Harry & David’s Omnichannel Marketing Strategy Is Starting To Bear Fruit

Loyalty has never been a problem for Harry & David, an 84-year-old company that sells and delivers premium foods and gift baskets. When December rolls around, most of its customers don’t need to be reminded that it’s time to order their holiday-themed gourmet treats. The challenge is getting people to engage with the 1-800-Flowers-owned brandContinue reading »

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IAB: Agencies Fall Into Specialist Roles As More Brands Bring Programmatic In-House

More brands are bringing the strategic functions of programmatic buying in-house, relegating their agencies to specialized roles. Sixty-five percent of brands are either completely or partially buying programmatic media in-house, according to a white paper released Tuesday by the Interactive Advertising Bureau’s (IAB) Data Center of Excellence. The white paper surveyed marketers at 119 USContinue reading »

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Uber, Ubisoft And Bayer Fine-Tune Their Approach To In-Housing

Brands like Uber, Ubisoft and Bayer have evolved their programmatic in-housing tactics in recent years – and all three outlined those changes at AdExchanger’s Programmatic I/O conference in San Francisco Wednesday. In the early days of in-housing, brands often bit off more than they could chew – or lacked the proper resources to implement and maintainContinue reading »

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Job Site Monster.com Roars Back To Life

Monster.com’s new CMO, Jonathan Beamer, has a monster job ahead of him. Since its heyday in the late ’90s and early 2000s, the career site, once the most trafficked job platform in the US, lost ground to upstart competitors such as Indeed.com and ZipRecruiter. Monster rested on its laurels, and what started as a scrappyContinue reading »

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Essence’s Oscar Garza Predicts The Programmatic In-Housing Trend Won’t Last

Oscar Garza, EVP of media activation at Essence, will speak at AdExchanger’s upcoming Programmatic IO conference on April 10-11 at the Marriott Marquis in San Francisco. Brands concerned about brand safety, transparency and media budget control are sweetening to the idea of taking programmatic in-house. But marketers often don’t realize there’s a lot more to programmatic thanContinue reading »

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Procter & Gamble Plans To Keep Slashing Marketing Costs

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Procter & Gamble isn’t done trimming its agency and advertising investments, even after a year of deep cuts to media and production budgets, according to senior managers during the company’s Q2 earnings report on Tuesday. Digital media and tech vendors have become more transparent since P&G began crusading against online supply chain failures a yearContinue reading »

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Concerned With Transparency, More Marketers Take Programmatic Strategy In-House

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More marketers are moving programmatic strategy in-house, pushing agencies into an executional role, according to a study released by the Association of National Advertisers on Monday. Most marketers approach in-housing in a hybrid fashion, splitting responsibilities between their internal team and an external agency partner. Marketers increasingly are taking responsibility for strategy while agencies serveContinue reading »

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Nestle Canada’s Programmatic In-House Strategy Thinks Global, Acts Local

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Nestle Canada is exercising more control over its programmatic and first-party data practices, said Melissa Savage, the food and drink company’s programmatic activation manager in the country. But unlike within an ad agency holding company, which tries to centralize programmatic knowledge, brand transformation must occur regionally. Take the company’s plan to ramp up native videoContinue reading »

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