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.
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.
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 resembles the publication’s editorial content, but is paid for by an advertiser. The goal is ultimately to promote the advertiser’s product, without blatantly showing a banner ad advertising 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, but instead adding value to it.Read More
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.
As marketers look for ways to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of their efforts, it’s no wonder they are turning to artificial intelligence to help. So, how is AI being used in marketing, how common is it, and where is adoption growth expected?
There are 3 clear strategies that marketers are turning to AI for help: audience targeting, creative effectiveness, and campaign spend.
Retailers have long known that the experience within their stores can greatly affect shopping behaviors. Lighting, music, end caps, and more all affect both the mood and what lands in the shopping cart. And while you can’t control the lighting or the music, the user experience is just as important for shoppers online.
Attention is at an ever increasing premium. For marketers to be effective, their content cannot be a digital diversion, but rather must be an integrated component of a larger engagement experience. Welcome to a new generation of native advertising – so targeted and relevant it may as well be speaking directly to you. Performance marketers have always known that to stand out they must blend in. In that spirit, native advertising has become more personalized than ever before.
Better ad experiences foster better ad engagement. It’s a quintessential truth of digital advertising, and a central force behind a migration to native advertising.Read More
Advertising has always been associated with creative thinking and eye-catching visuals. Every year we discuss the best Super Bowl ads more than the game itself. The biggest award show in advertising is focused on creative. The best scenes in the most famous TV show about advertising were often the creative pitches that wowed the clients.