A guy walks in to his doctor’s office and says, “Help, my brother thinks he’s a chicken.” The doctor replies, “Why don’t you turn him in?” The man replies, “Because I need the eggs.” This joke – which famously bookends Woody Allen’s Annie Hall as an encapsulation of our need for romantic love – is [...]
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There are many instances in digital advertising in which quantity trumps quality. With a click-through-rate of 0.1% for instance, it makes sense to run thousands of banner ads rather than one. On the other hand, you generally don’t magnify the effect of influencer marketing by finding an influencer with a large following. In many cases, [...]
There are some things that humans do better than machines. Finding creative solutions to problems, making unusual mental connections and offering deep empathy come to mind. Then there are things like buying and selling media, where computers do a much better job than humans. That explains the rise of programmatic advertising over the past few years. [...]
Adam Smith died more than two centuries before the advent of digital video, yet the Scottish economist’s invisible hand was on display in the market over the past year or so. As the digital video market exploded, suddenly publishers found that they didn’t have enough ad space to sell. Then the market found a way: [...]