By Oliver J. Nelson In April of last year I wrote about RankBrain and its potential to alter how we approach good search engine optimization (SEO.) In little under a year later, we have already started to notice the impact this change has had on our clients’ performance. It’s simply no longer good enough for… Continue reading »
Captify CEO Dominic Joseph tells WIT Strategy Partner Bill Brazell the names of the three most-searched-for car brands. Captify learned this and a great deal more by tracking 22 billion on-site searches — that is, searches within portals, news sites, price-comparison sites and so on. Music: “Morning Rays” by Jim Duffy. Used with permission.
By: Jason Gee In 2016, that question became a lot harder to discern, especially when it came to which news articles were authentic or fake. Traditionally, major news networks (e.g., NBC, ABC, CBS) and newspapers (e.g., The New York Times, The Washington Post) would be the leaders in news publishing, and most would agree that journalistic reporting… Continue reading »
Marketers have long struggled to institutionalize measurement and ROI models for new media, often adopting approaches that roll out across the organization. These measurement models are shaped by the goals that advertising programs are crafted to address, the technology that can be brought to bear on measurement, and even the marketer’s view of the role… Continue reading »
San Francisco Bay Area Innovation Group President Kelly Burke tells WIT Strategy Partner Bill Brazell what’s hot right now in the city by the Bay: virtual reality, addressable TV, attribution — and pot. Music: “Morning Rays” by Jim Duffy. Used with permission.
Lenovo Senior Digital Marketing Manager Mike Ballard tells WIT Strategy Partner Bill Brazell that ads built around the stories IT people tell each other work well, and personalized ads — of the kind Traction and Lenovo just created for 600,000 IT professionals — work even better. (You can see the ad here, personalized for Makegood… Continue reading »
By: Amanda Fiore Every year, whether we’re ready or not, Q4 rolls around, meaning one thing: enter tunnel vision. Tunnel vision can be defined as the tendency to focus exclusively on one thing, without taking into consideration the entire picture. During Q4, tunnel vision is seemingly inevitable: we’re wrapping up the entire fiscal year, in… Continue reading »
By: Lynnsey Rijos In such a busy environment as ours, it can be easy to fall into patterns, pick up bad habits, or invest energy on the wrong issues. In the new year, I encourage you to rethink your own patterns and bad habits, and meditate on what efforts you can make to go into… Continue reading »
DWA CEO Bob Ray tells WIT Strategy Partner Bill Brazell that the proper blend of data and creative can make advertising important to individual consumers. The goal is not efficiency, Ray says, but effectiveness. Ray adds that it’s important to promote diversity in every workplace, and says it’s tragic that the tech and ad industries… Continue reading »
By: Martin Cahill Cyber Monday is eating Black Friday, and at the same time, morphing into a multi-day event that threatens to dwarf in-store sales. According to USA Today, while Cyber Monday, “yielded $3.45 billion in sales, a new online record,” the mobile and desktop buying on Black Friday “inched so close to Cyber Monday… Continue reading »