Digital Advertising

The latest advertising best practice, case studies, trends, training and more. From affiliate marketing and behavioural targeting to native and programmatic

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From TV to short-termism? Discussing 2023 ad budgets with the attribution experts

UK advertisers are planning to cut-back on offline media in favour of digital spend, as the recession puts increased pressure on budgets. This is according to research from ISBA and Ebiquity, who surveyed 59 brand advertisers (which included three of the UK’s top 10 by spend and 11 of the UK’s top 50).

Nikki Gilliland speaks to a few people in attribution and media optimisation about what’s happening in advertising right now, and how this might impact the over-arching goals of digital media spend.

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The contextual advertising boom: What is it, and how can brands take advantage?

What exactly do we mean when we talk about contextual advertising? Why is this particular type of advertising – once the predominant method of online ad targeting, which later took a back seat to behavioural targeting – experiencing a resurgence in popularity? And how can brands employ it to best effect?

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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.

Digital media trends in H2

What does digital media look like in the second half of 2022? We talk to some experts about media budgets, CPCs, CTV, first-party data, and retail media.

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Paid Search Best Practice Guide

Econsultancy’s refreshed and updated series of Paid Search Best Practice guides covers everything marketers need to know about the complex, though potentially very lucrative, area of paid search advertising.

An overview of the third-party cookie crackdown

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 […]

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Online Video Best Practice Guide

This report looks at how brands can identify clear objectives, fine-tune audience profiles and plan their distribution strategies, getting to grips with the numerous different platforms on offer. Some of the key technical aspects needed to commission video and work with specialist partners are also covered.

Case Studies

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.

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An overview of the third-party cookie crackdown

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 […]

Latest Articles

SmartFrame Technologies’ Rob Sewell on why shift to contextual targeting will be ‘the most significant trend’ for ads in 2022

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 […]

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Four trends driving brand events and experiences in 2022

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.  […]

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How China’s programmatic landscape is changing

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, […]

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Six ways marketers can fight location-based ad fraud

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.

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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.

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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.

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