3 Things you Have to know before choosing a Digital Marketing Firm

January 27, 2019 | 69 views

Surely you’ve seen some of the the online chatter about “digital marketing.” There are a million platforms, channels, systems, software programs and “strategies” that are guaranteed to make you a million bucks. And every month it’s something new.

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Google’s and Facebook’s Grip on Digital Advertising Markets

Article | July 19, 2022

Since July 2019, the UK’s Competition and Markets Authority has been conducting an extensive investigation of the digital advertising market. In its preliminary report on the investigation, the CMA expresses concerns that Google and Facebook have grown so “large and have such extensive access to data that potential rivals can no longer compete on equal terms.” 2019 marked the year in which digital advertising finally took the crown from TV and other legacy media both in the US and worldwide. Estimates point out that digital ads now account for 51 percent of the almost $600 billion spent globally on advertising, a percentage that should only rise with time.

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Which Online Advertising Strategy Is Right For Your Business?

Article | July 6, 2022

Part of running a business in this era of technology is establishing an online presence. This does not only mean having a well-put-together website and being active on social media, which are both a big part of what online marketing means. In order to reach audiences and turn them into customers, you also need to invest in online advertising. Sometimes, finding the best-suited advertising strategy for your business can be quite daunting, especially given the fact that you have so many options to choose from in the sea of digital marketing. The accessible costs of digital advertising, especially when compared to traditional advertising, may make it tempting for you to what to invest in as many types of ad campaigns as you can find, but keep in mind that they may not all work for your business.

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Alex Webb: More kids with smartphones spells advertising bonanza

Article | July 14, 2022

The revelation that, by the age of seven, 53% of British kids will own a mobile phone, will come as good news to one group in particular: advertisers. By the time U.K. youngsters are 11, the ownership ratio reaches a whopping 90%, according to a report published last week by the research consultancy Childwise. And as the penetration of smartphone usage rises, it creates more opportunity for advertisers to get in front of young eyeballs. Parents need to get clued up if they want to stop that from happening. For now, advertising targeted at children has been slower to migrate online than in the broader industry. Whereas more than half of the world's $614 billion of ad spending is now online, less than a third of the outlay for ads targeting children is digital, according to a 2019 study by PricewaterhouseCoopers.

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Amazon Big Game Ad Tallies the Most Views via YouTube AdBlitz

Article | February 10, 2020

YouTube revealed the five most-viewed Super Bowl LIV ads on its YouTube AdBlitz portal for Big Game spots. YouTube ads marketing cultural moments and trends lead Gina Shalavi unveiled the top five by views as of 11:59 p.m. ET Feb. 5, as well as short descriptions of the ads, in a blog post Monday. Amazon topped the list by asking, “What did we do before Alexa?” Shalavi wrote, “With a medieval theme, people cover everything, from the temperature to news to jokes, all features on Alexa.” The spot features Ellen Degeneres and Portia de Rossi. Bill Murray helped drive Jeep to the second spot with Groundhog Day, and Shalavi wrote, “Murray takes a groundhog and escapes in an orange Jeep for endless adventures.”

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Broadsign Collaboration Strengthens StackAdapt’s Programmatic DOOH Offering

