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Cory Treffiletti

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Cory has been a thought leader, executive and business driver in the digital media landscape since 1994. Cory is currently Vice President of Marketing for the Oracle Data Cloud, following the acquisition of BlueKai and his previous role as SVP of Marketing. Cory has authored a weekly column on digital media, advertising and marketing since 2000 for Mediapost's Online Spin. Cory spent many years primarily on the agency services side of the business as a successful executive, media expert and/or founding team member for a number of companies. Cory was part of the initial team and VP Client & Media Services for i-Traffic (acquired by Omnicom), VP Media Services for Freestyle Interactive (acquired by Aegis/Carat), SVP Managing Director for Carat Fusion (Interactive), VP Media for Real Branding (acquired by Schawk) and President of Catalyst S+F. In the start-up media space his experience includes Director of Marketing for IUMA, the Internet Underground Music Archive (acquired by eMusic), Chief Marketing Officer for Sharkle (acquired by ViTrue, then Oracle), Co-Founder of Republic Project (acquired by DG/MediaMind) and Co-Founder of The Virtual Fan Network. Cory is a graduate of the Newhouse School for Public Communications at Syracuse University and is also the author of "Internet Ad Pioneers" (available on

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  • 'I Read The News Today, Oh Boy' in Media Insider on 06/20/2017

    A lot has been written about the role that advertising should play in supporting or not supporting fake news. I err on the side that advertising does have a responsibility to only support credible sources and true, authentic, genuine content. Unfortunately, I am not responsible for all ad dollars on a global scale.

  • A Message For The Vocal Minority In Marketing in Media Insider on 06/14/2017

    As an industry, we need to focus on the voices of the people who have the most leverage, who have the budgets and who are responsible for creating brand engagement with the consumer. These are the folks whose opinions matter the most, but unfortunately these are the people who speak and write the least in industry forums. How do you get these people to drive the conversation in the most appropriate direction?

  • When Did Podcasting Become Cool Again? in Media Insider on 06/07/2017

    I've suddenly found myself listening to podcasts almost daily. Some are related to the news and current events, while others are hobby-centric or purely entertainment. Podcasts are called out everywhere and have become a viable channel once again, spoken of in the same breath as video. When did all this happen - and do advertisers feel the same way?

  • Transparency, Black Hats, The Repercussions Of Inaction in Media Insider on 05/31/2017

    What would real transparency look like in the ad industry? Imagine, if you will, a world in which an agency could 100% guarantee that your ad was delivered to exactly the right person you intended to show it to, and that ad was absolutely, beyond the shadow of a doubt, seen.

  • The New Ad Trifecta: Data, Agency, TV in Online Spin on 05/24/2017

    The three most overused words in the advertising biz this year are "data," "agency" and "TV." All three are core to the current status and future direction of the entire industry. Being a writer at heart, I think it's important to analyze these three words and possibly offer some better ones to consider.

  • Why TV's Upfront May Not Be Doomed in Online Spin on 05/16/2017

    What's the role of the television upfronts? I know the old answer was to convince advertisers where they should spend their money over the coming year, by teasing them with first-look views of the new programs that will garner the attention of the masses. In today's world, this seems far less necessary.

  • Facebook TV Confirms Data and Content Are Like Peas And Carrots in Online Spin on 05/10/2017

    Some say content is king. Some say data is king. I think it's a duopoly, not a monarchy, and recent moves from Facebook and other Web giants just may be proving me right. There are rumors Facebook TV is going to be launching as early as mid-June. This strategy is consistent with what's been seen of late across the rest of the digital media ecosystem. Netflix, Amazon, Hulu, Snapchat and now Facebook -- everyone is getting into original video programming.

  • Consumer Privacy Is Tech, Not Ad, Issue in Online Spin on 05/03/2017

    Many of you know the FCC recently rolled back its rules around ISPs gathering and utilizing data for advertising purposes. This move, while praised by many people in the industry, is actually not ideal because it means privacy is now a state-driven issue. Which means there could be 50 different sets of rules rather than one. What concerns me most is that the core of the media industry, the places where at least 80%-90% of ad dollars are spent, already over-index in favor of consumer privacy and are very aboveboard on what they are doing - but these state issues will be driven by fear of what the scary minority are doing with data.

  • The Golden Age Of Retargeting? in Online Spin on 04/26/2017

    Are we entering into the Golden Age of Retargeting? There are a number of companies that do retargeting, but how many are really doing it well? You can probably guess from the fact that I'm posing the question that I think we still have a long way to go, but things are far better than they used to be.

  • Internal Marketing Can Solve For 'Distraction Principle' in Online Spin on 04/19/2017

    The best-laid plans of mice and men often go awry. This proverbial statement is especially true for marketers in a corporate setting when disparate groups who rely on one another (at least to some extent) are unable to communicate in the proper fashion. For marketing success to happen, everyone has to be aligned - and in many cases they are simply too distracted to be aligned.

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