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  • 3Pillar Global

    3Pillar Global builds innovative, revenue-generating software products, enabling businesses to quickly turn ideas into value. 3Pillar balances business-minded thinking with engineering expertise in disruptive technologies, such as mobile, cloud and big data, to develop products that meet real business needs. To date, 3Pillar’s products have driven over $1 billion in revenue for industry leaders like CARFAX, PBS, Equinox, and numerous others. Over the course of a decade spent helping clients build industry-leading solutions, 3Pillar clients have been acquired for more than $7 billion combined. For more information on the company, please visit http://www.3PillarGlobal.com. For job opportunities, please visit http://careers.3PillarGlobal.com.

  • Alliance for Audited Media

    The Alliance for Audited Media is a nonprofit industry body founded by the ANA to ensure media transparency and trust. AAM provides essential cross-media verification and information services for North America’s leading media companies, advertisers and ad agencies. AAM-audited information was accessed or viewed more than five million times in the past year via its online database, distribution partnerships and direct data feeds to leading agencies and advertisers. In 2014 AAM merged with ImServices Group, one of the world’s most experienced providers of technology certification audits to industry standards established by the IAB, MRC and MMA.  For more information, please visit www.auditedmedia.com.

  • AppNexus

    AppNexus is an internet technology company that enables and optimizes the real-time sale and purchase of digital advertising. Our powerful, real-time decisioning platform supports core products that enable publishers to maximize yield; and marketers and agencies to harness data and machine learning to deliver intelligent and customized campaigns.  For more information please visit www.appnexus.com.

  • Chartbeat

    Chartbeat, the content intelligence platform for publishers, empowers media companies to build loyal audiences with real-time and historical editorial analytics across desktop, social, and mobile platforms. Chartbeat helps digital publishing organizations understand what, within their content, is keeping people engaged. Partnering with over 60,000 media brands across 60+ countries, Chartbeat’s real-time and historical dashboards, in-depth headline testing and in-page optimization tools, robust reporting, and more help the world’s leading media organizations understand, measure, and build business value from the attention earned by their written and video content.  For more information visit https://chartbeat.com.

  • comScore

    comScore, is a global leader in measuring the digital world and the preferred source of digital marketing intelligence. Through a powerful combination of behavioral and survey insights, comScore enables clients to better understand, leverage and profit from the rapidly evolving worldwide web and mobile arena. Advertising agencies, publishers, marketers and financial analysts turn to comScore for the industry-leading solutions needed to craft successful digital, marketing, sales, product development and trading strategies. For more information, please visit http://www.comscore.com/

  • Confiant

    Confiant is a cybersecurity company that makes digital media safe for everyone. We protect content providers from malicious advertising and put the control back in the hands of publishers to ensure the ads delivered to a website are safe and secure. Our sole focus is on helping publishers and Supply-side platforms (SSP) rid the world of malware.

  • Cxense

    Cxense is an AI-powered Data Management and Intelligent Personalization platform that helps 200 leading publishers and marketers around the globe build personal, profitable relationships with their customers. Our technology organizes first party data into powerful custom segments and 1:1 user profiles before applying machine learning to understand and predict customer behavior and intent. As a result, our clients are able to deliver unique and relevant content and offers to customers in real time, driving more subscriptions, sales, and higher customer lifetime value. Our solutions process interactions from about 7,000 websites on 2 billion devices each quarter. Cxense is listed on the Oslo Stock Exchange and has offices in Norway, the US, Japan, Russia, Germany, and Argentina. Visit cxense.com to learn more.

  • Extreme Reach

    Extreme Reach has revolutionized the way marketers and their agencies control the deployment of creative assets and how the media sources those ads to execute campaigns across the complex media landscape. The company’s creative asset management platform, AdBridge™, is built upon a decade of innovation—seamlessly integrating video ad serving, linear TV distribution, OTT/CTV delivery and Talent & Rights management.  With over 13 million ad creative assets in its care, every path to any screen is built right inside with over 750 team members ensuring customer success. ER connects the buy and sell sides of the advertising ecosystem for the new way creative gets everywhere.  For more information visit https://extremereach.com/.

