Microsoft Advertising Offers Clearer Data on Ad Positions in Search Results

Microsoft | July 02, 2019

Microsoft Advertising will now provide clearer insights on where ads are appearing in Bing search results. To help advertisers better understand which position their ads are being shown in, Microsoft is introducing the following metrics: Top impression share, Top impression share lost to rank, Top impression share lost to budget, Absolute top impression share. A ‘top’ impression refers to any position in the top section of search results. An ‘absolute’ top impression means the ad was the first thing shown in search results. Microsoft is calling these “prominence metrics,” which were formerly known as “share of voice.” They can be viewed in the campaign, ad group, and keyword tabs. Microsoft notes that, with one exception, metrics offered by Microsoft Advertising are nearly identical to Google Ads.

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Are you going to initiate a Facebook advertising campaign? Want to know the different types of ads you can run before you get started?Facebook Ads is becoming a primary part of nearly every social media strategy. It seems to be one of the most instant ways to impact the reach of your content.In this infographic, DSIM shares the types of Facebook ads that you can use for your campaign.

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Are you going to initiate a Facebook advertising campaign? Want to know the different types of ads you can run before you get started?Facebook Ads is becoming a primary part of nearly every social media strategy. It seems to be one of the most instant ways to impact the reach of your content.In this infographic, DSIM shares the types of Facebook ads that you can use for your campaign.

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Kohl’s Expands Advertising Opportunities with Kohl’s Media Network

Kohl’s | July 22, 2022

Kohl’s (NYSE: KSS) today announced the expansion of Kohl’s Media Network (KMN), the company’s in-house retail media agency, to further the company’s advertising opportunities and provide brands, vendors and partners an extensive portfolio of omnichannel media services. The retail media network harnesses Kohl’s omnichannel presence, knowledge of its customer base, and 60-year history in retail to connect brands with their intended audiences and provide valuable business insights that demonstrate measurable results. “Our goal through Kohl’s Media Network is to leverage our vast omnichannel consumer data and insights to create innovative retail media solutions for our partners that connect them directly with personalized audiences,” said Christie Raymond, Kohl’s interim chief marketing officer. “Our goal through Kohl’s Media Network is to leverage our vast omnichannel consumer data and insights to create innovative retail media solutions for our partners that connect them directly with personalized audiences,” said Christie Raymond, Kohl’s interim chief marketing officer. “We look forward to continuing to grow our offerings with KMN to provide industry-leading services that drive business growth for Kohl’s, our partners and ultimately inspire discovery among our customers.” Kohl’s has spent more than six decades connecting with and learning about its customers and today, boasts a loyal and engaged customer base of more than 65 million. Kohl’s shoppers visit the website over 1.7 billion times annually and engage across email, the Kohl’s App and in the company’s more than 1,100 stores, offering extensive reach across channels. Kohl’s strong customer relationships create unparalleled opportunities for increased inspiration and discovery of relevant products through non-intrusive advertising while driving new revenue streams for the company. Kohl’s Media Network provides a platform for the company to leverage its data assets, loyalty program, media buys and sales channels into revenue and strong results for advertising partners. Reaching Loyal Shoppers Throughout Their Journey With nearly two billion site visits per year and millions of active, engaged customers and loyalty members, Kohl’s channels are strong advertising platforms with the data to serve relevant content to targeted custom audiences. Kohl’s has built deep relationships with its customers, and advertisers can work with Kohl’s Media Network to create awareness, influence, engagement, and ultimately drive conversion with the Kohl’s customer through the full digital media suite. KMN enables brands to share their own story and advertise on Kohl’s digital platforms and through off-site digital advertising. On-site channels include sponsored product ads, brand pages, email ads, and Kohl’s App push notifications. Off-site channels include paid social and influencer ads, off-site display ads, video, and streaming audio. Expanding KMN to Drive Growth Kohl’s Media Network continues to evolve through strategic partnerships that enable innovation, new capabilities and insights. To drive further results, KMN has continued to expand with new enhancements including cross-targeting, industry-leading omnichannel data integration and closed-loop reporting. The company continues to make progress and develop best-in-class product offerings that create more ways for advertisers to engage with their audiences. Kohl’s Media Network has already seen great success with key partners such as adidas, Bali, Carter’s and Levi’s, and expects continued growth in the coming years. To learn more about Kohl’s Media Network, visit Advertising.Kohls.com. About Kohl’s Kohl’s (NYSE: KSS) is a leading omnichannel retailer. With more than 1,100 stores in 49 states and the online convenience of Kohls.com and the Kohl's App, Kohl's offers amazing national and exclusive brands at incredible savings for families nationwide. Kohl’s is uniquely positioned to deliver against its strategy and its vision to be the most trusted retailer of choice for the active and casual lifestyle. Kohl’s is committed to progress in its diversity and inclusion pledges, and the company's environmental, social and corporate governance (ESG) stewardship. For a list of store locations or to shop online, visit Kohls.com. For more information about Kohl’s impact in the community or how to join our winning team, visit Corporate.Kohls.com or follow @KohlsNews on Twitter.

