Google Ads Bidding Strategies: The Ultimate Guide

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Choosing the right Google Ads bidding type and implementing a solid strategy for adjusting bids is critical to driving your ad costs down. If you aren’t deeply familiar with the different options you have, blindly choosing one type of Google ads bidding is like placing your entire paycheck on red.

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Combat Video Ad Fatigue with Audio Advertising

Article | June 1, 2022

As a marketer, your goal is to create ads that stick in the minds of your audience. You devote extra time and resources to creating memorable graphics, engaging CTAs, and interesting copy that works. You also buy just the right ad spots. But, what happens when your potential customer scrolls right past your ad? Your costly video ad never creates a difference and your campaign fails. Combat this video ad fatigue with audio advertising to effectively influence your target demographic. After the audio content boom driven by podcasts, audio advertising is rising and becoming marketers’ new favorite. Nielsen Catalina Solutions’ 12-month-long study of audio ads on Spotify versus video and display ads found that audio ads were up to 25% more effective than other ad formats. Mostly, audio ads are delivered through podcasts. We’ll dive into this shortly. First let’s look at how audio advertising can influence the buying decisions of your target audience: Audio Advertising: Superpowers Explained Audio advertising uses a broad content category such as background scores, jingles, and branded content apart from audio ads. By fusing audio ads into audio experiences such as ad-supported music streaming or podcasts, marketers can position relevant products and services in front of customers. Here are more of its advantages: Audio Ads Offer Immersive Experience A study done by Lightwave and iHeartMedia showed that one of the biggest benefits of audio advertising was its ability to connect with the audience on a deeper level. Remembering catchy jingles is also a part of this connection. Audio ads communicate emotions, capture the attention of the listeners within seconds and engage them enough to paint a picture in their minds. They achieve this without a big budget or production crew. A strong script and an audio booth are all you need to create an immersive audio ad. They Have a Greater Reach Primarily, audio ads are delivered through podcasts because they can be easily categorized and are widely consumed. According to Statista, almost 60% of all U.S. consumers older than 12 listen to podcasts. Interestingly, 70% podcast listeners do not multi-task while listening to a podcast, so you are catering to alert listeners who might end up retaining your ad (Edison Research). Apart from podcasts, audio ads are also run in locations such as radio, music, and news streams. They Are Insightful and Creative Marketers can use 3D and 8D audio to create soundscapes that offer an immersive experience. Additionally, audio ads create a 1-to-1 relationship. With the help of programmatic advertising, they also collect many layers of data that provide buying insights. Integrating audio ads with voice assistants is a creative approach to entice customers while being interactive. Nars Cosmetics UK used Spotify to offer its customers voice commerce. Upon hearing the ad on Spotify, they could order samples and set up delivery using their smart speakers. Smart Speakers Are Changing the Game Smart speakers are contributing to screen-less moments in American homes. This means your video ad campaigns won’t get the kind of response you expect, but your audio ads just might. The Edison Infinite Dial report found that there is an average of 2.3 smart speakers in each home in the U.S. This number shows that a wide range of people use voice search and will listen to audio ads as a result. Summing It Up Audio advertising drives engagement and conversion through immersive storytelling, catchy jingles, and longer ad retention. It can be a great addition to your digital marketing strategy and refine the way you influence your audience’s buying decisions.

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Power up Your Mobile Ad Campaigns with These Four Tricks

