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Ask the experts: What's the best way to target programmatic ads?

The experts are back with more advice on programmatic advertising.

In this article they answer two questions – Which data are most valuable for targeting? And what are the most important innovations in direct response?

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Five marketing fallacies that only the blinkered believe

Marketing is full of fallacious commentary, opinion and vendor sales speak.

Earlier this year I rounded up some digital fallacies, but now I want to focus on marketing more broadly and some of its flawed reasoning.

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Digital fallacies we should forget in 2017

Digital moves fast and the tech press moves faster.

But which are the fallacies we must remind ourselves of in 2017?

Here are seven...

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What marketers need to know about Facebook's ethnic affinity ad targeting

Last week, one of Facebook's ad targeting options became a topic of controversy.

It all started with an article bearing the headline, Facebook Lets Advertisers Exclude Users by Race.

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Four implications of Snapchat’s update to its Stories page

Can Snapchat become more user-centric and provide more opportunities for marketers in its flagship product at the same time?

That is certainly the ambition with the photo sharing app’s new product changes.

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What can P&G and Facebook teach us about the reality of targeting and the future of TV ads?

Heavily segmented Facebook campaigns do not always deliver superior results.

At least this is the message coming from P&G, the world's largest advertiser and Facebook's dream customer.

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Emojis gone wild: Twitter unveils emoji targeting

Thanks to adtech and big data, marketers have more ways than ever to target consumers in digital channels.

But Twitter is taking targeting to a whole new level with the announcement that it is letting advertisers reach out to consumers based on the emojis they use.

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Can targeted social ads help pharma overcome drug pricing controversy?

Pharma companies are not doing a great job at reaching physicians through social, and their ability to advertise to consumers could be eliminated in the US if the American Medical Association (AMA) has its way.

But the pharmaceutical industry's largest trade group, the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA), isn't targeting physicians or consumers in what could be its most important ad campaign.

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Is there a future for publishers and display ads?

The debate around display advertising is currently rather polarised.

As some eschew standard display and forge ahead selling super-expensive native advertising, others continue at scale through programmatic, hoping the slide in CPM will cease.

But can publishers realistically make it to a middle ground, one of powerful display advertising based on greater relevance and intent?

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How to make better use of time of day in targeted advertising

Every marketer knows that the key to an effective advertising campaign is reaching the right person with the right message at the right time.  

And as every advertiser (of a certain age) knows, this used to be so much easier when people lived homogenous, predictable lives.

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Instagram to open its doors to more advertisers

Advertisers looking for the next big opportunity in social media received good news this week...

One of the most popular platforms, Instagram, will soon open its doors to advertisers large and small. 

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Google to roll out custom audiences targeting feature: report

Facebook's Custom Audience targeting feature is one of the social network's most potent.

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