Advertisers’ spend on digital formats worldwide is predicted to increase 17.4 percent to $583.92 billion according to a recent forecast from eMarketer. That represents 38.3 percent of the world’s entire ad budgets. Almost half of that money will go to Google and Facebook. According to eMarketer, Google will likely make […]
Can brand ads for apps drive installs better than traditional direct response ads? That’s what Lyft discovered working with Google’s Art, Copy & Code project. In a case study published today, Google shares some surprising findings from their analysis of thousands of YouTube videos running TrueView app install ads for […]
IBM and Salesforce announced a strategic partnership on Monday that brings insights from IBM’s Watson AI into Salesforce Intelligent Customer Success Platform. Integrating IBM Watson APIs will add a new level of AI to Salesforce’s Einstein to offer more insights for sales, service, marketing, commerce and more. Retailers, for example, […]
Marketing automation sounds nice, and any kind of automation can make life easier when used properly. However, as with most technologically fueled tasks, it may not always live up to the hype. Maintenance, oversight, and glitches may throw a marketing team off balance, creating more work in the long run. […]
If you read my recent post on Customer Data Platforms Revisited very, very closely, you might have noticed it listed a category of data vendors who “store unified profiles and expose to other systems”, which is pretty much the core definition of a Customer Data Platform. You would also have […]
A few weeks ago, Instagram announced that users would soon start seeing ads in their feeds. This announcement was met with some concern that the platform that’s known for organic content would be flooded with irrelevant, spam-like ads from brands. Instagram is hoping to keep the same natural look but […]
As I noted in a post last year, there is a universe of specialized marketing automation systems for companies that sell through channel partners. These products address several interrelated challenges: distributing leads to partners without losing track of performance; distributing partner-customized versions of company-created content; and helping partners run their […]
As I mentioned last week, there haven’t been many new B2C marketing automation products in recent years. But this doesn’t mean the industry has been stagnant. New developments have come from established vendors who are steadily expanding their products.