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The Importance of Competitive Analysis in Advertising

Today we live in a world driven by technology. With the tap of a finger or click of a mouse, a vast amount of information is readily available for just about anyone’s use, including advertisers. In our interconnected world, accessible information has given advertisers an edge like never before. They have access to insightful information… Continue reading »

People of Ad Tech: Blackwood Seven North America CEO Mark Zamuner

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.

The Digital Evolution of Pharma Marketing

The ferocious arena of digital marketing is one that is in a constant state of change. Trends change, algorithms change, rules change, and consumer behavior changes. The fickle battle between competitors adds an additional layer of attention that must be paid to a company’s marketing effort. However, if you pare it down to the industry… Continue reading »

Why Color Choice Can Impact Ad Performance

By John Weisgerber, SVP Sales, GumGum Your color choices can have a huge impact on campaign performance because 85 percent of people cite color as the main reason why they buy a particular product. There are longstanding theories in advertising and branding that specific colors connote universal feelings and emotions, and elicit specific behaviors. When… Continue reading »

When You Just Want to Talk: Natural Language Search

When You Just Want to Talk: Natural Language Search By: Jess Carson What’s the one thing we like whenever we walk into a store looking to find a product to solve a problem? Personalization. Every person has specific needs for their problems and the one thing everyone can agree on is this: No one likes… Continue reading »

Is a Second Digital Winter Looming?

By Tom Hespos Take a look at the most senior person on your digital staff – the one who lived through the first dot com boom.  Has she been anxious lately?  Here’s why. I can’t overstate the effect the bursting of the dot com bubble in the latter part of 2000 had on the people… Continue reading »

People of Ad Tech: Sticky CEO Jeff Bander

Sticky CEO & CRO Jeff Bander tells WIT Strategy Partner Bill Brazell that his company specializes in Visual Engagement Optimization — combining information on engagement and emotion as people watch video ads. In 27 countries Sticky has asked, “Did people comprehend the ad? What did they respond to?,” using webcams to measure facial responses. A… Continue reading »

The Dark Side of Automation

When I was a kid, I programmed my Commodore 64 to pick lottery numbers for my Dad.  Sounds easy, but I wrote a flexible program that could pick numbers for the daily numbers or Lotto (in its 40, 48 and 54 iterations) and it picked numbers without repeats.  It took me a few hours to… Continue reading »

People of Ad Tech: gShift CEO Krista LaRiviere

gShift Cofounder and CEO Krista LaRiviere tells WIT Strategy‘s Bill Brazell how brands and agencies use her company’s web presence analytics platform to track a brand’s presence on the web and decide what content to send out. LaRiviere says gShift will soon enable brands that publish in many different social channels to compare the strength… Continue reading »

People of Ad Tech: Zentrick CEO Pieter Mees

Having noticed the passivity with which he and others typically watch video, Zentrick Co-founder and CEO Pieter Mees searched for a way to make the growing medium as engaging as websites. He tells WIT Strategy‘s Bill Brazell how major brands use Zentrick’s technology platform to make videos interactive and track user engagement in great depth… Continue reading »