There seems to be no shortage of positive market indicators lately. Most, if not all, prognosticators in the ad business are calling for increased spending across the board. Those increases are magnified when it comes to the Internet. On September 4, Morningstar issued a release stating the market was being driven by, among others, Yahoo. Yahoo? Driving the market? During a traditionally slow month like September? And how about juggernaut media agencies like Universal McCann announcing the creation of new positions with titles like “Chief Accountability Officer”? What do you think that means for the Internet and its future? Finally, I have planners talking daily about sites, asking if we can push inventory from Q4 to Q1 of next year based on a lack of avails.
Mountains Out Of Molehills
In 2015, Verizon purchased AOL for $4.4 billion. Now, the mega wireless carrier is leveraging its wireless network as part of a new ad offering called BrandBuilder by AOL.
As the ball drops on December 31st, make sure your media strategies are stacked with timely resolutions to make the most of 2017.
Easily spotted on the mobile web: holiday ad next to plane crash story; Muslim dating ad next to KKK story; beauty ad next to domestic violence story; car ad next to emissions scandal story.
Digital has quite forcefully overturned the entire media industry, causing even the most traditional companies to adapt or be left behind.