7 Ways to Leverage Video in Your B2B Marketing Strategy

BRANDON SHIELDS | March 15, 2019 | 61 views

Effective B2B video marketing content can help firms tell compelling stories, showcase their expertise or company culture, and boost conversions. Video already dominates social media, and it’s becoming central to any marketing strategy. As we shared in our post on 2019 marketing trends, video content represents a majority share of internet traffic and is forecasted to grow to 82% of all internet traffic by 2021, according to Cisco’s annual Visual Network Index (VNI) forecast.

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Microsoft Named Netflix’s Global Ad Technology and Sales Partner

Article | July 14, 2022

On July 13, Netflix’s COO, Greg Peters, officially named Microsoft as Netflix’s “global advertising technology and sales partner”. This partnership will help Netflix kick-start its advertising business. Industry watchers were waiting to see who Netflix would choose as its advertising platform to build its ad-supported tier of service after the streaming giant’s April announcement to bring ads to the platform. In April, we announced that we would introduce a new lower priced ad-supported subscription plan for consumers, in addition to our existing ad-free basic, standard, and premium plans. Today we are pleased to announce that we have selected Microsoft as our global advertising technology and sales partner. “Microsoft has the proven ability to support all our advertising needs as we together build a new ad-supported offering, More importantly, Microsoft offered the flexibility to innovate over time on both the technology and sales side, as well as strong privacy protections for our members.” -Greg Peters,COONetflix. It’s very early days and we have much to work through. But our long-term goal is clear: More choice for consumers and a premium, better-than-linear TV brand experience for advertisers. We’re excited to work with Microsoft as we bring this new service to life. Microsoft recently acquired Xandr, an ad marketplace that ties into connected TV. It has been developing its ad platform while endorsing its approach to protecting customers’ information. Marketers looking to Microsoft for their advertising needs will have access to the Netflix audience and premium connected TV inventory, said Mikhail Parakhin, Microsoft’s president of web experiences. While assisting Netflix in delivering more choices to its customers, Microsoft will offer new premium value to its ecosystem of marketers and partners.

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AI Ad Campaigns for Improved Ad Targeting

Article | July 19, 2022

Artificial intelligence in advertising is disrupting marketing. It is a new way to reach customers that is more personalized, engaging, and targeted than traditional ads. AI-based marketing can improve customer experience, sales and marketing, and lead generation strategies. As a result, B2B companies are adapting AI ads to target key accounts. Let us understand what ideal AI ad campaigns look like: AI Ad Campaigns: Things to Consider The most important factors that impact the success of an AI ad are its message, tone, and length. Message: The message needs to be clear and concise so your target audience can immediately grasp what you are saying. Tone: The tone needs to be friendly and conversational, and it should get a response so that your brand is approachable and not invasive. Length: The ad should be between 50-150 words. The length should depend on the message you are trying to convey. Optimizing Your AI Ad Campaign Here are some tips to optimize your AI ad campaign: Identify and understand the goals of your campaign. Select relevant and appropriate channels to influence your target segments effectively. Use conversion rates, click-through rates, and other metrics to decide where to allocate your ad budget and how best to enhance the content for different target segments. Design your campaign while keeping in mind consumer interaction and your campaign objectives. Regularly map the outcomes and make adjustments to address any issues. Consider using an AI ad creator, a type of digital software that creates ads without human input. It automatically modifies text and images to create targeted ads. Impact on the Future of Advertising Through automation and optimization, AI will impact the future of advertising and marketing. It will help marketers get insights, develop strategies and create targeted content and companies to increase customer engagement, customer experience and ad efficiency.

