Category advertising

Why Native Advertising Will Become The Most Dominant Format In Mobile Marketing

I’m a fan of “Mike and Mike,” a morning radio program on ESPN. It stars veteran sports journalist Mike Greenberg and former NFL star Mike Golic. The two form a knowledgeable and laugh-out-loud-funny odd couple, pairing Greenberg’s fastidiousness with Golic’s rough-edged masculinity, the kind you’ll find in the men who turn up in Budweiser and Miller beer commercials. […]

Managing The ROI Of Your Mobile App

Eighteen years ago, I was working the toughest job I’ve ever had. I was a new and used car salesman. Having grown up in a suburb of Detroit to a father who worked for General Motors for 31 years, cars are in my blood. Back then, I aspired to open a Saturn car dealership. The […]

Mobile App User Acquisition Costs On The Decline

A story emerged yesterday that reports that the average per mobile app user acquisition cost is declining. While that may be good news for advertising buyers, it may not be such good news for the overall health of the mobile economy. That’s because the transition from desktop and laptop-based digital marketing to mobile form factors […]

The Critical Insights You Need Following A Big Week For The Mobile Economy

Last week brought a flurry of upbeat news on the state of the mobile economy, especially the improving health of its advertising business. First, eMarketer projects that advertisers will pump $9.6 billion into mobile in 2013, with estimates that total mobile spend will eclipse desktop ads by 2016. Then, Facebook announced its plans to test […]

Valuable Insights On How Agencies Can Stay Relevant

http://adage.com/article/digitalnext/great-advertising-blip-corner/243830/ Thanks to the BoSacks blog, and picking up on the entry I wrote earlier in the week about how agencies remain relevant, here is a smart overview of the ways in which agencies still can deliver value to their clients. The way forward, according to the author, requires a full embrace of new technologies, […]

Why The Creatives In the Room Still Matter As Ad Dollars Shift To Mobile

A few years ago, I called a friend who had just left a mid-size ad agency to start his own agency. Digital advertising had already asserted itself as a muscular marketing channel, and he bemoaned the impact of dollars shifting away from old media – e.g. television, print, billboards. “Writing 10 words of copy for […]

Print Publishing In the Mobile Age: Phoenix or Supernova?

When Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos bought The Washington Post, an event that closely followed John Henry’s purchase of The Boston Globe, several journalists leaped forward to try to explain why a wildly successful, somewhat reclusive businessman on the West Coast would buy up an East Coast, old media icon. Since Bezos himself offers […]

More Good News For The Mobile Economy

A few months ago, I noted the attempts various companies, Google and Yahoo in particular, were taking to accelerate the growth of the mobile economy and mobile advertising in particular. You can read about it here. This week brought news of the latest development in this effort: the release of new guidelines by the Interactive […]

The Best Thing Ever To Happen To The Advertising Industry (And Mobile’s Role In The Movement)

I’m going to write about a trend in advertising that excites me more than any movement I can recall in my career, one I could not have imagined 10 years ago, before the advent of digital, social, and mobile channels that have connected consumers with brands. I’m talking about companies that feature real people at […]

Whatever You Do, Don’t Opt Out: Why It’s Time For Consumers And Advertisers To Change Their Ways

Much of how we consumers feel about advertising today is based on its oldest formats. I fondly remember Budweiser and Miller 30 second TV spots that clearly were designed to entertain as a way of achieving brand recall. I also can recall flipping through my favorite sports magazines and emerging with fingers rank with nauseatingly […]