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Swimming Upstream: The Growing Power of Video Streaming

Video streaming has grown into a primary method for viewing video content. At the height of its popularity it was used as a means for “cord cutters” to save money by watching their favorite shows online, rather than paying a cable company. Armed with this insight, online video streaming companies have taken advantage of the plugged-in generation and have taken it one step… Continue reading »

Content Marketing Deserves Paid Support

By: Tom Hespos Websites.  Facebook pages.  YouTube channels.  Mobile apps.  What do they all have in common? They all represent investments made by brands over the years that had the tendency to be unsupported and thus never saw the light of day. In the mid-1990s, as many brands and companies established their first websites, agencies… Continue reading »

Is The Home Page Really Dead?

As soon as you hit a content page, the begging starts.  “Join our e-mail list.”  “Like us on Facebook.”  “Share with your friends.”  The begging usually starts with a page overlay, although an ad might be shown at the same time.  Some sites even throw up a paywall or subscription request. What would make publishers need… Continue reading »

People of Ad Tech: Suggestv CEO James Pringle

Suggestv CEO James Pringle tells WIT Strategy‘s Bill Brazell that too many ‘promoted content’ companies send readers away to low-quality clickbait sites. Can publishers do better? As Pringle recently described on LinkedIn, Artificial Intelligence and machine learning can use contextual relevance to double a publisher’s on-site video views. Music: “Morning Rays” by Jim Duffy. Used… Continue reading »

People of Ad Tech: gShift CEO Krista LaRiviere

gShift Cofounder and CEO Krista LaRiviere tells WIT Strategy‘s Bill Brazell how brands and agencies use her company’s web presence analytics platform to track a brand’s presence on the web and decide what content to send out. LaRiviere says gShift will soon enable brands that publish in many different social channels to compare the strength… Continue reading »

People of Ad Tech: Netseer CEO John Mracek

Netseer CEO John Mracek explains to WIT Strategy‘s Bill Brazell how his company uses concept targeting in order to improve advertiser ROI. The company’s academic founders use ‘content graphs’ to better understand user intent. By anonymously tracking user’s page consumption, Netseer can create a cookie-based understanding of the people most likely to be interested in… Continue reading »

Fragmented Audiences and Fractured Content

Saturday was a fine New York City weekend day. I worked on errands in the apartment with the wife. We ran some errands around the neighborhood. Stopped in at one of those Greek diners that used to be ubiquitous throughout the city but are now rare enough to be considered hip. You know the place…… Continue reading »

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