GDPR Will Drive Ad-Tech Consolidation: GroupM’s Glasser

Europe’s new consumer data privacy rules could make it harder for smaller ad-tech companies to operate, driving a new wave of platform consolidation. That is according to the privacy chief from the world’s largest media investment group. The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) came in to effect back in 2016, whilst the final deadline for […]

 
 

Alphonso SVP T.S. Kelly Explains The Three Phases Of TV Ad Campaign Attribution

NEW YORK – With brands waiting for attribution of their television ad effectiveness, it used to be a case of wanting it “as quickly as possible.” Now it’s “immediately as possible,” according to Alphonso’s T.S. Kelly. “They want to see that every minute of the day, every hour of the day, every day of the […]

 
 

Publishers Fight Back: Meet TrustX, The Non-Profit Private Marketplace

Over the last few months, a growing procession of premium publishers has become increasingly vocal about their discontent with ad-tech – principally, excessive fees taken by intermediaries and fraud committed by bad actors. What if they launched and operated their own ad-tech? That’s where TrustX comes in. Owned by publishers’ non-profit trade association Digital Content […]

 
 

How Data Drive Creatives, Why Ecosystem Cleanup Will Impact Inventory: Shenan Reed Of Publicis Groupe

NEW YORK – Media agencies don’t have a lock on consumer data that informs their clients’ ad campaigns. And that’s a good thing to Shenan Reed, President & Chief Client Officer at Publicis Groupe. “It is fascinating to me that the creative agencies really want to have access to the data, and as media agencies […]

 
 

Identity Data Yields A ‘Very Dynamic Way’ Of Viewing Consumers: BBDO EVP Sharona Sankar King

NEW YORK – While there’s always been a research component of creative agencies, what’s different now is the availability of identity based data. It enables brands to “travel with an individual and understand how they live and what motivates them throughout their day to consume different brands,” says Sharona Sankar King, EVP, Head of Marketing […]

 
 

Programmatic Pushes Cadreon’s Schmidt ‘Upstream’ To Creative

After several years of an arms-race in advertising’s technology super-powers, it has become fashionable for ad-tech advocates to profess a pivot to the more creative art of the craft. But what does that look like in practice? To the North America MD of IPG Mediabrand’s ad-tech unit, data and creativity are not two separate worlds – they […]

 
 

How Hearts & Science Uncovered An Ad Fraud Problem: Hagedorn

Amongst a litany of crimes against digital ad effectiveness and transparency, one of the most-accused fraudulent tactics is fraudulent inventory. Weaknesses in links in the ad-tech chain allow rogue ad sellers to present their sites as though they were those of peers with premium inventory. It is called “domain spoofing”, and it bugs the heck […]

 
 

Making Marketing More Relevant, Cleaning Up Digital Hygiene: Bank Of America’s Lou Paskalis

NEW YORK – Marketing needs to become more relevant to corporate business outcomes, while the digital walled gardens suffering from hygiene issues need to clean up their act, according to Bank of America’s Lou Paskalis. For starters, agencies need to perform a basic assessment for their clients and not avoid tough challenges, Paskalis, who is SVP, […]

 
 

Inside P&G’s Tide Super Bowl Takeover Campaign With Hearts & Science’s Scott Hagedorn

NEW YORK – Tide’s seeming takeover of the 2018 Super Bowl was part of a “multidimensional solution” that started with a pre-game tease in social media featuring Terry Bradshaw, who didn’t end up in any of this year’s commercials. “We preplanned out a lot of how we wanted the social to work around it and […]