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4 Reasons Why Programmatic Ad Buying Is Important

Posted by Tim Nichols

Nov 18, 2015 7:56:00 AM

Programmatic advertising - which is the purchase of media inventory based on audience-focused factors - has recently established itself as one of the most popular topics in the world of digital marketing. Within the B2B community, programmatic ad buying has taken center stage for companies looking to get ahead of the trends, to innovate and optimize how they reach out to and connect with potential customers and clients.

The programmatic ad buying process utilizes automated technology for the buying and selling of digital media, across a wide range of websites. This option is generally used as a fast-paced, effective alternative to relying on human interaction to secure ad placements. Basically, if you use a machine to deliver or purchase a digital ad, then you've become a part of a programmatic transaction.

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Topics: Programmatic Media Buying, Behavioral Targeting, Real-Time Bidding, Real-Time Media Buying, RTB, Cross Device Advertising, B2C, Programmatic Ad Buying, Cross-Channel, B2B

3 Steps to Take Your Mobile Advertising Campaigns from Zero to Hero

Posted by Brendan Beckham

Jul 9, 2015 9:18:01 AM

Despite the incredibly high amount of time that consumers are spending on tablets and smartphones, mobile advertising on a whole remains mostly an underutilized and overlooked concept. This year, mobile use finally exceeded PC use in the U.S, establishing itself once and for all as a leader in digital media marketing strategy. As innovation continues to rise and the channel of mobile marketing evolves, it seems that mobile marketing will only grow bigger.

In the United States alone, there are now 163.9 million active smartphones, and mobile consumption continues to grow. If one thing is clear about business marketing efforts, it is that mobile interaction should play a significant part. Unfortunately, the thing that remains unclear to most businesses is how they can best utilize mobile advertising to ensure that they are making the right impression with their target market. For example, should you focus your mobile effort on a desktop format? Should you develop an app or try something new?

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Topics: Call To Action, Mobile Advertising, Mobile Marketing, Mobile App, Mobile, Smartphones, Cross Device Advertising

Facebook Relaunches Cross Network Ad Platform Atlas

Posted by Adam Parikh

Dec 30, 2014 8:00:00 AM

Advertisers' fascination with cookies has long past. Every advertiser knows deep down that a cookie is a blunt instrument and its limitations are woefully apparent when dealing with cross-channel campaigns. Unfortunately, cookies are the best way to track the effectiveness of online campaigns. That is, until Facebook announced the relaunch of their cross-network ad platform, Atlas.

With Atlas, Facebook are attempting to take on Google on its home turf — display advertising. How? Aside from dispensing with cookies, Atlas purports to bridge the gap between the offline and online advertising worlds by linking the real-world interactions of customers to their Facebook profiles.

Here’s how it works. When a user logs in to Facebook or uses their Facebook credentials to log in to other websites, the network installs cookies to track their activities on the website. But cookies alone are not effective enough, and they don't work on mobile, which is becoming the preferred online shopping platform for consumers. To navigate the problem, Atlas combines cookies with demographic information to help advertiser’sbetter target their audience.

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Topics: Online Advertising, display advertising, Facebook Advertising, Facebook, Cross Device Advertising, Atlas

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