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Survey reveals the most disliked ad formats

In 2004, Neilsen Norman Group (NNG) conducted a survey to determine which ad formats internet users in the U.S. disliked the most.

More than a decade later, it decided to revisit its survey and see what has changed given the considerable changes in the digital advertising ecosystem.

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Google Contributor: What you need to know

With annual advertising revenue exceeding $60bn, Google is one of the companies that stands to lose the most from the rise of ad blockers.

Recognizing that ad blockers are here to stay, Google is trying to make sure it has a seat at the table and can influence the ad blocking ecosystem. For instance, it joined the Coalition for Better Ads last year, and just announced it is preparing to build an adblocker into its Chrome browser that will remove ads that don't meet the Coalition's standards.

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Why did Amazon's online video shopping channel fail?

Last March, Amazon launched Style Code Live, a daily live online show that looked like an attempt to bring the home shopping channel into the 21st century.

But little more than a year later, Amazon apparently decided that Style Code Live was not going to be this generation's answer to TV shopping.

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10 intriguing digital marketing stats from this week

This week's roundup is a corker, including news about voice technology, mobile ad blocking, and experiential marketing.

If that’s not enough, be sure to download the Internet Statistics Compendium for lots more juicy stats. 

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Despite losses of $6.5bn, there is some good news in the fight against ad fraud

For years, ad fraud has been one of the biggest sources of concern among digital marketers, and for good reason.

While the costs of ad fraud in dollars are impossible to determine precisely, the estimates are huge and by most accounts number in the billions of dollars.

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Delivering data-driven content marketing for the travel industry

The travel industry is increasingly turning to content-led strategies to create and nurture relationships at all stages of the customer journey.

And it's paying off: a 2015 Aberdeen study showed 7.8x higher year-on-year traffic for content marketing leaders versus followers. Conversion rates are also 6x higher for content marketing adopters versus non-adopters.

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How brands can navigate today's super-political environment

Following Brexit and the US presidential election, many brands have responded to the polarized times by choosing to weigh in on political and social issues.

But brands face numerous challenges in trying to do this successfully. Chief among them: how do brands connect with consumers at a time when so many of them don't see eye-to-eye on some of the most important issues of our time? 

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Why Visit Sweden and other tourism boards are teaming up with Airbnb

From cabins in Cornwall to treehouses in Hawaii – Airbnb offers unique and enticing accommodation around the world. Its latest listing is even more unusual, with the brand promoting the entire country of Sweden as the ultimate place to stay.

It is part of Airbnb’s new partnership with Visit Sweden, which aims to attract international travellers to the country.

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Four tips for creating effective YouTube bumper ads

Earlier this year, I suggested why removing 30 second unskippable ads could prove to be a positive thing for brands.

Well, Google has only gone and backed up my point (thanks guys) with research showing that shorter ads can be far more successful than the aforementioned longer format.

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Six clever examples of what dynamic outdoor advertising can do

I've noticed outdoor advertising as the home of some of the best dynamic marketing of late.

Now that digital billboards are well established in cities like London and advertisers are accustomed to dynamic technology, campaigns are becoming less gimmicky, more effective.

I wanted to pick some examples of exciting digital outdoor campaigns that show what the medium can do.

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A day in the life of... Head of Product at a behavioural marketing company

SaleCycle specialises in email and on-site remarketing (otherwise know as behavioural marketing) and the company's head of product, Michael Barber, is this week's Day in the Life interviewee.

Read on to find out what Michael has to say, and don't forget to visit the Econsultancy jobs board if you're thinking of finding a new position yourself.

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Skoda uses real-time traffic data as part of digital OOH campaign

Skoda UK has launched a new digital out-of-home campaign to promote the new Kodiaq SUV. Combining contextual data with inspirational messaging, it’s a pretty nifty example of digital out-of-home (DOOH) advertising.

Here a run-down of the campaign and a few reasons why it works.

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