Big Data

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People of Ad Tech: Dynamic Yield CEO Liad Agmon

Dynamic Yield CEO Liad Agmon tells WIT Strategy Partner Bill Brazell that e-commerce is broken because there are too many chefs in the kitchen. The e-commerce tech stack is too fragmented, and each tool sees only a small part of the consumer’s journey. Agmon says that, like Facebook, e-retailers should run multiple, ongoing A/B tests… Continue reading »

The Top Five Makegood Articles of 2015

December rolls around, and another year has passed. Fifty-two weeks gone in a snap, with another set ready to roll out at the stroke of midnight, January 1st. And in that time, we’ve published some great pieces. We’ve listened to you, our readers, and noted the ones where you just couldn’t get enough. Last year… Continue reading »

People of Ad Tech: Qriously CRO Charles Gabriel

Qriously CRO Charles Gabriel tells WIT Strategy Partner Bill Brazell that smartphones and tablets — the most personal tech devices people have ever owned — offer the ability to learn the mindset of 1.2 billion people around the world. Qriously is currently running a consumer confidence survey in China, for example — sampling 10,000 respondents… Continue reading »

People of Ad Tech: Lotame CEO Andy Monfried

Lotame CEO Andy Monfried tells WIT Strategy‘s Bill Brazell about the two methods of cross-device targeting: deterministic and probabilistic. Companies like Lotame make matches using unstructured data nuggets to tie devices together — relying on location, IP, and browsing habits to make it likely the two devices are linked. Lotame works on a number of… Continue reading »

People of Ad Tech: eMarketer Publisher Crystal Gurin

eMarketer Publisher and VP Crystal Gurin tells WIT Strategy‘s Bill Brazell about the data explosion her publication has both chronicled and fostered, including the surprising rise of digital advertising and the occupational hazard of being asked constantly ‘What’s next?’ Music: “Morning Rays” by Jim Duffy. Used with permission.

People of Ad Tech: Segmint’s Rob Heiser

Rob Heiser, cofounder and CEO of Segmint, tells WIT Strategy‘s Bill Brazell how his company works with highly regulated data, why financial institutions have lagged behind other industries in the use of data in advertising, and why Segmint’s ad campaigns Never Stop Running.

People of Ad Tech: James Curran of STAQ

STAQ CEO and Cofounder James Curran explains why he created a system that automates the collection and aggregation of reporting and line-item information for publishers and marketers, how STAQ cooperates with other systems, and the operational nightmare that can result from the new focus on viewability.

People of Ad Tech: Marketing-Intelligence Platform Datorama’s Katrin Ribant

Datorama Chief Solutions Officer Katrin Ribant tells Bill Brazell how Datorama makes big data useable, what makes her job exciting, and what it means to move from an era of big data to one of intelligent data.

Big-Data Faithful and Big-Data Skeptics, Part 2

Last week I laid out the schism between proponents of big data’s power and those who are skeptical of its magic. I concluded by saying this week I was going to lay out what some of the true power of big data in online is. The real impact on advertising that big data – from… Continue reading »

Big-Data Faithful and Big-Data Skeptics, Part 1

Is big data all we need to make successful marketing happen in today’s techno-centric, digitally driven media environment? Or is it all a sham, with the focus on big data distracting us from other more fundamental problems with advertising as part of the marketing exercise? The question comes up a lot in the circles I… Continue reading »

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