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Posts tagged with Advertising

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Is this the next step in programmatic out-of-home?

While it may always be impossible to sell actual out-of-home impressions, billboard technology is evolving rapidly and creating a newly agile medium for advertisers.

Clear Channel has just bought almost 2,000 phone booths from Arqiva and is expanding its use of automated digital six-sheet screens.

These new kiosks won't just be advertisements, but will provide a host of benefits to the public as well as advertisers.

Let's look at the future of out-of-home...

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What is location-based advertising & why is it the next big thing?

66% of marketers believe location-based advertising is the ‘most exciting’ mobile opportunity for 2016, according to a recent IAB UK study I quoted in our digital marketing stats round-up

This is a huge endorsement from the marketing community, but how many people really use this channel to its full potential? 

For those still relatively new to the term, or for anyone wanting to refresh their knowledge, I’ve created this location-based advertising guide for you.

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Eight of the best US digital marketing stats we've seen this week

The holiday season seems like a lifetime ago already, but it has been an exciting start to the year for digital marketing

In this first US-focused digital marketing stats round-up of 2016, we’ll be covering everything from loyalty programs to Tinder and teenagers.

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Why Cillit Bang was wrong to lose Barry Scott

One of Reckitt Benckiser’s most iconic brands, Cillit Bang, recently launched a new ad campaign, moving away from fictional cult hero Barry Scott for the first time since the product launched. 

Frankly I think it’s the worst thing to happen to advertising since Captain Birdseye was traded in for a younger model or Mr Muscle was replaced by a bloke who was actually muscular, and I intend to explain why.

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Five reasons VR skeptics are missing the point

I hate to start the year with such a passive aggressive headline, but I hope the reader doesn't take it personally.

Throughout the course of 2015, I went from being ambivalent about virtual reality, thinking of it as tangential to marketing, to a state of full-on positivity and expectation.

Here's why I think VR skeptics are missing the point.

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Give your ad campaigns a boost between Christmas and New Year

As the year draws to a close, here's some final advertiser inspiration to make those ad budgets work harder.

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15 reasons your brand should be on Snapchat

“Those who fail to learn from history are doomed to repeat it.”

That is the saying that springs to mind when I see marketers dismissing Snapchat as a significant channel. Presumably they’re the same people who realised social media was a good idea five years later than their competitors. 

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Black Friday 2015: 16+ stats to prepare you for the big day

Black Friday is less than half a week away, which means it’s almost time to forget about the woes of the world for one day and get lost in some good-old-fashioned consumerist escapism. 

In light of this being the UK’s biggest 24 hours for ecommerce and what with us being a digital marketing blog, we thought we’d better bring you some of the best Black Friday stats we’ve seen so far. 

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How LittleThings gained 46m monthly unique visitors in just over a year

We are constantly being told that the publishing industry is suffering, yet sites such as BuzzFeed continue to flourish by finding new ways to create content that people want to share

But BuzzFeed is focused on the younger, cat-gif-loving generation, as are many of its competitors.

Now, new publishers are beginning to find gaps in the market: shareable content but for a different audience. 

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The 20 most-shared video ads of 2015

It's time to announce the most shared video ads of 2015. 

As you’d expect there are a couple of usual-suspect Christmas numbers in there, along with no fewer than three appearances from Adidas. 

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Seven thought-provoking US digital marketing stats from the past week

It’s that time again, when we cover some of the best US digital marketing stats we’ve seen in the past seven days or so. 

From punctuated emails to online-to-offline marketing, not to mention some really good news for advertisers, there is plenty to get exciting about this week. 

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What is affiliate marketing & why do you need it?

No doubt you’re all sick of hearing about ad blocking by now, but it has opened up some interesting conversations around alternative ways for publishers to make money. 

Affiliate marketing is one such method, and it is also a way for retailers to sell more products with relatively little up-front investment. 

In this post I’m going to cover everything you need to know if you’re new to affiliate marketing, whether you’re a retailer or a publisher.  

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