The Enduring CPM and its Discontents

The Internet is a breeding ground for unlimited punditry, and the pundits are almost always wrong – as in the area of Internet advertising in which self-proclaimed seers declare the demise of the CPM, the fundamental unit of measurement in Internet Advertising.

The world has changed, they say, and advertisers/marketers want action and engagement, not just impressions. In this “theory,” the CPM is dead, but the CPC, CPL, and CPA are alive and kicking.

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Romi Mahajan is President of KKM Group, an Advisory company focused solely on Strategy and Marketing in the Technology, Media, Agency, and Luxury Goods sectors.

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