The Three Sides of Transparency in Digital Advertising

With the anticipation of GDPR, the topic of transparency in the industry is getting hotter by the second. Come May, digital advertisers will face the new data privacy regulation as GDPR will take effect in the EU. This is where transparency comes into play. Today, we will have a refresher on this open form of communication and its significance. We will look at the three sides of transparency from the following perspectives: the publisher, the advertiser, and the user.

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Content Marketing: Keeping Up with the Status Quo

With content taking over the online marketing industry, it is important to keep up with this effective strategy’s status quo. These days, without content, marketers risk a great potential of consumers and audiences to target. Content is a flexible way to attract and build trust with your audience. Well-done content can bring loyalty to your service, product or brand. Today, we will share some tips and tricks for you to implement into your content marketing strategies.

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Video Ad Campaigns: What Advertisers Should Consider

Visuals are all the rage today: it is immediate, direct, and convenient for the one viewing it. Today’s easily accessible way to consume digitally is something that advertisers need to consider. This is due to the high likelihood of online users staying onto the campaign once hooked with an appealing setup. Today, we will talk about the importance of video ad formats and how to better optimize your video ad campaigns.

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Google’s Latest Rule Following the Coalition: Better Ads Only!

The digital advertising industry is up for a new challenge. Google recently announced late last year its latest plans to block ads that are classified as “annoying” to online users. This results from the industry group, Coalition for Better Ads, which comprise of various companies. GroupM, AppNexus, and Criteo are a few among the many members while others such as Google and Facebook stand as the Coalition’s board members. The Coalition strives to prevent the increased threat of ad blocking, which would deeply affect digital advertising companies across the board. Today, we will have a look at Google’s Better Ads initiation, which is sparked by the Coalition.

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Effective Publisher Video Content: What Should Be Considered?

With today’s easily accessible way of consuming content online, moving content is one of the many rising trends that increasingly improves in hooking online users. This is due to the convenience that videos bring forth toward viewers. eMarketer research states that the average time spent watching digital videos a day in the U.S. started at 61 minutes in 2015. This number is projected to go up to 81 minutes by 2019. Thus, publishers are migrating over to putting out more moving content on social media sites such as Facebook and Instagram as well as on their own sites. Moving content, or videos, on publisher sites are interesting and beneficial for many reasons. Today, we will have a look at why publishers are increasingly using video content and why you should too.

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The Programmatic Rise: An Overview of the Rapid Influence on Media Buying

The digital advertising industry continues to evolve. Online marketers have been consistently finding ways to offer a better user experience for online consumers while earning promising revenue. Over the past five years, programmatic buying has been proven to fulfill the needs of both advertisers and publishers.

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Case Study: Revamping Ad Formats with Dynamic Creative Optimization

2018 is the year that calls for advertisers to consider revamping their ad formats. Nowadays, innovative and creative outlets go a long way in targeting markets. With more visual and optimized formats, advertisers are sure to reach their targets and offer a better, user experience. We recently discussed that advertisers have a need for innovation: creative optimization. Our expert, Stefan Klimek, Global Vice President of Finance, HR, and Commercial at plista describes that advertising formats are “becoming more dynamic, animated, and fundamentally more creative.” Today, we would like to share with you a case study of a plista e-commerce client who had a great campaign experience using our DCO technology.

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Native vs. Performance: The Differences and Relationship of the Two

When it comes to earning revenue, publishers and advertisers are quick to think of ways to best reach their target markets within the digital advertising industry. Media planners have to consider what types of tools they can use to push ads and content as well as how to target the right audiences.

That said, we would like to share the differences between native advertising and performance marketing. These two strategies are sure to help advertisers and publishers succeed in reaching their goals of offering target audiences a better user experience. We will also have a look at how the two can go hand in hand together as well as how different native ad formats can support performance.

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From Traditional to Innovative: What Comes Next? An Outlook of 2018

As we start a fresh year, we continue to build onto 2017’s happenings in the digital advertising industry. We recently reflected on 2017’s trends and buzzworthy topics.

Many trends have helped transform both advertisers’ and publishers’ tactics of target reach to earn more revenue. This is due to the rising demographic of mobile device users. Increased ad spending as well as data insights and personalization were also a few among these transforming trends.

The change of majority device usage from “traditional” desktop to mobile has left publishers and advertisers to consider two ways of reaching their target users: through creative and native ad formats. That said, we would like to share some projections of what 2018 will bring to the digital advertising industry.

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Native Programmatic: What Does It Mean for Publishers?

Today, we are back in discussing the hot topic of programmatic advertising. We recently had a look at how this automated buying method yields a great advantage to advertisers who bid on coveted ad slots on various publisher sites. We mentioned that the rapid growth of mobile device use is one of the main reasons why advertisers should go native with programmatic; through this method, advertisers have a more refined target reach. Since we are familiar with the advertisers’ perspective on going native programmatic, what does it mean for the publishers, who are opposite the process?

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