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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 »

Goodbye, Blockbuster.  Hello, Franchise Approach.

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 »

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 »

Hospital Mergers and Acquisitions

By: Amanda Fiore Has your local hospital merged or been acquired recently?  For an increasing number of us in the U.S., the answer is yes. There has undoubtedly been a surge in hospital transactions over the past few years. Not only has the number of transactions increased, but also the variety of deals. From mergers… Continue reading »

Consolidation Is Key For Global Campaigns

By: Tom Hespos It’s time for agencies to stop believing that advertisers are impressed by multinational agency networks when it comes to their global campaigns. When pressed about what makes these networks so good at what they do, large agencies often make vague references to “local nuances” of the markets they serve.  While that may… Continue reading »

Native Ad Regulation

Just a couple days before Christmas, the Federal Trade Commission issued guidance on Native Advertising that touched off a wave of blamestorming across the digital industry. The timing was terrific.  With visions of sugarplums dancing in everyone’s heads, and the ad industry preparing for its end-of-the-year shutdown, the controversy could wait.  We would deal with… Continue reading »

Ad Blocking Is Not a Generational Problem

I’m not one for petty blamestorming when it comes to the collapse of the implied contract, but this definitely set off my irony meter. Let me get this straight…  The APAC head of a major programmatic agency is blaming ad blocking on millennial attitudes?  This strike anyone else as the pot calling the kettle black?… Continue reading »

People of Ad Tech: MediaVillage Publisher Jack Myers

MediaVillage Publisher and MyersBizNet Chairman Jack Myers tells WIT Strategy Partner Bill Brazell that MediaVillage has been publishing 50 pieces of thought leadership per week in the run-up to its official launch in a couple of weeks, by writers such as Stuart Elliott and Charlene Weisler. At the same time, Myers is preparing to publish… Continue reading »

Yes, Everything Is Broken

Indeed, everything is broken. I was reading the above-linked piece, thinking about the bigger picture with respect to the systems we’ve all come to rely on.  The power grid, the pipes that bring drinking water to your home, the telecom infrastructure – if something catastrophic were to happen to any of those systems, how many… Continue reading »

Three Meetings Agencies Should Stop Having in 2014

Last year, my agency announced it would stop meeting with ad networks, except in very specific circumstances.  It’s a common sense decision, driven by our need to be efficient with where we spend our time, as well as an obvious redundancy and conflict of interest on the network’s side. Thanks to accelerated investment in the… Continue reading »

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