertising: What hasn’t changed

After spending 8 years out of the business, digital entrepreneur Rags Gupta highlights some of the things that haven’t changed now that he’s back with a new media publishing start-up. Things like the resilience of banner ads, the…

Clean design gives ads more impact

With online ad rates so low, the temptation for news publishers is to load pages with all the ads they can. But research shows that cluttered pages lessen the impact of ads. Clean pages enhance ad and site perception, increase dwell time…

Ad networks blamed for driving down digital returns

Declining digital ad returns for newspapers in the US hold lessons for news organisations making the move to digital in all countries. One key lesson is not to rely on ad exchanges to sell your digital advertising. Ad exchanges are blamed…