I’m taking a cue from Fred Wilson on how he crowdsourced his Web 2.0 Keynote presentation. The wisdom of all of you are much smarter than myself, so why not work together on this upcoming presentation. What presentation you might ask?
Announced today, I am the keynote speaker at the Admonsters Ad Ops Forum on December 3 here in New York City. I am excited about this forum because the people who will be actually going to it are the people who actually pull the “levers” in the industry. Not that I ever “BS,” but this audience is a very wise one and I’m excited to speak to a very intelligent audience.
The goal of the keynote address:
Where once traditional publishers and portals were able to command the CPMs they wanted for all their inventory, they now struggle to provide differentiated, premium inventory that they can sell directly. Agencies have gone from thinking of online as an afterthought to seeing significant investment in systems to help them drive performance for their clients. Networks continue to evolve in every way possible as they attempt to develop their own secret sauce that will make them a top player among hundreds of others.
Following the shift of power is complicated by the fact that all the players are continually redefining their roles: publishers and agencies are creating their own networks and ad exchanges. Publishers and networks are offering services akin to digital agencies.
This redefinition of roles not only applies to the companies themselves, but internally as well. The importance of Ad Operations for all the players has grown tremendously in the last couple of years. Ad Operations ability to help connect technology and process to the business side of online advertising makes it a focal point for our further evolution.
This focus is of particular interest to Networks who sit at the center of many of these changes and must remain nimble to survive. This creates unique challenges for Ad Operations leaders.
Darren’s keynote will take us through the macro level shifts in the balance of power, how that is redefining the roles of all the players involved and focus on how Ad Operations need to position themselves – especially at networks – for today and the future.
I have setup a few public and private conversation spaces for this presentation. I will do my best to respond to each and every comment and will give attribution to the comments that I do use within the presentation.
- Leave your comments below in typical Disqus blog format.
- Give a call to 646-495-9271 x 44195 and leave a voicemessage with your thoughts. This goes into a Drop.io account that I’ve setup.
- Send an email to email@example.com with your thoughts.
For those of us in the industry, the Pubmatic Ad Revenue Summit guide did a very good job of showing the landscape, but I’d like to dive as deep as possible.
Thank you in advance for participating! I will post the slides up here as they are created… (and certainly the finished deck).