Quality

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People of Ad Tech: TruSignal CEO David Dowhan

TruSignal CEO David Dowhan tells WIT Strategy Partner Bill Brazell that his company just raised $5 million to help DSPs use offline data — including voter-registration files, investment files and car-purchase data — to build people-based lookalike audiences for online targeting. Music: “Morning Rays” by Jim Duffy. Used with permission.

People of Ad Tech: ADmantX VP Nick Welch

AdmantX VP Nick Welch tells WIT Strategy Partner Bill Brazell that publishers often define ‘brand safe’ more loosely than do the brands themselves. Welch sees natural-language processing as the best way to ensure brand safety for all parties. Music: “Morning Rays” by Jim Duffy. Used with permission.

People of Ad Tech: Infectious Media Global Director Dan Larden

Infectious Media Global Strategic Partnerships Director Dan Larden tells WIT Strategy Partner Bill Brazell that as more and more brands put their entire digital ad budgets into programmatic, brands can and should demand full impression-level transparency — and should optimize their campaigns toward proper business outcomes rather than metrics that are easily faked. Infectious Media… 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 »

People of Ad Tech: Harkness Hall Editorial Director Caroline Waxler

Harkness Hall Editorial Director Caroline Waxler tells WIT Strategy Partner Bill Brazell that the most successful events promise to solve genuine problems — and fulfill that promise. Editorial judgment is more important to that success than the choices of venue and food, yet many people underestimate the importance of that judgment. Music: “Morning Rays” by… Continue reading »

People of Ad Tech: whiteBULLET CEO Peter Szyszko

WhiteBULLET Solutions CEO Peter Szyszko tells WIT Strategy Partner Bill Brazell that many brands are inadvertently paying to advertise on sites that host illegal content. Szyszko’s company scours the web for such sites, using AI to enable programmatic bidders to evaluate site legitimacy in real time. Music: “Morning Rays” by Jim Duffy. Used with permission.

People of Ad Tech: Bombora CEO Erik Matlick

Bombora CEO Erik Matlick tells WIT Strategy Partner Bill Brazell that marketers, who need both quality and scale, often find that companies offer only one. Bombora organizes data that shows behavioral intent, enabling marketers to figure out which companies may be on the verge of a big purchase. Music: “Morning Rays” by Jim Duffy. Used… Continue reading »

People of Ad Tech: engage:BDR CEO Ted Dhanik

Engage:BDR CEO Ted Dhanik tells WIT Strategy Partner Bill Brazell about malvertising: What it is, how it works, and how companies like engage:BDR fight it. Dhanik explains that some bad actors now create LinkedIn profiles and fake email addresses to help them pose as employees of legitimate companies so they can spread malvertising by buying… Continue reading »

People of Ad Tech: Are You a Human CEO Ben Trenda

Ben Trenda, CEO of Are You a Human, tells WIT Strategy‘s Bill Brazell why it’s a problem that the Internet has failed to create good pathways for automated traffic. For one thing, more than half of Internet traffic today is non-human. And the highest-quality publishers often have the highest levels of non-human traffic — a… Continue reading »

People of Ad Tech: Rayno Report’s R. Scott Raynovich

Rayno Report founder and publisher R. Scott Raynovich tells WIT Strategy‘s Bill Brazell how online publishers can benefit from a focus on quality and specificity, how the siren song of ‘millions of pageviews’ can lead them astray, and what may have gone wrong for GigaOM. Music: Jim Duffy, “Morning Rays,” from “Side One.” Used with… Continue reading »

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