September 23 - 24, 2013New York Marriott Marquis


Data, Targeting & Trading: Debating The New Machine

Online display advertising is now a tale of big technology, big data, auction-based models and the relentless press of automation. The machine this industry built in the last several years is huge, but also confusing, unprofitable for many in the stack, and still unproven for those who continue to reach beyond the banner. The big ad machine has raised more questions perhaps than it has answered yet.

At OMMA Display we interrogate the new machine from all angles. Are programmatic and premium inventories still at odds, and are publishers winning or losing under the new models? Can the bright shiny object of “native advertising” keep its polish as demands for scale and standardization increase? Is the main food group for data driven display, the cookie, about to crumble? Data is driver behind ad tech, but is a rational market shaping around it, and is the data creating demonstrable value? Data driven marketing and the tech-laden display industries are the giant Transformers of digital marketing. OMMA Display pops the hood, asks the tough questions, and gives the display advertising engine a check-up.

How are the media planners themselves defining the “premium” buy in a larger mix of online, offline and programmatic ads? How are both publishers and agency creatives better leveraging not only the wider bandwidth and toolset of cross-platform media, but how are they using data to make the storytelling better and more effective? Are marketers really leveraging mobile for its unique engagement properties? Or are they treating it as just another screen size? And now that Internet radio has achieved scale and proliferated off the desktop, into phones and cars, is audio the next area for high impact creativity?

At OMMA Premium we bring the storytellers and the robots together to see how technology and data make, target and measure more engaging tales.

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What To Expect

* Listen to top names from media agencies, creative agencies, and publishers in onstage panels, keynotes, research presentations, and case studies in order to create the best premium display initiatives.

* Learn how control over ad placement, creative execution, and ensuring ads are in the right context are shaping the industry.

* Network with agencies, brands, and other decision makers in display advertising to broaden your connections and partnerships.

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What The Industry is Saying

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