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The end of advertising as we know it

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I recently read this piece by James McQuivey of Forrester and it’s definitely worth taking a look at. Just in case you don’t take my advice, the focus of the article is that large companies like P&G, GE and JP Morgan Chase are revisiting their digital (display) ad spend and are asking Google and Facebook for transparency into their reporting. When is an impression an impression...

Dax Hamman

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I received an email from Carol Johnson the marketing chair at Daniels College of Business. She asked me if I would follow up with someone who had emailed her. His name was Dax Hamman. Now you have to understand that Daniels Profs get a lot of emails from “the outside world” – especially Carol – asking for help or some assistance. So I was somewhat skeptical. I looked up his profile and saw that...

Mobile Consumer Behavior: Classes

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This may be the longest post in the history of the Internet. It may break it. Ideally this would have been done the day I taught the class but this quarter was exceptionally busy. In fact, the last time I was that busy was during grad school while working a full time job. I was a human piñata this quarter. But below is an outline of what material I covered during the class. Intro – The first day...

Adtile makes advertising contexual

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If you’ve read this blog for any length of time, you know that I’m not a fan of advertising. The reason for that is pretty simple. It sucks. They throw things out there to see what sticks. Even behavioral is still not very good. (I don’t log into Facebook anymore because they think they know me.) Recently much of the conversation around mobile advertising has centered around...

Audi fan Newsjacks Sochi

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So if you saw the opening ceremony of the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, you probably saw the fifth ring of the olympic logo fail to open. Not a great moment in Russian history. Then a few days later, the image below emerged. Many marketers thought, “They did it again! Someone newsjacked the olympics just as Oreo did during the power outage at the Super Bowl last year.” And they were...

The concierge and the future of mobile advertising

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I’m currently working with a client (and a small army of students) on creating an app for their business. It’s been a great process and as we work through their models I realized that we’ve crossed over some conceptual threshold. From proactive to reactive. Now . . . most times when I say something like that, there is a slight groan that comes from the audience. I understand...

Facebook’s problem

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Just in case you were confused: Facebook is an advertising company. Facebook used to be a social media company but now that they serve a different master – namely businesses that advertise – they’re an advertising company. Facebook is also a data company. They arguably know more about you that than the federal government. (In fact the CIA requested information so frequently...

Native advertising (infographic)

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Mobile advertising has proven to be quite a challenge. But native advertising has shown real promise and in short, native advertising is in a medium that matches the content people are looking at. i.e. photos on Pinterest, promoted Tweets, etc.
This is a nice little infographic that spells it out. Enjoy!
 

I'm an Associate Teaching Professor of Digital Marketing at the Daniels College of Business, University of Denver. I also consult with startups and established brands. I'm currently focused on artificial intelligence, cognitive neuroscience and culture. I am married to an amazing woman and have two incredible children. I was raised in Colorado and spend my free time with family, biking, snowboarding and going to the Pacific Ocean to SCUBA dive and/or surf. I'm passionate about architecture, design, street art, photography and the art that tattooing has evolved into.

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