The Top 10 Programmatic Agencies

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By Alison Weissbrot, Sarah Sluis and Kelly Liyakasa Programmatic has transformed the role of the media agency. When programmatic was new, trading desks formed within agencies and holding companies to incubate expertise. As the buying method matured and the trading desk business model came under scrutiny, clients demanded that talent be integrated with their accountContinue reading »

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The Purchase Data Playbook For Marketers

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While tapping into purchases helps advertisers close the loop around the actual conversion, the use cases for purchase data have evolved far beyond measurement. The use of transactional data is maturing in media activation, as is the ability to commingle it with other data sources like behavioral, location and even panels in channels like addressableContinue reading »

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How WPP’s Essence Patrols The Mean Streets Of Programmatic

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Programmatic has been going through its awkward period. Brands are rethinking their investments in the wake of concerns about brand safety, viewability, fraud and a murky supply chain. But where other agencies and trading desks are pulling back on the open marketplace, WPP’s Essence is staying neck-deep, relying on its use of machine learning, optimizationContinue reading »

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CPG Brands Replace Demographic Targeting With Behavioral Targeting

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Demographic targeting and behavioral targeting have both been around since internet advertising’s early days, but big CPG brands now say behavioral targeting drives the biggest results online. Instead of trying to hit in-target demos, they’re looking for more creative ways to connect with consumers based on purchase history or interests. At Dmexco, Johnson & Johnson CMOContinue reading »

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Three Challenges Agencies Face While Orchestrating Creative Messaging

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Media agencies know how to find the right person at the right time, thanks to the growth of programmatic. But they’re still trying to pin down how to send the right message. “You want the media to recognize where they were, but you also want to recognize where they were in the conversation,” said ZimmContinue reading »

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