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Artificial Intelligence is Taking Over

By: Hemali Lakhani As a noob at South by Southwest (or “South By,” as the cool kids call it), explaining the scene requires the use of the phrase “controlled chaos.” From the second you land in Austin, to your first adventure down 6th Street, the feeling is a combination of concert, convention, and rave. Attendees… Continue reading »

The Conference Effect

In the US alone, more than 6,000 medical conferences will be taking place this year. That’s 6,000 opportunities for pharma advertisers to get their brand in front of eager physicians, who are making the choice to travel from coast to coast, all in the name of education. Medical conferences have a unique role, in that… Continue reading »

People of Ad Tech: GlobalWide Media Director Zackary Cantor

GlobalWide Media Director of Decision Sciences Zackary Cantor tells WIT Strategy Partner Bill Brazell that even as technology has evolved, consumer behavior has not — many consumers continue to rely on the word of mouth of their peers for purchase recommendations. GlobalWide Media taps into that peer network in an effort to leverage influence authentically.… Continue reading »

The Importance of Auditing

By: Tom Hespos Does advertising need a refresher on the importance of auditing? I think it does. Never in my career have I seen media auditing and verification take a backseat quite like it does today. In the first few years of my career, it was unheard of for major national advertisers to buy ads… Continue reading »

Fixing The Media Planning Process

By: Hemali Lakhani You don’t have to stand alone in defending your ad plan anymore. We know you’re often asked to be the one standing in front of senior management to present your plan and defend your approach when the last of the planning sessions come to a close. Sure, you’re smart, and yes, you… Continue reading »

People of Ad Tech: Adform N.A. GM Julian Baring

Adform North American General Manager Julian Baring tells WIT Strategy Partner Bill Brazell about the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation, or GDPR, which will take effect in May 2018. (Baring notes the site counting that day down.) Noncompliance will cost violators 4% of their global annual revenue. Music: “Morning Rays” by Jim Duffy. Used with… Continue reading »

People of Ad Tech: Intermarkets Programmatic Strategy VP Erik Requidan

Intermarkets Programmatic Strategy VP Erik Requidan tells WIT Strategy Partner Bill Brazell that programmatic sales are redefining direct sales, and argues that header bidding integration gives buyers the clarity they need to access premium inventory in an automated fashion. Music: “Morning Rays” by Jim Duffy. Used with permission.

Back To School, Back To Basics

By: Lynnsey Rijos “When will I ever need to use this in real life?” is a common question among those in grade school or high school. We’ve all had subjects we were forced to take, but knew there was no way any of it would apply outside of the classroom. Believe it or not, we –… Continue reading »

People of Ad Tech: Extreme Reach CTO Dan Brackett

Extreme Reach Chief Technology Officer Dan Brackett tells WIT Strategy Partner Bill Brazell that the process of putting video ads up is a mess. Brackett’s company sought to fix the mess by becoming “the YouTube of video commercials” — an ad cloud that makes millions of video ads readily accessible for all formats. Music: “Morning… Continue reading »

People of Ad Tech: EnaCor CEO Alan Coppola

EnaCor CEO Alan Coppola tells WIT Strategy Partner Bill Brazell that ensuring brand safety is an arms race: As soon as a company defends against one attack, bad actors invent something new. Only machines can bring scale — but machines need to learn the difference between dancing and fighting. Music: “Morning Rays” by Jim Duffy.… Continue reading »

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