Digital advertising sometimes gets a bad rap for the expense involved, but there is no denying that, when done correctly, it can bring about powerful results. The thing is digital advertising enables a far wider reach than any form of organic marketing, which is why marketers are so willing to spend on it. The success of digital ads, naturally, depends on how well they are aligned with the needs and wants of the target audience.
Today’s increasing privacy concerns, coupled with the cookie’s demise, means marketers now need to deliver more personalised campaigns, in real-time and at scale. More importantly, they need to demonstrate empathy and present their messaging in brand-safe environments. This is where the power of contextual targeting comes into play. Contextual targeting is a way to target relevant audiences using keywords and topics derived from the content around ad inventory, that doesn’t require a cookie or another
Chatbots continue to get more and more sophisticated and provide a much more seamless experience for site visitors than they did even a year ago. Conversational design is at the heart of every successful chatbot deployment… and every failure. Chatbots are being deployed for automating lead capture and qualification, customer support and frequently asked questions (FAQs), onboarding automation, product recommendations, human resource management and recruiting, surveys and quizzes, booking, and reservations. Expectations of site visitors
As someone who’s made a career out of content, communication, and storytelling, I have a special place in my heart for the role of “context.” What we communicate—whether in business or in our personal lives—becomes relevant to our audience only when they understand the context of the message. Without context, meaning is lost. Without context, audiences get confused about why you’re communicating with them, what they’re supposed to take away, and, ultimately, why your message
Nailed it. That’s what I thought as soon as I saw the image below from MediaPlant’s report sponsored by Microsoft, Dollars, Bits, and Atoms: A Roadmap to the Future of Marketing. It’s a well-thought out and practical look at how technology is evolving to enable more effective marketing strategies. One diagram stood out as we’ve been assisting companies develop their online marketing strategies so I’ve included it below. Marketing is in a state of transition,