Sep 12, 2018 9:36:00 AM

Fall Into Your Autumn Marketing Campaigns: 13 Ways To Get Ahead - Forbes.com

ExactDrive is excited to be included in a recently article posted on Forbes.comPost written by Tim Nichols, co-founder of ExactDrive Inc.

With the season of long holiday weekends and summer vacations coming to a close, marketers are gearing up to launch their fall campaigns and move toward their Q3 goals. 
 
Despite those lazy, hazy days of summer, many teams have been hard at work all season preparing for upcoming autumn projects. That's because successful agencies know they should always be a season ahead. But with so much creative work to be done, it can be challenging to stay on top of current projects while looking ahead to the future.
 
Here's how 13 members of   Forbes Agency Council   recommend keeping your team organized and ready to tackle the new season well in advance.
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Oct 21, 2016 2:25:39 PM

How To Building A Successful Online Ad Campaign

If you're advertising for a business today, then the chances are you're doing it online. The digital marketing world has exploded in recent years, as more companies, organizations, and ideas race to the online sphere in an attempt to have their voices heard. Unfortunately, simply starting an online ad campaign iisn't enough - you need to make sure that you create the right campaign to appeal to your specific audience.

The key to building a successful online ad campaign starts with understanding that advertising on the internet requires more than just a computer and a little talent - it also requires discipline. Just because you have a creative ad doesn't mean that you're putting the right message across to your audience, along with the necessary call-to-action. You might even find that your ad generates leads to your website, but that it doesn't push those leads to convert. If you want to make sure your ad campaign is a success, keep the following tips in mind.

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Nov 11, 2015 9:41:16 AM

What Is Ad Viewability and how is it Affecting Your Ad Campaign's Performance?

Any brand attempting to reach out to consumers in today's increasingly competitive and fragmented media landscape must improve and re-evaluate their advertisements with a focus on brand metrics such as awareness, and ad viewability. Recently, Infectious Media published an infographic that found approximately 54% of all advertising creative goes unseen - and if customers aren't viewing your marketing media - you're unlikely to see positive results from your campaign.

There are various reasons why impressions go unseen - as just because a company places an ad, doesn't mean that people will see it. For instance:

  • The viewer may click onto another page before the advertisement loads
  • The advertisement may load on a place outside of the viewer's browser window
  • Viewers access the page on a mobile device for which the content is not optimized

The historically low rates of viewability event in online media today is one of the many reasons why the marketing industry has been working to establish a standard metric for viewable impressions. Experts suggest that being able to optimize ad viewability could deliver as much as a 50% uplift in seen ads.

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