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 »
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 »
By: Amanda Fiore As the healthcare industry changes year over year, pharmaceutical companies must adapt to the ebb and flow. We have said goodbye to the “Age of the Blockbuster,” when high revenue-generating drugs took priority, bringing in at least $1 billion annually singlehandedly. Pharmaceutical companies typically launched one to two of these blockbuster drugs… Continue reading »
LKQD COO Scott Alexander tells WIT Strategy Partner Bill Brazell that the transition from Flash to HTML5 video ads has been uneven, as a lot of ad inventory still uses the Flash code base. Publishers understandably want to be ready for ads using both formats; that’s the problem LKQD formed to solve. Music: “Morning Rays”… Continue reading »
Smart AdServer CMO Corey Kronengold tells WIT Strategy Partner Bill Brazell that a recent Google announcement — that it will downgrade the search ranking of mobile sites that use “intrusive interstitials” — represents an abuse of power by the search giant. Kronengold argues that it’s simply not Google’s place to tell publishers how to generate… Continue reading »
Is there such a thing as too much publicity? In the age of social media, we’re programmed to share information and experiences in real-time – anything from celebrity encounters, to world travels, to baby’s first steps, to DIY projects. Whether it’s good or bad, news travels fast; and it travels even faster on online. For… Continue reading »
Blackwood Seven North America CEO Mark Zamuner (whose company TWO NIL recently merged with EU-based Blackwood Seven) tells WIT Strategy Partner Bill Brazell that Artificial Intelligence can now inform media plans with client-transactional and media-placement data, benchmarking predictive results to actual results. Music: “Morning Rays” by Jim Duffy. Used with permission.
I’m not part of an agency creative team, rather a media professional that has over the years worked closely with the creative department at various agencies. Sometimes, the creative department can go into an assignment thinking radio creative isn’t very sexy. They think it’s limiting in its execution; “you can’t win any big CLIO awards”… Continue reading »
GDM Group Chief Revenue Officer Mark Hassin tells WIT Strategy Partner Bill Brazell that marketers today find it difficult to work with multiple vendors toward widely varying KPIs — so ClickDealer and MobAir merged to form GDM Group, giving marketers a unified platform. Hassin said GDM Group’s international footprint — its employees speak 11 languages… Continue reading »
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.