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People of Ad Tech: Sabio CEO Aziz Rahim

Sabio CEO Aziz Rahim tells WIT Strategy Partner Bill Brazell that people now spend nearly six times as many minutes ‘in-app’ as they do on the mobile web, but many misuse the stat ‘time spent in app.’ Rahim notes that airline and hotel apps are often pivotal even though users spend little time in them.… Continue reading »

Going Sky High: Building Links With the Skyscraper Technique

By: Bartosz Bala When it comes to building links for your site, it can be hard to garner links on your own. Relying on your content and your SEO to build up links from friendly sites is good, but it can take a lot longer than you’re willing to bet. However, there’s a method coined… Continue reading »

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.

Is a Consortium the Universal ID Solution?

By: Keith Petri Earlier this week AppNexus led the announcement of a new consortium organized to enable people-based media buying for programmatic advertising. Screen6 applauds both Brian O’Kelley and Travis May for taking the initiative to put together this open, industry-standard identity framework. The consortium’s goal is not a new concept, but it is the… Continue reading »

People of Ad Tech: Thunder CEO Victor Wong

Thunder CEO Victor Wong tells WIT Strategy Partner Bill Brazell that in a world of walled gardens, it has become increasingly important to have a place to create, store and distribute ads — and that’s the niche creative management platforms, or CMPs, have filled. Wong says creative has become the only common thread linking a… Continue reading »

Putting A Label On It: Editing Drug Labels On All Fronts

The pharmaceutical drug industry is one of the most highly regulated markets to exist and this is no surprise to marketers and consumers alike. The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulates pharmaceutical manufacturers to ensure the safety and efficacy of drugs, from the initial stages of conception to post FDA approval. Pharma companies must… Continue reading »

People of Ad Tech: LotLinx COO Jason Knight

LotLinx Chief Operating Officer Jason Knight tells WIT Strategy Partner Bill Brazell that inventory levels are swelling at auto dealerships, in part because of high lease returns. LotLinx finds shoppers that are looking for specific vehicles and – ahem – drives them to the right dealer’s lot. Music: “Morning Rays” by Jim Duffy. Used with… Continue reading »

Google Algorithm Updates: How to Prepare for the Unpredictable

  It’s only the end of April and already there have been multiple updates to search algorithms that have left digital marketers reeling. There are still updates that have happened that Google has yet to “confirm”. So, in a world of fluid changes in the SERPs, what do we, as digital marketers, do to prepare… Continue reading »

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 »

A Consultant’s Perspective: Q&A with Mike Drexler of Drexler Fajen & Partners

By: Tom Hespos Between media companies, advertising and marketing agencies, and the clients who hire them, there are dozens upon dozens of moving pieces at stake in their interactions. However, moving across all three branches of this industry are consultants, whose agencies work between clients, agencies, and media companies to ensure growth for all three,… Continue reading »

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