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2015: The Year of the In-House Advertiser

As we wrap up and look back at 2014, a few trends stand out: Programmatic media buying Real-time bidding Mobile Why is in-house advertising set to take off? It’s pretty clear that these “trends” aren’t going anywhere — they’re pieces of a movement. We’re in the middle of a massive shift from traditional marketing tactics like print, billboards and TV toward data-driven marketing channels like search and social media, necessitated by customers moving to mobile. Online companies live and die […]

Data Analysis: The Backbone to In-House Advertising

Data driven decision-making is the modern day marketer’s key to success in today’s competitive digital environment. A siloed reporting suite with canned sets of data is no longer sufficient in an era where in-house teams are managing thousands of ads across marketing channels. Here are three ways Nanigans data analysis software has significantly changed the way marketers plan, create and optimize their ad campaigns. “Data Everywhere”: One-Stop Analysis and Optimization When our clients step into the office in the morning, […]

A Coming of Age Moment For Social Advertising

In case you missed it, TechCrunch covered our announcement of extending Nanigans software to mobile ad exchanges with an article titled “Facebook’s Top Ad Seller Nanigans Expands To Twitter’s MoPub After Hitting $500M A Year In Spend.” In the words of tech journalist Josh Constine, “The Nanigans expansion beyond Facebook is somewhat of a coming of age moment for social advertising.” There are several reasons why our integration with a mobile exchange is such big news for digital marketers; here are a […]

5 Myths of In-House Advertising, Debunked

Recently, the Wall Street Journal published an article titled WPP’s Sorrell: In-House Ad Buying is a “Temporary Phenomenon.” In it, the public relations company’s CEO is quoted as telling CMO Today, “Our view is after a year or two it will change. I question whether [ clients ] will be able to apply technology successfully.” While we readily acknowledge that in-house marketing is not for everyone, it’s a far stretch to say that direct ad buying won’t last, or that data-driven […]

5 Key Benefits of In-House Digital Advertising [Infographic]

When it comes to digital advertising, we know it pays to keep it in the family. Digital leaders realize they no longer need to funnel online advertising budgets through multiple third parties (which each take their own cut of the action). “If you bring that team in-house, you have an opportunity to share cross-channel findings, be agile, to do more with programmatic,” says Kathy O’Dowd, senior manager for programmatic buying in North America at Netflix. “That’s an amazing opportunity to […]