ExactDrive Advertising News

3 Facts About Online Ad Viewability You Must Hear

Posted by Tim Nichols

Jun 15, 2015 9:00:00 AM

Ad viewability is a buzzword of sorts. But it’s a buzzword that is grounded in logic. Because any conversation about ad viewability is really a discussion about how a campaign has performed.

Online ad viewability is attracting a lot of attention from advertising who are becoming obsessed with who is seeing ads. Viewability-based metrics are being forensically studied, but in doing so, aren’t we missing the whole point about advertising? Namely, that advertising isn’t an exercise in vanity. Brands shouldn’t be chasing views, but instead focusing on putting the right ads in front of the right people at the right time.

Advertisers are often reluctant to pay for low-viewability inventory, while the topic of the day always seems to be wasted ad spend. Ad viewability is an important subject matter, but only in the right context. To that end, here are 3 things about online ad viewability that need to be addressed.

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Topics: Ad Viewability, Banner Ads, Partner Spotlight, Wasting Ad Budget

ExactDrive Partners With MdotLabs To Help Detech Non-Human Traffic

Posted by Aaron Gibeaut

Jun 9, 2015 9:00:00 AM

comScore knew they were buying a great brand when they agreed a deal to acquire MdotLabs last summer. Technology and the Internet have combined to create a vast digital world that’s growing every day – and MdotLabs used innovative techniques to focuson something very important: helpingfight online fraud.

More specifically, we’re talking about protecting advertising companies from potentially malicious web traffic and ExactDrive is excited to be in partnership with mDotLabs (comScore).

Fraudulent attacks on the digital advertising industry are a big issue and, as such,protecting an advertising campaign has never been more necessary. Non-human traffic, click-farms and other shady bot-related activities gobble up roughly $14 billion in advertising spend. That figure is thought to amount to between 25% and 50% of ad spend per campaign.

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Topics: Click Fraud, Bot Traffic, Company News, Partner Spotlight, Non-Human Traffic, mDotLabs, comScore

ExactDrive Partners With LiveRail To Offer Premium Video Advertising Services

Posted by Scott Bagguley

Jun 3, 2015 12:22:00 PM

Would you like to grow your ad business? Then why not check out LiveRail? LiveRail, a Facebook company is monetization platform for publishers, broadcasters, and app developers. Put simply, LiveRail’s technology helps businesses maximize their ad revenue. And let’s face it, that’s music to a lot of ears.

Setting up a business to take transactions is one thing, while effectively monetizing a product or service is quite another. But while those tasks are difficult enough, getting the most out of your online advertising campaign is a great way to monetize something. Businesses need to sell their inventory in a smart and safe way, but that’s often quite a complex challenge, regardless of how big the publisher in question is.

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Topics: Video Advertising, Demographic Targeting, Facebook, Partner Spotlight, LiveRail

ExactDrive And DoubleVerify Partner To Offer Online Media Verification Solutions

Posted by Eric Greener

May 18, 2015 6:16:00 PM

When it comes to online advertising campaigns, effectiveness is clearly everything. No business wants to waste any of their ad spend, that much is obvious. But what other areas can we look to improve ROI? The trouble with many online ad campaigns is that there is often a lack of visibility. It can be hard to make data actionable and to create consistent, meaningful measures. That is to say, there’s often a lack of accountability. ExactDrive's partnership with DoubleVerify helps us provide our advertising clients with media transparency and accountability that delivers the absolute highest level of impression quality for maximum advertising performance.

Campaigns are very much seen as either a success or a failure. But like a lot of things, it’s not always black and white - there are also shades of grey. And with online ad campaigns, there are lots and lots of shades.

However, why not let DoubleVerify shed some light and help you out?

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Topics: Click Fraud, Ad Viewability, Company News, Partner Spotlight, DoubleVerify, Online Media Verification

ExactDrive Partners With BlueKai To Offer Leading Data Management Solution

Posted by Tim Nichols

May 13, 2015 9:38:00 AM

Do you want better results from your ad campaigns? Well last year, Oracle bought BlueKai as an investment, because it wanted to remain the world’s largest marketing cloud. So, what is BlueKai? Well, BlueKai is essentially a data management platform that provides third-party data to companies so that they can advertise online more intelligently.

But that doesn’t do BlueKai justice really. We’re actually talking about a data solution that can draw on a huge resource of customer data quickly and easily, allowing for effective and laser-targeted online ad campaigns. Expect a high ROI and a real transformation to your bottom line.

Let’s drilldown into the details. BlueKai’s big data platform allows companies to personalize online, offline and mobile advertising campaigns. And we all know how important bespoke, personalized marketing is in today’s world, don’t we?

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Topics: Online Advertising, Company News, Audience, Partner Spotlight, Audience Targeting, Data Management, Oracle, BlueKai

5 Key Online Advertising Tools

Posted by Tim Nichols

May 12, 2015 9:26:00 PM

Business is tough in almost every industry these days, but if online advertising is your thing, help is at hand. We think there are 5 online advertising tools that you must take advantage of if you are to leap ahead of your rivals and super-charge your profits.

