Digital advertising is changing: advertisers need to seek a different partner

September 4, 2019 | 140 views

You don’t have to be a top marketing lead to know that advertising has gone through a fundamental shift over the past few years. Programmatic marketing and platforms such as Facebook and Google have upended a model long practiced by traditional advertising agencies, in which long-term contracts offered them near total control over brands’ media strategies and budgets. Over the past decade, a new model has come to the fore. The increasing accessibility of programmatic technology has seen more and more brands bring at least part of their marketing efforts in-house, with strong digital skills typically a requirement for new marketing hires. It’s an exciting time for companies, with technology offering them never-seen-before control over their brand voice, data and marketing strategy, and one in which some traditional advertising agencies are struggling to remain relevant.

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Cadent is a leading provider of media, advertising technology and data solutions for the pay-TV industry. Cadent Network, the company’s media services division, provides an efficient national television media solution for advertisers across cable and broadcast. Cadent Technology helps the pay-TV industry monetize video delivered to any screen at any time and is deployed globally at the world’s largest service providers such as Charter, Comcast, Time Warner Cable, Liberty Global, Rogers Communications, and Bright House Networks. Cadent is privately held, and backed by Lee Equity Partners. The company is headquartered in New York, NY with offices worldwide.

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

Article | July 8, 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 14, 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 | August 12, 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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Cadent

Cadent is a leading provider of media, advertising technology and data solutions for the pay-TV industry. Cadent Network, the company’s media services division, provides an efficient national television media solution for advertisers across cable and broadcast. Cadent Technology helps the pay-TV industry monetize video delivered to any screen at any time and is deployed globally at the world’s largest service providers such as Charter, Comcast, Time Warner Cable, Liberty Global, Rogers Communications, and Bright House Networks. Cadent is privately held, and backed by Lee Equity Partners. The company is headquartered in New York, NY with offices worldwide.

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