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Ads.txt: The once and future savior of programmatic?

It sounds simple — publishers put a text file on their web servers that list all the companies that are authorized to sell their ad space. Programmatic platforms do something similar to confirm which publisher’s space they are authorized to sell. Ad buyers make sure both match up, and ad fraud is thwarted. Simple it […]

When Branding Met Technology: Takeaways from Brand Smart 2018

Yesterday’s brand narrative just doesn’t work in today’s marketing landscape. There are plenty of reasons for this, but one factor rises above the rest: technology has changed the game. New technologies have introduced more sources of value for many companies — as well as more challenges, learning curves, and potential disruptors. To create a brand […]

GDPR to make marketing data scarcer — but also better

General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is almost here, and concerns about how it will affect the supply of data used in marketing are palpable. The regulation will likely not impact all data in the same way, however. The amount of first-party data — that which companies collect themselves — may decrease as people exercise their […]

Search is now three dimensional. Is your brand ready?

For years, our only option for making an online search was through our fingertips. While most searches still occur that way (despite the frustration this can cause on smaller mobile screens), search is finally changing thanks to two added dimensions: Voice search Over 20% of searches conducted on Google are now done by voice. This […]

ABM Strategies: One Size Does Not Fit All

Despite the uptick in recent buzz, account-based marketing (ABM) is by no means a new strategy. However, the growth of digital marketing tools and tactics has led to more variety in how to market. When one thinks of ABM, the initial thought may be along the lines of simply scouting out new, major accounts and […]

Native Advertising: Tips for Top Performance

You’ve seen it before: the sponsored content on Facebook and Instagram; the editorial on your favorite news site that plugs a certain product or company — often marked with a “sponsor content” tag up top; even all those nice BMWs in your favorite movie (strange how everyone seems to be driving one, right?). These are […]

How an “Excel sheet on steroids” could change marketing forever

If you haven’t heard of blockchain, you will. This bleeding- edge ledger is already being used to track transactions in cryptographically verified sequences (i.e., “blocks”) globally. The result is a rock solid data integrity and a definitive record of who owns what and when. The much-hyped cryptocurrency Bitcoin runs on blockchain, but the technology has […]

Why Google Premier Partners Get More Value from AdWords

For marketers, Google is more than just a search engine. It’s a critical part of successful digital marketing. Research from Forrester indicates that 71% of buyers begin their purchase journeys with an online search. Clearly, marketers have a vested interest in featuring their solutions in search, where buyers are looking — and Google AdWords can help […]

Facebook’s Overheated Market for Advertising

Facebook’s rapid monetization has been something to behold. The company had $6.2 billion in advertising revenue in the second quarter of this year alone. It is, however, becoming a victim of its own success. According to Facebook’s CFO, the company has about maxed out on the number of ads it can show users in the […]

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