Amazon Ad Revenue to Top $11B This Year as Digital Overtakes Traditional Spend: Study

February 20, 2019 | 342 views

Total digital ad spending in the U.S. will grow 19.1 percent to $129.34 billion this year, surpassing the traditional ad pie of $109.48 billion, down from $114.84 billion in 2018, and accounting for 54.2 percent of total spending, it said. "By 2023, digital will exceed two-thirds of total media spending," according to the firm.

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Multimedia Content: The Key for B2B Brand Marketing

Article | July 14, 2022

Every business understands that brand marketing is the name of the game. In fact, the brand is a business’s best asset. It can help a business stand out amongst its competitors in the most authentic way possible. It can also act as a bridge and connect a business to its target audience. When it comes to brand marketing, many businesses do not struggle with the concept. They struggle with the application. Marketing techniques are changing every few months. New platforms are being introduced in the digital world. It’s easy for businesses to lose themselves and their identity while adapting to change. Unfortunately, this is one of the common issues that businesses face while marketing their brand. 5 Common Branding Problems for Businesses Every business has encountered at least one of these problems: • Lacking an established identity. An undefined brand is just as bad as not having a brand • Consistent messaging across various platforms. Some businesses struggle with remaining true to their brand values as they navigate new channels • Possessing a creative marketing strategy. Without a direction or guide, it’s hard for businesses to discover their target audience and where to market to them • Staying true to a target audience. Many businesses have lost their core audience while trying to gain a new one • Lack of scalability. Some businesses struggle with discovering which marketing techniques can take them to the next level Fortunately, there’s a solution that can solve all these problems. That solution is multimedia content. How Multimedia Content Can Help Maximize Brand Marketing What is multimedia content? Content that incorporates a variety of different elements for its consumers. These elements could be audio, text, or graphic images. Each of these elements can be used separately to market content. But when used together, they can enhance the brand marketing experience for businesses and its customers. What are some examples of multimedia content? • Landing pages that include videos and images • Blog posts with video clips from podcasts • Infographics that include text •Social media posts that include text and images Multimedia content also allows new marketing possibilities for businesses. Digital marketing includes a vast array of content, from blog posts and website pages to videos and infographics. Businesses can take advantage of these elements and create new marketing content for their customers. A software company, for example, can create an installation guide with infographics and post it on their website page. Businesses can also create storyboards to explain difficult concepts about their products or services. Discovering new content to produce for their customers is another way that businesses can stand out amongst their competitors. Consistent Branding with Variety Businesses can use different media elements to add a little variety to their content. Audio and visual elements can be used to enhance blog posts or FAQ pages and increase the engagement for readers. Adding these new elements can help businesses stand out amongst the competition while remaining authentic. Maintaining a consistent brand identity makes it easier for businesses to establish trust with their target audience. Exposure to a Wider Audience At the same time, businesses always want to think of ways to expand themselves. This is what makes multimedia content so beneficial for businesses. They can use different multimedia elements to introduce their content to a different audience. Take an IT service company, for example, who wants to market their services to customers outside of their local area. They can create a blog post on cloud storage, repurpose it into a video and post the video on the business’s YouTube page, with the link to the original blog post in the description box of the video. This type of content is marketable to every type of consumer. Businesses can provide audio content like podcasts to customers who may not yet be subscribed to their websites. They can create visual content for customers who are more drawn to striking images. Incorporating these different elements allows businesses to reach customers that they may not have reached through just text-based or audio-based content. Creative Possibilities for Digital Marketing Multimedia content also allows new marketing possibilities for businesses. Digital marketing includes a vast array of content, from blog posts and website pages to videos and infographics. Businesses can take advantage of these elements and create new marketing content for their customers. A software company, for example, can create an installation guide with infographics and post it on their website page. Businesses can also create storyboards to explain difficult concepts about their products or services. Discovering new content to produce for their customers is another way that businesses can stand out amongst their competitors. Established Brand Identity Each business wants to be viewed as unique by their customer base. They do not want to be compared to every other business in their industry. With multimedia content, businesses can add a unique touch to their content marketing. Different multimedia elements and the way that they are embodied throughout the content can help businesses to stand out amongst its competitors. Using these elements can also help a business remain in the creative stages of marketing. When a business remains in the creative phase, it makes establishing a creative marketing strategy easier. Consistent and Creative Marketing Strategy Like every other aspect of business, marketing is easier when a strategy is in effect. Multimedia content helps answer many marketing questions for businesses. Instead of spending additional time wondering what marketing platforms are effective, multimedia content can be used for every type of platform. This allows businesses to use many interactive elements in their content and become more proactive in their marketing strategy. Businesses can create effective marketing systems by scheduling specific times to post different types of content across several platforms. By leveraging these methods, businesses can remain consistent with their brand marketing. Greater Opportunities for Growth Creating multimedia content also leads to increased productivity for businesses. Multimedia content gives businesses several options for content marketing. They can choose to create original content or repurpose their current content and add something new and refreshing. These options help businesses reduce the amount of time they would spend on creating content. With the additional time, businesses can brainstorm opportunities for growth. They can spend additional time generating leads and catering to their current audience. Taking The Next Steps with Multimedia Content For businesses that want to transition into multimedia content, the best place to start is with the business’s vision. Consider what goals want to be achieved with the use of multimedia content. This type of content is so multifaceted that it can help any business achieve its core objectives. Software companies can use multimedia content to educate their core audience about a particular product. They can use different interactive elements to illustrate how their product or service helps solve their audience’s problems. Next, consider the needs of the target audience. Conduct some research and discover the audience’s responses when it comes to different types of content. Keep track of the different types of formats and platforms the audience is visiting. Once the goals and needs of the audience are clearly defined, think about the different types of multimedia content that can be created. Businesses can incorporate different types of audio, visual, and interactive elements into their marketing content. Lastly, remember to track the results of the multimedia content once it’s been created and distributed. Taking these next few steps can help businesses maintain a consistent brand marketing strategy.

