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There’s No Humor In Ignorance

By: Tom Hespos It’s been almost a week since Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg wrapped up his testimony on Capitol Hill, and digital advertising still doesn’t get it. I know. Congressional testimony began to mimic those awkward moments when you have to explain modern technology to your hopelessly lost elderly relatives. Yes, it was painful for… Continue reading »

People of Ad Tech: Robert Daniel

Executive Robert Daniel tells WIT Strategy Partner Bill Brazell that transparency (in the kinds of data being sold and the fees being charged) and verification (of billing accuracy) will both surge in the year ahead. Arguing that talk about the Google-Facebook duopoly is overdone, Daniels says there’s still a lot of room for growth for… Continue reading »

The Importance of Social Listening

By: Martin Cahill So much of what we do in marketing and Search is geared toward execution. Making campaigns, creating content, developing tags, gauging customers or consumers or visitors, forecasting, and so on, all of it is centered around preparation, implementation, and execution. And while the great part of that execution and reporting can be… Continue reading »

The Machines Won’t Do It All: Why Programmatic Marketing Augments, Not Eliminates, Human Insights

By Mike Driscoll, Metamarkets In today’s age of automation, many industries are questioning what the impact of robots will be on their jobs. The exponential growth of programmatic media has brought this to the forefront in digital marketing, as campaign managers fear that their media buying expertise will be rendered obsolete within a matter of… Continue reading »

How Twitter Is Changing for Advertisers

By: Martin Cahill Twitter’s constant controversy and advertiser fear of making missteps can be discouraging, but can Twitter’s consumer attention be ignored? A little more than ten years ago, Twitter launched, and became a hub for community engagement, news, silly stories and memes, and a way of reaching people, and in doing so, bringing them… Continue reading »

Marketing Lessons from the U.S. Election

Depending on how you voted, you’re either cheering this week or you’re doing your best to cope with the nation’s choice for President of the United States.  But whatever your political leanings, there are several important takeaways from this election cycle that we can apply to our own campaigns.  Let’s share some learning in the… Continue reading »

The Presidential Debates Have Become Something The WWE Would Dream Up

From Trump’s pre-debate press conference to the non-handshake heard around the country, the debates are causing people to search. Sunday night’s Town Hall debate drew 69MM viewers (down nearly 20% from the first debate) but there was no shortage of dramatic moments. To understand what viewers were thinking, our team reviewed the top search trends… Continue reading »

Hiding Behind Garden Walls

When have walled gardens ever been good for digital advertising? As an industry, we are doomed to repeat our history with walled gardens because we haven’t learned from it sufficiently.  The truth is that most ad-supported walled gardens end up dying after marketers struggle to measure them and either can’t come to any meaningful conclusion… Continue reading »

Could Pokemon Go Rob Mindshare from Facebook and Twitter?

How can a new app, in less than a week, beat out Twitter in daily usage? If you’re into mobile marketing, that’s a nagging question in a world when countless apps launch each week and a scant few attract any sort of notice.  A lot has been written about Pokemon Go this week, mostly about… Continue reading »

What Ever Happened To Virtual Reality?

By: Lynnsey Rijos We all know the rules of supply and demand. The success of a product or brand is dependent upon the demand in the market. The demand for virtual reality (VR) technology, however, does not seem to be high. While millennials and the subsequent generation are the first to embrace this innovation, VR… Continue reading »

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