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SEOs Must Now Do More Than Just . . . Well, SEO

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 »

People of Ad Tech: Innovid CEO Zvika Netter

Innovid CEO Zvika Netter tells WIT Strategy Partner Bill Brazell that after the first two phases of online video — mimicking broadcast TV, then selecting audiences programmatically — the industry is focusing on the message itself. Personalizing creative, Netter says, can increase engagement by “hundreds of percent.” Music: “Morning Rays” by Jim Duffy. Used with… Continue reading »

Being Careful with Mobile Interstitials

By: Jess Carson I know, it seems like every two seconds the “all-powerful” Google is updating its algorithm to further enhance user experience (which is the holy grail because, let’s face it, users are difficult). Back in August of 2016, Google announced that it would start “cracking down” on “intrusive interstitials” (say that three times… Continue reading »

Fact or Fiction? The Dangers of Fake News in Advertising

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 »

Surviving Shifts in ROI Modeling

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 »

People of Ad Tech: Lenovo Senior Manager Mike Ballard

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 »

2017 Agency New Year’s Resolution

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 »

People of Ad Tech: DWA CEO Bob Ray

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 »

Don’t Call It a Comeback: Cyber Monday Reigns

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 »

You Can’t Win If You Don’t Compete – Why Competitive Search Campaigns Are A Must for Advertisers

By Amanda Fiore and Oliver Nelson  Competitive paid search campaigns should always be a cornerstone consideration for your SEM campaign. While many industries understand the advantages of bidding against competitive terms we find healthcare and pharmaceuticals, in particular, continue to lag behind in their employment of these campaigns; we’re shocked each time we transition existing… Continue reading »

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