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Are product reviews useful? Let's start with some hard and unbiased numbers! A March 2018 poll from shopper insights firm Field Agent unveiled that three-quarters of respondents surveyed cited product reviews as an essential purchase driver (eMarketer). Another research by eMarketer found that only 8.5% of global internet users don’t like recommendations when shopping digitally. If you’re looking to buy a book or a game, a beauty product or a...

No matter how good the ad or content that lead the users to your website is, the page that they land on is all the more important for the conversion. Landing pages are standalone web pages created with the conversion in mind. Advertisers will often ask why is the conversion rate low or bounce rate high, but this is something that publishers have no control of. Their task is to...

Before we get into all the juicy details, let’s first define native advertising. While it’s often mistaken with content advertising, it’s not necessarily the same thing. Native ads need to align with the organic content of a website, mimicking the tone and providing the value that the audience of that website expects. While traditional and programmatic media buying are still widespread, ad blocking and banner blindness are increasingly becoming a problem...

If anyone doubted that multichannel marketing is the optimal advertising strategy, 2018 surely convinced that one person. Not only did Google again make a huge change in its algorithm with mobile-first indexing, but GDPR and the Facebook Cambridge Analytica scandal also impacted the way data is collected and used. What if Facebook disappeared scenario almost happened and users got harder to reach and define. Digital advertising is moving at the...

When it comes to purchase intent targeting strategy, pay per click advertising is the way to go. However, smaller businesses will often struggle with this model, losing dollars without remarkable results. The first step in determining the effectiveness of your campaign is to enable conversion tracking (Forbes 2018). While automatic bidding saves a lot of time, manual bidding gives you control on all levels to allocate your budget towards strategies...

Alex was walking down the street, consumed by thoughts about the meeting he was going to have in the morning with an unsatisfied advertiser. As a campaign manager, he had to find a way to keep them happy and returning each quarter with more budget. The numbers didn’t tell a good story. Not a lot of users clicked on the advertiser’s ads, and the ones that did didn’t proceed to...

Kyle is browsing one of his favorite sports websites. He's reading about the new marathon that he'd like to participate in. Suddenly, there it is! In the middle of the article, an ad jumps up at him. It's showing a pair of running sneakers with a special discount just for him. Kyle isn't annoyed by this because wouldn't you know it, he's actually in need of a new pair. He...

[mkdf_list_ordered]Make sure all team members can be locked in should the urgent requests arrive Buy love: send gifts to the clients to be on their good terms. If your team needs an extension on an RFP response, then make sure to shell out big time. Buy a coffee drip (it’s essential that caffeine flows straight through your veins) Keep ad ops team in an office lockdown until Q1. Important:...

Over the course of years in the online advertising industry, I was fortunate enough to work with some amazing mentors who groomed me for success. Here are some things I learned. Sales planners are cheerful and social. Why? Because they are connecting multiple teams and coordinating between them. Their hand anatomy has evolved in a way so it handles typing over 50 words per second on average, which has proven to...

[mkdf_list_ordered]They throw a fit and tell everyone how their ad campaign is about to under-deliver. “The worst has happened. The world will end. The FroYo Fruit Salad Cyber Monday Special ad campaign is about to under-deliver.” They cry to AdOps on Skype and demand that ALL the other campaigns be paused because “their” campaign is about to under-deliver. Then they send their client a super charming note asking for...

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