Big Blue

Why IBM Won’t Be Ad Tech’s Sleeping Giant for Much Longer

For the past few years, IBM has been quietly ramping up its ad tech play, but a recent shopping spree really had digital marketers take notice. Big Blue last week picked up European interactive agencies Aperto and ecx.io—right on the heels of buying creative shop Resource/Ammirati and closing a deal for The Weather Company's data-rich digital properties.

Electric Blue

In the mid-2000s, Nilay Shah often heard the same bewildered question from his party-hardy college buddies at the New Jersey Institute of Technology. They’d playfully jaw at him as he jumped into the driver’s seat of his Mitsubishi, yanked the door shut and drove 20 minutes to serve as an uncompensated Web intern for the New York Giants.