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Jan 23, 2014 3:48:00 PM

Behind The Screen Of An Online Advertising Entrepreneur: Love Me

I have been an entrepreneur and a business owner one way or another in the online advertising industry since 2003. That's a healthy amount of time thinking about competitive advantages, payroll, regular banner ads Vs. dynamic display ads, campaign optimization strategies, brand safety, growth opportunities and so on.

I’d like to share a few insights that I have picked up along the way. Some thoughts are online advertising focused and others are just thoughts.

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Jan 2, 2014 4:25:00 AM

Media Buyers Vs. Accountants: Who Drank More Over New Year's?

Welcome to 2014!

First, lets discuss the subject of this email. I think media buyers are the clear winners of binge drinking over New Year's. The online advertising industry gets a bit nutty leading up to the Christmas / Holiday Season. Come post tax day in April, accountants will be leading all professions in regards to drinking quantity and hangover intensity levels. Except for maybe Manhattan bankers, they seem to be equally hammered year-round.

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Dec 29, 2013 12:49:00 PM

Will Stress From Advertising Kill Don Draper?

A lot of people that work in the advertising industry believe that stress and advertising go hand-in-hand. Well, forget about stress, no really leave stress at the door whenever possible. It's the mind and body killer. Ever read "Dune"? Yes? Well then you know what I'm taking about. No? Well read the following closely then, this may just make your life feel so much less stressful. Oh, and everyone already knows that alcoholism will kill Don Draper, unless lung cancer kills him first.

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Oct 29, 2013 2:46:00 PM

What Is Real-Time Bidding And Should It Be Cheap?

What is real-time bidding and does data support that media buyers should pay lower prices because they are advertising online using real-time bidding technology? Great question. Real-time bidding technology enables real-time media buying, which is indeed a smart and efficient way to advertising online. This doesn't necessarily mean that impressions purchased should be significantly cheaper.

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Oct 2, 2013 10:25:00 AM

Self Serve Advertising Platform Upcoming Features October 1 2013

Self Serve Advertising Platform Recently Released Features

At ExactDrive we are constantly working to improve and enhance our self-serve advertising platform. Online advertising is a complex and constantly changing endeavor that requires a firm hand on the pulse of change, brand safety and the set of next best competitive features. We are excited to roll out yet another round of new features and enhancements. Please have a read and continue providing feedback to us so we know what other features are needed so they can be adding to our November release.

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Oct 1, 2013 1:53:00 PM

ExactDrive Releases Facebook News Feed Advertising

The U.S. Government may be shut down but ExactDrive will keep rolling on with our digital world domination plan.  But in all seriousness, we are excited to announce that we just released Facebook News Feed Advertising capabilities.

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Aug 15, 2013 3:37:00 PM

Advertising Optimization

Advertising optimization can be very complex and confusing. Not to mention that in the Internet advertising space there is an abundance of available inventory. The problem is, only a subset of that inventory will work for your advertisers and campaigns. The challenge then becomes how do you spend a minimal amount of money to identify the subset of inventory that will perform the best but at the same time be the most cost effective? In short, how can you successfully optimize Internet Advertising without breaking the bank or taking up all of your free time?

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Jul 25, 2013 3:03:00 PM

Programmatic Media Buying Makes People More Important Than Ever


Exact Drive's Tim Nichols sits down with Myles Younger to discuss how programmatic media buying makes people more important than ever.

Myles Younger is head of marketing and business development at Canned Banners, a platform for dynamic display ad creative.

Tim Nichols: You've been focused on ad creative for a long time now. What's got you thinking about media buying?

Myles Younger: In building out Canned Banners' dynamic display ad business, obviously we're going to be judged almost exclusively on the performance outcomes of the campaigns that we run. And top performance comes from a symbiosis between ad creative and media buying (among other ingredients). So in order to develop a successful platform, I can't focus solely on ad creative any more; Canned Banners is basically joined at the hip with whichever media buyer or DSP is running our creative. It's been an awesome learning experience.

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Jun 1, 2013 12:20:00 PM

Exact Drive Launches Self-Serve Advertising Platform

GET IN THE DRIVERS SEAT

Advertisers traditionally have very little control over online ad campaigns. We think that’s a mistake. That’s why we let you determine targeting, inventory selection, placement and more. The result is a tailored campaign that aligns with your brand, budget and schedule.

Exact Drive designed and developed its self-serve advertising platform to provide small to mid size ad agencies (and Independent Resellers too) with an advertising platform that provides a turn-key solution to Plan, Manage, Traffic, Analyze, Report, and Optimize Digital Display campaigns for their clients.

  WE BUILT A SIMPLE AND TRANSPARENT SELF-SERVE ADVERTISING PLATFORM

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Feb 19, 2013 11:47:00 AM

What is Online Advertising?

If you are just beginning to research online advertising and what it can do for your business, one of the essential questions you need answered is: What is online advertising? At  Exact Drive, we realize that not everyone is familiar with the domain of advertising and abbreviations (people in online advertising love abbreviations), so we are headed back to the basics to give you a quick overview of the wonderful world of online advertising.

 

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