Eliminating Programmatic Confusion – The Road to Publisher Clarity – vía @iab

By Carl Kalapesi

AB releases Publisher’s perspectives on programmatic as first part in educational series

Programmatic buying and selling of advertising, real-time  bidding, and marketing automation is changing the way we transact digital media. Though numbers are very sketchy, by some accounts over 20% of all digital advertising is sold “programmatically” – and it’s growing rapidly.


There is significant confusion in the marketplace around the meaning of terms like “programmatic”, “RTB”, “programmatic direct”, “programmatic premium”, and other verbiage, often being used interchangeably. New technologies are emerging which are creating significant value, but there is also a lack of clear technical standards to ensure interoperability across different platforms. Buyers and sellers are concerned with the limited transparency and number of vendors involved in the programmatic transaction.  And programmatic raises internal, organizational challenges for brands and agencies, and particularly for publishers with their existing direct sales teams and incentives.

Agencies and their clients have a lot to lose if programmatic isn’t implemented coherently: a set of technologies that aim to create market efficiencies could, instead, create a fragmented, illiquid marketplace if each media agency insists on creating its own proprietary marketplace with its own standards and its own technologies.


The Offline Glass o Vaso sin red, te juntas con amigos? olvida entonces a las redes sociales =)

by cargocollective.com/mauricioperussi























A creation of the advertising agency Fischer&Friends, the glass that only stands supported by the mobile phone rescues people from the online world and brings them back to the bar chat

Agency: Fischer&Friends
Client: Salve Jorge Bar
CreationGeneral Director: Mario D’Andrea
Creation Director: Beto Rogoski and Sthefan Ko
Copywriter: Melissa Serro Pottker
Art Director: Maurício Perussi
Convergence VP: Pedro Porto
Photographer: Lucio Cunha
Art Buyer: Leo Lopes and Carol Ferreira

Use the Data! thnxz @TheGrok – bryaneisenberg.com

It’s certainly true that many “PPC pros” who work like (much inferior to the real thing) robots will find themselves looking for work. The high value providers who maintain deeper relationships, integrate across multiple complex objectives, and persistently work to overcome challenges to test, improve, interpret, and achieve uncommon results will be the ones that clients find useful.


Andrew did a great job at describing the high-value parts of the PPC advertising agency equation, but that is not the part of PPC management where data-driven decisions excel. There are some things that data-driven computer analysis excels at and others that it doesn’t. Look at the technology stack that is available today to help PPC marketers and advertisers and you will see where some of this technology is headed. In many cases it already is, and in others it will be more capable of handling the majority of tasks that are required to maintain and optimize PPC accounts.

The fact is, unlike many other parts of marketing, PPC advertising when set up properly should be analmost completely data-driven effort.

++ full article and conclusion 🙂

A Nucleus Research study shows that an incremental 241 percent ROI can be generated by applying data to business decisions. And 91 percent of CMOs believe that successful brands make data-driven decisions, as per Columbia Business School.

A recent CEB study of nearly 800 marketers at Fortune 1000 companies found the vast majority of marketers still rely too much on intuition – marketers depend on data for just 11 percent of all decisions.

Los mejores spots de coches de los últimos 25 años | marketingdirecto.com | Muy buenos :D


La industria automovilística invierte miles de millones de dólares cada año en sus spots televisivos, pero sólo unos pocos echan verdaderamente raíces en nuestra memoria. Hay muchos, de hecho, que es mejor olvidar.

Para ayudarnos a refrescar la memoria y recordar aquellos anuncios de coches que sí merecen la pena ser recordados, The One Show acaba de presentar su lista de los mejores spots de coches de los últimos 25 años.

La lista, presentada en el marco de la feria “North American International Auto Show”, que se celebra actualmente en Detroit, ha sido confeccionada con la ayuda de más de 70 ejecutivos de publicidad y periodistas.