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Dentsu Launches Contextual Targeting Tool

Dentsu | June 09, 2022

Dentsu is launching a new Contextual Intelligence tool across its U.S. media agencies. Contextual targeting has gained relevance as Apple and Google take moves to limit web monitoring. Contextual Intelligence uses unique algorithms to link brand targets with content across Carat, Dentsu X, and iProspect. Five clients have already utilized the tool. Dentsu reports that the return on investment for one company, the luxury jewelry store Pandora, was 24 times larger than any other Valentine's Day test advertising technique. Katie Nevin, Pandora's paid social and programmatic coordinator, referred to Contextual Intelligence as "a competitive advantage as we strive to earn increasingly limited attention in the market." Akash Jairath, chief product officer of Dentsu Media, U.S., said, "The tool starts by assigning content labels to URLs based on users inputting keywords, phrases and other URLs they've identified as relevant to their customers. The Competitive Intelligence tool fine-tunes those targets and pushes a list target URLs to demand-side platforms for programmatic buys." Akash Jairath, chief product officer of Dentsu Media, U.S., said, "The tool starts by assigning content labels to URLs based on users inputting keywords, phrases and other URLs they've identified as relevant to their customers. The Competitive Intelligence tool fine-tunes those targets and pushes a list target URLs to demand-side platforms for programmatic buys." Jairath further stated, "Given the impending loss of cookies in Chrome and restrictions on targeting in the Apple ecosystem, contextual targeting is definitely getting more interest from clients." Much of this sophistication and data science is contextual, so it has become a more precise instrument than a crude one. Yet another advantage of contextual targeting is when it misses the mark, maybe not reaching a known client or past website visitor, but instead reaching those with similar interests who may become new customers for a company. Akash Jairath, chief product officer of Dentsu Media, U.S., said, "It started out with people thinking of it as waste, but it's really a halo effect. That's thought to work well for branding, but even from a performance standpoint, it certainly has a halo effect."

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Amazon to Share Cashierless Store Data with Brands and Advertisers

Amazon | June 30, 2022

Amazon.com Inc. developed cashierless technology to expedite trips to the grocery store or convenience store. It now wants to use the tracking system to assist brands and advertisers in determining how to sell more products. The company announced plans to share data from its shopper-tracking cameras and sensors in a blog post on Wednesday. Among other things, Amazon would tell brands how many people bought an item pulled from a shelf, how many returned it, and how many bought it later on Amazon.com. The Store Analytics initiative essentially extends the data-mining capabilities of e-commerce to physical stores. Amazon's "Just Walk Out" technology, which was launched in 2018 after years of internal development, is now available in more than 50 Amazon retail locations, including Amazon Go convenience stores and Amazon Fresh grocery stores. The network of overhead cameras and shelf sensors automatically registers and bills shoppers as they exit. If brands find the data useful, Amazon may be able to recoup the enormous costs associated with developing and operating the technology. People working on the project and at competing companies developing cashierless systems have long speculated that data on what items customers consider and how they navigate stores could be profitable. But, according to retail analysts, cashierless shopping is a technological marvel but not yet a commercial success. Brands will have access to details on how their products are discovered, considered, and purchased in applicable stores to help them inform decisions related to selection, promotions, and ad campaigns, according to the blog. The program may resurrect privacy concerns about Amazon's cashierless system. The company stated in the post and accompanying explainer that individual shopper data would not be shared and used the phrase "aggregated and anonymized" ten times. According to Amazon, video and images of shoppers will not be sent to brands, and individual shoppers can opt-out of having their data included in Store Analytics.

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