July 11: Summer time and the adopsin' ain't easy

Jul 11, 2022

Quick aside: dive into the complicated history of Porgy and Bess and the song "Summertime". I knew it as a jazz staple and a lyric from a Sublime song, but there's a lot more to it than that. It is an interesting dive into our country's complicated history with race. 

Few things are harder than trying to reconcile 3rd-party discrepancy reports while it's sunny outside. It's especially difficult while working from home (quick aside – we can't WAIT to share the salary survey results with you and our findings about working from home).

The only way out of this conundrum quite honestly is to make time to get outside and ponder your next moves. We all worry about being made redundant, but the only way to overcome that possibility is to become more valuable for your strategic capabilities and less for your ability to push buttons really quickly. Take that leap: Take what is on your plate and see what can be automated, outsourced, or delegated. Start working on what you'd be able to bring to the table if you were freed from those tasks. Present to your manager a plan to make you a key part of their future. Don't wait for your company to find that you're a diamond in the rough. Shine, baby, shine!

Need help? A mentor could certainly help (see below). It's also a great conversation to have with the rest of the community. How can we help you level up?


Mentorship Matters


The Beeler.Tech Mentorship program is a great way to support the adops community. You can join as a mentor, a mentee, or do both– just submit an application and we’ll do the rest. 

  • There’s no reason not to participate– everyone has something to contribute
  • The structure of the program is fluid so you and your match can shape it to fit your needs
  • This is a great way to build a meaningful relationship with a colleague and advance our profession 

The deadline to apply is July 31. What are you waiting for?

Know someone who should sign up? Forward them the application


Poll Time: What is a Waste of Time?


This will take two minutes, though I'm sure once some of you get rolling, you won't be able to stop. What, in your current position is a complete waste of time? Interpret that question as you will, and we'll see what we get.

Three questions - no PII-sharing required.


What caught our eye this week


Chats in our Slack

  • CPM rates by contextual taxonomy
  • Does selling programmatic direct require a sales person?
  • Google Play Data Safety form - is this a big deal?

Job listings

Is it safe to say we are the biggest Ad Ops/Ad Tech Job Board in the Universe?

Have a job to post? It's free! Submit it here!

Is the job not quite public? We'll include it on our Whispers page. Here's a whisper for you:

Two junior Product Manager roles with an amazing SaaS company in our space/industry.  These are $100K type base roles but it’s a training ground and path to a very successful career in product management. Reply if you know someone.

We also know someone looking for a junior sales person. Connect us!
Manager, Programmatic Operations - G/O Media - New York, NY
Manager, Programmatic Operations - G/O Media - New York, NY
Account Manager, DV+ Revenue Management - Magnite - New York, NY

Digital Advertising Trafficker - Bloomberg - New York, NY
Advertising Trafficker (Contract) - Bloomberg - New York, NY
Manager, Digital Advertising Operations - The Washington Post - Washington, DC/ New York, NY
Digital Ad Trafficking Coordinator - West Coast - The Washington Post - CA-TWP Remote Office
Ad Operations Manager - Slickdeals - US-Remote
Business Development Associate (Deal Submission Forum) - Slickdeals - United States/Remote 
Account Director - GeoEdge - NY

Job seekers

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Job Seeker #85
Director level Publisher / Programmatic professional with 10+ years experience in actively growing and optimizing advertising revenue by working with: DSPs, SSPs, Advertisers, Data & Identity partners. Achieved by executing new partner integrations, yield optimization, formulating strategic partnerships, and by introducing new sales strategies & ad products.  Executed by cross functionally working with C-Level/SVPs, legal, sales, finance, product, and engineering. Open to US /  Remote opportunities at the Director level.



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