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How Search Intent Is Redefining the Marketing Funnel – Think with Google

Posted in advertising, Analytics, Consumers, Google, interactive advertising, Research, search engines with tags , , , , , , , on October 12, 2018 by gadler

Today’s customer journey does not follow a linear path to purchase. Their consideration set is varying and reshaping the marketing funnel along the way.
— Read on www.thinkwithgoogle.com/feature/search-intent-marketing-funnel/

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Understanding the new marketing funnel and user intent – Think with Google

Posted in Campaigns, Consumers, Google, Research with tags , , , , , on October 2, 2018 by gadler

Marketing has always been about driving growth. And the formula for how to drive growth in today’s market has changed.

As marketers, we were taught to master the funnel — a linear customer journey from awareness to consideration to purchase. And using mass media, the key levers to drive growth were reach and frequency. We used demographics to approximate user intent and inform our targeting and creative.

But this model no longer applies to today’s customer journeys. In the last six months, Google looked at thousands of users’ clickstream data from a third-party opt-in panel.
— Read on www.thinkwithgoogle.com/consumer-insights/marketing-funnel/

How to drive business outcomes by anticipating consumer intent

Posted in advertising, Campaigns, Google, interactive advertising with tags , , , , , , , on September 2, 2018 by gadler

Segmentation will never be perfect. But when a competitor understands segments by value, they’ll spend to reach — and win — the best customers.

That’s why it’s important to understand a customer’s overall value. Doing so can help inform bidding and build audiences. CLV measures the value a person brings to a business across all of their interactions over time — not just a single transaction. We’ve found that when marketers focus on CLV, they begin to attract more of the customers they care about, stoke ongoing engagement, and ultimately, increase retention.
— Read on www.thinkwithgoogle.com/marketing-resources/experience-design/consumer-intent/

Google is retiring the AdWords & DoubleClick brands in a major rebranding aimed at simplification – Search Engine Land

Posted in advertising, AdWords, digital media, Google, interactive advertising, online marketing, world wide web with tags , , , , , , , , , , on June 27, 2018 by gadler

There will now be three primary brands:

Google AdWords is now Google Ads.
DoubleClick advertiser products and Google Analytics 360 Suite are now under the brand Google Marketing Platform.
DoubleClick for Publishers and DoubleClick Ad Exchange are integrated into a new unified platform called Google Ad Manager.
— Read on searchengineland.com/google-is-retiring-the-adwords-doubleclick-brands-in-a-major-rebranding-aimed-at-simplification-301073

Don’t ignore this alert from Facebook. It’s your chance to quickly curb what it knows.

Posted in advertising, Facebook, online marketing, social media with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on May 24, 2018 by gadler

“Sometime soon, Facebook will get in the way of using Facebook for a minute or two. The social network will present a series of dialogs to U.S. users to remind them of their privacy options and give them a chance to change them.

The move, announced in a blog post Thursday morning, constitutes one of Facebook’s attempts to comply with the European Union’s sweeping General Data Protection Regulation. It also represents the Menlo Park, Calif., firm’s latest attempt to regain users’ trust after months of revelations about Facebook’s failures to protect their data from such third parties as the now-shuttered marketing firm Cambridge Analytica. …”

Read the rest of the USA TODAY article here: https://usat.ly/2ILC9Uc

TV’s Most Interesting Ads: Served by CBS, Hulu, Samantha Bee – Variety

Posted in Analytics, broadcast, cable, television, video with tags , , , , , , on May 22, 2018 by gadler

TV is heading for a commercial breakdown.

TV networks are set to broadcast many of the same old ads viewers have grown accustomed to seeing for dozens of years. And yet, executives hope they can make those spots more interesting, more timely and harder to ignore by finding new ways to distribute them and measure their effectiveness.

What the industry is realizing is this: what a commercial says may not be as important as how it’s introduced to the viewer Madison Avenue needs to see it. Come the fall, couch potatoes are likely to experience everything from ad breaks only two commercials in length  to pitches beamed to them through their Samsung or LG smart TV.
— Read on variety.com/2018/tv/news/tv-advertising-interesting-commercials-cbs-hulu-samantha-bee-1202817648/

What is GDPR & How Does It Affect Me?

Posted in advertising, Age, Analytics, Campaigns, Consumers, Demographics, Education, Gender, Google, Homeowners, interactive advertising, internet, Internet Activity & Sites, online marketing, search engines with tags , , , , , , , , , , on May 1, 2018 by gadler

What Is GDPR?

GDPR is the General Data Protection Regulation, which is coming from the EU and associated countries. Its purpose is to finally make good on a legal question from several years ago about how data is used and whether individuals own the data that they create by interacting with websites online.

The courts ruled that individuals are the owners of their data, not the corporations (or websites) that collect the data. Therefore, it must be deleted on a regular basis so that customers don’t have to constantly contact websites they may have visited and ask them to delete their data.

Who should delete that customer data? Good question.

Find out who should delete the customer data, and more info, at this Search Engine Journal article.

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