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Jul 30, 2020 9:15:00 AM

8 Ways To Investigate Impression Discrepancies

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.).

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Jul 23, 2020 11:45:00 AM

How Budget Pacing Helps Your Online Advertising Campaign

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.

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Jun 29, 2020 12:27:00 PM

5 Deadly Retargeting Mistakes To Avoid

Retargeting 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.

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Jun 10, 2020 11:37:00 AM

Video Advertising Builds Brand Awareness

When you want to engage consumers and build brand awareness, there’s no denying the impact of video advertising. By connecting the power of sight, sound and motion you’re onto a winning formula that can captivate your audience and filter out some of the other digital distractions that people are faced with every day.  What’s more, if you go viral you’ll be onto something huge that could transform your business.

The proof is in the stats. YouTube receives more than 1 billion unique visitors every month and they’re watching more than 6 billion hours of video. Between mid-2012 and mid-2013, mobile video advertising grew by 1,260% to roughly $40 million, and video’s share of online and mobile display has grown by 50% to 18%.

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Jun 3, 2020 11:20:54 AM

The Importance Of Mobile Advertising

Mobile advertising is not only alive and well but is fast becoming a key component to a growing amount of successful digital media plans. It’s been predicted that 1.75 billion people worldwide will own a smartphone by the end of 2014. Mobile phone users are rapidly switching over to smartphones as devices become more affordable and 3G and 4G networks advance. It’s this smartphone explosion that gives brands the opportunity to connect with consumers in a real-time, real-world environment. It’s an advertiser’s dream.

But it’s not all plain sailing, and in some ways, mobile is a complex advertising method. One of the reasons advertisers and marketers are faced with challenges is because, from an advertising perspective, mobile is so different to web. Browser cookies aren’t available to follow people and get to know their likes and dislikes; user attention is short and frequent, spread between apps and browsers, maps and messaging; and although smartphone users check their phones up to 150 times a day, it’s often only for seconds at a time.

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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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