Meredith Getting The Full Scoop On Readers Post-Time Inc. Acquisition

It’s not how many people you know. It’s how many you know well. Meredith prioritizes depth over breadth: The company posits that a limited number of deep relationships with core readers matter more than a larger number of shallow relationships. While advertisers prize scale, content that draws readers back again and again opens the doorContinue reading »

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Viant’s Data Lake Is Out Of Beta And Ready To Be Fished

Viant’s answer to the marketing data overload problem isn’t a customer data platform – it’s a data lake. “And it’s for advertisers that want to go deeper on analytics,” said Jon Schulz, CMO at the Meredith-owned ad tech platform, which launched its data lake solution out of beta on Monday. Think of the data lake as aContinue reading »

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Despite Its Recent Volatility, Time Inc. Signs On To Test Adobe’s New Publisher Tool

One would think Time Inc., which under new parent company Meredith will lay off 1,200 as well as restructure its ad sales org, wouldn’t be in the market for new vendor implementations. Nevertheless, the publisher is testing a publisher tool called Audience Manager Reporting for Publishers, which Adobe launched Tuesday. The reporting tool, which is built intoContinue reading »

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Made To Order: How Allrecipes And Hidden Valley Are Getting To Alexa Users

Here’s the central mystery of our time: What will Amazon let brands do on Alexa? That’s something dressing and ingredients manufacturer Hidden Valley is testing right now, via an integrated marketing product from Allrecipes designed to link its native inventory to grocery orders on AmazonFresh. Clorox-owned Hidden Valley and other grocery brands work with AllrecipesContinue reading »

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Programmatic’s Slow Payment Problem Puts A Strain On The Industry

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Pity the ad tech middleman. They place an ad on behalf of the advertiser, but when it comes time to get paid…they wait. And wait. And wait. In the meantime, they owe their own bills to creditors who want cash now. Since the economic crisis in 2008, marketers have slowed down payments to vendors andContinue reading »

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6 Magazine CEOs, 4 Strategies: How To Survive And Thrive In 2018

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 The magazine industry is consolidating in the face of multiple challenges. Rather than the newsstand, competition is coming from social platforms. Marketers want the performance advertising sold by key digital players. And as print circulation declines, magazines struggle to maintain the steady revenue from their direct-to-consumer subscription businesses. The CEOs and presidents of Condé Nast,Continue reading »

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Meredith Closes Time Inc. Deal, Forecasts $700 Million In Digital Revenue This Year

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Meredith closed its acquisition of Time Inc. Wednesday to create a media company with 174 million digital US unique visitors – not far behind Google, Yahoo, Facebook, Microsoft and Amazon. Meredith will triple its digital revenue by acquiring Time Inc., with projected digital revenue this year of $700 million. Digital will contribute 30% to overallContinue reading »

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Podcast: The Private (Marketplace) Thoughts Of Chip Schenck

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Welcome to AdExchanger Talks, a podcast focused on data-driven marketing. Subscribe here. Chip Schenck, Meredith’s VP of data and programmatic, wants to take care of his advertisers – specifically the brands that have been with the publisher of Allrecipes, Shape and Better Homes and Gardens for the long haul. Among Meredith’s top clients over the last 100Continue reading »

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How MXM Brings Objectivity To Volkswagen’s Analytics

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Volkswagen wanted to be a more efficient and data-driven advertiser, but felt it lacked an objective partner to help it optimize media investments. “Our management was a little bit uncomfortable with our media agency managing metrics that would tell them we needed more TV, radio or whatever,” said David Galbraith, GM of brand management andContinue reading »

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The Top 10 Programmatic Publishers

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By Sarah Sluis, Kelly Liyakasa and Alison Weissbrot Some publishers excel in programmatic in ways that make buyers take notice. The best way to stand out in programmatic is by integrating sales teams so it’s easy to buy programmatically and direct with a single conversation. Smart publishers don’t create incentives that make salespeople push directContinue reading »

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