Category : Social Media

Retail Shoptalk

Shoptalk 2018: 10 Can’t Miss Sessions for Ecommerce Marketers

Shoptalk 2018, taking place March 18-21 in Las Vegas, recently announced its full agenda and — surprise, surprise — it’s chock full of sessions led by C-level execs from both retail giants and fast-growing startups, covering topics such as the future of marketing, the customer journey, artificial intelligence, digital payments, and more. While Shoptalk’s sessions will give CMOs and their teams much to think about, discuss and put into action, with 300 speakers across 100 sessions it’s not easy to […]

Retargeting providers

Why Ecommerce Marketers Should Avoid Ad Retargeting’s Black Box

Display retargeting has been described as “the sledgehammer of the web”, hitting shoppers over and over with ads for a product they looked at once. While some consumers may be annoyed, online retailers continue retargeting as an advertising tactic because it works. Studies have shown these ads, which are individually targeted and fully automated by software, elicit more consumer interest than ads that are untargeted or based on user demographics. Such retargeting ads even subtly shift consumers’ thinking, making them […]

6 Questions with Our Principal Data Scientist

Before arriving at Nanigans over two years ago, Sharat Chikkerur spent five years at Google and Microsoft writing and deploying machine learning algorithms. Not a bad way to hone your skills. Sharat says that experience — particularly his work at Google building large-scale machine learning systems that predict click-through rates for ads on the search engine giant — gave him a great foundation for his role as Nanigans principal data scientist. We recently sat down with Sharat to discuss why […]

Retargeting provider questions

6 Key Questions to Ask Your Retargeting Provider [Infographic]

More advertisers are catching on that handing over entire retargeting campaigns to a third party is a fast way to lose control of their data, audience and budget. In a recent Nanigans survey of 100 marketing directors at top online retailers, 61% of respondents reported that display retargeting is handled in-house. Related post: Why Retargeting Providers Don’t Help You Deliver Net New Revenue For the 39% willing to tolerate a lack of transparency and arbitraging of media as the cost […]

Retargeting management

Retargeting Management: It’s Time to Change Your Approach

Remember when online advertising was easy? Not that long ago, getting a good-looking banner ad placed in a prime location on the world wide web was the best way to drive people to your website. The costs were lower, the click-through-rates were higher, and if you staked out a unique place for yourself within the online retail space, the sales were outstanding. Today, spending advertising dollars online is far more complicated. The average marketer now must devote time and resources […]