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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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Did Yahoo Just Patent Data-Driven Advertising?
With patent litigation much in the news these days, this caught my eye: a blog post from ex-Yahoo Dave Zinman titled (ironically?) Patently Ridiculous, in which he announces Patent # 8,234,166 for “Automated user segment selection for delivery of online advertisements.” Check it out: Abstract A system, method and computer program product is provided that…
Looking Back at the Prophesies of Digital Marketing
Decades ago when the Internet was for eggheads and “online” meant chat rooms on AOL and Prodigy there was a place called “the WELL” where the early digerati debated weighty issues of how the inevitable future of ubiquitous digital connectivity would alter society. A rich one regarded the future of marketing – more specifically a…