Según los expertos consultados por The One Show, una organización que se califica a sí misma de “guardiana de llama de los creativos publicitarios”, los spots de coches que recoge a continuación Business Insider son los mejores del último cuarto de siglo:

1. Honda: “Grrr” – Wieden + Kennedy Londres (2004)

2. Honda: “Cog” – Wieden + Kennedy Londres (2003)

3. Volkswagen: “The Force” – Deutsch (2011)


4. BMW: “The Hire” – Fallon Mineápolis (2001)

5. Saturn: “Sheet Metal” – Goodby, Silverstein & Partners San Francisco (2002)

6. Chrysler: “Born of Fire” – Wieden + Kennedy Portland (2011)

7. Nissan: “Toys” – TBWA Chiat Day Los Ángeles (2007)

8. Volkswagen: “Lamp Post” – BMP DDB Londres (1998)

9. Volkswagen: “Milky Way” – Arnold Worldwide Boston (1999)

10. Jeep: “Snowed Covered” – Bozell Worldwide / Southfield (1994)


Colour-match your pint with the Beertone colour chart | creativebloq.com

Pantone? Think again! Here comes Beertone – a new concept from Alexander Michelbach and Daniel Eugster which could be your new favourite palette.

We love a good idea almost as much as we like a beer here at Creative Bloq – and this latest venture from Alexander Michelbach and Daniel Eugster combines the two! Beertone is a colour palette for beer, with the first palette featuring 202 top beers from across the world.

How does it work?

Watch this! Enjoy the colour of your beer:

Both Alexander and Daniel come from Advertising Agency backgrounds. They wanted to create something that combined their love for colour and beer, as well as being fun for the user.

Each card will feature the following information: Seguir leyendo “Colour-match your pint with the Beertone colour chart | creativebloq.com”

2013: The Year Everything Converged | darmano.typepad.com


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From a media perspective—marketers like to align strategies and tactics along the lines of how things are done at scale. The popular framework goes something like: Paid (advertising), Earned (Word of Mouth), Owned (Corporate) and everything else falls in a somewhat more grey area and from my perspective this is where the action will be for 2013 and beyond. As outlined above, Altimeter calls this area of overlap “converged media”because it’s a convergence of different media dynamics coming together. If you ask me—from a marketing perspective this is the future of what, to this point we’ve called “social”.

You see an image in your Facebook news-feed shared by a friend. The image was generated by a brand. You saw it because your friend shared it. They shared it because they liked it. They liked it because the content resonated (and they saw it). They saw it because the brand paid Facebook to promote it.


All of the above. A social platform merely powers the engine and the above could have all been done in a mobile context. I’m doing a lot of thinking in this area as I build out my team because I don’t believe that anyone has the “converged” part completely figured out yet. From a talent perspective I’ve already begun importing folks from the ad agency side of the house who get both social, digital and content. Mentally, I’ve been thinking about the dynamics of how different teams function:


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A television centric marketing approach is still fueled primarily by the dynamic duo of a creative team composed of an art director and copywriter supported by an infrastructure of scale which fuels the teams with insights and has a small army of media service individuals who determine how the money gets spent so that the campaign oriented marketing message is seen and heard.

Digital  >>> Seguir leyendo “2013: The Year Everything Converged | darmano.typepad.com”

Cómo evitar una crisis en Social Media [Infografía]

[Infografía] | TreceBits

Hay una cosa clara: sólo se equivocarán o meterán la pata en las redes sociales aquellas empresas que hayan apostado por estar en ellas. Una vez asumido el riesgo, lo importante es estar preparado por si ocurre una situación de crisis y saber reaccionar ante ella de la mejor manera posible. Las crisis también se superan… pero mejor aún, también pueden evistarse, y para ayudar en esa tarea, la siguiente infografía:

Can Advertising Survive Digital? Yes—By Leaving ‘Mad Men’ Behind

At a time when we can tune out commercials with a quick click, one cutting-edge Ad Man is finding ways to dump the old system and sell motorcycles—without ads.


