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Posts in Advertising

Digital advertising is totally out of control

In the drive to maximize reach and efficiency, advertisers have embraced an increasingly complex digital ad ecosystem that is more and more automated and opaque.

Now, at a time when consumers are demonstrating heightened concern about hate speech, offensive content, and social and political issues, advertisers are learning the hard way that they have helped create a monster they aren't in control of.

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Comedy Central creates branded content to replace ads: Could other networks follow suit?

Whether you make a cup of tea or have a little scroll through Twitter, chances are you rarely make it through a TV ad break without finding something better to do.

Now of course, with catch-up and on-demand services, there’s no need to wait at all. 86% of people are said to always fast-forward through adverts while watching time-shifted shows.

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Amazon tries its hand at influencer affiliate marketing

Can influencers and affiliate marketing be a match made in heaven? Online retail's 800-pound gorilla is apparently interested in finding out.

Last week, it was revealed that Amazon has launched a beta of an invite-only Amazon Influencer Program "exclusively designed for social media influencers with large followings and a high frequency of posts with shoppable content." 

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Should marketers be able to prove the ROI of influencers?

Are marketers doing enough to prove the ROI of influencers? Do they even need to?

Econsultancy has just published a discussion of the topic, titled Measuring the ROI of Influencer Marketing, in association with Fashion & Beauty Monitor.

Let's look at some of the issues.

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Marriott uses Snapchat influencer campaign to target millennials

In 2016, almost half of Airbnb consumers were reported to be between the ages of 18 and 34. In contrast, only 28% of hotel guests who booked with Marriott online were millennials.

So, with younger generations embracing the sharing economy, Marriott has decided to do something about it by turning to every millennial’s sort-of-favourite app – Snapchat.

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Thanks to politicians, ISPs could soon become the dominant digital ad players in the US

Three of the largest internet service providers (ISPs) in the US – Comcast, Verizon and AT&T – have in recent years spent well over $100bn acquiring companies like NBCUniversal, AOL, Yahoo and Time Warner.

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A day in the life of... biz dev director at a media agency

Do you work in biz dev and want to see what agency life can offer you?

Well this week you can get some insight from Will Anderson, Business Development Director at biddable media agency, Journey Further, who is our latest 'day in the life' interviewee.

Here's what he does with his time...

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How Shakespeare’s Globe used proximity marketing to increase ticket sales

For the millions of tourists who visit London each year, seeing a West End show is usually at the top of the ‘must-do’ list.

Unsurprisingly, this poses a big challenge for small or more traditional theatres – those that lack the marketing budget behind bigger productions.

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Is cost-per-offline-visit the future of mobile advertising?

As more and more ad dollars shift to mobile and more and more advertisers, including struggling retailers, seek to drive foot traffic to their brick-and-mortar locations, is the time right for a cost-per-visit ad model?

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Brand Commerce: Pushing the value of your brand through trial

Everything from music streaming services to healthy sweets are being marketed through free trials and there’s a reason why it's such an effective marketing tactic.

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Stories from SXSW 2017: ad blocking, content distribution, and Joe Biden

Although there will be plenty of summaries coming out of SxSW Interactive 2017, many of these will address broad trends and themes, without digging into the detail of specific sessions. 

Because of this, I thought it would be interesting to provide a summary of some of the interesting debates I attended last week.

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Top tips to drive more engagement with data-driven native ads

It wasn’t long ago that most advertising pundits were ridiculing and criticizing the native ad format.

Jump forward to 2017 and current forecasts estimate that native ads will capture 30% of the global ad spend by 2020.

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