Consumer Engagement

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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 »

Being Careful with Mobile Interstitials

By: Jess Carson I know, it seems like every two seconds the “all-powerful” Google is updating its algorithm to further enhance user experience (which is the holy grail because, let’s face it, users are difficult). Back in August of 2016, Google announced that it would start “cracking down” on “intrusive interstitials” (say that three times… Continue reading »

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: DWA CEO Bob Ray

DWA CEO Bob Ray tells WIT Strategy Partner Bill Brazell that the proper blend of data and creative can make advertising important to individual consumers. The goal is not efficiency, Ray says, but effectiveness. Ray adds that it’s important to promote diversity in every workplace, and says it’s tragic that the tech and ad industries… Continue reading »

More Marketing Lessons from the 2016 Election

Did social listening lead political pundits down the wrong path during the election? A few weeks ago, I wrote a piece on the marketing lessons we can all learn from the 2016 U.S. general election, knowing that there were many more to come. One of the biggest lessons since learned concerns social listening, its current… Continue reading »

People of Ad Tech: Fohr Card Founder James Nord

Fohr Card Founder and CEO James Nord tells WIT Strategy Partner Bill Brazell that his early success on Tumblr showed him the power of creating a following, and inspired him to create a platform that could bring brands and influencers together. Music: “Morning Rays” by Jim Duffy. Used with permission.

People of Ad Tech: Aki Technologies CEO Scott Swanson

Aki Technologies CEO Scott Swanson tells WIT Strategy Partner Bill Brazell that Aki was able recently to raise $3.75 million because it targets users based on “ad receptivity” — that is, on the kind of moment they’re probably having. Swanson says too few ad campaigns offer enough creatives to reach people appropriately. Music: “Morning Rays”… 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 »

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 »

Considerations for Global Paid Search: One Size Does NOT Fit All!

By: Oliver Nelson Everyone knows Europeans use search engines the same way Americans do, right? Perhaps surprisingly, that is not the truth! While cookie cutters may mystify (some say make) the baker, they fail miserably when it comes to successful digital marketing. Paid search is a great example of this: too often advertisers try and… Continue reading »

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