Communication

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People of Ad Tech: Pypestream CEO Richard Smullen

Pypestream CEO Richard Smullen tells WIT Strategy Partner Bill Brazell that companies with large call centers — particularly insurance companies and regulated government industries — are increasingly turning to chatbots. Music: “Morning Rays” by Jim Duffy. Used with permission.

People of Ad Tech: IAB Tech Lab GM Alanna Gombert

IAB Tech Lab General Manager Alanna Gombert tells WIT Strategy Partner Bill Brazell that she and her team act as ad-industry therapists, bringing advertisers, agencies and publishers to consensus. The IAB Tech Lab supports the consumer-identity work Jordan Mitchell and DigiTrust are doing. Music: “Morning Rays” by Jim Duffy. Used with permission.

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: GingerMay Founder Victoria Usher

GingerMay Founder and Managing Director Victoria Usher tells WIT Strategy Partner Bill Brazell how her global tech PR firm uses a company’s differentiators to create thought-leadership campaigns. Usher also explains how public relations in Europe works differently than in the U.S. Music: “Morning Rays” by Jim Duffy. Used with permission.

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 »

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 »

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