Small Publishers Still See Benefits of Oft-Maligned Digital Ad Networks

So, digital advertising networks are back in the news, to borrow a common joke template used by late-night comedians.In March, Distractify, one of hundreds of publishers who belong to the Vice Digital Network, was singled out in a Variety story for contributing to a drop in traffic for Vice Media in February. Distractify, as part of the network, has assigned its traffic to Vice Media. Vice, in turn, includes Distractify's inventory when selling ads. And, so, because Distractify had a down February, Vice Media did as well, and the nature of these advertising networks came back under scrutiny.Publishers like Refinery29 and SheKnows Media have long had similar arrangements with smaller publishers. While industry observers have largely focused on how these traffic "rollups" impact the traffic tallies for blue-chip media companies like Vice, less attention has been paid to the benefits for the smaller publishers that sign up for these networks. Continue reading at AdAge.com Continue reading at 'Advertising Age'

[ Advertising Age | 2016-04-08 00:00:00 UTC ]
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