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People of Ad Tech: Extreme Reach CTO Dan Brackett

Extreme Reach Chief Technology Officer Dan Brackett tells WIT Strategy Partner Bill Brazell that the process of putting video ads up is a mess. Brackett’s company sought to fix the mess by becoming “the YouTube of video commercials” — an ad cloud that makes millions of video ads readily accessible for all formats. Music: “Morning… Continue reading »

People of Ad Tech: EnaCor CEO Alan Coppola

EnaCor CEO Alan Coppola tells WIT Strategy Partner Bill Brazell that ensuring brand safety is an arms race: As soon as a company defends against one attack, bad actors invent something new. Only machines can bring scale — but machines need to learn the difference between dancing and fighting. Music: “Morning Rays” by Jim Duffy.… Continue reading »

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 »

People of Ad Tech: AdSemble CEO Matthew Olivieri

AdSemble CEO Matthew Olivieri tells WIT Strategy Partner Bill Brazell that by the year 2020, more than half of America’s static billboards will be digitized. AdSemble is building a marketplace that enables advertisers to buy ads on all the digital billboards within, say, 15 miles of a particular city. Music: “Morning Rays” by Jim Duffy.… Continue reading »

People of Ad Tech: Bombora CEO Erik Matlick

Bombora CEO Erik Matlick tells WIT Strategy Partner Bill Brazell that marketers, who need both quality and scale, often find that companies offer only one. Bombora organizes data that shows behavioral intent, enabling marketers to figure out which companies may be on the verge of a big purchase. Music: “Morning Rays” by Jim Duffy. Used… Continue reading »

People of Ad Tech: LKQD COO Scott Alexander

LKQD COO Scott Alexander tells WIT Strategy Partner Bill Brazell that the transition from Flash to HTML5 video ads has been uneven, as a lot of ad inventory still uses the Flash code base. Publishers understandably want to be ready for ads using both formats; that’s the problem LKQD formed to solve. Music: “Morning Rays”… Continue reading »

People of Ad Tech: StreetFight CEO Laura Rich

StreetFight Cofounder and CEO Laura Rich tells WIT Strategy Partner Bill Brazell about StreetFight’s new National-to-Local Marketers report, and describes ways to address the challenges that face vertical publications. Music: “Morning Rays” by Jim Duffy. Used with permission.

People of Ad Tech: VideoAmp CBO Jay Prasad

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 »

People of Ad Tech: SourceKnowledge President Patrick Hopf

SourceKnowledge President Patrick Hopf tells WIT Strategy Partner Bill Brazell that that the right data can explain the value of each consumer a company brings in. SourceKnowledge focuses on “post-click behavior,” and sometimes has to explain why its KPIs differ from those in common use. Music: “Morning Rays” by Jim Duffy. Used with permission.

People of Ad Tech: Nudge CEO Ben Young

Nudge Cofounder and CEO Ben Young tells WIT Strategy Partner Bill Brazell that measuring the effectiveness of online marketing content is tricky. Moreover, contrary to conventional wisdom, many consumers prefer longer content. Young also describes an American business quirk that surprised him when he moved to NYC from New Zealand. Music: “Morning Rays” by Jim… Continue reading »

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