At the first OMMA Chicago on October 20 & 21, MediaPost brings some of its strongest editorial coverage to life across two days of in-depth discussions on the core challenges of digital marketing. From programmatic and data driven ad platforms to automation that transforms agency culture, from navigating the scale and ethics issues of native advertising to new social strategies for mobile screens, we explore the broad range of topics relevant to all in the media economy. In ad tech, data, social, video, and mobile arenas, media buyers and planners are being challenged to work in real time, with relentless iteration and the constant pressure to prove ROI.
‘Real-time’ is the buzzword du jour, but it barely touches the profound impact that digital ad technology, social media, and mobility are having on all aspects of what marketers do. This is more than just brands engaging in the daily zeitgeist. It is ad platforms that make judgments on who to serve which ad faster than a traditional media buyer can bat an eye. It is about consumers making decisions whether to buy -- or not to buy -- your product in a matter of minutes, but referencing multiple online and offline sources to get there. It is about brands as live entities on social channels conversing with customers 24/7. It is about a still-new personal screen users are accessing up to 20 or more times a day. It is about an environment so cluttered with ads of such low value, publishers are struggling to redefine “premium” inventory as ads that are fully woven into the immediate content experience.
At OMMA Chicago, the industry’s leading practitioners share the latest industry learnings in 'real-time.'