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Think Before the Ad using Customer Data

This guest post reveals how to capitalize on Customer Data, Campaign data and research to make informed marketing decisions. Marketers wear many hats. Especially in today’s data-driven marketplace, they’re tasked with their fundamental duties as well as being customer experience experts and acute data analysts. The expectations are extraordinary, but they’re evolving because of the increasingly complex ways marketers are expected to bring in new customers. Currently, staying on top of your game to produce actionable results…

Beware: Ad Fraud is Not a Harmless Crime

Ad fraud impacts real people with real lives, sometimes putting them in mortal danger, and we should be paying more attention to this reality. We typically think of ad fraud as click spamming, SDK spoofing, device farms, and bots delivering fake impressions—stuff that causes brands to lose money (lots of it), but ad fraud can be much more nefarious. Brands are often construed as the main victims of ad fraud because they have the largest at stake. No doubt, this is a giant issue and one that, in full disclosure, my company…

How is Artificial Intelligence Improving Advertising in 2019

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is quickly becoming a mainstay in numerous industries across the world, enabling more efficient manufacturing, safer transportation, and faster problem-solving and data processing. While these practical applications are actively seen almost daily, AI is also being applied in ways we don’t see at first glance, namely in the world of advertising. How is AI Assisting Full-Scale Advertising Campaigns As AI evolves and improves, it will provide numerous benefits for advertisers, publishers,…

Amit Seth Named GroupM’s Global Chief Product & Data Officer

GroupM has appointed Amit Seth as Global Chief Product & Data Officer. In this new role, Seth will lead product development and management and create and steward strategic data partnerships for the world's largest media planning and buying group. He will help ensure technology and data drive innovation across GroupM and its agencies. Seth will report to GroupM Global CEO Kelly Clark. He will work with product developers, engineers, and data scientists from across GroupM and its agencies to meet advertiser needs …

How Adobe is Fighting the Customer Experience Fatigue Using Marketing Technology

Take the MarTech Fitness Drill! Well, Adobe, Through Its Recent Announcements at the Adobe Summit 2019, Has Exemplified Why the MarTech Fitness Drill Is Key to Customer Experience and Success Strategies At the ongoing Adobe Summit, the leading Analytics and Customer Experience technology provider announced key updates to its offerings and services. These announcements are largely focused on accelerating the adoption and scaling of Customer Experience initiatives that have been long-pending due to lack of insights, data…

When Is an Emoji More Than Just an Icon?

Each year hundreds of new icons are added to the library we use every day on our phones. They give us the ability to choose the right emoji not only to communicate our mood and what we’re up to but also our gender, race and hair color. This year, Unicode has again struck a chord with the introduction of disability-themed emojis. Where emojis might once have been considered gimmicks, this latest development shows just how far the format has come. Disability rights campaigners have openly welcomed the new set as an…

TripAdvisor Rolls out Sponsored Placements, a “Top of Search Listing” Solution for Better Targeting

New Features Empower Owners to Target Travelers Researching Weekend/Weekday Stays as Well as Allowing an Owner to "Pause" and Select a Restart Date of Their Campaign TripAdvisor announced the global rollout of Sponsored Placements, making the site's advertising solution available to any accommodation business who shares live rates and availability with TripAdvisor – just in time for owners to target travelers booking their summer trips. The ads enable accommodation businesses to capture the attention of travelers and…

Eye Rolls at Pre-Rolls: How to Escape the Trap of Annoying Ads

The first recorded advertisement was a Song Dynasty-era copper printing plate for the Liu family Fine Needle Shop. Even then, readers were groaning and searching for the skip button. Ads and their creators have always been in the business of winning over consumers’ attention, and they’ve succeeded clumsily at best. But the digital realm is a different beast, and advertisers must find ways to rise above the clutter. Traditional advertising is fracturing as both consumers and brands flock to digital. After overtaking TV…

Better Advertising Experiences Start with Data Transparency

In 2019, brands are demanding more accountability from their agency partners, with 45% of marketers already taking some or all their media-buying plans in house as of last year. As programmatic becomes further ingrained as the predominant ad placement solution, advertisers are in-housing this technology to gain greater control and management of data, targeting, performance, and ad spend – to name a few benefits. Programmatic currently accounts for more than 80% of digital ad spend, but to drive meaningful engagement and…

Three Advertising Takeaways From 2018

With 2019 kicking into full gear, what better time to reflect on the past year and some of the biggest trends that were front-and-center in the advertising world? While the industry saw many changes take place, there were some that I found to be especially noteworthy. It’ll be important for advertisers to pay attention to them as they continue to shape the industry in 2019 and beyond. Here’s a closer look at those three areas: Brand Safety Concerns Reached a New Peak From YouTube to Facebook, advertisers have become…

Marketing Artificial Intelligence Conference (MAICON) To Feature More Than 60 Speakers

