How Technology Is Revolutionizing Advertising and the Way Companies Reach Consumers


Author: Mike Smith
Pub Date: November 2014
Print Edition: $24.95
Print ISBN: 9780814434994
Page Count: 224
Format: Hardback
e-Book ISBN: 9780814449011

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"The Internet has become the driving force in the economy thanks to advertising that runs on a maze of technologies and services so complicated that even professionals are confused. Targeted demystifies the rapidly evolving world of online advertising and is a must-read for any Internet executive or investor." -- Roger McNamee, Cofounder, Elevation Partners, Silver Lake Partners, Integral Capital Partners

"Digital is the media industry's Rubik's Cube--and every few months the puzzle gets scrambled yet again. Mike Smith has one of the keenest minds in seeing trends others simply do not, making Targeted essential reading for anyone involved in media transformation." -- David Carey, President, Hearst Magazines

"Department-store pioneer John Wanamaker famously observed that he knew that half of his advertising was wasted but he didn't know which half. The Digital Age has blasted away the throw-it-on-the-wall-and-see-what-sticks, Mad Men approach to advertising. In this timely, well-written book, Mike Smith provides the perfect guide to the rapidly growing, precision-guided, online world of advertising that is emerging. Wanamaker would have been pleased. You will be too." -- Steve Forbes, Chairman and Editor-in-Chief, Forbes Media

"In this world of ever-changing technological innovation and advancement, sometimes it's a good idea to take stock of where we've been and where we are going. With regard to digital advertising and real-time bidding (RTB), Mike Smith's new book does both, and offers a unique look at the inner workings of a multibillion-dollar industry." -- Ted Meisel, former CEO of Overture Services and Senior Advisor, Elevation Partners

"The brave new world of digital advertising has now fully arrived. Mike Smith's book Targeted demystifies this world and gives you the tools to embrace it and win. No one who sells anything can afford to keep their head in the sand. Targeted lays it all out. Read it and keep it close. Your financial future will depend on it!" -- John "Jay Jay" French, Twisted Sister founder, musician, artist, manager, producer, writer, motivational speaker, and charter member, Long Island Music Hall of Fame

"Part history, part handbook, Targeted is a compelling, inside look at the way digital advertising impacts businesses and consumers around the world. Mike Smith is a savvy digital industry veteran, and he gives the reader an insightful look at an industry that is significantly changing the way we do business. The lessons learned here are invaluable." -- Stephen M. R. Covey, New York Times and #1 Wall Street Journal bestselling author of The Speed of Trust and coauthor of Smart Trust

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