2019 was a year of change for the digital marketing industry. Facebook and Google continue to dominate the advertising industry regardless of whatever scandals come their way. Meanwhile, new channels such as CTV continue to grow in popularity (now reaching over 60% of the US population) and ad share ($14.12 billion expected in CTV ad spend by 2023), as the number of cord cutters grows. But what is in store for 2020? Here are 5 predictions for how digital marketing will evolve this year.Read More
Television content is being consumed in more places now than ever before. From streaming YouTube on their smartphones to watching their favorite shows on Hulu using a laptop, consumers can now access video content wherever and whenever they want. With video content that’s so readily available, consumers are no longer confined to watching shows, the news, or other programs at scheduled times on televisions at home.Read More
Consumers are spending increasingly more time online, making digital marketing a powerful tool for companies of all sizes. While digital advertising is a great way to reach consumers, it’s important that you are able to target the most highly engaged and interested audiences. For your online advertising campaign to succeed, you need to match ads to the right audiences on the right platforms—at the right time. Doing so manually can be time-consuming and difficult to complete with accuracy.Read More
The field of digital advertising is constantly changing as new technologies are introduced. With these new technologies, companies alter the ways they deploy digital ads to reach their audiences more effectively. When it comes to digital advertising, programmatic advertising and real-time bidding (RTB) are at the forefront of the discussion. While these terms are often used interchangeably, they are not actually the same thing. Marketers can use both programmatic advertising and RTB to efficiently and effectively target ads to their specific audience.Read More
The new year is a time to start fresh—it’s a time to reflect on the previous year, take note of things to improve upon, and plan for the next 12 months. As the year comes to a close, marketers are thinking about where they may have fallen short, and putting together new marketing strategies to help prepare their brands for success.Read More
While many marketers are in the midst of holiday campaign madness, some are beginning to look ahead to next year. Even among the proactive, many are stuck on analytical autopilot, measuring success against archaic metrics that no longer fit their goals.
As students head back to school, many marketers are already looking forward to refresh their ad creatives for the holiday shopping season. While summer isn’t quite over and school hasn’t yet begun in most places, holiday shopping is already on marketers’ minds. Read More
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.
If you market products or services that have a long consideration cycle, chances are your efforts are focused on the bottom of the funnel. In B2B marketing and direct marketing for high-ticket items, ROI is usually the most important metric, so marketers tend to focus on getting those leads into the CRM and over to sales. After all, the faster those leads are generated and closed, the better the numbers look.Read More
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.