Article | May 20, 2022

Did you know that there are over three billion smartphone users globally? While browsing through varied content, they see ads relevant to things they explore in their downloaded apps and games. In addition, they receive offers through SMS and see banner ads on websites they visit. These ads are a part of mobile ad campaigns specifically targeting a certain demographic. Some examples of mobile ads include carousel ads, image and text ads on Facebook, Snapchat filters and ads, video ads on YouTube, notifications from downloaded apps, ads that play between videos or games, and Instagram Story ads. Why are advertisers so keen on utilizing mobile ad campaigns? Mobile Ad Campaigns Speak the Revenue Language Marketers understand the power and impact of mobile phones on users’ lives. As a result, U.S. marketers spent a record 120 billion U.S. dollars on mobile promotion in 2020. (Statista). Mobile ad campaigns can achieve tremendous results and bring in revenue for you by creating a connection with the user through personalization and by catering to all kinds of online audience on-the-go. “The mobile device has become our communications hub, our diary, our entertainment portal, our primary source of media consumption, our wallet and our gateway to real-time information tailored to our needs. The revolution is now!” - Nihal Mehta, Founding General Partner at Eniac Ventures Mobile Advertising Covers All the Bases Companies engage in mobile advertising for objectives like lead generation, customer retention through new offers, brand engagement activities like contests, and creating awareness about a product or a service. Mobile ads are the preferred channel for advertising because: They are cost-effective Allow geo-targeting Get a quick response Can be easily tracked Let us look at all the tricks that can help you optimize your mobile ad campaigns. Grab the Users’ Attention Imagine mobile users aggressively scrolling on their phones. Your ad should make them stop and grab their attention enough to make them read it. The goals of your ad campaigns should be clear. If you are looking to redirect the user to your website or want them to click on the ad, your campaign execution should align with these goals. Adding Value Through Your Messaging Pushing your message effectively to the user can ensure the success of your campaign. Your text should be crisp and sharp, interesting yet simple to comprehend. Use popular phrases or buzz words to create a connection with the users. Don’t Underestimate Visual Appeal Visual appeal plays a vital role in the way users react to ads. The image size of your ad, the moving flow, and the options for interacting with the ads can impact your ad’s performance. Ensure that you never interrupt your user’s reading flow when they are browsing and that the visuals of your ad are pleasant and appealing to the eye. Remember, Brevity is the Soul of Wit The content of your ad should be impressive enough to make the users engage with it. Users will respond to clear copy, visuals and your message’s simplicity. Furthermore, make sure that your landing pages are bug-free, load quickly and relate to your display ad so that the users can form a tangible connection between them. Wrapping It Up Mobile advertising helps brands remain connected to their customers around the clock while on the move. It is a personalized and flexible type of advertising that can help advertisers understand the lifestyle of targeted customers to offer them just what they need.

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Podcast Advertising: A Promising Avenue for Result-oriented B2B Ad Campaigns