  • Ezoic

    Ezoic is an award-winning end-to-end platform for digital publishers and website owners. Ezoic is a Google Certified Publishing Partner. We help our platform users leverage sophisticated tools and emerging technologies to help make smarter decisions about their digital properties at scale. The Ezoic platform leverages artificial intelligence to learn from website visitors with the goal of providing more personalized experiences that will improve on page experiences (session length) and drive up overall website revenue. Ezoic features everything from intelligent website analytics to advanced automated visitor segmentation tools that allow publishers to personalize visitor experiences and increase overall website revenue.

  • Freewheel

    FreeWheel: One of the industry’s most complete advertising management solutions. Purposely built for the new TV ecosystem, we enable our collective client base across all key industry segments to manage and monetize their premium video inventory in the brand safe ways they require. We provide technology to enable clients to unify and sell their inventory at scale;  we enable data to work for planning, targeting, and measurement across all owners and sources; and we provide safe marketplace solutions to enable controlled monetization across all demand channels. Our technology, service, guidance, and collaborative advocacy power the advertising businesses of the largest media and entertainment companies in the world.  For more information please visit http://freewheel.tv/.

  • GeoEdge

    GeoEdge: Provider of ad security and verification solutions for the online and mobile advertising ecosystem. The company ensures high ad quality and verifies that sites and apps offer a clean, safe, and engaging user experience. GeoEdge guards against non-compliance, malware (malvertising), inappropriate content, data leakage, operational, and performance issues. GeoEdge helps publishers, ad platforms, exchanges, and networks to protect their ad inventory.  For more information please visit https://www.geoedge.com/.

  • Index Exchange

    Index is a transparent and fully customizable exchange technology that enables sell side media firms to monetize ad inventories programmatically and in real time. An evolution of online media technology pioneer, Casale Media, Index equips enterprise sellers with custom architected solutions, fully transparent sell side management technology, and access to programmatic demand that is organized and certified by humans into a clear and robust taxonomy. For more information, please visit www.indexexchange.com/.

  • Instart

    Instart helps hundreds of leading enterprises around the world deliver a faster, safer and more profitable digital experience. Our Digital Experience Cloud helps our customers improve the performance, consumer experience and security of their cloud, web and mobile applications – driving higher revenue and better customer satisfaction.  For more information please visit www.instartlogic.com.

  • Integral Ad Science

    Integral Ad Science helps drive digital results for global brands across the advertising ecosystem. Our ad intelligence allows advertisers and publishers to protect their investments, maximize their impressions, capture consumer attention and drive global business impact. Founded in 2009, IAS is headquartered in New York with global operations in 13 countries. Our growth and innovation have been recognized in the Inc. 5000, Crain’s Fast 50, Forbes America’s Most Promising Companies, and I-COM’s Smart Data Marketing Technology Company. Learn more at


    IPONWEB is a world leader in delivering 1st-party media trading systems to publishers, advertisers, and innovative companies helping to power the digital advertising ecosystem. As a pioneer in programmatic, RTB, and machine learning, IPONWEB has spent the last 12 years engineering highly-customized, real-time trading platforms for more than 100 companies globally across all media channels, including digital, video, mobile, TV, and DOOH. IPONWEB’s suite of purpose-built tools enable publishers to take back control of their inventory and monetization strategies to achieve greater technology independence and extract maximum value for every impression they sell. IPONWEB is also proud to have been selected by DCN to provide the technology powering the TrustX advertising exchange. For more information please visit www.iponweb.com.

  • Kantar

    Kantar supports the media companies and digital content generators that power the human story. We understand your unique ability to connect with audiences and develop engaging advertising opportunities, highlighted by trustworthy independent research.. As the world’s leading data, insights and consulting company, Kantar combines our expertise in deep human understanding with advanced technologies to help premium content developers like you succeed and grow. Agencies and Brands also rely on Kantar insights to make decisions about their media partnerships and strategy.

