Digital media buying is rapidly shaping the digital marketing industry. It's no longer about just digital ads on websites, but digital ads everywhere across various channels and mediums. To position your business or your digital ad agency ahead of the competition, it’s important to understand what digital media buying is all about.Read More
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Digital Media Buying 101: How does it work?
What is digital media planning? Today seems like as good of a day as any to open up a discussion about digital media planning for online advertising campaigns. Have you ever found yourself traveling in a new city, right after it has gotten dark, without a map, no money, hungry, thirsty, and no place to sleep for the night? Well, if you have had such an experience, it’s not very fun, and you probably developed a pretty skewed view of the city and your related experiences. This is because you visited the city without a proper plan and limited information and as a result, you most likely had a stressful and negative experience. You could have been visiting a great city, full of wonderful potential, but without proper planning ahead of time, you had a very difficult time experiencing the full potential of your environment.Read More
4 Steps to Retooling Your Digital Media Planning Strategy
Today, marketers have access to an avenue for accessing new potential customers unlike anything we've ever seen before. The Internet is an incredible way to establish brand presence, reach out to your target market, and create a relationship with consumers that develops brand loyalty, and could potentially turn your company into a household name. Faster than ever before, the online world can help a business to determine whether their new services, products, or ideas will be a phenomenon, or a flop.Read More
Key Trends For Mastering Digital Marketing
As digital technology and consumer preferences continue to change, it can feel impossible to keep up with the ever-transforming trends of digital marketing.
In the past, all you needed to do to grab a customer's attention was place the right advertisement in a newspaper or throw a banner onto a website page. Today, the average customer has learned how to block or zone out most traditional forms of marketing. This means that today's promotional experts need to be consistently ahead of the curve if they want to master digital marketing.
If you're still struggling to make your digital marketing strategy work for your brand, here are some crucial trends you'll need to address.Read More
What is a Digital Media Buyer?
As the era of digital transformation continues, new roles have begun to appear in the marketing world. One common professional responsible for improving brand exposure and increasing awareness is the digital media buyer. In fact, today, the position of digital media buyer has emerged as one of the most highly desirable roles in the advertising industry.
For decades, marketing teams have relied on media buyers to find places for promotions in relevant environments. In the past, media buyers looked for ways to implement television campaigns on the correct channels to drive purchases or help companies to stand out with newspaper and magazine ads. Today, digital media buyers support the creation and implementation of campaigns on multiple new platforms, all the way from social media, to online video.Read More
Fall Into Your Autumn Marketing Campaigns: 13 Ways To Get Ahead - Forbes.com
ExactDrive is excited to be included in a recently article posted on Forbes.com. Post written by Tim Nichols, co-founder of ExactDrive Inc.
Grow Your Business With Digital Media
If you’re a small or medium-sized business, growing your online presence can seem like a minefield – particularly if you don’t have the resources for a dedicated digital team within your organization. Whether we’re talking Facebook and Twitter, email marketing, mobile web, or YouTube and the latest industry apps – there’s a lot to keep up with, and it can feel overwhelming.
But the truth is, if you use digital media and employ digital marketing techniques, the rewards are endless. And if you don’t have a business that exists in the digital arena, you don’t really have a sustainable business at all.
Marketing Attribution In A Digital World
In the not-so-distant marketing history, brands could only reach consumers through a few marketing channels, such as product catalogs, customer service linesand in-store interactions; but with the advent of digital media ad online advertising, the number of channels for reaching consumers has increased exponentially.
Today, customer journeys are far from linear - they tend to happen across multiple platforms, devices and sessions, and make purchase decisions based on a variety of “touch points,” such as social media, mobile apps, dynamic banner ads and retargeting ads.
Pressure is building on brands to shift their advertising spend to digital, and rely more heavily on data to measure the success of their campaigns. And at the heart of this transition is attribution.
Marketing attribution is a method used by marketers to assign value to each channel that plays a role in influencing a consumer to make a purchase. For example, if a user visits your website through an organic search; returns later via a social network and then makes a purchase after clicking on a banner ad, which channel should get the credit?
ExactDrive Releases Facebook News Feed Advertising
The U.S. Government may be shut down but ExactDrive will keep rolling on with our digital world domination plan. But in all seriousness, we are excited to announce that we just released Facebook News Feed Advertising capabilities.
Programmatic Media Buying Makes People More Important Than Ever
Exact Drive's Tim Nichols sits down with Myles Younger to discuss how programmatic media buying makes people more important than ever.
Myles Younger is head of marketing and business development at Canned Banners, a platform for dynamic display ad creative.
Tim Nichols: You've been focused on ad creative for a long time now. What's got you thinking about media buying?
Myles Younger: In building out Canned Banners' dynamic display ad business, obviously we're going to be judged almost exclusively on the performance outcomes of the campaigns that we run. And top performance comes from a symbiosis between ad creative and media buying (among other ingredients). So in order to develop a successful platform, I can't focus solely on ad creative any more; Canned Banners is basically joined at the hip with whichever media buyer or DSP is running our creative. It's been an awesome learning experience.Read More