AdTech Vs MarTech: What’s The Difference?

CARLO ANGELO SUÑGA | April 16, 2021 | 159 views

The difference between advertising and marketing is clear as day. Advertising is a specific subset of marketing that focuses on promoting products or services. On the other hand, marketing is a business practice that aims to identify, interact, and engage with customers.

While it is easy to distinguish marketing from advertising and vice versa, new concepts have risen to confuse marketers and advertisers alike. AdTech and MarTech are two relatively new terms that some people use interchangeably. In reality, AdTech and MarTech are different, even if the differences are slightly noticeable.

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

Article | June 22, 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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AD TECH AND MARTECH

Which Online Advertising Strategy Is Right For Your Business?

Article | November 18, 2021

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 6, 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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Weidert Group, founded in 1980, is an inbound marketing agency for complex industries and a Platinum HubSpot partner. Our team provides all components of an effective inbound marketing effort, including strategy and planning, web design, search engine optimization (SEO), content strategy and development, social media promotion, lead nurturing, and inbound program management.

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Upwave Partners With Tremor Video to Measure and Maximize Brand Advertising

Upwave | January 24, 2023

Upwave, the industry-leading analytics platform for brand advertising, has announced a strategic partnership with Tremor Video, a DSP within Tremor International's end-to-end technology platform that enables advertisers to deliver impactful brand stories across all screens by leveraging innovative video technology. Through this partnership, Tremor Video gets access to Upwave's brand outcomes measuring capabilities, real-time brand analytics dashboards with optimization recommendations, and audience verification tools. Utilizing Upwave's automated technology capabilities, particularly the new automated discrepancy detection (ADD) capability, Tremor Video has effectively monitored and maximized brand advertising across its campaigns. This tool provides on-demand access to Tremor Video's QAing tags to confirm that they measure as intended. In addition, ADD reports are routinely updated and reveal difficulties and accomplishments quickly and effectively. Chris Kelly, CEO of Upwave, said, "Slow detection of tagging issues is an industry-wide issue, and leads to inaccurate measurement. Advertisers want proof their measurement is precise and error-free." He added, "Helping customers do so in an efficient, software-first, manner was imperative to us at Upwave." (Source – GlobeNewswire) Tremor Video has used Upwave's automated discrepancy detection to boost operational efficiency and minimize complications for an anticipated 100 campaigns in 2022 and expects continuing usage in 2023 to deliver further advantages. About Upwave Upwave is a rapidly expanding analytics firm that provides premier brands, agencies, and media partners with ML-driven brand advertising measurement technology and information through a SaaS platform. Its unparalleled digital network allows the rapid and precise collection of data from millions of ordinary users. The firm has offices in San Francisco and New York and is backed by top venture capitalists from Silicon Valley. Customers include Fortune 500 organizations across numerous industries, such as consumer packaged goods, technology, and financial services, as well as the world's top advertising agencies, which monitor and optimize digital campaigns for their clients.

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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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Nextech AR 3D Swirl Ad Achieves Breakthrough With Over 1 Million Ad Views