Broadsign, StackAdapt | January 31, 2023

As demand for out-of-home (OOH) advertising continues to rise, StackAdapt, announced a collaboration with Broadsign that enables agencies and brands to access new OOH advertising options. The advertising technology partnership expands the OOH inventory accessible on StackAdapt's multi-channel digital advertising platform, giving StackAdapt users access to premium international screens in high-traffic areas through the Broadsign supply-side platform (SSP). The combination of Broadsign's worldwide SSP with StackAdapt's multi-channel digital advertising platform allows media buyers to effortlessly include global digital out-of-home (DOOH) advertisements across roadside, retail, transport, and beyond into programmatic multi-channel campaigns. The merger of two industry-leading ad tech platforms makes it simpler for media buyers to broaden their audience reach and boost engagement across additional digital channels. It also provides StackAdapt users with opportunities to increase brand exposure and interact more effectively with global audiences. Senior Director of Inventory, StackAdapt, Lina Wangfang, said, “Demand for out-of-home advertising has risen sharply in recent years and continues to grow as more marketers double down on brand-building investments amidst the current economic climate.” She added, “Our collaboration with Broadsign significantly expands the available programmatic out-of-home inventory on our multi-channel platform for agencies who may not have previously considered the medium. Out-of-home plays well with mobile, social, and CTV, and we expect this integration will help drive new growth here at StackAdapt, and fuel the continued evolution of multi-channel.” (Source – ExchangeWire) VP of global media sales at Broadsign, John Dolan, said, “Programmatic is the future of out-of-home, and our latest integration with StackAdapt will drive new attention to the medium to help spur the growth of out-of-home and multi-channel.” He explained, “We’re thrilled to team with StackAdapt to bring more media buyers, including midsize agencies, access to a medium that’s proven to boost brand awareness and online activation. We look forward to building on our partnership with StackAdapt.” (Source – ExchangeWire) About Broadsign Broadsign enables publishers, agencies, and brands to interact with global audiences through the power of out-of-home advertising. Itpowers over 425,000 signs on motorways, airports, retail malls, health clinics, and transport systems and is at the center of people's lives. The Broadsign platform assists publishers in managing their business operations more effectively while also facilitating the booking of OOH campaigns by brands and agencies. In addition, the platform offers capabilities for content delivery, playback and proof of performance, availability of sales inventory and proposal development, automated programmatic DOOH transactions, and OOH business operations.

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PureCars Introduces an Exclusive Advertising Program on Spotify for Dealers

PureCars | January 30, 2023

PureCars, the leading supplier of digital marketing technology and services for automobile dealers, announced the official introduction of streaming audio advertising services through Spotify. As a result of this strategic partnership, Spotify advertising is now part of PureCars' product portfolio, making it easier for its North American customers to access Spotify's engaged, young audience. CEO at PureCars, Stephane Ferri, said, "Our collaboration with Spotify adds premier streaming audio advertising to our product suite." He added, "Based on the success of our pilot program, we're thrilled to expand the offering so dealers can leverage this highly effective channel in their advertising strategy. With 2023 set to bring a radical market shift versus the previous few years, we want to give dealers every advantage available in the market." (Source – PR Newswire) Streaming audio platforms such as Spotify have become an increasingly attractive advertising medium due to their vast reach. For example, Spotify has over 456 million users in more than 180 global markets. This amount of exposure and participation is a crucial reason why dealers should explore digital audio advertisements. In addition, a recent Sonic Science study from Spotify concluded that Spotify and digital audio are more engaging and immersive than digital video, social media, television, and radio due to digital audio's inherent personalization and interactivity. This is beneficial for listeners, marketers, designers, and publishers. Streaming audio advertising with Spotify provides a compelling new approach to reaching prospective automobile purchasers, including those in the deliberation stage. Those who hear auto commercials on Spotify are 52% more likely to buy the advertised vehicle. About PureCars PureCars is a premier automotive software and managed services company serving dealerships, OEMs, and advertising associations across the retail automotive market in North America. Its unique mix of customer data management, innovative advertising solutions, digital merchandising, and market analytics offers dealers and partners best-in-class efficiency- and profitability-enhancing solutions. The company is a registered digital supplier for 16 U.S. original equipment manufacturers and one in Canada, which is compatible with over 40 brands and serves 65 of the top 100 dealer groups in North America

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Zoomd’s Albert AI, Creative Optimization Technology Generates 800% Return on Ad Spend

