When have walled gardens ever been good for digital advertising? As an industry, we are doomed to repeat our history with walled gardens because we haven’t learned from it sufficiently. The truth is that most ad-supported walled gardens end up dying after marketers struggle to measure them and either can’t come to any meaningful conclusion… Continue reading »
If agencies are transparent about media they’re reselling to their clients, is that enough? The 4As recently announced that member agencies failing to adhere to their transparency guidelines could end up purged from the organization. That’s a harsh penalty that will, no doubt, make agencies think twice about opaque arrangements that allow them to earn… Continue reading »
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 »
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 »
GDM Group Chief Revenue Officer Mark Hassin tells WIT Strategy Partner Bill Brazell that marketers today find it difficult to work with multiple vendors toward widely varying KPIs — so ClickDealer and MobAir merged to form GDM Group, giving marketers a unified platform. Hassin said GDM Group’s international footprint — its employees speak 11 languages… Continue reading »
StreetFight Cofounder and CEO Laura Rich tells WIT Strategy Partner Bill Brazell about StreetFight’s new National-to-Local Marketers report, and describes ways to address the challenges that face vertical publications. Music: “Morning Rays” by Jim Duffy. Used with permission.
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.
By: Cindy Seebeck Broadcast buyers count themselves among some of the best negotiators in the media business, but negotiation means a lot more than simply getting the best price for a schedule. Did you know that over focusing on getting the best price can put you at higher risk of preemption and keep you from… Continue reading »
Nudge Cofounder and CEO Ben Young tells WIT Strategy Partner Bill Brazell that measuring the effectiveness of online marketing content is tricky. Moreover, contrary to conventional wisdom, many consumers prefer longer content. Young also describes an American business quirk that surprised him when he moved to NYC from New Zealand. Music: “Morning Rays” by Jim… Continue reading »
How can a new app, in less than a week, beat out Twitter in daily usage? If you’re into mobile marketing, that’s a nagging question in a world when countless apps launch each week and a scant few attract any sort of notice. A lot has been written about Pokemon Go this week, mostly about… Continue reading »