Analysis & Opinion

Facebook Atlas Product Update

BACKGROUND The advertising industry has a major problem. Year after year we hear our colleagues proclaim, “This is the year of mobile.” Yet while consumers spend upwards of 25 percent of their time on mobile devices, advertising spend remains at less than 10 percent. The reason the industry isn’t keeping pace is clear: Measurement of… Read More
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Now Trending: Icy CEO’s Make Great Content

Chances are if you have an Internet connection, you’ve heard about the #IceBucketChallenge for Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, otherwise known as ALS or Lou Gehrig’s Disease. The Ice Bucket Challenge burst on to the social media scene after former Boston College baseball player Peter Frates, who suffers from ALS, emerged with a challenge to his Facebook… Read More
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Native Advertising Should Be More Like Tortilla Chips

John Oliver’s (HBO’s Last Week Tonight With John Oliver) rant on native advertising has been making the rounds within advertising circles.  One of Oliver’s key complaints is that blending native ads with editorial content is like mixing Twizzlers with guacamole: “separately they are good, but if you mix them together, somehow you make both of… Read More
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Mobile and Video: Keys to Reaching the Millennial Target

Everyone wants to capture Millennials attention, but why? At 77MM strong and with an economic spending power of $1.3 trillion dollars and growing, Millennials will soon take the place of Baby Boomers.[1] Having grown up with more viewing options than previous generations, Millennials are used to getting content on their own terms. The silver lining… Read More
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Five Ways to Sit Less, Move More

I was recently riding the subway home and as I saw a guy on the train dive for an open seat, overheard him say to his friend, “After a long day of sitting, nothing that feels better than sitting some more.” Sound familiar? It’s funny when you think about it – you park it at… Read More
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Tracking the Multiscreen Consumer: Hands Are out of the Cookie Jar

It’s no secret that consumers are constantly shifting between their smartphones, tablets and desktops several times a day, making multiplatform advertising a hot commodity for brands. As users continue to seamlessly switch between their devices, consumer purchase behavior has also evolved into a multi-screen process. eMarketer reports that while 68% of consumers research products on… Read More
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Xbox: Bridging Digital Video & Traditional TV

With the introduction of Xbox One last November, Microsoft has been working to position it’s next generation of gaming consoles as primary streaming devices for the modern living room. Recently at the Newfronts, Xbox Entertainment Studio’s (a Microsoft entertainment subsidiary) unveiled an extensive slate of programming to be released exclusively through its consoles and eventually… Read More
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4 Trends Shaping Health Care in 2014

The old ways of doing business no longer apply.   Change is a constant in today’s health care landscape. The intersection of technology, legislation, and innovation is driving radical shifts in consumer expectations from insurers and providers, blurring the lines between rational and emotional benefits and rendering the current models obsolete. 1.     Delivering experiences: The… Read More
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