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  • Why First-Party Data Might Not Be Enough

    Forward   September 23, 2021  

    Marketers have to change how they evaluate success in a first-party world. The question to ask now is, “How can I help this person with what they need?” Not “How can I get this person to convert?”

  • Marketers Ride New Waves of Radio Advertising

    Forward   September 21, 2021  

    HBO Max, Macy’s, and other major companies are singing the praises of radio as a way to help brands distinguish their voice in an ever-crowded marketplace. The diversification of audio platforms and the rise of so-called screen-free media has expanded the opportunity for brands to expand their audio strategies and grow their audiences.

  • Preventing the Perils of Programmatic for Premium Video

    Forward   September 14, 2021  

    The theoretical advantages of programmatic advertising for a marketer are substantial. Lower transaction costs, more precise media targeting, greater flexibility, the ability to optimize creative and media in real time, and, of course, more competitive pricing should all lead to more efficient and more effective marketing. But how does the industry move beyond theory? There is a way.

  • Legacy Tech Is Driving Your Best People Away

    Forward   September 7, 2021  

    For brands and organizations that need to compete for talent in today’s marketplace, creating a seamless and connected work environment is nonnegotiable. Collaboration tools can help marketers operating in virtually any industry make the typical workday better — and strive to create a pleasant experience for both their teams and companies.

  • How to Automate a Scope of Work Program

    Forward   September 2, 2021  

    An automated scope of work program can provide several benefits for brands and their agencies, including an improved and more valuable client-agency relationship, but getting there requires a clear vision. Here’s how to get started.

  • Your Market Doesn’t Exist

    Forward   August 31, 2021  

    While it’s always been true that a business needs great products and great marketing to be successful, in today’s world, great marketing can’t save a so-so product, and products don’t become great without marketing. Here are a few reasons why marketers should feel empowered to lead a new growth agenda within their organizations.

  • Fix the Metrics, Fix the Incentives, Fix the Problems

    Forward   August 24, 2021  

    Digital media is hardly the first casualty of perverse incentives caused by bad metrics. Many markets have broken down thanks to poor proxies for quality, but history indicates there’s still hope to set things straight.

  • Decoding CTV Measurement

    Forward   August 3, 2021  

    It’s no secret that 2020’s lockdowns ushered in a boom of home streaming, and CTV was no small part of it. To shed light on the shift to CTV, Innovid partnered with the ANA for a first-of-its-kind study to give marketers the answers and tools they need to decode CTV measurement.

  • Why CMOs Are Going All-In on Marketing Operations

    Forward   July 27, 2021  

    As complex market conditions and sudden disruptions like the COVID-19 pandemic put pressure on marketers to respond to new realities at a moment’s notice, it’s putting marketing operations at the forefront as the key to agility, collaboration, and customer focus.

  • How Marketers Sharpen Their Personalization Playbook

    Forward   July 20, 2021  

    Adding personalization to marketing and advertising programs seems pretty straightforward (at least on paper). However, to generate the most value out of personalization, brands need to establish a framework that empowers teams across the enterprise, while maintaining governance regarding the company’s business processes.

  • Why Video Out-of-Home Can’t Be Overlooked

    Forward   July 8, 2021  

    With the average person served thousands of ads per day, advertisers need frequency alongside a medium that is effective in reaching their audiences to make a lasting impression. Here are four reasons it’s time for advertisers to embrace video out-of-home advertising (VOOH) as part of the larger marketing mix.

  • Omnichannel Advertising in a Streaming-Centric World

    Forward   June 29, 2021  

    Like the shift from landlines to mobile devices, society is likely to continue its preference for CTV and digital video over linear TV. For marketers, this requires a shift in media strategy. Though marketers have been operating in an omnichannel world for a while, they must now confront the complexity of a fragmented digital environment and refocus their omnichannel advertising strategies with CTV rather than linear TV at the center.

  • The Addressability and Identity Renaissance

    Forward   June 24, 2021  

    Third-party data used to be “good enough” — it was relatively inexpensive, easily accessible, and didn’t require much of an acquisition strategy. Now, to provide the experiences consumers expect, marketers must better understand who buyers are and how they can be served beyond demographics. It requires a multidimensional data strategy.

  • Radio Dials Up the Audio Experience Post-Pandemic

    Forward   June 17, 2021  

    As COVID restrictions began lifting late last year and consumers started to circulate again, radio harnessed what makes it such a special medium for consumers, with a renewed focus on creating immersive experiences built on trust.

  • Technology Unleashes Creativity for Brands

    Forward   June 15, 2021  

    For technology to add real value for creative teams, it must meet the growing complexity of building, managing, and distributing marketing assets. It also needs to improve the entire creative flow — not just introduce more tools, additional processes, and unwelcome tasks.

  • Advertisers Must Get on the Right Side of Privacy

    Forward   June 10, 2021  

    Brands and organizations already know that walled gardens have exploited and distorted privacy for their own ends. On the open web, the choice is up to marketers whether they’ll do the same. Cutting corners and seeking loopholes around privacy principles will only further undermine consumer trust.

  • How to Prepare for the Changing Nature of Data

    Forward   June 8, 2021  

    Amid seismic shifts in the digital landscape, one question consistently arises: What can brands and advertisers do to adapt? One major part of the answer is first-party data, which is expected to play an outsized role as cookies fade, privacy rules ramp up, and consumers continue to demand more privacy and better customer experiences. Strong first-party data strategies look different for each organization, but here are seven tips every marketer should consider.

  • Brands Commit to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

    Forward   June 3, 2021  

    While raising awareness about diversity has been a long-standing effort among many brands and organizations, more advanced companies are embracing what is now a global social movement to make substantive and sustainable changes in the marketing field with diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) initiatives.

  • Shifting the Conversation from Advertising to Marketing

    Forward   May 13, 2021  

    To be sure, technology and online regulation are top of mind for brands and organizations. But they shouldn’t overshadow the needs of people. That means marketers must get to know their audiences — and not just on an insert-first-name-here basis, but in ways that will legitimately help to inform how brands create memorable customer experiences.

  • Driving Growth By Evolving the Customer Experience

    Forward   May 11, 2021  

    If brands want to ignite growth in a post-pandemic environment, they must reimagine the way they deliver experiences — and that means weaving experience through every part of their organization.