AdTech Book: A Free Online Resource to Learn Everything About Advertising Technology

The online advertising ecosystem consists of companies, technology systems, and complex technical processes all working together to serve ads to online users across the Internet. Online advertising has brought with it a number of positives. For one, it’s provided content creators with a source of revenue so they can distribute their content for free to online users. It’s also allowed new and existing media and technology businesses to grow and thrive. However, while the online advertising

Help Lead the Marketing Rebellion

The first time I met Mark Schaefer, I was instantly appreciative of his experience and deep insight. Mark works with leading companies on how to improve their marketing efforts. While I’m a competent practitioner in this industry, I look to a handful of leaders for vision – Mark is one of those leaders that I pay attention to. While Mark is a seasoned veteran of marketing, I also appreciated that he jumped in head-first with

Building a Storybrand: The 7 Prospect Desires Your Business Depends On

Aproximately a month ago, I got to participate in a marketing ideation meeting for a client. It was fantastic, working with a consultancy known for developing roadmaps for high tech companies. As the roadmaps were developed, I was impressed with the unique and differentiated paths the team came up with. However, I was also a determined to keep the team focused on the target market. Innovation is a critical strategy in many industries today, but

Your Competitors Are Working On The IoT Strategy That Will Bury You

The number of Internet-connected devices in my home and office continues to grow every single month. All of the items we have right now have a fairly obvious purpose – like light controls, voice commands, and programmable thermostats. However, the continued miniaturization of technology and their connectedness is bringing around a business disruption as we’ve never seen before. Recently, I was sent a copy of Internet of Things: Digitize or Die: Transform your organization. Embrace

Humans Really Have to Behave Better on Social Media

At a recent conference, I was having a discussion with other social media leaders about an unhealthy climate growing on social media. It’s not so much about the general political divisiveness, which is obvious, but about the stampedes of rage that charge whenever a controversial issue arises. I utilized the term stampede because that’s what we see. We no longer pause to research the issue, wait for facts, or even analyze the context of the