Improving Media Transparency as New Technologies Are Adopted

Over the last few years, transparency and trust have taken center-stage in c-level meetings, industry events, and boardrooms across the globe. Significant progress has been made by leading brands since the ANA Media Transparency Initiative was initially released, but there is still progress to be made. As we look forward to the upcoming ANA Financial Management conference, we took a reflective look back at the topics over the years. At last year’s conference in particular, the lack of transpar...
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The Search for Media Transparency Continues

Despite massive improvements over the past year for providing transparency in media, it is still a significant issue that companies are actively trying to fix. At the annual ProcureCon Marketing conference, held at the Marriott Hotel in the heart of New Orleans, the main buzzword of the year, transparency, was in full effect. Since the ANA Media Transparency Initiative was published last year, the topic of transparency has never been bigger and it was clear based on the discussions at Procure...
By Mike Presser
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MIke Presser is a Solutions Consultant at Ebiquity

Programmatic Ad Spending Tale of the Tape: Real-Time Bidding vs Programmatic Direct

It is well-known that annual digital display programmatic ad spending is in the tens of billions of dollars and makes up more than half of the U.S. industry’s digital display ad spend. What may not be as well recognized or appreciated is just how significant this majority is. According to eMarketer’s Q2 ’17 programmatic ad spending report, nearly 4 out of every 5 digital display ads will be purchased programmatically in 2017. Thus, of the $41.75B spent on digital display ads in 2017, $32.5...
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The Importance of the Digital Advertising & Transparency Partnership

The following is an excerpt from our 2017 Ebiquity UpFront Annual Report. To access the full report, click here.   At the surface, all seems to be good on the digital front – in fact, digital ad buying was reported as topping traditional TV ad-buying in the US for the first time ever in 2016. And industry insiders are touting the success of digital in 2016 as a sign of continued growth for the channel. “Investment in the (digital video) medium has been significant, with 51 perc...
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Fact-check: We Evaluated Leading Expert's 2017 Marcomm Predictions

As advisors to leading brands worldwide, we pride ourselves on providing sound, independent advisement. Even so, making predictions for the year can be tricky, especially in marketing and media, where trends and technologies seem to flow in and out with the changing wind. So as the calendar turns over from June to July and the book closes on Q2, we decided to fact-check ourselves by going back to see how the main predictions in our 2017 Marcomm Guide have developed so far. Did our predictions ri...
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Brand Lag in Media: Gotta Catch ‘Em All

It creeps up on you when you least expect it. It makes you put your plans on hold. It’s the ultimate “time suck”, sometimes holding a strange power over you that you may not even realize. This may sound like Pokémon, but it’s actually something far greater. It’s about the organizational phenomena known as Brand Lag – and if you’re a marketer or advertiser, we’re certain you’ve experienced it more than once.  So, what is a brand lag? Essentially, you approach a new stra...
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The Customer Journey, Brand Storytelling, and Other Things We’re Looking Forward to at AdAge Digital

Next week, the Ebiquity Digital Team will have the opportunity to attend AdAge Digital, a two-day conference that explores the changing world of digital marketing and media. While this is an incredibly exciting time in this mile-a-minute industry, “change” is the sort of understatement that can spell either huge opportunity or huge challenges for brands.   As advertisers, what we knew five years ago no longer holds true. According to multiple reports across the industry, digi...
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Paving the Way for Programmatic Media Buying: Adobe Summit Edition

It’s hard to believe that this week will mark my seventh time attending Adobe Summit, the largest digital marketing conference of its kind. In the past, I’ve had the opportunity to meet top brands, attend the legendary Adobe Bash, as well as learn the latest innovations in experience management, marketing analytics, and of course, personalization and optimization. This year, however, I’m looking forward to a vertical that’s becoming important for decision makers on every level: progra...
By Maigari Jinkiri
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Maigari Jinkiri is Chief Revenue Officer at Ebiquity, plc.

Case Review | Programmatic Media Buying

 
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Breaking Ground on a New Path of Programmatic Buying

With the introduction of digital advertising’s first unit in 1994, media began to change as a new, more digital savvy generation emerged. Traditional media began to inform the structure and formats with digital advertising. More than 20 years after the first banner ad and the evolution of digital advertising formats, digital is now poised to lead the buying processes and technologies behind traditional media.   I attended the IAB Advance Programmatic Training in New York last m...
By Laurie Shinbaum
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Laurie Shinbaum is Digital Account Manager at Ebiquity, plc

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