Native advertising is an effective way for your brand to capture attention and build relevance. By definition, native advertising refers to content in an online publication that appears similar to the publication’s main content, but is paid for by an advertiser. The goal is ultimately to promote the advertiser’s products or services, without blatantly showing a banner advertisement for that product or service. The key to success is to fit your content seamlessly in the environment it appears in, without disrupting the user experience, and instead, adding value to it.
TikTok is the fastest growing global destination for short-form mobile videos among Gen Z and millennial audiences. The visual app – which allows users to create and share a 15-60 second video with music, effects, and built-in filters – has shaken up the marketing world with its extraordinary virality reaching over 500 million active global users. AUDIENCEX is happy to announce that we are now able to run campaigns on TikTok, along with the many other social media platforms available.
With the proliferation of digital audio, podcasts, and streaming radio, the way we listen to content is ever-changing. Although consumers still listen to traditional AM/FM radio, content such as podcasts, streaming music, and digital radio are growing rapidly – even more so in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic.
In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, more people are spending time at home and as a result, social media usage is on the rise – far beyond what was previously predicted.
The ongoing uncertainty linked to this pandemic means it’s now more important than ever to be strategic about your marketing campaigns, and more specifically, how you utilize social media in order to reach your target consumer. AUDIENCEX is ready to help you optimize your social media campaigns and deliver strong performance with our new guide, “The Social Sweet Spot”, a comprehensive manual for social media marketing.
Given the variety of screens and devices every consumer uses on a daily basis, marketers trying to capture the attention of consumers and connect with them face an uphill battle. When building out a marketing plan to reach your target market, there are very few instances where it makes sense to limit your marketing activities to only one channel to accomplish that goal. Rather than putting all your eggs into one basket, multichannel marketing is a better way to share your message with the right people at the right time.
Connected TV (CTV) is top of mind for many marketers today. When the world shut down in March amid the COVID pandemic, CTV viewership went through the roof. As our commuting and work schedules have changed, marketing plans have also adjusted, with less being spent on out of home, and more dollars shifting to other screens in our homes.
There are so many social media platforms available today, each with its own unique functions and targeting capabilities – so it’s important for advertisers to understand the differences amongst these platforms and identify which one works best for their campaign goals. Many advertisers choose Instagram because it not only helps with brand awareness goals, but also delivers some of the highest conversion rates.
Every consumer journey is different, and the path to making a purchase is not always the same. And this has never been more true than 2020, with the global COVID-19 pandemic changing not only the way we consume media and communicate, but the way we shop as well. As more and more consumers lean into online shopping, there are going to be even more potential customers online who may not already be familiar with your brand. In order to connect with this broad group of consumers, both prospecting and retargeting are critical tactics to a successful digital marketing campaign.
Programmatic advertising uses technology to automate the buying and selling of targeted ads online. Within the programmatic ecosystem, there are various technologies and companies that all play a specific role in the buying and selling of these ads.
Dynamic Creative Optimization, or DCO, is a form of programmatic advertising that allows marketers to personalize the creative shown to individual audiences. Rather than displaying the same creative with the exact same words to every individual, DCO relies on technology to match the best-suited ad creative to the user, based on criteria set up in advance by the marketer. In short, DCO is a display ad technology that creates personalized ads based on data collected about the viewer at the moment of ad serving. Through this personalization, the marketer is in effect matching the best content to the correct user, thereby optimizing the chances that the user likes what they see and is more likely to convert.