Contributor Jacob Baadsgaard shows how ROAS, or return on ad spend, can be used to show the effectiveness of advertising campaigns and whether they are worth the money spent on them. Jacob Baadsgaard on February 2, 2018 Do you want to improve your paid search campaigns? There are a lot of paid search metrics, … Continue reading What the ROAS? A practical guide to improving return on ad spend
Roman Kniahynyckyj — December 15, 2017 Follow @kniahynyckyj — December 15, 2017 You know you want to use a digital marketing platform to help advance your business to the next level. But you don’t know which one to choose. Two platform names you’re sure to have heard bandied about are HubSpot and Marketo. Each of … Continue reading HubSpot vs. Marketo: What Platform is Right for Your Business?
It’s hard to keep up with quickly evolving consumer behaviors. Columnist Kevin Bobowski believes marketers will need to adapt their martech stacks and deliver a better experience to meet rising expectations. Kevin Bobowski on October 24, 2017 In my previous article, I discussed the importance of delivering a great customer experience — and using … Continue reading Is your martech stack keeping pace with changing customer behavior?
Columnist Malcolm Cox discusses how conversational UI is impacting marketing and why simplifying the customer experience is the only way forward. Malcolm Cox on September 28, 2017 Apple’s new iPhone X is doing away with nearly everything but the screen. Now, we’ll only have to look at it for it to know that it’s … Continue reading The fallacy of choice: How conversational UIs are altering the marketing landscape
Among the hundred retailers, only two scored just over 70, out of a possible 100. Barry Levine on September 25, 2017 If you’ve been wondering how different retailers rank in their personalization, there’s now an index for that. Personalization provider Sailthru has released its first Retail Personalization Index, scoring customer experiences for 100 US … Continue reading Sailthru issues a Personalization Index for online retailers
That future depends on what kind of shopping experience customers want. Barry Levine on July 12, 2017 Last week’s merger of QVC with Home Shopping Network (HSN) is being cast by some observers as a “move to challenge Amazon.” The question is what kind of challenge it is, if any. As a combined retail … Continue reading How the QVC/HSN merger illuminates the future of omnichannel shopping
Why create boring client reports when you can create stunning presentations that grip the attention of your customers and truly prove your value? Reports are so 2000 and lame! Everything in our world — from software to phones, cars and TVs — is getting smarter, faster and sleeker. Isn’t it time for client reports to … Continue reading Meet NinjaCat ‘Shinobi,’ the all-in-one agency reporting and monitoring platform of the future
The EU standard for consumer data may shield users from tracking and privacy violations, but it could also become a usability nightmare. Barry Levine on June 15, 2017 About a year from now, we could be watching the Ad Tech Apocalypse. That’s when the European Union’s GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) goes into … Continue reading Here’s how ‘customer tech’ may rescue consumers and brands from GDPR
Looking for ways to gain an advantage in paid search? Columnist Kevin Lee has some ideas to increase Quality Score metrics and surpass your competitors. Kevin Lee on May 26, 2017 As you are no doubt aware, Google recently added additional reporting and transparency to the Quality Score (QS) metric that’s all-important in terms … Continue reading New Quality Score metrics: What matters most, and how to improve your ads
Ginny Marvin on May 22, 2017 at 12:04 pm The IAB Tech Lab has introduced a tool to help eliminate counterfeit and unauthorized inventory by cutting illegitimate sellers out of the supply chain. Called ads.txt, the solution enables publishers to declare publicly which sellers are authorized to sell their inventory in a file posted to … Continue reading To purge fake ad sellers from digital advertising, IAB Tech Lab launches ads.txt