Ford | May 17, 2021
Ford is now patenting a technology that can take these roadside advertisements and deliver them directly to your car's infotainment system.
The company intends to use the cameras that are now standard on many cars to train them to recognize advertisements on billboards. The device would also go so far as to provide links to the brands advertised on billboards as well as contact information to call to get the products.
Ford could argue that it solves the problem of billboard accessibility. True, most billboards display product advertisements that do not provide specifics about where to purchase these products or how much they cost. Ford's latest infotainment interface would solve this conundrum.
Ford might also collaborate with advertising agencies or billboard companies to ensure that the infotainment ads appear before the billboard. So, if you're driving and see a McDonald's ahead, your system may display an advertisement for a delicious McDonald's burger.
Demandbase | November 19, 2021
Today Demandbase, the B2B go-to-market leader, breaks ground with new Audience Management Destinations for Demandbase One that bring the power of account intelligence to social advertising. B2B marketers will be able to reach account-based targets on traditionally consumer platforms, including Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Google, YouTube, Bing, and Adobe, as well as an expanded integration with LinkedIn. This new functionality is yet another way Demandbase enables marketers to personalize the buying experience, recognizing that members of an account-based buying committee are individuals, as well as business professionals. Today's announcement is part of Demandbase's mission to transform how B2B companies go to market, with Demandbase One as the essential orchestration hub.
We're constantly learning about how the B2B buyer thinks and acts, and this new account-based social targeting functionality plays a role in reaching buyers more holistically. By viewing the buyer not just as someone within a target account or in a buying committee, we recognize that buyers are individuals, too. This mindset shift — and the corresponding ability to engage with them as such across business and social platforms — gives our customers yet another advantage in today's B2B go-to-market landscape."
Jon Miller, chief marketing and product officer at Demandbase.
Demandbase's new Destinations will enable customers to use selectors, first-party data, third-party data, intent, technographics, activities and more to define an audience in Demandbase, then specifically target those buyers across the business and social web. The end result is a highly consistent customer experience across social networks and other platforms.
Demandbase is the only solution that lets you run people and account-based plays from one system. You can target a precise audience through our segmentation and data orchestration engine, then automatically apply the most effective sales and marketing tactics to advance the account in its journey, across every touchpoint and with the most relevant messages. For example, you will be able to target in-market accounts with paid ads, and automatically add these accounts to an audience in the new people-based Destinations to ensure a consistent message to your target audiences on Facebook, Twitter, Google, or other channels — and all while adhering to privacy guidelines.
"With the new integrations, we'll now be able to automatically orchestrate account-based experiences across all networks and platforms," says Oleg A. Solodyankin, CEO at Ignitium. "We're looking forward to helping revenue teams drive more pipeline with Demandbase."
Demandbase is transforming the way B2B companies go-to-market. Demandbase One is the most complete suite of B2B go-to-market solutions, connecting the leading account-based experience, advertising, sales intelligence, and B2B data solutions so Marketing and Sales teams at the biggest and fastest-growing companies can collaborate faster, share intelligence, and experience explosive growth.
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DHgate | November 30, 2021
China's leading B2B cross-border e-commerce marketplace DHgate and Google recently announced the launch of a joint advertisement solution to make it faster and easier for exporters to market overseas to drive online sales.
This solution, which is called Huitou Advertising Platform and also marks first of its kind in China, has significantly lowered the barrier for 2.3 million sellers on DHgate, most of whom are micro, small, and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs). With this solution, sellers can carry effective marketing campaigns, leveraging Google Shopping and Google Smart Shopping, in over 200 different countries and regions across the world.
With Huitou, Google’s ads solution offering will be seamlessly integrated into DHgate's marketing platform for sellers, alongside other established advertising tools offered by the e-commerce company.
It is thus easily accessible within DHgate's portal for sellers or an external portal outside the e-commerce marketplace, sparing sellers' needs to register a Google account.
Huitou allows each of the sellers on the DHgate platform to set an advertisement plan, including budget, timing, and the destination country within minutes, and execute this plan conveniently and efficiently.
Moreover, Huitou offers data such as clicks and deal values for DHgate sellers to better analyse advertisement results.
"Google has been committed to developing innovative and helpful digital marketing tools and services for many years," said Bai Yong, head of Channel Partner at Google Greater China. "We are excited to collaborate with DHgate, to leverage its foresight in building innovative marketing services to better empower its sellers, and we look forward to the improved performance and efficiency of their overseas marketing with this brand-new solution."
Huitou comes at the right time for DHgate sellers as China's cross-border e-commerce import and export have witnessed a 20.1% year-on-year growth in the first three quarters of this year, according to data released by the General Administration of Customs.
This cooperation with Google is also a significant breakthrough for DHgate in attracting buyers worldwide and enriching marketing scenes for cross-border sellers."
Li Wei, general manager of the marketing center at DHgate.
Before this collaboration, Google had already been one of the most critical channels for cross-border businesses to reach customers worldwide. DHgate, based on its 17 years of data insight accumulation and algorithm iteration, has been the leading company in leveraging search engines to boost sales.
According to SimilarWeb data, in 2020, 45.4% of the total traffic of DHgate came from Google and other search engines, higher than the percentage of 33.5% for the following B2B cross-border e-commerce company.
"We believe, Huitou, which combines Google Ads' merits and DHgate's data, technology advantages over these years, is bound to provide an enjoyable user experience to DHgate sellers." Li added.
Founded in 2004, DHgate has become the leading B2B cross-border e-commerce marketplace in China. Through our global operations and offices, including in the USA and UK, we reach millions of people with trusted products and services. As of December 31, 2020, DHgate served more than 36 million registered buyers from 223 countries and regions by connecting them to over 2.3 million sellers in China and other countries, with over 25 million live listings on the platform annually.