In this guide we will break down campaign goals into three buckets—awareness, acquisition, and driving traffic—and offer some specific digital marketing strategies you might want to try to achieve each goal.Read More
Pixels make the digital advertising world go round. And yet, they are sometimes almost an afterthought of modern marketers. First, you make the marketing plan, build your audience, design your creative, and get the campaign launched. Having the right pixels placed can be almost forgotten. But when you are relying on lookalike targeting and prospecting to find more potential customers for your brand, having a solid amount of visitors already tagged is important. So why wait? It’s time to get pixeling!Read More
Demand side platforms, or DSPs, are an important part of programmatic advertising. This technology allows advertisers and agencies to buy ads across multiple ad exchanges in multiple sources through one interface. However, each DSP has its own strengths, inventory sources, and characteristics. How do you know which DSP is right for your campaign?
It’s no secret that we live in a world where every consumer is constantly connected to multiple devices. In fact, 28% of Americans say that they are now online “almost constantly”. With an increase in consumers’ multi-device activity, this gives agencies and marketers more devices to target, but also means reaching consumers isn’t as easy finding them on their desktop or mobile phone.
To target ad buys based on channel or demographic information alone is to bake a cake with only half the ingredients and no instructions. Sure, something will result from the effort, but it won’t be anything to write home — or in this case, tell the client or the CMO — about.
Retargeting is a great way way to keep the conversation going with your customers after they leave your site. People that come from paid search but do not convert on their first visit may have a lot of value as prospective customers in the future. So it is important to keep your company top of mind so they are more likely to return to your site when they are ready to convert. Retargeting is key to success here.
The practice of audience segmentation has been taken to new heights in recent years by programmatic media buyers who use ever more precise targeting tools to refine audiences. They overlap targeting filters by time of day, geography, recent search behavior, sites visited, credit worthiness, and where a consumer falls in the purchase funnel. Ecommerce and B2B marketers, in particular, may work with audiences of a few hundred or a few thousand, which may be small but highly engaged and highly profitable audiences.
As a buyer you have probably noticed that your highly valuable audience segments don’t get much brand messaging; at least, not through RTB. To a certain degree that is because of concerns about the quality of the inventory available through exchanges.