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Adtech 2015: 5 predictions (plus 4 things that won’t happen)

You don’t have to be a fortune-teller to get a sense for some of the trends that will dominate the ad-tech landscape in the coming year. Some of them are relatively obvious, such as the continued onslaught of mobile and a higher penetration of phablets.

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Taking programmatic advertising from black box to glass house

You’re an advertiser. You pay your agency/vendor and get a result. Sometimes positive – great. Sometimes negative – not so much. Regardless, you receive no insight and have no idea where exactly the money goes. This is unacceptable.

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SocialFlow for Agencies launches to bring ad buying back into the fold

An increasing number of agencies are outsourcing work such as paid search, display advertising, and search engine optimization to third parties. While farming out business is not a new concept, there are a number of possible pitfalls ahead if agencies get the balance between external and internal resources wrong.

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4 app monetization strategies for free apps

In many ways, monetization models for free apps are superior to paid apps, allowing more room for creativity and the possibility of improving the app experience (and making it easier for users to make purchases).

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How to hire unicorns (aka tech-savvy marketers)

Most traditional marketers don’t know how to beef up their digital skills, a recent Adobe study found. But marketing is becoming more and more digital, which means that finding the right people to manage marketing automation, multivariate campaigns, or digital attribution campaigns isn’t always easy.

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Advertising's new addiction: Programmatic buying

Programmatic ad buying has permeated every media platform and brand marketers are taking notice.  In 2013, marketers spent $3.36 billion on programmatic ad buying — and eMarketer estimates that it will soar to $8.5 billion in the next 3 years.

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Contest: Win free tickets to GrowthBeat

We’re hosting the first inaugural GrowthBeat conference next week in San Francisco, focused entirely on the science and art of marketing via technology. Tickets are $900 — but we want to give you a chance to win free access.