Tagged 'digital advertising'

Dollars Are Shifting to Digital from TV Very Quickly

Posted by Roy de Souza on September 11th, 2013 at 8:49 am

A snarky Ad Age columnist, Dave Morgan, has said that marketers will have a tough time shifting 10-20% of their TV ad dollars online as they’ve said they wanted to:
With ... increasing pressure to be innovative, many advertisers and agencies today are in a headlong race to shift and diversify their TV ad budgets, taking greater advantage of multiplatform-platform “video.” And why not? TV advertising is expensive and campaign reach is declining thanks to audience fragmentation.
However noble and well-intentioned, however, the expectations of many of these advertisers and agencies are unrealistic, particularly those calling for 10% to 20% budget shifts out of TV into digital video. That’s because, you see, 97% of all video viewing in the U.S. still occurs on TV. Yes. Whether the data is from Nielsen, Pew or eMarketer, all agree that only a small fraction of video viewing in the U.S. today occurs on devices other than the TV.
Yes. And no. Because this data is misleading.
First,  reach in the old sense of the word — mass markets — doesn’t even exist on TV these days. To reach the consumers major brands need... Read more

RTB Brings Granularity

Posted by Mitchell Weisman on August 20th, 2013 at 6:00 am

Taking a granular approach to all elements of digital advertising, from calculating user values to testing ad effectiveness, can help all of us unleash the potential of the app economy.

What Social Video Means to the Online Video Space

Posted by Anupam Gupta on August 8th, 2013 at 9:08 am

Business Insider’s latest BI Intelligence report examined the impact of social video on the digital distribution and consumption of video content. BI defines social video as “video that is influenced — in any part of the pipeline, from production to distribution — by social media.”
It’s no surprise that social media has become entwined with our video consumption habits, considering it also informs most of our other behaviors from shopping to parenting to interacting with friends and family. What is interesting, however, is how it is actually changing video content itself.
Social media audiences aren’t known for their attention spans, so new video content is being condensed to suit their viewing habits. BI calls it “snacking” on video. Shorter videos are more conducive to sharing, and some of the newer social mobile video apps like Instagram, Vine and Tout limit video duration to 15 seconds or less. The average duration of an online video was 5.6 minutes in April 2013, compared to 6.6 minutes one year ago, according to comScore.
In the last five years, every digital shop has gotten the request from a client: “make us a viral video.” Going viral is the end all, be all of video advertising, because it... Read more

The End of Intuition? A Discussion with David Edelman

Posted by Penry Price on May 14th, 2013 at 5:08 am

Marketers need intuition more than ever before. The masses of data that they can analyze, and the tools available, can certainly find interesting patterns on their own, but that is just one ingredient in the value creation recipe. Since there’s so much data out there, good intuition (and by that, I’m including judgment as well) is necessary to set priorities for what to look for, what matters to the customer, what the competitive landscape looks like and how behaviors are changing over time.

The End of Intuition: A Discussion with Paul Pellman

Posted by Penry Price on March 13th, 2013 at 6:33 am

Advertisers have always trusted their guts when it comes to connecting with consumers. But, how do we really know that works? Enter data science. The numbers are out there to tell us if campaigns are truly effective, and it’s sparking a debate over the end of intuition.