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

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 http://www.thinkwithgoogle.com/feature/search-intent-marketing-funnel/

How to drive business outcomes by anticipating consumer intent

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 … Continue reading How to drive business outcomes by anticipating consumer intent

Google rolls out updates to give users easier access to privacy controls – Search Engine Land

Google is rolling out a redesign of Google Account to give users clearer access to their privacy controls and settings. Jan Hannemann, product manager of Google Account, announced the updates on Google’s blog Thursday. Only Android users will see them right away; iOS and web users will see the new interface later this year. — Read on searchengineland.com/google-rolls-out-updates-to-give-users-easier-access-to-privacy-controls-300763

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

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

Can Augmented Reality Breathe New Life Into Banner Ads?

Can Augmented Reality Breathe New Life Into Banner Ads? The very first banner ad on the Internet—for AT&T on Wired in 1994—had a click-through rate (CTR) of 44 percent. Now that the novelty has worn off, that rate is more like 0.05 percent. Add augmented reality (AR), however, and it may be a different story. Taking … Continue reading Can Augmented Reality Breathe New Life Into Banner Ads?

In a programmatic media world, it’s easy to lose sight of context as advertisers chase audiences wherever they are. But heightened brand-safety fears among advertisers, triggered by ad fraud and other bad practices highlighted throughout the year, are slowly but surely swinging the pendulum away from reach-driven, audience-only targeting, toward valuing the context of the environments.

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Internet mysteries: Why does last-touch attribution persist? Digiday

“…“By [using last-touch], they (advertisers) spend too much on customers who were going to buy anyway and not enough on customers in the decision-making process…”

Digital advertising viewability – a lot of gray area

“Perfect viewability should be your goal, right? Not necessarily, according to new research that highlights the fact that viewability isn’t quite that simple. According to new research by programmatic company Goodway Group, seeing ads that are measured as viewable results in people converting at an 8 to 9 percent more. That sounds fairly obvious; of … Continue reading Digital advertising viewability – a lot of gray area

If You’ve Got A Problem With Fraud, You’re Doing Programmatic Wrong

With $6.3 billion destined for illicit hands this year, according to the Association of National Advertisers, ad fraud is clearly a major problem. But rather than impacting all players in the space equally, fraud is increasingly born by those who willfully, negligently or unmindfully make poor choices in their digital advertising efforts. To understand why this … Continue reading If You’ve Got A Problem With Fraud, You’re Doing Programmatic Wrong