As Time Inc. continues to pivot from being seen as a print magazine publisher to a digital media player, the company has acquired programmatic ad-tech company Adelphic.
One year ago, the Washington Post decided it was done working with third-party ad-tech partners and instead started building its own slick tools and ad formats to tackle industry problems like speed, fraud and viewability.
I've had a ringside seat to one of the most riveting parts of the advertising ecosystem. If I were to extricate myself from my position and develop temporary amnesia, I believe I would find the entire 'ecosystem' comedic—though many would argue that the sums of money involved are anything but a laughing matter.
More than 50,000 ad-tech execs, companies and marketers are in the Rhine-Ruhr city of Cologne, Germany this week for the annual Dmexco conference to talk about global trends, new technology and industry issues like ad blocking.
The annoying buzz terms, the weird company names, the phony hype—few things in the world of business can be as absurd as the ad-tech industry. So who better to point out such ridiculousness in comedic fashion than the minds within an ad-tech company?
Unsubscribe is our favorite toggle in our inbox. Skip, our favorite prompt when viewing online videos. Block, our go-to option for internet browsing. Why? Because advertising's relationship with the consumer is fundamentally broken.
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For the past two years, Hearst has been quietly developing its own hit predictor. Called Buzzing@Hearst, the analytics-driven platform analyzes thousands of articles across Hearst's vast array of properties, from newspapers and magazines to local TV stations, to determine which articles are trending higher so that editors can curate them for their sites.
When I used to buy agencies, I discovered something that the consultants already knew. All agencies say the same thing.