An Introduction to Ads

Fine, we admit it: Talking about ads can be boring. 

The functioning and monetization of our modern system of digital advertising is complex and explaining it can cause the eyes to glaze over of even the most interested people.

Sure, there are some among us who like nothing more than to spend a few hours talking about how cookies impact ad revenue and the history of digital advertising, like our Senior Vice President of Sales and Revenue Phil Bohn and our Director of Ad Operations Brad Hagmann, respectively. (And we’re glad they do, because their expertise makes it rain for the rest of us!)

But these two are the exception and not the rule. For the vast majority of us, digital advertising is a mysterious process and ad speak a foreign language.  

How do ads work? We've rounded up our essential videos and blog posts explaining how ads work. Check them out and impress your friends at parties with your newfound understanding of the intricacies of digital advertising!

Luckily, here at Mediavine, we have team members like Phil and Brad and our CEO Eric Hochberger. Eric has devoted several episodes of his Go For Teal video series to teaching us how digital advertising works and earns money for publishers

With each video being only a few minutes long, key concepts like header bidding and all those pesky acronyms (SSP, RPM) are broken down into easily digestible chunks. 

We’ve rounded up some of his essential videos for you here. Check them out and impress your friends at parties with your newfound understanding of the intricacies of digital advertising!

How Ads Work

Quickly and painlessly learn how your ads make you money with Mediavine CEO Eric Hochberger.

Eric will be back with new Go For Teal videos soon! Make sure to subscribe to the Mediavine YouTube channel so you don’t miss an episode.