Media Buying

Digital media buyers today aren't just in the business of negotiating transactions. They are planners, strategists, and sages, ever at the ready to act and react. As digital technologies and media consumption habits change, so do advertising opportunities, creating a minefield of interactive marketing complexities.

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Long Live Print…in an Omnichannel Marketing Plan

Feb 12, 2015 - Print isn't dead - it still has its place within a wide-ranging omnichannel marketing strategy. Comments

Programmatic Inventory Isn't Black or White

shutterstock-150989840-programmatic Feb 10, 2015 - The programmatic buying space is becoming even more complicated. How can you stay up to speed and ensure you're getting quality, consistent inventory? Comments

2015: Rethinking Programmatic

programmatic Feb 9, 2015 - Programmatic doesn't mean human-free, but it does require a new way of looking at the media buying landscape. Comments

Super Bowl XLIX Ad Winners and Losers

ClickZ Super Bowl XLIX coverage Feb 2, 2015 - With 30 seconds of advertising costing a cool $4.5 million, brands had a lot riding on their Super Bowl purchases. Who made the best use of their ad dollars? Comments

ClickZ's Super Bowl XLIX Live Coverage

ClickZ Super Bowl XLIX coverage Feb 1, 2015 - Check back here all night for the latest Super Bowl ad buzz. Comments

LinkedIn Stops Private Marketplace Deals in the U.K.

linkedinnewlogo Jan 30, 2015 - Is this a welcome or an unattractive move for marketers, and what was likely behind LinkedIn's decision? Comments

Is Facebook Pulling the Plug on FBX?

storyimage-facebook Jan 26, 2015 - It seems the social media giant is keeping its real-time bidding ad exchange FBX for now, but will likely downplay the importance of the platform. Comments

Fix Programmatic So It Solves Marketing Problems

programmatic Jan 26, 2015 - Programmatic platforms should help advertisers deliver performance at scale, but several proposed "fixes" are actually preventing the technology from doing its job. Comments

Programmatic in China Part 2: The Preferred Deal

programmatic Jan 13, 2015 - In part two of this look at programmatic buying in China, columnist Charlie Wang looks at the preferred deal models in China. Comments

How to Navigate Programmatic Buying

navigate-2 Jan 8, 2015 - Programmatic buying can be confusing even to those who consider themselves pros. Here are a few guidelines to help demystify the world of programmatic. Comments

Programmatic in China Part 1: Programmatic Premium

shutterstock-212715181-bidding Dec 22, 2014 - A first look at understanding China's unique programmatic ecosystem, with a focus on programmatic premium. Comments

Programmatic Ads Can Now Be Served on Your Wearable Device

smartwatches Dec 17, 2014 - A new wearables ad network initiative enables brands to deliver targeted ads to consumers' wrists. Comments

Tectonic Shift - When Robots Attack

Robot office worker Dec 15, 2014 - A recent study shows that a large chunk of impressions are caused by bots - what are you doing to ensure your clients are only buying real human viewers? Comments

Fox Strengthens Video Ad Capabilities With LiveRail Partnership

mobile-video-view Dec 4, 2014 - Fox Television Stations has partnered with Facebook-owned LiveRail to deliver better and more relevant video ads across its owned-and-operated properties. Comments

A Beginner’s Guide to Programmatic Media

beginner-guide Dec 4, 2014 - Programmatic shows no signs of slowing down, so it's time we understand exactly what it means for us as marketers. Comments

The 3 Stages of Dysfunction for "Programmatic" Advertising Organizations

programmatic Dec 2, 2014 - As programmatic becomes more mainstream, it's time to stop hiring programmatic "experts" and begin to demystify the best practices for your entire team. Comments

Programmatic Continues to Grow Even as Challenges Linger

programmatic-advertising-pulse Nov 12, 2014 - New research shows that even though marketers face many hurdles in the programmatic marketplace, the industry is continuing to see growth. Comments

Dispelling the Myths of Programmatic Buying

Myth vs Reality Nov 5, 2014 - Some marketers are hesitant to embrace programmatic buying because of some common misconceptions about it. Here are three myths about programmatic buying and the truth behind them. Comments

Programmatic Success: Everything Interesting Happens at the Margins

programmatic Nov 3, 2014 - Programmatic buying doesn't eliminate the need for humans. If anything, it has actually increased the value of curious, competent employees. Comments

Mobile Ad Revenues Soar as Search and Directories Flatten Out

new-iab-logo Oct 23, 2014 - The IAB's half-year ad revenue report shows record growth, mostly due to the rise of mobile advertising. Meanwhile, search and directory advertising have stayed at the same levels since last year. Comments

Pixability Announces Programmatic YouTube Media Buying Platform

trendinganalysisdeepdive-2 Oct 22, 2014 - The new programmatic YouTube media optimization platform from Pixability means that many of the world's biggest brands will be shifting their budget from TV to online video. Comments

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