You might have the most amazing company product or service in the world - but what you can offer to your customers won't matter unless you can find a way to let them know about you. Advertising is one of the most crucial paths to customer awareness there is, and the goal of any advertising program should be to reach out to the largest possible audience, with the smallest impact on your budget. If it's done properly, the right online advertising campaign can be the most beneficial thing you invest in for your business. Unfortunately - like many parts of running a business - online advertising can be a tricky thing to perfect. With that in mind, here are seven of the simplest and most important things you and your online advertising campaign will need in order to succeed.Read More
7 Simple Things Every Online Advertising Campaign Needs to Succeed
What Makes For a Really Great Retargeting Campaign?
A rather unimpressive 2% of shoppers will convert during their first visit to an online store. This means that 98% of your customers could be slipping through the cracks - and that's where retargeting comes in.
The concept of retargeting in advertising focuses on allowing your brand to zero in on those 98% of visitors, giving them a second, third, fourth and fifth chance to convert. It allows you to show tailored ads to potential customers via social media, search engines, and other websites. They see your advertisements, click back into your website, and convert. Retargeting is a way for you to stay connected to your potential customers, feeding all of the stages of your marketing funnel with engagement, brand recall, and conversions.
Of course, the more amazing your retargeting campaign is, the more successful you are likely to be. Though this is a concept that has been proven to be effective, it's also worth noting that a poorly conducted campaign could hurt or hinder your marketing efforts. With that in mind, here are some best practices to follow when you're wondering what makes for a good retargeting campaign.Read More
5 Hurdles Online Media Planners Commonly Face
For those familiar with the concept, media planning is both a science, and an art. From a scientific perspective, the idea is relatively straight-forward - you simply gather enough data and research to understand your performance, and figure out how to match that data to the needs of your client. Unfortunately, it's the artistic aspect of media planning that's the hardest to grasp. It takes a great deal of trial and error to get things right, and as the industry continues to move forward at lightning-fast speeds, more planners are coming face-to-face with a number of challenging hurdles that stand between them, and success. Here are just some of the most common problems and issues media planners have to deal with on a regular basis.Read More
Mobile Advertising Is Exploding – 10 Ways To Get Prepared?
In the USA, mobile advertising spend is growing at a faster rate than any other advertising method. We shouldn’t be surprised. It’s thought that the average person spends hours a day on their phone. Now that might not sound like much, but for advertisers, it’s gold dust. Think about it – long do you look at a flyer, brochure or billboard?
That figure amounts up to 23 days a year and 3.9 years from the average person’s life. Throw in the fact that nearly two thirds of Americans have a smartphone and it’s no wonder that advertisers are focusing on our trusted handheld devices.
But do you really know how to implement an effective mobile advertising campaign? Here are 10 things to consider:Read More
ExactDrive and Factual Partner to Provide Enhanced Location Targeting
The advertising industry is going through a period of structural change as marketers continue to focusthe bulk of their ad spend and energy on reaching a mobile audience. Since your consumers are constantly on the move, it’s imperative that yourad strategy keeps up.
ExactDrive is thrilled to announce our new partnership with Factual, a location-based data company offeringcustomizable audience building tools to ensure you’re reaching the right audience at the right time. By leveraging Factual’sGeopulse Proximity and Audience solutions, you’ll be able to target potential customers based on their real-world behavior using the best data available in the mobile market.Read More
Influencer Marketing Remains A Useful Strategy
According to research, around 95% of the marketers who use influencer strategies in their current campaigns consider those strategies to be effective.
In other words, if you're looking for a simple and effective way to boost awareness, engagement, and retention for your brand in the social world, then there are few things better than the power of an influencer. Because influencers already have a pre-existing relationship with the customers that you want to attract, they can help you to create engaging content, and connect with your audience on a deeper level, without the need for any obvious marketing efforts.
As we move into 2018, the chances are that influencer marketing will continue to be just as important as ever. So, the question is: "How can you make sure that you're getting the most out of your influencer marketing campaigns?"
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.
4 Features Great Ad Platforms Offer
Attempting to stay on track with all of the latest innovations in online advertising can be a difficult task - even for the digital expert. As new tools, techniques, and tips are published each day - claiming that they can help you increase your ROI - how do you know which features you should expect as standard as part of your ad platform, and which are less important?
Digital advertising platforms help companies to utilize and make the most of the Internet for their advertising and marketing purposes. Through the use of these tools, it is possible for professionals to streamline the interactions that are conducted between advertisers and publishers, and ensure that ad creatives are distributed across all of the most effective platforms. Advertisers can benefit significantly from using digital ad platforms, as it can give them much needed access to their desired audience - no matter where they are on the web.
The Insider's Survival Guide to Online Advertising
If you still haven't come to terms with the true importance of online advertising yet - then you're going to need to start boosting your efforts - and quickly. The amount that companies have been spending on online advertisement has grown consistently over the recent years, and reports suggest that the numbers will only continue to go up.
Although it's true that advertising online can take some getting used to - particularly if you've been living in a World where television marketing and magazine banners are the number one way to drive people towards your business - it's impossible to get by in the professional World today without it. While online advertising can be somewhat overwhelming, it doesn't have to be if you have the right information and guidance at hand. If you feel as though you're tackling the jungle of online advertising alone - this handy insider's survival guide could be the perfect tool for making sure you come out at the end more successful than ever.
ExactDrive Partners With BlueKai To Offer Leading Data Management Solution
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?Read More