Jeff Rosenblum is drinking tea at Soho House, a private club in lower Manhattan, and explaining to me that most advertising doesn’t work, and that the entire advertising industry is stuck in the past and desperately needs to be blown up and reinvented—not exactly what I’d expected to hear from a guy who runs an advertising agency that counts Suzuki, Universal Theme Parks, Capital One, and General Mills among its clients.


Courtesy of Questus Partners

“Advertising hasn’t changed since the 1960s,” says Rosenblum, 40, the cofounder of a 50-person agency called Questus that specializes in digital media and just won anAgency of the Year award from iMedia, a publication that tracks the online marketing industry. “But we’re on the verge of a revolution. People are starting to realize that there are more effective ways to build a brand than through advertising.”Rosenblum is so passionate about this that he’s even made a documentary filmThe Naked Brand, in which he bashes his own industry. “My father looked at it and said, `So what’s your master plan here? Because it looks like you’re going to get hoisted with your own petard,’” Rosenblum says. But the son disagrees: he thinks the revolution is coming whether people like it or not, so he might as well become part of the destruction. Seguir leyendo “Can Advertising Survive Digital? Yes—By Leaving ‘Mad Men’ Behind”

27 años de dominios .com – infografía



Dominios .com 27 años infografía

Hoy, 15 de marzo, se cumplen exactamente 27 años del registro del primer dominio ‘.com’, Symbolics.com. Actualmente ya hay más de 100 millones de estos dominios, que, a pesar de continuar creciendo a gran velocidad, han reducido su ritmo. A pesar de ello, se han convertido en un activo valioso.

Así, nombres como sex.com o tablets.com alcanzan precios desorbitados. No obstante, el más caro esinsure.com, por el que se pagaron 16 millones de dólares.

Además, en esta infografía se puede ver cómo se necesitaron 990 días para alcanzar los 100 primeros registros de ‘punto coms’, mientras que sólo durante el pasado 11 de marzo se registraron más de 100.000 dominios.

(mirá y amplíala) Seguir leyendo “27 años de dominios .com – infografía”

Cerveza andes rescata sus fans de los compromisos familiares más aburridos ***Piola, y si la ejecución funcionó… Shapo!***


Después del genial Teletransporter y del — para mi no tan genial — Friend Recover, ahí va otra buena de Del Campo Nazca Saatchi & Saatchi para la cerveza Andes.

Esta vez la cerveza argentina promueve El Gran Rescate de sus fans en Facebook de los compromisos familiares más aburridos… llevándolos a bares para que disfruten de una Andes con sus amigos.

La idea es simple: Si tenías un evento al que no querías ir, rellenabas el formulario en la página de fans de la marca e indicabas el día, hora, tipo de compromiso y listo… Andes se encargaba del resto.

La verdad es que esa formulita que viene usando Andes (y Cerveza Norte) ya empieza a repetirse un poco (sobre todo en lo que se refiere a tono)… pero aun hace gracias =)

30 Beautiful and Creative Ad/Marketing Agency Websites

by Emma Egan


Advertising and marketing agencies often position themselves as being specialists in creativity. So it’s just natural that their websites are often creative and beautiful. As clients expect these businesses to be creative (and a website is often one of the first things potential clients look at), ad agencies need to have effective and impressive websites.

Below is a collection of 30 agency websites from all across the globe. Take a look at these websites for creative web design inspiration.

Sponge Agency

Sponge Agency

The Holla Agency

The Holla Agency

Smart Inc.

Smart Inc.




BMF Agency


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Who says the future needs an advertising agency?

the agency of the future can’t be built by just adding tail fins and Goofy’s nose

A quick disclaimer: the views expressed here are mine alone and do not necessarily reflect the views of my employer.

Apparently there’s a roaring interest in a model for the advertising agency of the future. My aim for this post is to address some of the ideas put forth by others, weigh the usefulness of today’s agency objectively, and make a bit of a prediction myself. There’s little fun in making bold predictions about the future without a debate – so dig in and offer up a point of view in the comments, if you please.

