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Video Occupies a Quarter of US Digital Advertisement Budgets

Video Is Becoming Increasingly Pivotal in Sales & Marketing Campaigns, Globally. This Is Turning out to Be Especially True in the US Digital Advertisement Market Where Facebook Will Dominate in 2018 Video has taken the center stage recently due to its adoption as the go-to medium for brand advertisements. We recently published a comprehensive article about emerging technologies to produce B2B advertising campaigns. This year, the US video advertising spend will rise to $27.82 billion dollars, which is approximately…

IRI Partners with Google to Measure Offline Sales Lift of YouTube Advertising

Powered by the Industry’s Largest Set of Loyalty Card Data, IRI Will Enable Accurate and Granular Understanding of YouTube Advertising’s Impact on Sales IRI, a global leader in innovative solutions and services for consumer, retail and media companies, and Google, announced plans to launch a new solution that will enable CPG advertisers to measure the impact of YouTube advertising on offline sales using IRI Lift. This upcoming solution deepens IRI’s ongoing relationship with Google, which was established through the…

TechBytes with Nadjya Ghausi, VP, Marketing, Prezi

Nadjya Ghausi VP,Marketing, Prezi In a startling revelation, leading Presentation Software provider - Prezi has reported that Millennials have a slightly longer attention span compared to Gen Xers' or Boomers. The report finds engaging content with cinematic effect as the "golden ticket" to build a compelling interaction with the audience. To help our readers better understand the true definition of “Attention” and how Content Marketing teams could actually measure attention from the context of marketing performance, we…

Even Advertisers Avoid Their Own Ads—Here’s How to Make Them Better

When’s the last time you skipped an ad on YouTube or fast-forwarded past a commercial on your DVR? There’s no shame in admitting it—even if you’re a marketer who eats, sleeps, and breathes advertising in your day job. In fact, Pressboard recently conducted a survey that found that advertisers, of all people, are just as averse to ads as anyone else. 98% stream ad-free content on platforms like Netflix or Prime Video, for example, and 79% own a DVR they use to skip commercials. We might just be the only industry that…

IGTV: A Window into the World of Instagram’s Mobile Users

Horizontal videos – out; vertical videos – in. The rise of Instagram TV (IGTV), Instagram’s vertical video platform sets the stage for marketers and brands to showcase their products, tapping into the format of choice for today’s consumer. New Kid on the Block Instagram’s foray on the vertical video comes as no surprise, as mobile devices garner 60% of all video views worldwide. First to take advantage of this trend was Instagram’s competitors, YouTube and Snapchat. While YouTube reigns supreme when it comes to…

Five Rising Video Capabilities to Accelerate Sales and Marketing Campaigns

Emerging Technologies Are Extending Video's Outreach Advancing technologies aiding the development of video content are creating new markets and inspiring teams to design newer methods to drive sales. This is promising for marketers who are already increasingly adopting videos in their B2B marketing campaigns. Video promotions are becoming the norm. Content-rich videos are increasingly becoming popular among B2B audiences. Forbes Magazine made the following observations: 50% of online traffic is dominated by video…

Interview with Matthew Wasserlauf, CEO and Founder, Torrential

"While TV advertising will remain an important medium in the greater mix, it’s importance will diminish as millennials access video across devices."Tell us about your role and journey into technology. What inspired you to find Torrential? My role in the tech industry was born out of an epiphany I had in 1998 at the Warner Bros. lot in Burbank, CA. Jeff Weiner (now CEO of LinkedIn) was walking us through CityWeb; a digital product merging the worlds of Warner Bros. with Time Inc. in a never-seen-before, internet…

New Study: 2018 PROMO Online Video Statistics and Trends

The future of online marketing is video content. It’s the leading format for brands and advertisers, and for good reason – consumers absolutely love video content. That’s why we decided to dig deeper to find out how, when, and where people prefer to watch videos online. The team at PROMO conducted a study of more than 500 individuals of all ages. We asked about their habits and preferences when it comes to watching online videos. As a result, we learned a lot about when and how people watch video, along with some…

Interview with John Dahl, CEO, Co-Founder at Mux

"For some online video platforms, the most profitable form of monetization isn't advertising - it's sponsored content. An interesting sponsored video is a lot more engaging than a traditional pre-roll ad." Tell us about your role and journey into technology. What inspired you to found Mux? I got into software accidentally. I actually studied philosophy in college and theology in graduate school and started doing some freelance programming when I needed a job, since the market for professional philosophers is a bit thin.…

Marketing Technology Bulletin Covering the Week Gone By

Top Picks from Martech Series. Original Martech Insights from the Week Gone By Our staff writers compiled a bulletin covering important news occurring in the world of Marketing Technology. This bulletin is the best source to glance through major MarTech developments last week. AdTheorent Launches High-Quality Social Advertising AdTheorent, a New York-based AdTech Firm Launches an Innovative Method to Target In-Market Individuals and Their Social Groups Klear Introduces Automated Tracking for Influencer Marketing…

