This report is an introduction guide aimed at advertisers who are new to digital, covering the breadth of the digital advertising industry, as well as providing signposts for readers who want to find out more about this broad topic.
The Rise of Retail Media Networks
This special edition of Digital Transformation Monthly looks at the rise of retail media networks and the conditions that have led to their growing appeal, featuring key stories from individual retailers.
FMCG brands are re-evaluating media strategies as consumers shift to online grocery shopping
With shoppers now turning to ecommerce channels as part of their everyday purchase journey, FMCG manufacturers are suddenly having to re-evaluate how they create and convert demand for their products and re-consider how and where they invest in brand advertising and marketing. There is a growing need to divert more spend towards digital media to influence their target audiences closer to the online point of purchase.
In March 2021, Google announced on its Ads & Commerce blog that it was “Charting a course towards a more privacy-first web”. The blog post was a re-affirmation of Google’s commitment, first revealed in January 2020, to remove support for third-party tracking cookies in Chrome from 2022, and contained further details about how it plans […]
Lynchpin’s Andrew Hood says though it might be described as a “new version”, GA4 brings with it “different implementation requirements, different metrics, different reports and different limitations for everyone to get their heads around.”
Google plans to block third-party cookies in its Chrome browser by 2022 and the ad industry is up in arms.
Amelia Dabell is Digital Planning Director at Fuse, a global sports and entertainment agency. We caught up to find out about her role, and how sports media and sponsorship is changing. Tell us about your role – what does a typical day look like for you? I am primarily responsible for leading and growing Fuse’s […]
Lucy Hinton is SVP Client Success EMEA at Flashtalking, the ad management platform that was acquired by Mediaocean in 2021. I recently chatted with Lucy to find out more about her role, how to put together a winning multichannel ad campaign, and how the adtech industry could evolve over the coming months. Tell us about […]
Rob Sewell is the CEO of SmartFrame Technologies – an image-streaming service that aims to give image owners, publishers, and advertisers more control and protection of their images, while enabling opportunities to monetise them. I recently spoke with Rob to find out more about his role and the company, why he thinks that contextual advertising […]
Susan Pratchett is Managing Director for Europe at Virtue Worldwide, a creative agency born from the Vice Media Group. I recently caught up with Susan to discuss her role and her opinions on the evolution of brand advertising. Tell us about your role… What does a typical day look like for you? I’m Managing Director […]
Companies are ramping up investment in experiential marketing, as consumers crave in-person experiences. According to AnyRoad, 81% of brands say their event and experiential budgets will “match or exceed” pre-pandemic levels in 2022. But post-pandemic, is experiential strategy the same? Here’s a look at how companies are attracting people IRL, and some trends driving the industry. […]
In June 2021, China officially passed one billion internet users, with 71.6% of its population connected to the internet, according to the 48th Statistical Report on Internet Development in China. For would-be advertisers, this is an immense potential market, and programmatic advertising offers a flexible, efficient, scalable and targeted way to reach these consumers. However, […]
Leadfamly’s CEO shares some key takeaways from recent research into the impact of game mechanics in marketing.
Gaming and home entertainment in all their forms have soared thanks to the pandemic, creating an unprecedented opportunity to marketers and advertisers, who are intent on reaching these newly captive audiences. In this article, we’ve collected together statistics, reports and figures that illustrate how the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic is affecting everything from gamer demographics to […]
With sustainability moving firmly from a niche consideration to a mainstream concern, the wider ad industry is increasingly reckoning with its impact. Organisations that are willing to grapple with these issues will be ahead of the curve in 2022.
I recently caught up with James Brown, who is Head of International for the sell-side advertising platform, Magnite. We discuss his role, the impact of new privacy measures, and the future of programmatic.. What has been your biggest achievement since you’ve been at Magnite, and can you explain your role? Magnite was born by bringing […]
Ryanne Laredo is CCO at Smartly.io – a social advertising automation platform. I recently caught up with Ryanne to discuss her role in depth, how data can enhance ad creativity, and her thoughts on the future of the industry. Tell me about your role… what does a typical day look like for you? In April […]
Good Growth chief product officer Michael Duke offers four ways to determine the real value of social advertising when the majority of users through social media fail to convert.
Netherlands-based GAMMA used search data to optimise its DIY instruction videos and their distribution which led to high rankings and an 88% increase in customer purchase intent.
The beauty brand worked with The Media Image on a multi-channel digital advertising strategy which delivered a higher return than would have been possible with a silo-ed approach.
VidMob’s Intelligent Creative platform used AI analysis of advertising creatives to optimise campaigns, leading to a 26% uplift in Ads Quality Ranking.
Naeem Alvi-Assinder is the Founder and Managing Director at brand strategy and design agency, Notepad. I chatted with Naeem to find out more about Notepad, its ethos, and what he thinks are some of the key factors for brand growth in 2022. Tell me about Notepad – what was the motivation behind starting the company? […]
Ben Potter argues that although many agencies have become more efficient during the pandemic, there are still those that must sharpen their positioning to prevent common mistakes in pitching.
Danny Donovan is the UK CEO of Mediahub. We caught up with him to find out how his role has been impacted by Covid-19, as well as his hopes for the future.
Location data is a valuable commodity and its value is only increasing as the war on cookies intensifies and some marketers embrace it as a “cookie for the real world”.
Location, location, location. Advertisers know it’s important, which is why they often target users by their location. Location represents more than a place; from it, advertisers often make inferences about everything from intent to demographic characteristics.
According to BIA/Kelsey, location data will be used in upwards of $38bn of mobile ad spend in the US this year, but unfortunately for marketers paying to reach consumers in specific locations, the evidence suggests that much of the location data being used in location-based ad targeting is not only inaccurate but totally fraudulent.
Audio and podcasts
In 2005, Apple integrated podcasts into iTunes, and Steve Jobs referred to the channel as being like “TiVo for radio”.
We are currently in a new age of audio opportunity and potential.
According to Canalys, global smart speaker usage is forecast to grow 82.4% in 2019, rising from 114 million units in 2018 to 207.9 million this year. In the UK, specifically, the number of smart speaker users is predicted to grow 31.6% to 12.6 million also in 2019.
Fast Track Digital Marketing
Through 12 engaging video modules, recommended readings and quizzes to test your knowledge, you’ll learn the fundamentals of digital marketing. Includes modules on advertising and measurement.
Advertising statistics – explore the ISD
Keep up to date with the latest advertising statistics via the Internet Statistics Database. Browse, save and export charts as you go.