“You should never forget that we are a tech company,” insists Benoît Fouilland, the CFO of Criteo, an online advertising company that tries to help its clients get clicks from potential customers. During an interview with CFO in late September, Fouilland spoke about that and other aspects of his job and of his company.
Criteo’s chief operating officer, Erich Eichman, says even though ad blockers are bigger now than ever before, Criteo has “yet to see an impact on its (operating) numbers.” Mr. Eichman said advertisers and publishers were beginning to fight back against ad blockers, with efforts ranging from blocking ad-blockers to improving the ad experience. “We are also seeing quite a bit of activity from early stage companies that are finding solutions to this problem,” he said.
It’s a bit of a balancing act, said Rob Deichert, managing director for North American operations at Criteo, which has served as LendingTree’s main retargeting partner since going through the testing process several years ago. “How frequently you test is something that every advertiser needs to think about,” Deichert said. “Testing a lot is great, but there’s a real cost to that. You also need to consider what the testing does to your customer experience. If the vendor you’re testing doesn’t perform as well as what’s already in place, that means lost sales.”
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