Marketers Ignore Retention And Loyalty At Their Peril

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“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 Marc Kiven, founder and chief strategy officer of Signal. CEOs know that the most valuable customers are those they already have. Unfortunately, most marketing campaigns are still oriented toward acquiring new customersContinue reading »

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Google’s Browser Changes Highlight The Need For Better Video Strategies

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“On TV And Video” is a column exploring opportunities and challenges in advanced TV and video. Today’s column is written by Field Garthwaite, CEO and co-founder at IRIS TV.   In addition to Facebook’s latest changes to the news feed, the important changes taking place in Google Chrome, the world’s most popular browser, are forcingContinue reading »

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Roku Ad Biz Skyrockets; Pandora Makes A Programmatic Promise

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Here’s today’s AdExchanger.com news round-up… Want it by email? Sign up here. OTT Hypergrowth Roku’s ad business is growing fast, representing about three-quarters of its total platform revenue in 2017. In its Q4 earnings, the company said 2017 platform revenue grew 115% to $225 million, meaning Roku made roughly $168 million in ad revenue last year.Continue reading »

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NBC Hires An SVP Of Ad Tech And Other Talent To Boost Advanced TV Ad Measurement

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NBCUniversal is deepening its bench of data-driven executives, revealing on Wednesday that it had hired its first SVP of advertising technology, Ed Kozek. Kozek was previously SVP of ad product and engineering for The Weather Co., where he worked on the audience and data platform WeatherFX. Now he will manage NBCU’s proprietary ad products. NBCUContinue reading »

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Gannett Leans Into Local Flavor To Grow Its Pie Of National Ad Spend

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With local outposts in cities across the country, Gannett has an insider’s view into American communities and what their residents want and need from big brands. “Big, national brands often don’t want to be perceived as big, national brands,” said Kevin Gentzel, chief revenue officer at Gannett. “They want to feel embedded in local communities,Continue reading »

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What’s Old Is New Again As Online Sellers Rediscover SMS Text

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Mobile texting never quite made it into the marketer toolkit, but some online sellers are re-examining SMS as a more cost-effective way to engage known customers than advertising. And ecommerce tech vendors are beefing up mobile messaging because the channel now supports data-driven segmentation, like retargeting campaigns. These capabilities are increasingly valuable as frictionless mobileContinue reading »

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Could The Chrome Ad Blocker Help Programmatic Move Past The Click-Through Rate?

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“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 Michael Lehman, vice president of supply at TripleLift. Despite efforts to evolve private marketplaces, investment in automated guaranteed and recent developments around non-standard formats being transacted programmatically, the indirect channelContinue reading »

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Facebook’s Declining Share Of Total Media Consumption; Another Call For A ‘Big Tech Break-up’

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Here’s today’s AdExchanger.com news round-up… Want it by email? Sign up here. Strike A Happy Media Digital media consumption grew 13% last year, according to an examination of Nielsen Digital Content Ratings by Pivotal Research analyst Brian Wieser. Verizon, Amazon, Snapchat and Twitter were relatively flat in terms of their share of digital media consumption fromContinue reading »

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Pandora Finally Launches Programmatic Audio

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Call it fashionably late: Pandora has finally showed up to the programmatic audio party. The digital audio platform said Tuesday buyers can now purchase its audio inventory programmatically through a private marketplace (PMP) via The Trade Desk, MediaMath and AdsWizz’s AudioMatic DSP. Pandora is testing the PMP in a pilot program with five to 10Continue reading »

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The Associated Press Uses AI To Boost Content And Video Volume

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Like most publishers, The Associated Press (AP) wanted to increase its video and article output without straining its staff or resources. A few years ago, the AP began researching ways it could leverage artificial intelligence and machine learning to improve its internal processes. The publisher then formed a cross-functional AI committee to vet new technologyContinue reading »

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