Category: Display Advertising Column

Improving the customer experience means getting search right

The role of search is expanding and diversifying at an accelerating pace. In the age of assistance, search is everywhere and embedded within a range of home devices and smartphones. You can search from more places than ever before, through...

/ July 13, 2018

Winning the social media marketing game

Thousands of years ago, clans gathered around fires to share their day’s experiences and to tell stories that established group norms and shaped social organization. Today, the fire’s embers have been replaced by the glow of internet-connected devices, but the...

/ July 13, 2018

Should marketers own programmatic accounts as they do with SEM & Social?

Large marketers spending millions in annual programmatic and digital media spend have a number of good reasons for taking some elements of programmatic media in-house. We’ll talk about the specific pros and cons of doing this later in this article,...

/ July 5, 2018

SMX Advanced recap: Audience targeting in a privacy-centric world

Here is a recap of SMX Advanced session Audience Targeting In A Privacy-Centric World.   The speakers shared new developments in audience targeting and how tracking changes will affect the way you use audience targeting and remarketing. Jillian Nagle, Red Ventures Jill...

/ July 4, 2018

Here’s how to use custom intent audiences in your GDN campaigns

Since its introduction to the Google Display Network last November, custom intent has been a game changer for display advertising. Custom intent allows you to expand outside of predefined audience categories, identifying new prospects that are likely to be in...

/ June 29, 2018

The five facets of media

I recently overheard a conversation amongst a group of interns tasked with mapping the new media landscape: “Uber is clearly a medium, not a service!” argued one eager participant. “It’s a platform that mediates interactions between users; if Facebook and...

/ June 15, 2018

How dynamic creative will (finally) reach the tipping point

In an industry where a lot of lip service is paid to one-to-one marketing and tailoring a brand’s advertising to the individual, far too few brands have harnessed the power of dynamic creative for their campaigns. There’s a simple reason...

/ May 8, 2018

Native isn’t display. Stop treating it like it is.

With consumers installing ad blockers and now browser companies following suit, not to mention ad fraud, domain spoofing, lack of viewability and disastrously poor brand-safety measures as a further body of evidence, let’s be honest with ourselves. Mistakes were made...

/ April 30, 2018

Steering digital messaging with behavioral science insights

The conjoined worlds of business and market research are constantly in flux. Changing media technologies demand new marketing strategies and adaptive research methodologies. Evolution is also driven by the dynamism of consumer needs and attitudes. Ad avoidance, overtaxed attention spans...

/ April 23, 2018

Programmatic is an amazing tool for branding. Here’s how to use it.

Programmatic is not just for conversions; it’s also a valuable part of your branding strategy. Historically, brand awareness strategies have been above-the-line advertising activities: TV, radio, print. These have a wide reach and so are great for upper-funnel marketing strategies....

/ April 9, 2018