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.


Did Native Advertising Just Have the Best Summer Ever?

Sep 4, 2014 - Native advertising really seemed to come into its own this summer, with major campaigns generating mainstream buzz about the up-and-coming ad format. Comments

Rovio Tests New Direct Programmatic Capabilities

angry-bird-icon Aug 28, 2014 - The company behind Angry Birds gets on board with the programmatic media buying trend, allowing advertisers to choose which inventory they want to place their ads against. Comments

4 Ways to Keep Your Email Marketing Alive

emailcampaign Aug 21, 2014 - Although many have said email is dying, there are just as many who insist it's here to stay. Here are four ways you can keep your email marketing campaigns fresh and effective. Comments

Video Demand-Side Platform Evaluation for the Chinese Market

demand-side-platform Jul 15, 2014 - Video demand-side platforms are gaining traction in APAC. Here is a look at the distinct advantages and disadvantages of using this channel for media buying. Comments

5 Marketing Tips I Learned in London

Full-time IT positions down by nearly 10 per cent at London boroughs since 2012 Jul 8, 2014 - Marketers here in the U.S. can learn a thing or two from their counterparts across the pond. Here are some digital marketing insights gleaned from a recent trip to London. Comments

How Yahoo Is Boosting Native Advertising’s Rep

Yahoo Jun 26, 2014 - With its advances in native advertising, Yahoo isn't just providing a platform on which to experiment, but inspiring native campaigns that marketers can use as case studies to pitch the ads to agency clients. Comments

5 Interesting Observations on E-Commerce Media Buying in China

e-commerce-keyboard-cart-shopping-online Jun 17, 2014 - E-commerce media buying in China differs greatly from other forms of media buying, such as portals. Here are five thoughts about the state of e-commerce media buying in the Chinese market. Comments

How Cross-Channel Marketing Is Making Mediums Relevant

multi-channel-attribution May 22, 2014 - Consumers are everywhere, hopscotching from one medium to the next. And brands are eager to be there when they arrive. Comments

Does the Future of Online Shopping Lie in Social?

e-commerce-keyboard-cart-shopping-online May 8, 2014 - With the launch of the new #AmazonCart, it seems more likely than ever that social online shopping services are the future of e-commerce. Comments

Breaking Bad…Advertising by Firing the Terrible

you-re-fired May 2, 2014 - Why every major agency senior media buyer needs be fired. Comments

AOL Reveals 16 Original Programs at the NewFronts

aol-on Apr 29, 2014 - AOL announces 16 original shows that will premiere throughout the year on its network. It has also signed a deal with Nielsen that will provide TV-comparable audience measurement across all of its new series. Comments

Yahoo Reveals Content Deals to Connect Advertisers to Hip, Young Audience

imag0674 Apr 29, 2014 - Yahoo's original TV series content and a Live Nation concert deal are part of its effort to draw in the demographic that advertisers covet. Comments

The Social-TV Connection That’s Redefining Content Partnerships Online

social-media-tv Apr 24, 2014 - As traditional television reinvents itself in the image of modern-day media, it's changing the rules of content production and distribution on the Web - without social media, TV is stuck in the past. Comments

Should Addressable TV Be Part of Your Media Plan?

tv-static Apr 15, 2014 - With the growth in popularity of connected TVs, marketers can segment their TV audiences to a granular level. Read on to learn how to determine if an addressable TV ad campaign is right for your media plan. Comments

Why a Full-Service Agency Shouldn’t Manage Your Real-Time Bidding Campaigns

real-time-bidding-1 Apr 10, 2014 - Full-service agencies aren't set up to effectively manage real-time bidding (RTB) technology. To get the most out of RTB, you need a specialist agency. Comments

AppNexus to Scoop Direct Deal Ad Dollars With Twixt

real-timebidding Apr 9, 2014 - New York-based real-time ad platform AppNexus launched a new software called Twixt. This product simplifies ad negotiations. Comments

Comcast AdDelivery and Adstream Team Up for Global Ad Delivery Platform

comcast-adstream Apr 9, 2014 - The partnership gives brands and agencies a better process for distributing TV and digital ads around the world, Comcast and Adstream say. Comments

Pinterest and Ads Tie the Knot – Strategies to Prepare You for Promoted Pins

sample-promoted-pin Apr 4, 2014 - Pinterest is the latest social network to wed paid ads, so it's time for media buyers to prepare for this next wave of social media marketing. Here are a few tips to get you started. Comments

Move Over TV – Brands Are Tuning Into Digital Video Ads

pgafedex-twitteramplify Mar 20, 2014 - Over the past year, the digital marketing industry has seen several major video developments that stand to drastically alter the way we think about reaching viewers. Comments

5 Questions to Ask Your Potential Programmatic Buying Partner

question mark Mar 18, 2014 - With programmatic buying quickly becoming mainstream, it will be important for marketers to understand this powerful tool, its potential, and its limitations. Comments

A Strategy as Good as Gold – How 2 Brands Took on Samsung on Oscar Night

oscars-shutterstock-124201903 Mar 6, 2014 - What became of the countless other brands vying for attention online? How did they fare against Samsung's prominence? When up against a multi-million dollar media buy and organic product placement on the world's biggest stage, how could companies hope to compete? Comments

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