Data is the currency of innovation in the technology space, and digital advertising is no different. A little more than half of marketers worldwide are integrating data into their tech stacks, according to research published by eMarketer, and another 43% are discussing doing so.
In the realm of digital marketing, 2017 was nothing if not dramatic.
We saw programmatic become increasingly dominant. We saw newer innovations, such as Dynamic Creative Optimization and Programmatic Native, shake up the scene. We banded together to fight back, on behalf of our clients, against bot fraud and threats to brand safety. And we significantly expanded our partnership with Sizmek to help our clients stay strong, nimble, and competitive in a landscape defined by constant change.
As the digital ecosystem grows increasingly multi-faceted, it also becomes ever more networked and interconnected, with new relationships emerging between online and offline channels. Some of our most exciting current work navigates today’s fluid relationship between digital and physical consumer experiences.
At AUDIENCEX we are fully committed to the pursuit of exploring new technology solutions that will enhance and elevate the hundreds of campaigns that we run each month. Dynamic Creative is a powerful optimization tactic that we are now offering to our customers and that takes creative targeting for direct response campaigns to an entirely new level. Simply put, it presents the right message – expressed in the right way – to the right person and at the right time.
Last year, bot fraud represented a $7.2 billion global challenge to our industry. Like any challenge, it creates an opportunity to innovate and also to manifest our core values. We believe that transparency is the key to addressing the issue of bot fraud, and we’re making important and actionable progress in this area.
As the digital landscape continues to rapidly evolve, brand safety is increasingly becoming an area of serious concern. This issue has become especially acute in the the last year as brands have on occasion found themselves associated with content that may not entirely align with their existing brand identity. In Q1 2017, Google came under fire as multiple Fortune 100 brands discovered their ads alongside problematic content and material, reaching across YouTube and Google Display Network.
It’s no secret that we live in a world where every consumer is connected to multiple devices daily. In fact, the average household now has over seven active devices in use each day. With an increase in consumers’ multi-device activity, agencies must vigorously deploy communications strategies with multi-channel marketing in the foreground.
The television remains the most prominent and influential screen in the home, and TV advertising is about to get a lot more sophisticated. If you have not explored Programmatic TV, here are three reasons why now is the time to do it.
We often hear the concern from clients that paid search campaigns that bid on branded keywords are in effect “cannibalizing” clicks. Meaning, why should they pay for traffic that would otherwise occur “organically”?