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

Article | July 13, 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 19, 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 | February 10, 2020

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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Vidoomy launches in the UK market to bring the next level of branding solutions to the marketplace

Vidoomy | September 14, 2021

Vidoomy's presence in the UK outlines the success of the company's global expansion strategy. In one year the company has implemented Sales Teams across all major countries in the world. The Adtech company which specialises in delivering digital video solutions for advertisers, has opened its new offices based in London to bring to the market its Adtech solutions, helping brands and agencies in an even more demanding and agile context. The team in charge of the operation will be led by Sergio Tallón, Vidoomy's Country Manager in the UK, who will be responsible for generating new partnerships and collaborations with local advertisers and agencies. The recent incorporations within the local team are further proof of how the company continues to successfully strive in the British market through a commitment to grow its UK branch. International expansion Vidoomy is ranked as one of the companies with the highest audience reach in the digital advertising ecosystem. Since its beginnings, the firm has invested in the creation of a unique in-house technology, enabling brands and agencies to reach their audiences and brand territories through contextual and cookieless solutions across more than 2,500 premium publishers. Since 2019 Vidoomy has experienced rapid growth globally, which has led to the implementation of local teams across key countries around the world. Territories including the UK, Spain, Netherlands and Italy amongst others. The UK Team Sergio Tallón has been appointed to take on the role as Country Manager in the UK. Sergio has more than twenty years of experience within the industry, having worked alongside companies such as Dentsu, GroupM, HAVAS, OMD and Seedtag. Sergio will lead a team of experienced professionals ranging from different backgrounds in the digital landscape. Antonio Simarro, VP of Vidoomy, stated that, "Sergio's appointment to our team is a key step for positioning Vidoomy within the UK. Our projection for 2022 is turning the market into our strongest one within Europe. I'm sure that with Sergio's experience we will achieve this." Sergio mentioned, "I'm very excited to be part of this ambitious project. The response of the UK market has been outstanding, demonstrating that more agile and efficient alternatives are needed to cover the needs of the digital marketing industry."

