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A fusion of Basis Technologies' stories, best practices, and ad tech industry happenings.

2024 Trends for Travel and Tourism Marketers

Highlighting value, actioning first-party data, and leaning into new tech will make for winning travel and tourism campaigns in 2024.

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One entrepreneur's journey from beneficiary to angel investor

Read the Entire Story on Crain's Chicago Business 

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Impact of the Digital Explosion and Life of a Media Planner

What do digital media planners do? Are they immersed in building creative and strategic approaches? Are they media ninjas focused on hitting an exact target for advertiser success? Where do they spend most of their time? One word: spreadsheets. The comical, yet sadly true snapshot below brings this reality to life.

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Future of Media, Digital Mistakes and Outsourcing

What is the future of media? “We are witnessing a transformational moment in our industry. We are at the beginning stages where an industry lets go of broken and outdated business models (and processes) in order to be young again and creative about new models and new types of relationships,” as Shawn Riegsecker, CEO of Centro, stated in a recent interview with The Makegood.

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Shawn Riegsecker's Centro Builds an Open Workflow Platform for Agencies

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Gain/Strain, Innovation Obstacles & Online Ad Spending

More Gain, Less Strain. This is a reoccurring theme for the client/agency relationship as emphasized in a recent CMO Council study. Top “strains” include limited knowledge of business and digital landscape, agreed upon performance metrics, integration of marketing plans/services, lack of value add strategic thinking and budget/pricing issues.

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US Online Ad Spend and the Cross Platform Bump

According to eMarketer, U.S. online spending will grow 23.3% to $39.5 billion in 2012. Additionally, it will exceed total spend for print magazines and newspapers for the first time. Meanwhile, TV ad spending is expected to grow, albeit at a slower pace, alongside online growth.

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Brand Storytelling At Its Finest

ADOTAS – What makes a brand stand out? What makes a brand resonate with consumers? What makes a brand evoke an emotional connection that is so powerful, it turns consumers into brand ambassadors? It’s when a brand can tell an incredibly influential yet simple story that touches a consumer on a personal level.

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The Download on Applications: Consumer App’lash?

How many applications are on your phone? Maybe 25? How many of them you use each day? Maybe 5? Most applications are either deleted or remain unused after a few months. Flurry Analytics showed applications only have a 5% retention rate after 6 months. Another report from localytics showed that 26% of users who download an application use it once and never use it again. Most want their applications to be “sticky”, but to effectively do this, applications need to provide a consumer benefit, be refreshed and a have a consistent advertising presence to ensure success.

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The Download on Applications: Application Adoption

High adoption rates (85% of iPhone owners have downloaded an app, 84% of Android users) show us that mobile applications definitely meet a specific consumer need. People love their apps!

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