Zoomd | January 27, 2023

With creative ad optimization subjected to user biases such as preferences for strong headlines, graphics, colors, etc., Albert AI technology, owned by Zoomd, provides genuine creative optimization based on real-time creative performance across goods, advertising, campaigns, and market segments. Even with the recent development of technologies like Chat GPT-4, ad production is likely to be the last aspect of marketing to gain from AI-powered technology. Due to the subjectivity used by individuals while optimizing commercials, the optimization of ad creatives is now well suited for AI technology. An e-commerce business hired Albert AI intending to improve return on ad spend (ROAS) by 500%, a goal Albert's team thought was achievable. Instead, Albert's ROAS increased by 800% a few months after the onboarding process was completed. In subsequent years, the same e-commerce business, now in its fourth year of working with Albert, is still achieving gains in ROAS between 10 and 20%. Albert optimized the ad creative for this e-commerce firm by developing the best-performing advertisements for each target category and ad platform/channel. In addition, its technology makes the most excellent ad possible by picking the finest photos, colors, fonts, and texts to provide the most cost-effective results for the target demographic. Finally, Albert's system was able to decide when to refresh and then modify ads to maximize ROAS. The technology employs AI to generate advertisements that improve campaign performance, including keyword, platform, audience, and device selection and bidding, as well as creative optimization spanning search, display, social, and cross-channel. About Zoomd Zoomd, founded in 2012, provides publishers with a site search engine and marketers with a mobile app user-acquisition platform integrated with the vast majority of global digital media. The software integrates over 600 media sources into a single interface. In addition, it provides marketers with a user acquisition control center to manage all new customer acquisition efforts on a single platform. By merging numerous media sources into a single platform, marketers save considerable resources that would otherwise be spent integrating data sources, boosting data collection and insights while limiting the resources used on the task. Zoomd is also a performance-based platform, allowing advertisers to reach the right target audiences by using an algorithm based on the goals and objectives of the advertisers.

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Broadsign Collaboration Strengthens StackAdapt’s Programmatic DOOH Offering

Broadsign, StackAdapt | January 31, 2023

As demand for out-of-home (OOH) advertising continues to rise, StackAdapt, announced a collaboration with Broadsign that enables agencies and brands to access new OOH advertising options. The advertising technology partnership expands the OOH inventory accessible on StackAdapt's multi-channel digital advertising platform, giving StackAdapt users access to premium international screens in high-traffic areas through the Broadsign supply-side platform (SSP). The combination of Broadsign's worldwide SSP with StackAdapt's multi-channel digital advertising platform allows media buyers to effortlessly include global digital out-of-home (DOOH) advertisements across roadside, retail, transport, and beyond into programmatic multi-channel campaigns. The merger of two industry-leading ad tech platforms makes it simpler for media buyers to broaden their audience reach and boost engagement across additional digital channels. It also provides StackAdapt users with opportunities to increase brand exposure and interact more effectively with global audiences. Senior Director of Inventory, StackAdapt, Lina Wangfang, said, “Demand for out-of-home advertising has risen sharply in recent years and continues to grow as more marketers double down on brand-building investments amidst the current economic climate.” She added, “Our collaboration with Broadsign significantly expands the available programmatic out-of-home inventory on our multi-channel platform for agencies who may not have previously considered the medium. Out-of-home plays well with mobile, social, and CTV, and we expect this integration will help drive new growth here at StackAdapt, and fuel the continued evolution of multi-channel.” (Source – ExchangeWire) VP of global media sales at Broadsign, John Dolan, said, “Programmatic is the future of out-of-home, and our latest integration with StackAdapt will drive new attention to the medium to help spur the growth of out-of-home and multi-channel.” He explained, “We’re thrilled to team with StackAdapt to bring more media buyers, including midsize agencies, access to a medium that’s proven to boost brand awareness and online activation. We look forward to building on our partnership with StackAdapt.” (Source – ExchangeWire) About Broadsign Broadsign enables publishers, agencies, and brands to interact with global audiences through the power of out-of-home advertising. Itpowers over 425,000 signs on motorways, airports, retail malls, health clinics, and transport systems and is at the center of people's lives. The Broadsign platform assists publishers in managing their business operations more effectively while also facilitating the booking of OOH campaigns by brands and agencies. In addition, the platform offers capabilities for content delivery, playback and proof of performance, availability of sales inventory and proposal development, automated programmatic DOOH transactions, and OOH business operations.

