Posts tagged with Media Planning

'The Critical Question' to ask when planning a digital campaign

When it comes to kicking off a digital campaign, most advertisers know the importance of setting strategic and well-thought-out goals.

However, in practice, it is extremely common for agencies and advertisers to want to hit the ground running, and rush right into planning.

We start all of our campaign kickoffs with one question that has become the single most important thing we do.

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Millennials don't hate advertising: It's all about the value exchange

With millennial expectations of advertising increasing and the rise of ad-blocking, the value exchange between brand and consumer is now more important than ever.

Depending on which definition you read as what constitutes a millennial, I am one. Apparently.

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Media planners were the most in-demand digital staff last year

Media planners were the most in-demand digital staff last year while mobile job vacancies are increasing at the fastest rate, according to data from Propel.

Its new Digital Salary Insights report shows that average salaries have increased every year since 2009, however the rate of increase slowed from 3% in 2011 to 1% in 2012.

This is supported by a recent Econsultancy survey which found that 66% of digital marketers had received a pay increase in the past 12 months and 73% expected to get a pay rise next year.

But if you’re one of the 33% who didn’t receive a pay increase and are looking for a new challenge then check out the range of roles currently available on our digital jobs board.

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Death of the digital agency: Redux

Last year, I wrote that the digital agency was dead. I was mostly talking about how platform technology was going to knock a lot of digital media agencies out of business. In a world where over five trillion banner impressions are available every month, I argued it was simply too much for humans to navigate through the choices and wring branding effect and performance out of campaigns.

Well, digital media agencies are still around—but they continue to lose share to platforms as the amount of programmatically bought media increases. With RTB-based spending estimated to rise at an annualized rate of nearly 60% a year, according to market intelligence firm IDC, we could see as much as $14 billion in spending by 2016, or 27% of total display spending. Looks like the machines are slowly taking over.

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Technology is not a panacea for agencies

It's a seemingly great time to be a brand. Our digital world has created numerous challenges in reaching consumers, but thanks to digital channels like social and mobile, there are arguably more opportunities than ever to create connections.

For agencies, whether the digital revolution is a boon isn't always so clear. Yes, agency services are in great demand as a result, but the complexity of digital advertising is creating some significant pain.

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Three reasons why the digital display ecosystem will fail

Here are the three reasons most of the companies within Terence Kawaja's display advertising landscape map will fail, and the three types of companies that will win big.

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The death of the digital media agency?

Three fundamental changes to the media business are threatening the current business model for digital media agencies.

These are: the ubiquity of platform technology, the shift back to premium placements as brand budgets return,  and the coming threat from social media. 

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Why Real Time Bidding is more important than you think

Getting RTB (real time bidding) right is the key to success for many of the companies in the digital media ecosystem.

This post explores the trends in real time bidding to look for over the next 18 months as systems provide more premium inventory; enable private exchange buying; move beyond display into other digital media types; and provide immediate buying opportunities.

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Microsoft and comScore: the click of death for the click-through?

The click-through is arguably the most powerful metric on the internet. It is largely the criteria upon which many online ad campaigns are judged and a billion-dollar economy has been built upon it.

But is the click-through really all it's cracked up to be? Sure, it works well when you're doing direct response advertising. But what about brand advertising?

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