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Mark Cuban, Nalts and Videonomics

by Adam Kleinberg

Mark Cuban, Nalts and Videonomics

Last Thursday, I spoke at the Videonomics conference in Dallas. The invite-only event drew some amazing people—the other speakers included YouTube web-lebrity Kevin Nalts (of farting in a library fame) and Mark Cuban (billionaire/Dallas Mavericks owner/king shark on Shark Tank).

The consensus on online video?

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The Online Video Continuum

by Adam Kleinberg

The Online Video Continuum

This Thursday, I'll be heading to Texas. I'll be speaking at the Videonomics conference at... get this... Cowboys Stadium. 

First, let me say, "Go Giants!"

Now that I've got that out of my system, let me focus on the talk I'll be giving. It's called "Leaning Back while Leaning Forward" and in it, I'll be introducing a diagram that I call The Online Video Continuum

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Why digital GRPs are inevitable

by Adam Kleinberg

Why digital GRPs are inevitable

Last week, I was one of 35 marketing professionals invited to the San Francisco Videonomics event up high on the 32nd floor of the Westin Sf. Francis. There were microphones at every seat, a nice touch that made the session a true collaborative summit and made every attendee part of the conversation.

Nielsen presented and shared how it was deriving their new version of digital GRPs. The speaker made the point that big budget marketers were "the customer"when it came to buying media and that's why it was necessary to have a digital GRP. 

If you're familiar with this argument, you'll think it obvious that there was quite a bit of disagreement from the crowd. 

Nielsen has a point, however...

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Trading Places: Brand or Commodity?

by Adam Kleinberg

Trading Places: Brand or Commodity?

Which are you?

In the past decade, two massive shifts have reshaped marketing.

1) For the first time, we're able to measure the effectiveness of our marketing

2) Relentless financial superpressure from the turbulent economy

The result is that there has been a relentless focus on measuring ROI in marketing. Unfortunately, that has led to an unfortunate trend:

Brands are becoming commodities.

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