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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 »

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: PebblePost Chief Product Officer Adam Solomon

PebblePost Chief Product Officer Adam Solomon tells WIT Strategy Partner Bill Brazell about programmatic direct mail, which he argues is the first new marketing channel after search and social. The company sees conversion rates in the range of 5%-10%, but Solomon holds that, when it comes to tracking, “just because we *can* do something doesn’t… Continue reading »

People of Ad Tech: TVSquared Chief Analytics Officer Blair Robertson

TVSquared Chief Analytics Officer Blair Robertson tells WIT Strategy Partner Bill Brazell that just as with display ads, the ability to measure clicks has led marketers to overvalue direct-response video and TV ads at the expense of branding. Music: “Morning Rays” by Jim Duffy. Used with permission.

People of Ad Tech: IAB Tech Lab GM Alanna Gombert

IAB Tech Lab General Manager Alanna Gombert tells WIT Strategy Partner Bill Brazell that she and her team act as ad-industry therapists, bringing advertisers, agencies and publishers to consensus. The IAB Tech Lab supports the consumer-identity work Jordan Mitchell and DigiTrust are doing. Music: “Morning Rays” by Jim Duffy. Used with permission.

People of Ad Tech: Thunder CEO Victor Wong

Thunder CEO Victor Wong tells WIT Strategy Partner Bill Brazell that in a world of walled gardens, it has become increasingly important to have a place to create, store and distribute ads — and that’s the niche creative management platforms, or CMPs, have filled. Wong says creative has become the only common thread linking a… Continue reading »

People of Ad Tech: Crealytics CEO Andreas Reiffen

Google Earnings Edition: Crealytics CEO and Cofounder Andreas Reiffen tells WIT Strategy Partner Bill Brazell that when Google reports its earnings after the market closes on Thursday, we should learn that Cost-Per-Click, or CPC, has dropped even as Google itself has continued to grow. In explaining how Google pulls off that trick, Reiffen expands on… Continue reading »

People of Ad Tech: ROI Influencer Media CEO Seth Kean

ROI Influencer Media CEO Seth Kean tells WIT Strategy Partner Bill Brazell why he argued in a recent Ad Age column that many brands don’t appreciate celebrities the way they should. Hot trend: Brands increasingly want to buy influencer marketing the way they buy display media. Music: “Morning Rays” by Jim Duffy. Used with permission.

People of Ad Tech: AdSemble CEO Matthew Olivieri

AdSemble CEO Matthew Olivieri tells WIT Strategy Partner Bill Brazell that by the year 2020, more than half of America’s static billboards will be digitized. AdSemble is building a marketplace that enables advertisers to buy ads on all the digital billboards within, say, 15 miles of a particular city. Music: “Morning Rays” by Jim Duffy.… Continue reading »

People of Ad Tech: StackCommerce CEO Josh Payne

StackCommerce CEO and Founder Josh Payne tells WIT Strategy Partner Bill Brazell that publishers seeking to monetize their sites ought to consider options like ‘native commerce,’ a white-label shop that offers inventory relevant to their audience. Music: “Morning Rays” by Jim Duffy. Used with permission.

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