What’s The Future Of Holding Companies? Tech And A POV

“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 Pierre-Marc Diennet, director of product innovation at Lotame. The current value of agency holding companies is their buying power. They achieve volume pricing by buying huge swaths of inventory in advance andContinue reading »

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We Need To Blow Up The Black Boxes

“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 Natasha Stevens, executive vice president of strategy at GfK. Black boxes play a role in almost everything we do. My car’s engine is a black box, as is the ATMContinue reading »

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Voice Search Will Change Marketing For CPGs

“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 Chris Simmance, managing director at Optus Digital. Marketers must better understand how people will use voice. After years of training, consumers have become efficient text searchers – but that isContinue reading »

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The Entrepreneur’s Guide To Ad Tech Business Models

“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 Ari Paparo, CEO at Beeswax. “Ad tech is like Taco Bell: the same seven ingredients combined in hundreds of ways” – unknown Look, there’s nothing new under the sun. ButContinue reading »

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The Location Data Market Must Trade On Clarity, Not Confusion

“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 Hayes, chief marketing officer and chief revenue officer at UberMedia. Although location data and location-based advertising are by no means new sectors, they’re far from mature when it comes toContinue reading »

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The Data Silo Narrative Is Outdated

“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 Jordie van Rijn, an independent email and eCRM marketing consultant. We’ve all heard the story about data silos, which are unconnected monsters filled with unused zombie data. This scary taleContinue reading »

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What Is The Future Of A Universal Ad ID?

“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 Nevins, chief marketing officer at Smart. The past month has been topsy-turvy in digital universal ad ID circles. First we heard that AppNexus would drop out of the AdvertiserContinue reading »

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Is The Time Ripe For A National Privacy Policy?

“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 Ray Kingman, CEO at Semcasting. Recent polling indicates overwhelming public support for GDPR-style privacy regulation in the United States. Congress has discussed privacy frequently since Facebook’s Cambridge Analytica scandal. And there’sContinue reading »

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We Must Continue Making Noise To Push Ads.txt For Mobile Apps Forward

“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 Anne Frisbie, senior vice president of global programmatic and North America at InMobi. As a declared list of authorized ad resellers for publishers, Ads.txt has proven enormously useful in theContinue reading »

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Here’s How The Industry Is Addressing Podcasting’s Biggest Challenges

“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 Tutuwa Ahwoi, ad operations manager at National Public Media. The podcast industry faces a glut of obstacles: fragmentation in listening, a lack of discovery and insufficient measurement, to name a few. It’sContinue reading »

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