• Xaxis' Bidon: 'We Have Forgotten The Creative Side'
    Xaxis is shifting from simply using data to identify and target people to finding the right messages to target them with.
  • Why SVOD + The Big 3 Will Benefit DOOH
    The migration of viewers from linear TV to online video has some obvious advertising casualties, but there also is one less-than-obvious beneficiary: digital out-of-home advertising, especially place-based video networks. What's the connection? To find out in detail, stop by Needham & Co. Managing Director Laura Martin's session at the upcoming DPAA summit in New York on Oct. 15, but in a preview interview late last week, Martin gave me the heads up to share with you.
  • While Programmatic Growth Has Decelerated, Q4 Looks 'Exciting' Thanks To Connected TV
    The programmatic digital ad marketplace appears to be stable amid signs of a potential economic downturn, but its expansion appears to be decelerating, according to monthly ad budget sentiment tracking by Wall Street equities firm Pivotal Research Group. Analyzing the net difference among ad execs accelerating vs. those decelerating their ad budgets on The Trade Desk, the dominant supply-side programmatic media-buying platform (see market share responses below) and a publicly traded one, Pivotal's tracking shows the net accelerating has eroded from 38% in May to 27% in August.
  • It's Time To Smell Some Roses -- In Real-Time -- And Yes, In Real Places
    It might be a good time for people in the business to actually go out and experience firsthand what their "end users" experience when they're standing inside a store and actually interacting with a brand at retail.
  • Q2 Was The Best Of Programmatic Ad Quality, Q2 Was The Worst...
    Mixed signals are coming from two reputable sources on the quality of programmatic ad inventory. Confiant says the overall quality of programmatic ad inventory rose to its highest tracked level in Q2; Pixalate says that nearly a fifth of all programmatic ad inventory still is fraudulent.
  • Real Time In The Summertime: Ad Execs Work Hard During Dog Days, Including Second Gigs
    Two studies shed light on how ad execs and "average" consumers work and relax during the summer season.
  • Making Radio Ad Buying Real-Time
    A promising new developer, Hudson MX, has inked a deal with radio broadcasting giant Entercom to offer conventional radio ad inventory via a real-time transactional interface.
  • How Advances In Machine Learning Are Making CPG Marketing Near-Real Time
    The latest advancement, from NCSolutions, lets marketers correlate actual in-store purchasing data with marketing inputs.
  • It's The Ecommerce, Stupid
    A new analysis showing ecommerce is driving ad spending growth in Japan underlines the importance of a virtuous cycle, in which digital media drives ecommerce, and in turn, drives more media spending.
  • Centro, FreeWheel Team For Real-Time Discrepancy Resolution
    In a move that creates an alternative option to the ad industry's legacy media-buying systems provider MediaOcean, digital native Centro is teaming with Comcast's FreeWheel to offer a one-stop solution for managing campaigns end-to-end, from planning to bill payments.
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