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IgnitionOne Highlighted in 451 Report: “Cohesion May Be Tough to Match”

IgnitionOne is the recent topic of a positive report from 451 Research, an independent group that focuses on IT innovation in emerging technology segments. The report explores the capabilities of the IgnitionOne DMS offering as well as an analyst’s view of the company’s potential and value. The independent research was not sponsored in any way by IgnitionOne prior to its release.

 The report notes that in a crowded marketplace, IgnitionOne stands out by its ability to blend benefits from both the marketing and advertising sides of the coin.

 “In its audience management platform,” the report states, “IgnitionOne seems to have found a way to link the disparate components of marketing and advertising software with a cohesion that may be tough to match.”

 Download a copy of the report to read more.

Weekly News Roundup

IgnitionOne Redesigns DMS Analytics With Focus On Heat Maps, Speed

IgnitionOne announced an update to the Analytics solution within the Digital Marketing Suite this Thursday. The tool will help marketers improve their workflow and increase reporting speeds. DMS Analytics will add to IgnitionOne’s platform of simplification in the online marketing and advertising industry.

Good Advertising is Good Storytelling

Every successful brand has good storytelling. Where to place the stories is a hard task, in addition to deciding where to spend money. Telling the story on all the platforms they can afford is the ideal situation. “The essence of that story should be a point of difference that is effectively dramatised.” This article notes that it is where (read: digital channels) the stories are told that is critical.

Paid Search Pays Off in a Bigger Way for Online Retailers

Paid search continues to dominate the digital advertising world. The National Retail Federation and Forrester Research Inc. released a report that showed that 76% of e-retailers said the paid search drove up more sales than the year before. 99% of the respondents said that they allocated some of their budget to some sort of PPC advertisements. However, display was also a factor in many companies marketing strategies. 77% of respondents said they spent more on display this year than they did last year. It is exciting to see the growth of digital marketing and how greatly it has changed the marketing world.

Facebook’s Revenue Soars 61% On Mobile Ads

Mobile advertising took off for Facebook, so much that it increased their revenue up 61% since last year. That is $2.91 billion, where active mobile users grew 40%. The mobile industry has continued to make Facebook boom, as it holds the second highest spot after Google in mobile ad earnings. It is evident that Facebook holds itself high on the pedestil for gaining ad performance.

Mobile-Ad Spending Leaps, but Trails User Growth

Mobile ad spend is predicted to gain a much higher outcome and get more money from advertisers than ever before. The article claims that the spending on smartphones and tablets combined will reach 83% and $18 billion in 2014. On the contrast, Newspapers will generate $17 billion, bringing radio at $15.5 billion. industry experts are advocating for marketers to gear their ads towards the mobile world, and focus less on print sources. “As the measurement tools develop, industry experts say marketers will become increasingly comfortable with shifting more money to mobile.”

Mobile Marketing Trends Dominating First Half of 2014

The number of smartphone users is expected to reach 1.75 billion by the end of 2014. There have been some key trends in mobile marketing that came along with this increase of smartphone users. A few key trends have been geo-targeting, the use of micro-content, emails shifting towards mobile first and personalisation of mobile. Sooner, rather than later, mobile will be the number one platform on which companies advertise on.

Most Companies Expect CMO to Lead Digital Transformation

When going through a digital transformaiton, 54% of companies believe it is up to the Cheif Marketing Officer to get the job done efficiently. “The role of marketing is bigger than just awareness and discovery, it’s about the relationship,” said Brian Solis. Companies need to know how to implement their technology in a way that is easy to understand for the marketers.

Mobile Programmatic 101: The Potential (And Challenge) of Mobile

The programmatic ad market is set to grow from $12 million to $32 million in 2017. Adults in the United States are averaging spending two horus and fifty-one minutes each day on their mobile devices. One challenge that mobile poses is the tracking mechanism, seeing as there is no universal cookie that can be used in the mobile environment.

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IgnitionOne Introduces Major Analytics Enhancement

Today we announced a major enhancement to the Digital Marketing SuiteSM (DMS): Analytics 2.0. The new version of the platform offers a new proprietary “Focus Heat Map” to help marketers quickly discern areas of importance based on performance. The new system also increases the speed of reporting by over 50% and adds significant flexibility of analysis of digital marketing and advertising data that marketers need to track and optimize their efforts. With intuitive visualization features, important trends and data points become instantly actionable.

