Despite best efforts, discrepancies in statistics are still quite a big issue for advertisers and publishers or between the advertiser’s statistics and the advertising platform's statistics. Typically, discrepancies of up to 10% can be acceptable; however, at times they can reach 20% and more. There are many different reasons why discrepancies occur. For example, counting methodologies can differ between parties, as each party can potentially count an impression at a slightly different point in the delivery of an ad (i.e. publishers can count impressions at the time the ad request is sent, while advertisers can count an impression when the creative/ad is delivered).
One thing to take into consideration is that before investigating any discrepancies always ask for most granular 3rd party report (e.g. hourly or at least daily). If discrepancies occur very suddenly, always check if anything was changed in campaign setup, (e.g. new creative added, new inventory sources added etc.).Read More
In copy writing, a call to action (CTA) is a crucial piece to your advertising campaign. Whether you are generating leads for an online advertising campaign or getting someone to download your IPhone app, a strong CTA is the lifeblood of your business. People are usually busy browsing on the Internet and scanning through hundreds of ads so capturing their attention is essential.
When you set a budget and launch a campaign, the campaign bids on auctions based on a number of factors. It proceeds to bid in auctions until it reaches that budget; it then stops bidding in auctions. As an advertiser, you would like your creatives to be viewed by users evenly over the course of a day (or a specified period in a day) to increase your chances of reaching the most possible potential customers, but budgeting alone does not account for this concept.Read More
Retargeting platforms seem to be popping up everywhere these days. It appears that any company with the ability to create and implement a segment pixel is claiming that they are a formal retargeting platform. Be careful. There’s a big difference between providing a segment pixel to be used in a retargeting campaign and offering a high quality auto-optimizing retargeting service through your online advertising platform.
PR stunts are a brilliant wayto show off your latest product and to get your brand noticed. People remember them; they always incite emotion and sometimes cause controversy. Car manufacturers in particularare always looking for new ways to launch their newest model and to make sure their brand leaps out and sets them apart from the competition. These are some of the biggest and the best publicity stunts by car makers.
Mercedes-Benz: interactive game.Read More
Facebook once came under heavy fire for revealing that it had run a week-long experiment on its network that intentionally manipulated the emotions of users without telling them. The purpose of the experiment was to find out how mood transferred through social groups - would seeing a sad status make people feel sad? What about happy updates?To test this, Facebook experimented with nearly 700,000user accounts, by posting either more negative or more positive updates on their news feeds than normal. They then tracked what all the users posted after they viewed the news feeds.
is a powerful digital marketing technique that can improve brand recall and revenue. Retargeting drives potential customers back to your website by targeting users who have previously visited your website but didn't make a purchase or take a desired action. While retargeting can be an extremely effective, high-ROI solution, if you make a mistake, it can leave you worse off than you started.
Avoid these fivecommon retargeting mistakes , and you’ll be sure to reap the rewards of a successful retargeting campaign.Read More
In a world saturated with marketing messages, people hear a radio commercial and change the station. They see a commercial on TV and fast-forward their DVR. Some people even see an ad on Facebook and subconsciously ignore it (even though we all know that is a silly thing to do). So how do you get consumers to pay attention to your ad? The key is to not make it seem like an ad.
This is where native advertising comes in. As the name implies, it is advertising that feels natural. Almost appearing to be a part of the content, native ads do not scream for the user’s attention. They are part of a website’s organic environment, and provide a great opportunity for brands to curate consumer-centric messages.
The relevancy of native advertising carries across diverse channels, largely owing to the fact that there is nothing flashy about the ads – there are no large fonts, special animations, or innate flourishes. By creating advertisements in this way, marketers hope to provide a much less disruptive advertising experience. Below is a great example of native advertising.
We have been told that ‘this is the year for mobile’ for at least five years now. But the ubiquity of 3G, the advent of 4G, along with an increase in smartphoneusage (around two thirds of Americans now have smart phones), suggest that the next few years really are all about mobile advertising.
The shift toward mobile is affecting how we spend our free time. In 2013, Americans spent an average of 34 hours per month using mobile apps and browsers; that's more time than they spent online with their PCs, which chewed up 27 hours. Social networking use is also declining on the desktop, while it's surging in mobile.
The critical thing for marketersduring this shift isn’t about diverting ad budgets to mobile, but about integrating mobile creatively into the bigger marketing picture. The importance of mobile advertising is here to stay.