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6-second Video Ads: Delivering Key Messages & Driving Results

Article | July 14, 2022

Mobile media usage in the US will reach 4 hours 29 minutes per day in 2022, according to Statista. In a mobile-first world, advertisers are understanding and adapting to the changing habits of your target demographic. They are switching to using 6-second video ads to address the decreasing individual ad session times. Let us look at how 6-second ads are changing the game: 6-second ads increased ad recall by 11%, ROI by 12%, and video completion rate by 271% (Adaptly Campaign) There was an incremental lift across several key metrics, such as conversion rate, average purchase value, and click-through rate (Adaptly Campaign) 6-second ads quickly communicate the message and grab people’s attention They allow break-through with meaningful placements and influence buying decisions Netmarble’s Lineage2 Revolution Video Ad Campaign Broke Records Netmarble enlisted the assistance of Wisebirds, a Facebook Marketing Partner, to promote and drive downloads for its new mobile game. Wisebirds ran a test with 6-second, 15-second, and 30-second ads for a mobile ad campaign. The 6-second ad performed the best. Netmarble’s video ad campaign for the Lineage2 Revolution game broke records as the massively multiplayer online role-playing game with the most downloads in the App Store and Google Play in five Southeast Asian countries. The campaign highlighted the importance of delivering short, impactful messages to drive results efficiently and at a lower cost. “In terms of branding, 6 second videos showed the best performance in all branding effectiveness measurements. We found that exposing short videos repeatedly and leaving a strong impression on the audience produced an unforgettable branding message.” – Dong Gyeong Kim, Senior Campaign Manager, Wisebirds “In terms of branding, 6 second videos showed the best performance in all branding effectiveness measurements. We found that exposing short videos repeatedly and leaving a strong impression on the audience produced an unforgettable branding message.” – Dong Gyeong Kim, Senior Campaign Manager, Wisebirds Tips to Create an Impressive 6-second Video Ad Keep your ad narrative short. Create a solid punch line and figure out how to express it with the tools at hand. Don’t treat the time constraint as a hindrance but as a creative challenge to deliver a great customer experience. Ensure that your ad transformations are effective. Keep your ad simple, relatable, and visually appealing and make all the elements work together. Put 6-second Video Ads to the Test and Learn Advertisers like you must experiment and learn how to capture viewers' attention quickly and deliver memorable key messages using 6-second video ads. Shorter video ads could be a great solution to address the dip in individual ad view session times and the viewers’ lowered attention spans.

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Creating Great Ads: CX Should Surpass Technology in Priority

Article | July 6, 2022

Everyone can be a creator, critic, performer and an audience member— all at the same time — thanks to the internet. However, when it comes to advertising and the internet, the biggest opportunity that you have is customer experience (CX). And yet, new technologies and the desire to decrease ad spend put customer experience on the back-burner. Why CX Should be a Priority While Making Ads? Customer experience takes a nosedive when you automate marketing decisions, drive down advertising costs, extract data, and increase intrusiveness to reach more customers. These factors negatively impact your brand’s reputation and cause customers to leave your side. As a result, your revenue might take a hit by implementing modern technology. Customer experience should always be at the top of your priority list if you want to retain your customers and give them exactly what they want. Here are some things you should remember while creating ads: Context is Key Your messaging and creatives should align with the context of your ad placement. Native ads and contextual targeting can help you safely place your ads without disrupting your UX. Value Addition Works Your consumers want to see something that is unique and adds value to their lives. Use creative, relatable, and authentic messaging to appeal to your audience. Use Technology Wisely If you don’t leverage ad tech as a part of a sound strategy and intelligent design, you might lose out on effectively representing your brand in front of your target audience. Rules to Remember While Making Ad Creatives Do not treat your audience as a set of data points Platforms are dynamic so you need to adapt to the changes in time Use technology to meet the expectations of your audience but don’t abuse it

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Marin Software Named a Strong Performer in B2B Advertising Solutions by Independent Research Firm

