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United Airlines and Public Relations: An Interview with Peter Shankman

It hasn’t been the best few weeks for United Airlines. While the story of the passenger torn from his seat and hurt in the process blew up, it was by far not the only problematic news story facing United Airlines. From a couple separated on their way to their wedding, to scorpions falling out of… Continue reading »

People of Ad Tech: ROI Influencer Media CEO Seth Kean

ROI Influencer Media CEO Seth Kean tells WIT Strategy Partner Bill Brazell why he argued in a recent Ad Age column that many brands don’t appreciate celebrities the way they should. Hot trend: Brands increasingly want to buy influencer marketing the way they buy display media. Music: “Morning Rays” by Jim Duffy. Used with permission.

People of Ad Tech: Harkness Hall Editorial Director Caroline Waxler

Harkness Hall Editorial Director Caroline Waxler tells WIT Strategy Partner Bill Brazell that the most successful events promise to solve genuine problems — and fulfill that promise. Editorial judgment is more important to that success than the choices of venue and food, yet many people underestimate the importance of that judgment. Music: “Morning Rays” by… Continue reading »

A Consultant’s Perspective: Q&A with Mike Drexler of Drexler Fajen & Partners

By: Tom Hespos Between media companies, advertising and marketing agencies, and the clients who hire them, there are dozens upon dozens of moving pieces at stake in their interactions. However, moving across all three branches of this industry are consultants, whose agencies work between clients, agencies, and media companies to ensure growth for all three,… Continue reading »

People of Ad Tech: whiteBULLET CEO Peter Szyszko

WhiteBULLET Solutions CEO Peter Szyszko tells WIT Strategy Partner Bill Brazell that many brands are inadvertently paying to advertise on sites that host illegal content. Szyszko’s company scours the web for such sites, using AI to enable programmatic bidders to evaluate site legitimacy in real time. Music: “Morning Rays” by Jim Duffy. Used with permission.

The Power of Brand Monitoring and Link Building

Link Building may not seem like a top priority some days, and it can even seem tedious; however, through various brand mentioning tools and a focus on social listening, link building is an easier way to identify new opportunities, reach out to consumers, and discover potential issues with your brand. Maintaining a brand in all… Continue reading »

How Twitter Is Changing for Advertisers

By: Martin Cahill Twitter’s constant controversy and advertiser fear of making missteps can be discouraging, but can Twitter’s consumer attention be ignored? A little more than ten years ago, Twitter launched, and became a hub for community engagement, news, silly stories and memes, and a way of reaching people, and in doing so, bringing them… Continue reading »

Fact or Fiction? The Dangers of Fake News in Advertising

By: Jason Gee In 2016, that question became a lot harder to discern, especially when it came to which news articles were authentic or fake. Traditionally, major news networks (e.g., NBC, ABC, CBS) and newspapers (e.g., The New York Times, The Washington Post) would be the leaders in news publishing, and most would agree that journalistic reporting… Continue reading »

People of Ad Tech: sfBIG President Kelly Burke

San Francisco Bay Area Innovation Group President Kelly Burke tells WIT Strategy Partner Bill Brazell what’s hot right now in the city by the Bay: virtual reality, addressable TV, attribution — and pot. Music: “Morning Rays” by Jim Duffy. Used with permission.

Escaping Tunnel Vision in the New Year

By: Amanda Fiore Every year, whether we’re ready or not, Q4 rolls around, meaning one thing: enter tunnel vision. Tunnel vision can be defined as the tendency to focus exclusively on one thing, without taking into consideration the entire picture. During Q4, tunnel vision is seemingly inevitable: we’re wrapping up the entire fiscal year, in… Continue reading »

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