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From Traditional to Innovative: What Comes Next? An Outlook of 2018

As we start a fresh year, we continue to build onto 2017’s happenings in the digital advertising industry. We recently reflected on 2017’s trends and buzzworthy topics.

Many trends have helped transform both advertisers’ and publishers’ tactics of target reach to earn more revenue. This is due to the rising demographic of mobile device users. Increased ad spending as well as data insights and personalization were also a few among these transforming trends.

The change of majority device usage from “traditional” desktop to mobile has left publishers and advertisers to consider two ways of reaching their target users: through creative and native ad formats. That said, we would like to share some projections of what 2018 will bring to the digital advertising industry.

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Native Programmatic: What Does It Mean for Publishers?

Today, we are back in discussing the hot topic of programmatic advertising. We recently had a look at how this automated buying method yields a great advantage to advertisers who bid on coveted ad slots on various publisher sites. We mentioned that the rapid growth of mobile device use is one of the main reasons why advertisers should go native with programmatic; through this method, advertisers have a more refined target reach. Since we are familiar with the advertisers’ perspective on going native programmatic, what does it mean for the publishers, who are opposite the process?

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A Transformative 2017: Digital Trends and Happenings

2017 has been an incredibly transformative year for the digital advertising industry. Global advertisers and publishers had the opportunity of experiencing shifts impacting the industry, such as increased ad spending budgets to the rise of mobile users. Groundbreaking trends and topics that stuck around soon became household names such as going programmatic and transparency .

This past year has also been full of change for us at plista. We launched our new SSP integration as well as announced our new global managing director, Michel Gagnon.

Let’s have a look at an overview of 2017 and reflect on the memorable moments that have occurred this last year.

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Native Programmatic Advertising for the Proactive Advertiser

Programmatic advertising has been a hot topic in the digital marketing industry for the past few years. It has been rapidly growing, principally within the U.S. Now expanding globally, going programmatic has tapped into various pools of advertisers and publishers. The global device usage has changed, particularly with mobile displays taking over the desktop. Today, we will have a look on why implementing native programmatic advertising  is useful from an advertiser’s perspective.

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5 Key Takeaways from dmexco 2017

Dmexco 2017 is over! After two full days of discussion, trends and insights into the digital marketing environment, we saw many different topics emerging within the industry: digital disruption through voice control, transparency as a challenge for all parties, artificial intelligence as chance, using one’s own data sets and the still standing programmatic advertising as a long-term discussed topic.

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Unit Testing in Q&A. PHPUnit and Mocking

The article continues the series of questions and answers about the problems of unit testing in PHP applications. In this part we’ll consider PHPUnit and mocking, such as disadvantages of the classical mocking framework and feature of its native alternative Prophecy, highlight common fallacies of how the test doubles should be used to make the object oriented design better.

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Unit Testing in Q&A. OOP

This series of articles is an experimental attempt to explain problems of unit tests in PHP applications, turning the theory upside down. From my practice I know it well that even skilled developers often have difficulties with rearranging their OOP knowledge onto new test driven approach. I will try to share my experience with the subject in form of original questions and answers, that elucidate very important and not always obvious aspects of unit testing and clean code practices.

In the first part we’ll consider the common misunderstandings of the OOP and unit testing principles, that may lead to wrong perception of test driven design practices.

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