  • Lineup Systems

    Lineup Systems is the leading provider of media sales technology and our cloud-based system, Adpoint, is the industry’s #1 media sales solution. Our customers include top media groups and DCN members such as Gannett, The New York Times, Bonnier Corp, Metro Media, Torstar, Metroland, Block Communications, and many more. Read how these and other media groups are revolutionizing their advertising sales at Lineup.com.

  • Lotame

    Lotame is the world’s leading unstacked data solutions company, helping publishers, marketers and agencies find new customers, increase engagement, and grow revenue through audience data. Our real-time data management technologies, global data exchanges, and award-winning customer service make us the unrivaled, unstacked choice for clients that want a flexible, scalable and cost-effective antidote to walled gardens from the large martech stack companies. As the pioneer data management platform thirteen years ago, Lotame has continuously innovated to become the trusted data solutions company for global enterprises. Lotame is headquartered in New York City and Columbia MD, with offices around the world, including London, Singapore, Mumbai and Sydney. Learn more at www.lotame.com.

  • Marfeel

    Marfeel is a platform that helps publishers create, optimize and monetize their mobile websites. Marfeel’s technology analyzes a publishers’ unique audience—user habits, behavior and usage patterns–to dynamically enhance their mobile site layout. With the development of the latest mobile technologies like PWAs and AMP, publishers are able to maximize readership, engagement, performance, and ad revenue. Marfeel provides partners with a cutting edge monetization suite. This sophisticated ad stack includes server-side Header Bidding and automatic floor price adjustment. Along with strong partnerships and buying power with the industry’s leading demand providers, publisher’s can fully maximize the value of their ad inventory.

  • Mather Economics

    Mather Economics is a global business consultancy headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia. We work with our clients to implement analytics-driven strategies that increase subscriber revenue yield, operating margins, reader engagement and reduce subscriber churn.

    To support digital audience analytics, we have developed Listener™, a digital data capture and analytics platform. Listener enables the capture of high-quality user-level data that our team of data scientists and consultants turn into actionable items and real results. Listener also supports the implementation of analytics within your existing tech stack, such as Intelligent paywalls, targeted newsletters, content recommendations, and retention campaigns.

  • Media Trust

    The Media Trust makes the internet a better place for everyone—from agencies and ad/martech partners to publishers and consumers.  Working with the world’s largest, most heavily-trafficked digital properties and their partners, The Media Trust provides transparency into the complex relationships that enable the digital experience. Our platform continuously monitors websites and ad tags from the consumer’s point of view to identify violations of company-specific security, data, and creative quality policies. This real-time detection, notification and resolution of malware, data leakage, performance and campaign execution issues helps mitigate revenue loss, exposure to regulatory penalties, and long-term brand damage.  Since 2005, hundreds of digital businesses have relied on The Media Trust to protect their strategic digital revenue channel. Why not yours? For more information, please visit https://mediatrust.com/.

  • MediaRadar

    MediaRadar revolutionizes ad sales by enabling sales executives spend their time pitching and closing deals, instead of researching and preparing. MediaRadar helps sellers determine the best prospects to pursue, which offerings to pitch, and how to position themselves most effectively against their competitors. MediaRadar is built on the most comprehensive and up-to-date database of multimedia advertising information available.  For more information, please visit  www.mediaradar.com.

  • Nativo

    Nativo empowers brands and publishers with the world’s most advanced platform for content. For publishers, Nativo enriches monetization with the most comprehensive platform for next-generation ad formats and breakthrough technology for accelerated webpages. Nativo’s mission is to equip advertising for the age of content, improving the web experience and creating meaningful connections for today’s digital consumer. For more information, please visit www.nativo.com.


    Developed in partnership with Nasdaq, New York Interactive Advertising Exchange (NYIAX) combines financial trading and advertising technology in one platform to enable publishers and advertisers to buy, sell and re-trade premium advertising. As the first and only trusted, transparent future inventory marketplace, NYIAX allows both publishers and advertisers to increase ROI and reduce costs. For more information, please visit www.nyiax.com.

