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Uncommon Sense: Making Measurement Work for Programmatic Ad Buying

The ad industry has always been consumed with the latest trends. This should be no surprise, given that marketers and their agencies spend the better part of their days trying to create them. But nothing in advertising has generated more buzz in recent months than programmatic buying. Buying ad...

Uncommon Sense: Millennials: Dispelling the Myths

Millennials are playing an increasingly critical role in an economy continuing its long slow mend. They are no longer Generation Next, but rather Generation Now. Which makes now the time that a number of myths need to be dispelled, or at least qualified, lest they upend company strategies and...

Getting Ready for Taiwan’s ‘Generation Z’

Companies in the U.S. are very much focused on the “aging out” of the Baby Boomer generation, and what it means for their business. From my perch in Taiwan, it seems as if the main focus in the U.S. is on the difference between Baby Boomers and Millennials. Here in Taiwan, many are taking a

Uncommon Sense: Will There Be an Advertising Singularity?

In 1993, Vernor Vinge, a retired professor of mathematics, computer scientist and award-winning science fiction author, argued that the creation of superhuman artificial intelligence would mark the point at which “the human era will be ended.” This idea, associated in popular thinking...

Uncommon Sense: Global Trends That Will Affect Us All

Earlier this week, I had the honor of participating in a panel at the Aspen Ideas Festival. The topic—“Global trends that will affect us all”—hit on the key issues that will shape our economies and cultures for the next 20 years. I was joined by our friend and client Zein Abdalla, a 20-year...