IAS | September 28, 2020
Integral Ad Science (IAS), the global leader in digital ad verification, today announced the first platform-wide agreement with the Microsoft Audience Network to exclusively provide brand safety for native ads across desktop and mobile web. This integration uses IAS's predictive technology and real-time data to ensure that all campaigns activated through the Microsoft Audience Network are brand safe on a pre-bid basis. Microsoft's Audience Network reaches millions of customers through Microsoft owned and operated sites like MSN, Outlook.com and Microsoft Edge, as well as trusted third-party publishers. With IAS's pre-bid integration, advertisers will now have an additional layer of brand protection to confidently deliver their messages in trusted environments. The integration, which comes at no added cost to marketers, will automatically filter out high-risk inventory before the bid is even placed, further enhancing the Microsoft Audience Network's offerings of contextual native placements. "I'm thrilled that IAS is the first platform-wide brand safety partner across the Microsoft Audience Network. This means that we can provide the highest level of brand safety coverage for marketers across this inventory," said Lisa Utzschneider, Chief Executive Officer, IAS. "The best part, IAS brand safety controls are automatically included for every Microsoft Audience Network advertiser at no incremental cost to them." With consumers spending more time online than ever before, it is crucial for marketers to make connections with their respective audiences in high-quality trusted environments in order to get strong returns from their media investment. In a time when performance and efficiency are top-of-mind, IAS gives advertisers the most accurate and comprehensive coverage to ensure their message makes the maximum impact.
Crystalead | February 16, 2021
During the previous several months, a sharp rise in digital marketing activity was recorded around the world. Therefore, Crystalead, a dominant firm in the industry, has announced that it is taking measures to enhance exposure to digital content distributed through the organization's platform. Presently, advertisers deciding to work with Crystalead enjoy a much larger potential audience, accordingly upgrading possibilities of profit from digital marketing.
This measure is a result of agreements between Crystalead and dominant online publishers, enabling Crystalead's content to reach new audiences. "The fact that we are seeing a rise in demand for our online advertising platform," commented Crystalead spokesperson Jonathan Greenwood, "does not in any way mean that we're going to stop improving it. Quite the contrary - with our clients' trust at our backs, we are continuing to better the services we provide."
Ensuring visibility in a virtual reality
Crystalead has gained worldwide recognition for bringing lead generation, as a methods for earning a income for freelancers, to the spot it is today. With Crystalead's platform, digital marketers can give their skills to work, and offer services to organizations searching for new clientele online. The platform is a simple, 3-step mechanism which makes advertising content in accordance with the marketer's desire, and spreads it effectively to partner publishers around the world.
Founded in 2020, digital marketing firm Crystalead has already managed to base its status as a world-renowned name in the industry, with a growing number of users choosing to sign up for the company's services every month. Due to its fast rise to dominance, the company announced toward the end of last year that it would be taking steps to broaden services and options offered to clients, as well as to upgrade its platform's accessibility and the support it provides. In 2021, Crystalead continues to enjoy favorable feedback from customers, as can be seen in reviews posted on leading consumer websites.
Procter & Gamble | July 12, 2021
It is an understatement to suggest that Australians' shopping habits have fundamentally changed in the last year. Cartology, a subsidiary of Woolworths Group, collaborated with FMCG research firm Advantage Group to survey 40 of Australia's FMCG leaders about the changing environment of customer needs and engagement. Their resounding response was that digital is the new front door of a retail company, and the new world is one driven by the customer. Woolworths' insights support this as well.
Woolworths, Cartology, and brands will explore how the industry responds to a year of customer transformation in a three-part series.
Zulfiqar Mahar, vice president marketing for P&G Australia and New Zealand, says that the fast-moving consumer goods business has seen massive shifts in customer behavior over the last year, with many of those habits and routines here to stay. The shift to digital platforms in the way consumers search for, engage with, and purchase brands have been a recurring topic among Australian shoppers.
Mahar's main takeaway is that customer-centricity is even more important in times of uncertainty and change.
P&G has adapted to seismic changing consumer behavior by reinventing how it builds brands. For example, consumers today see ten times as many advertising messages as they did a decade ago. Thus P&G needed to rethink advertising, including making messages more impactful and with less clutter.
P&G's ability to bring content to life in digital environments and beyond has never been more essential in this context. P&G wants to expand the amount of pull-based content it wants customers to engage with, and that content must be personalized to the context and media platform for each consumer group. According to Mahar, P&G's successful examples of this approach include Gillette Direct, the Oral B AI app, and the Olay Skin Advisor, which offer the company more direct, one-on-one engagement with consumers.
In addition, the way messages are conveyed via media platforms has been reinvented to provide mass reach with targeted precision - no easy accomplishment for a company whose goods are used by 95% of the population; it is a case of effectively conveying a message with regularity while avoiding wastage.
Personalization is also important since customers want brands to interact with them directly, but there is a need to avoid being too familiar, according to Mahar.
Key trends have also influenced P&G's marketing approach in digital adoption and usage. As customers gain confidence in shopping online, they seek products to buy and depend on the views of other product users. P&G aims to integrate search across many platforms, including stores, to answer all of the questions customers have about brands, providing a seamless experience that is also more efficient.
P&G is also attempting to increase efficiency and effectiveness in digital media and advertising spending in e-commerce by matching content with context to maximize relevance and attention.
All of P&G's marketing, advertising, and digital strategy changes are viewed through the critical lens of customer-centricity.