Automakers Use Advertising to Drive Sales

We were so excited to work with MediaPost’s Marketing Daily to discuss our data regarding the state of auto sales. What we found out was fascinating and right up our alley! It turns out, auto companies boosted their digital spend this year, increasing their online advertising behavior. All six automakers increased their online advertising, here’s the breakdown: GM placed on 68% more sites, FCA-80%,Nissan Motor-90%, Honda-73%, Toyota-67%, and Ford, coming in the lead with a whopping online ad boost of 97%. Read the full article here where MediaRadar CEO, Todd Krizelman, discusses how automakers increased their online presence through native advertising.

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Let’s be social!

Work and culture are so important to us at MediaRadar. We want to be able to inform everyone on what we’re working hard on and what sort of fun stuff is going on in our offices. Follow us on our Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn for company updates, company photos, product releases, and featured articles written by our CEO, Todd Krizelman. You can even find out what our End-of-Month party theme is. One month it’s empanadas and the next is Ice-Cream social…. I wonder what next month’s theme will be.

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MediaRadar’s CEO– from past to present: get to know Todd Krizelman

Before Kevin Systrom and Mark Zuckerberg, there was Todd Krizelman, one of the youngest Internet sensations of the first dot com boom. In 1995, as a 20 year old student at Cornell, he cofounded a social media company called TheGlobe.com, based in New York City. TheGlobe.com allowed users to engage with one another through chat and games, while also being able to publish their own web pages. On its first day going public, shares flew from $9 to $97! But, in 2 years, the stock would only be worth $2.

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MediaRadar is compared to ‘legal’ insider trading

On August 10, 2015, New York Post compared our ad tracking software to what one would consider insider trading–except legal! After Wall Street professionals got wind of our tool, an advertising tracking tool capable of predicting how well a company will fare at a given time, they started warming up to the idea of MediaRadar.

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Programmatic native: Tragedy of the commons?

An emerging new trend in native advertising combines the value of native with the easy placement of programmatic. But who is this favorable for?

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A Response to Brian Colbert’s Native Advertising Op-Ed in Digiday

Brian Colbert’s op-ed in Digiday about defending native advertising’s premium value gets the message right: if publishers get caught up in the hype, native’s value could go the way of the banner – and take a lot of hard-won brand trust with it. Just how close are we to this adpocalypse? The answer is in the data.

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How Do You Turn Your Problems Into Products That Companies Want To Buy?

I was recently a featured guest on the Mixergy podcast. During my conversation with Andrew Warner we had a chance to discuss a wide range of topics, including the challenges I experienced while working in ad sales and how those challenges inspired us to start MediaRadar.

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Marketers in Many Verticals Are Choosing Native

With comedian John Oliver’s tasteful takedown of native advertising still ringing in the ears of many digital advertisers and publishers, many have been wondering how common native advertising is today. Our recent native advertising research shows that native advertising is being embraced by digital publishers and advertisers across numerous publishing and advertising verticals – not just viral news sites and large consumer brands.

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