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Ads that follow you from one website to another are increasingly common, but in the rush for more tailored advertising, age-old wisdom may be lost.
.Weighing In On RetargetingMy friend Frank Pollock asked me to weigh in on this excellent post from Sloan. Here is my take on The New Ad Retargeting:The Future Of Ad RetargetingGreat post by +Frank Pollock. Here is my answer to his question:Retargeting works, but I like where this post is going too. I've felt for some time that simple static retargeting is dead. Static retargeting is displaying a batch and blast ad group and this article rightfully picks that idea apart.I see a new kind of retargeting that combines sophisticated ad serving of thehttp://www.adzerk.com/ variety combined with predictive analytics, personas and segments. It is not enough to know I didn't respond to that last ad display. It is more important to know that I didn't respond and so that puts me into a new track, a track created by others within the same archetype or persona group (or tribe) who've acted in the same way. Can you rogue out of all tracks? Sure but those are exceptions that prove the value of well thought out branching paths and algorithms. When you are on track A and don't click you fall through to track A-1 and so on. The view / click feedback loop is so important and something quants such as +Melinda Thielbar should be able to help us tighten. Anytime "sophisticated" and "branching algorithms" are in the same sentence it means your creative investment must quadruple, but that will be true for Web 3.0 anyway since we will create NO static boxes and only dynamic threads to be fed based on sophisticated branching algorithms. Would I use simple static ad retargeting now? Probably NOT. Would I combine retargeting with ad serving, personas and sophisticated branching what if algorithms? In a heart beat :).M
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Great Scoop via Martin Smith about Retargeting. Read the article and Martin's Insight.
Very interesting application for non-profits.