IAS Holiday Shopping Data Shows Contextually Relevant Ads Will Be Key for Advertisers This Holiday Season

Integral Ad Science | September 23, 2020

IAS Holiday Shopping Data Shows Contextually Relevant Ads Will Be Key for Advertisers This Holiday Season
Integral Ad Science (IAS), the global leader in digital ad verification, today released results from its 2020 consumer study on holiday shopping habits. Key findings from the study show that this year consumers are relying on online shopping and digital ads to find the perfect gifts for their friends and families this holiday season. Given the effects of the global pandemic and accompanying social distancing measures, consumer habits are shifting to account for these new realities. Almost eight in ten US consumers report that they have concerns about shopping in physical stores during the upcoming holidays due to COVID-19. Notably, 85% of US consumers now expect to do most or all of their holiday shopping online, with 48% intending to do so via their mobile device. With many holiday shoppers avoiding physical stores to some degree, advertisers can look to meet consumer needs by focusing their marketing efforts on placing contextually relevant digital ads in safe and suitable environments. 89% of consumers reported that they find online advertising important in discovering new products and promotions, while 31% said they believe that they are more receptive to ads during the holiday season.

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That’s why the targeting options are so crucial. They’re foundational to your ability to deliver creative, specialized ads to the groups of people most likely to become your customers. If that ability is a sandwich, Facebook’s targeting options are the roast beef, the peanut butter, the mustard, AND the sour cream. Allow us to address the elephant in the room: this is a tad overwhelming. Across demographics, behaviors, interests, and connections, there are a ton of Facebook targeting options. If you look over our infographic and feel as if you have no idea where to begin, you’re not alone.


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Mobiquity Technologies, Inc. Expands its Service Offerings on its MobiExchange SaaS Platform

Mobiquity Technologies | December 24, 2021

Mobiquity Technologies, Inc.(NASDAQ: MOBQ) (the “Company”), a leading provider of next-generation advertising, today announced new service offerings for MobiExchange (www.mobiexchange.com), the Company’s SaaS platform for digital advertising and data services. MobiExchange is one of the fastest, easiest, and most affordable ways for small and medium size brands and advertising agencies to enhance and manage a digital media campaign. MobiExchange is a SaaS platform for digital advertising and data services, specifically designed for non-technical personnel to assist them in reaching their target audiences. MobiExchange allows advertisers to turn their offline data in actionable data within minutes and does it without incurring the burden of an expensive in-house tech team. MobiExchange has recently added political audiences to its already existing consumer and automotive audiences, which means political advertisers can now onboard their offline data to MobiExchange and create targetable audiences and look-a-like audiences to be used with their programmatic media buying campaigns. These targetable audiences can then be instantly used directly on the Company’s Advangelists Platform or can be exported and used on a variety of 3rd party platforms, creating a true one-stop seamless service. Glenn Davis, Managing Partner, BW Strategy Group (“BWSG”), said, “BWSG embraces technology to help campaigns and businesses tell their story to the right audience. Mobiquity's platform has given us the ability to micro-target custom audiences with ease and has increased our ad placement efficiency by aggregating OTT, CTV, and digital web placements all inside one platform.” We have worked closely with a number of clients that utilize our solutions to help political campaigns better target their voters. With the recent addition of political audiences to our MobiExchange capabilities, we look forward to engage with more agencies like BWSG that are seeking better tools to help campaigns micro-target voter groups with the right message.” Dean Julia, CEO of Mobiquity Technologies About Mobiquity Technologies Mobiquity Technologies, Inc. is a next generation, Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) company for data and advertising. The Company maintains one of the largest audience databases available to advertisers and marketers through its data services division. Mobiquity Technologies’ Advangelists subsidiary provides programmatic advertising technologies and insights on consumer behavior.

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Best Buy Launches New Advertising Business, Best Buy Ads

Best Buy | January 04, 2022

For decades, Best Buy has been helping customers discover, try, and buy some of the most innovative products out there. No one knows consumer technology — and has the deep relationships with the people who buy it — like we do. That’s why we’re excited to announce Best Buy Ads, our new in-house media company that will help shoppers discover products, services, and offers. With our deep customer insights, we will partner with relevant brands in a variety of new and holistic ways, to provide meaningful messages at the right time. We interact with our customers three billion times a year — in our stores, in their homes, and online. These relationships last longer and run deeper than most. Knowing our customers on this level means we can help other brands cut through the clutter with advertising that won’t waste our customers’ time. With Best Buy Ads, we can show more of what interests our customers, when it interests them, and even help them save money. Whether a brand sells products at Best Buy or offers complementary products and solutions our customers need, we can help them reach their audience on our own channels (think BestBuy.com or in-store) and on external sites with a broad portfolio of offerings. We have spent the past few years building a business that can analyze the data from our customer relationships and recommend relevant ways to connect with customers based on cutting-edge data science and analytics. It’s an innovative approach to advertising, in line with the innovative tech we sell. Just what you’d expect from Best Buy. Diversifying an industry, creating equitable opportunities There’s more to Best Buy Ads than connecting brands with shoppers, including an important focus on inclusion and diversity. In the advertising industry alone, according to labor market data, 73% of hires are white. We’ve pledged to do better and, last year, Best Buy unveiled a five-year plan to address underrepresentation and technology inequities as well as create educational and career opportunities for those who need it most. As part of this pledge, we announced that Best Buy will dedicate nearly 10% of its annual media spend to BIPOC media by 2025. With this in mind, and with the help of some of our partners and the Best Buy Foundation, Best Buy Ads is launching an advertising-focused Career Pathways program through our Best Buy Teen Tech Center locations across the country. The goal of this new program is to create opportunities and a pipeline of talented and diverse candidates for future advertising careers. Teens in this program will have access to internships, mentorships with professionals and paid work-based experiences all within the advertising industry.

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UK advertising regulator issues rebukes to crypto industry

UK advertising | December 15, 2021

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Betterbrand Launches Sirius XM Advertising Campaign

Betterbrand | January 06, 2022

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That’s why the targeting options are so crucial. They’re foundational to your ability to deliver creative, specialized ads to the groups of people most likely to become your customers. If that ability is a sandwich, Facebook’s targeting options are the roast beef, the peanut butter, the mustard, AND the sour cream. Allow us to address the elephant in the room: this is a tad overwhelming. Across demographics, behaviors, interests, and connections, there are a ton of Facebook targeting options. If you look over our infographic and feel as if you have no idea where to begin, you’re not alone.

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