Tag : media buying

Digital Advertising 101: First-Party Data Targeting and Beyond

The rise of direct response digital advertising has put a lot of focus on data-driven marketing tools and tactics. What separates a good performance marketer from a great one is not just the ability to match compelling images and copy to the right audience, but the ability to target the right audience in the first place. With ROI on the line, knowing how to reach the customers that will appreciate ads most is key to boosting conversion rates on social […]

Advertising Roundup: Media Reviews in the News

The advertising world is experiencing a massive shakeup this year – one that has many agencies scrambling to retain big-ticket customers and simultaneously pitch to a rapidly growing pool of prospects (representing a whopping $20 billion in marketing dollars). In the words of Rob Horler, the US CEO of Dentsu Aegis: “It is unprecedented; I’ve never seen anything like it.” From household products to household names in entertainment, marketing’s biggest spenders are putting their media business in review. The chart […]

Advertising SaaS: Behind Ad Tech’s Growth to $100B in 2020

A recently released report from independent consulting firm Technology Business Research projects that ad tech revenue will increase from $30B in 2015 to $100B in 2020 — a 300%+ increase over a 5-year span. According to MediaPost, this rapid boost in revenue is a clear reflection of “advertisers’ continued shift toward digital formats and the rise of self-serve platform offerings.” To formulate the $100B figure, the consulting firm evaluated vendors from four different segments — data management platforms, demand-side platforms, ad […]

Anatomy of a Growth Marketer: Meghan Kelly, JackThreads

Anatomy of a Growth Marketer is an ongoing blog series showcasing top talent in the field of digital advertising. Great in-house advertisers are the lifeblood of digital business growth. They are methodical and analytical, using results from real-time reporting to iterate on best-performing creative and copy as well as to identify under-performing campaigns. A seasoned performance marketing specialist is expected to wear many hats, and may be responsible for a significant percentage of spend (resulting in significant company growth). What’s […]

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 […]