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People of Ad Tech: sfBIG President Kelly Burke

San Francisco Bay Area Innovation Group President Kelly Burke tells WIT Strategy Partner Bill Brazell what’s hot right now in the city by the Bay: virtual reality, addressable TV, attribution — and pot. Music: “Morning Rays” by Jim Duffy. Used with permission.

New Arenas of Magazine Ad Revenue

It’s no surprise that the consumer magazine industry is struggling to secure Ad pages and keep their publications vibrant. But how many of you know that a fair amount of the well-known publishers such as Hearst, Time Inc., Bonnier and Meredith, have line extensions that are revenue generators for their brands? Are the publishers really… Continue reading »

People of Ad Tech: Lenovo Senior Manager Mike Ballard

Lenovo Senior Digital Marketing Manager Mike Ballard tells WIT Strategy Partner Bill Brazell that ads built around the stories IT people tell each other work well, and personalized ads — of the kind Traction and Lenovo just created for 600,000 IT professionals — work even better. (You can see the ad here, personalized for Makegood… Continue reading »

Escaping Tunnel Vision in the New Year

By: Amanda Fiore Every year, whether we’re ready or not, Q4 rolls around, meaning one thing: enter tunnel vision. Tunnel vision can be defined as the tendency to focus exclusively on one thing, without taking into consideration the entire picture. During Q4, tunnel vision is seemingly inevitable: we’re wrapping up the entire fiscal year, in… Continue reading »

People of Ad Tech: Bombora CEO Erik Matlick

Bombora CEO Erik Matlick tells WIT Strategy Partner Bill Brazell that marketers, who need both quality and scale, often find that companies offer only one. Bombora organizes data that shows behavioral intent, enabling marketers to figure out which companies may be on the verge of a big purchase. Music: “Morning Rays” by Jim Duffy. Used… Continue reading »

The Makegood’s Most Popular Articles of 2016

By: Martin Cahill 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… Continue reading »

2017 Agency New Year’s Resolution

By: Lynnsey Rijos In such a busy environment as ours, it can be easy to fall into patterns, pick up bad habits, or invest energy on the wrong issues. In the new year, I encourage you to rethink your own patterns and bad habits, and meditate on what efforts you can make to go into… Continue reading »

People of Ad Tech: DWA CEO Bob Ray

DWA CEO Bob Ray tells WIT Strategy Partner Bill Brazell that the proper blend of data and creative can make advertising important to individual consumers. The goal is not efficiency, Ray says, but effectiveness. Ray adds that it’s important to promote diversity in every workplace, and says it’s tragic that the tech and ad industries… Continue reading »

You Can’t Win If You Don’t Compete – Why Competitive Search Campaigns Are A Must for Advertisers

By Amanda Fiore and Oliver Nelson  Competitive paid search campaigns should always be a cornerstone consideration for your SEM campaign. While many industries understand the advantages of bidding against competitive terms we find healthcare and pharmaceuticals, in particular, continue to lag behind in their employment of these campaigns; we’re shocked each time we transition existing… Continue reading »

People of Ad Tech: AerServ COO Andrew Gerhart

AerServ COO Andrew Gerhart tells WIT Strategy Partner Bill Brazell that in a mobile environment, an advertiser has to connect with audiences immediately — which means more efficient creative. Gerhart explains that in addition to viewability, advertisers are starting to demand audibility — data showing that their ad was heard — and suggests that the… Continue reading »

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