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At the Digiday Hot Topic UK: Data-Driven Publishing event last November in London, we sat down with over 20 publisher executives from major media companies across the country to understand their knowledge of emerging technologies in the advertising world. Check out our earlier research on whether Facebook’s algorithm change will help or hurt publishers here. Learn more about our upcoming events here.

Top findings:

  • Only 22 percent of respondents think they have a perfect understanding of how first- and second-price auctions work.
  • Only 6 percent think the publishing industry has at least a “solid” understanding of first- and second-price auctions.
  • Sixty-seven percent think they have a better personal understanding than their industry does of first- and second-price auctions.

Publishers such as LittleThings, Prisa and MailOnline have adopted header bidding or server-side bidding in search of higher ad revenue. According to a report from ServerBid, 73 percent of the top 1,000 Alexa sites that sell ads programmatically conduct header bidding. But even as header bidding becomes ubiquitous among major publishers, few publishing executives understand it.

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