Dispatch from Detroit: $50 Pizza and Hologram Test Drives

Written by
Julie Galea, Regional Vice President of Sales

Can you ask Siri for a $50 pizza in Tokyo? Not just yet, but very soon, and it will be delivered to your house in 30 minutes or less. When I made the move into mobile marketing three years ago, BlackBerry’s market share was widespread at 33%. Targeting was crude at best. At that time,… Read More


Keys to Success: Ice Hockey Metaphors and Mr. Rogers

Written by
Carrie Seifer, VP of Strategy

Media is a constantly growing and changing industry. As the game continues to evolve, it’s increasingly important for veterans to mentor and support incoming players. The Women’s Media Mentoring Initiative (WIMMI) is one organization helping to do just that. Last week, I had the pleasure of participating in WIMMI’s Boston Mentor Event, hosted at the… Read More


Christmas in July

Written by
Mollie Spilman, EVP, Global Sales & Operations

As of today, July 28, there are exactly 150 shopping days until the winter holiday season. That sounds like a while, but anyone who has ever made panicky, last-minute purchases of dubious quality, telling ourselves that Great Aunt Tilly will just love all the things that happen to be for sale at this gas station,… Read More


Mobile Past, Present and Future

Written by
Brent Spitzer, SVP of North American Advertising Sales

At the recent Mobile Marketing Association CEO/CMO Summit in Hilton Head, South Carolina, I held a piece of history in my hands: a model of the first cell phone ever made. It was the size of my head, weighed two and a half pounds and had a battery life of 20 minutes. The phone belonged… Read More


Four Things You Already Know About Programmatic

Written by
Julienne Thompson, VP, Programmatic

We’re living in an information economy, so it may seem strange for me to ask you to read about things you think you already know. But figuring out new technology can be daunting, as anyone who has ever struggled to figure out a new operating system or gadget can attest. Programmatic is no exception. The… Read More


Four Hot Summer Apps

Written by
Bill Rawls, East Coast Director, Global Monetization Solutions

After what seemed like an endless winter to those of us on the East Coast of the U.S., we are thankfully in the middle of summer and things are heating up! The days are long, the weather is warm, vacations are underway, and we have four handy apps that you’ll want in your smartphone arsenal… Read More


Millennial Media Flexes its Creative Muscles at The Drum Live

Written by
Stephen Jenkins, VP Marketing, EMEA

Last week, the Millennial Media EMEA team arrived ready for action at the second annual The Drum Live event. For those of you who haven’t been, it’s a hugely interesting event and a unique concept hosted by a top digital trade magazine. The 300 attendees help The Drum team produce a complete edition of the… Read More


Some S.M.A.R.T. Summer Reading

Written by
Mollie Spilman, EVP, Global Sales & Operations

Millennial Media has some summer reading for you, in the form of our June S.M.A.R.T. report. So put down the John Grisham for a second and dive into our latest look at trends in mobile advertising, culled from our platform during the first quarter of 2014. We have some big-picture stats, as well as an… Read More


Nine New Ideas for Old Media

Written by
Sarah Jennings, Director of Creative Strategy

A few months ago, I was honored to be invited to speak on a panel at the American Press Institute’s Thought Leader Summit. The American Press Institute is the educational arm of the Newspaper Association of America, and the organization’s aim is “to help the news media, especially local publishers and newspaper media, advance in… Read More


How the Ad Tech Set Stormed This Year’s Cannes Lions

Written by
Mollie Spilman, EVP, Global Sales & Operations

You could be forgiven for thinking that June is all about the samba of this year’s FIFA World Cup in Brazil. Yet while the wider world may have its eyes fixed on football, the marketing industry shifted its gaze across the globe to the French Rivera (albeit just for this week). Cannes Lions International Festival… Read More