The New York Times, Meredith and The Washington Post hired top programmatic advertising executives.
Publishers initially approached programmatic advertising warily, concerned it would do little more than drive down their ad prices and further commoditize their inventory. That meant the role of figuring out programmatic was something farther down the food chain. That’s changed. Advertisers and agencies increasingly want to buy their media that way, and programmatic budgets are too large for publishers to ignore. That means bringing on a programmatic chief to figure out how to use programmatic not as something separate (and secondary) to direct sales but as an integral part of it.
In the past nine months, The New York Times, Meredith and The Washington Post have all hired top executives to run their programmatic efforts. Read Original Article