Publishers: Paywalls Need to Die. There’s a Better Way to Monetize

Paywalls have become commonplace in digital publishing, but they’re ineffective and create a barrier to the free press. Instead, publishers must use advertising to monetize new channels and give consumers the content they crave for free. Back in the 90s, when publishers began moving their content online, there emerged a range of strategies: only the major headlines for some, whole editions for others. As they built a web presence, an entirely new genre of digital-only

7 Signs You Do Not Need An Ad Server

Most ad tech providers will try to convince you that you need an ad server, especially if you’re a high-volume ad network because that is what they are trying to sell. It is a powerful piece of software and can deliver measurable optimization to certain ad networks and other tech players, but an ad server is not the right solution for everyone in every situation.  In our 10+ years of work in the industry, we

Marketing Trends: The Rise of the Ambassador and Creator Era

2020 fundamentally changed the role social media plays in consumers’ lives. It became a lifeline to friends, family and colleagues, a forum for political activism and a hub for spontaneous and planned virtual events and get-togethers.  Those changes laid the groundwork for trends that will reshape the social media marketing world in 2021 and beyond, where leveraging the power of brand ambassadors will impact a new era of digital marketing. Read on for insights on

What Is MarTech? Marketing Technology: Past, Present, and Future

You may get a chuckle out of me writing an article on MarTech after publishing over 6,000 articles on marketing technology for over 16 years (beyond this blog’s age… I was on blogger previous). I do believe it’s worth publishing and helping business professionals better realize what MarTech was, is, and the future of what it will be. First, of course, is that MarTech is a portmanteau of marketing and technology. I missed a great

What is POE? Paid, Owned, Earned… And Shared… and Converged Media

POE is an acronym for the three methods of content distribution. Paid, Owned and Earned media are all viable strategies for building your authority and spreading your reach in social media. Paid, Owned, Earned Media Paid Media – is the use of paid advertising channels to drive traffic and the brand’s overall message to your content. It’s used to create awareness, jumpstart other forms of media and to get your content seen by new audiences.