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The offering is foundational for ongoing innovations across IgnitionOne’s analytics solutions from attribution, to media mix modeling, to advanced audience analysis and includes unique differentiated functionality. Key features include:

  • Focus Heat Map, an algorithmic, color-coded schematic showing areas of needed focus, giving marketers a powerful and straightforward way to improve campaign performance.
  • Improved workflow with a simplified interface to see all important data in one place and tools built to tackle huge datasets. Users will save hours of data crunching with new reports and features.
  • Powerful fast reporting with a brand new, charting system delivering data 50% faster. Marketers can also benefit from industry-first insights across attribution models and engagement metrics.
  • Visualization tools that highlight what data is important to identify successes or determine problem areas through robust at-a-glance reporting tools.

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Click here to learn more about Analytics 2.0.

IgnitionOne Adds Support for News Feed Ad Unit on FBX in its Digital Marketing Suite

IgnitionOne is excited to announce a couple of new updates to its Facebook offering:

  • Added support of Page post link ads within News Feed through Facebook Exchange (FBX)
  • Gave marketers the ability to serve consumers a personalized News Feed ad that aligns with their interests with a Dynamic Creative functionality within the Digital Marketing Suite (DMS)

These updates to the DMS give marketers even more ways to reach consumers by leveraging high-profile ad units and displaying relevant messages by using creative that shows products they have engaged with or demonstrated interest in.

Marketers are now able to:

  • Apply predictive portfolio optimization with News Feed ads using SPOT®
  • Create custom Facebook Page posts and News Feed ads within the DMS
  • Customize the creative unit with dynamic insertion of product images, names, descriptions, and pricing
  • Provide organic advertising opportunities by integrating social features (Like, Share, Comment) with display targeted ads

Facebook News Feed ad support is backed by IgnitionOne’s powerful media optimization and DSP capabilities, a part of the integrated DMS, which helps marketers spend smarter, work easier and improve performance. These solutions help marketers manage and optimize paid and natural search, display and Facebook advertising, supported by cross-channel attribution alongside site optimization capabilities that present the right message at the right time to website visitors.

IgnitionOne is a Facebook Preferred Marketing Developer (PMD) for Ads.

Facebook® is a registered trademark of Facebook Inc.

IgnitionOne Introduces Display Capabilities for SPOT Predictive Optimization

Yesterday we announced the industry’s first predictive optimization tool for programmatic display advertising, also known as SPOT, which is an update to IgnitionOne’s Digital Marketing Suite (DMS).

First to offer Predictive Portfolio Optimization for search advertising with SPOT a decade ago, we’re excited to be able to expand this technology within a rapidly growing programmatic display space.

SPOT not only gives marketers the unique ability of forecasting how their campaigns will perform relative to varying budgets, it also automatically optimizes bids at an individual user-level to drive the most conversions at the lowest ad spend.

For its beta, we worked with Motel 6, whose initial test results proved extremely promising as SPOT was revealed to deliver conversions at over 30% less cost when compared to non-SPOT optimized display campaigns. In addition, SPOT drove a 16% increase in conversions within the first 24 hours of impression delivery and a 167% increase in click-based conversions overall.

“Delivering the right message to the right person in the most efficient way helps us connect travelers to clean, comfortable rooms at the most cost-effective price,” said Lance Miceli, Chief Marketing Officer of Motel 6, the national lodging chain and SPOT beta partner. “SPOT’s predictive optimization capability has the potential to be a game changer for our display advertising, especially when it comes to budgeting and how we allocate media buys.”

To learn more about SPOT for Display, click here.

Reflections from iMedia Brand Summit

I just flew through ten meetings with the best of the best in brand marketing executives in under two hours… and boy are my arms tired!  (cue laugh track..)

A quick hello from the iMedia Brand Summit in sunny San Diego, CA.   Along with some excellent opportunities to share the IgnitionOne brand and Digital Marketing Suite concept with today’s digital marketing leaders, there have been a number of good conversations around the imminent intersection of paid channels and distributed content – a challenge that IgnitionOne is here to solve. The ability to follow these channels as they merge together, and optimize  both spend decisions and a customer’s continuous experience with content  holistically through one unified platform is quickly becoming the holy grail for the marketing director responsible for a brand’s digital success and accountability.

