AdExchanger Talks

The advertising and marketing technology podcast from AdExchanger, the leading voice in ad tech. Listen in as AdExchanger’s award-winning editorial team, led by executive editor Zach Rodgers, interviews industry leaders and explores the issues and trends that matter to brand marketers, ad agencies, publishers, media companies and technology providers.
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May 24, 2018

This week’s episode of AdExchanger Talks is all about – what else? – GDPR.

On the eve of the May 25 compliance deadline, we invite guest Patrick Salyer, CEO of SAP-owned identity management platform Gigya, to talk about the enforcement and long-term impact of the regulation.

May 18, 2018

Frost Prioleau is a long-time digital ad entrepreneur, having founded and sold two companies over the span of 13 years. The first was Personifi, a behavioral ad targeter acquired by Collective Media in 2008. The second is, a programmatic platform for local advertisers.

This week on the podcast, Frost describes his experience trying to crack the market for localized programmatic advertising.

May 10, 2018

Google’s top digital marketer, Bob Arnold, is our guest in the podcast studio this week. Many listeners will remember Bob’s early advocacy of programmatic drawn from his time at P&G and Kellogg.

May 3, 2018

In this episode, Pivotal Research senior analyst Brian Wieser talks about the analyst life and his views on an assortment of companies. He drills down on Facebook, where his analysis often deviates from that of his peers.

Apr 26, 2018

Sean Muller had very little knowledge of television when he launched six years ago.’s first product was a competitive intelligence product, a data asset it licensed for $1,500 a month. Today, it offers an analytics suite that can link TV ad data to specific marketer outcomes, such as a website visit or purchase or to the marketing stack.

Apr 19, 2018

Kavata Mbondo presided over Time Inc.’s ad business during a period of dramatic upheaval for traditional media companies. When she started there, the iPhone didn’t exist, Facebook was a young scrapper and programmatic wasn’t quite a thing.

Mbondo recently left Time Inc. for a new venture: helping Getty Images launch a consumer-facing media business called FOTO. In this episode, she reflects on her years in digital media and describes the new publishing venture.

Apr 13, 2018

On the podcast this week, New York Interactive Ad Exchange (NYIAX) founder and President Carolina Abenante talks about her career as a deal-maker and her current project: making blockchain work for the marketer.

Apr 6, 2018

In this week's podcast, Gartner Research VP Martin Kihn picks apart the assumptions underlying the latest Facebook backlash: namely, that the data scraped by Cambridge Analytica had a material impact on the election outcome.

Mar 29, 2018

In this episode, Jeremy Fain talks about how deep learning can automate algorithm building. He discusses how Cognitiv’s focus on big data and deep learning – and departure from more common artificial intelligence disciplines like natural language processing and computer vision – let it carve out a niche.

Mar 22, 2018

In this episode, programmatic consultant Matt Prohaska describes some common misconceptions about in-housing and how brands are evolving their partner models.

Mar 15, 2018

4C Insights might be the largest of the small handful of companies certified to buy media across all the social platforms. All the big agency groups, along with many independents, use its technology. On the AdExchanger Talks podcast this week, CEO Lance Neuhauser attributes the company's rapid growth to its data science capabilities.

Mar 8, 2018

In this week's episode, Goodway Group COO Jay Friedman tells the company's story and throws some more good-natured shade about marketers' self-inflicted wounds.

Mar 1, 2018

Our guest this week is Kerry Bianchi, president and CEO of Visto, formerly Collective. Bianchi has overseen a major transition of the company since taking the helm from founder Joe Apprendi one year ago.

Feb 22, 2018

This week on AdExchanger Talks, we bring you a lively discussion with Joanna O'Connell, VP and principal analyst with Forrester Research and a singular personality in the marketing industry.

Feb 15, 2018

With its creative formats now embedded in most ad-supported broadcast and cable TV apps on Roku and other operating systems, BrightLine may have a new data opportunity. On the latest episode of AdExchanger Talks, CEO Jacqueline Corbelli discusses business results, the product road map and female leadership in tech

Feb 8, 2018

This week on the podcast, SVP and platform GM Scott Rosenberg tells the Roku story and describes in detail the ad model that has helped propel the company to a post-IPO valuation of more than $4 billion.

Feb 1, 2018

The rollup of magazine media continues apace. Meredith's acquisition of Time Inc, and Hearst's buyout of Rodale have reduced much of the sector to just a few large companies. But the competitive set has if anything grown to include tech, digital publishers and "commerce + media" companies. 

This week on AdExchanger Talks we hear from Troy Young, the outspoken global president of Hearst Digital Media, who says a key publisher challenge going forward is showing your ads drive sales. 

Jan 26, 2018

Our guest on the podcast this week, Tune CEO Peter Hamilton, positioned his company early on in the mobile attribution niche. Now he's looking ahead to a future when app-tracking tools are merged into large marketing technology platforms.

Jan 17, 2018

Our guest this week is Belinda Smith, a senior brand marketer at Electronic Arts who is a font of insights for any marketer thinking about bringing their media buying activities in-house.

Also in this episode: The problem with incrementality tests, the return of context and the future of creativity.

Jan 11, 2018

Simulmedia CEO and founder Dave Morgan is no stranger to launching startups in the ad tech space. In this episode he shares observations from his career and describes Simulmedia's progress. 

Jan 4, 2018

In this two-guest episode of AdExchanger Talks, EVP for Strategy Paul Bannister and Rachel Parkin, SVP of strategy and sales, describe Cafe's unique business, which combines owned-and-operated properties with a media rep business called AdThrive. Acquired in 2016, AdThrive is a key source of programmatic revenue to an estimated 1,700 mid-tail sites.

Dec 20, 2017

In the wake of several big acquisitions, Salesforce Marketing Cloud has surpassed $1 billion in annual revenue. In this week's episode we talk with its chief strategy officer, Jon Suarez-Davis, who joined the company through its 2016 acquisition of Krux.

Dec 15, 2017

Michael Bologna has been a key player in the unfolding story of advanced television since the beginning. In this episode, Bologna and AdExchanger executive editor, Zach Rodgers, discuss Bologna's journey from "emerging media" exec at GroupM to his newest startup venture, one2one Media.

Dec 7, 2017

Parents, media companies and brands are struggling to adapt to a sea change in how kids consume content. Children have migrated away from traditional entertainment channels like Nick Jr. in droves, embracing new platforms – mostly YouTube and mobile games.

In this week's episode of AdExchanger Talks, we hear from SuperAwesome CEO Dylan Collins, who has been focused on kids’ media for the long haul.  

Nov 30, 2017

The world's largest independent media agency didn't have a dedicated programmatic capability until 2013. Historically a big TV buyer, Horizon Media decided to build its own "desk" in a way that would distinguish it from holding companies: by focusing on transparent pricing of media and data.

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