Article | May 19, 2022

Marketers in the B2B domain have a multi-channel approach to marketing because they target companies as buying groups. B2B marketers are leveraging podcast advertising with the help of advertisers, creators, and publishers for brand building and generating leads. They leverage up-and-coming avenues of advertising, most of which are a part of digital media channels. One such avenue is podcast advertising. Podcast advertising is emerging as one of the fastest-growing digital media channels for advertising. It is estimated to grow to more than $2.13 billion in 2022, according to a study by the Interactive Advertising Bureau and PwC. But, what is driving this growth? Engagement. People are finding podcasts more engaging than ever. Consequently, the demand for podcast ads across all categories is growing. Dynamic Ad Insertion (DAI): The Rise of Automated Ad Tech Dynamic ad insertion is a form of programmatic advertising that uses first or third-party data. This data comes from the device playing a podcast, a device user agent, the device’s IP address, and what episode is requested, to serve ads to a target demographic. The ad server of the podcast hosting platform decides which ads should be stitched into a particular podcast episode. If done well, the audience will never know the difference between a dynamically inserted ad and a baked-in ad, which is a permanent part of the audio of the podcast. Podcast hosting platforms, advertisers, and publishers adopted DAI because it helps brands win contextual relevance and efficiency through granular advertising opportunities. Through custom audio ads that appeal to the target audience, dynamic or seasonal geo-targeted ads, measurable variables, and performance data, DAI gives advertisers good control over podcast ad campaigns. This control allows them to tailor the campaigns based on the marketers’ demands. DAI is evolving and has great potential in transcription-based targeting using AI and machine learning. It also has greater creative interactivity to make audio ads engaging through voice interactivity, personalization, and mobile phone engagement. A podcast advertising example using DAI would be a brand creating multiple versions of pre-recorded audio ads that are served to target audiences on any podcast that meets the campaign criteria. Podcast Advertising Anchors Digital Marketers for Effective Outreach Edison Research’s Podcast Consumer 2017 report found that:  24% of people between the ages of 18 and 54 listen to podcasts monthly  Listeners are almost evenly split between men and women  Listeners tend to be affluent, mainly educated consumers  In the 25-54 age bracket, monthly listening has grown year over year for the past four years These stats demonstrate the growing market for podcast advertising and a very stable demographic that B2B marketers would want to target. Marketers rely more on podcast advertisers and platforms to tap into the potential of podcasts as a media channel. Here are some of the ways in which podcast advertising can enhance B2B marketing plans and bring in more conversions: Listener behavior expansion− By understanding what kinds of podcasts the target audience listens to, marketers can create ads that appeal to them, and advertisers can help them get the perfect spot for the ad campaign to make it more successful. Pivoting messaging is easier− Using different voiceovers, marketers can deliver the same message but elicit a different reaction from their target audience. Recycling old ad files is also a viable option to save time and resources. Human connection− Hyper-personalized targeted ads relevant to the podcast content create a human connection with the audience and can influence their opinion about a brand. Personal influence− Podcast hosts create a personal influence on the listeners so they keep tuning in to the podcast and even listen to the episodes again after a period. Ads on such podcasts receive stronger engagement and response. Additionally, hosts can also relay brand messages to listeners and influence their buying decisions. Regional marketing− Podcasts are a great way to connect with a target demographic residing in a certain geographical area. Geo-targeting is a boon for region-specific marketing endeavors. Effective storytelling− Podcasts can fuse autonomous sensory meridian response (ASMR) for immersive storytelling to impress listeners. The continuity and power of an engaging narration keeps the listeners subscribed and attached, ensuring that any kind of advertising on such podcasts can reach a wider audience. Advertisers Are Helping B2B Marketers Generate Revenue According to a forecast by IAB (Interactive Advertising Bureau), podcast advertising revenue will exceed $4 billion by 2024. Marketers are dependent on advertisers to tap into the podcast advertising potential to generate revenue in the following ways: Demand Generation An estimated 62 million Americans (Source: Edison Research) listen to podcasts, and this number is expected to grow. An interview by a product expert on an industry-relevant podcast can help get leads without wasting any budget on creating awareness, making it cost-effective. It’s no wonder LinkedIn and HubSpot have started their own podcast networks to host business and career-related content. Brand Building & Customer Retention Apart from using podcasts to generate leads, it can also help with brand building. Sponsoring a popular and relevant podcast episode can create a brand’s reputation and trust. It can also help retain existing customers as sponsorships demonstrate a continuous commitment to industry growth and development. Ad Effectiveness 75% of podcast listeners were happy with the purchase they had made from podcast ads (A Study by Voices, the #1 voice marketplace). This goes to show that podcast advertising brings out expected results and conversions without compromising the customer experience or opinion. Podcast as a Medium for Thought Leadership Podcasts are a great medium for B2B thought leadership. They are a free space to express expert industry opinion, talk about the current industry trends, address the pain points of the customers, discuss tech advancements, and create a personal connection with the listeners. Tailored thought leadership content can fuel brand engagement and bring in leads that convert because of brand trust. Feedback gathered through interactive content can help B2B marketers create personalized marketing plans to align their goals with ad campaigns better. Podcast Ads: Taking the First Step Before you step into the world of podcast advertising, make sure you consider aspects like target demographic, podcast ad pricing, industry/brand relevant podcasts, ad purchasing, the reputation of the podcast advertising network, and podcast advertising platforms. Policygenius, a New York-based insurance agency, invested early in podcast advertising through Ad Results Media, an ad agency. Policygenius achieved its ROI goals, and its media spending increased by 10x in two years. You can buy podcast ads directly, through a podcast advertising network, or programmatically. To track the success of your ads, use KPIs like unique listeners, ranking and reviews, subscribers, social sharing, and episode-by-episode metrics. Wrapping It Up Podcasts can be a great advertising avenue for B2B companies to influence their buying groups and create new customers. Its monumental growth as a media channel and its ad revenue over the past couple of years indicate that it is here to stay and should be harnessed for a wider reach and bigger sales numbers. FAQ What is the role of podcast advertising networks? A podcast advertising network is a full-service podcast advertising solution that maintains podcast ad inventory and manages ad campaigns for marketers. How is podcast advertising different from traditional advertising methods? Podcast advertising uses automated ad tech to create dynamic ad campaigns across relevant podcasts, while traditional advertising methods focus on print ads, outdoor billboards, and cable television. Which are some popular podcast advertising platforms? Some popular podcast advertising platforms are Midroll, AdvertiseCast, PodGrid, and Archer Avenue.