Being aware of how customers are changing the way they ingest digital information on a daily basis is just as important as being aware of how, when, and where they are seeing sponsored messaging.  The content of the brand’s message is now in focus, rather than the content surrounding it, as technology brings us closer to the one-on-one conversation with each customer, in a personalized online experience, and further away from the big splash media opportunities of the past.

As David Shing, Digital Prophet at AOL (and probably one of the best speakers I’ve ever seen) said, “none of us walked in here carrying a television today and hardly any of us even walked into that keynote room carrying a laptop.” This mobile mentality has shifted brands’ marketing objectives and goals and advertising must be executed accordingly. Being able to create a continuous, personal, conversation, no matter where you connect with your customer, while tracking and analyzing the touchpoints across screens to a conversion can accelerate a brand and create efficiencies in media spend.

The trend of the conversations at iMedia is that we, as marketers, need to adopt true connected multichannel strategies, as mobile becomes our first screen, and distributed content channels diversify outside of simply owned and earned, or display and search.  Being able to aggregate all of the knowledge about customers’ interactions with a brand as they move throughout their day is ideal. The DMS as a solution for bringing touchpoints together, and being able to make that data actionable to connect in the right place at the right time with each influential customer, is key.  Learn from those interactions and continue the conversation intelligently and informed through cross-screen, cross-channel connected data, no matter which device a customer walked into the room with.

IgnitionOne Nominated for US Search Awards, Digital Impact Awards

We are excited to announce that IgnitionOne’s Digital Marketing Suite has been nominated for the category of Best PPC Management Software in the US Search Awards. This award recognizes “the development of an outstanding management software package that successfully manages and enhances pay per click marketing campaigns.” More information about the  US Search Awards can be found here.

In the UK, IgnitionOne has also been shortlisted in the Digital Impact Awards for Best Use of Digital in Travel and Leisure sector for the use of our marketing automation product with Betfred.

The Digital Impact Awards “is Europe’s largest benchmark of digital stakeholder engagement, celebrating excellence in digital communications.” View the full shortlist here.

Being nominated for these awards is a testament to providing exceptional service and delivering successes to our valued clients.

IgnitionOne’s August Industry Digest

Thought Leadership

Agencies & Tech: Better Out than In?
ExchangeWire
July 22, 2013

Will Margiloff, CEO of IgnitionOne, addresses the question of whether agencies and holding companies should build or buy their own advertising platform technologies, or leave that to specialized, independent technologies.

The Beta Debate
DMS.com
July 1, 2013

Denis Burba, Sr. Media Manager & Katherine Wrobleski, Associate Account Manager discuss the pros and cons of marketers partaking in product betas.

Big Data: How Small Steps to Harnessing Big Data Can Lead to Big Rewards
DMS.com
July 8, 2013

Brittany Lutz, Media Manager at IgnitionOne delves into big data, its continued growth and how it continues to grow. She offers marketers advice on how to make the most of the data they have available.

Generation Gap 4.0
DMS.com
July 30, 2013

Kevin Van den Bosch, Client Services Account Supervisor at IgnitionOne in Belgium, discusses privacy concerns, the drastic change in privacy precautions taken by teens, and the emergence of Web 4.0.

 

IgnitionOne in the News

IgnitionOne to Split from Dentsu In Management-Led Buyout
AdAge
July 2, 2013

IgnitionOne Goes Private, Detaches From Dentsu
MediaPost
July 2, 2013

Ignitionone Takes Full Ownership of Company From Dentsu
The Drum
July 2, 2013

IgnitionOne Gets Independence; Anti-Social Amazon
AdExchanger
July 3, 2013

Strong Quarter for Digital Ads Led by Mobile Search and Programmatic Display
AdOps
July 3, 2013

Marketing Technology Firm Ignitionone Spins Off From Its Owner
Internet Retailer
July 3, 2013

