In the midst of this COVID-19 pandemic, television content is being consumed more now than ever before. From streaming YouTube workouts to binge-watching new shows on Hulu, or staying glued to the news—home-bound consumers can now access more video content than ever before, and at any time of day. With content that’s so readily available, consumers are no longer confined to watching shows, the news, or other programs at scheduled times.
With the steady decline in the stock market and general uncertainty of what’s to come, many marketers are slowing down their advertising spend. But is this the best option when people are staying home with digital connections taking the place of face-to-face interactions? And as consumer behavior is changing, what effect is this having on performance and programmatic marketing? 48% of advertisers have adjusted media type usage or shifted budget among media types instead of halting advertising spend. Rather than completely cutting advertising budgets, marketers should consider different avenues for reaching their target customers. Just look at the data from 2008: brands that kept their advertising steady and remained strong in 2008 recovered 9x faster during the global financial crisis.
Q1 of 2020 has taken a turn we never expected. Companies around the world are cancelling and postponing concerts, festivals, and conferences and implementing mandatory work from home days, while universities are closing schools and moving in-person classes online. Traditional retail marketers are seeing declining revenues and categories from travel to restaurants and education are seeing unexpected contraction. As we wait for the dust to settle, what can marketers do in these uncertain times to keep business running in a semi-normal capacity and offset losses within their existing revenue models?Read More
Every year during Q4, marketers put all of their efforts into creating a strong holiday campaign that will deliver real results: bringing in new customers and boosting sales. But what happens after the holidays wind down and the campaign is over? How can you convert these holiday shoppers into repeat customers?Read More
When setting up a new marketing campaign on any channel, one of the first items that needs to be identified is the KPI you will be measuring success against. These metrics will vary based on a variety of factors, including the goal of the campaign, the channels you are using, and even devices targeted.Read More
While quite a bit is said about the ever-increasing share of digital ad dollars being spent programmatically, which is expected to reach nearly 88% by 2021, not enough attention is given to the experience of the marketers behind these purchases. Are their teams prepared and comfortable within the platforms they use? Do the tools at their disposal paint a clear picture of the customer journey? Are they satisfied with the overall toolset and experience?Read More
Digital marketing can take many forms, with almost unlimited channels, strategies and tactics to choose from. When you are running a complex omnichannel marketing plan, how can you measure which of your tactics is providing the biggest return on investment?Read More
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 is similar to the publication’s main content but it is paid for by an advertiser. The goal is ultimately to promote the advertiser’s product, 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.Read More
Everyone knows that customers who are already interested in your products or services and are in the buying cycle are more likely to generate sales and create a high Return on Investment (ROI). However, many consumers may visit a website and spend some time on it, then leave without making a purchase. According to Outbrain, among the customers who visit your website, only 2% will make an actual purchase on their first visit. How do you get them back to your site to complete the transaction?Read More
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