Innovid CEO Zvika Netter tells WIT Strategy Partner Bill Brazell that after the first two phases of online video — mimicking broadcast TV, then selecting audiences programmatically — the industry is focusing on the message itself. Personalizing creative, Netter says, can increase engagement by “hundreds of percent.” Music: “Morning Rays” by Jim Duffy. Used with… Continue reading »
By: Lynnsey Rijos In such a busy environment as ours, it can be easy to fall into patterns, pick up bad habits, or invest energy on the wrong issues. In the new year, I encourage you to rethink your own patterns and bad habits, and meditate on what efforts you can make to go into… Continue reading »
AerServ COO Andrew Gerhart tells WIT Strategy Partner Bill Brazell that in a mobile environment, an advertiser has to connect with audiences immediately — which means more efficient creative. Gerhart explains that in addition to viewability, advertisers are starting to demand audibility — data showing that their ad was heard — and suggests that the… Continue reading »
Fohr Card Founder and CEO James Nord tells WIT Strategy Partner Bill Brazell that his early success on Tumblr showed him the power of creating a following, and inspired him to create a platform that could bring brands and influencers together. Music: “Morning Rays” by Jim Duffy. Used with permission.
Insightpool CEO Devon Wijesinghe tells WIT Strategy Partner Bill Brazell that influencer *marketing* is better than influencer *advertising* in a number of ways. Insightpool’s platform nurtures the relationships that promote influencer marketing. Music: “Morning Rays” by Jim Duffy. Used with permission.
Aki Technologies CEO Scott Swanson tells WIT Strategy Partner Bill Brazell that Aki was able recently to raise $3.75 million because it targets users based on “ad receptivity” — that is, on the kind of moment they’re probably having. Swanson says too few ad campaigns offer enough creatives to reach people appropriately. 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 »
VideoAmp Chief Business Officer Jay Prasad tells WIT Strategy Partner Bill Brazell that ‘Advanced TV’ seeks to organize all of the viewing that is now taking place across numerous devices, in order to provide appropriate data-driven advertising. His company seeks to attribute video viewing to the appropriate individual, sending the right ads at scale regardless… Continue reading »
Christian Baesler, president of Bauer Xcel Media — the digital division of Bauer Media Group — tells WIT Strategy Partner Bill Brazell that while his company still has a direct-sales team, it no longer relies on direct sales. The company’s lean media strategy empowers its editors to use analytics to focus on the stories that… Continue reading »
Are You a Human CEO Ben Trenda tells WIT Strategy Partner Bill Brazell that Internet traffic today is less than 50% human. 175 million phony Facebook profiles create fake posts and Likes to pilfer from brands. Are You a Human studies the way real people type, surf the web, and hold their cell phones, using… Continue reading »