Marin Software | August 16, 2022

Marin Software Incorporated (NASDAQ: MRIN), a leading provider of digital marketing software for performance-driven advertisers and agencies, announced today that it has been recognized as a Strong Performer in the Forrester Research, Inc. August 2022 report, The Forrester Wave™ B2B Advertising Solutions, Q3 2022. The report evaluated 14 B2B Advertising Solutions providers based on 28 criteria across their current offerings, strategies, and market presence. Marin Software received the top score in the B2B performance reporting criterion and also received the highest possible score in the execution roadmap and market approach criteria. According to the report, “Marin Software’s execution roadmap and market approach are superior and include the innovative use of audience data to enable a variety of B2B advertising use cases from e-commerce to ABM… Ad-level, performance-level, and ROI-level reporting are also superior.” “We are proud to be named as a Strong Performer in The Forrester Wave™ B2B Advertising Solutions report,” said Chris Lien, CEO, Marin Software. “We are proud to be named as a Strong Performer in The Forrester Wave™ B2B Advertising Solutions report,” said Chris Lien, CEO, Marin Software. “We are committed to delivering B2B advertisers with the best solutions for analyzing, automating, and optimizing their marketing campaigns and we are thrilled to be recognized in the report.” The self-serve MarinOne platform unifies industry leading optimization tools with flexible reporting to help advertisers maximize the impact and reach of their digital marketing investment across paid search, social, and ecommerce channels. Marin has been helping advertisers advance their digital advertising campaigns for over 15 years and has managed over $40 billion in advertising spend for some of the world’s top brands. About Marin Software Marin Software Incorporated’s (NASDAQ: MRIN) mission is to give advertisers the power to drive higher efficiency and transparency in their paid marketing programs that run on the world’s largest publishers. Marin Software offers a unified SaaS advertising management platform for search, social, and eCommerce advertising. The Company helps digital marketers convert precise audiences, improve financial performance, and make better decisions. Headquartered in San Francisco with offices worldwide, Marin Software’s technology powers marketing campaigns around the globe. For more information about Marin Software, please visit www.marinsoftware.com.

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The Digital Voice Ad Tech PR Agency Grows Team By Eight

The Digital Voice | August 08, 2022

Having recently celebrated its ten-year anniversary, B2B ad tech specialist PR agency The Digital Voice has now appointed eight new starters, including a leading marketing operations specialist from the fashion industry; bringing its team to 26 across the UK and Europe. Camealia Xavier-Chihota joins as marketing lead, having spent many years in marketing operations at leading brands such as River Island, working her way up as a fashion buyer before diversifying her skill set in various roles within e-commerce, sales, events, marketing, and management. Meanwhile, Akinyi Odhiambo joins the events team as senior events executive; expert writer, storyteller, and blog specialist, Jelena Zoric will join the 8-strong writing team as brand storyteller; Rosie Hutchinson has been appointed as events and content executive; Noor Sheikh as social media executive; Ren Bowman as tech social media copywriter; Faith Ilori as junior marketing executive; and Rowan Lee-Foyster, junior graphic designer; bringing illustration expertise and even more passion for graphic design to the team. More details on The Digital Voice’s growing team can be found here. A number of staff members have also been promoted in recent weeks, with Maryum Sheikh now press and SEO lead and Nicole Kotseva having been promoted to social media lead. Team members include leading journalists and content writers, social media specialists, press officers, event managers, podcast producers and graphic designers; with the agency’s offering spanning PR, marketing automation, SEO, social media management, event management, design, podcast and website production, and with consultants on the ground across the UK and Europe. Julia Linehan, founder and MD of The Digital Voice, says: “These new starters bring experience, creativity, passion, and our signature can-do attitude to our team as we continue to act as a mouthpiece for companies with a lot to say but who need a helping hand to get heard. Julia Linehan, founder and MD of The Digital Voice, says: “These new starters bring experience, creativity, passion, and our signature can-do attitude to our team as we continue to act as a mouthpiece for companies with a lot to say but who need a helping hand to get heard. “We are proud of the relationships we build, as an outputs-driven agency which overdelivers for clients. We're only just getting started and have huge plans to bring in more tech, more content, more partners, more experts, and above all, more heart and soul into all that we do for our loyal partners.” Indeed, the agency prides itself on becoming an extension of client teams on a long-term basis, with businesses such as impact.com now approaching its ninth year of partnership with the boutique agency. The Digital Voice also operates a virtual working model, which enables its team to support clients in a range of geographies and to embrace a huge pool of talent. For instance, the award winning boutique PR agency recently added podcast production and website management to its growing offering. In addition, it recently launched a new website and Instagram channel. The ad tech specialist agency’s client roster includes 15 innovative businesses, including long term clients Adnami, Adverty, Brand Metrics, Cavai, Exit Bee, GumGum, impact.com, Lumen Research, multilocal, Optable, Passendo, Playground XYZ, Tailify, Verasity, and WhiteBullet, with a number of others on its waiting list.

