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People of Ad Tech: Crealytics CEO Andreas Reiffen

Google Earnings Edition: Crealytics CEO and Cofounder Andreas Reiffen tells WIT Strategy Partner Bill Brazell that when Google reports its earnings after the market closes on Thursday, we should learn that Cost-Per-Click, or CPC, has dropped even as Google itself has continued to grow. In explaining how Google pulls off that trick, Reiffen expands on… Continue reading »

Surviving Shifts in ROI Modeling

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 »

New Arenas of Magazine Ad Revenue

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 »

Do The 4As Transparency Guidelines Go Far Enough?

If agencies are transparent about media they’re reselling to their clients, is that enough? The 4As recently announced that member agencies failing to adhere to their transparency guidelines could end up purged from the organization.  That’s a harsh penalty that will, no doubt, make agencies think twice about opaque arrangements that allow them to earn… Continue reading »

People of Ad Tech: StreetFight CEO Laura Rich

StreetFight Cofounder and CEO Laura Rich tells WIT Strategy Partner Bill Brazell about StreetFight’s new National-to-Local Marketers report, and describes ways to address the challenges that face vertical publications. Music: “Morning Rays” by Jim Duffy. Used with permission.

How Do We Begin the Healing?

Predictably, in the wake of reports and recommendations to the ANA by K2 and Ebiquity on agency transparency, and subsequent reactions and rebuttals by the AAAA, nobody has been able to agree on a course forward. There’s an elephant in the room, though, one that pundits have touched on but haven’t exactly told us how… Continue reading »

Buzzfeed Rejects Trump Ads

It is no surprise that the Republican Presidential nominee Donald Trump has ruffled feathers from the very beginning of his 2016 presidential campaign. From his offensive comments towards women to his extreme views on immigration, Trump has not been shy expressing his often controversial political views. Up until now Trump has been winning primary elections… Continue reading »

Four Things You Can Do Right Now To Protect Against Undisclosed Agency Rebates

By Tom Hespos The results of an ANA probe on agency rebates have come back, and while details of those results have yet to be made public as of this writing, I’ve been in the business long enough to know what the report will say when details reach the general advertising community. Are you managing… Continue reading »

People of Ad Tech: Bauer Xcel Media President Christian Baesler

Christian Baesler, president of Bauer Xcel Media — the digital division of Bauer Media Group — tells WIT Strategy Partner Bill Brazell that while his company still has a direct-sales team, it no longer relies on direct sales. The company’s lean media strategy empowers its editors to use analytics to focus on the stories that… Continue reading »

People of Ad Tech: Affinio CEO Tim Burke

Affinio Founder and CEO Tim Burke tells WIT Strategy Partner Bill Brazell that too many marketers are targeting “guessed personas” — making audience assumptions that are unnecessary in an age of deeper data. His company looks at what people follow on social media, rather than what they say, as an indicator of their true interests.… Continue reading »

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