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PureCars Introduces an Exclusive Advertising Program on Spotify for Dealers

PureCars | January 30, 2023

PureCars, the leading supplier of digital marketing technology and services for automobile dealers, announced the official introduction of streaming audio advertising services through Spotify. As a result of this strategic partnership, Spotify advertising is now part of PureCars' product portfolio, making it easier for its North American customers to access Spotify's engaged, young audience. CEO at PureCars, Stephane Ferri, said, "Our collaboration with Spotify adds premier streaming audio advertising to our product suite." He added, "Based on the success of our pilot program, we're thrilled to expand the offering so dealers can leverage this highly effective channel in their advertising strategy. With 2023 set to bring a radical market shift versus the previous few years, we want to give dealers every advantage available in the market." (Source – PR Newswire) Streaming audio platforms such as Spotify have become an increasingly attractive advertising medium due to their vast reach. For example, Spotify has over 456 million users in more than 180 global markets. This amount of exposure and participation is a crucial reason why dealers should explore digital audio advertisements. In addition, a recent Sonic Science study from Spotify concluded that Spotify and digital audio are more engaging and immersive than digital video, social media, television, and radio due to digital audio's inherent personalization and interactivity. This is beneficial for listeners, marketers, designers, and publishers. Streaming audio advertising with Spotify provides a compelling new approach to reaching prospective automobile purchasers, including those in the deliberation stage. Those who hear auto commercials on Spotify are 52% more likely to buy the advertised vehicle. About PureCars PureCars is a premier automotive software and managed services company serving dealerships, OEMs, and advertising associations across the retail automotive market in North America. Its unique mix of customer data management, innovative advertising solutions, digital merchandising, and market analytics offers dealers and partners best-in-class efficiency- and profitability-enhancing solutions. The company is a registered digital supplier for 16 U.S. original equipment manufacturers and one in Canada, which is compatible with over 40 brands and serves 65 of the top 100 dealer groups in North America

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Zoomd’s Albert AI, Creative Optimization Technology Generates 800% Return on Ad Spend

Zoomd | January 27, 2023

With creative ad optimization subjected to user biases such as preferences for strong headlines, graphics, colors, etc., Albert AI technology, owned by Zoomd, provides genuine creative optimization based on real-time creative performance across goods, advertising, campaigns, and market segments. Even with the recent development of technologies like Chat GPT-4, ad production is likely to be the last aspect of marketing to gain from AI-powered technology. Due to the subjectivity used by individuals while optimizing commercials, the optimization of ad creatives is now well suited for AI technology. An e-commerce business hired Albert AI intending to improve return on ad spend (ROAS) by 500%, a goal Albert's team thought was achievable. Instead, Albert's ROAS increased by 800% a few months after the onboarding process was completed. In subsequent years, the same e-commerce business, now in its fourth year of working with Albert, is still achieving gains in ROAS between 10 and 20%. Albert optimized the ad creative for this e-commerce firm by developing the best-performing advertisements for each target category and ad platform/channel. In addition, its technology makes the most excellent ad possible by picking the finest photos, colors, fonts, and texts to provide the most cost-effective results for the target demographic. Finally, Albert's system was able to decide when to refresh and then modify ads to maximize ROAS. The technology employs AI to generate advertisements that improve campaign performance, including keyword, platform, audience, and device selection and bidding, as well as creative optimization spanning search, display, social, and cross-channel. About Zoomd Zoomd, founded in 2012, provides publishers with a site search engine and marketers with a mobile app user-acquisition platform integrated with the vast majority of global digital media. The software integrates over 600 media sources into a single interface. In addition, it provides marketers with a user acquisition control center to manage all new customer acquisition efforts on a single platform. By merging numerous media sources into a single platform, marketers save considerable resources that would otherwise be spent integrating data sources, boosting data collection and insights while limiting the resources used on the task. Zoomd is also a performance-based platform, allowing advertisers to reach the right target audiences by using an algorithm based on the goals and objectives of the advertisers.

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