Nextech AR | December 21, 2022

Nextech AR Solutions Corp., a Metaverse Company and leading provider of augmented reality (“AR”) experience technologies, wayfinding technologies and 3D model services is pleased to announce a record-setting number of views for a single 3D/AR ad. The client, Hearst UK who publishes 21 brands including Good Housekeeping, Esquire, ELLE, Harper’s Bazaar and Cosmopolitan used a 3D model created by Nextech’s technology of a Dr. Martens Boot for an ad campaign, which garnered over 1 million 3D model views on the site. The ad used Nextech’s ARitize Swirl, a swirling (rotating) 3D asset on the header or page of an ecommerce website. In a few simple steps, any customer can create a fully interactive ARitize Swirl 3D/AR banner using their existing 3D models and embed them into their ecommerce website to create 6X higher purchase intent, increase conversions and click-through rates. This successful client use by a major brand and agency paves the way for another revenue stream tied to ecommerce advertising by offering a simple no-code integrated way for the Company’s 3D models to be used for immersive ads on the web or on social sites, Tik Tok, Instagram, Snap and Meta. Nextech AR CEO Evan Gappelberg commented, “1 million 3D model views on a single 3D model is HUGE!. By comparison Nextech has served up 6.2 million 3D model views for over 20,000+ 3D models without the swirl ad. The ability for our 3D model clients to easily create web banners and social media swirl ads using their existing 3D models is yet another competitive edge for Nextech and further positions us as the leading global 3D model company.” He continues, “Our ARitize 3D platform provides our clients with the one-stop solution for everything 3D. Today’s breakthrough swirl-ad news is yet another indication of the revenue potential of our 3D solutions and further sets the stage for a breakout year in 2023.” ARitize 3D’s patent-pending technology leverages Artificial Intelligence (AI) to enhance the building of quality 3D models from simple 2D photos at scale for ecommerce websites. It is a disruptive end-to-end solution for the Augmented Reality (“AR”) industry. Through a simple JavaScript tag integration, product photos are automatically onboarded, and 3D models are created for each product and then hosted on ARitize 3D’s cloud. With a 3D model, clients can interact with the product to see every detail: turn it, spin it, zoom in, zoom out, leading to 40% lower product returns, 93% higher click-through rate and a 90% reduction in product photography costs. The Company believes that this value creation and ROI are leading to the rapidly growing demand for the Company's 3D technology. Transform your online store into a dynamic virtual showroom. 3D models allow customers to see products from every angle and position them in their own space prior to purchasing. It's an exciting, immersive shopping experience that keeps customers more engaged, and better informed and helps your brand stand out from the competition. About Nextech AR Nextech AR Solutions is the engine accelerating the growth of the Metaverse. Using breakthrough AI, Nextech AR is able to quickly, easily and affordably ARitize (transform) vast quantities and varieties of existing assets at scale making products, people and places ready for interactive 3D use, giving creators at every level all the essential tools they need to build out their digital AR vision in the Metaverse. Our platform agnostic tools allow brands, educators, students, manufacturers, creators, and technologists to create immersive, interactive and the most photo-realistic 3D assets and digital environments, compose AR experiences, and publish them omnichannel. With a full suite of end-to-end AR solutions in 3D Commerce, Education, Events, and Industrial Manufacturing, Nextech AR is in a unique position to meet the needs of the world’s biggest brands and all Metaverse contributors.

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Upwave Partners With Tremor Video to Measure and Maximize Brand Advertising

Upwave | January 24, 2023

Upwave, the industry-leading analytics platform for brand advertising, has announced a strategic partnership with Tremor Video, a DSP within Tremor International's end-to-end technology platform that enables advertisers to deliver impactful brand stories across all screens by leveraging innovative video technology. Through this partnership, Tremor Video gets access to Upwave's brand outcomes measuring capabilities, real-time brand analytics dashboards with optimization recommendations, and audience verification tools. Utilizing Upwave's automated technology capabilities, particularly the new automated discrepancy detection (ADD) capability, Tremor Video has effectively monitored and maximized brand advertising across its campaigns. This tool provides on-demand access to Tremor Video's QAing tags to confirm that they measure as intended. In addition, ADD reports are routinely updated and reveal difficulties and accomplishments quickly and effectively. Chris Kelly, CEO of Upwave, said, "Slow detection of tagging issues is an industry-wide issue, and leads to inaccurate measurement. Advertisers want proof their measurement is precise and error-free." He added, "Helping customers do so in an efficient, software-first, manner was imperative to us at Upwave." (Source – GlobeNewswire) Tremor Video has used Upwave's automated discrepancy detection to boost operational efficiency and minimize complications for an anticipated 100 campaigns in 2022 and expects continuing usage in 2023 to deliver further advantages. About Upwave Upwave is a rapidly expanding analytics firm that provides premier brands, agencies, and media partners with ML-driven brand advertising measurement technology and information through a SaaS platform. Its unparalleled digital network allows the rapid and precise collection of data from millions of ordinary users. The firm has offices in San Francisco and New York and is backed by top venture capitalists from Silicon Valley. Customers include Fortune 500 organizations across numerous industries, such as consumer packaged goods, technology, and financial services, as well as the world's top advertising agencies, which monitor and optimize digital campaigns for their clients.

