Goodway Group Prez Jay Friedman Fights The Good Fight Against Last-Click Attribution

Believe it or not, many marketers still use last-click attribution. Goodway Group President Jay Friedman has had enough of it. So, he’s pushing the indie programmatic platform to tie all campaign measurement to lift-based metrics. “By requiring a lift-based approach, we can avoid vanity metrics,” he said. “It’s changed the dynamic of our relationships withContinue reading »

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Hacking Amazon: Agencies Create Workarounds For An Emerging Ad Giant

It’s no longer a secret that Amazon is becoming a dominant player in the digital advertising industry. It’s also no secret among agency buyers that Amazon’s platforms are notoriously difficult to use. While forgiving Amazon’s ad platform for being a work-in-progress, agencies complain of clunky interfaces, limited automation and minimal reporting granularity. The lack ofContinue reading »

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Omnicom Acquires Consulting Firm Credera

Omnicom said Thursday it had acquired Credera, a small management and technology consulting firm with offices in Denver, Dallas and Houston. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Credera works with Fortune 500 companies including Southwest Airlines, Chili’s and The Container Store to build consumer tech platforms, integrate mar tech systems and consult on organizingContinue reading »

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Rethinking The Agency Model With Mr Jones

After a three-year stint as Havas CEO, David Jones realized the agency model needed more than a revamp. It needed a complete restart. “It got to a point where it would be far easier to build a technology company that does marketing than to try to change a big legacy business into that,” he said.Continue reading »

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Horizon Vet Adam Heimlich On His New Role At GALE Partners: Clients Are Hungry For Strategy And Activation

Adam Heimlich, the newly minted SVP of media at MDC digital agency GALE Partners, enjoys telling it like it is. “Traditional agencies blew it in digital and there’s a big market gap there – a lot of money at stake,” said Heimlich, who left Horizon Media in June after nearly five years at the agency, whereContinue reading »

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PR Firms Start Pitching Programmatic

Forward-thinking public relations firms are becoming savvy programmatic media buyers as the worlds of earned and paid collide. Paid social has been a core skillset for PR professionals for some time, but PR firms are now hiring talent from media agencies and building sophisticated programmatic strategies as clients ask for more measurable outcomes. “PR isContinue reading »

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Merkle’s David Williams On Using Identity In A GDPR World

The inability to manage reach and frequency is the biggest threat to digital advertising, according to Merkle CEO David Williams. Merkle has spent the past two years trying to solve that issue for the open ecosystem with M1, a media-buying platform that uses PII-based IDs to target known individuals. Merkle also has a publisher network,Continue reading »

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Publicis Blames Weak Q2 On GDPR Confusion

Publicis Groupe’s performance dipped in Q2 as clients pulled programmatic spend in response to GDPR. Organic growth was down 2.1% for the quarter and 0.4% for the half-year. Net revenues for the first half of the year dropped 8.2% to $5 billion. In Europe, net revenues were down 3.6% YoY to $745 million. Overall, PublicisContinue reading »

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Vox To License Publishing Software; Data Privacy Suit Dismissed

Here’s today’s AdExchanger.com news round-up… Want it by email? Sign up here. SaaSy Publisher Vox Media will license its digital publishing software Chorus to other publishers, The Wall Street Journal reports. Twenty media companies are in talks to license Chorus already, which allows publishers to create, monetize and distribute articles for a recurring fee. In theContinue reading »

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Omnicom Sheds Legacy CRM Assets To Invest More In Digital CRM

Omnicom is shedding nonstrategic assets to invest in data, technology and analytics. That strategy was made clear by management on the company’s Q2 and H1 earnings call Tuesday, when Omnicom reported organic growth in North America was down 0.9% for Q2 and 0.5% for the first half of the year. Worldwide revenues for the quarterContinue reading »

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