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Andrew FrankVP Distinguished Analyst
Andrew Frank covers marketing and advertising. As VP Distinguished Analyst with Gartner for Marketing Leaders, Mr. Frank specializes in best practices for data-driven marketing, including how organizations can use data to drive...
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Revenge of the Ad Nerds Part IX: R/GA vs. CP+B
I’ve been wanting to blog about changes in the agency world for awhile, and R/GA’s recent capture of AdWeek’s coveted 2008 Digital Agency of the Year award seems like the perfect chance. Congratulations, R/GA. R/GA, whose marquee clients include a long-term relationship with Nike, for whom it not only created memorable advertising but also helped…
Google’s Mainstream Media Retreat: To Renounce or Regroup?
When Google acquired dMarc, a radio advertising brokerage network, in 2006 for $102 million, the move was seen as an essential diversification amidst criticism that Google search advertising was a “one trick pony.” Now that Google has exited the radio advertising business, following its similar retreat the print advertising business, some are seeing this as…
The Rubicon Project Hosts Panel: “Winners and Losers, 2009: Who Will Be the Interactive Champions”
February 5, 2008, NY, NY. The Rubicon Project, an ad network optimizer for online publishers, drew about 150 new media people to its newly-opened Chelsea office this frigid morning, which is impressive for a company based in LA. As moderator Brian Morrisey of AdWeek wryly noted, it was unclear which was the greater draw in…
Super Bowl Advertisers Fumble Their Keywords
What do “Shankapotamus”, “PepSuber”, “drinkability”, and “LMAO” have in common? Two things, actually. First, they’re all words that advertisers spent $100,000 per second to build buzz around during the Super Bowl, and secondly, they were all available as search terms on Google the morning after the advertising aired. The current highest ranking link for “shankapotamus”…