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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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Nextech AR 3D Swirl Ad Achieves Breakthrough With Over 1 Million Ad Views

Nextech AR | December 21, 2022

Nextech AR Solutions Corp., a Metaverse Company and leading provider of augmented reality (“AR”) experience technologies, wayfinding technologies and 3D model services is pleased to announce a record-setting number of views for a single 3D/AR ad. The client, Hearst UK who publishes 21 brands including Good Housekeeping, Esquire, ELLE, Harper’s Bazaar and Cosmopolitan used a 3D model created by Nextech’s technology of a Dr. Martens Boot for an ad campaign, which garnered over 1 million 3D model views on the site. The ad used Nextech’s ARitize Swirl, a swirling (rotating) 3D asset on the header or page of an ecommerce website. In a few simple steps, any customer can create a fully interactive ARitize Swirl 3D/AR banner using their existing 3D models and embed them into their ecommerce website to create 6X higher purchase intent, increase conversions and click-through rates. This successful client use by a major brand and agency paves the way for another revenue stream tied to ecommerce advertising by offering a simple no-code integrated way for the Company’s 3D models to be used for immersive ads on the web or on social sites, Tik Tok, Instagram, Snap and Meta. Nextech AR CEO Evan Gappelberg commented, “1 million 3D model views on a single 3D model is HUGE!. By comparison Nextech has served up 6.2 million 3D model views for over 20,000+ 3D models without the swirl ad. The ability for our 3D model clients to easily create web banners and social media swirl ads using their existing 3D models is yet another competitive edge for Nextech and further positions us as the leading global 3D model company.” He continues, “Our ARitize 3D platform provides our clients with the one-stop solution for everything 3D. Today’s breakthrough swirl-ad news is yet another indication of the revenue potential of our 3D solutions and further sets the stage for a breakout year in 2023.” ARitize 3D’s patent-pending technology leverages Artificial Intelligence (AI) to enhance the building of quality 3D models from simple 2D photos at scale for ecommerce websites. It is a disruptive end-to-end solution for the Augmented Reality (“AR”) industry. Through a simple JavaScript tag integration, product photos are automatically onboarded, and 3D models are created for each product and then hosted on ARitize 3D’s cloud. With a 3D model, clients can interact with the product to see every detail: turn it, spin it, zoom in, zoom out, leading to 40% lower product returns, 93% higher click-through rate and a 90% reduction in product photography costs. The Company believes that this value creation and ROI are leading to the rapidly growing demand for the Company's 3D technology. Transform your online store into a dynamic virtual showroom. 3D models allow customers to see products from every angle and position them in their own space prior to purchasing. It's an exciting, immersive shopping experience that keeps customers more engaged, and better informed and helps your brand stand out from the competition. About Nextech AR Nextech AR Solutions is the engine accelerating the growth of the Metaverse. Using breakthrough AI, Nextech AR is able to quickly, easily and affordably ARitize (transform) vast quantities and varieties of existing assets at scale making products, people and places ready for interactive 3D use, giving creators at every level all the essential tools they need to build out their digital AR vision in the Metaverse. Our platform agnostic tools allow brands, educators, students, manufacturers, creators, and technologists to create immersive, interactive and the most photo-realistic 3D assets and digital environments, compose AR experiences, and publish them omnichannel. With a full suite of end-to-end AR solutions in 3D Commerce, Education, Events, and Industrial Manufacturing, Nextech AR is in a unique position to meet the needs of the world’s biggest brands and all Metaverse contributors.

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