I spoke at an event last week looking at the role of programmatic in VOD and its suitability for building brands in a digital environment.
There were a number of people speaking about creating more brand based measurement, data consolidation, using client site and CRM data and the rise of programmatic as a fundamental future facing model for all media buying.
While I agree that programmatic is best viewed as opportunity trading and currently somewhat disconnected from the planning and brand strategy teams, I was struck by the lack of discussion about the role of attribution technology in aligning the true value of programmatic media with an agreed end conversion point.
Search engine spiders cannot scroll to the bottom of a page like an ordinary user, trigger the request for more content, and then wait to retrieve it for indexation.
Hence content only accessible via infinite scroll simply won’t be seen and therefore won’t make it into the respective search engine results listings.
The good news is there are easy solutions so that infinite scroll poses no problem for search, and in fact can also provide an opportunity to maximise user experience and maximise SEO value in tandem.
I can understand why those more insulated from the coalface of email marketing may get confused with the seeming reluctance of some email marketers to increase their email frequency.
Taking a detached view of the numbers, might lead some to suggest that purely increasing the amount of emails you send to your list could increase your revenue.
This can sometimes work, and as long as you are closely monitoring open/click rates and engagement metrics like response recency, you could be OK.
When upping frequency, inbox 'placement' also needs close monitoring, as it can lead to less engagement and by default ending up in the junk folder.
The coalface marketer knows this, and it is this knowledge of the possible implications of over-mailing that hold many back.
Four simple steps could turn your video content into a powerful driver of organic search traffic, but video works differently to web pages in search engines and this technical detail is causing a lot of brands to miss out.
However, reaching page one of Google is substantially easier with video than a web page.
These top tips will tell you exactly what you need to do to harness the power of video SEO.
The hash has been around for a very long time, it's always riding the zeitgeist, a trendy so and so. One small symbol has come to represent instant access to topics of interest, in the here and now.
Utilised by Twitter for years, Facebook have now introduced it. This is no small addition to Facebook. It actually has very significant consequences.
Is Facebook about to become Twitter? Will it steal Twitter's real-time, instant access USP? And will it add a whole new dimension to its behavioural targeting capability?
It is not so much a revolution but a rapid evolution and digital transformation.
The growth of digital media, the convergence of paid, owned and earned media practices and the rapid growth and adoption of mobile and video have fueled change in the way we work in 2013.
If you add to this equation the technological changes and innovation and the catalyst that is social media and content marketing it becomes apparent that dealing and adapting to change is a digital marketing necessity rather than the option that it used to be.
A well known and much discussed component of producing effective paid search campaign management is testing, with the ultimate aim of improving the performance of keywords towards a better ROI or a lower CPA.
There are a number of approaches to this that can be effective, though in my opinion we find there’s one specifically that provides real value for our clients.
A couple of weeks ago, I wrote a blog on how the new Microsoft WSRD data was impacting email marketing. For webmail accounts managed by Microsoft, WSRD data is increasing effecting whether your email goes to junk, or into the inbox.
These accounts relate to quite a high percentage of some retailers' email lists (50%+) so how Microsoft treats your mail can have a large impact on the revenue you make from email.
In order to ensure your emails stay in the inbox, this post takes you through developing the customer relationship and increasing user engagement through producing a welcome/nursery programme.
Congratulations to our very first #TheDigitals Super Star of the Week: @WillPScott!
In his own words, Will is a "Self confessed geek, working in online/social media" and has certainly worked his social to acheive this lofty and much-coveted position by being an all-star social sharer this week, promoting the biggest and best awards in Digital to his followers and creating genuine engagement (that means no hashtag spamming, plenty or ReTweets and genuine mentions).
Want to be a future superstar? Read on...
Over the past few days, you may have noticed #TheDigitals hashtag popping up regularly on Twitter.
If you don’t know what The Digitals are then go find out now! (Don’t worry, we’ll wait)
We love it when people share our stuff, but there’s more to this than just an engaged audience; We’re running a leaderboard to help spread the word about the biggest, brightest awards in digital and we want your help!
Of course, this is social media we’re talking about, so there has to be a prize right? You betcha there is...