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Publishers deserve three core commitments from their ad management firm

Our mission is simple: we are building a creator-first future.  This means helping the highest-quality creators make a living doing what they love — not just today, but for the long term We’re committed to serving you in three important...

By Michael Sanchez

Our mission is simple: we are building a creator-first future.

 This means helping the highest-quality creators make a living doing what they love — not just today, but for the long term

We’re committed to serving you in three important ways:

  1. Delivering the highest RPMs and the best service
  2. Helping you survive and thrive in a continuously changing industry
  3. Making sure our business can withstand financial shocks and continue investing and paying you long into the future

1. Delivering the highest RPMs and the best service 

You need to know that, at the end of the day, you are taking home the most money for the hard work you pour into your site.

To deliver on this, we invest heavily each year:

  • In a world class team committed to your success,, from performance analysts to developers to data scientists to ad sales and account managers
  • In our advanced optimization technology: building the fastest and best ad code to bring our publishers the most revenue
  • In building the deepest relationships and innovative partnerships in the industry
  • In delivering white glove service and industry guidance
  • In data that allows us to bring you unique insights to optimize your earnings and grow your traffic

2. Helping you survive and thrive in a constantly changing industry

You need to know that your ad management company is ready for the future — whatever it looks like.

While COVID-19 and its associated economic impact has rocked the ad industry, we don’t see it as the biggest long-term threat to publishers’ livelihoods.

We believe that the fundamental challenge for independent publishers is figuring out how to survive and thrive in a world where the overwhelming share of advertising dollars is spent on the biggest platforms — even though YOU are the ones creating the highest-quality content and bringing unbelievable value to the internet.

This became even more urgent when earlier this year, Google announced that third-party cookies would be eliminated within two years — intensifying the struggle to connect content creators with the ad dollars they deserve.

Over the last several years, we’ve been developing strategies and building industry relationships to protect independent publishers when third-party cookies go away.

In 2020, we’re even increasing investments to support you through COVID-19, in a post-COVID-19 world, and during future industry changes as well. 

3. Making sure our business can withstand financial shocks and continue investing and paying you long into the future 

You need to know you can rely on your ad payments and that your ad management company is financially sound.

We made the decision early on to invest strategically and responsibly so we can support publishers through times exactly like these. We’ve built financial stability to withstand massive shocks like the Coronavirus and the resulting economic crisis.

And we have the full support of a world-class private equity firm that shares our mission in helping the highest-quality publishers succeed.

” ZMC is proud to support CafeMedia and all of its world class publishers. ZMC will continue to stand behind CafeMedia, ensuring that all long-term investments are in place to help independent publishers not only through COVID-19, but also through major industry changes to come. We look forward to serving and meeting any needs they may have as they continue to serve the highest-quality publishers.”

— Andrew Vogel, Co-Chief Investment Officer & Managing Partner, ZMC

2020 is placing unprecedented strain on the ad tech industry. Across the industry, ad management companies are digging into risk analyses. The unfortunate truth is that many aren’t financially stable enough to withstand the loss of revenue the industry has seen so far, let alone future losses. 

The financial risk is huge, and most companies are understandably working hard to shield themselves. We want to shield publishers.

If any company involved in the ad technology pipeline is not able to pay, publishers traditionally get stuck with the consequences.

We have always covered these losses for CafeMedia publishers, and we will continue to do so — officially.

The CafeMedia Payment Guarantee gives publishers security, even in an economic downturn. No clawbacks – ever.

2020 brought the most difficult advertising environment the world has seen since the advent of the internet. 


But our solid financial partnerships and foundation as a company give us the confidence that we can continue to deliver the highest RPMs in the industry for CafeMedia publishers in the middle of this economic crisis — and tackle the next long-term crisis.

We believe you deserve nothing less!

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