Ignitionone Announces Management Buyout from Dentsu
BtoB
July 3, 2013

Dentsu Issues More Shares, Strengthens Financial Base
MediaPost
July 5, 2013

Accounts and People of Note in the Advertising Industry
NY Times
July 7, 2013

Retailers, Travel Brands Spark Up Mobile Strategies
Brafton
July 8, 2013

Advertisers Double Down on Mobile Paid Search
eMarketer
July 12, 2013

Weekly Furniture World Media Note #81 from Lance Hanish-MobileFirst
Furniture World
July 15, 2013

IgnitionOne Announces Management Buyout, Creating Leading Independent Marketing Technology Company
Econsultancy
July 17, 2013

EBay Flexes Advertising Arm, Launches Its Own Digital Agency
Adotas
July 22, 2013

Ignitionone Appoints Simon Haynes UK MD Following Buyout From Dentsu
The Drum
July 24, 2013

Simon Haynes Appointed UK Managing Director At Newly Independent Ignitionone
Econsultancy
July 24, 2013

Facebook’s Mobile-Ad Boom Provides Model to Social Sites
Bloomberg
July 26, 2013

Publicis Omnicom Creates Uncertainty for Brands
MediaPost
July 29, 2013

IgnitionOne Appoints John Ragals COO, Pushes Tech Efforts
MediaPost
July 31, 2013

 

Industry News

CMOs Pessimistic About Achieving Their Goals? Turn To the Data
Adotas
July 1, 2013

A recent report published by the analyst firm Accenture revealed that 40% of CMOs said they are unprepared to meet their marketing objectives, a 5% increase from 2011. The first step for these CMOs in acheiving their objectives is to accept technology, such as marketing automation, which has had a low adoption rate since its introduction to the industry five years ago.

NRF Predicts Cautious Back-to-School Shopper
MediaPost
July 1, 2013

The state of the economy is predicted to affect the shopping habits of 77% of families with kids in school, clearly having potential impact on ecommerce during the second largest shopping season of the year.

The Marketplace Fairness Act: What To Expect From An Internet Sales Tax
Econsultancy
July 3, 2013

Explains the implications of the Internet Sales Tax as it is on its way to becoming codified and standardized, giving states the authority to obligate remote sellers to collect sales tax in the states where transactions occur, applying to retailers with aggregate annual remote sales of at least $1 million.

Back-to-School Ad Campaigns Start Jarringly Early as Marketers Seek Tight Budgets
AdAge
July 8, 2013

Back-to-school spending accounts for $84 billion in sales, making it the second-biggest season for retailers. Typically beginning mid-July, this year’s back-to-school shopping started prior to Independence Day, sending some e-retailers into a frenzy while others told customers to come back later.

The Ill-Defined Problem of Attribution
MediaPost
July 11, 2013

Argues that although algorithms can assist marketers with attributing appropriate credit to channels and predicting future media buys, human nature is “notoriously tough to predict.”

Forrester: $2.1 Trillion Will Go Into IT Spend In 2013; Apps And The U.S. Lead The Charge
Tech Crunch
July 15, 2013

Forrester Research has now released its annual look at the state of IT spend globally, and analysts project that there will be $2.06 trillion invested across software, hardware, and IT services by enterprises and governments in 2013.

 

Search

How to Break Enhanced Campaigns (and Why You Shouldn’t Bother)
ClickZ
July 1, 2013

Offers advice for marketers who are unhappy with Google Enhanced Campaigns and illustrates how to segment smartphone traffic into separate campaigns.

Microsoft Exploring Options with Facebook
MediaPost
July 2, 2013

Bing and Facebook are working toward implementing ad formats on the social site, allowing members to like an ad. In addition, Bing plans to create product listing ads similar to Google’s PLAs as well as launching click-to-call similar to Skype, along with call-tracking tools.

Taking Search Marketing Further? A Look at Remarketing
MediaPost
July 30, 2013

This article illustrates the three factors that are driving the growth of search remarketing, including appealing to visitors who didn’t convert, up-selling/ cross-selling to existing customers and reaching customers within a given time before or after making a purchase.

 

Display

Portable TV: 10% of Video Views Going To Devices
MediaPost
July 1, 2013

Video views to devices in Q1 rose by 19% over the previous quarter alone, now accounting for 10% of all views, according to Ooyala. The company says video growth on tablets (now between 5% and 6% of all views) and smartphones (more than 4%), is on the same curve as last year when their combined total share doubled between Jan. 1 and Dec. 31. In Q1 2012, mobile devices had only a 4% share.