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Netflix Opens Doors to Ads After Subscriber Count Takes a Nosedive

Article | May 11, 2022

Netflix Takes an Unexpected Route Popular streaming giant Netflix’s subscriber count plummeted for the first time in a decade. After it announced the loss of 200K subscribers in Q1 of 2022, its stocks dipped more than 35%. In addition, a shareholder recently sued the platform for violating securities law after its subscriber growth reached an all-time low and the stock value crashed, making the picture bleaker. It’s not surprising that the platform had a change of heart about bringing advertising to its platform. The decision puts the platform in the same category as its competitors, HBO Max, Amazon’s Freevee, and Disney+, who want to offer cheaper, ad-enabled content to consumers. It also addresses the company’s issue of slow revenue growth. “Those who have followed Netflix know that I’ve been against the complexity of advertising and a big fan of the simplicity of subscription, But as much as I’m a fan of that, I’m a bigger fan of consumer choice.” co-CEO Reed Hastings What Do Advertisers Think? The advertising community had mixed reactions to the announcement. Long commercials are not an option on streaming platforms like Netflix. The ads run only for a few minutes every hour to retain the viewer experience. Despite this, advertisers are excited to target Netflix’s rich audience of over 200 million. There is no clarity on who will sell the ads and how the campaigns will be managed. Only time will tell how Netflix’s move will affect its subscribers and the advertising market. The company will keep ad-free tiers for subscribers who wish to enjoy high-quality ad-free content. It may change its subscription plans to offer low-cost plans with ads and minimize password sharing. There is no set timeline or regions decided for implementing these plans. The company hopes that this “consumer choice” to choose a cheaper plan will revive its subscriber growth graph. What Comes Next? Though Netflix has done the unexpected, it is giving well-established ad-funded broadcasters and streaming platforms a reason to worry. As of now, the potential for a low-cost VOD service equipped with ads is huge for advertisers. Once the plans are introduced, new audience profiles will emerge. Advertisers will want to understand and target them. As an ad platform, Netflix’s performance will only be understood through testing and learning.

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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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GumGum Introduces Mindset Matrix - A Framework For the Future of Digital Advertising Without Personal Data

GumGum | March 04, 2022

GumGum, a contextual-first advertising technology company, introduces The Mindset Matrix, a framework for the future of digital advertising outlining how advertisers can deliver engaging and effective ad campaigns, in current and emerging environments, without the need of the cookie or personal data. The industry is moving into a new era, one that requires a shift in how advertisers think about reaching and connecting with people in digital environments. Rather than base their targeting efforts off past behaviors - the future of digital advertising will rely on meeting people in the moment and aligning advertisements with someone’s present frame of mind. “The truth is we don’t need to know who you are in order to deliver relevant and effective advertising. As human beings we naturally move in micro-moments, floating from one topic to another. We believe that digital advertising should be able to move with us and be something, helps us find what we need or didn’t even know we needed, and that adds to the overall experience. The Mindset Matrix is a framework that helps advertisers make that shift, while being just as effective and doesn’t require the use of personal data,” said GumGum’s, CEO, Phil Schraeder. The Mindset Matrix framework, defined as the environment in which ad effectiveness develops, is made up of three components: True Contextual Understanding: Uses all the signals within an environment (text, image, video, audio) to understand the entire digital environment, allowing advertisers the ability to put the right ad in the right context (place, time, near a related topic etc.), and increases ad relevance with more precision. Smart Ad Creatives: Creative can be smarter now with the support of contextual and attention. These smart ads create a cohesive experience between content and advertisement that enhance the audience's experience rather than detract from it. Attention Measurement & Optimization: Measuring the actual attention an ad drives is a human centric, quality metric that captures a person’s relative interest (or not) in that ad at that moment. As such, it’s a remarkable feedback loop on ad relevance and proof that we’ve found the match between the right creative and the right context. “Each of these components are individually important aspects of any ad campaign but when tied together have the opportunity to influence and inform the other, creating a powerful understanding of a person's frame of mind in each unique digital environment. This model allows advertisers to meet people when they are in an active frame of mind — the right headspace to pay attention and take action – and do so in a way that is cookieless, identity free and future proof,” Schraeder goes on to say. Through robust company development and strategic acquisitions, GumGum has demonstrated a clear understanding of the importance of the Mindset Matrix in advertising. The Mindset Matrix should be used as a foundation by advertisers as a marketing playbook of the future. About GumGum GumGum is a global technology and media company specializing in contextual intelligence. For over a decade, we have applied our proven machine learning expertise to extract value from digital content for the advertising and sports industries. Our proprietary contextual intelligence engine uses computer vision and natural language processing technologies to scan text, images and videos when evaluating digital content. Combining our contextual advertising intelligence with proprietary high-impact ad formats, GumGum’s advertising solutions deliver industry leading efficiency, accuracy and performance.

