Communication

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In Defense of Spill

By: Tom Hespos “Targeting at scale” – The role many digital marketers ascribe to digital display. How a precise and measurable medium like digital ends up playing second fiddle to television when it comes to the awareness heavy-lifting chores of brand advertising campaigns is counter-intuitive.  Digital is elegant and malleable, while television is fairly rigid… Continue reading »

Lack of Diversity Takes Center Stage at AAAA Transformation

By Tom Hespos When the crowd gasped, it was not because WPP CEO Sir Martin Sorrell acknowledged the diversity problem in advertising, it was because he took a potshot at Publicis Groupe CEO Maurice Levy. “Maurice has a habit of ignoring the facts and not letting the facts get in the way of his analysis,”… 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: 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 »

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 »

Ad Blocking Is Not a Generational Problem

I’m not one for petty blamestorming when it comes to the collapse of the implied contract, but this definitely set off my irony meter. Let me get this straight…  The APAC head of a major programmatic agency is blaming ad blocking on millennial attitudes?  This strike anyone else as the pot calling the kettle black?… Continue reading »

No Cord To Cut

Have you ever met a cord cutter? I’m sure you have.  What about a cord never?  I hadn’t until last week. I recently had the pleasure of traveling to the Underscore Krakow office to train the team on how broadcast negotiating and buying works in the United States. In preparation for the trip, I prepared… Continue reading »

Is Your Tech or Media Firm Organized Like the St. Louis Rams?

Thursday night, over 25 million Americans will tune into the first professional football game that matters, after 212 days of hibernation, as the 95th NFL season commences at the home of the reigning Super Bowl champion Seattle Seahawks. It is a rematch of one of the most talked about games of the previous season, now… Continue reading »

Dealing with low Signal-to-Noise in Meetings

 At some point today, and perhaps at several, you will go to a meeting.  When you do, I’d like you to perform a little exercise for me. Briefly scan the room.  See who is there.  Are there three people present or 50?  In-the-trenches employees or executive management?  Some mixture of the two?  What’s the mix… Continue reading »

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