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People of Ad Tech: PebblePost Chief Product Officer Adam Solomon

PebblePost Chief Product Officer Adam Solomon tells WIT Strategy Partner Bill Brazell about programmatic direct mail, which he argues is the first new marketing channel after search and social. The company sees conversion rates in the range of 5%-10%, but Solomon holds that, when it comes to tracking, “just because we *can* do something doesn’t… Continue reading »

People of Ad Tech: Adloox CEO Marco Ricci

Adloox CEO Marco Ricci tells WIT Strategy Partner Bill Brazell that ad fraud is growing faster than ad tech — prompting brands to spend ad dollars elsewhere. Ricci explains how domain spoofing works, arguing that it’s more sophisticated than botnet fraud. Music: “Morning Rays” by Jim Duffy. Used with permission.

People of Ad Tech: GingerMay Founder Victoria Usher

GingerMay Founder and Managing Director Victoria Usher tells WIT Strategy Partner Bill Brazell how her global tech PR firm uses a company’s differentiators to create thought-leadership campaigns. Usher also explains how public relations in Europe works differently than in the U.S. Music: “Morning Rays” by Jim Duffy. Used with permission.

Being Careful with Mobile Interstitials

By: Jess Carson I know, it seems like every two seconds the “all-powerful” Google is updating its algorithm to further enhance user experience (which is the holy grail because, let’s face it, users are difficult). Back in August of 2016, Google announced that it would start “cracking down” on “intrusive interstitials” (say that three times… Continue reading »

People of Ad Tech: MediaPost Editor Tobi Elkin

MediaPost Real-Time Daily and Native Insider Editor Tobi Elkin tells WIT Strategy Partner Bill Brazell that she’s against ad blocking, and offers predictions for the year ahead. Music: “Morning Rays” by Jim Duffy. Used with permission.

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 »

People of Ad Tech: catalyst s+f CEO John Durham

catalyst s+f CEO John Durham tells WIT Strategy Partner Bill Brazell that he’s excited to see brands pushing limits to get their messages out. Durham says that while technology has surged, and mobile is becoming the only screen that matters, wise brands remember that it’s always about people. Music: “Morning Rays” by Jim Duffy. Used… Continue reading »

More Marketing Lessons from the 2016 Election

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 »

People of Ad Tech: 20nine CEO Greg Ricciardi

20nine President and CEO Greg Ricciardi tells WIT Strategy Partner Bill Brazell that many ad-tech companies focus so intently on their technology that they forget they’re selling to humans. Ricciardi says it’s not about the quality of your technology — it’s about the benefits you can provide for your customers. Music: “Morning Rays” by Jim… Continue reading »

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