77 Percent of US Small Businesses Use Social Media for Sales, Marketing and Customer Service

New Score Infographic Shows Youtube Is the Most Popular Social Media Channel Among Three Generations, Followed by Facebook 77% of US small businesses use social media to facilitate key business functions including sales, marketing and customer service, according to data aggregated by SCORE, the nation's largest network of volunteer, expert business mentors. Social media usage has grown 58% among US adults in the last 12 years, and is significantly impacting how entrepreneurs conduct business, as well as how current and…

Granicus Releases Report on Citizen Engagement across Top Digital Channels

The Benchmark Report of 2018 Highlights Trends, Tips and Top-Performers That Support the Public Sector by Increasing Engagement and Outreach Granicus is a leading provider of cloud-based software solutions to the government, and it just released its 2018 Benchmark Report. The report provides public sector leaders with proven metrics which enhances digital strategies and leads to an increase in engagement. The report is based on an in-depth analysis of engagement metrics of more than 4,000 organizations that make use of…

Mux Launches Real-Time Streaming Dashboard to Help Engineers Address Issues Immediately When Live Streaming Content

For Video Publishers to Stay Competitive, They Need to Offer a Superior Experience Mux, a leader in streaming video solutions, is announcing the launch of their Real-Time Streaming Dashboard to help video engineers and product managers detect live stream issues in real-time. Streaming is on the rise in every industry, with even small businesses and individual, independent creators trying to develop stronger video followings. Mux’s video API helps these creators deliver Netflix-like streaming quality without the…

YouTube Announces Product Features to Monitor Video Surfing

Following Facebook and Instagram, YouTube Also Will Be Alerting Its Users About Time Spent Watching Videos Following in the footsteps of Social Media giants, Facebook and Instagram, YouTube has also launched features to tell users about the time spent on YouTube. Considering the awareness drives about Social Media’s impact on health recently, tech giants are looking to add usage indicators in their products. Hence, the world’s second most visited website, YouTube, will be introducing new features on Android and iOS…

CAKE by Accelerize to Join Digital Economy Decision-Makers at DMEXCO 2018

Global Event Connects Key Players in Business, Marketing, and Innovation Including Accenture Interactive, Duetsche Bank, Euromaxx, Google, Salesforce, Viacom, Visa, YouTube, and More Accelerize and its digital marketing software division CAKE announced that the company will once again be participating as an exhibitor at the global digital marketing conference and exposition, DMEXCO 2018. Held September 12-13 at Koelnmesse in Cologne, Germany, the event brings digital economy decision-makers and innovators from around the…

Interview with Brendan Gahan, Founder, Epic Signal

"The opportunities that brands have today to surpass their competitors and be more targeted, efficient, and effective are at their fingertips, but they’re not fully taking advantage of them."Tell us about your journey into technology. What made you start Epic Signal? I got into advertising at an interesting time - I graduated college and got an internship in advertising in 2005, when Myspace and the first social media platforms were starting to come on the scene. I was the “young guy” in the office as these platforms…

YouTube Offers Incentives to Platform Creators with the Launch of Their New Revenue Generation Tools

The Google-owned Company Is Offering Cash to Platforms to Try out Their New Tools while the Competition of Digital Video Gets More Intense. The competition continues to rise while leveraging video platforms for profit and YouTube has doled out their new revenue generation tools for the same. YouTube is now offering to pay top platform stars to showcase their new features, which include the enhanced “Super Chat” tool and other paid membership packages. Bloomberg reported that YouTube is apparently offering “tens of…

Facebook Tops YouTube as #1 Channel for Video Content, According to a New Survey From PROMO by Slidely

Visual Content Platform Slidely Recently Conducted a Consumer Survey to Uncover How People Prefer to Watch and Interact with Video Marketing Content on Social Media Almost half of consumers (47%) now say they watch most video content on Facebook versus 41% who say they watch primarily on YouTube, according to a new study released by Slidely. In addition, 71% of consumers said they find Facebook video ads relevant or highly relevant to them. This points to the growing importance of precision ad targeting and evolving…

Google Marketing Platform May End ‘Church and State’ Separation in Programmatic (Here’s Why That’s Okay)

Last month, Google surprised the adtech world by rebranding AdWords and merging two of its best-known brands -- DoubleClick and Google Analytics -- into what it now calls the Google Marketing Platform (GMP). The move is a sign of how dramatically digital marketing has changed over the last few years. Google first launched its cash-cow AdWords product in 2000, four years before Facebook arrived on the scene and seven before Twitter and the iPhone. It acquired Urchin in 2005, rebranding it to Google Analytics, and…

SocialCode Acquires Marketplace Strategy, an Amazon Sales Agency

Acquisition Bolsters SocialCode’s Full Service Offering on Amazon, Walmart, Jet.com, Home Depot, and Wayfair SocialCode, the leader in digital media marketing solutions, announced it has acquired Marketplace Strategy (MPS), a Cleveland-based leading Amazon sales acceleration agency. With a proven capability on most of the major social platforms, including Facebook, Google and YouTube, SocialCode is accelerating its Amazon offering with this acquisition. Amazon’s growing advertising business is in high demand for…