  • Operative Media, Inc.

    Since 2001, Operative Media, Inc. has developed software and services that help publishers, agencies, and networks simplify the business of advertising. Media companies rely on Operative to sell, traffic, and bill premium ad inventory, increasing revenue and decreasing overhead. Operative’s client base, which controls over 20 percent of the global ad market, features NBCUniversal, Wall Street Journal, Comcast, iHeartMedia, BuzzFeed, Schibsted Media, and many more.  For more information, please visit www.operative.com

  • Oracle Data Cloud

    Oracle Data Cloud helps marketers use data to capture consumer attention and drive results. Used by 199 of the 200 largest advertisers, our Audience, Context and Measurement solutions extend across the top media platforms and a global footprint of more than 100 countries. We give marketers the data and tools needed for every stage of the marketing journey, from audience planning to pre-bid brand safety, contextual relevance, viewability confirmation, fraud protection, and ROI measurement. Oracle Data Cloud combines the leading technologies and talent from Oracle’s acquisitions of AddThis, BlueKai, Crosswise, Datalogix, Grapeshot, and Moat.  For more information visit https://cloud.oracle.com/data-cloud.

  • Outbrain

    Outbrain is the world’s leading native advertising platform, guiding the digital discoveries of consumers around the globe. Genuinely connecting marketers, publishers, and the consumers in-between, Outbrain serves more than 275 billion recommendations, organically personalizing and enhancing the reader experience.  For more information please visit https://www.outbrain.com/.

  • Parse.ly

    Parse.ly partners with digital publishers to provide clear audience insights through an intuitive analytics platform. We believe that the modern equivalent of the Gutenberg Press in the web era is a keen understanding and application of data. Thousands of writers, editors, site managers, and technologists use Parse.ly’s dashboards, reports and API to understand their readers and websites better so that they can grow and engage a loyal audience.   For more information please visit www.parse.ly.

  • Piano

    Piano is the leading digital content monetization and audience intelligence platform for media companies and premium content producers.  The company’s award-winning, high-performance enterprise platform includes a subscription commerce engine (Piano VX), a customer experience toolkit (Piano Composer), a user management system (Piano ID), and an intelligent email personalization and content recommendations tool (Piano ESP) that serve as a comprehensive product suite for media businesses across digital platforms. Piano clients include NBC Universal, Business Insider, Bloomberg, Gatehouse, Hearst, Bonnier, Digiday, The Postmedia Network, Condé Nast, Grupo Abril, and over 1,300 other media outlets.  For more information visit https://piano.io.

  • Poet

    Po.et is a shared, open, universal ledger designed to record metadata and ownership information for digital creative assets. Po.et is a continuation of Proof of Existence, the first nonfinancial application of blockchain technology. By creating an open platform on the Bitcoin blockchain, Po.et aims to create the largest verifiable record of digital media assets. The Po.et Network will be the backbone of a framework for building smart, interoperable media applications using a shared, standard and extensible metadata format.  For more information, please visit https://po.et.

  • Pressboard

    Pressboard’s mission is to empower publishers to make better, more profitable content at scale. Our award-winning technology solutions include content management tools, a digital marketplace that connects publishers with advertisers, story amplification technology to help drive highly-engaged traffic to your content, in-depth analytics tracking active user engagement, and much more. Join the network of over 500 of the world’s top brands and publishers that are seeing results with Pressboard. For more information visit www.pressboardmedia.com.

