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The Role Social and Mobile Plays in Travel Bookings

Once upon a time, you had to visit or call a travel agent to plan your getaways. Nowadays, people are flocking to social media for vacation inspiration and search engines to track down their own packages and deals. While most travel research is performed on desktop, mobile devices are doubling as miniature assistant shoppers — used to compare fare quotes, check destination weather and map out routes in advance. In addition, mobile apps are increasingly employed to book hotels, cars […]

Why Direct Response Is Dominating 2014 Advertising

Since the first banner ad was served in 1994, marketers have been under pressure to prove value through data—otherwise known as return on ad spend. In 2013, Internet ad revenues hit $42.8 billion, surpassing broadcast television for the first time and displaying a 17% YOY increase. Today, advertisers who have historically been focused on generating brand awareness are expected to report with hard data that they not only reached their specific target audience, but they were able to effectively encourage that audience […]

What eMarketer’s Digital Ad Spend Benchmarks Mean For Travel, eCommerce & Game Advertisers

This year, eMarketer’s industry ad spend report series has been updated to reflect growing trends in the digital landscape. Their third annual report now breaks out mobile ad spend vs. desktop, and industry spend by objective (DR vs. branding) across ten industries. As this series is based on agency, brand and digital ad publisher feedback from over 75 sources — and US industries are pouring $50 billion into digital advertising in 2014, with eCommerce leading the pack — we see […]

5 Ways eCommerce Can Get Creative With Summer

Trees have finally started to sprout tiny buds and Easter candy’s half off. Unfortunately, for us New Englanders this means our 3 weeks of spring are almost over – but on the bright side – we have the long, sunny days of summer ahead of us. Kids and college students are already in countdown mode to summer vacation – and that means advertisers should be, too.  The season of less clothes/more R & R presents an excellent opportunity for eCommerce […]

Passport to Profit: The Massive Mobile Opportunity for Travel Marketers

More than pets or even newborn babies, we’re all sharing about one thing on Facebook: travel. As the top industry on the social network, travel represents an enormous opportunity for marketers to capitalize on our collective wanderlust. A Facebook study from November 2013 reveals just how significant of a role travel plays. Just this week Mark Zuckerberg announced that Facebook has 1 billion active monthly users on mobile. Couple this massive audience with PhoCusWright’s projection that mobile will account for 25% […]