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People of Ad Tech: 20nine CEO Greg Ricciardi

20nine President and CEO Greg Ricciardi tells WIT Strategy Partner Bill Brazell that many ad-tech companies focus so intently on their technology that they forget they’re selling to humans. Ricciardi says it’s not about the quality of your technology — it’s about the benefits you can provide for your customers. Music: “Morning Rays” by Jim… Continue reading »

Goodbye, Blockbuster.  Hello, Franchise Approach.

By: Amanda Fiore As the healthcare industry changes year over year, pharmaceutical companies must adapt to the ebb and flow. We have said goodbye to the “Age of the Blockbuster,” when high revenue-generating drugs took priority, bringing in at least $1 billion annually singlehandedly. Pharmaceutical companies typically launched one to two of these blockbuster drugs… Continue reading »

People of Ad Tech: LKQD COO Scott Alexander

LKQD COO Scott Alexander tells WIT Strategy Partner Bill Brazell that the transition from Flash to HTML5 video ads has been uneven, as a lot of ad inventory still uses the Flash code base. Publishers understandably want to be ready for ads using both formats; that’s the problem LKQD formed to solve. Music: “Morning Rays”… Continue reading »

Don’t Throw Out The Programmatic Baby With The RTB Bathwater

Be honest.  When you hear the word “programmatic,” what’s the first thing you think of? If you’re like a lot of marketers, your brain might conjure up images of digital ads, ad exchanges, bidding algorithms and targeting personas.  And this is a problem. Digital has always had its issues with lingo and tech talk.  The… Continue reading »

People of Ad Tech: Smart AdServer CMO Corey Kronengold

Smart AdServer CMO Corey Kronengold tells WIT Strategy Partner Bill Brazell that a recent Google announcement — that it will downgrade the search ranking of mobile sites that use “intrusive interstitials” — represents an abuse of power by the search giant. Kronengold argues that it’s simply not Google’s place to tell publishers how to generate… Continue reading »

How Do We Begin the Healing?

Predictably, in the wake of reports and recommendations to the ANA by K2 and Ebiquity on agency transparency, and subsequent reactions and rebuttals by the AAAA, nobody has been able to agree on a course forward. There’s an elephant in the room, though, one that pundits have touched on but haven’t exactly told us how… Continue reading »

People of Ad Tech: Grapevine CEO Brendan Lattrell

Grapevine Founder and CEO Brendan Lattrell tells WIT Strategy Partner Bill Brazell that he left his job as a TV producer when he saw YouTube videos garnering more viewers than TV shows. Lattrell sees Influencer Marketing as the best solution to ad blocking and falling ratings. Music: “Morning Rays” by Jim Duffy. Used with permission.

How to Filter Bias from your Media Plans

  On our way to becoming media generalists, we are first specialists.  And the medium we first specialize in can hold a special place in our hearts like a first summer crush. But solid rationale and a wide range of considerations are the drivers of successful campaigns, and letting our feelings get in the way… Continue reading »

People of Ad Tech: VideoAmp CBO Jay Prasad

VideoAmp Chief Business Officer Jay Prasad tells WIT Strategy Partner Bill Brazell that ‘Advanced TV’ seeks to organize all of the viewing that is now taking place across numerous devices, in order to provide appropriate data-driven advertising. His company seeks to attribute video viewing to the appropriate individual, sending the right ads at scale regardless… Continue reading »

People of Ad Tech: Qualia CEO Kathy Leake

Qualia CEO Kathy Leake, an expert in cross-device marketing, tells WIT Strategy Partner Bill Brazell that 97% of venture capitalists are male — so if you’re a woman raising money, it helps to speak their language: Cut to the chase. Use bullet points. Explain your value in three minutes, because that’s all you have. Music:… Continue reading »