Predictions, statistics, and tidbits from the latest ad:tech conference.
I've been attending ad:tech New York for many years now, and it's always interesting to see what sessions attract the most attention and what people are talking about when they leave. If you judged ad:tech high points by session attendance, you'd think you were at SXSW instead of ad:tech - social was definitely hot! But my biggest takeaway is that the convergence of advertising, marketing, communications, and technology still continues its forward charge and that no one can rest on their laurels of past performance if they want to be relevant into the foreseeable future. With these sage words, allow me to recap some of the more interesting predictions, statistics, and tidbits from the latest ad:tech conference.
In a word, yes! Advertising will continue to migrate away from traditional, more simple, and more labor-intensive delivery mechanisms and into more technical, automated solutions. Among these standouts:
Some final thoughts:
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