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Andrew Frank

VP Distinguished Analyst
Andrew Frank covers marketing and media. 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 sales,...
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Loss of Ad Man Could Transform Google

March 12, 2009 | 0 Comments

While much of the punditry surrounding Tim Armstrong’s appointment to the CEO post at AOL has focused on what it might mean for the beleaguered Time Warner unit, at least as big a question is what it means for Google. Tim Armstrong was Google’s main link with the advertising world, a Madison Ave guy in… Read More

Carefully Raising the Privacy Bar, Google Crosses into Behavioral Targeting

March 11, 2009 | 0 Comments

The tension and speculation over Google’s anticipated entry into the hazardous world of behavioral targeting has been growing since its acquisition of DoubleClick, much of whose value lies in its visibility of consumer activity across a vast array of websites. Now, the curtain has been lifted, in characteristic Google style, in a blog post not-so-subtly… Read More

Try Reading the Rules, Shankapotamus

March 5, 2009 | 9 Comments

Folks, it’s been over five weeks since I lambasted the big Superbowl ad spenders at companies like – oh, let’s see, what was the name of that advertiser’s brand? Oh, yeah, – E*Trade, for failing (or letting its agency fail) to support its very clever, and very costly, Golf Baby commercial with even a single… Read More