Extreme Reach Chief Technology Officer Dan Brackett tells WIT Strategy Partner Bill Brazell that the process of putting video ads up is a mess. Brackett’s company sought to fix the mess by becoming “the YouTube of video commercials” — an ad cloud that makes millions of video ads readily accessible for all formats. Music: “Morning… Continue reading »
ROI Influencer Media CEO Seth Kean tells WIT Strategy Partner Bill Brazell why he argued in a recent Ad Age column that many brands don’t appreciate celebrities the way they should. Hot trend: Brands increasingly want to buy influencer marketing the way they buy display media. Music: “Morning Rays” by Jim Duffy. Used with permission.
AdSemble CEO Matthew Olivieri tells WIT Strategy Partner Bill Brazell that by the year 2020, more than half of America’s static billboards will be digitized. AdSemble is building a marketplace that enables advertisers to buy ads on all the digital billboards within, say, 15 miles of a particular city. Music: “Morning Rays” by Jim Duffy.… Continue reading »
Innovid CEO Zvika Netter tells WIT Strategy Partner Bill Brazell that after the first two phases of online video — mimicking broadcast TV, then selecting audiences programmatically — the industry is focusing on the message itself. Personalizing creative, Netter says, can increase engagement by “hundreds of percent.” Music: “Morning Rays” by Jim Duffy. Used with… Continue reading »
Cedato CMO Dvir Doron tells WIT Strategy Partner Bill Brazell about two big trends in online video advertising: programmatic video and outstream. Doron sees a bright future for video header bidding, and expects outstream video to mature and expand. Music: “Morning Rays” by Jim Duffy. Used with permission.
Marketers have long struggled to institutionalize measurement and ROI models for new media, often adopting approaches that roll out across the organization. These measurement models are shaped by the goals that advertising programs are crafted to address, the technology that can be brought to bear on measurement, and even the marketer’s view of the role… Continue reading »
It’s no surprise that the consumer magazine industry is struggling to secure Ad pages and keep their publications vibrant. But how many of you know that a fair amount of the well-known publishers such as Hearst, Time Inc., Bonnier and Meredith, have line extensions that are revenue generators for their brands? Are the publishers really… Continue reading »
Did social listening lead political pundits down the wrong path during the election? A few weeks ago, I wrote a piece on the marketing lessons we can all learn from the 2016 U.S. general election, knowing that there were many more to come. One of the biggest lessons since learned concerns social listening, its current… Continue reading »
Insightpool CEO Devon Wijesinghe tells WIT Strategy Partner Bill Brazell that influencer *marketing* is better than influencer *advertising* in a number of ways. Insightpool’s platform nurtures the relationships that promote influencer marketing. Music: “Morning Rays” by Jim Duffy. Used with permission.
Aki Technologies CEO Scott Swanson tells WIT Strategy Partner Bill Brazell that Aki was able recently to raise $3.75 million because it targets users based on “ad receptivity” — that is, on the kind of moment they’re probably having. Swanson says too few ad campaigns offer enough creatives to reach people appropriately. Music: “Morning Rays”… Continue reading »