Programmatic Buying Rises, But Display Ads Decline
MediaPost
July 23, 2013

An analyst report cites a rise in programmatic buying continuing to drive the decline in premium display ad sales.

Real-Time Bidding Deserves Real-Time Insights
Adotas
July 23, 2013

Discusses the importance of real-time analytics that support RTB, highlighting the benefits to buyers, publishers and exchanges.

How Big is FBX Anyway?
AdExchanger
July 25, 2013

In light of recent comments made by Sheryl Sandberg, COO of Facebook, regarding FBX being “a very small part of (Facebook’s) business,” this article notes that although that may be true, FBX “remains important for ad tech companies, specifically because marketers remain deeply committed to retargeting potential customers in the Facebook environment.”

 

Social

LinkedIn Ramps Up Content In Pursuit of Ad Dollars
AdAge
July 2, 2013

Traditionally a place for housing resumes, job-seekers and recruiters, LinkedIn is pitching brands and agencies on its transformation into a content-marketing platform, including its pilot test of “sponsored updates,” its rendition of native ads that appear in users’ news feeds.

Twitter Unveils its Ad Retargeting Effort
All Things D
July 3, 2013

The remarketing effort will allow advertisers to upload an aggregate set of cookie IDs to Twitter’s ad system and ask Twitter to match those with the cookies of users who visit the social network.

Facebook Mobile Swells to 41% of its Ad Sales
ADWEEK
July 24, 2013

Facebook mobile ad sales in Q2 beat Wall Street expectations, accounting for 41% of $1.62 billion in total ad sales, whereas in Q1, mobile ads accounted for 30% of ad sales, indicating that Facebook now understands how to engage users via mobile.

 

Mobile

Mobile Retargeting: Some Just Do It Better
Adotas
July 2, 2013

Discusses the growth of mobile remarketing and offers advice for how marketers can make the most of their remarketing strategies.

North America Dominates Tablet Spend in 2013
AdExchange
July 2, 2013

North America will account for 47% of tablet revenue in 2013, according to a new study by ABI Research, followed by Western Europe at 29% and Asia-Pacific at 21%.

More Than Half of America Has a Smartphone
ADWEEK
July 10, 2013

As of May 2013, 56% of US adults own smartphones, up from 46% in February 2012. This infographic also highlights the percentage within each age group who own smartphones, distribution of smartphone ownership according to income, and more.

Mobile Ad Measurement Rules Finalized
MediaPost
July 11, 2013

The mobile Web ad measurement guidelines outline requirements, such as client-side counting for mobile Web ad impressions to increase consistency with computer-based ad measurement and help to reduce discrepancies in mobile impression counts. With these clear guidelines in place, performance and effectiveness of mobile campaigns can be measured more accurately.

IgnitionOne’s July Digest

Thought Leadership

Has Search Lost Its Luster?
MediaPost
June 3, 2013

Roger Barnette, President of IgnitionOne, discusses the fundamental role of search in the ever-evolving world of digital marketing.

Why Bother with a Search Management Technology?
DMS.com
June 4, 2013

Michael Alex-Campbell, Sales Executive at IgnitionOne UK, explains the importance of using search management technology in order to tap into search’s full potential.

Things Not to Do in Digital
DMS.com
June 7, 2013

When used well, the Internet is a great opportunity for companies; unfortunately, it can also be a threat if not used properly. Alice Travers, Client Solutions Executive at IgnitionOne UK, explains how to make the most out of the Internet, and cautions against common mistakes.

Sabermetrics & Search Bid Management; ‘Moneyballing’ the Market
DMS.com
June 13, 2013

Will Perkins, baseball fan and Director of Client Services at IgnitionOne, highlights the similarities and differences between the use of sabermetrics in baseball and metrics used in search bid management, and explains how technology aims to take “search sabermetrics” to the next level.

Attribution: Do You Have What it Takes? A Webinar Recap
DMS.com
June 20, 2013

Attribution – understanding which media exposures contribute to a conversion – represents a sea of opportunity to marketers, yet many are wary of it. Dave Ragals, SVP of Client Services at IgnitionOne, discusses the best way to navigate attribution and urges clients to jump in and make the most of it.

