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People of Ad Tech: Innovid CEO Zvika Netter

Innovid CEO Zvika Netter tells WIT Strategy Partner Bill Brazell that after the first two phases of online video — mimicking broadcast TV, then selecting audiences programmatically — the industry is focusing on the message itself. Personalizing creative, Netter says, can increase engagement by “hundreds of percent.” Music: “Morning Rays” by Jim Duffy. Used with… Continue reading »

Being Careful with Mobile Interstitials

By: Jess Carson I know, it seems like every two seconds the “all-powerful” Google is updating its algorithm to further enhance user experience (which is the holy grail because, let’s face it, users are difficult). Back in August of 2016, Google announced that it would start “cracking down” on “intrusive interstitials” (say that three times… Continue reading »

Fact or Fiction? The Dangers of Fake News in Advertising

By: Jason Gee In 2016, that question became a lot harder to discern, especially when it came to which news articles were authentic or fake. Traditionally, major news networks (e.g., NBC, ABC, CBS) and newspapers (e.g., The New York Times, The Washington Post) would be the leaders in news publishing, and most would agree that journalistic reporting… Continue reading »

People of Ad Tech: MediaPost Editor Tobi Elkin

MediaPost Real-Time Daily and Native Insider Editor Tobi Elkin tells WIT Strategy Partner Bill Brazell that she’s against ad blocking, and offers predictions for the year ahead. Music: “Morning Rays” by Jim Duffy. Used with permission.

Surviving Shifts in ROI Modeling

Marketers have long struggled to institutionalize measurement and ROI models for new media, often adopting approaches that roll out across the organization. These measurement models are shaped by the goals that advertising programs are crafted to address, the technology that can be brought to bear on measurement, and even the marketer’s view of the role… Continue reading »

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 »

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