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 »
catalyst s+f CEO John Durham tells WIT Strategy Partner Bill Brazell that he’s excited to see brands pushing limits to get their messages out. Durham says that while technology has surged, and mobile is becoming the only screen that matters, wise brands remember that it’s always about people. Music: “Morning Rays” by Jim Duffy. Used… Continue reading »
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 »
Taptica COO Galia Reichenstein tells WIT Strategy Partner Bill Brazell that a lack of resources explains why the Software-as-a-Service model won’t work well for mobile. Taptica’s machine-learning platform has used data from gaming, restaurant, travel and other advertising partners in order to improve its overall performance. Music: “Morning Rays” by Jim Duffy. Used with permission.
SITO Mobile SVP of Channel Strategy Mike Gamaroff tells WIT Strategy Partner Bill Brazell that it’s time for Out-of-home (OOH) and mobile advertising to converge. Gamaroff says that until now, OOH has been a ‘faith-based’ form of advertising: It seems to work, but is hard to measure. Mobile is measurable, but not terribly viewable: the… Continue reading »
AppLift CEO Tim Koschella tells WIT Strategy Partner Bill Brazell that automation, native ads and video ads are all increasingly important to the mobile-app business. AppLift uses advertising to help app makers launch their apps, convert visitors into buyers, and then remind them of the app so they keep using it. Music: “Morning Rays” by… Continue reading »
Aki Technologies CEO Scott Swanson tells WIT Strategy Partner Bill Brazell that Aki was able recently to raise $3.75 million because it targets users based on “ad receptivity” — that is, on the kind of moment they’re probably having. Swanson says too few ad campaigns offer enough creatives to reach people appropriately. Music: “Morning Rays”… Continue reading »
Semcasting Founder and CEO Ray Kingman tells WIT Strategy Partner Bill Brazell that marketers face new challenges reaching people on multiple screens. Kingman explains that Semcasting’s Mobile Footprints — announced today — addresses this challenge by combining IP targeting with geofencing. Music: “Morning Rays” by Jim Duffy. Used with permission.
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 »
Is there such a thing as too much publicity? In the age of social media, we’re programmed to share information and experiences in real-time – anything from celebrity encounters, to world travels, to baby’s first steps, to DIY projects. Whether it’s good or bad, news travels fast; and it travels even faster on online. For… Continue reading »