Two thirds of brands and agencies will shift budget away from TV to fund the 43% YOY increase.
Mobile's 76% growth paces the medium's fifth consecutive year of double-digit gains, according to the Interactive Advertising Bureau.
Segments can be constructed by type of music, time of day, location, or mood.
The functions of multichannel analysts are laid out in a new report from the Digital Analytics Association.
Here are just a few areas of opportunity prime for savvy marketing.
Mobile's rise is the cause. Device display will pass desktop ads for the first time in 2015, according to a new forecast.
Google head of agency client development David Jaye leaves to take the marketing helm at The Weather Channel's parent company.
Altimeter Group's Rebecca Lieb explains what seamless, multichannel experiences all share; plus, which brands are already bridging the physical and digital realms.
Two DMN Marketing Hall of Femme honorees are among the five winners of the Cojones Awards handed out at SXSW.
The longtime force in direct mail beefs up its digital chops with the purchase of the Silicon Valley agency.
The researcher sees just 2% unit growth in the five years, led by Androids. Losing share will be the category-creating iPad.
This isn't your average cookies conversation.
Jobsville's latest stab at device dominance is not exactly ringing alarms in marketing quarters, though some interesting possibilities are being pondered.
A study shows that on sites with 10% or more fake traffic even bona fide visitors hardly ever convert.
DialogTech integrations will give Adobe users more insight into driving phone interactions.
Integral Ad Science beefs up its video tracking capabilities with the addition of Veenome.
The ratings king prepares for a day when programmatic buying migrates to broadcast television.
The mobile pieces of the data collection opt-out puzzle are put in place.
Barber shops and pizza parlors entered the digital arena long ago. Now candidates for local office can toss their hats into the ring.
The Marketing Cloud bids adieu to its Preferred Marketing Developer program in favor of a closer link with the leading social network.
The goal: remove click-through rate as a key metric for display advertisers, says Madison Logic Data's CEO.
Programmatic buys edge closer to direct publisher placements, registering a viewability percentage of 43% in Q4.
WPP Digital CEO Mark Read will succeed the longtime chief of the direct agency.
PK4 media introduces a "Drag Ad" alternative to "Skip Ad."
The digital newsstand seeks to expand adoption with an "all-you-can-read" plan for $9.99 a month.
It acquires Appoxee, a mobile marketing platform created for marketers by marketers.
Some 55% of video media placements purchased by 18 leading brands over three months were fraudulent, according to Clearstream.
What was hot in marketing in 2014? We take a look back at DMN content that resonated most with readers.
The five-year veteran of the company succeeds Bryan Kennedy, who will now oversee both Epsilon and Conversant.
The motor corporation revs up its interaction with car lovers and gamers not through showrooms, but in living rooms.
Though an effective engagement medium, digital media may not be a marketers' best option for building a brand image, and ultimately, influencing buyers.
Ten percent more social networking will take place on mobile. The ranks of Instagram and Twitter users will swell by 15 and 9%, respectively.
Currently pegged at $3.2 billion, it will top $7 billion in 2017, predicts an eMarketer study.
Bread-and-butter spot ads are declining by 3%, but the medium's other-channel revenue shows life.
The Colombian pop superstar bests Darth Vader to claim "Most Shared Video Ad Ever" honors, says Unruly's Top 20 Most Shared Ads of 2014 list.
The addition of one of the industry's top video ad platforms makes it a key player in the video space, says Yahoo.
Don't buy into the hype. More than half of companies are not using digital marketing technology, reveals 451 Research's study of software buyers and vendors.
The Clymb, a flash retailer of close-outs on outdoor gear, goes pioneering in cross-channel analytics and sees a 10% sales increase among targeted segments.
In earnings call, the COO claims Facebook is 44% more accurate than the industry average at targeting and promises increasing investment in ad tech.
Sprouting from the Direct Marketing Association convention today were retargeting refinements, rules for breach behavior, and, yes, some darn fine Brussels sprouts.
Industry experts explore the value in a person's cyber identity for marketers.
The goal is to flame the perception that technology and creativity live under one roof at the company, says President Andy Frawley.
Overall Internet ad revenues escalate by 15% to $23 billion, also fueled by increased activity in social media and video.
There are five reasons elite marketers trounce the competition: testing, targeting, spending, mobilizing, and democratizing.
Ads purchased programmatically will double this year to $10 billion, and then again to $20 billion in 2016, a new study forecasts.
Facebook's reworking of Microsoft's old ad platform provides marketers with cross-device tracking capabilities and metrics. Will Atlas lift the social network to Googalian heights?
That's a compound annual growth rate of 13.7%. Offline advertising, meanwhile, will limp along at about 1% a year over the same period, according to Forrester.
The first course dedicated to senior-level marketers at the school will endeavor to teach them to think strategically in a digital world.
Have recipes for video content, be adventurous with mobile, and sprinkle liberally with hashtags, social executives like Google's Kristina Hahn recommend.
