The year that people “got mobile” was 2013 — and what a change 2014 brought, as marketers got wise to the amazing opportunities of mobile advertising. Not everything worked — but much worked well, indeed. According to a story on the past year as well as trends for 2015 in The Drum, for one thing native advertising… Read More

It’s the biggest quarter on record — for internet advertising revenues, that is. Revenues soared to an historic high in the U.S. of $12.4 billion for the third quarter of 2014, according to the latest IAB Internet Advertising Revenue Report. Data analyzed by the Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB) and PwC US show that this was “the highest… Read More

For years, the savviest of digital marketers have understood the correlation between message relevance and digital marketing ROI. Today, the role played by personalization in the campaign experience has grown just as important. Consequently, 2015 is expected to see a dramatic spike in personalized marketing from brands large and small. If you’re still not sold on the… Read More

Here are the cold, hard facts for marketers looking to reach male consumers. A new report from the Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB) has revealed that men are much more likely than women to do their shopping with their smartphones. It’s some anecdotal knowledge that has just become factual and actionable information. The new info from the IAB… Read More

By 2018, the worldwide web will be a busy place indeed. New research suggests that the number of internet users globally will be more than 3 billion in 2015, an increase of 6.2 percent in the coming year. About half the world’s population, or 3.6 billion people, will access the internet at least once each month by… Read More

What day will be the busiest holiday shopping day of the year in 2014? Put a big red circle around Monday, December 1 – aka “Cyber Monday” — per online retail giant Amazon. On this day, expect retailers to broadcast discounts and promotions in an effort to increase their share of online sales. How should retailers be… Read More

The Canadian Technology Accelerator just hosted a panel on #Trends2015 that featured, not surprisingly, information on some of the biggest global digital marketing and advertising trends to look out for in the coming year. Frankly, most of them have already been in the news of late quite often, but a trend it is a trend and, in… Read More

According to a new installment of the BIA/Kelsey Local Commerce Monitor study, a majority (60.6 percent) of higher-spending small and medium-sized businesses rate search engine advertising and marketing (SEM, SEO, and pay-per-click) as an “extremely high” or “very high” priority for the next 12 months. The Local Commerce Monitor is an ongoing study of the advertising behaviors… Read More

 
 

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