The Digital Marketing Landscape

2019 is driving closer and the constant evolution in the advertising landscape continues to change the way we do digital advertising. We’ve already watched some new digital trends, but according to the stats, less than 20% of businesses implemented new trends in their digital advertising strategy in 2018. This faсt causes controversy: we watch the new trends that expect to make waves in the upcoming year, but usually, stick to the old path. 2019 can

How Is Digital Technology Impacting the Creative Landscape

One of the continued themes that I hear about advancements in technology is that it will put jobs at risk. While it may be true within other industries, I seriously doubt that it will have that impact within marketing. Marketers are overwhelmed right now as the number of mediums and channels continues to increase while marketing resources remain static. Technology affords the opportunity to automate repetitive or manual tasks, providing marketers with more time to

The 2018 Native Advertising Technology Landscape Keeps Getting Bigger and Bigger

As mentioned previously in Everything You Need to Know About Artificial Intelligence and Its Impact on PPC, Native, and Display Advertising, this is a two part series of articles focusing on paid media, artificial intelligence and native advertising. I spent the last several months conducting copious amounts of research in these specific areas which culminated into the publication of two free ebooks. The first, Everything You Need to Know About Marketing Analytics and Artificial Intelligence,

Everything You Need to Know About Artificial Intelligence and Its Impact on PPC, Native, and Display Advertising

This year I took on a couple of ambitious tasks. One was part of my professional development, to learn everything I could about artificial intelligence (AI) and marketing, and the other focused on annual native ad tech research, similar to what was presented here last year – the 2017 Native Advertising Technology Landscape. Little did I know at the time, but an entire ebook came out of the subsequent AI research, “Everything You Need to

How Do Ads.txt and Ads.cert Prevent Advertising Fraud?

In a $25 billion industry, $6 billion in fraud isn’t negligable… it’s a direct threat to the industry.  Those stats come from a survey by the Association of National Advertisers, who partnered with digital security company WhiteOps. The automated selection utilizing programmatic advertising platforms hasn’t helped. If you can program targeting algorithms, you can also program systems to attract the advertising. Borrowing from other industries, like email, IAB Labs developed the Ads.txt specification. Ads.txt hopes