1. The ExactDrive Advertising Platform

Your first priority is to use the ExactDrive ad platform. Okay, so we’re blowing our own trumpet somewhat, but it’s a pretty powerful service.

Put simply, we built a simple and transparent real-time media buying platform that makes Internet advertising easier for small to medium-sized ad agencies (note: we love helping large ad agencies and brands as well). From selecting your specific demographics and choosing the ideal website inventory to target, through to actually scheduling your ads, the ExactDrive ad platform is an intuitive tool that will automate all your campaigns and help you regain control over your business.

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Topics: Online Advertising, Advertising Strategy, AppNexus, Partner Spotlight, Desk.com

ExactDrive Partners With Rackspace For Reliable and Scalable Software Hosting

Posted by Adam Parikh

May 7, 2015 10:08:00 AM

Finding a reliable company to host your website can often be quite a mission. Finding one that can manage things for you and is flexible enough to provide other services is even harder. But Rackspace manages to tick all the boxes and ExactDrive is excited to have them as an active partner to host our advertising platform software and website.

Rackspace has a great image. They offer a cloud-based hosting solution, but unless you want to know all about how they work, they try and leave all the techie terminology at the door. So this jargon-free company is a bit of a Godsend.

Rackspace offer scalable servers, so it doesn’t matter whether you have a website for a startup or a mid to large business. Importantly, they offer bespoke hosting solutions, so you can rest assured that you’ll always be getting a solution that’s tailored to meet your needs. That means that they offer different solutions depending on whether you’re focused on the retail industry, finance, online advertising, manufacturing, the public sector and much more.

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Topics: Company News, Partner Spotlight, Rackspace, Servers, Cloud Based Hosting

ExactDrive And Stripe Partner To Offer Secure And Scalable Online Credit Card Processing

Posted by Tim Nichols

May 5, 2015 8:37:00 AM

In today’s world, most of us have conducted some sort of business over the internet. There are millions of websites being built every year, many of which need to take payments from customers. But integrating a payment system within a website is tough to do. And with more and more financial transactions taking place, usability, safety and security are hot topics. Enter Stripe, ExactDrive's credit card processing partner.

Stripe is an innovative company that focuses on helping website developers to deliver a website that accepts payments between individuals and businesses. They’ve got a solid background. They’ve received $130 million in funding from the likes of Sequoia Capital and PayPal co-founders Peter Thiel, Max Levchin and Elon Musk.

Stripe provides a fantastic alternative to the hassle of setting up a merchant account. And while Stripe’s fee per transaction is slightly higher than that of their more traditional card-based competitors, the cost to the website owner is lower because of the lack of setup fees, monthly fees, validation fees or card storage fees. And due to the fact that Stripe only earns that fee after a successful payment, there’s no charge for failed payments either. With Stripe, you even have the ability to offer coupons and vouchers to your customers. This is a payment solution that’s built with your bottom line in mind.

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Topics: Company News, Credit Card Payment, #GetTeleported, Partner Spotlight, Stripe

Desk.com And ExactDrive Partner To Provide Industry Leading Customer Service

Posted by Brendan Beckham

May 1, 2015 9:19:00 AM

As the saying goes, people won’t always remember what you say, but they’ll always remember how you made them feel. In today’s business world, every industry is super-competitive and, as such, consumers expect more from brands. In particular, they’ll have extremely high expectations of your customer service abilities - and that’s where Desk.com comes in.

Desk.com offer online customer service software and a support ticket help desk app. It’s a very powerful solution for companies, such as ExactDrive, who are inundated with other demands and perhaps would be better off focusing their attentions elsewhere.

The entire desk.com experience ticks all the boxes. For starters, there’s an easy setup, so if you’re a bit of a technophobe, there’s no need to fret. The software also integrates your business to bring all the relevant support points together. This doesn’t just make it simpler for you to manage your business, but it obviously makes life easier for your customers.

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Topics: Company News, Customer Service, Partner Spotlight, Support Tickets, Help Desk, Desk.com

ExactDrive Partners With Proximic For Precise Contextual and Audience Targeting

Posted by Adam Parikh

Apr 30, 2015 8:48:00 AM

You may have heard of the phrase ‘big data’. Well, Proximic are big data experts and ExactDrive is happy to be an longtime active partnerBig data is in front of our eyes every day, but are you even aware of it? And if you are, perhaps you’re not using it properly? The key to big data lies in having the skill tointerpret it and apply it correctly to your business. Put simply, Proximic will help you get to grips with your data in order to transform your ad campaigns and deliver better results.

Proximic have a company ethos that’s all about handing control back to people. That stance underpins everything they do.

When faced with the prospect of creating a digital advertising campaign, there are so many options these days. Display, mobile, video, blogging and the like. Then there are the demands of assessing a campaign and working out your ROI, not to mention strategic planning for the future. Also, let’s not forget that every business has different market requirements and digital challenges. There’s nothing quite like a million and one jobs to make you feel intimidated, eh?

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Topics: Company News, Contextual Advertising, Audience, Partner Spotlight, Audience Targeting, Proximic

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