Nate Pinkston is the Head of Growth for Retail Media at Microsoft, where he manages end-to-end ownership of sales, customer success, and account management for the world’s largest retail media networks. As a digital marketing and engagement leader, he uses analytics to develop innovative solutions in the AdTech, MarTech, and retail industries. Nate has led teams to design and launch new products, reach new customer segments and markets, and work with C-suite executives to drive growth.
Paul Brenner is the SVP of Retail Media and Partnerships at Vibenomics, an in-store advertising audio and display media publisher for retailers. With 30 years of experience in retail media technology, he has worked across areas, including media and entertainment, advertising, manufacturing, pharma, retail, and automotive. Paul specializes in helping brick-and-mortar businesses enhance their in-store shopping experiences by leveraging retail media.
Retail media is gaining traction in the digital advertising ecosystem, and retailers are leveraging it to drive in-store conversions. Yet with multichannel advertising a growing necessity and ad dollars spread thin, how can you incorporate retail media seamlessly into your strategy?
Digital impressions drive many point-of-sale conversions online, but with 80-85% of these conversions occurring in-store, retailers must engage shoppers through visual and auditory mediums. However, retail media mavens Nate Pinkston and Paul Brenner say you must combine in-store and digital advertising and retail media to generate conversions across multiple channels. This requires attributing impressions to specific campaigns and retail media networks through transparent data analytics and distributing ad spend across corresponding channels. A strong relationship with retail media networks is the foundation for an effective strategy.
Join Aaron Conant in this episode of The Digital Deep Dive as he chats with Nate Pinkston of Microsoft’s retail media department and Paul Brenner of Vibenomics about developing a retail media advertising strategy. Together, they share best practices for adopting retail media, how AI enhances retail media effectiveness, and how to leverage retail media for creative ad campaigns.
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