Programmatic

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People of Ad Tech: Thunder CEO Victor Wong

Programmatic creative company Thunder CEO Victor Wong tells WIT Strategy Partner Bill Brazell that programmatic technology finds the right people, but doesn’t always deliver the right message. Procter & Gamble and others question programmatic’s promise. Wong says the real problem is a widespread failure to customize ads. Music: “Morning Rays” by Jim Duffy. Used with… 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: Brightcom CEO Gali Arnon

Brightcom CEO Gali Arnon tells WIT Strategy Partner Bill Brazell that while programmatic advertising has taken control away from some marketers and publishers, there are systems available to make things right. Her company, formerly known as Ybrant, is expanding globally to offer such solutions. Music: “Morning Rays” by Jim Duffy. Used with permission.

People of Ad Tech: Bauer Xcel Media President Christian Baesler

Christian Baesler, president of Bauer Xcel Media — the digital division of Bauer Media Group — tells WIT Strategy Partner Bill Brazell that while his company still has a direct-sales team, it no longer relies on direct sales. The company’s lean media strategy empowers its editors to use analytics to focus on the stories that… Continue reading »

First-Party Data and The Importance of Data-Sharing Trends

By Maor Sadra, Managing Director, AppLift An increasing number of mobile advertisers are opting to share first-party data with their advertising providers to drive better results for their campaigns through improved audience targeting and to combat fraud. But in the ad tech industry, data is gold and privacy paramount, so the decision to share data should… Continue reading »

People of Ad Tech: Signal CRO Marc Kiven

Signal Founder and Chief Revenue Officer Marc Kiven tells WIT Strategy partner Bill Brazell that whereas programmatic media is about efficiency, addressable media is about putting the right ad in front of exactly the right person at the right time. As buyers insist on knowing exactly who their ads are reaching, off of Facebook as… Continue reading »

People of Ad Tech: Genesis Media CEO Mark Yackanich

Genesis Media CEO Mark Yackanich tells WIT Strategy Partner Bill Brazell that while his company is finding less fraud on desktop, it finds a little more of it in mobile. Noting a constraint on the supply of quality video advertising, he sees the unification of ad servers like Genesis partner Smart AdServer with SSPs and… Continue reading »

People of Ad Tech: AudienceXpress President Walt Horstman

AudienceXpress President Walt Horstman tells WIT Strategy Partner Bill Brazell that AudienceXpress, which was recently acquired by Comcast, is now announcing two major advances in its programmatic-TV platform: (1) An industry-first API that enables demand-side partners to partner with their platform; and (2) A self-serve user interface that enables agency partners to login, build their… Continue reading »

The Top Five Makegood Articles of 2015

December rolls around, and another year has passed. Fifty-two weeks gone in a snap, with another set ready to roll out at the stroke of midnight, January 1st. And in that time, we’ve published some great pieces. We’ve listened to you, our readers, and noted the ones where you just couldn’t get enough. Last year… Continue reading »

The Dark Side of Automation

When I was a kid, I programmed my Commodore 64 to pick lottery numbers for my Dad.  Sounds easy, but I wrote a flexible program that could pick numbers for the daily numbers or Lotto (in its 40, 48 and 54 iterations) and it picked numbers without repeats.  It took me a few hours to… Continue reading »

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