Along with content marketing I don't think there's a more ubiquitous phrase right now in the world of marketing and advertising than anything that starts with the word "mobile." Everyone has their opinion, their idea, their beliefs and so on when it comes to mobile marketing and mobile advertising.
Just this past October yours truly wrote a piece entitled Mobile Marketing - The Elephant In The Room For Marketers. As I wrote then and still believe today "The fact of the matter is that mobile marketing – despite all its continued hype and promise has been severely under utilized by marketers of all shapes and sizes.
Among our fellow citizens, it is commonly believed that we ad hacks get paid to lie. While I am not prepared to stipulate, I do concede that sometimes we don't quite tell the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth.
So when you set out to write a piece entitled Advertising's 5 Biggest Lies, you are begging for trouble. It's like writing Las Vegas's 5 Worst Buffet Dinners or Pepsi's 5 Dumbest Marketing Ideas. No matter what you pick, someone's got something to top you.
Nonetheless, trouble is my business. So here we go -- advertising's 5 biggest lies:
You may love or hate Facebook, but surely it has gained its place in the marketing mix of small business owners. However, despite Facebook’s continuous efforts to drive more businesses to the platform, the information available to potential advertisers is somewhat confusing. This is why this post is a starter’s guide to Facebook advertising, explaining the difference among all the different ad formats.
Last week I had the distinct privilege of judging the Tomorrow Awards, an advertising award show dedicated to showing the future of communications, today. That’s right, along with my fellow “Monster Judges” from all over the world, we were tasked to scout out and celebrate the best ideas that point the way forward although they have been launched in the here and now.
Smart ways to live, and dumb ways to die. Advertising demonstrated it all over the past 18 months, and the best work will do battle at the 60th anniversary of the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity in Cannes, France.
Digital channels continue to provide advertisers with an ever-growing number of options for marketing to consumers, but there's a problem: many of their messages don't get through.
Many consumers, bombarded by ads, many of which they see as annoyances, have blinded themselves to certain types of ad units, and some, in an attempt to squash ads altogether, have turned to ad blocking software. Coupled with poorly-placed units, advertisers often have no idea how many of their ads have actually been viewed or were even viewable, prompting calls for viewability standards.
The social media era began in 2006, when Facebook first welcomed everyone over 13 and Twitter launched. We’ve been waiting six years now for some useful way of comparing the efficiency of traditional ads versus digital advertising. Such a method is now in sight.
Diversity in Advertising' asks the men and women behind some of the best adverts in the world why there's a dearth of black and ethnic minorities working in the industry, and what we can all do to change it.
We also examine how a diversity of different ages, races and genders can lead to a diversity of ideas, and help create messages that speak to as wide an audience as possible.
Native ads are the buzzword of the moment in digital advertising, as many content publishers see them as the answer to the disappointments of standard display ads. Their champions say ads that are disguised as content have higher click-through and engagement rates than intrusive banners because they’re contextual and have quality content.
Data aggregator and forecaster eMarketer has released a US mobile advertising projection that shows Twitter making more mobile ad revenue than mobile ad network Millennial Media, as well as Facebook and Apple’s iAd “network.” However in 2013 Facebook...