Sales

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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 »

People of Ad Tech: Metamarkets CEO Mike Driscoll

Metamarkets Founder and CEO Mike Driscoll, who learned to love data while earning a doctorate in computer science and biology, tells WIT Strategy Partner Bill Brazell that brands now recognize that they’re paying not just for performance, but also for the data that can tell them who they’re reaching and how. Metamarkets itself does not… Continue reading »

People of Ad Tech: Taptica COO Galia Reichenstein

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.

People of Ad Tech: Dynamic Yield CEO Liad Agmon

Dynamic Yield CEO Liad Agmon tells WIT Strategy Partner Bill Brazell that e-commerce is broken because there are too many chefs in the kitchen. The e-commerce tech stack is too fragmented, and each tool sees only a small part of the consumer’s journey. Agmon says that, like Facebook, e-retailers should run multiple, ongoing A/B tests… Continue reading »

People of Ad Tech: Pepperjam CEO Michael Jones

As MediaPost’s Laurie Sullivan first reported, performance marketing leader EBay Enterprise Marketing Solutions became Pepperjam on April 6. Pepperjam CEO Michael Jones tells WIT Strategy Partner Bill Brazell that he’s excited to move back to the brand he was leading when eBay acquired it in 2011. Recent acquisitions make Pepperjam the world’s largest affiliate network,… Continue reading »

People of Ad Tech: TruSignal Marketing VP Pete LaFond

TruSignal Marketing VP Pete LaFond tells WIT Strategy Partner Bill Brazell that his company uses offline profile data to better understand the people it’s targeting online. He describes an upcoming self-serve interface that will enable people to combine a sample customer list or CRM data with offline data. Finally LaFond, a former Yahoo exec, offers… Continue reading »

People of Ad Tech: Upstream Group CEO Doug Weaver

Upstream Group Founder and CEO Doug Weaver tells WIT Strategy Partner Bill Brazell that while sales is always a solitary profession — “it’s you and your number” — the automated algorithms of ad tech can make it even more so. Drawing on deep experience, Weaver urges salespeople to avoid bragging about their product right off… Continue reading »

Business Insider CRO Pete Spande on “People of Ad Tech”

Business Insider Chief Revenue Officer Pete Spande tells WIT Strategy‘s Bill Brazell about the unusual route he took to a career in ad tech; the one phrase ad-tech CEOs should stop using; and the importance of writing skills – yes, writing – in our automated future. Music: “Morning Rays” by Jim Duffy. Used with permission.

People of Ad Tech: MediaRadar Co-founder and CEO Todd Krizelman

MediaRadar Co-founder and CEO Todd Krizelman explains that his company provides ad-sales teams with sales intelligence, talks about the joy he felt recently in promoting two people from within, and tells us what’s next for native advertising.

Five Simple Questions Agencies Should Ask All Sales Reps

  With any length of time in the emerging media space, media buyers develop a sixth sense that helps them sniff out the charlatans.  We’re pitched by companies at all stages in the game, from established media brands to week-old startups, and they all claim they have the secret sauce for engaging consumers with your… Continue reading »

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