Brand Marketers

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Goodbye, Blockbuster.  Hello, Franchise Approach.

By: Amanda Fiore As the healthcare industry changes year over year, pharmaceutical companies must adapt to the ebb and flow. We have said goodbye to the “Age of the Blockbuster,” when high revenue-generating drugs took priority, bringing in at least $1 billion annually singlehandedly. Pharmaceutical companies typically launched one to two of these blockbuster drugs… Continue reading »

So You’ve Hired A Media Agency! Now What?

By: Amanda Fiore As a client, hiring an agency to plan, negotiate, buy and execute media to support your brand and help achieve its business goals can be a large but rewarding task. So now that you’ve hired an agency, what’s next? Which marketing responsibilities does the agency take on, versus the internal client team?… Continue reading »

People of Ad Tech: Grapevine CEO Brendan Lattrell

Grapevine Founder and CEO Brendan Lattrell tells WIT Strategy Partner Bill Brazell that he left his job as a TV producer when he saw YouTube videos garnering more viewers than TV shows. Lattrell sees Influencer Marketing as the best solution to ad blocking and falling ratings. Music: “Morning Rays” by Jim Duffy. Used with permission.

Hospital Mergers and Acquisitions

By: Amanda Fiore Has your local hospital merged or been acquired recently?  For an increasing number of us in the U.S., the answer is yes. There has undoubtedly been a surge in hospital transactions over the past few years. Not only has the number of transactions increased, but also the variety of deals. From mergers… Continue reading »

People of Ad Tech: ThinkVine CGO Matt Nitzberg

ThinkVine Chief Growth Officer Matt Nitzberg tells WIT Strategy Partner Bill Brazell that, as Matt recommended in a recent AdExchanger column, brands should be careful to avoid making the mistakes some made when online advertising began. Rather than focus on low CPMs, Nitzberg argues, brands should prioritize the effectiveness of their marketing dollars. Music: “Morning… 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 »

People of Ad Tech: Atomized CEO ChRiS Gomersall

Atomized CEO ChRiS Gomersall tells WIT Strategy Partner Bill Brazell that he came up with the idea for Atomized while serving as Facebook’s first creative strategy leader. He saw a need for a service that showed a marketer what each campaign looks like on each medium, in real time. (One marketer was dismayed to learn,… Continue reading »

People of Ad Tech: Pypestream CEO Richard Smullen

Pypestream Founder and CEO Richard Smullen tells WIT Strategy Partner Bill Brazell that he wondered why he couldn’t instant-message his airline as easily as he could IM his sister. So after finding someone to replace him at Genesis Media, he launched Pypestream, the market’s first purpose-built B2C messenger — a step toward what Richard sees… Continue reading »

People of Ad Tech: Q Digital CEO Scott Gatz

Q Digital CEO Scott Gatz tells WIT Strategy Partner Bill Brazell that 70% of America’s 16 million LGBTQ adults would pay a premium to support a brand that supports them. He says Lexus and Marriott are among the brands doing it right. Gatz notes that the threat of backlash from those who might boycott brands… Continue reading »

People of Ad Tech: trueffect CEO Alex Yoder

Trueffect CEO Alex Yoder tells WIT Strategy Partner Bill Brazell that brands are now able to use data to avoid reaching consumers in ways that may be unhelpful or even unnerving. By capturing customer identification, trueffect determines the best way for a brand to interact, and serves content appropriate to that brand. Brands can now… Continue reading »

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