IgnitionOne Releases its Q2 2013 Digital Marketing Report
DMS.com
June 26, 2013

In its report, IgnitionOne finds that search spend was up in Q2 and that the channel remains a strong performer; mobile advertising and programmatic display are promising channels for the future.

The Beta Debate
DMS.com
July 1, 2013

Denis Burba and Katherine Wrobleski, Senior Media Manager and Associate Account Manager, respectively, reflect on the key points that search marketers should consider before making the switch to beta versions of products, and urge them to proceed with caution.

IgnitionOne News and Press

Enhanced Campaigns Countdown: Rising CPC Insights & Migration Tips From iProspect
Search Engine Land
June 18, 2013

IgnitionOne Wins Bronze in Online Marketing Campaign of the Year
DMS.com
June 18, 2013

In Optimization, Service Is King
AdExchanger
June 20, 2013

Mobile Search Advertising Continues Its Ascent
Marketing Charts
June 26, 2013

IgnitionOne: Search Budgets, Clicks, Impressions Up
MediaPost
June 26, 2013

Report: Google Gains As Search Ad Spending Starts To Rebound
Forbes
June 26, 2013

Marketers Up Search Efforts For Travel Media
MediaPost
June 26, 2013

Report Finds Mobile Search Ad Spending Has Doubled Year-Over-Year
KoMarketing
June 26, 2013

FTC Directives Could Make Mobile Search More Confusing
Mobile Marketer
June 27, 2013

IgnitionOne: Mobile PPC Spend Sees Triple-Digit Growth, Retailer Spend Jumps 18% In Q2
Search Engine Land
June 27, 2013

Study: US Travel And Retail Sectors Got Aggressive With Programmatic Display In Q2
Marketing Land
June 28, 2013

Industry News

Conversion Attribution In Cross-Channel Marketing: Giving Credit Where Credit Is Due
Adotas
June 4, 2013

Until recently, many retailers only paid attention to last-click attribution; however, new research shows that, in order to account for the factors that convert a potential customer, more and more retailers are turning towards multi-channel attribution.

It’s Time To Drop The Jargon: Simplifying the Ad Tech Story
AdExchanger
June 6, 2013

While the technology behind the digital marketing industry may be complex and hard to understand, the industry’s image does not have to be. Confusion due to complicated jargon is hurting the ad tech industry as a whole.

The Changing Digital Marketing Landscape
DMNews
June 10, 2013

New research shows that the digital marketing landscape is growing at a more rapid pace than ever; as the number of ways to reach potential clients increases, so too do content marketing capabilities. All that’s left to do is to wait for attribution to keep up.

CMOs Lack Knowledge to Measure Customer Experience
MediaPost
June 20, 2013

A new study shows that CMOs today are increasingly responsible for fostering the relationship between brand and customer; however, with few ways to measure consumer experience, marketers remain in the dark about how effective they are.

DAA Bashes New Cookie-Blocking Initiative
MediaPost
June 20, 2013

As public opinion of cookies becomes ever more negative, institutions like Mozilla Firefox and Stanford University’s Center for Internet and Society have pursued cookie-blocking initiatives, drawing criticism from digital advertisers.

Campaign ROI Is No Longer Enough
DMNews
June 20, 2013

More is more when it comes to the data that marketers turn to when facing decisions. Turning data into knowledge requires more than simple ROI; a variety of metrics should be used.

Big U.S. Advertisers Boost 2012 Spending By Slim 2.8% With a Lift From Tech
AdAge
June 23, 2013

AdAge’s annual list of the 100 Leading National Advertisers likens trends in advertising budgets to the American economy; both hurt by recent declines, the advertising budget of most major companies and the American economy is growing at a slow but steady pace – spurred largely by growth in the digital sector.

Search

What Does a Bing-Powered Siri Mean for Google?
All Things D
June 11, 2013

Apple recently said that Bing would replace Google as Siri’s default search engine for the upcoming iOS 7. A look at the changing relationship between Apple and Google, and what it means for SEO marketers.

SEO Into 2004: The Irreversible Changes in Google’s Products
Search Engine Watch
June 13, 2013

As Google’s product updates mark the evolution of search from a simple look up tool to a platform for exploration and discovery, SEO marketers need to consider the implications that such a shift will have on their own performance.

