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[Study] AdRoll’s 2016 Marketing Research Report Finds 66% of Marketers Plan to Increase Programmatic Ad Spend

Today AdRoll published its 2016 State of the Industry Report, a survey of 1,050 global marketers that offers their perspective on the changing advertising and marketing landscape. The in-depth annual report gives unprecedented insight into how marketers see the future of programmatic advertising, retargeting, email...

My Go-to-Marriage Plan: How to Tie the Knot When You’re a Marketer

I recently got married to the best guy ever. The wedding planning was a little more than I bargained for, however. Thankfully, as a marketer, I had a great GTM – “Go to Marriage” plan, to keep me in check. For the launch date of...

[Infographic] 4 Graphs That Show Exactly How Much Smarter Marketers Are About Attribution in 2016

Digital advertising and marketing has matured in greatly in the 15 years since AdWords was launched and last-click became the de facto attribution model. Attribution models, for the uninitiated, are how marketers give credit to marketing successes. Last-click modeling gives all of the credit for a...

AdRoll Partners With Adform, Opening Access to Premium Inventory

AdRoll has recently formed a new partnership with Adform SSP. One of the key objectives of this collaboration is to unlock premium, world-class advertising inventory throughout Europe, the United Kingdom and the United States. This new partnership is exciting for a multitude of reasons. Not...

AdRoll’s Chris Staton On Developing Creative That Nails the Most Overlooked Aspect of Ad Campaigns: Context

Following the release of our Big Data and Idea’s white paper, where we looked at the intersection of creative and data-driven marketing, we decided to take a close look at how AdRoll’s creative department bridges this divide. For that, we interviewed Chris Staton, AdRoll’s prolific...

[Infographic] 4 Charts That Show How Much Marketers Learned About Digital Advertising in 2015

Programmatic advertising has changed dramatically over the last few years. Faster delivery; smarter algorithms powered by machine learning—what was once cutting edge is now business as usual. But how have marketers adapting to this increasingly complicated technology, and the new opportunities and challenges it provides?...

How One Tiny Google Analytics Metric Can Tell You Volumes About Your Retargeting Campaign

Marketers have made enormous strides in understanding key marketing success metrics. Our latest State of the Industry survey, for example, found that approximately 80 percent of marketers were confident in their ability to track and analyze attribution—assigning credit to the right marketing efforts— 10 percent...

Heidi Bullock of Marketo on the Future of 1:1 Marketing and 3 Ingredients for Amazing Ads

Heidi Bullock, Marketo’s VP of Demand Generation, spoke with AdRoll as a part of a series of interviews with original thinkers in marketing. Bullock explained her approach to measuring the success of creative projects and explained her predictions of the future of 1:1 marketing. The...

You’re Getting New Prospects—But Who Are They, Really?

Marketers are obsessed with customer insights. In the hunt to understand who’s visiting our site and buying our products, we perform a variety of time-consuming and complicated tasks—everything from coordinating focus groups to conducting surveys. We do this research not just to understand our existing...

4 Times When Doing Something ‘Stupid’ Makes for Smart Marketing

There’s a difference between marketing that’s smart and smart marketing. Smart marketing is clever, immaculately designed and plays by the well-established practices of marketing and advertising. Marketing that’s smart does stupid things well. It’s intelligent not because it’s polished and pristine, but because it learns from...

5 Killer Marketing Automation Tools for These Modern Marketer Personalities

Marketing automation [MA] is the digital marketer’s Swiss Army knife. It elegantly displays disparate sources of data—web traffic, social media, email, search trends and advertising benchmarks—and allows users to automate these sources through a single application, boosting ROI, SEO ranking, efficiency and customer satisfaction. However,...

Blogging for Beginners: 9 Tips for Pulling Awesome Content Ideas Out of Thin Air

Authority figures; wild animals up close; mortality. There are few things more intimidating than a blank page you intend to fill with good ideas. If you’ve been tasked with writing a blog post, and you want to make it good, try these techniques to get...