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Meta-For-A - Metadata for Anything - Starting from advertising - Metafora AD Network reloaded around social objects thanks to Semantic Web and VRM


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A journey from Advertising Network to …

A journey from Advertising Network to
a VRM ( Vendor Relationship Management ) point of view of ads using Semantic Web technologies.
It's all around social objects and metadata.
Episode 1

Metafora AD Network reloaded
on on second half of 2010

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    • 1. Meta-for-a Metadata for anything, starting from advertising A journey from Advertising Network to a VRM ( Vendor Relationship Management ) point of view of ads using Semantic Web technologies Episode 1 Metafora AD Network reloaded on on second half of 2010 Matteo Brunati -
    • 2. About me ( in italian ) on some english stuff on
    • 3. it’s a similar box, isn’t it?
    • 4. let’s open it!
    • 5. Episode 1 • What is it Metafora AD Network • A Journey from advertising to a VRM context of advertising • It’s all around social objects thanks to metadata • Data Web Marketing: not data about customer, but data for customer
    • 6. what is it Metafora AD Network?
    • 7. Metafora AD Network was born in Italy on December 2006, based on the model of The Deck AD Network
    • 8. why? at the end of 2006 poor quality of banners, as creativity and a minimal banner vendor messages without any animation is more relevant we have blogs: we want an than a bigger one explicit division from personal content to sponsored content our positive experiences about brands have a value, as co-cocreation
    • 9. who are we? blogs and webzines that want to talk with Vendors using their own visibility ( PageRank >= 5 ) and their own identity without mashup with their own personal flow of information
    • 10. what we do a Vendor wants to promote his message on our 1 sites: we vote the message and think about our endorsement to speak about the WHY we think it’s a useful message If the majority of us approves, we make a collective endorsement as a post on 2, and make it findable thanks to a banner ( no animation and 125px x 125px ) with a link on this endorsement to show it thanks to display ad respectful of the reader. It is also SEO friendly, using the open web.
    • 11. a banner with some data about its context, and a bit more transparency about itself who is the channel the banner itself ( what ) a link to our endorsement ( why )
    • 12. brand reputation the value is in how the advertiser relate with the italian blogosfere, Transparency of a in the dynamic of collective endorsement, engagement and co- trasparency showed creation of value using a minimal banner in a Network of TRUSTED sites
    • 13. An exclusive intermediate between 30 websites ( blogs and webzine ) and the Market CONVERSATIONAL HINT + Using votes Metafora Network DISPLAY ADVERTISING TO accepts or not the message from DELIVER IT IN A NETWORK OF the vendor, and TRUST SITES makes the endorsement without any control of the vendor side a sort of word of mouth connected with minimal advertising in the blogosfere, in the open web outside social network x
    • 14. what is it the Vendor’s value? a collective feedback that is not this endorsement has an initial under his control, distribution through trusted on a blog that helps findability display advertising CUSTOMER EXPERIENCES IT’S NOT ONLY DISPLAY
    • 15. no tracking cookies, no profilation unless http headers data small footprint...
    • 16. we don’t believe it’s a value being a captivate customer
    • 17. from Advertising to a VRM point of view of the relationship with a Vendor
    • 18. what is an AD Network? CHANNEL + RELEVANCE ( context and audience ) + CREATIVE AND USEFUL MESSAGE ( respect and shared interests )
    • 19. AD Network is useful for a broadcast message of a Vendor, under his own control site1 Vendor Message ( banner ) site2
    • 20. if the Vendor thinks a channel has a value, he wants to invest on it site1 Vendor Message ( banner ) site2 channel
    • 21. typically an AD Network profiles users and sell to others these informations and data as indirect revenue site1 Vendor Message ( banner ) site2 channel data collected on navigation habits
    • 22. we tried to make a more balanced conversation with the Vendor site1 Vendor Message ( banner ) site2 + endorsement under the customer control
    • 23. without making another social network: we are using the open web as our network
    • 24. and without profiling users: we believe in human being and trasparency
    • 25. so we are using the advertising model with a VRM point of view, or a bit like this...
    • 26. here we are voting the Vendor is a way to take some control on it our blogs and sites are our CRM, or a sort of, in a unstructured way our endorsement is outside the VRM principles Vendor control
    • 27. putting the Vendor under our collective vote, is a shift in the relationship with him
    • 28. a shift that it’s not so simple to accept four-party-system/
    • 29. it’s not about the what of a product, it’s about the WHY, the intentions about a product
    • 30. and we give memory and findability to these WHY made with SIMILE Exhibit, a MIT framework to publish open data stuff
    • 31. made with SIMILE Exhibit, a MIT framework to publish open data stuff this is our open archive of endorsements, to make Vendors more trasparent to the Market
    • 32. to trust a Vendor we want a documented story of some past experiences from the Customer side, not under Vendor’s control
    • 33. it helps the creation of a common about customer experiences in the open web... ready to use from VRM tools
    • 34. let’s thinking about it
    • 35. and on it
    • 36. making it on our spare time, but we have the same problems
    • 37. so we make some conversations and a first step in a management of our relationships with the vendors, thanks to our digital identities ( blogs ) all of this in an unstructured way at the moment
