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 […]

 
 

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 […]

 
 

Inventory Concerns Cause Tension Between Context And Audience: Hearts & Science’s Ralston-Good

COLOGNE – Every once in a while, someone raises a caveat about being hyper sensitive about digital ad environments. In this case it’s Hearts & Science CEO Frances Ralston-Good, who says that while ad inventory should be clear the industry should be mindful of curtailing the benefits of programmatic. To be sure, the U.K.-based executive […]

 
 

Cannes Mastercard Session: Execs Address GDPR And ‘Privacy By Design’

CANNES — From May 2018, strict new regulations governing how companies can handle European citizens’ data will pose a challenge to everyone who handles customer or audience data. Amongst other stipulations, the European Commission’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) measures include: tighter consent conditions for the collection of citizens’ data. consumers can instruct companies to stop […]

 
 

What Agency Tech Chiefs Have Learned From Climbing The Ranks

CANNES — In the last couple of years, data-driven and programmatic advertising techniques have grown in importance to ad agencies, so many of the agencies have put the processes at the heart of their organizations. For many, that has meant a promotion for the executives who once ran outlier data divisions within an agency but […]

 
 

Netflix’s Ad Model Could Be Content, GroupM’s Lesser

CANNES — Will Netflix introduce advertising? That is a question on many minds in Silicon Valley, Wall Street and Madison Avenue alike. Often, the question is framed as an “either-or” in which Netflix would have to choose between continuing its current premium SVOD model or ripping it up in favour of ad funding. Previously, Ampere […]

 
 

MasterCard Automated Advertising Panel Debates Future Of Ad Outcomes (full session)

CANNES — What do executives at the bleeding edge of marketing strategy think about the way the business is changing? That was the main question on the lips of moderator Jay Sears, the SVP of MasterCard’s advertising intelligence, when he chaired a panel discussion on the topic on the shores of the Cannes Lions festival […]

 
 

Agency Tech Chiefs Want Clients To Back Outcomes Over Proxies

CANNES — The world of online advertising has grown up by using metrics like click-throughs as proxies for advertisers’ real end goals, like driving sales. Now, slowly, as new attribution technology hots up, brands are being promised the ability the ability to close the loop. But, whilst, to many, this evolution appears to be driven […]

 
 

Clients Caught Between Two Worlds: Agency Panel Discusses

CANNES — Many brands remain wedded to an advertising planning system developed by econometricians – but the so-called “marketing-mix modelling” doesn’t necessarily give them all the answers about campaign performance. In this discussion panel recorded by Beet.TV, ad agency tech executives say many clients are capable of moving forward – but they are caught between […]

 
 

Brands Must Unite And Control Their Own Data, Hearts & Science CEO

CANNES — Brands spend too much time measuring the wrong metrics and should, instead, switch focus to look at a holistic overview of what matters in world in which they take back control. That is according to the chief of the media agency network launched by Omnicom last year. In this video interview with Beet.TV, Hearts & […]