Podcast: Retail Madness

AdExchanger Talks is a podcast focused on data-driven marketing. Subscribe here. Advertising in retail and ecommerce environments has grown from a subset of shopper marketing to a key channel for the world’s biggest brands. This week on the podcast, Triad CEO Sherry Smith talks about that evolution. Triad’s customers are big retailers like Staples, Kohl’s, GameStop andContinue reading »

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Amid WPP’s Focus On Creative Transformation, Triad Launches A Consultancy

Remember when WPP CEO Mark Read said he wanted the holding company to be known for creative transformation? That need to evolve has finally hit Triad, a company WPP acquired in 2016 that sells paid media on ecommerce sites. On Tuesday, Triad rebranded from Triad Retail Media and launched a consultancy to help brands increaseContinue reading »

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Why Kroger Wants To Be A Walled Garden – And Why It’s An Uphill Battle

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The revelation that Kroger is developing a data-driven ad platform, Kroger Precision Marketing (KPM), to launch next year, underscores how brick-and-mortars are trying to exert control over their data in the same manner as an ecommerce company. Yet the goal of a true brick-and-mortar walled garden is fraught with challenges. For decades retailers sold anonymizedContinue reading »

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With The Trading Desk Heyday Behind It, Xaxis Shifts Its Narrative To Guaranteed Outcomes

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As holding companies distribute programmatic knowledge to their operating agencies, trading desks are repositioning to stay relevant to clients. Xaxis, GroupM’s trading desk that pioneered the model of selling media to clients at a mark-up on a guaranteed CPM, will now buy for clients on guaranteed metrics that impact business performance, such as viewability andContinue reading »

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Sherry Smith Takes The Helm At Xaxis-Owned Triad Retail Media

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Triad Retail Media promoted its chief customer officer, Sherry Smith, to the CEO position on Tuesday. Roger Berdusco, Triad’s CEO of 11 years, is leaving the company to pursue other opportunities. Triad manages ad sales on major retailers’ ecom sites including Walmart, Sam’s Club, eBay, Stubhub, Staples, Toys R Us, and most recently, Barnes &Continue reading »

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