The End Of ‘Point Solutions’?: GroupM’s Hanlon On Vendor Wars

If only software providers just did one thing anymore. The increasing pace with which ad-tech vendors have expanded on to each other’s turf is causing problems for ad agencies that want to use brands’ data more freely. That is according to a leading executive from the world’s largest media-buying agency. In this video interview with […]

 

GroupM’s Hanlon Wants To Solve The Identity ‘Quagmire’

In the emerging world of targeted marketing, knowing your customers and prospects is becoming essential. As that importance grows, so does the position of companies offering identity “graphs”, records of consumer profiles built from the various breadcrumbs they lay down in their digital activity. Evan Hanlon, GroupM’s US chief strategy officer, thinks getting customers’ identities […]

 

[m]PLATFORM’s Hanlon Contemplates The Utility Of Data, Personalized Creative

People who are closest to the day-to-day nexus of data and technology are usually the first to discern meaningful turning points. For Evan Hanlon, that insight emerges as he considers years of industry talk, hopes and dreams. “I feel like we’re turning the corner beyond the sort of aspirational and the dream and all the […]

 

Xaxis’ Hanlon: Verification Is Key Driver Of Video CPMs

The apparent shortage of premium video inventory against which brands can advertise is being driven in part by insufficient verification for who is really watching what, says one ad exec at the sharp end. Group M data unit Xaxis‘ audience strategy manager Evan Hanlon blames “shortage” partly on the “lack of our ability to verify […]

 

Xaxis’ Hanlon: TV Is The Future Of Online Video Ads

Television may be “old media” to some digital folks. But traditional data and practices from TV advertising are making rapid incursions to influencing the online video world. “in 2013, we saw the first step in that evolution,” says Evan Hanlon, audience and strategy manager of Group M’s Xaxis data unit. “One of the key pieces […]