More than half of consumers expect marketers to have better data on them that will improve targeting, says a Harris Interactive study.
In looking to solve complex tech issues, the association opens up full membership to agencies and solutions providers.
The snacks brand found a healthy way to navigate today's world of digital marketing saturation.
It partners with game-maker Arkadium to add 60 new digital games to its site, offering advertisers more segmented breakdowns of players.
The company relied on digital to get its growing children's apparel brand off of the ground.
Pandora, meanwhile, attracts more user time but far fewer digital advertisng dollars, says a study.
Robert Thomson warns the EU that an antitrust deal with Google will lead to a decrease in competitive options for marketers and an increase in piracy.
Some 60% of brands now buy online video programmatically, according to a study from AOL's Adap.TV.
It will increase by 56% to $6 billion, then taper off due to growth in inexpensive mobile placements, says a new study.
CEO Ed Heffernan says the acquisition "bulks up" the digital marketing power of Alliance and its Epsilon and Loyalty One units.
People and Entertainment Weekly team up to deliver one of the first cross-channel video campaigns powered by HTML5.
There is a viewing-screen transference underway. People are watching four fewer hours of TV and four more hours of digital video than they did this time last year.
Will the Great Recommender introduce "pretargeting" to the menu? Is it destined to become the King of Conversion? Or will its ad business simply settle in between Google's and Facebook's?
The long road to digital marketing leadership starts with organizational alignment, a study finds.
A digital agency for politicians puts the power of presidential electioneering into the hands of Congressional campaigns.
A desktop version of the OS is set to begin competing with Apple, Google, and Microsoft in October.
A Google product engineer introduces a browser plug-in that outs native advertising.
Price still rules as an online purchase influencer, says a new survey, but basic brand assets should not be ignored in online product presentations.
A survey of 525 chief marketers finds them voyaging between digital discovery and digital deliverance, riding out turbulent trends to positions of newfound respect.
Was there truth to John Oliver's rant or was the comedic host unfair in his admonishments?
Data, social, and the new role of the CMO were just a few of the topics covered during Accenture's #digitalchat on Twitter.
Marketers take note. There's a trend that's sweeping in: the push for open data innovation.
New integration with comScore aims to allow marketers to see real, verifiable audience when buying ads direct or programmatically.
Researchers quibble about just how big the Internet of Things is going to be, but a new report says it's going to be huge and that marketers need to pay heed.
Norwegian moviegoers got front-row seats when Sony took dynamic digital ads off the Web and into theaters.
The cloud-based platform syncs with marketing automation and capitalizes on user behavior to extend view times.
Chief marketers who usurp the CDO role earn the board's respect, as well as base salaries of $500,000 and up, says a new study.
Marissa Mayer can take credit for reversing ad declines. Still, her company will fall out of digital's Top 3 by year's end, according to eMarketer.
It continues to integrate functionalities from BlueKai, Responsys, and Eloqua.
Marketers have always put calls-to-action in messaging, but research suggests that sequenced ads may be more effective.
The enterprise service bus, that is. New applications added to its platform promise access to custom solutions employed by large enterprises.
Young adults touch their cell phones an average of 43 times a day—and that's just when they're not on other devices, says a new study urging marketers to keep millennial messaging consistent.
A seat on one of Virgin Galactic's first-planned space flights is first prize in a contest sponsored by Virool.
Seventy percent of consumers hop from desktop to smartphone to tablet when researching products. More than half of them, though, consummate the sale in-store.
Webydo, which gives designers the keys to Web design, seeks to challenge Adobe.
The agency becomes the latest combatant in the war against unviewable video ads.
Interactive content can help publishers achieve their revenue goals.
Three quarters of global marketing chiefs see digital creating a new game in the years directly ahead. The same number, however, doubt they'll be ready for it.
The Data Trust, a provider of lists to conservative candidates, links with Targeted Victory to expand into online.
Through Yahoo Gemini marketers can push Tumblr native ads across Yahoo's entire portfolio.
A study shows that consumers don't mind ads if it means they can continue to access free media.
At the end of the day, the consumer is the most important person when it comes to the success of advertisements through a video medium.
More than 2,000 digital consulting experts will join with PwC as strategic adviser to businesses in digital transformation.
It partners with 360i to help brands forecast what content is about to go viral using its proprietary predictive engine.
Ad exchanges displayed marked increases in reach, efficiency, and user quality in the last quarter, a Neustar study says.
O3b Networks, whose cofounder heads Google's satellite venture, brings real-time connectivity to ships and drilling platforms in remote sea locations.
A market share grab for smartphones and tablets has computer and electronics marketers devoting half of their digital ad dollars to direct-sales vehicles.
The share of budget allocated for digital marketing is growing by leaps and bounds.
It's time for marketers to shed their misconceptions of referral marketing as a low-volume, low-impact awareness strategy.
They might be longtime rivals, but Microsoft and Salesforce are now partners.
It becomes the second marketing services provider to tap the open-source framework's YARN platform to speed processing of Big Data.
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