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SpringServe Powering Video Advertising on SXSW TV Apps

SpringServe | March 03, 2022

SpringServe, the leading ad serving platform for connected TV (CTV), today announced a strategic collaboration with SXSW, to power inventory on their video on demand content, both online and on the SXSW TV apps. SpringServe’s advanced ad serving and inventory management technology helps publishers streamline their monetization to capture the full value of their inventory, all while ensuring high quality ad experiences. SXSW will leverage SpringServe to ensure high-quality in-app video advertising experiences for attendees. "We created SXSW TV to provide our audience with a premium viewing experience wherever they are. SpringServe’s industry-leading technology has allowed us to effortlessly connect our sponsors to our audience in new and exciting ways," said Justin Bankston, CTO, SXSW. With their online schedule and connected TV apps, SXSW is able to bring its amazing content directly to attendees, whether they are in the audience in Austin or on the other side of the world. The chronological and geographic barriers have all come down, for both the creators who make the event, and the audience eager to learn from them. In the same way the physical event provides value by connecting sponsors to attendees, they will also benefit from visibility on SXSW TV and the online schedule. “SpringServe’s platform can be used across any video environment. As the industry is gathering together, we’re thrilled to be a part of such a large-scaled event like SXSW, helping presenters reach consumers on the go. With SpringServe, SXSW will deliver a superior consumer and advertiser experience, ensuring high-quality video engagement,” Joe Hirsch, General Manager, SpringServe. About SpringServe SpringServe, now part of Magnite, is the leading independent ad serving platform, purpose-built for OTT, CTV and video advertising. Its software offers a full stack of ad serving, optimization and automation solutions that make video ad serving smarter across devices. Trusted by leading publishers & advanced TV distributors, its platform delivers control, transparency, and analytics to increase ad performance and revenue from media sales. About SXSW SXSW dedicates itself to helping creative people achieve their goals. Founded in 1987 in Austin, Texas, SXSW is best known for its conference and festivals that celebrate the convergence of the interactive, film, and music industries. An essential destination for global professionals, the event features sessions, showcases, screenings, exhibitions, and a variety of networking opportunities. SXSW proves that the most unexpected discoveries happen when diverse topics and people come together.

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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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GumGum Introduces Mindset Matrix - A Framework For the Future of Digital Advertising Without Personal Data

