Digital Media

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Is a Second Digital Winter Looming?

By Tom Hespos Take a look at the most senior person on your digital staff – the one who lived through the first dot com boom.  Has she been anxious lately?  Here’s why. I can’t overstate the effect the bursting of the dot com bubble in the latter part of 2000 had on the people… Continue reading »

SEO and Psychology: The Behavior of the Online Consumer

By: Jess Carson In 2013, Google gave $1.2 million in awards to people researching social computing. Why do you think that is? Because Google is trying to understand how people interact with algorithms. Have you noticed that each major technological update correlates to a consumer behavior trait that has changed the landscape of search? Google’s… Continue reading »

Does Video Always Have to Be Short-Form?

When brands think about digital video, they tend to think :30s or even :15s. But are they selling long-form video content short? The obvious appeal for videos of shorter length is their potential for higher viewership within paid media channels, mainly due to the likelihood of short-form videos being watched through to completion, and maintaining… Continue reading »

Mobile Video Has Hit a Tipping Point: Here’s What That Means for Brands

By: Mike Owen, EVP, North American Sales for Opera Mediaworks Three signs make it clear that we’ve reached a tipping point when it comes to mobile video. First, people are ravenous for it — watching everything from 6-second Vines to full-length TV shows on their smartphones. In fact, the average adult in the U.S. watches 39… 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 »

Has Digital Blown Its Second Chance?

“You’re not going to be ready,” half-smiled Bob Garfield over a decade ago. According to his Chaos Theory, the broadcast model was going to collapse before digital had the wherewithal to scale campaigns to any sort of size that mattered.  As far as problems go, this was a good one for digital to have. It… Continue reading »

Deep Integration Breathes New Life into Bing

.   Last year, Oliver Nelson warned us against ignoring Bing when running paid search, a move which had become popular with agencies as Google continued to dominate the market. His advice has become even more important as Microsoft begins rolling out Windows 10. Bing Ads anticipates 10% – 15% more search volume by September… Continue reading »

Transparency and Viewability: Why the Answers Aren’t So Clear

The calls for transparency in the digital advertising space have only increased in number and volume over the last three years. The trouble is no one seems to have precisely the same definition of transparency. For some, transparency relates to viewability and an in-depth understanding of where ads are shown. For others, it refers to… Continue reading »

People of Ad Tech: Reporter Todd Wasserman

Freelance writer Todd Wasserman tells WIT Strategy‘s Bill Brazell that he recently left a business-editor post at Mashable to strike out on his own. A column at U.K.-based Campaign Magazine and regular work for The Economist Intelligence Unit help structure his week, while leaving time for him to pitch other ideas. Wasserman has useful advice… Continue reading »

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