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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 […]

Are You Taking Advantage of Facebook’s Cross-Device Tracking Capabilities?

The topic of cross-device tracking was brought up several times during Facebook’s Q3 2014 earnings call last week. COO Sheryl Sandberg referenced the evolution from cookie-based browser tracking on PCs to the challenge of monitoring multichannel, offline/online customer behavior, explaining: “We’re investing in ad tech for a simple reason: Consumers are shifting quickly to mobile and the advertising industry is not keeping up. Today, the average adult in the US spends nearly 25% of their media time on mobile, but […]

Is Social Media Advertising Replacing Search?

This article was originally published on iMedia Connection. Media spend on marketing, particularly online, continues to rise in 2014. As CMOs gain confidence in their ability to generate revenue through digital channels — especially mobile — they will continue to invest time and resources into online methods of driving user acquisition and retention. According to the Chief Marketing Officer Council’s eighth annual “State of Marketing” report, 54% of marketers plan to boost their budgets in 2014, focusing on the following […]

How to Apply the Conversion Funnel to Your Facebook Ad Campaigns

Any marketer or salesperson worth his or her salt is well-acquainted with the “marketing funnel” (sometimes called the “purchase funnel”), a system for categorizing leads based on where they stand in the buying process and delivering content or calls-to-action accordingly. What you say to someone unacquainted with your brand is, of course, very different from the messages you would send to someone with 15 of your items in his abandoned shopping cart. But, even for marketers who are thoroughly familiar […]

Don’t Acquire Customers; Invest In Them

A recent survey conducted by the Internet Advertising Bureau illuminated the current state of digital ad revenues. The study showed that 66% of are coming from performance-based campaigns, 32% are coming from CPM-based campaigns and 2% are coming from a hybrid model combining the two.  With quarterly digital ad revenues exceeding $10 billion, marketers will be consumed with “performance” even more so than they are today. So what can we expect? History shows us that as more people start to […]