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People of Ad Tech: GingerMay Founder Victoria Usher

GingerMay Founder and Managing Director Victoria Usher tells WIT Strategy Partner Bill Brazell how her global tech PR firm uses a company’s differentiators to create thought-leadership campaigns. Usher also explains how public relations in Europe works differently than in the U.S. Music: “Morning Rays” by Jim Duffy. Used with permission.

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 »

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 »

Consolidation Is Key For Global Campaigns

By: Tom Hespos It’s time for agencies to stop believing that advertisers are impressed by multinational agency networks when it comes to their global campaigns. When pressed about what makes these networks so good at what they do, large agencies often make vague references to “local nuances” of the markets they serve.  While that may… Continue reading »

People of Ad Tech: SuperAwesome CEO Dylan Collins

SuperAwesome CEO Dylan Collins tells WIT Strategy Partner Bill Brazell that as 10-year-olds become the unofficial CTOs of their households, and influence parental purchases, electronics and auto advertisers have begun to aim ads at them. Advertisers can’t use cookies or any kind of profiling on kids under 13, though — and that protected group is… Continue reading »

Understanding Agency Global Capabilities

How much do global offices of larger agencies really collaborate on a global piece of business? Not surprisingly, it has a lot to do with how the bigger company is structured and things may not always be as they seem. When an agency says they have feet on the ground in other countries in a… Continue reading »

Global SEM: You Say To-may-to and I Say Tom-mah-to

From the growth of Amazon and Alibaba, it is clear that many brands seek to sell well beyond their native boarders and traditional markets. One of the primary starting points for new purchases is search but assuming search is the same across the globe is a mistake that can cost retailers and brands a significant… Continue reading »

Global Marketing’s WEIRD Problem

My colleague Gavin Wilson, MD Northern & Southern Europe, recently penned a piece for PerformanceIN. In it, he explored the concept of WEIRD and its impact on marketing. I must confess that prior to reading the article, I wasn’t familiar with WEIRD — an acronym that stands for Western, Educated, Industrialized, Rich and Democratic. It’s a… Continue reading »

Opera Mediawork’s Acquisition Names Scott Swanson President

 Scott Swanson is currently the President of Global Ad Sales at Opera Mediaworks, the world’s leading mobile advertising platform. Prior to Opera Mediaworks, Swanson founded Mobile Theory, consulting firm 47 Media, and was the GM and VP at Glam Media. The Makegood recently spoke with Swanson about Opera Mediawork’s acquisition of Mobile Theory. The Makegood: With… Continue reading »

We’ve Flattened The Media World

Over the past year of aggressively pitching multinational clients for media planning and buying assignments, I realized that clients were often unsure about how an advertising agency located in North America could plan a media campaign in other countries. This got me thinking about all the elements that have changed in the media landscape, such… Continue reading »