GumGum | March 04, 2022

GumGum, a contextual-first advertising technology company, introduces The Mindset Matrix, a framework for the future of digital advertising outlining how advertisers can deliver engaging and effective ad campaigns, in current and emerging environments, without the need of the cookie or personal data. The industry is moving into a new era, one that requires a shift in how advertisers think about reaching and connecting with people in digital environments. Rather than base their targeting efforts off past behaviors - the future of digital advertising will rely on meeting people in the moment and aligning advertisements with someone’s present frame of mind. “The truth is we don’t need to know who you are in order to deliver relevant and effective advertising. As human beings we naturally move in micro-moments, floating from one topic to another. We believe that digital advertising should be able to move with us and be something, helps us find what we need or didn’t even know we needed, and that adds to the overall experience. The Mindset Matrix is a framework that helps advertisers make that shift, while being just as effective and doesn’t require the use of personal data,” said GumGum’s, CEO, Phil Schraeder. The Mindset Matrix framework, defined as the environment in which ad effectiveness develops, is made up of three components: True Contextual Understanding: Uses all the signals within an environment (text, image, video, audio) to understand the entire digital environment, allowing advertisers the ability to put the right ad in the right context (place, time, near a related topic etc.), and increases ad relevance with more precision. Smart Ad Creatives: Creative can be smarter now with the support of contextual and attention. These smart ads create a cohesive experience between content and advertisement that enhance the audience's experience rather than detract from it. Attention Measurement & Optimization: Measuring the actual attention an ad drives is a human centric, quality metric that captures a person’s relative interest (or not) in that ad at that moment. As such, it’s a remarkable feedback loop on ad relevance and proof that we’ve found the match between the right creative and the right context. “Each of these components are individually important aspects of any ad campaign but when tied together have the opportunity to influence and inform the other, creating a powerful understanding of a person's frame of mind in each unique digital environment. This model allows advertisers to meet people when they are in an active frame of mind — the right headspace to pay attention and take action – and do so in a way that is cookieless, identity free and future proof,” Schraeder goes on to say. Through robust company development and strategic acquisitions, GumGum has demonstrated a clear understanding of the importance of the Mindset Matrix in advertising. The Mindset Matrix should be used as a foundation by advertisers as a marketing playbook of the future. About GumGum GumGum is a global technology and media company specializing in contextual intelligence. For over a decade, we have applied our proven machine learning expertise to extract value from digital content for the advertising and sports industries. Our proprietary contextual intelligence engine uses computer vision and natural language processing technologies to scan text, images and videos when evaluating digital content. Combining our contextual advertising intelligence with proprietary high-impact ad formats, GumGum’s advertising solutions deliver industry leading efficiency, accuracy and performance.

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SpringServe Powering Video Advertising on SXSW TV Apps

SpringServe | March 03, 2022

SpringServe, the leading ad serving platform for connected TV (CTV), today announced a strategic collaboration with SXSW, to power inventory on their video on demand content, both online and on the SXSW TV apps. SpringServe’s advanced ad serving and inventory management technology helps publishers streamline their monetization to capture the full value of their inventory, all while ensuring high quality ad experiences. SXSW will leverage SpringServe to ensure high-quality in-app video advertising experiences for attendees. "We created SXSW TV to provide our audience with a premium viewing experience wherever they are. SpringServe’s industry-leading technology has allowed us to effortlessly connect our sponsors to our audience in new and exciting ways," said Justin Bankston, CTO, SXSW. With their online schedule and connected TV apps, SXSW is able to bring its amazing content directly to attendees, whether they are in the audience in Austin or on the other side of the world. The chronological and geographic barriers have all come down, for both the creators who make the event, and the audience eager to learn from them. In the same way the physical event provides value by connecting sponsors to attendees, they will also benefit from visibility on SXSW TV and the online schedule. “SpringServe’s platform can be used across any video environment. As the industry is gathering together, we’re thrilled to be a part of such a large-scaled event like SXSW, helping presenters reach consumers on the go. With SpringServe, SXSW will deliver a superior consumer and advertiser experience, ensuring high-quality video engagement,” Joe Hirsch, General Manager, SpringServe. About SpringServe SpringServe, now part of Magnite, is the leading independent ad serving platform, purpose-built for OTT, CTV and video advertising. Its software offers a full stack of ad serving, optimization and automation solutions that make video ad serving smarter across devices. Trusted by leading publishers & advanced TV distributors, its platform delivers control, transparency, and analytics to increase ad performance and revenue from media sales. About SXSW SXSW dedicates itself to helping creative people achieve their goals. Founded in 1987 in Austin, Texas, SXSW is best known for its conference and festivals that celebrate the convergence of the interactive, film, and music industries. An essential destination for global professionals, the event features sessions, showcases, screenings, exhibitions, and a variety of networking opportunities. SXSW proves that the most unexpected discoveries happen when diverse topics and people come together.

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