The Full MAICON Agenda Is Now Available Marketing Artificial Intelligence Institute released the agenda for its inaugural Marketing Artificial Intelligence Conference (MAICON). The event, which includes more than 60 speakers, will be held at the Huntington Convention Center of Cleveland, July 16 - 18, 2019. MAICON features more than 40 workshops and sessions designed to help marketers understand, pilot and successfully scale artificial intelligence. Presenters will explore the next frontier in digital marketing…

LinkedIn Introduces Interest Targeting

The Largest Professional Network in the World Is Enabling Businesses to Own the Conversations That Matter the Most to Their Audience LinkedIn marketing teams have always been extremely pro-active when it comes to connecting businesses with their target audiences. However, with the ever expansive content, conversation, and engagement, the company has begun to realize that it is becoming a daunting task. Acting swiftly, LinkedIn has introduced a brand new channel in their campaign manager, naming it interest targeting.…

The Next Evolution of Cross-Device Shopping

Our industry is witnessing a massive shift in consumer behavior — one that’s going to entirely reshape how marketers connect and enable shoppers going forward. Just as programmatic advertising has become table stakes and marketers have started to get their arms around their cross-device strategies, it’s time to prepare for the next upheaval. Welcome to the Age of Voice Today’s consumers are increasingly embracing audio assistants. While such assistants aren’t new, consumer comfort with them has never been higher. And as…

Streaming Media and The Regional Advertising Challenge

For many broadcasters, the promise of streaming to a global audience is bittersweet. Broadcasters all over the world can now connect with their diaspora communities and grow audiences globally via streaming platforms. However, many of these streams include audio ads that cater to a geographically local audience and often these ads are not relevant to distant listeners. For these stations, the diaspora audience presents an expense that is not offset by additional revenue. This is especially important given the rise in…

Peer39 by Sizmek Unveils AI-driven Pre-bid and Post-buy Reporting, Advances Fraud Detection and Filtration

Brand safety solution provider now detects Sophisticated Invalid Traffic, providing marketers with protection for their brand's equity and investment across all inventory types/media channels Sizmek, the largest independent buy-side platform in the world, today announced the industry's first multichannel AI-driven fraud detection and filtration solution that uniquely identifies bots and other invalid traffic threats. Combined with Sizmek's existing data enablement, creative optimization and media execution capabilities,…

LinkedIn Is Changing How Sponsored Content Appears on Its Platform

LinkedIn is improving its sponsored content format so that advertisers can generate higher ROI while using the same strategy LinkedIn is making changes on how business users will read/view sponsored content on this highly popular B2B platform. The company states that through the new content design, it intends to help marketers generate highly actionable clicks. LinkedIn is confident that their initiative will help marketing teams achieve business targets efficiently. Several minor and major changes will be announced with…

Marketing Vetaran and Brand-Builder Sarah Hofstetter to Join comScore as President

Sarah Hofstetter Has Advised Marketing Executives From Coca-Cola, Mondelēz International, MINI, NBCUniversal, Nestlé, and Pernod-Ricard Today, comScore announced that Sarah Hofstetter, former CEO of the award-winning marketing agency 360i from 2013 to 2018 and Chairwoman since May, will join the company as President, effective 4 October. Reporting to CEO Bryan Wiener, Sarah Hofstetter will be responsible for the company's commercial strategy, including marketing and sales, as well as the continued advancement of its…

AdTheorent Launches Platform for Targeted Advertising to In-Market Customers

AdTheorent, a New York-Based AdTech Firm Launches an Innovative Method to Target In-Market Individuals and Their Social Groups Data providers are going beyond collecting information about backdrops and behaviours of individuals. They are now mapping the social equation of an individual with his or her roommates, friends, relatives, peers etc. Advertising technology firm AdTheorent has developed a platform to leverage this social graph for advertising use by launching a unique relationship targeting model. Matt…

OpenX Taps Leading AdTech Veteran Todd Parsons as Chief Product Officer

OpenX's Latest Announcement Follows Series of Senior Mobile and Video Product Hires Leading programmatic adtech provider, OpenX has announced the appointment of Todd Parsons as Chief Product Officer. An expert in audience identification, Todd Parsons brings more than 15 years of experience developing products that meet the changing needs of marketers in the rapidly evolving media landscape. The new position will allow the company to increase focus on innovation, and accelerate the development of programmatic solutions for…

AdSwerve Acquires Analytics Pros to Further Strengthen Position in Google Marketing Technology

The Denver-Based Google Marketing Platform Partner Acquired One of Google’s Largest Analytics Partners and Resellers, the Seattle-Based Analytics Pros AdSwerve, a leading Google Marketing Platform Partner, announced it has acquired Seattle-based Analytics Pros, Inc. – a top Google Analytics 360 and Google Cloud partner and reseller. This acquisition, funded by private equity investment firm Abry Partners, creates one of the only companies in the world that provides service across the entire spectrum of the Google…