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Full Circle Insights Introduces Microsoft Advertising (Bing) and Google Ad Support for Digital Source Tracker

Full Circle Insights | April 06, 2022

Full Circle Insights today announced that the company's popular Digital Source Tracker (DST) product now connects digital marketing costs from Microsoft Advertising to the client's customer relationship management (CRM) system. This enables digital marketers to see cost information from Microsoft Advertising and/or Google Ads as part of the DST's comprehensive view of the customer journey. The new release expands on the already robust reporting capability of DST for both digital and non-digital marketing attribution and funnel metrics. Taken together, these functionalities allow B2B marketers to track advertising impact on revenue and allocate spend to their most productive campaigns – all right inside the CRM. Microsoft Advertising is the second-most-popular advertising network after Google Ads. With Full Circle's integration of Microsoft Advertising into DST, B2B digital marketers can now report on their digital ad costs for Microsoft Search Network, including Bing and partner sites. This offers a richer perspective and clearer view of digital ad spending across multiple ad platforms. It also shows how these ads and costs contribute to digital responses and revenue, which is valuable information for anyone looking to stretch their marketing dollars to the fullest. Full Circle presents this new information in a way that's easy to access and understand. Digital marketers can now include the cost analysis for their Microsoft Advertising ads in Full Circle reports and dashboards that track items such as cost per lead, cost per marketing qualified lead and more. This functionality is now live with DST users able to set up the Bing integration, update reports and dashboards and take advantage of the new capability immediately. DST solves a persistent marketing attribution problem B2B marketers encounter: the inability to connect digital marketing touches to leads and opportunities inside the CRM. DST makes those connections visible. As a result, digital marketers can create more accurate marketing attribution models. Now that DST supports Microsoft Advertising and Google Ads, these attribution models are now even more precise. "Tracking costs across digital ad networks can be tricky, but this new Digital Source Tracker release simplifies it," said Bonnie Crater, President and CEO of Full Circle Insights. "Tracking costs across digital ad networks can be tricky, but this new Digital Source Tracker release simplifies it," said Bonnie Crater, President and CEO of Full Circle Insights. "The analysis takes place inside the CRM, so marketers can leverage reporting and dashboard tools that they and their sales colleagues are already familiar with, and also use the Full Circle Engagement, Cost, Effectiveness, and Revenue dashboards to make better decisions." About Full Circle Insights Full Circle Insights delivers marketing and sales performance measurement solutions to optimize a company's marketing mix and drive more revenue. The company offers multi-touch attribution, comprehensive funnel metrics and lead management technology. Built 100% on the Salesforce Platform, Full Circle Insights products complement leading marketing automation solutions. Founded by former Salesforce executives, CRM implementation veterans and marketing automation specialists, the Full Circle Insights industry pioneers are seasoned in creating marketing measurement foundations to grow revenue.

