Posts Under: digital advertising

ALM is Charter Client for Launch of ConnectivU, an On-Demand Digital Training Platform for Media and Information Companies

ALM is the charter subscriber for ConnectivU, a comprehensive online continuing education platform from Connectiv, the Business Information Association, that debuts today offering training for digital advertising sales, with additional courses to be rolled out over the next 12 months on content development, events, advanced leadership for senior executives and building data and information products.

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U.S. B2B Media & Information Industry Up 2.7 Percent in First Half of 2016

The U.S. B2B media and information industry saw a slow start to the first half of 2016, inching up 2.2 percent to $14.7 billion, compared to $14.3 billion in the first half of 2015, thanks to slowdowns in some key verticals, market uncertainties surrounding the presidential election, Brexit, and continued market corrections with digital advertising.

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New Proposed IAB Standards a Good Thing, But Do B2B Buyers and Sellers Care?

The proposed IAB standards are open for public comment until Nov. 28. In that spirit, we asked some digital media executives within the Connectiv community for their thoughts on the new proposals. The collective response seems to be that the new guidelines are welcome and not difficult for publishers to accommodate on the technical side. However, getting both B2B ad sellers and B2B ad buyers to actually embrace these new types of ad formats is a far bigger challenge.  

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Ad Fraud Occurs in B2B and It's Probably Happening To You. Here's What You can Do About It

At a recent Connectiv Digital Media Council meeting on "Invalid Traffic and Methods to Prevent Revenue Loss", Justin Hoffman, director of technology at Strategic Insight (formerly Asset International) and Dr. Augustine Fou, an independent ad fraud researcher, showed how ad fraud is growing in B2B but also how publishers can take some relatively straightforward steps to combat it. 

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How Hanley Wood Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Ad Sales Data Bomb

It's what Prescott Shibles warned us about last year at the 2015 Connectiv Executive Summit when he said, "Targeting data will soon be worth more than advertising inventory." But for Hanley Wood, accepting and adapting to this change in buyer behavior became an opportunity to reverse engineer the formula to provide unique data points to advertisers, charge a premium for it and even boost performance on its own properties. 

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Account-Based Marketing Explained: Behind SourceMedia's New ABM Solution

Marketing services. Content marketing. Native advertising. Now account-based marketing is the latest digital advertising buzzword. If B2B media is about connecting buyers and sellers, account-based marketing enables publishers to breathe new life and value into lead generation by identifying and targeting highly qualified leads and charging a premium for it—provided they invest in the technology and personnel to support it.

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