Content Roundup: Mobile Ad Spending on The Rise

Content Roundup: Mobile Ad Spending on The Rise

An increasing number of advertisers are spending more of their ad budgets on mobile marketing tactics. This trend is a logical result of changing user behaviors. As marketers, it’s our job to be where the people are, and more people are spending more time on their mobile devices. In January 2014, for the first time, […]

What’s the Deal with Live Streaming?

What’s the Deal with Live Streaming?

Live streaming is the process of delivering content live to an end-user over the internet. Content delivery networks like Periscope and Meerkat allow people, or brands, to share videos in real-time, and audiences to more easily find content that they might be interested in. Meerkat Meerkat allows you to share and view videos in real-time. […]

Digital Ad Fraud: The Viewability Issue

Digital Ad Fraud: The Viewability Issue

You may have heard the disheartening stats about the percentage of digital ads that are actually seen by human beings. Marketers are paying for ads that are never viewed, or in some cases, served. (Funny, if we were talking about print advertising this would be okay; but in the digital realm, where everything is measurable, […]

Digital Ad fraud: What’s The Deal with Bots?

Digital Ad fraud: What’s The Deal with Bots?

This past December, the Association of National Advertisers and White Ops, Inc. released a 50-plus page report on bot fraud in digital advertising. (Bots are web robots—software programs that masquerade as people by performing automated online tasks.) Their research found that bots are everywhere, visiting real sites created by real companies. These bots “inflated the […]

Content Roundup: 2015 Marketing Trends and Predictions

Content Roundup: 2015 Marketing Trends and Predictions

Gosh, do I love the holidays. I love the decorations, the cheer, the excuse for client outreach (holiday cards are in the mail, I promise). I love shopping, I love spending time with friends and family and I love the inevitable end-of-year rush that ensues as brands and agencies hustle to execute seasonal campaigns and […]

Content Roundup: What’s New in Native Advertising

Content Roundup: What’s New in Native Advertising

Native advertising is the marketing technique of creating content that looks and feels like the surrounding editorial. When done correctly, the sponsoring company presents content that is both: High quality and of interest to the site’s audience Strategic and relevant to the sponsoring company For example, Orange is the New Black, the addictive, binge-worthy Netflix […]

5 Free Newsletters for Content Marketing News

5 Free Newsletters for Content Marketing News

  I recently had dinner with a neighbor who used to work in marketing. She left the industry to pursue other passions and felt that since so much had changed in the last 15 years, it would be impossible for her to reenter the field. She also found marketing exhausting because your job is never […]

5 Reasons Why Your Company Needs to Invest in Native Advertising and Custom Content (Infographic)

For marketers, native advertising and custom content are top of the collective mind. By now, most companies realize that, regardless of their size, content marketing should be an integral part of their strategy. For those who still need some convincing, here are 5 quick facts about native advertising. Readers look at native ads 53 percent […]

Let’s Talk Numbers: 5 Surprising Digital Marketing Facts (infographic)

Let’s Talk Numbers: 5 Surprising Digital Marketing Facts (infographic)

Marketers have their work cut out for them. As technology and user behavior evolves, so do client and consumer expectations. Here are 5 digital marketing facts to keep in mind as you strategize for the year ahead.  60 percent of online adults use at least two devices daily. Downloads of mobile apps will increase to 268 million […]