A survey of buyers and sellers of online ads agree on two things: real-time bidding is here to stay, but it needs to develop a human touch.
Readers respond to the August Gloves Off question: Will "Do Not Track" destroy online ads?
Direct Marketing News spoke with DRTV vet Kevin Harrington about the history of the DRTV channel, how it's changed, and where it's heading.
Integrated digital advertising services company MediaMind, a division of DG, has formed a partnership with Omnicom Media Group announced July 31.
Search and Q&A website Ask.com has finalized its acquisition of nRelate, a company that suggests related stories to readers on publisher websites, says Doug Leeds, CEO of Ask.com.
Google is endeavoring to put a quantitative spin on certain beliefs currently held within the display advertising industry.
Facebook shares began trading at more than $42, raising enough to make it one of the largest tech IPOs in history.
More and more marketers are turning to mobile advertising as a means by which to reach consumers that are constantly on-the-go.
Google introduced the Brand Activate Initiative, designed to promote an alternative way of measuring the audience for online media by implementing metrics similar to those used in television, said Neal Mohan, Google's VP of display advertising, at Ad Age Digital Conference in New York.
GroupM, WPP's media investment management company, said online advertising reached $84.8 billion in 2011, confirmed John Wolfe, GroupM's communications director. The company also expects digital ad spend to reach $98.2 billion in 2012, according to its "This Year, Next year: Interaction 2012" report.
The Digital Advertising Alliance (DAA) debuted on Jan. 20 the first phase of a multistage campaign designed to educate consumers about online behavioral advertising.
Facebook started pushing Featured Ads to consumers' News Feeds on Jan. 11, a company spokesperson said via email.
I don't begrudge new Yahoo CEO Scott Thompson deflecting questions about Yahoo's display advertising prospects (even though he must have brainstormed his options considering talks with Yahoo began in November). But that doesn't mean I can't enjoy a little fun and project some possibilities.
Media services companies ZenithOptimedia and GroupM softened their independent global ad spending predictions for 2012 in forecasts released in early December. MagnaGlobal, a unit of advertising giant Interpublic, also cut its global advertising forecasts for 2011 and 2012, citing a "worsening economic outlook." But with positive effect of quadrennial events, such as the Summer Olympics, European soccer championship and U.S. presidential elections, will there still be some winning channels?
Even though holiday sales numbers grab the headlines, many marketers see the shopping season as just the beginning of their relationship with a customer. Using the influx of first-time buyers as an opportunity to expand their databases and better understand consumer behavior, marketers are finding that effective CRM strategies can make it feel like Christmas all year long.
Taking a closer look at 2011 and looking to the future we can see three distinct phases of the industry's self-regulatory movement emerge.
Brand marketers who favor creative ads that run at scale should not believe digital media to be the domain of direct-response advertisers and ignore the channel's capabilities, said the heads of two industry trade organizations at the "Digiday Agency" event on Dec. 12 in New York.
Google and Visit Florida, the state's official tourism marketing organization, have partnered on a digital marketing cooperative program that spans display, video and mobile, the companies said on Dec. 12.
AOL promoted Jim Norton to head of AOL sales on Dec. 9. Norton previously served as SVP of AOL Advertising's advanced sales team.
WPP-owned digital marketing firm 24/7 Real Media acquired digital video advertising firm Panache, said David Moore, founder, chairman and CEO of 24/7 Real Media on Dec. 6. Moore declined to disclose terms of the acquisition.
Twitter provided a "handful" of advertisers access to its self-service ad platform in November, Twitter spokesperson Matt Graves confirmed via email on Dec. 1. The company's chief revenue officer Adam Bain had mentioned the roll-out during in an interview at the Business Insider "Ignition 2011" conference on Nov. 30.
Yahoo will limit demand side platforms' (DSP) access to Yahoo Network Plus inventory on the company's Right Media Exchange (RMX) beginning in January, said Seth Dallaire, Yahoo's VP of sales, on Dec. 1.
Don Kennedy, SVP of network sales at AOL Advertising, discusses how advertisers are dealing with oversaturation in the display advertising landscape and how online publishers are dealing with remnant inventory challenges.
To absolve advertisers of underperforming click-through rates, Reuters writer Felix Salmon writes that online ads should function as bite-sized content aggregators.
Major brands are increasingly using more precise profile targeting - or "hypertargeting" - through Facebook as a cornerstone of their digital marketing and advertising campaigns, but should they be doing so?
Yahoo agreed to acquire advertising technology firm Interclick for $270 million, the company said on Nov. 1. The acquisition is expected to close by early 2012.
Pistol manufacturer Glock launched a 25th anniversary promotion with a new website, as well as print and digital ads featuring the well-known gun enthusiast R. Lee Ermey, aka "Gunny." An anniversary-themed sweepstakes, announced prominently on the site TeamGlock.com, offers consumers the chance to win a trip to the brand's birthplace and global headquarters in Austria.
Several points of alignment between government officials and industry executives emerged at a recent hearing on consumer online privacy.
What's in our mailbox this month: fitness postcards from Retro Fitness, American Woman Fitness Centers, Union's United Taekwondo Academy, and Bally Total Fitness. (We're totally pumped.)
Social data can improve a brand's bottom line and customer relationships. Just ask brands Infiniti and Diamond Nexus.
Here are three must-have data sets that every marketer should include in his or her email strategy.