Is Consolidation Building New Walled Gardens?

The vendor ecosystem for marketing and advertising has exploded into an overwhelming mess. Just look at the latest Marketing Technology LUMAscape. Can anyone make heads or tails of it? In addition to fragmentation, there’s the issue of big platforms and their “walled gardens.” Brand and agency stakeholders are concerned about their support for third-party verification, […]

BRANDS NEED TO STOP TREATING THEIR AGENCIES LIKE A DENTIST

“Data-Driven Thinking” is written by members of the media community and contains fresh ideas on the digital revolution in media. Today’s column is written by Kerry Bianchi, CEO at Collective. After an open season on shady ad industry practices, resolving transparency problems has moved to the top of the agenda for many concerned brand clients […]