Category digital advertising

‘Saturday Night Live’ And Google Show How Digital Publishers Can Confront The Challenge Of Ad Blocking

I’ll venture a guess that this is the only place that shows what Saturday Night Live and Google advertising suddenly have in common and, more importantly, how they’re demonstrating a way for digital advertisers to increase revenues in the face of wide spread ad blocking. Broadly speaking, publishers can increase prices of their ad inventory […]

Avoiding The Career Obsolescence Trap

Four years ago, I had a conversation about career obsolescence I’ll never forget. I was catching up with a friend and former colleague who had left her job at an advertising agency around 2008 to be a stay-at-home mom. This woman is the best account director I’ve ever known. She is tough, comfortable defending her […]

This Headline Badly Distorted An Important Message To Marketers

“Facebook, Twitter and Instagram massively over-rated by marketers, says Prof Mark Ritson.” So wrote The Syndey Morning Herald last week. Aside from the fact that source material for this “news” is in fact over four months old, the headline writer managed to distill a nuanced and critical message all marketers need to hear into a […]

How Digital Marketers Created A Broken Advertising Ecosystem

Everyone knows someone who prides himself on buying stuff on the cheap. I’ve been that guy from time to time. Three years ago, my then-five year old declared herself ready to learn to ride a bike. Not wanting to drop hundreds on a bike she’d out-grow in a year, I bought the cheapest model that would […]

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. […]

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 […]

Twitter: Reasons For Advertisers To Believe

Twitter has announced its intentions to go public, and in its wake a wave of negative press about Twitter’s problems has emerged. Given Facebook’s turbulent IPO and the wildly varying outcomes achieved from other recent social media and technology public offerings, I understand the skepticism. In fact, I go so far as to agree that […]

Five Foundational Steps To Achieving Mobile Marketing Success

Many times over the last couple of months, I’ve found myself in the company of old friends and new acquaintances who have asked me a version of the following question: “How would you go about using mobile marketing to advertise my product or service?” I tell them that the marketing world, while more complex than […]

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 […]