Blood, Sweat & CPMs Podcast: Episode 11

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Episode 11

Lara Phippen (TripleLift) on Native Advertising | Thoughts on Owning Ad Agencies and Ad Block Options.

In this episode, Jeff and Andy discuss ad block options, owning your own ad agency, and why everyone is quitting. Later in the episode, Jeff and Andy speak with TripleLift’s VP of Publisher Client Services, Lara Phippen about all things native advertising and her transition to her current role during COVID.

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About Our Guests

Lara is a thought leader in digital media focused on development with humanity. Her experience comes from a 16-year career in the online industry that began with buying media at a start-up tech firm, After AOL purchased, she moved into the early stages of programmatic and built a team to operate all aspects of their RTB integrations.  She continued with programmatic through the inception of OATH, post Verizon purchase, where she formed a development team focused on optimizing the O&O Supply within Verizon Media’s internal SSP’s.  In 2020, she was able to get back to her start-up roots, bringing her experience to TripleLift running their client services organization with a focus on consultation and revenue growth. She is currently living in Maryland and is the proud mother of three children with her husband and their Covid puppy.

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