SAP’s CMO Targets B2B Decision-Makers Beyond The C-Suite

What do an international pop group, the creator of “American Idol,” Cirque du Soleil and actor Clive Owen have in common? SAP. “Marketers in the B2B space have to realize one very simple and fundamental thing: We are all human beings,” said Alicia Tillman, SAP’s chief marketing officer. “We as B2B marketers need to speakContinue reading »

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Magna: Programmatic Video And Mobile Grow Up

Programmatic dollars flowing to video and mobile have finally surpassed spend on desktop and banner ads. This year, mobile made up 53% of global programmatic spend by device, while video ads accounted for 51% of programmatic spend by format, according to Magna’s Programmatic 2018 report. (Magna did not include video inventory on over-the-top devices inContinue reading »

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The Future Of Search Has No Keywords

“Data-Driven Thinking” is written by members of the media community and contains fresh ideas on the digital revolution in media. Today’s column is written by Jared Belsky, CEO at 360i. Since the first clicks on Lycos, AltaVista and Ask.com in the mid-1990s, search has been about keywords. Brands, clients and platforms like Google were built on this modelContinue reading »

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Most ANA Members Use An In-House Agency; Twitter’s First GDPR Inquiry

Here’s today’s AdExchanger.com news round-up… Want it by email? Sign up here. In The House Seventy-eight percent of ANA members reported having some form of an in-house agency, according to a study of 412 marketers that was released Monday by the trade body. That number is up from 58% in 2013. Forty-four percent of respondents saidContinue reading »

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FreeWheel Launches Ad Product Suite, Boosts Competition With Roku

FreeWheel released the next generation of its ad exchange on Tuesday. The Comcast-owned ad server built off its legacy ad exchange, enhanced by technology from its acquisition of StickyAds in 2016, for its updated ad product suite, DRIVE. The new exchange is designed to let marketers more easily buy over-the-top (OTT), set-top box video onContinue reading »

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Hearts & Science Calls To Replace First-Price Auction With Reformed Second-Price Model

The switch to first-price auctions last year is causing programmatic buyers to pay more, according to research from media agency Hearts & Science. In one test, a first-price auction drove CPMs up by more than 50%. The Omnicom agency wants programmatic to create “clean” second-price auctions to remove the premium that buyers pay. It doesn’tContinue reading »

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Apple’s Upgraded Intelligent Tracking Prevention May Cause Conversions To Crash

“Data-Driven Thinking” is written by members of the media community and contains fresh ideas on the digital revolution in media. Today’s column is written by Simon Harris, head of programmatic activation at Dentsu Aegis Network. Each fall, Apple releases a new iPhone with the promise that it’s the best iPhone ever. This year’s iPhones areContinue reading »

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Google’s Adam Stewart On Finding The Right YouTube Influencer For Your Brand

Contrary to popular belief, video did not kill the radio star. It made them a YouTube influencer. Advertisers use influencer marketing to reach consumers at a time of increased ad aversion. But the sheer volume of influencers and content on YouTube alone can be overwhelming for advertisers searching for the best fit for their brand.Continue reading »

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Guardian Settles Suit Vs Rubicon; In-Housing Road Bumps At Vodafone?

Here’s today’s AdExchanger.com news round-up… Want it by email? Sign up here. The Hand That Fees Rubicon Project and the British news publisher The Guardian have reached a settlement in their legal disputes about alleged hidden fees, reports The Wall Street Journal. The suit, filed last year, alleged that the ad tech company charged undisclosed feesContinue reading »

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TripAdvisor: For TV Attribution, ‘Correlation Doesn’t Cut It’

The CEO of TripAdvisor, Steve Kaufer, has a motto: “If it’s worth doing, it’s worth measuring.” Which is why TV had to prove itself before earning a spot on the travel review site’s media plan. Until 2013, TripAdvisor spent most of its budget on digital, mainly because of its measurability. There’s a lack of “direct,Continue reading »

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