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Marin Software Named a Strong Performer in B2B Advertising Solutions by Independent Research Firm

Marin Software | August 16, 2022

Marin Software Incorporated (NASDAQ: MRIN), a leading provider of digital marketing software for performance-driven advertisers and agencies, announced today that it has been recognized as a Strong Performer in the Forrester Research, Inc. August 2022 report, The Forrester Wave™ B2B Advertising Solutions, Q3 2022. The report evaluated 14 B2B Advertising Solutions providers based on 28 criteria across their current offerings, strategies, and market presence. Marin Software received the top score in the B2B performance reporting criterion and also received the highest possible score in the execution roadmap and market approach criteria. According to the report, “Marin Software’s execution roadmap and market approach are superior and include the innovative use of audience data to enable a variety of B2B advertising use cases from e-commerce to ABM… Ad-level, performance-level, and ROI-level reporting are also superior.” “We are proud to be named as a Strong Performer in The Forrester Wave™ B2B Advertising Solutions report,” said Chris Lien, CEO, Marin Software. “We are proud to be named as a Strong Performer in The Forrester Wave™ B2B Advertising Solutions report,” said Chris Lien, CEO, Marin Software. “We are committed to delivering B2B advertisers with the best solutions for analyzing, automating, and optimizing their marketing campaigns and we are thrilled to be recognized in the report.” The self-serve MarinOne platform unifies industry leading optimization tools with flexible reporting to help advertisers maximize the impact and reach of their digital marketing investment across paid search, social, and ecommerce channels. Marin has been helping advertisers advance their digital advertising campaigns for over 15 years and has managed over $40 billion in advertising spend for some of the world’s top brands. About Marin Software Marin Software Incorporated’s (NASDAQ: MRIN) mission is to give advertisers the power to drive higher efficiency and transparency in their paid marketing programs that run on the world’s largest publishers. Marin Software offers a unified SaaS advertising management platform for search, social, and eCommerce advertising. The Company helps digital marketers convert precise audiences, improve financial performance, and make better decisions. Headquartered in San Francisco with offices worldwide, Marin Software’s technology powers marketing campaigns around the globe. For more information about Marin Software, please visit www.marinsoftware.com.

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The Digital Voice Ad Tech PR Agency Grows Team By Eight

The Digital Voice | August 08, 2022

Having recently celebrated its ten-year anniversary, B2B ad tech specialist PR agency The Digital Voice has now appointed eight new starters, including a leading marketing operations specialist from the fashion industry; bringing its team to 26 across the UK and Europe. Camealia Xavier-Chihota joins as marketing lead, having spent many years in marketing operations at leading brands such as River Island, working her way up as a fashion buyer before diversifying her skill set in various roles within e-commerce, sales, events, marketing, and management. Meanwhile, Akinyi Odhiambo joins the events team as senior events executive; expert writer, storyteller, and blog specialist, Jelena Zoric will join the 8-strong writing team as brand storyteller; Rosie Hutchinson has been appointed as events and content executive; Noor Sheikh as social media executive; Ren Bowman as tech social media copywriter; Faith Ilori as junior marketing executive; and Rowan Lee-Foyster, junior graphic designer; bringing illustration expertise and even more passion for graphic design to the team. More details on The Digital Voice’s growing team can be found here. A number of staff members have also been promoted in recent weeks, with Maryum Sheikh now press and SEO lead and Nicole Kotseva having been promoted to social media lead. Team members include leading journalists and content writers, social media specialists, press officers, event managers, podcast producers and graphic designers; with the agency’s offering spanning PR, marketing automation, SEO, social media management, event management, design, podcast and website production, and with consultants on the ground across the UK and Europe. Julia Linehan, founder and MD of The Digital Voice, says: “These new starters bring experience, creativity, passion, and our signature can-do attitude to our team as we continue to act as a mouthpiece for companies with a lot to say but who need a helping hand to get heard. Julia Linehan, founder and MD of The Digital Voice, says: “These new starters bring experience, creativity, passion, and our signature can-do attitude to our team as we continue to act as a mouthpiece for companies with a lot to say but who need a helping hand to get heard. “We are proud of the relationships we build, as an outputs-driven agency which overdelivers for clients. We're only just getting started and have huge plans to bring in more tech, more content, more partners, more experts, and above all, more heart and soul into all that we do for our loyal partners.” Indeed, the agency prides itself on becoming an extension of client teams on a long-term basis, with businesses such as impact.com now approaching its ninth year of partnership with the boutique agency. The Digital Voice also operates a virtual working model, which enables its team to support clients in a range of geographies and to embrace a huge pool of talent. For instance, the award winning boutique PR agency recently added podcast production and website management to its growing offering. In addition, it recently launched a new website and Instagram channel. The ad tech specialist agency’s client roster includes 15 innovative businesses, including long term clients Adnami, Adverty, Brand Metrics, Cavai, Exit Bee, GumGum, impact.com, Lumen Research, multilocal, Optable, Passendo, Playground XYZ, Tailify, Verasity, and WhiteBullet, with a number of others on its waiting list.

