Targeting

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People of Ad Tech: Lenovo Senior Manager Mike Ballard

Lenovo Senior Digital Marketing Manager Mike Ballard tells WIT Strategy Partner Bill Brazell that ads built around the stories IT people tell each other work well, and personalized ads — of the kind Traction and Lenovo just created for 600,000 IT professionals — work even better. (You can see the ad here, personalized for Makegood… Continue reading »

People of Ad Tech: Semcasting CEO Ray Kingman

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.

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: 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 »

No Cord To Cut

Have you ever met a cord cutter? I’m sure you have.  What about a cord never?  I hadn’t until last week. I recently had the pleasure of traveling to the Underscore Krakow office to train the team on how broadcast negotiating and buying works in the United States. In preparation for the trip, I prepared… Continue reading »

People of Ad Tech: Sense360’s Eli Portnoy

Sense360 Co-founder and CEO Eli Portnoy tells WIT Strategy‘s Bill Brazell how cell-phone gyroscopes and accelerometers can work with GPS to give marketers and app makers a much more granular understanding of what cell-phone users are doing, and therefore what experiences may appeal to them. Portnoy explains a number of ways his company protects consumer… Continue reading »

People of Ad Tech: Netseer CEO John Mracek

Netseer CEO John Mracek explains to WIT Strategy‘s Bill Brazell how his company uses concept targeting in order to improve advertiser ROI. The company’s academic founders use ‘content graphs’ to better understand user intent. By anonymously tracking user’s page consumption, Netseer can create a cookie-based understanding of the people most likely to be interested in… Continue reading »

Humans Should Evaluate Ad Targeting, Not Machines

I have an arrival ritual when I get to the office in the morning.  I pick up a copy of The Wall Street Journal and I flip through the sections, smiling.  I’m smiling because this is an affirmation ritual.  None of my clients will end up in the Journal for their ad targeting practices, and… Continue reading »

Why Big Data Is Good At Puzzles, But Bad At Mysteries

You might say I’m a contrarian. Maybe it was my studies in philosophy when I was in college; maybe it was my strict upbringing; maybe it was 11 years of Catholic school. If you asked my wife, she would just say that I like to argue, regardless of the subject. Whatever the source, when I’m… Continue reading »

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