Google Enhanced Campaigns Increase Cost per Click
MediaPost
June 18, 2013

Google’s shift to AdWords Enhanced Campaigns is may not be good news for advertisers, a new study shows.

Reach Millennials via Search, Social, Mobile
MediaPost
June 20, 2013

New research shows that though Millenials are considered to be the most social generation. They rely on old-fashioned search as the source of most information.

How Social Content Supports Real-Time Search Engine Marketing
MediaPost
June 24, 2013

A new study by Stanford University and Microsoft Research shows the relationship between social content and sharing, and search queries during real-time events.

Google’s Enhanced Campaigns: What We’ve Learned from Migration
Econsultancy
June 27, 2013

A look at the effects of a migration to Google’s Enhanced Campaigns, and how marketers can benefit from making the switch sooner rather than later.

Display

Will Need for Transparency Drive Ad Networks Out Of Business?
MediaPost
June 6, 2013

A look at the pros and cons of contemporary DMPs and DSPs versus traditional ad networks.

When Will Digital Ads Finally Generate a ‘Water-Cooler Moment?’
AdAge
June 6, 2013

Online advertising has become one of the most popular forms of marketing, but are online ads really that effective? In today’s connected world, it is easy to get caught up in the numbers and technology and forget the creative aspect that makes for a good online campaign.

Programmatic, Real-time and Predictive: Display is Ready for Primetime
DMNews
June 20, 2013

Display advertising has grown rapidly over the last few years and its growth is likely to continue. In the next few years, display is poised to overtake search as the main player in digital advertising.

Mobile

Web, Social, or Mobile? All of the Above
DMNews
June 4, 2013

Instead of the divide-and-conquer mentality surrounding silo’ed marketing, marketers should pursue integrated campaigns to see higher ROIs.

Mobile Marketing Isn’t About Screens or Devices, It’s About Behavior
AdAge
June 13, 2013

In the ad tech industry, mobile tends to be treated as one channel; however, the way people interact with their devices varies from screen to screen, creating a challenge for marketers who look at mobile in such general terms. In the end, it is not about the screens – it is about behavior.

Google Takes Majority of Mobile Ads, Facebook Closest Rival
MediaPost
June 13, 2013

Despite the challenges presented by mobile advertising, Google has found success, and now has the majority of the worldwide investments in mobile advertising.

Agencies and Cannes Judges Say Less Is More for Mobile
ADWEEK
June 17, 2013

New IAB study offers the best practices for an effective mobile ad. Two of the main points: brevity and creativity.

Digital Businesses Address Need for Mobile Ops, Sites
MediaPost
June 17, 2013

A new Forrester report shows how business are adapting to the emerging mobile landscape, building mobile-websites, apps, and more to target mobile users.

Portable TV: 10% of Video Views Going to Devices
MediaPost
July 1, 2013

Gone are the days of traditional television; new research shows that video is going mobile.

Social

Facebook Kills Sponsored Results
MediaPost
June 13, 2013

Out with the old and in with the new for Facebook’s advertising efforts. The company is pulling sponsored results from its pages after other ad spaces performed better.

Facebook Adds 15-Second Videos for Instagram, Brands Sign On
MediaPost
June 20, 2013

After the success of Twitter’s Vine, Facebook adds video capabilities to Instagram in a move that greatly appeals to advertisers.

Facebook’s Fight for Dominance
Digiday
June 20, 2013

Facebook’s new video capabilities on Instagram both excite and impress companies who see it as an excellent opportunity to connect with customers.

What Instagram Video Sharing Means for Advertisers
Adotas
June 21, 2013

Instagram is already a hub of opportunity for marketers; Facebook’s addition of video to the photo-sharing platform seeks to take it to the next level.

Facebook Doubles Stats for Ad Buyers
ADWEEK
June 26, 2013

Facebook is stripping some of the ad spaces that are available to marketers, and instead is giving them four new levels of data; so while marketers will see less breadth in their Facebook campaigns, they will have greater depth.

As IPO Nears, Twitter CEO Says “We Think of Revenue Like Oxygen”
Tech Crunch
June 28, 2013

Despite their upcoming $10 billion IPO – or perhaps because of it – Twitter remains grounded, CEO says, and is focusing on long-term developments over short-term.