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Full Circle Insights Introduces Microsoft Advertising (Bing) and Google Ad Support for Digital Source Tracker

Full Circle Insights | April 06, 2022

Full Circle Insights today announced that the company's popular Digital Source Tracker (DST) product now connects digital marketing costs from Microsoft Advertising to the client's customer relationship management (CRM) system. This enables digital marketers to see cost information from Microsoft Advertising and/or Google Ads as part of the DST's comprehensive view of the customer journey. The new release expands on the already robust reporting capability of DST for both digital and non-digital marketing attribution and funnel metrics. Taken together, these functionalities allow B2B marketers to track advertising impact on revenue and allocate spend to their most productive campaigns – all right inside the CRM. Microsoft Advertising is the second-most-popular advertising network after Google Ads. With Full Circle's integration of Microsoft Advertising into DST, B2B digital marketers can now report on their digital ad costs for Microsoft Search Network, including Bing and partner sites. This offers a richer perspective and clearer view of digital ad spending across multiple ad platforms. It also shows how these ads and costs contribute to digital responses and revenue, which is valuable information for anyone looking to stretch their marketing dollars to the fullest. Full Circle presents this new information in a way that's easy to access and understand. Digital marketers can now include the cost analysis for their Microsoft Advertising ads in Full Circle reports and dashboards that track items such as cost per lead, cost per marketing qualified lead and more. This functionality is now live with DST users able to set up the Bing integration, update reports and dashboards and take advantage of the new capability immediately. DST solves a persistent marketing attribution problem B2B marketers encounter: the inability to connect digital marketing touches to leads and opportunities inside the CRM. DST makes those connections visible. As a result, digital marketers can create more accurate marketing attribution models. Now that DST supports Microsoft Advertising and Google Ads, these attribution models are now even more precise. "Tracking costs across digital ad networks can be tricky, but this new Digital Source Tracker release simplifies it," said Bonnie Crater, President and CEO of Full Circle Insights. "Tracking costs across digital ad networks can be tricky, but this new Digital Source Tracker release simplifies it," said Bonnie Crater, President and CEO of Full Circle Insights. "The analysis takes place inside the CRM, so marketers can leverage reporting and dashboard tools that they and their sales colleagues are already familiar with, and also use the Full Circle Engagement, Cost, Effectiveness, and Revenue dashboards to make better decisions." About Full Circle Insights Full Circle Insights delivers marketing and sales performance measurement solutions to optimize a company's marketing mix and drive more revenue. The company offers multi-touch attribution, comprehensive funnel metrics and lead management technology. Built 100% on the Salesforce Platform, Full Circle Insights products complement leading marketing automation solutions. Founded by former Salesforce executives, CRM implementation veterans and marketing automation specialists, the Full Circle Insights industry pioneers are seasoned in creating marketing measurement foundations to grow revenue.

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