Some smart ideas already presented:

I can’t really argue with any of the points or models above – they’re all insightful and interesting – but they’re pontifications on what agencies should be doing right now. To say these are models for the future is the equivalent of attaching tail fins to a sedan. All of the above examples seem to be creative ways to sidestep current problems with the industry instead of addressing them directly (and to be fair to the authors/creators cited above, I doubt they meant their posts to be that forward looking).

Who says the future needs an agency, anyway?

Advertising agency of the future sounds a bit like horse drawn carriage of the future.

I’m not saying for certain that there won’t be agencies in the future, only that the future doesn’t necessarily need agencies. Just like the future doesn’t need printed news but it needs journalism; the future needs commercial communications, but who creates them, the agency or the brand or someone else, is unwritten. Seguir leyendo “Who says the future needs an advertising agency?”

15 Insights from 15 Years – Notes from a PR and Ad Agency Survivor

This year marks Bailey Gardiner’s 15th year. Recently, I’ve been spending some time reflecting on what I have learned about agency life during that time. Yes folks, it’s time to tear back the onion peel and look a bit more deeply into this world of “integrated communications” and agency life. For some of you, this will be an affirmation of what you live. For others it will be a glimpse into a business that is quite unlike what many of you call “work” each day. It isn’t a whole lot like Mad Men portrays it to be (except for the drinking), but it’s sure been a great ride for us.

1. Most people who start an agency are really good at one thing, and that thing is rarely running a business. From hyper-talented creative types to type-A account people (ahem), we rise through the ranks of our agencies and decide it’s time to start our own thing. So exciting. Look! We have clients. Wow! Our first office. Zikes! We’re winning awards. Wait, what? What do you mean I have to spend time on human resources, payroll, health care, legal contracts, the clogged kitchen sink? This industry needs to get better at training its rising stars to be managers and not just good fill-in-the-blanks.

2. People who have self-confidence in presentations will rise to the top. I’ve watched really talented people choke in presentations and it’s not pretty. Get good at it. Go to Toastmasters. Say yes to every presentation opportunity. I’ve also seen lots of people overcome their fear and go on to be outstanding presenters. It has definitely helped their careers. Seguir leyendo “15 Insights from 15 Years – Notes from a PR and Ad Agency Survivor”

The Future of Ad Agencies and Social Media

Jolie O’Dell

To keep up with ever-changing advertising and marketing options, ad agencies are rapidly adopting new strategies and outlooks on how consumers interact with brands. While many ad agencies have been slow to adopt social media, others have been keeping up with the trends quite well.

But keeping up with change is never good enough in this industry; the most successful, game-changing campaigns are generally a bit ahead of the curve. It’s not enough to hitch your star to an existing facet of viral content; you have to create the content yourself. And you can’t wait for mass markets to catch up to new technologies before you begin thinking about how to incorporate new tech into campaigns and creative; you need to test how that tech will work now. Mobile and social ads are no longer new; what’s more interesting now is figuring out how brands can integrate creatively and effectively with location apps and casual games.

We talked with five people who are familiar with the connected worlds of digital media and ad agencies, and here’s what they had to say about the future of social media and advertising.

Software Is the New Medium… Seguir leyendo “The Future of Ad Agencies and Social Media”

Fundamentalismo creativo

por Jorge Benedí

Vivimos tiempos complejos. Tiempos de cambio. Tiempos en los que la inseguridad y la falta de un modelo que tenga vigencia actualmente, constriñe la capacidad creativa de las agencias. La publicidad es un sector muy sensible al sentimiento de la sociedad en general, y al de la economía en particular. Una sensación de falta de confianza y de incertidumbre frente al futuro, hace que no se parta de la base de la innovación continuada, y de la búsqueda de nuevas maneras creativas de conectar con el target. Dicha inseguridad hace que se mire al pasado en busca de inspiración, volviendo a las fuentes y recreándolas, en lugar de utilizarlas para inventar algo nuevo. Seguir leyendo “Fundamentalismo creativo”