Results for June 2009

Rounding Up The Privacy Debate
When we started the OMMA Behavioral shows two years ago, privacy was still regarded as an unwanted, if necessary, topic. The arguments were predictable ("We don't collect personally identifiable information -- next question"), and most people in the industry felt it was an issue that engaged only consumer advocates and journalists, anyway. Frankly, the privacy panels often cleared the room of attendees, who used that time as a chance to take an extended break. In the last year, this situation has changed: the privacy panels are among the best-attended and the most exciting.» 0 Comments
Omnicom Readies Behavioral Targeting Services Suite
Omnicom Media Group (OMG) will offer clients "advanced targeting" similar to the rich media and video display targeting services Interpublic Group's Mediabrands unveiled with Cadreon earlier this month, according to OMG Digital CEO Matt Spiegel.» 0 Comments
Omnicom Readies Behavioral Targeting Services Suite
Omnicom Media Group (OMG) will offer clients "advanced targeting" similar to the rich media and video display targeting services Interpublic Group's Mediabrands unveiled with Cadreon earlier this month, according to OMG Digital CEO Matt Spiegel.» 0 Comments
The Meaning in Being Mobile
Not to diminish the role that Web learnings will play in the evolution of mobile platforms, there will in fact be a lot that is similar here. Smart phones in particular are helping to proliferate mobile media in large part because they do port familiar elements like Web sites and email to a handheld. The users themselves need some familiar pathways into new media as well. They all have their own hammers of consumption. But there are areas where there will have to be differences. Behavioral targeting is one of them. On all levels, mobile poses both unique challenges and ...» 0 Comments
BT Gets Really Personal
Amadesa has a behavioral targeting platform that learns over time without manual input from anyone. The software-as-a-service (SaaS) platform, based on machine learning technology, runs on a predictive modeling engine that identifies categories, or microsegments, that score and select the most relevant content to serve up relevant ads. The engine focuses on ecommerce sites.» 0 Comments
A Mood Ring For The Internet
Voicing opinions online may be one of the core behaviors that most of us online either practice or pursue and watch. In fact, we spend an awful lot of time hunting for opinions, across blogs, scrolling into article comments sections, hunting for ratings and reviews, etc. When most of us read impartial news articles about a topic, we also wonder what the reigning sentiment is around the issue, out there and apart from the voices quoted in the piece before us. This is the subtle itch that an upcoming product from New York start-up Jodange is promising to scratch, for ...» 0 Comments
I'm Being Followed Into Social Networks
OK, I'll admit it. I like to visit neimanmarcus.com, look at designer clothes from Carolina Herrera and Nanette Lepore, and click on an item or two. But when I realize it's more than I want to pay, even with free shipping, I leave the shopping cart stranded in cyberspace and go about my weekend chores of grocery shopping and cleaning up the yard. I come back later in the day to go online again -- and there are the display ads from Neiman Marcus staring me in the face, begging me to click on them. Score one for behavioral targeting ...» 0 Comments
A Must-Read For BT Wonks
The academic studies of online privacy and the technologies behind data collection are coming on strong of late. I have been covering them here in recent months because as a former egghead (I say that lovingly) in the media studies field, I have seen this movie before. As legislators and regulators turn their eye towards a commercial endeavor, scholarly research and opinion that ordinarily gets shared among a relative handful of experts suddenly becomes widely cited, misquoted, turned into gospel.» 0 Comments
BT: Can It Mean Behavioral Responses To Ads?
Can behavioral targeting also mean understanding human behavior in reaction to an advertising campaign? Companies touting the targeting of online ads to consumers as a mixture of art and science could soon find psychologists employed among their midst. The need to better understand human behavior will prompt the shift, as the technology becomes more affordable and agencies attempt to regain their online footing following the industry slowdown.» 0 Comments