Facebook's Q3 Widely Viewed Content Report shows just one in the top 20 posts qualified as engagement bait, vs.100% a year earlier. For the first time since the report has been produced, none of the
top 20 posts violated platform rules. The Widely Viewed Content Report aims to provide transparency and context about what people see on Facebook by sharing the most-viewed domains, links, Pages and
posts for a given quarter on Feed in the United States.
The average time spent online is eight hours a day, engaged in activities with a smartphone, tablet or computer.
OOH used to be a glorified real estate business where location and road-side visibility was the unique selling proposition. Programmatic then emerged as a transformative equalizer to the conversation.
With a complete "through-line" view into what people consume beyond their home, brands have started to leverage the future of OOH and its connection to broader programmatic ecosystem. Walton
Isaacson's Managing Director of Digital Innovation, Albert Thompson, illustrates how brands have executed within the programmatic marketplace to stitch together a "connected experience" of ad
exposure. Physical Proximity is the driver as the consumer moves from gas stations, retail stores, business offices, public transit, biking paths, and ridesharing - all through OOH.
More than half of marketing decision-makers said social media content is valuable, though there are differences in individual industries.
Cosmo Media Labs, a production studio focused on content, gaming, Internet Protocol and brand partnerships, announced its launch today after securing investment from The Sandbox, one of the leading
decentralized gaming virtual worlds.
Evolving from a product to a brand at speed through digital content. Super Coffee's Senior Manager of Content and Influencer Marketing, Hilary Lemonick, shares how the healthy coffee brand doubled its
email and social media engagement rate in less than 6 months.
The all digital wireless carrier, Visible, developed a top to bottom approach for market infiltration via data and market research. The challenger brand's head of brand marketing, Pearl Servat, shares
with us how they leveraged a marketing mix of digital and traditional channels to introduce prospects to the brand at various touch points and drive consumers to its digital storefront. Learn how
Visibles repeatable & scalable marketing strategy is reshaping what meaningful experiential activations looks like for a digital-first brand.
Retail Media Networks (RMNs) have added new inventory, targeting, sales and measurement opportunities...and headaches, to the digital ad market. Kim, who manages media buying for Mindshare CPG
clients, maps the terrain. How are the RMNs from Walmart, Target, Kroger, etc. plugging into existing infrastructures, offering new and difference metrics of success, creating new challenges for
Hunter Douglas has been on a five-year journey of bringing ever more of its media buying and planning in-house, first search, then social, and now Video and programmatic and branding. But as Tiffany
Leung explores, this has been more than an operational shift. It required not only changing KPIs, staffing and messaging but a cultural shift to value a data-driven approach to all aspects of
marketing, internal organization and event onboarding customers.
While Gen Z spends more time on social media than ever before (51% on IG weekly, 48% on TikTok, 37% on Snapchat) and less (15%) watching cable weekly or more, marketers need to rethink their video ad
dollars. Meanwhile, Millennials are still more likely to say they've watched a TV series (69%) and movies (70%) in the last week than social media videos (58%). At MediaPost's TV & Video Insider
Summit, media agency Good Apple's VP, Media, Hyun Lee-Mill, shares their recent tests that identified the most effective ways to balance social media video and CTV spend. How do we optimize across the
current menu of video options?
Some 80% of people say they are more open to advertising or branded content when a piece of content is relevant to them, while about 88% of people say YouTube helps them expand their perspectives or
ways of thinking.
KERV Interactive COO Marika Roque describes the reasons that advertisers are tied into programmatic buying, the best channels that work with CTV, how search can support CTV campaigns, and the promise
of shoppable ads.
Well-researched content improves the likelihood that a purchasing manager will take a sales call from a vendor.
Brands that improve viewability, brand safety and ad-fraud prevention are more likely to see gains in their conversion rates.
More than half of consumers in a recent study said the ability to read comments is their favorite feature offered by publishers.
More than half of marketers said their audiences tend to engage more with UGC than branded content.
In 2020, The New York Times added a record 2.3 million digital-only subscriptions, bringing its subscriptions to digital products and print newspaper to more than 7.5 million. By focusing on improving
the reader experience, the Times has built stronger relationships with its subscribers and knows what type of information and storytelling resonates with their influential audience. Hear how The Times
is focusing on fewer higher quality ads and using its first-party data to offer targeting, based on emotional states and reader motivations, to provide more powerful ad experiences.
Brands that advertise next to positive articles about environmental issues are more likely to be perceived as eco-friendly.
Comcast and Disney spend the most on content, including scripted content and live sports.
How do you grow your brand in an extremely fragmented market? For GetYourGuide [GYG], it took consumer data, timing and making a spectacular splash. Already a market leader in Europe, the travel
booking site wanted to boost their brand awareness in the United States, so they turned to out-of-home media to help. In early 2021, with news that domestic travel in the U.S. was expected to open
before Europe and the U.K., they knew it was the optimal time to strike. After collecting data on American's newly acquired habits during lock down, GYG created specific messaging on how consumers
could experience those interests in real life. Zip-code lookalike technology determined GYG's target geographic areas for the OOH placements; which included billboards to maximize reach and transit
and place-based screens to drive website traffic. The campaign cut through the clutter, resulting in a 500% lift in unaided brand awareness, while driving over 42k online conversions - - exceeding
GYG's direct response goals.
At least that's my conclusion after Advertiser Perceptions shared its latest research with me on the topic.
OpenWeb on Thursday announced a partnership with NewsGuard to help OpenWeb combat disinformation and ensure it only partners with publishers publishing quality, reliable news.
Key takeaways of the study include users' increased screen time over the past year and their need for more authentic, relatable, and positive content.
Pew's analysis covers areas including privacy, on-platform abuse and Republicans' and Democrats' differing views on Twitter's major issues and overall impact on democracy.
A third of social media users engage with organic content from brands regularly by clicking on ads, visiting a brand's site or purchasing products. Not all sites perform the same, according to Model
B, a tech company with roots in AI, and Opinium, a New York-based agency.
Pew finds a large majority of U.S. adults (84%) say they get news from a smartphone, computer or tablet "often" or "sometimes," according to the research.
Thanks to wider use of sophisticated brand suitability and risk prevention strategies, brand risk for desktop display campaigns dropped by 2.4 points in the U.S. in the period.
What do you do if your company is being described as "stodgy" by Millennials? How do you attract a younger audience without alienating your Gen X and successful Boomer clients? That's what Windermere
Real Estate was facing. With a nearly 50 year legacy and flashy brands like Zillow and Redfin invading their space, Windermere needed to step up their game. Easier said than done when your budget
is limited, and you're up against VC-backed and publicly traded companies with plenty of money to spend. So they needed to get creative and find a space where they could stand out. That space was
Spotify. The music platform, a favorite among Millennials, gave Windermere the space to create their own branded station with home-themed playlists that could appeal to all generations. Spotify
also provided branded QR codes to directly engage consumers with Windermere's station in an off-line environment, i.e. OOH, business cards and TV ads. Since launching their branded station,
Windermere has earned more than 100K monthly active users and seen an 18% increase in direct traffic to their website. Spotify now plays an integral role in Windermere's media strategy.
Kantar says 39% of consumers are now satisfied with the "amount of content" on the streamer, up from 25% when Apple TV+ launched in November 2019.
The Kagan report projects $5.21 billion will be spent on originals -- around 38%. Previously, Netflix had told analysts it expected to spend $17 billion on content on a "cash basis."