Ad Operations is the dark horse of advertising technology. Various AdOps roles might not seem all that glamorous until you realize what they do. If you want a movie metaphor, then we’ll have to go with The Expendables 2… mostly because the team in Part II includes Chuck Norris.

There you have it. A specialist team. And they are tasked with the most important of all objectives. Each person on the team plays a part in maximizing, growing, and optimizing ad revenues. Like the Expendables, it often takes a team with a range of specialties and tools to do the job.

We’re going to zero in on some of the most powerful AdOps tools. If you can’t find stuff you want to add to your toolkit here, maybe you’re just not cut out for AdOps?

Here’s our list of top AdOps tools

Figure out how to use all of these and you’ll likely be cast in Stallone’s upcoming Expendables 4. Or perhaps he’ll just let you run his digital ad campaign. Probably just the ad campaign, but don’t stop dreaming big. You’re an AdOps pro, after all. That’s kinda like a super power if you’re really good at it.

  1. ShowMyCode.com
  2. Us
  3. Miro Video Converter
  4. URL Encoder/DecorderU
  5. Map of Nielsen Media Markets
  6. Apigee API Console
  7. VideoHub’s VAST/VPAID Tag Validator
  8. Doubleclick Impression Generator
  9. Doubleclick Macro Generator
  10. MediaMind Retargeting Test Page
  11. Fiddler
  12. Google VAST Inspector
  13. Text Compare!Tool
  14. Multiple Survey URL Creator
  15. AdTag Preview
  16. HTTP Header Infos
  17. Your Browser
  18. ClickTag / Malware Checker
  19. HTML Code Cleaner
  20. Compete.com
  21. AdClarity.com
  22. GeoEdge Live Ad Verification
  23. CostPer Mille Calculator
  24. Click Through Rate Calculator
  25. Cost to Client Calculator
  26. Effective Cost per Click Calculator
  27. Effective Cost per Mille Calculator
  28. HttpWatch
  29. FireFox “FireCookie” AddOn
  30. RichFLV Flash Editor

AdOps is Complex, But These Tools Are Powerful

If you are working in AdOps, you’ll fall generally into one of three categories (with a whole bunch of overlap): technical tools, data collection/analysis, and execution (i.e. making use of it all). The first being the most complex of a role in the ad operations space.

Our 26+ tools focus primarily on the first two categories. We’ve given you great technologies and tools or services to get some powerful data. Get familiar with this list. While it might not be something you can ramp up on in just a few weeks, it is something that you can refer to as you progress with your AdOps strategies.



Source by Eyal A Katz