Bill Brazell

Bill Brazell has written 137 posts for The Makegood

Strategic Business Challenge: Simplaex CEO Jeffry Van Ede

Simplaex CEO Jeffry Van Ede tells WIT Strategy Partner Bill Brazell that one of his company’s biggest challenges is to optimize results in a fragmented ecosystem dominated by Facebook and Google. Van Ede also candidly discusses his newfound joy in raising his children, especially because he grew up without parents; he lost both at a… Continue reading »

Strategic Business Challenge: Mobile Posse’s Adrian Velthuis

Mobile Posse CRO Adrian Velthuis tells WIT Strategy Partner Bill Brazell that one of the biggest challenges his business has faced is fighting malvertising — the insertion of fraudulent ads into the ecosystem. After describing their successful efforts against this scourge, Velthuis, a lover of economics, offers a suggestion regarding the Federal Reserve.

People of Ad Tech: Robert Daniel

Executive Robert Daniel tells WIT Strategy Partner Bill Brazell that transparency (in the kinds of data being sold and the fees being charged) and verification (of billing accuracy) will both surge in the year ahead. Arguing that talk about the Google-Facebook duopoly is overdone, Daniels says there’s still a lot of room for growth for… Continue reading »

People of Ad Tech: Mediasmart CEO Noelia Amoedo

Mediasmart CEO and Cofounder Noelia Amoedo tells WIT Strategy Partner Bill Brazell that poor measurement practices have led some media buyers to conclude — wrongly — that mobile advertising doesn’t work. Mediasmart trusts Smart and others to ensure a quality ecosystem. Music: “Morning Rays” by Jim Duffy. Used with permission.

People of Ad Tech: RTB House Director Radoslaw Dobrolecki

RTB House Business Development Director USA Radek Dobrolecki tells WIT Strategy Partner Bill Brazell that deep-learning AI is teaching itself to find relations between user behaviors that might otherwise be missed – in order to put unexpectedly relevant products in front of prospects. Music: “Morning Rays” by Jim Duffy. Used with permission.

People of Ad Tech: GlobalWide Media Director Zackary Cantor

GlobalWide Media Director of Decision Sciences Zackary Cantor tells WIT Strategy Partner Bill Brazell that even as technology has evolved, consumer behavior has not — many consumers continue to rely on the word of mouth of their peers for purchase recommendations. GlobalWide Media taps into that peer network in an effort to leverage influence authentically.… Continue reading »

People of Ad Tech: Pypestream CEO Richard Smullen

Pypestream CEO Richard Smullen tells WIT Strategy Partner Bill Brazell that companies with large call centers — particularly insurance companies and regulated government industries — are increasingly turning to chatbots. Music: “Morning Rays” by Jim Duffy. Used with permission.

People of Ad Tech: Krush Media COO Jeff Chi

Krush Media COO Jeff Chi tells WIT Strategy Partner Bill Brazell about the Audience Extension Network, which analyzes demographics, browsing & purchasing history, and interests. Chi says the leadership of innovative partners such as Smart is crucial. Music: “Morning Rays” by Jim Duffy. Used with permission.

People of Ad Tech: TruSignal CEO David Dowhan

TruSignal CEO David Dowhan tells WIT Strategy Partner Bill Brazell that his company just raised $5 million to help DSPs use offline data — including voter-registration files, investment files and car-purchase data — to build people-based lookalike audiences for online targeting. Music: “Morning Rays” by Jim Duffy. Used with permission.

People of Ad Tech: ADmantX VP Nick Welch

AdmantX VP Nick Welch tells WIT Strategy Partner Bill Brazell that publishers often define ‘brand safe’ more loosely than do the brands themselves. Welch sees natural-language processing as the best way to ensure brand safety for all parties. Music: “Morning Rays” by Jim Duffy. Used with permission.

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