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Madison Avenue Goes to the Movies to Keep Oscar Viewers From Skipping Ads

Madison Avenue | February 24, 2019

Walmart peppered Sunday night’s telecast with commercials highlighting behind-the-camera personnel, while Google used intellectual property from movies such as “Deadpool” and “2001: A Space Odyssey” to keep movie buffs interested in their sundry pitches. Samsung teased Hollywood aficionados with spots for a smartphone it said could take “cinematic” pictures. Watchmaker Rolex featured A-list directors like Martin Scorsese and Kathryn Bigelow. Even Anheuser-Busch, a company that typically never borrows interest from a celebrity or movie project, tapped movie star Charlize Theron to get viewers to pay attention.

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Nestle, AT&T pull YouTube ads over pedophile concerns

Nestle | February 22, 2019

SAN FRANCISCO Several companies, including AT&T and Nestle, are pulling advertisements from YouTube because of concerns about inappropriate comments on videos of children. A video from a popular YouTuber and a report from Wired showed that pedophiles have made unseemly comments on innocuous videos of kids. The comments reportedly included time stamps that showed where kids innocently bared body parts.

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Vidoomy launches in the UK market to bring the next level of branding solutions to the marketplace

Vidoomy | September 14, 2021

Vidoomy's presence in the UK outlines the success of the company's global expansion strategy. In one year the company has implemented Sales Teams across all major countries in the world. The Adtech company which specialises in delivering digital video solutions for advertisers, has opened its new offices based in London to bring to the market its Adtech solutions, helping brands and agencies in an even more demanding and agile context. The team in charge of the operation will be led by Sergio Tallón, Vidoomy's Country Manager in the UK, who will be responsible for generating new partnerships and collaborations with local advertisers and agencies. The recent incorporations within the local team are further proof of how the company continues to successfully strive in the British market through a commitment to grow its UK branch. International expansion Vidoomy is ranked as one of the companies with the highest audience reach in the digital advertising ecosystem. Since its beginnings, the firm has invested in the creation of a unique in-house technology, enabling brands and agencies to reach their audiences and brand territories through contextual and cookieless solutions across more than 2,500 premium publishers. Since 2019 Vidoomy has experienced rapid growth globally, which has led to the implementation of local teams across key countries around the world. Territories including the UK, Spain, Netherlands and Italy amongst others. The UK Team Sergio Tallón has been appointed to take on the role as Country Manager in the UK. Sergio has more than twenty years of experience within the industry, having worked alongside companies such as Dentsu, GroupM, HAVAS, OMD and Seedtag. Sergio will lead a team of experienced professionals ranging from different backgrounds in the digital landscape. Antonio Simarro, VP of Vidoomy, stated that, "Sergio's appointment to our team is a key step for positioning Vidoomy within the UK. Our projection for 2022 is turning the market into our strongest one within Europe. I'm sure that with Sergio's experience we will achieve this." Sergio mentioned, "I'm very excited to be part of this ambitious project. The response of the UK market has been outstanding, demonstrating that more agile and efficient alternatives are needed to cover the needs of the digital marketing industry."

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Madison Avenue Goes to the Movies to Keep Oscar Viewers From Skipping Ads

Madison Avenue | February 24, 2019

Walmart peppered Sunday night’s telecast with commercials highlighting behind-the-camera personnel, while Google used intellectual property from movies such as “Deadpool” and “2001: A Space Odyssey” to keep movie buffs interested in their sundry pitches. Samsung teased Hollywood aficionados with spots for a smartphone it said could take “cinematic” pictures. Watchmaker Rolex featured A-list directors like Martin Scorsese and Kathryn Bigelow. Even Anheuser-Busch, a company that typically never borrows interest from a celebrity or movie project, tapped movie star Charlize Theron to get viewers to pay attention.

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Nestle, AT&T pull YouTube ads over pedophile concerns

Nestle | February 22, 2019

SAN FRANCISCO Several companies, including AT&T and Nestle, are pulling advertisements from YouTube because of concerns about inappropriate comments on videos of children. A video from a popular YouTuber and a report from Wired showed that pedophiles have made unseemly comments on innocuous videos of kids. The comments reportedly included time stamps that showed where kids innocently bared body parts.

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