Marketers with the ability to quickly alter media budgets are 25% more likely than non-agile marketers to report their performance as stronger than industry competitors. And 48% state their marketing
performance exceeded internal expectations and marketing key performance indicators (KPIs), compared with 33% of marketers who do not follow this practice.
But many see skills and measurement as key barriers to growth, WARC and MMA report.
Emerging technologies such as blockchain, AI and IoT platforms -- systems of interrelated computing devices -- are gaining traction in the marketing world. But how effective are they in terms of
turning a profit?
Colab made it easier to create deepfakes, with forums to discuss and learn how to create images, but Google's restriction is expected to strongly impact the process.
Dstillery last week launched ID-free AI for cookieless ad targeting. The company will soon introduce a new version for health care.
Google is exploring how to give computers "social intelligence" to interact with humans without being too intrusive, using radar to understand human intentions and needs and react appropriately.
Some 57% of retailers in a survey said most of their customers begin their shopping journey on Google or Amazon. Nearly 1 in 3 retailers with the highest sales performance say they spend too much on
search engine marketing and optimization efforts to garner new prospects, with the remainder most likely to say they are spending slightly too much.
IBM Watson Advertising today announced the availability of data from The Weather Company, an IBM Business, on the Amazon Web Services (AWS) Data Exchange.
SEO has long been recognized as one of the most impactful, highest ROI marketing channels. Search is the starting point for 68% of online experiences, and ROI of SEO can be over 12-times greater than
other types of marketing spend.
Gartner analysts predict changes in media, from mobile app tracking to how B2B companies will use machine learning to slow the customer journey. Strategic planning may be the most interesting part of
Bias has become a challenge of technology. Consumers and policymakers have concerns about how AI, machine learning and the bias in algorithms might impact society.
Google Labs is back, but this time it's the internal name given to a new team created under a reorganization that aims to gather the company's innovative projects and long-term bets under one roof.
Twenty years of research advancements have helped elevate AI from a promising idea to an indispensable tool. Now Google says the technology is poised to help humanity confront some of the toughest
challenges ever faced, from persistent problems like illness and inequality to emerging threats like climate change. And do multiple tasks simultaneously.
The MRC Wednesday disclosed new milestones in the evolution of ad and media measurement standards, including the role of algorithms and the status of outcome measurement.
Artist and author Douglas Coupland created a series of slogans using machine learning, partnering with Google AI researchers who developed a language model based on his written work.
To fix this multibillion-dollar challenge, Google Cloud on Tuesday introduced Google Cloud Retail Search, a customizable onsite engine that provides recommendations and search results. It gives
retailers Google-quality search on their own digital properties.
The Coalition for Innovative Media Measurement, a division of the Advertising Research Foundation, this morning said it is launching new research to "better understand how time is spent across every
platform available on TVs today."
The NewtonX Graph uses APIs to interface with private databases from partners including recruiting firms, professional associations, trade associations and conference organizers, data providers and
search engines such as Dow Jones Factiva, Bing, Google, LinkedIn, and Xing, among others. It scans for professionals that match customer criteria.
The AI Standards Working Group, co-chaired by IBM Watson Advertising and Nielsen, has released a guide on Ai and machine learning for execs, marketers, and technologists. Bias is one key topic the
group will address based on feedback from industry participants.
A study of reactions to a video ad found that while sadness decreased sharing, other emotions like disgust slightly increased it. Emotion-provoking ads can create performance, though not in the
traditional sense. Emotions also can make an ad go viral, and entice consumers to latch on to the brand for life.
Deloitte describes technologies that can help retailers create bespoke customer experiences.
"Don't use small data to answer a Big Data question," said data scientist Zach Baze, chief intelligence officer at agencies Leo Burnett and Hawkeye.
Most companies have had to pivot from their 2020 marketing plans, but that's not what is making people most nervous, RR Donnelley reports.
How much can you trust Google to lead you down the correct path? Google and DeepMind researchers explain how they use data and machine-learning models to predict traffic flows.
The Democratic party may have won the ratings war, but when it comes to the emotional impact of the speeches, Republicans won the sentiment battle. That's the finding of an in-depth sentiment
analysis of every major speech delivered during the presidential conventions by WPP's SJR unit. The analysis shows the incumbent President generating the highest overall sentiment -- and index of 81
-- followed by five other GOP speakers (Dan Crenshaw, Ivanka Trump, Kim Reynolds, Kristi Noem and Mike Pence) before a DNC speaker ranks: Gabrielle Giffords with a sentiment index of 70.
Relevance and personalization are crucial to engaging consumers online, but effective personalized ads can be labor intensive and hard to scale. Not to mention the new data regulations and the fact
people are demanding privacy now more than ever. So how do marketers meet consumer demands in today's data-challenged world?
While many factors contribute to a TV commercial's success, less commercials in a group of TV spots has the highest importance. According to a new study from Comscore and Syracuse University's S.I.
Newhouse School of Public Communications, the relative importance of the number of commercials in a pod posted a "high" number -- 104.3 (the sum of weight attributes).
Continuous intelligence -- the ability to continuously analyze and extract data from search and internet-connected devices -- will consolidate the IoT analytics market and enable more advanced
analytics in near real-time, ABI Research says.
The milestone aims to show it is possible to achieve quantum speeds in a real-world system. In a research paper, Google scholars explain how the Google AI Quantum team developed a 54-qubit processor
that performs a target computation in 200 seconds. They estimate the world's fastest supercomputer would take 10,000 years to produce a similar output. It's not clear how this computer would benefit
the ad and marketing industries, or whether this development is the reason Google has invested millions and recently committed to investing $2 billion to offset energy use.
Video marketing was cited as important to marketing strategies by 76%, followed by GDPR compliance, artificial intelligence, machine learning tech or services, experiential marketing and reactive