Dentsu Aegis Group’s Seiler Ponders Real-Time Creative, Evolving Technologies

CANNES – There was no shortage of talk about data at the recent Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity. But beyond the purpose of targeting people who are actually relevant to particular brands, “when you get to the right people, what happens?” asks Dentsu Aegis Network’s Matt Seiler. In this interview with Beet.TV at the […]

 
 

OpenX’s Leichman Predicts ‘Massive Consolidation’ In Ad-Tech

For at least as long as there has been a Lumascape, consolidation has been the check and balance on ad-tech proliferation. But could we be about to enter another wave of merger and acquisition? One platform exec thinks so. In this video interview with Beet.TV, OpenX’s senior director of buyer development says the new practice […]

 
 

Brands Must Refocus On Consumer Relationships: Forrester’s O’Connell

Just because you can reach a consumer through super-targeting, doesn’t mean you should. That is the new advice from one leading marketing analyst who has worked at an ad-tech platform but who also benefits from reams of consumer insights. In this video interview with Beet.TV, Forrester VP and principal analyst Joanna O’Connell says many marketers are […]

 
 

Facebook Backlash Won’t Change Consumer Behavior: IBM’s Bitterman

The #DeleteFacebook campaign may have reached fever pitch – but Facebook’s Q1 daily active users were up 13% over the previous year. With performance like that, it is enough to make observers wonder, did the Cambridge Analytica scandal even happen? That scandal, coupled with Europe’s new GDPR legislation, has put the digital marketing industries on […]

 
 

MediaMath’s Man In DC On Global Privacy Debate

If you thought ad-tech companies weren’t taking seriously the prospect of GDPR-style privacy legislation coming to the US, consider this – in March, MediaMath hired a State Department official as its VP of government policy. Daniel Sepulveda had been deputy assistant secretary at the department, and had served as its “ambassador” on international communications policy. […]

 
 

MediaMath CEO Zawadzki: GDPR Must Be A Global Brand Standard

It may be a law conceived in Europe to protect European citizens – but many ad-tech companies, whose data processing capabilities may be impacted by GDPR, are now operating on an assumption that similar considerations should apply more broadly than just Europe. Over the last couple of years since GDPR passed, we have seen a […]

 
 

GDPR Reboots Our Pact With Users: Rubicon CTO Kershaw

Europe’s new General Data Protection Regulation sees new requirements for consent placed on the collection and use of EU citizens’ data That would seem to mean a hefty challenge for ad-tech techniques that, in recent years, have grown so fast that users cannot keep up. But Tom Kershaw relishes the challenge. As Rubicon Project’s chief […]

 
 

Privacy Concerns Will Mean Healthier Ecosystem: Index Exchange’s Gardner

Europeans and companies that hold data about them woke up in a new world this morning. May 25 was the final deadline for compliance with the new GDPR. For ad-tech and marketing, GDPR seems to represent a threat to many of the advanced targeting techniques that have grown exploded in the last five years, many […]

 
 

Acxiom CEO: “GDPR is Just the First Step in the Journey”

Its share price is still rebuilding after being battered by Facebook’s decision to cut ties in March, but Acxiom is trying to see profound ad industry challenges as opportunities. Acxiom is a data warehouse firm that sells consumer profiles to the world’s largest companies, available to advertisers and ad-tech platforms for advanced customer targeting. In one […]

 
 

DoubleVerify CEO Gatinella On The Growth Of Brand Safety Measurement

As more brands buying ads programmatically have found their ads appearing against unappealing and unintended content, the problem has given rise to yet more technology solutions. Ad measurement firms like Moat, Integral Ad Science and DoubleVerify now offer products rating the quality of the environments in which brands’ ads are served. For Wayne Gatinella, CEO […]

 
 

Brands Moving Money In Response To Trust Crisis: eMarketer’s Ramsey

The last year has seen a perfect storm hit the marketing industry – brand safety concerns, agency strife, GDPR and Facebook’s data scandal. In response, the industry is seeing a big movement of money, from platforms now deemed undesirable, to alternative channels brands find more appealing. So says Geoff Ramsey, chairman of marketing analysis company […]

 
 

Kawaja Fears Knee-Jerk Politicians Will Turn Back Clock On Ad Targeting

There can barely have been a moment in time so filled with anxiety over digital advertising techniques as 2018. In the last few years since the advent of “programmatic”, many ad buyers have become used to using customer data from a variety of sources to piece together profiles that can target audiences through networks, wherever […]

 
 

GDPR Will Force Publishers & Platforms To Abandon Europe: Forrester’s Khatibloo

Over the last few weeks, many consumers have been receiving a deluge of emails from data handlers, controllers and processors seeking to re-obtain consent for communication under Europe’s new GDPR. But could the complexity of the issue force some of the operators to simple stop doing business with Europeans altogether? That is what one analyst […]