Insights from Marketing United 2015

Last week, Greg Fulton, Eric Nash and myself traveled to Nashville to attend Marketing United, a conference hosted by the wonderful folks at Emma. The conference attendees we encountered were a fantastic mix of marketers that Silicon Valley rarely sees or even thinks about. Many...

Intent Data: How to define, collect, and use

We all know there is no shortage of data for marketers. Data provides realms of useful insights around customer behavior and habits. But what should be a focus, and how do marketers uncover the gold nuggets? To begin, look within… Not all data is created...

Intro to Multi-touch Attribution

Today’s consumer has an increasingly device-agnostic buy cycle, interacting with brands from a wide range of mobile and desktop devices. Although marketing teams use multiple channels to drive sales, the majority of marketers still employ single-touch attribution models. These increasingly outdated models aren’t up to...

The TV Advertising Landscape Is Changing Just as Quickly as Our Viewing Habits

This article was originally published in AdWeek blog network LostRemote by author Adam Flomenbaum April 22, 2015. You can view the original article here. While most of the recent TV news has, rightfully so, surrounded over-the-top and unbundling changes, equally as compelling are the advances...

How CRM Is Bringing Down The Walls

This article originally appeared in AdExchanger, April 9th, 2015. See original article here. “Data-Driven Thinking” is a column written by members of the media community and contains fresh ideas on the digital revolution in media. The new ways that marketers are leveraging customer relationship management (CRM)...

How Japan is Embracing Retargeting

In markets around the world, retargeting has been helping marketers make the shift from traditional trial-and-error programs to real-time programmatic campaigns. But how can it serve the unique needs of Japanese advertisers? We partnered with third-party research firm Qualtrics to survey 200 professional Japanese marketers,...

[Infographic] How marketers view attribution

Early attribution models relied on binary they-bought-it-or-they-didn’t figures to measure how successful a campaign had been—but the path the customer takes to a purchase isn’t binary. People are exposed to ads and marketing messages from three, four, 10 sources every day—phones, tablets, computers, TVs, and...

Why Mobile Matters for UK Marketers

Mobile is a huge opportunity for UK marketers, but most have yet to crack the code on how exactly to market on mobile. Less than 30% of total digital ad spend went toward mobile in the UK last year, despite the fact that consumers spend...

11 Ad Tech Terms Everyone Should Know

Ad tech has a lot of highly specialized terms—some that may even mean different things in other industries. Since life is so much easier when you get a handle on your acronyms, here are a few key terms that will help you out: CPA: cost...

Social media marketing trends: Q&A with Sprout Social

Andrew Caravella, VP of Marketing at Sprout Social, gives some insights on what brands need to be doing to optimize their social strategies. Tune into our joint webinar March 12 for more great tips and best practices for crafting a more prosperous social presence. What’s the biggest...

Ashu Garg: New Research on The Decade of the CMO

“It has never been a more interesting time to be a marketer. As digital technology has matured, consumer media consumption has shifted from newspapers and television to an always-on, multi-device world that’s highly measurable. This has caused the required skill set for marketers to shift....

[Infographic] Retargeting trends: The coming age of bionic marketers

The best marketers supplement their human insight and industry expertise with split-second machine learning and programmatic bidding. With advertising technology advancing at a rapid rate and consumer buying habits becoming increasingly complex, what’s next for the industry? We invited some thought leaders to weigh in...