While much is said about the ever-increasing share of digital ad dollars being spent programmatically, 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 & experience?
Each month we build and deploy hundreds of campaigns for performance-driven marketers, both agencies and brands, and across a broad array of different verticals. This experience, coupled with our partnership with companies like Rocket Fuel and Sizmek, has enabled us to develop powerful strategic insights that consistently deliver high-performing campaigns, with significant return on advertising spend. To ensure that we continue to develop campaigns that maximize their effectiveness the following are three foundational ideas that we believe are crucial for success.
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.