  • Smart AdServer

    Smart is the leading independent ad monetization platform built for premium publishers to serve demanding buyers. Our fully transparent platform and shared-interest business approach enable premium publishers and brands to get their fair share of ad value at every opportunity, on their terms. Publishers can act with certainty and have the control of all the variables for the right blend of transaction models, channels and formats while activating the right audience data for value path optimization. Smart works directly with more than 1,000 publishers worldwide including Financial Times, TracFone, Altice Media Publicité and IMGUR to deliver display, video, native, and rich-media ads to over 50,000 sites and apps. Smart is ranked on the Deloitte Technology Fast 500 EMEA and in the Financial Times’ FT 1000: Europe’s Fastest Growing Companies. Smart operates 12 offices worldwide and leads the charge in building a transparent ecosystem based on quality. Smart is a “GDPR ready” company as certified by independent data protection specialist, ePrivacy GmbH.

  • Sovrn

    Sovrn believes content creators and publishers are the soul of the Internet. Their content is what makes the Internet great. That’s why we give content creators tools to make money; access to distribution and scale to grow their audience; and a massive data commons for extraordinary insights. At Sovrn we don’t just plug into the online advertising ecosystem. We own & operate the complete ad technology stack with direct connections to every major buyer in the world. Sovrn is headquartered in Boulder, Colo. with offices in Denver, New York and London. For more information, please visit sovrn.com or follow on Twitter @SovrnHoldings.

  • Spotible

    Spotible provides a high-impact video ad monetization platform for media companies to instantly create and distribute new revenue streams across OTT, smartphone and web.  With click-and-point ease, we break through today’s video ad boundaries and boost your RPM across any type of content and channel.  Uniquely, Spotible combines the ability to create impactful video ad experiences, native content integration and advanced contextual and sentiment driven AI targeting– with Better Ad Standards and GDPR compliance.  We’re your innovation partner to extend video ad revenue, on-demand, everywhere.  For more information, please visit www.spotible.com.

  • Taboola

    Taboola is the world’s leading content discovery platform, serving 360B recommendations to over 1B unique visitors each month on the web’s most innovative publisher sites, including NBC, USA Today, The Weather Channel, Tribune and Fox Sports.  For more information please visit www.taboola.com.

  • Teads

    Teads‘ advertising formats are designed with the viewer experience in mind, placing videos in the heart of online premium content. The inventors of outstream advertising, Teads has carved out new online video inventory, which brands can access through their agencies and agency trading desks.  Teads’ programmatic and managed services enable clients to deliver campaigns themselves, or have Teads execute on their behalf. With 25 offices humming worldwide, Teads offers a truly global solution, empowering video campaigns to reach relevant communities on local and global scales.  For more information please visit http://teads.tv.

  • true[X]

    true[X] is the leading engagement advertising platform that provides ad technology for quality content. Engagement advertising: opt-in, full-screen, 100% viewable, 100% bot-free experience. The platform was specifically designed to help publishers drive revenue and improve site experiences for users. true[X] provides quality advertising experience for consumers, monetization for premium publishers and return for brand advertisers. For more information, please visit www.truex.com.

  • Twitter

    Twitter is a communications platform that is the center of #WhatsHappening in the world.  For more information, please visit https://twitter.com/.

  • Viafoura

    Viafoura helps companies transform digital visitors into loyal brand followers by embedding an immersive social experience directly onto their domains. We are the only company that uses a mix of AI, user-to-user and human moderation across a variety of community engagement tools, offering you a trusted, digital environment that readers will feel comfortable in and, therefore, want to return to. Our community-building solution includes user registration and profile management, protected commenting, live chat, live blogging, ratings & reviews and data insights. At the end of the day, we are the single, most effective community-building solution for boosting engagement, subscriptions as well as revenue.

  • Vibrant Media

    Formed in 2000, Vibrant Media is the original native advertising platform. Vibrant connects consumers in real time with engaging content and brand experiences cross-platform. Delivered directly off of words, images & video within a premium native environment, Vibrant’s solutions are designed to be viewable, relevant and engaging. With over 6,600 premium publishers, reaching more than 300 million unique users per month, Vibrant delivers native advertising at scale. Vibrant works with top brand advertisers such as Microsoft, Unilever, Chrysler and AT&T.  Vibrant’s blog with insights on the digital marketing industry can be found here.  For more information, please visit our Facebook, Twitter, or www.vibrantmedia.com.