Aug 10, 2018 9:02:00 AM

It's Time To Increase Transparency In Online Advertising

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

 

Online advertising is a crucial component of the modern world. It’s how consumers get the help they need to make important purchasing decisions. Additionally, it’s also how businesses improve their chances of earning sustainable revenue streams. Unfortunately, shady practices in the digital environment have led to some controversy over how ethical certain online advertising solutions might be.

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Jun 26, 2018 9:02:00 AM

What is a Marketing Dashboard and How Can It Benefit Your Business?

Marketing experts need to efficiently use a combination of art, and science to get the best results from their campaigns. A strategy needs to not only be forward-thinking and creative but also backed by relevant data and metrics to ensure that every ad spend is lucrative to the company's bottom line.

A marketing dashboard is one of the tools that modern organizations can use to dive into the behind-the-scenes (key performance indicators) KPIs of their programs. With a dashboard, it's easy to see marketing metrics that easily demonstrate exactly what a business needs to do to facilitate the best connections with their customers. A good dashboard should be customizable for each firm's unique marketing goals.

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Jun 12, 2018 9:03:00 AM

12 Predictions For How VR Will Change The Future Of Advertising - 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.

Virtual reality is here and already making waves in a variety of industries – from healthcare to travel. It's changing the way companies engage with customers and making it possible to give consumers a whole new way to experience a business’s products and services.

As we move into the future, one thing is clear: VR will lead the way and alter the advertising opportunities going forward. With the ability to have customers connect with your offering in a more personal and lifelike way, you have more options with your advertising strategy than ever before.

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May 22, 2018 9:48:00 AM

The Benefits of Setting Up an Integrated Marketing Dashboard

The sheer volume of data generated by the average business today is astronomical. Every piece of information your company collects tells a story about your customers and your marketplace. This narrative can give your brand the guidance it needs to make confident decisions about the future, and how you want to expand your marketing efforts.

However, making sense of all the data generated by a business isn't always an easy task. The volume is so large that it can often present a serious challenge, regardless of how technologically savvy your organization might be. Fortunately, a marketing dashboard can help you to dive into the information you collect about your sales and advertising efforts, to discover which of your campaigns are the most effective.

Here are just some of the benefits of setting up your own integrated marketing dashboard.

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Dec 13, 2017 5:23:05 PM

Optimizing Digital Ads For Success Online

Today's diverse digital world is brimming with creative and innovative ways to get your brand message to your audience. If you haven't already made digital advertising a part of your company plan, then now's the time to get started. However, it's worth remembering that not all of your ads will be instantly successful. It takes time to figure out which key elements work best for your brand, and which factors capture the interest and loyalty of your audience.

If you want to make sure that you're constantly improving your online ads, and ensuring that you increase your chances of sales, then you need a strategy that involves frequently upgrading and optimizing your marketing campaigns. Here are a few quick tips that will help you to optimize your digital ads for success online.

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Mar 14, 2017 9:04:00 AM

5 Benefits Of Online Advertising

Online advertising is business for the modern world. Also known as online marketing or Internet advertising, the potential for success is huge. There are manystrategies to learn and, while that in itself can prove to be pretty intimidating for a lot of people, the benefits of online advertising are varied.

So, in case you’re feeling a bit overwhelmed, we created this article to remind you what you’re fighting for. Here are 5 advantages of online advertising:

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Feb 23, 2017 3:32:19 PM

Benefits of Behavioral Targeting

Behavioral targeting is a unique form of marketing that focuses on delivering advertising experiences to customers based on the behaviors they have demonstrated to your company. In other words, it works by looking at the purchasing actions of your prospective buyers, and strategizing a selling solution that appeals to the habits that might be unique to your specific audience.

Behavioral targeting focuses on monitoring user activity in relation to your business, and helps you to take the specific needs and interests of your customer into account. Because this form of marketing is more relevant, and based on the needs of your specific audience, it's generally not only an effective solution for companies, but a preferable option for customers too.

But what are the most significant benefits associated with behavioral targeting?

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Feb 16, 2017 2:00:00 PM

Benefits Of Local Online Advertising

Lets discuss the benefits of local online advertising. As a business, you may be tempted to spread your marketing efforts as far and wide as possible, to catch as many potential customers as you can. Unfortunately, while a global approach to your marketing strategies might seem like a good idea to begin with, the truth is that it can limit your chances of success.

When you attempt to compete with huge companies for global ad purchases, then you're placing yourself in a difficult position - particularly if you're a small business. The chances are that you won't have the ad budget, or the brand authority that you need to make the right impact, and you could end up under utilizing your money on strategies that provide limited enhancements your bottom line.

An exciting solution for smaller businesses, is to consider localized ad buys, which are designed to attract a very specific geographical selection of people. These localized ads are based around your specific area, and are targeted to draw people who are browsing certain websites or searching for specific keywords that are linked to your location.

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Jan 10, 2017 9:00:00 AM

A Beginner's Guide To Online Advertising

There’s no doubt about it. If it’s done right, online advertising is the perfect way to reach your target audience and boost your business. This marketing strategy basically utilizes the Internet to help you gain website traffic and deliver your marketing messages to potential customers or clients. It’s unique, in its ability to help define your audience, target the right users at exactly the right time, and monitor your success.

Getting Started

Starting out in online advertising can be pretty daunting – we all know that the Internet is just massive and there’s a lot of jargon and techy-speak out there. But if you break it down into smaller parts, online advertising doesn’t need to be scary. And the benefits to your business, and the opportunities that await,make it totally worthwhile.

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Nov 18, 2016 9:01:54 AM

Why Does Retargeting Work?

What happens when someone visits your website and then chooses to click away without converting into a subscriber, customer, or anything else? Do you simply give up and hope that the next potential lead will provide better results, or do you make the effort to have a second chance at a first impression?

Retargeting allows you to present your visitors with unique, paid ad solutions whenever they've already visited your website. This advert focuses on the fact that the visitor in question already knows your brand and what you offer, then prompts them to come back and finish the conversion that they didn't complete before. By placing a tiny piece of code on your website, you can use retargeting to:

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