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Tuesday, September 23, 2014

GoDaddy, Microsoft partner for SMB solution

Having a strong online presence is growing more important by the day for small businesses because more consumers are looking online for local business information first rather than last. However, many small businesses don't have the staff or resources to create websites that will compete with national chains. Enter a new partnership between GoDaddy and Microsoft. >>

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Report: 1 in 4 execs want more transparency

Lack of transparency continues to top the list of reasons advertisers are leery about the online space. That's the takeaway from a new report out from Marin Software which indicates that while most (88%) of advertisers surveyed use retargeting strategies in their online campaigns nearly half (43%) say attribution concerns top their list of reservations about retargeted campaigns. >>

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

SMB Roundup: Launches to simplify content, listings

Small businesses may benefit from two releases into the online space. One simplifies how SMBs create and manage online listings while the other is a content management solution set up to score branded content. >>

Monday, September 22, 2014

Forecast: Local media revs to push $140b

Local media is increasingly important to advertisers, especially in the online space, as more and more consumers switch how they consume news, entertainment and stay connected to important people in their lives. This importance should push local media ad revenues, right? Not as much as many might think. >>

Monday, September 22, 2014

Top 3 tips to better optimize branded content

There are many ways marketers can optimize their content. However, understanding consumer demand, identifying efficient channels, and diversifying content type are the three most fundamental things marketers should do before all else, according to one expert. Here is why: >>

Monday, September 22, 2014

Programmatic spending skyrockets through Nexage Markeplace

Here's an interesting nugget: the mobile programmatic spend is surging forward. According to data focused on the Nexage Marketplace the programmatic spend has increased more than 200% over the past year. One expert suggests the spending increase is the result of publishers and advertisers following consumers into the mobile space. >>

Friday, September 19, 2014

Brands: Why content needs better optimization

Over the next few months the BrightEdge Community Edition is launch globally, it's currently available to about 2 million brands; some early results from the platform include the finding that organic search is driving about 51% of traffic across industries. I had the chance to chat with Jim Yu about the platform and what it means for the online space. >>

Friday, September 19, 2014

Ad Roundup: Partnerships and acquisitions to improve platforms

This week two partnerships and an acquisition are helping online platforms shore up on the data front. Here's how the breakdown may affect advertisers and brands: >>

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Study: Mobile driving travel plans

The summer travel season is behind us, but it's just about time for destinations to start strategizing for holiday and winter travel. And, according to one new report, part of that strategy should be in mobile. >>

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Report: CPG brands reinvest in RTB

Programmatic, or real time bidding (RTB), ad options have grown in popularity across nearly all verticals over the past couple of years. Now, according to one report, CPG brands are increasing their programmatic spend. >>

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Report: In mobile, color matters

Are you using the right color palette in your mobile campaigns? If not, you could be missing a chance to engage consumers. According to new data out from Todacell, color matters for mobile marketers. Their research shows brighter, more energetic colors are most important for poorer countries while muted colors are more important for wealthier countries. >>

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Vungle releases ad tool, integrates with Adap.TV

Add a new product to those available for mobile, video advertisers: today Vungle is releasing a hybrid tool to their Vungle Exchange; the new product is simplify ad selection and serving for publishers. >>

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Location accuracy analysis reveals improvement for mobile ad campaigns

The latest Location Score Index from location-based ad network Thinknear is good news for mobile marketers with a marked increase in accuracy recorded. >>

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Marketers beware - research your target market or risk stereotyping

Advertising isn't hitting the mark when attempting to portray parents and older generations, new research suggests. >>

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Survey reveals general reluctance to pay for online content and apps

A survey conducted in the U.S. and U.K. aimed at finding out consumer attitudes to online content and apps reveals a general reluctance to pay despite intolerance for advertising. >>

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