Predictive TV Targets Purchasers, Not Demos: Simulmedia’s Zimbalist

LAS VEGAS – People who are fixated on the future of television are missing a great opportunity to mine linear TV right now. And best prospecting asset is a marketer’s own first-party data. That’s the worldview of Michael Zimbalist, CMO of marketing technology company Simulmedia, as he takes in the activities at CES 2017. “The […]

 

Learning To Love, And Solve, Ad Land’s ‘Measurement Crisis’

So many media, so many metrics. The job of a marketer has become fragmented indeed. No sooner has one new metric been cooked up, it seems another sprouts up, making measurement like whack-a-mole for many executives. Should the industry embrace the chaos, or shoot for a single, all-encompassing success metric? “We’ve been in the midst of […]

 

Is It Time Ad Land Refocused From Data To Creative?

Data, data everywhere. The modern marketer has copious data sources at her fingertips to plan, buy and assess online advertising. Amid the conversion of Mad Men in to Maths Men, it feels like “data” is the only game in town. But are we beginning to witness a counter-revolution, a return to the roots of Madison […]

 

To Fend Off Fraud Robots, Buy Ads Direct: NYT’s Zimbalist

The sky is falling in ad land thanks to a combination of threats including non-human traffic, the practice in which nefarious publisher sites game ad views to reap revenue. But don’t paint all publishers with the same brush, says New York Times ad products SVP Michael Zimbalist. He notes a recent Association of National Advertising study that found […]

 

Native & Social, Not Search, Hold Mobile Key: NYT’s Zimbalist

LAS VEGAS — The New York Times wants to make a big deal out of crafting sponsored articles for advertisers on mobile. “Native is the ad format for mobile … discoverable in-stream right alongside our own content,” says ad products SVP Michael Zimbalist. “We see a big opportunity for The New York Times and for […]

 

NYT’s Zimbalist: Redesigned Site Wants Sophisticated Paid Posts

LAS VEGAS — The New York Times’ web redesign on Wednesday opened the site up to paid articles from sponsors – but a distinction will always be clear and the publisher wants only “sophisticated” examples of the format including video, the exec in charge tells Beet.TV. “We are going to give marketers a platform to […]