Advertising Strategy

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People of Ad Tech: UberMedia CMO Michael Hayes

UberMedia CMO and CRO Michael Hayes tells WIT Strategy Partner Bill Brazell that his company’s recent strategic acquisition of Cintric will enable UberMedia to double down on business intelligence and geospatial analytics — thereby gaining a deeper understanding of consumers’ hearts, and helping retailers understand how their marketing spend is performing. Music: “Morning Rays” by… Continue reading »

In Defense of Annual Planning

It’s that time of year – marketers are allocating 2018 dollars to their various marketing efforts and trying to answer the question: “What will the brand do next year?” Whether you work for a brand marketer or support one, the implications are very real. You might be spending late nights at the office, marrying strategies… Continue reading »

The Cannes Humblebrag

By: Kevin Ryan The festival is behind us, the data has been collected, and the digital world has had a few minutes to digest the goings on from Cannes. Coming home from Cannes was an interesting journey this year. Not because it was the first time I was invited to speak at such an event,… Continue reading »

Using Surrogate Metrics – The Advantages and Pitfalls

By: David Ruppel When planning a measurement strategy for a digital campaign, it makes sense to align the goals of the campaign and its measurement methods directly. But what happens when that alignment isn’t immediately feasible? In healthcare campaigns, directly connecting prescriptions (or sales or leads generated) directly to a media tactic is the most… Continue reading »

Protecting Your Brand Through Programmatic

By: Amanda Fiore Programmatic advertising is a growing phenomena, accounting for more and more advertising dollars than ever before. Because of its precise targeting capabilities through demographic, contextual and behavioral targeting, and automated nature allowing for efficiencies, it is no surprise programmatic ad campaigns are on the rise. However, media companies need to be aware… Continue reading »

People of Ad Tech: Adform N.A. GM Julian Baring

Adform North American General Manager Julian Baring tells WIT Strategy Partner Bill Brazell about the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation, or GDPR, which will take effect in May 2018. (Baring notes the site counting that day down.) Noncompliance will cost violators 4% of their global annual revenue. Music: “Morning Rays” by Jim Duffy. Used with… Continue reading »

To Build or To Buy? That Is The Question

By: Martin Cahill Whether you’re an agency hired on to help, a client looking to expand their online footprint, or a creative agency in the middle of the two, when discussing Search, you’ll most likely hear, “Should we build content? Or should we buy it through paid search?” This discussion is a vital one, and leads… Continue reading »

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 »

Back To School, Back To Basics

By: Lynnsey Rijos “When will I ever need to use this in real life?” is a common question among those in grade school or high school. We’ve all had subjects we were forced to take, but knew there was no way any of it would apply outside of the classroom. Believe it or not, we –… Continue reading »

People of Ad Tech: TVSquared Chief Analytics Officer Blair Robertson

TVSquared Chief Analytics Officer Blair Robertson tells WIT Strategy Partner Bill Brazell that just as with display ads, the ability to measure clicks has led marketers to overvalue direct-response video and TV ads at the expense of branding. Music: “Morning Rays” by Jim Duffy. Used with permission.

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