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Adap.tv
Adform
Adify
Admeta
AdScale
ADTECH
Advertising.com
AlmondNet
Amazon Associates
Back Beat Media
BidSwitch
CDK Digital Marketing
Conversant
ConvertMedia
DoubleClick
Dstillery
Facebook Connect
Google Ads Measurement
Google Adsense
Google Adsense Asynchronous
Google Analytics
Google Publisher Tags
Google Safeframe
Improve Digital
Integral Ad Science
Moat
Pixalate
PulsePoint
Quantcast
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Sekindo
SiteScout
Sizmek
TradeDesk
Tribal Fusion
Turn Inc.

For a site whose editorial stance appears to be pro-privacy and generally down on advertising… damn.

Comments

  • Reply 1 of 2
    Mike WuertheleMike Wuerthele Posts: 3,123administrator
    Editorial and production have a wall that we do not breach. I will point them here.
  • Reply 2 of 2
    jSnivelyjSnively Posts: 324administrator
    What up. It's ya boi production here.

    Seriously though, what Mike said is true; our editorial team is completely separated from any financial decisions made regarding the site. As far as your list is concerned, unfortunately that's just the nature of the beast in 2018, we're no worse than 90% of other publications out there. The whole ad-driven website market is a mess that only seems to be getting worse as time goes on. Google and Facebook are really destroying the ad economy for small independent publishers like us.

    While the editors are generally pro-privacy, Apple is pro-privacy, and personally I am also pro-privacy, there are realities involved with running a site of this size with a staff this size. When we want to add someone to the staff, do a site redesign, add features to our price guides, or update the iOS apps, we have to budget carefully. The concession we make (until this whole dang thing comes crashing down) is to just dance with the devil. Yes I wish things were better, and I am sorry they are not. We will make adjustments here and there as we can and where needed, but I don't think there will be a day when the ads disappear.

    C'est la vive.
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