    • 38. we are a sort of 4th party, but in Italy it was earlier and it’s not so clear this kind of service it was september 2009 that we speak about 4th parties
    • 39. note that platforms are on the Vendor side traditionally: who pays for the Customer freedom?
    • 40. it’s all about platform and the control of the Customer side
    • 41. why the Vendor pays something on Metafora? our time to make something original and useful about our relationship with him putting INSIDE the Web ( the collective Memory ) + personal distribution channel from the Customer side, not on others platforms
    • 42. our sites are our platform
    • 43. Metafora doesn’t work in this form 1. time ( a lot of stuff made in our spare time ) 2. not right tools to support the vision 3. incorrect terms probably 4. Italy context of understanding and living the Net as a channel and not as a place 5. more similar to the VRM context than the advertising one 6. lack of focus
    • 44. because advertising works on this assumption for it we are an eyeball but are we?
    • 45. and advertising is looking for something different
    • 46. It’s all around social objects, thanks to metadata
    • 47. we want to talk about social object, not about the brand, and about our stories about this object, using our identities ( blogs )
    • 48. wait... a Social Object?
    • 49. Social Object isn’t only about a shared interest, is about a real story
    • 50. there are global trends to make the social objects more explicit trends-changing-content-and-marketing.html
    • 51. The concept of "the web site" is becoming less important than the underlying content and its social propagation. Structured data and metadata around content are becoming increasingly important.
    • 52. thinking about Facebook and the Open Graph stuff...
    • 53. Not the page, but the Social Object inside that page A movie titles “Fight Club”
    • 54. our intentions are explicit and expressed in a structured way, thanks to Metadata
    • 55. Metadata is the new authority David Weinberger
    • 56. Metadata and social objects are technically, the cornerstone of the Semantic Web
    • 57. This is the idea of GGG, the Giant Global Graph
    • 58. this Giant Global Graph makes the connections and the relations explicit. It works for a more trasparent web
    • 59. One thing we have in commons in the Metafora Network all of us is an early adopter of theTransparency enabled by the Net
    • 60. Metadata and trasparency have a lot in common
    • 61. Transparency in our being as Creativist 66.03.CreativistManifesto
    • 62. Trasparency also connected with the Green and a more ethical economy not only green, but maybe a more balanced idea of the whole Market...
    • 63. Transparency in the way we want to put the vendor message: not an invasive way
    • 64. and not on the vendor’ s control, but on the ours one
    • 65. Transparency in the act of reviewing
    • 66. Transparency and advertising: how make a link between?
    • 67. how Transparency is a value from a Vendor point of view?
    • 68. because it saves him from this fragmentation
    • 69. Metadata is indipendent
    • 70. Transparency is a value if it can be expressed as OPEN DATA in the Web, so it can be aggregated from anyone ( Customer or Vendor Side )
    • 71. Open data uses METADATA, which help us to find the right information in the Web3.0
    • 72. DATA and METADATA shift us from PUSH to PULL Market
    • 73. Pull is the natural way businesses should work to put the customer first. When you hear about companies opening their data, giving customers account portability, and talking about interoperability with competitors, that’s the language of pull. small-business-part-i-david-seigel
    • 74. Doc Searls is making the connection... relationships-not-each-other/
    • 75. why have an AD Network if there are more useful ways to connect the Market between us and the Vendors side?
    • 76. Google has radically improved the advertising process, first by making advertising accountable (you pay only for click-throughs) and second by shifting advertising waste from ink and air time to pixels and server cycles. Yet even this success does not diminish the fact that advertising itself remains inefficient, wasteful and speculative. Even with advanced targeting and pay-per-click accountability, the ratio of "impressions" to click-throughs still runs at lottery-odds levels. The holy grail for advertisers isn't advertising at all, because it's not about sellers hunting down buyers. In fact it's the reverse: buyers hunting for sellers. It's also for customers who remain customers because they enjoy meaningful and productive relationships with sellers - on customers' terms and not just on vendors' alone. This is VRM: Vendor Relationship Management. It not only relieves many sellers of the need to advertise - or to advertise heavily - but also allows CRM (Customer Relatinship Management) to actually relate, and not just to capture and control. As VRM grows, advertising will shrink to the the perimeters defined by "no other way". It's hard to say how large those perimeters will be, or how much journalism will continue to thrive inside of them; but the sum will likely be less than advertising supports today.
    • 77. Data Web Marketing: not data about customer, but data for customer
    • 78. this is a new way to think data: not data about customers, but data for customers
    • 79. VRM can be the perfect scenario to understand the power of changing our attitude to the Market thanks to the Web at full of its potential ( Semantic Web ) Taking control of our relationships in the Market
    • 80. what if we open the data about advertising, while VRM is growing?
    • 81. what data is useful for us in a typical vendor message?
    • 82. what if we enable a new trasparency using metadata about how advertising is profiling us? implicit profiling privacy
    • 83. this is Data Web Marketing: let’s talk matt [at]
    • 84. photos • • photostream •
    • 85. Episode 2 is on the way on... this is the new Metafora: Metadata for ...