This week I chat with Ken Brook, CEO and cofounder of Metax & Will Rand about blockchain in the digital ads. I am, admittedly, a total n00b when it comes to the blockchain so Ken & Will walk me through how it works and how it could be useful in ad
This week I chat with Jason Burke the VP of Strategy at clypd. Unlike every other guest Jason doesn't work in digital ads. Instead he works in (gasp!) Linear TV. Specifically in what some call "Programmatic TV" but don't let Jason hear you call it that.
This week I chat with Michael Richardson (not that one), a product line manager at AppNexus. Michael works on the header bidding side at AN and we go in-depth on all things header. What the future looks like, what's up with prebid server, or video...
This week I chat with Erik Requidan and Stephanie Snow from Intermarkets (Drudge Report). Intermarkets is one of the few large publishers to not use DFP as their adserver. So we talk about that, Erik's adops happy hour group, and (of course) aliens.
This week I chat with Dan Layfield, the original Adops Podcast host and former cofounder of Adpipes. We talk about a lot but you won't want to miss our take on the Pornhub blog, our VR nerd out, and one thing every entry-level adops pro needs to know.
This week I chat with Jonathan Mendez, founder and CEO of Yieldbot. We dig into the difference in what currency buyers are buying on and what publishers are being paid on. I also have another family member interrupt my intro and outro (hint: listen close)
This week I chat with Chris Kane, the founder of Jounce Media. We get a bit nerdy this week and dig in on the "header bidding shit layer cake", how the buy side steals publisher data (for free), and why buyers shouldn't try to be the next netflix.
This week I chat with Jay Glogovsky, director of rev ops at Vice. We talk about the importance of publishers owning their own data stack, how Vice can be the WaPo of data, and what's the hipster drink of choice at Vice.
This week I chat with Paul Gubbins, an adtech consultant in the UK. We dig into the differences between the European and US adtech markets, what a cookie-less world means for adtech, and Paul brings a small child to tears.
This week I chat with Todd Garland the CEO of Buysellads. Todd goes anti-adtech and I try to figure out where it all went wrong. We discuss audience targeting, Facebook, and the IAB. And I'm not gonna lie Todd's drink of choice is... well it's weird.
This week I talk to Andrew Casale (Index Exchange) and Matthew Scott Goldstein, aka MSG. We talk about a lot of macro industry trends. From SSP/DSP consolidation, to the worst kept secret in ad tech M&A, to the future of the PMP.
This week I do a dumb thing. I also talk to Ari Paparo, CEO of Beeswax. We discuss the 'drilling on my land for oil' problem, the tragedy of the commons problem, and what game theory says about infinite repeated games. And that's just the first 5 minutes.
I talk to Jarrod Dicker the Head of Commercial Product & Technology for The Washington Post. We dig into how publishers (even stodgy legacy ones) can innovate, what he thinks about programmatic native, and who's yearly letter no one in adtech should miss.
I talk to Rob Beeler the chairman of AdMonsters and Founder of Beeler.Tech about managing your team and how to keep new hires motivated.
I also speak with Ben Kneen (@adopsinsider) about auction dynamics, adblocking, and other nerdy adtech topics.