Nov 28, 2017 8:01:56 AM

How to Manage Online Brand Safety

While the trends for digital advertising might change as quickly as the seasons, the concerns that exist around brand safety consistently remain at the top of ad buyers' minds. According to a study conducted by eMarketer, about 26% of the brands purchasing space for a digital advertisement cited brand safety as their number one concern for choosing how and when they should advertise.

The good news is that there are brand safety solutions available on digital ad exchanges that make it possible to avoid some of the online advertising space that might appear as a poor fit for a campaign. Here are a couple things that you should consider when it comes to making sure you can manage your brand safety concerns online.

Choose your Ad Agency Carefully

The important thing to remember when it comes to digital advertising space is that while there may always be a risk for brands online, most companies will be able to mitigate that risk with careful attention to detail. For instance, a lot of companies are beginning to limit the amount of run exchange buys that they make, and shifting towards private exchanges instead.

Perhaps one of the easiest ways for brands to protect themselves is to consider the agency they're buying their digital ads from carefully. Transparency is often essential. Good partners should be able to share the measures that they've put in place to ensure brand safety. It's also a good idea to speak to organizations that specialize in protection for brands. Often, these include technology companies that work independently from ad networks and media buyers.

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Jul 20, 2017 9:03:00 AM

What Is Programmatic Audio Advertising?

Before we get into the details of programmatic audio advertising, what exactly isprogrammatic advertising itself? Put simply, programmatic advertising isa way of buying digital ad space via software - as opposed to the traditional process ofhuman negotiation.

Using machines to buy ads is actually a really efficient way of buying advertising space, because both buyers and salespeople can be expensive and unreliable in the real world. With the use of machines the whole process is slicker and smoother than buying through RFP (Request for Proposal).

I'm Interested in Audio

On top of this, when the selling, buying, placement and optimization of media space is automated, marketers and advertisers can deliver more customized and personalized messages to audiences based on real-time data – this isn’t the case with RFP.With programmatic you get targeted dataabout things like music-based psychographic groups, weather and traffic patterns, purchase behavior and other environmental, population and consumer trends.

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Jun 16, 2015 1:00:00 PM

3 Digital Advertising Trends You Must Pay Attention To - ClickZ

In an ever-changing digital advertising space, marketers who don't get on board with mobile video advertising, native advertising and analyzing consumer behavior will be left behind.

With advances in technology and constant changes to the digital world, advertisers must stay on top of what's hot and what's not. People have long since started to tune out to traditional marketing methods, so as old tactics become more and more obsolete, how should online advertising strategies be optimized?

We've got three trends in the online advertising sphere that will open up a plethora of opportunities and give you the chance to reach new audiences:

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Feb 25, 2015 8:00:00 AM

4 Myths You Should Ignore About Retargeting

Retargeting is a highly effective online advertising technique that directs your ads to people who have previously expressed an interest in your product or service by visiting your website. It allows you to remind them how great your product or service is, and why they should choose your brand.

Despite the fact that retargeting has become an integral digital advertising tool, many misconceptions still exist about it.

Here are 4common retargeting myths, and why you can ignore them:

Myth #1: Retargeting is only for Retail

There is a common misconception that retargeting is exclusively for retail businesses. While it’s true that e-commerce businesses make the most use of retargeting, it can provide significant benefits to businesses in all sectors.

If you are directing traffic to a lead capture form or landing page, retargeting can help keep your brand at the front of user’s minds while they are in the evaluation process. This is especially helpful in a B2B context because the sales cycles tend to be longer than in B2C transactions. Serving retargeted ads, such as static banner ads or dynamic display ads, will keep your company ahead of the competition, and nurture leads through the funnel.

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Feb 5, 2015 8:00:00 AM

4 Compelling Reasons Why You Need Mobile Advertising

Mobile advertising is here to stay and is one of the fastest growing and powerful means to digital advertising. As the calendar flipped to 2015, the trend of mobile tech celebrated its eighth birthday. While this might seem mature in today’s age of rapid technological advancement, it’s easy to forget that the humble PC was the primary consumer device for 26 years. Placed in that context, mobile seems very young, but evenin its infancy, it has already had a huge impact on the world of digital advertising.

What’s so great about mobile advertising?

Smartphones and other mobile devices have a profound advantage as an advertising medium, in that they are always within reach of their users. No other advertising platform has the power to connect with as many potential customers, as often. With this level of access, mobile advertisers must focus on creating positive experiences with their ads to avoid alienating potential customers.

In this post, we take a look at four reasons why you should embrace mobile advertising, and use it to create campaigns thatgain attention, capitalize on creativity, and drive awareness:

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Oct 14, 2014 8:34:00 AM

Teleportation With Marriott Hotels

Have you ever wanted to explore the sandy beaches of Hawaii, or see London from the top of a skyscraper, without spending a penny? The reality is closer than you think.In one of the first premium virtual reality applications outside of the gaming and entertainment industry, Marriott Hotels recently launched its innovative #GetTeleportedvirtual travel experience, which enables users to feel the sand between their toes onWai'anapanapaBeach in Maui, or enjoy a panoramic view of London fromthe vertigo inducingTower 42.

This is PR at its best.

The hotel chain partnered with experiential marketing agency Relevant and Oscar-winning VFX studio Framestore to create theTeleporter’, which features Oculus Rift DK2 virtual reality headsets, wireless headphones and a suite of 4-D sensory elements, to augment the brand experience and amplify the feeling of immersion.

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Feb 18, 2014 11:28:00 AM

Fund Online Advertising Campaigns Using Credit Card

You can now process payments and fund your online advertising campaigns by credit card!

We are excited to announce that ExactDrive ad platform users can now process payments and fund their account using credit cards. This feature has been under request for several months and we are very excited to be rolling it out live.

We will accept and process major domestic and International debit or credit cards, including Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover, Diners Club and JCB. Users can add and utilize several credit cards at will, processing different amounts per credit card, making it easier to manage payments for different campaigns and clients.

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Dec 10, 2013 1:23:00 AM

SheKnows Is Taking Branded Entertainment To A New Level

I recently had the chance to catch up with Samantha Skey, chief revenue officer at top women's lifestyle media platform SheKnows.

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