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Programmatic In-House

In-House Programmatic: Why More Brands Are Managing Advertising Themselves

Last fall, Sprint created an in-house digital ad agency, signaling a major shift in the company’s programmatic advertising strategy. At the time, I thought, “There goes another one.” A major brand trying to become more nimble, gain control of the ad buying process and save money – during a time when confusion and frustration is mounting in digital advertising. I was encouraged by Sprint’s move, but not surprised. They’re not the only company taking this route. Unilever created in-house content […]

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 […]

Retailers ignoring incrementality

U.S. Retailers Are Leaving $5B on the Table [Infographic]

Yes, you read that right: five BILLION. By ignoring incrementality, U.S. ecommerce advertisers are sacrificing revenue and profit from their digital advertising in a big way. Related post: Retargeting Done Wrong: Marketers Sacrifice Revenue with Flawed Approach The infographic below tells the story of how online retailers can measure their advertising more effectively and grow revenue by optimizing their advertising for incrementality. How much growth, you ask? About a 200% increase over and above existing revenue. This story starts with […]

Retargeting done wrong

Retargeting Done Wrong: Marketers Are Sacrificing Serious Revenue

U.S. retailers are leaving $5 billion in revenue on the table Here’s an elephant in the room: CMOs are allowing their marketing vendors and teams to focus on advertising metrics that may not mean anything to their business. When I talk to marketing executives of large online retailers, I ask a lot of questions about revenue and budgets to get to the bottom of how they can measure they’re advertising more efficiently. The following bits of dialogue are from a […]

Grow Revenue Profitably with Incrementality [Ebook]

How can ecommerce marketers know for sure if they’re successfully allocating ad spend to people who will be influenced by ads? The answer lies in incrementality. Incrementality is calculated as the difference in revenue between a treatment group (who see ads) and a holdout group (who do not see ads). This method of using RCTs (randomized control trials) allows advertisers to measure the additional revenue generated by advertising that otherwise would not have existed without the ad spend. The main […]