Meta's ad-free tier, Google's AI image tools, Amazon's lead gen ads and more feature in this month’s list of search and social news.
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Up until now, the internet has been thought of as mostly a direct-response medium, in the eyes of marketers and brands. If all goes well, however, we should start to see a big shift in that view of online efforts.
Ladies and gentlemen, in one corner we have Premium Content weighing in at high CPMs, guaranteed inventory and brand safety. In the other corner we have Scalable Audience Buying weighing in at low CPMs, performance-based inventory and questionable content. Which side are you on?
Consumers spend more time with digital vs. traditional media. Digital is magnetic. In the last five years, internet usage has risen by 121%, while offline channels (TV) either declined or remained constant. Key contributors to this growth include increased usage of mobile and social media as well as a shift to more online shopping experiences (nearly two-thirds of consumers shopped online in 2010).
I recently attended a MRCC (Media Research Club of Chicago) event with special guest, Bill Tancer, author of “Click: What Millions of People are Doing Online and Why it Matters.” Mr. Tancer provided a very entertaining and insightful look at online consumer behavior. Read more for a few highlights:
AdAge - ANA Survey: 52% of Marketers Will Ask Agencies to Lower Internal Costs
This article accurately highlights many of the market challenges that agencies and advertisers face today. This quote is very telling: “Though the industry outlook is trending toward stability, marketers need to be careful not to simply rely on short-term answers to solve enduring budget issues.”
CHICAGO, IL – April 4, 2011 — Today, Crain’s Chicago Business officially named Centro Chicago’s “#1 Best Place to Work” ...
As the media landscape evolves and new competitors arise, advertisers are continually fighting through clutter to ensure their voice is heard among consumers. So, how do advertisers develop messages that resonate with consumers?