The Rise Of The qCPM: Rewarding Quality In Programmatic Buying

The lowest priced ads don’t always deliver the best results – especially for digital branding campaigns – so ad buyers are re-calculating CPM to a quality CPM (qCPM). The qCPM only counts impressions that are viewable, with on-target delivery, optimal frequency and in brand-safe environments. By looking at performance factors beyond cost, ad buyers canContinue reading »

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How Hearts & Science’s PMP-Led Buying Approach Creates Digital Clout

Hearts & Science US CEO Erin Matts will speak at AdExchanger’s upcoming Programmatic IO conference on April 29-30, 2019 in San Francisco. It’s harder for media agencies to have the buying clout in the digital world that they have in traditional channels. Hearts & Science is building that influence through thousands of private marketplace dealsContinue reading »

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Erin Matts Becomes CEO Of Hearts & Science

Another executive with a data and technology background is taking a big leadership role at Omnicom. Erin Matts, former North American CEO of Annalect, was named US CEO of Hearts & Science on Tuesday. Matts will succeed Scott Hagedorn, who was promoted to CEO of Omnicom Media Group on Thursday. Omnicom has not yet namedContinue reading »

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Scott Hagedorn Named CEO Of Omnicom Media Group

At agencies, data-driven talent is rising to the very top. Hearts & Science CEO Scott Hagedorn was named CEO of Omnicom Media Group (OMG) Thursday after 15 years with the company. Hagedorn succeeds Page Thompson, who will retire after 40 years at Omnicom. Omnicom has not yet named a replacement for Hagedorn at Hearts &Continue 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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At Hearts & Science, Scott Hagedorn Plans For The Attention Economy

The only common currency for advertising is attention. And that’s where Hearts & Science CEO Scott Hagedorn is betting the farm. “The common currency of reach is not legit,” he said. “Attention is a finite resource. It’s the one element that binds TV and digital.” Hagedorn, a longtime Omnicom exec, is trying to help hisContinue reading »

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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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UK CEO Of Hearts & Science: “Earning Your Keep By Buying Media Will Drag You Down”

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Agency holding company stocks are down. Many of the biggest advertisers are struggling. Omnicom agency Hearts & Science thinks it’s found the solution to serve clients in an era of disruption. “It’s a highly commoditized media marketplace, and will only get more so because of automation,” said Frances Ralston-Good, UK CEO of Hearts & Science.Continue reading »

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Accuen Chief Megan Pagliuca Joins Hearts & Science To Set A Programmatic Vision

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Megan Pagliuca, former boss of Omnicom-owned Accuen, has become the first-ever chief data officer of Hearts & Science, where she will lead the agency’s charge toward identity-based media buying. Pagliuca will oversee Hearts & Science’s tools and strategy that will put individual identities at the center of not just media execution, but brand strategy andContinue reading »

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The Hearts & Science Way: CEO Scott Hagedorn Details 5 Agency Tenets

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Two years ago Hearts & Science didn’t exist. Today, it employs more than 500 to serve an expanding roster that includes two of the world’s largest marketers: AT&T and Procter & Gamble. In a recent interview, CEO Scott Hagedorn described some tenets of the Hearts & Science services model. Technology Sprints “We’re gearing up forContinue reading »

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